By Jonathan Davies

Microsoft has reported profits of $5bn (£3.3bn) in the first three months of 2015, a fall of 12% on the same period last year.

The tech giant said the strength of the US dollar had a "significant impact" on its results.

The results include a $190m charge relating to the cost of reorganising its business following the merge with Nokia.

There was more positive news for Microsoft, however. Sales in its cloud services business doubled and it said the division should generate sales of $6.3bn this year. And there were increases in hardware sales, which include its Xbox games consoles.

Microsoft chief executive Natya Sadella said: "We saw incredible growth across our cloud services this quarter."