Microsoft to Announce Second Quarter Earnings January 22, 2009

Microsoft will announce second quarter earnings (their fiscal year begins July 1) on January 22, 2009.

A live webcast will be available at 2:30pm PST at

It will be interesting to see if anything is said about Cashback and its affect on Live Search. In November came word that the program was working. But a glitch on Black Friday turned some Cashback customers sour.

Still, the program expanded to offer instant Cashback on eBay purchases made via PayPal.

Of course, Microsoft is much more than a search company, but with recent hires coming into the company from Yahoo, we'll be looking for any statements made about search during the call.

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Nathania was a Search Engine Watch news correspondent from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she held positions as Senior Editor at Bold Interactive and Search Marketing Copywriter at Fortune Interactive.