REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. reported Monday that is absorbing a $6.2 billion charge to reflect its inability to produce more revenue from online ad service aQuantive, which it bought for $6.3 billion in 2007.
The noncash charge could saddle Microsoft with a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter ending in June. Results are scheduled to be released July 19.
Since it bought aQuantive, Microsoft's online division has reported losses totaling nearly $9 billion.
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