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Dell ponies up $2.4B to buy Quest Software

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Dell wins a bidding war for Quest and now builds out its software unit with an eye on everything from identity management to data center tools to database administration. [Read more]...
Dell ponies up $2.4B to buy Quest Software

Forrester: U.S. Online Holiday Sales Will Grow 15 Percent This Year To $68.4B

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After comScore predicted a very healthy holiday shopping season for online retailers yesterday, Forrester is joining in, reporting that this holiday season is expected to generate $68.4 billion in US online sales. That’s a 15% increase over 2011′s total and 3% higher than the expected overall annual online retail growth...
Forrester: U.S. Online Holiday Sales Will Grow 15 Percent This Year To $68.4B
Game acquisitions set new record at $4B in 2012, but investments tumble 57 percent
With 36M subscribers & 4B hours watched, Netflix investors are pleased with its Q1

Samsung's Q4 2012 sets new record: Profit up 89% YoY to $8.3b, revenue hits $52.4b

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Samsung announced its Q4 2012 financial results today and, as expected, they are impressive. Consolidated operating profit over the three-month period hit a new record of 8.84 trillion won (circa $8.3 billion), from revenue of 56.06 trillion won (approximately $52.4 billion). The firm saw its profit increase 10 percent on the...
Samsung's Q4 2012 sets new record: Profit up 89% YoY to $8.3b, revenue hits $52.4b

Dell revenue slips to $14.4B, profit down 33%

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Dell has announced its fiscal-year 2013 first-quarter results on Tuesday, as the continuing skid in profits continues. Quarterly revenue was down four percent from a year ago to $14.4 billion. Profit continues to fall and dropped a staggering 33 percent to $635 million. The consumer division continues to weigh down...
Dell revenue slips to $14.4B, profit down 33%

eBay's Q3: Thanks To Marketplace And PayPal Growth, Revenue Up 15 Percent To $3.4B

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eBay just released Q3 earnings this afternoon, reporting earnings per share of $0.55 on revenue of $3.4 billion. Analysts expected EPS of $0.54 and revenue of $3.4 billion for Q3 2012. The company reported third quarter net income on a GAAP basis of $597 million, or $0.45 per diluted share,...
eBay's Q3: Thanks To Marketplace And PayPal Growth, Revenue Up 15 Percent To $3.4B

News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

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News Corporation has just reported its quarterly earnings. For Q4 it had revenues of $8.4 billion with earnings per share of $0.32, down compared to the year before (Q4 2011 the company reported revenues of $9 billion). The earnings per share met analysts expectations, but revenues fell short, with analysts expecting...
News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

Apple Made $22 Billion In Revenue On Developing World In 2011, Just $1.4B in 2007

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CEO Tim Cook described Apple’s conquest of the developing world today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. He explained “In 2007, and we didn’t launch the iPhone outside the U.S. until 2008, Apple’s revenue combined from greater China and several other parts of asia, India, Eastern Europe, the...
Apple Made $22 Billion In Revenue On Developing World In 2011, Just $1.4B in 2007

Verizon's Q4 2013 Sees Revenues Miss At $29.4B, EPS Beat At $0.68, Now Has 98.9M Total Customers

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Verizon reported its Q4 2013 earnings today, including revenue for the quarter of $29.4B and EPS of $0.68. The results were mixed, topping expectations in terms of earnings per share, and falling slightly below prediction in terms of revenue estimates, according to Yahoo!’s analyst consensus. Total revenues were up 4.2 percent...
Verizon's Q4 2013 Sees Revenues Miss At $29.4B, EPS Beat At $0.68, Now Has 98.9M Total Customers

HDD Pricewatch: Seagate and WD set profit records, drive prices to remain high

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Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware that earnings from tech companies this past quarter weren’t all that great. AMD and Intel both eked out a profit, but the slowing US economy, consumer uncertainty, and weak demand in Europe all took a toll on industry earnings. With millions...
HDD Pricewatch: Seagate and WD set profit records, drive prices to remain high
T-Mobile USA details LTE 'challenger strategy': $4b investment, but more spectrum still needed
Microsoft hits record $17.4B revenue, $6.4B income for fiscal third quarter

Metrics Watch: What does Square's $4B in transactions really mean?

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Startup Square won some great press after announcing it's processing $4B a year. It's not as terrific as it seems. [Read more]...
Metrics Watch: What does Square's $4B in transactions really mean?

