(Bloomberg) -- Earnings from high-profile technology companies last week ranged from uninspiring to downright disastrous. But that didn’t stop traders from scooping up tech stocks ahead of more potential land mines.Most Read from BloombergRussia Can’t Replace the Energy Market Putin BrokeFed Set to Shrink Rate Hikes Again as Inflation SlowsAdani’s Detailed Hindenburg Reply Now Said to Be Post-Share SalePension Funds in Historic Surplus Eye $1 Trillion of Bond-BuyingA Billionaire’s Luxury Develop
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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported earnings this week, and while hardware sales were down, the company's software and cloud business is humming along. Travis Hoium, Jason Hall, and Jon Quast discuss the report and whether this stock is a buy now.