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eBay reports $3.7B in Q1 2013 revenue, missing expectations even as PayPal revenue rose 18% to $1.5B

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Today eBay reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $$3.7 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.63. The street had expected earnings per share of $0.62, on revenue of 3.8 billion. The company had revenue in the Q1 2012 of $3.3 billion. In the final quarter of 2012,...
eBay reports $3.7B in Q1 2013 revenue, missing expectations even as PayPal revenue rose 18% to $1.5B

Apple exec John Couch meets with Turkish president over possible $4.5B iPad buy

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Apple's Vice President of Education John Couch on Friday sat down with Turkish President Abdullah G?l in a meeting covering a possible education initiative worth $4.5 billion, as well as the incorrect layout of the Turkish "F-keyboard."...
Apple exec John Couch meets with Turkish president over possible $4.5B iPad buy

Google expands venture fund to $300 million, expects growth in deals

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Google has increased the size of Google Ventures’ fund to $300 million annually, up from $200 million, and the firm’s partners said they expect to increase their involvement in later investment rounds as they grow, Reuters first reported Thursday. We've increased our fund by 50% to $300MM a year. We...
Google expands venture fund to $300 million, expects growth in deals
Google expected to earn up to $2.5 billion from auction of Motorola set-top box division
Intel Beats The Street With Q3 Revenues Of $13.5B

Ready for Windows 8? Here comes Microsoft's $1.5B marketing push

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Microsoft needs Windows 8 to do well, really well. And it’s going to spend a pretty penny to make sure businesses and consumers — at the very least — hear about it. According to Forbes, Microsoft plans to spend between $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion on the launch of the...
Ready for Windows 8? Here comes Microsoft's $1.5B marketing push
Clearwire stock jumps 8% on Dish's $5B offer
Building for the Internet of things (and the demise of the client-server model)

Marcel Molina added Annotations Overview

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Annotated tweetsWhen you create a tweet, you can add one or more annotations to that tweet. These annotations represent structured metadata about the tweet. What that metadata contains is up to use. The feature simply provides a structure for how to specify the annotations and retrieve them along with the...
Marcel Molina added Annotations Overview

Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

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Earlier today we reported that the European Commission blessed the Google-Motorola Mobility deal, and we’re learning that the United States has also given its final seal of approval making the deal complete. According to a Reuters reporter, the approval has been giving a few moments ago: All clear! Google-Motorola deal...
Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

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Champagne corks are a-flyin’ this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they’ve just sold their 100 millionth ticket. All in all, that works out to $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales, up from a total of $1B sold by June of last...
Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

Apple reports 25M user growth for iCloud since April, now at 150M users

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Apple’s Peter Oppenheimer reported that the company now has a total of 150M iCloud users, which is up from 125M users in April of this year. That’s a 20% growth in three months, compared to the roughly 17.6% growth in just 21 days earlier this year. That means that iCloud...
Apple reports 25M user growth for iCloud since April, now at 150M users

Court rules Google will get Motorola's $12.5B price back from Microsoft if it waits almost 7,000 years

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In the previous post I published and reported on Judge Robart's historic FRAND rate-setting decision in the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND rate-setting case in the Western District of Washington. After I did this post (I started at 4 AM my time) I went back to sleep again, but then I came...
Court rules Google will get Motorola's $12.5B price back from Microsoft if it waits almost 7,000 years

Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum for $1.5B

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Both Sprint and Dish Network are looking to buy Clearwire, the Bellevue-based wireless broadband operator that’s most coveted for its spectrum holdings. But now there may be another player in the mix. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Verizon Wireless has offered to pay as much as $1.5 billion to...
Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum for $1.5B

Eric Schmidt to reportedly sell off $1.5B of Google stock

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s former CEO and current Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt is reportedly selling off stock worth approximately $1.45 billion “as part of a trading plan that would cut his ownership stake in the Internet giant” from 2.8% to 2.1%. Surely Schmidt’s steeping down from CEO back in April 2011 has had an...
Eric Schmidt to reportedly sell off $1.5B of Google stock

Trickle-Down Web Innovation Breathes New Life Into Enterprise IT

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IBM spends over $1.5B every quarter in research and development (R&D) expenses. SAP? Closer to $700M. Oracle? Assuming we don't count the tens of billions it spends buying other companies, its actual quarterly R&D budget comes in just over $1B - around $900M. Microsoft, which has printed billions of dollars...
Trickle-Down Web Innovation Breathes New Life Into Enterprise IT

Mary Meeker's 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Mary Meeker unveiled her annual Internet Trends report for 2013 today at the D11 Conference, showing robust growth in the number of broadband and mobile users. All that said, there’s still a huge opportunity for smartphone adoption and mobile ad spend. There were more than...
Mary Meeker's 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide

