Microsoft http://apr.org en A First As A Public Company, Microsoft Reports Quarterly Loss http://apr.org/post/first-public-company-microsoft-reports-quarterly-loss Microsoft made a $6.2 billion accounting adjustment this quarter that threw it into negative territory for the first time as a public company, the AP reports.<p>Microsoft took the charge mostly based on the acquisition of aQuantive, an online advertising company Microsoft acquired in 2007.<p>As MSNBC reports, the "charge was an acknowledgement that the company's struggling online services division — which lost about half a billion dollars in the previous quarter — is a significant financial drag on the company." Microsoft, remember, is the owner of the search engine Bing.<p><a href="http://www Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:37:31 +0000 National Public Media 14860 at http://apr.org A First As A Public Company, Microsoft Reports Quarterly Loss