What You Need to Know: Earnings From 4 Top Tech Stocks

At The Motley Fool, we know our readers like to be informed. Here's a quick look at today's most relevant financial news, boiled down to what you need to know. In today's video, we cover four of the leading tech companies, which released earnings yesterday after the market closed:

  • Intel (NAS: INTC) stood out on revenue of $13.9 billion for the quarter.

  • Google's (NAS: GOOG) earnings failed to wow, coming in below analysts' estimates in a rare miss for the search giant.

  • IBM (NYS: IBM) showed a profit of $5.49 billion for its fourth quarter, while Microsoft's (NAS: MSFT) revenue of $20.9 billion was in line with expectations for its second quarter.

  • Beyond tech, it was a mixed bag for General Electric (NYS: GE) as earnings dipped 18%, despite GE's industrial businesses showing growth in emerging markets.

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