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Microsoft, IBM Struggle to Manage Mobile-Computing Shift

Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp., two architects of the U.S. computer industry, are feeling the pain as consumers and businesses flock to mobile devices.

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, yesterday reported no growth in Windows sales in its latest quarter, after accounting for upgrades sold in the past. IBM is struggling to boost hardware sales as more companies let employees use their own devices at work. Meanwhile Google Inc., which is expanding beyond its search-engine roots with Android software for smartphones and tablets, is keeping pace with the shift, reporting better-than-projected profits from mobile advertising.