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Apple’s Q2: $39.2B revenue, $13.06B profit with $12.30EPS, 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads sold

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Apple today announced its earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2012. Apple’s revenue amounted to $39.2B in Q1. With earnings of $13.87 per share. The company’s net profit in Q1 was $11.6B. The numbers beat industry estimates but were down from the company’s previous record quarter. Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8...
Apple’s Q2: $39.2B revenue, $13.06B profit with $12.30EPS, 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads sold

Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

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Sprint followed through on its bid to buy the remaining portion of Clearwire that it doesn’t own, spending $2.2 billion or $2.97 per share, the operator announced Monday. The deal by Sprint, which already owned 51.7 percent of Clearwire, values the 4G provider at about $10 billion, including net debt and...
Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won't Buy STMicro's Stake

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Earlier this week European Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke in platitudes about how the EU would be putting more effort into kick-starting the region’s hardware industry — to create the ‘Airbus of chips.’ Her words seem particularly ironic (and possibly more empty) today, as the world’s largest telecoms company, Ericsson, admitted...
Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won't Buy STMicro's Stake

Morgan Stanley Upgrades Netflix, Says Amazon Isn't A Direct Threat (NFLX, AMZN)

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Netflix stock boasts one of the ugliest charts you'll ever see. However, at least one analyst thinks it's finally time to buy. Morgan Stanley's Scott Devitt raised Netflix to "overweight" this morning while maintaining his $85 price target, which represents an upside opportunity of almost 30 percent. "Why now?" writes...
Morgan Stanley Upgrades Netflix, Says Amazon Isn't A Direct Threat (NFLX, AMZN)

comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

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With record traffic numbers and spending increases in multiple corners of the world, it’s no big surprise that retail e-commerce is still growing. In fact, 2012 was a record year, with $186.2 billion in retail e-commerce sales. The latest figures come from comScore, which says 2012 was actually a 15...
comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

Meg Whitman Outlines HP's 5-Year Recovery Plan, Promises Growth By 2015

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Hewlett-Packard was once the king of Silicon Valley. Not anymore. After years of executive turnover, the company has lost its soul although the money keeps pouring in. Meg Whitman intends to right the massive HP ship and just outlined an ambitious five-year plan that promises new products by financial year...
Meg Whitman Outlines HP's 5-Year Recovery Plan, Promises Growth By 2015

Student publishes a new Shakespeare text

www.guardian.co.uk
We're not talking First Folio, mind. This is the world of 2b r nt 2b - but with the highest of motivesWilliam Shakespeare's reputation has little to fear from history, but even so it's nice to know that he has got a Yorkshire student at Northumbria university on his side.If...
Student publishes a new Shakespeare text

Dell privatization finalized, includes $2B Microsoft loan

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Dell is being withdrawn from public sale and will become a privately held company. A definitive merger agreement signed today sees company founder, chairman, and CEO Michael Dell partnering with technology investment firm Silver Lake to acquire the company. The transaction is valued at approximately $24.4 billion.......
Dell privatization finalized, includes $2B Microsoft loan

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You can't even begin to imagine how awesome WolframAlpha is.. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3+eggs+%2B+2+tbsp+blue+cheese

Update: Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B

www.computerworld.com
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Yammer, a maker of cloud-based enterprise social networking (ESN) software, for US$1.2 billion [b] in cash, a deal rumored to be in the works for the past week and a half....
Update: Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B

Microsoft writes off $6.2B for failed aQuantive acquisition

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Microsoft is taking a hefty goodwill writedown for its 2007 purchase of aQuantive. The acquisition didn't deliver the ROI the software giant hoped for -- to put it mildly. [Read more]...
Microsoft writes off $6.2B for failed aQuantive acquisition
Microsoft Paid $1.2B for Yammer, But You Can Have It for Free

Nokia buys controlling stake of Nokia Siemens Networks for $2.2b

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That didn't take long -- just hours after Bloomberg reported that Nokia was planning to buy out its German partner, the two firms have made it official: Nokia Seimens Networks is about to become a fully owned subsidiary of Espoo. Developing... Filed under: Mobile Comments Source: The Next Web...
Nokia buys controlling stake of Nokia Siemens Networks for $2.2b

Sprint looks to raise another $2b for LTE, Clearwire

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Sprint announced that it would issue corporate bonds worth approximately $2 billion in a private sale. The company hinted that the proceeds of the sale might be used to support "network expansion and modernization and potential funding of Clearwire Corporation," among other uses. Clearwire has been seeking additional investment as...
Sprint looks to raise another $2b for LTE, Clearwire
Cisco buys cloud network company Meraki for sky-high amount of $1.2B