Facebook raises stock offering, shoots for $18.5B with IPO

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Facebook is working to increase the size of its IPO by 85 million shares, an increase could lift the company's upcoming offering to about $18.5 billion....
Facebook raises stock offering, shoots for $18.5B with IPO

Thiel in Talks to Invest in Airbnb at $2.5B Valuation

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Online room rental service Airbnb is in discussions with venture capitalist Peter Thiel about a roughly $150 million investment that would value the company at around $2.5 billion....
Thiel in Talks to Invest in Airbnb at $2.5B Valuation

Facebook finalizes purchase of Instagram, 5B photos shared

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The purchase of Instagram by Facebook has finally completed. The deal, initially worth $1 billion but now slightly devalued, sees staff from Instagram moving into Facebook's offices, with Facebook VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer claiming the company is "committed to building and growing Instagram independently."......
Facebook finalizes purchase of Instagram, 5B photos shared

Apple announces 200M iTunes in the Cloud users

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At today’s iPhone event, Apple announced that there were now some 200M iTunes in the Cloud users. That’s the service that Apple offers to people to play and download their purchased items wherever they are directly from its cloud. As of the July quarter, Apple has some 150M iCloud users,...
Apple announces 200M iTunes in the Cloud users

Targeting Families, Sidebark's Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature

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Want more proof that the private, mobile social networking space is exploding? Today, there comes yet another entrant into the game: an iOS and web application called Sidebark, which targets families and friends interested in sharing photos and videos privately via mobile. Because there are so many of these apps,...
Targeting Families, Sidebark's Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature

Some Evidence The Next iPhone Will Look Just Like The Current iPhone (AAPL)

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Apple's next iPhone will probably look exactly like its current iPhone, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty after reading over Apple's quarterly SEC filing. Here's the key nugget in her report on the state of Apple's gross margins: Lower planned purchases of production equipment sets up for higher iPhone 5S...
Some Evidence The Next iPhone Will Look Just Like The Current iPhone (AAPL)

App Store downloads reach 30B, $5B paid to developers

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The iOS App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has reached the 30 billion download mark, Apple announced on Monday, and $5 billion has been paid out to developers....
App Store downloads reach 30B, $5B paid to developers

Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

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Foursquare has been undergoing a transition over the past year from something of a check-in game to a full-fledged ‘decision service’ along the lines of Yelp. That transition has been accomplished by taking the massive amount of data from its 3.5B check-ins and offering up that value to people ‘searching...
Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

Pinterest reportedly in talks to raise new round of funding with a $2.5b valuation

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The popular online bookmarking and scrapbooking service Pinterest is reportedly in talks with investors to raise a new round of funding. According to The Wall Street Journal, sources have told it that the potential round has the company valued at between $2 billion and $2.5 billion. Pinterest has raised $138...
Pinterest reportedly in talks to raise new round of funding with a $2.5b valuation

Huawei ups R&D budget to $4.5b, focuses on gesture control

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Chinese mobile hardware maker Huawei has boosted its research and development budget to $4.5 billion for this year, representing a 20 percent increase from 2011, ComputerWorld reported. The money will go towards introducing new technologies to smartphones, including inexpensive cloud storage and gesture control. The tech would use the front...
Huawei ups R&D budget to $4.5b, focuses on gesture control

AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

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AT&T has just released its Q3 2012 earnings report — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.5 billion (which is essentially flat year-over-year) and earnings of $0.61 per share as opposed to last quarter’s $0.66 per share. That’s a 5 percent increase year over year. But perhaps more importantly,...
AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

Apple reports $54.5b revenue Q1 2013 results: 47.8m iPhones, 22.9m iPads, 4.1m Macs, 12.7m iPods

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As promised, Apple has announced its Q1 2013 results. This quarter is the most recent holiday quarter. The quarter followed the launches of the iPhone 5, new iPods, new Macs (like the new iMacs and MacBook Pro), and the new iPads (iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad). Apple will hold...
Apple reports $54.5b revenue Q1 2013 results: 47.8m iPhones, 22.9m iPads, 4.1m Macs, 12.7m iPods

Yozma Selling Conduit Stake To Silver Lake At $2.5B Valuation

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Yozma Venture Capital is selling its stake in startup Conduit for a massive return. The story was reported in the Israeli publication Globes, but I’ve confirmed the details with a source who has knowledge of the deal, and who also identified the buyer (described by Globes only as “a large...
Yozma Selling Conduit Stake To Silver Lake At $2.5B Valuation
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