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Microsoft and Google Earnings Blog Recap

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tech heavyweights Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) and Google (GOOG) reported their fourth, and second, quarter results, respectively, after market close, as earnings season is in full force.

Microsoft reported numbers which pleased Wall Street, as shares rose following the results. The Redmond, Wash.-based Dow component had fourth-quarter non-GAAP earnings of $6.93 billion, or 73 cents per share.

Microsoft also spoke about the forthcoming launch of Windows 8 and Office 2013. Microsoft confirmed earlier this week the eagerly-anticipated product will be available on Oct. 26.

Google investors rewarded the company after the search giant had strong second-quarter results .

Excluding items, Google earned $10.12 a share on $8.36 billion in revenue in the June-ended period, up from $8.74 in the prior year's quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking for earnings of $10.04 a share on $8.41 billion in revenue.

The tech giant's second-quarter results are also its first since clinching its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in May. Motorola generated $1.25 billion in revenue for the quarter.

Google shares were rising 2.69% to $609.02 in pre-market, while Microsoft shares were up 1.26% to $31.05.

-- Written by James Rogers, Chris Ciaccia and Nathalie Pierrepont in New York.

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