Apple’s Q2 2012: $11.6B In Profit, $39.2B In Revenue, 35.1M iPhones Sold

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Apple has just posted their Q2 2012 financials, and revealed that over the last 14 weeks the company has pulled in $11.6 billion in profit on $39.2 billion in revenue, which breaks down to $12.30 per share. Analysts expected earnings of $10.02 per share on $36.81 billion in revenue. Apple...
Apple’s Q2 2012: $11.6B In Profit, $39.2B In Revenue, 35.1M iPhones Sold
As Marissa Mayer Annoys Investors By Keeping $4.2B In Dividends, YHOO Is Down 5.4%

Yahoo profit continues to fall, revenues slip to $1.2B

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Just one day after signing on a new CEO, Yahoo has disclosed quarterly financial information that points to stagnating revenues and a continued decline in profits. Year-over-year revenues shrank by one percent to $1.22 billion, while profits fell by 4.2 percent to $228.5 million.......
Yahoo profit continues to fall, revenues slip to $1.2B

Amazon’s Q1 2012: Revenue Up 34 Percent To $13.2B, Net Income Down 35 Percent

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Amazon just reported earnings for the first quarter of 2012. Net sales increased 34% to $13.18 billion in the first quarter, compared with $9.86 billion in first quarter 2011. Net income decreased 35% to $130 million in the first quarter, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with net income of...
Amazon’s Q1 2012: Revenue Up 34 Percent To $13.2B, Net Income Down 35 Percent

Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell comes with strings

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As part of Microsoft's loan of $2 billion to a group trying to buy PC maker Dell, the two companies must modify the payment terms of Dell's current agreements with Microsoft, a document filed with U.S. regulators said....
Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell comes with strings

In praise of … tweets | Editorial

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UK tweeters – and there are now 10 million – have discovered myriad ways in which less is more#JustSaying, but when we first hailed Twitter in 2007, many doubters were withering about another electronic outlet for compulsive communicators – with a 140-character limit to guarantee they could relay nothing tastier...
In praise of … tweets | Editorial

What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

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Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category. Certainly all this is true, as Yammer is a very simple and...
What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell buyout group involves new Windows license deal

arstechnica.com
The terms of Microsoft's $2 billion loan into the war chest of Denali Holdings, the Dell private buyout entity led by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, are now public record. Microsoft's money was key in raising the $24.4 billion required to finalize the offer for Dell, but it's possible...
Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell buyout group involves new Windows license deal

Facebook posts $1.2B in Q2 revenue, beating expectations

www.electronista.com
Facebook has released its second quarter financial results, posting $1.18 billion in revenue for the company's first disclosures since its May IPO. The vast majority of the company's revenue came from advertising, which fetched $992 million and marked a 28 percent increase over the same quarter last year.......
Facebook posts $1.2B in Q2 revenue, beating expectations

Microsoft Completes Its $1.2B Yammer Acquisition

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Microsoft just announced that it has now officially completed the acquisition of Yammer, the four-year-old social networking company for enterprises. All the closing conditions have now been met and the Yammer team will now officially join the Microsoft Office Division. After weeks of rumors, the $1.2 billion acquisition was first...
Microsoft Completes Its $1.2B Yammer Acquisition

Dell looks to cut $2B in costs over next three years

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Dell on Wednesday said it wants to cut US$2 billion in costs over the next three years as the company moves a larger part of the business toward the enterprise to increase profitability....
Dell looks to cut $2B in costs over next three years
HP Beats Expectations With Revenue of $28.36B, $1.2B Earnings And EPS Of $0.82 For Q1 2013
Dell to cut $2B in costs over 3 years, will pay out dividend

Huawei to invest $2B in U.K. amid ongoing 'spying' claims

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While Huawei faces allegations of links to Beijing, the U.K. is ignoring its closest ally, the U.S., and welcoming the firm's $2 billion investment with open arms. [Read more]...
Huawei to invest $2B in U.K. amid ongoing 'spying' claims

Apple earnings, 2Q12: $39.2B revenue; 35.1M iPhones sold

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Apple’s second quarter earnings are out, and it’s a doozy: $39.2 billion revenue with 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads sold....
Apple earnings, 2Q12: $39.2B revenue; 35.1M iPhones sold
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