Digital Health In 2012: $1.4B Raised, Up 45% Y/Y; Qualcomm Most Prolific Of 179 Investors, Castlight Scored Largest Round

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As CES 2013 gets underway, it finds the Quantified Self movement to be a far more crowded market than a year ago, but as Matt Burns pointed out recently, the market is still hungry for smarter devices and there is “plenty of room” for startups to go beyond movement and...
Digital Health In 2012: $1.4B Raised, Up 45% Y/Y; Qualcomm Most Prolific Of 179 Investors, Castlight Scored Largest Round
Dell bets on enterprise with $2.4B Quest Software buy
Sprint stock on the rise after announcing $1.4B loss, 1.5M iPhones sold

Samsung to spend $4B on overhauling Austin chip plant

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Samsung has announced that it will spend roughly $4 billion overhauling its chip manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, Reuters reports. The company plans to renovate is current production line there and boost system chip production. The money follows a $1.98 billion investment in a new chip plant in the company's...
Samsung to spend $4B on overhauling Austin chip plant
Another Dell investor lashes out against the $24.4B buyout
Sony's earnings no longer look terrible -- still expects $1.4B profit for fiscal 2012
Google: Motorola's patents were just $5.5B of $12.4B price
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

App Stores In Q1 2013 Hauled In $2.2B In Sales On 13.4B Downloads, Google/Apple Duopoly Leading The Way: Canalys

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Apple’s App Store and Goole Play on Android continue to set the pace for the overall performance and fortunes of mobile apps worldwide, while BlackBerry and Microsoft’s Windows Phone remain “distant challengers.” Figures out today from Canalys note that in Q1 2013, the four top app stores worldwide collectively accounted...
App Stores In Q1 2013 Hauled In $2.2B In Sales On 13.4B Downloads, Google/Apple Duopoly Leading The Way: Canalys

Apple Stores Continue To Be A Juggernaut, With $4.4B In Revenue, 85M Visitors To Stores In Q2

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Apple just reported its second quarter earnings, revealing that the revenue from its Apple Stores was at 4.4 billion , an increase of 38 percent year over year. Apple stores were responsible for a little over 10% of its total $39.2 billion revenue (with $11.6B in profit). Apple CEO Tim...
Apple Stores Continue To Be A Juggernaut, With $4.4B In Revenue, 85M Visitors To Stores In Q2
Facebook dealt out $1.4b to app developers in 2011, mostly to Zynga

Carl Icahn proposes alternative to $24.4B Dell buyout deal

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The activist investor has teamed up with Southeastern Asset Management to offer an alternative to the current $24.4 billion offer. [Read more]...
Carl Icahn proposes alternative to $24.4B Dell buyout deal

U.S. Online Holiday Spending To Jump 17 Percent To $43.4B; Consumers Already Spent $10.1B

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comScore is reporting its annual holiday retail e-commerce spending data. Already for the first 18 days of the November – December 2012 holiday season, $10.1 billion has been spent online, a 16 percent increase from last year. Thursday, November 8 has been the heaviest online spending day of the season...
U.S. Online Holiday Spending To Jump 17 Percent To $43.4B; Consumers Already Spent $10.1B

As Retail E-Commerce Sees Three Billion Dollar-Plus Days In The Past Week, Online Holiday Sales Jump 15 Percent To $20.4B

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We’ve been wowed by the record breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending data, but it looks like consumers are continuing to spend online for holiday shopping. comScore says that retail e-commerce spending for the first 30 days of the November–December 2012 holiday season amounts to $20.4 billion, which is...
As Retail E-Commerce Sees Three Billion Dollar-Plus Days In The Past Week, Online Holiday Sales Jump 15 Percent To $20.4B

Google: Motorola patents and technology worth $5.5B of $12.4B acquisition

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal today citing an SEC filing noted Google has put an exact value on the patents acquired in its purchase of Motorola Mobility. In the filing, Google claimed “patents and developed technology” acquired in the deal were valued at $5.5 billion, less than...
Google: Motorola patents and technology worth $5.5B of $12.4B acquisition

Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has visited Apple, Google and Microsoft in the run-up to a tender for 10.6 million tablets for use in Turkish schools as part of a major modernization program in which textbooks will be replaced by tablets and chalkboards by electronic whiteboards … The FATIH...
Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools
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