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Panasonic will cut another 10,000 jobs by March, won't dodge a $10 billion annual loss

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Despite the recent uptick in its profits and the fact that it has already deleted 36,000 names from its payroll, Panasonic says it'll have to cut another 10,000 jobs by March of next year. The maker of the Lumix GH3, huge 8K plasmas and much else that is desirable,...
Panasonic will cut another 10,000 jobs by March, won't dodge a $10 billion annual loss

Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

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Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of Sony’s movie and music businesses. According to a report by Bloomberg, citing a June 17 letter from Third Point to Sony...
Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

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Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive, Michigan's favorite EV battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy. It has also announced the sale of its main business units to rival Johnson Controls in a deal pegged at $125 million...
A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

Framework and Matrix: The Five Ways Companies Organize for Social Business

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Yesterday’s webinar, you can view all slides (including these graphics below, and recording) on getting your company ready for social included a section on organizational models. I wanted to share more in the usual web strategy matrix style as 5 minutes on a webinar isn’t really enough to do a...
Framework and Matrix: The Five Ways Companies Organize for Social Business

Microsoft's cloud vision: Why Azure is the linchpin of the firm's new 'devices and services' strategy

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TNW was fortunate to recently interview Satya Nadella, head of Microsoft’s Server and Tools division. During the course of the discussion, Microsoft’s cloud strategy, the origins of Azure, the coming migration of SkyDrive, and how the company interacts with startups via its partnerships and offerings were discussed. The following post...
Microsoft's cloud vision: Why Azure is the linchpin of the firm's new 'devices and services' strategy

The United States of Big Data

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By Rachael King Even the U.S. government is getting in on so-called big data. Today, the Obama administration said it would make $200 million in new research and development investments to glean insights from large and complex collections of digital data. The government said it also would try to expand...
The United States of Big Data

7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog, BothSidesoftheTable. I recently wrote a blog post in which I pointed out that many investors and advisors discourage enterprise startups from having a professional services (PS) business and...
7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup

Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

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Merging the worlds of big data and cloud computing, Red Hat, Hortonworks and Hadoop integrator Mirantis are jointly building a software program, called Savanna, that will make it easier to deploy Apache Hadoop on an OpenStack cloud service.The software will "allow Hadoop to take advantage of the scale-out storage...
Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

Making a Case for Network Virtualization

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Image copyright Johannes KorneliusAt the beginning of this century, server virtualization burst onto the IT scene and changed the way modern IT organizations think about server hardware. The basic concept behind server virtualization is that multiple “virtual” servers can be run on a single physical server. This consolidation of servers...
Making a Case for Network Virtualization

Facebook Reorg May Pave The Way For More Acquisitions

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Mike Brown, director of corporate development at Twitter, thinks that Facebook's recent reorganization was done to make acquisitions easier. Brown was Facebook's corporate development manager in charge of talent acquisition for two years. Back in December, after Brown left, Facebook announced its reorganization to focus on key products with integrated...
Facebook Reorg May Pave The Way For More Acquisitions

Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

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HP shares are climbing today after HP revealed in SEC documents that it's looking to dump some of its weaker business units. But investors shouldn't think this means HP will sell or spin off its PC business. Nor will it dump its troubled Autonomy unit, according to IDC market research...
Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

HP To Cut 9,000 Jobs By October (HPQ)

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Here's a little tidbit that HP's CFO Cathie Lesjak slipped in during the company's analyst conference call: 9,000 jobs will be cut in HP's fiscal year 2012. That ends on October 30, or about five months from now. HP said yesterday that it will be cutting 8% of its workforce...
HP To Cut 9,000 Jobs By October (HPQ)

Want a better/greener/more agile data center? Use the data.

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Job one of someone operating a data center is keeping it online. At the Structure Data event in New York City, three women responsible in some way for keeping the data centers of Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and Facebook online discussed how they gathered the info needed to prepare their data...
Want a better/greener/more agile data center? Use the data.
Startup Connection Cloud aims to free your SaaS data

Today in Tech: Why Facebook will never be the social graph to rule them all

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Also: HP may sell off underperforming business units; sayonara, netbooks! Trying to be the one true social graph is like trying to hold water in your first [HUNTER WALK/ELAPSED TIME] I think Facebook has always understood that different services would want different graphs. Wasn't that the whole idea behind Facebook Connect...
Today in Tech: Why Facebook will never be the social graph to rule them all

Malaysia-based digital content firms Catcha Media and Says.com announce $20 million merger

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Malaysia-based digital media companies Catcha Media and Says.com have announced a $20 million merger deal that will seem them combine to become one of the largest Internet advertising groups in the country. Catcha Media, which specialises in online advertising, digital content and e-commerce solutions, says it will merge two of its business units with...
Malaysia-based digital content firms Catcha Media and Says.com announce $20 million merger

COO Artie Minson Could Exit Aol, Patch Issues To Blame?

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Aol Chief Operating Officer Arthur “Artie” Minson could be departing the company soon, we’re hearing, possibly over how the company has been handling hyperlocal news site Patch. A spokesperson declined to comment for this story, Minson hasn’t returned my call, and our sources say that it’s not a done deal....
COO Artie Minson Could Exit Aol, Patch Issues To Blame?

HP's PC Employees Fear For Their Jobs (HPQ)

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We've been reporting that HP's Enterprise Services group is a major target for HP's massive layoffs. But an employee just told us that employees are bracing for big cuts in the U.S. PC group (Personal Systems Group), too. "While I'm still firmly convinced the majority of the cuts will be...
HP's PC Employees Fear For Their Jobs (HPQ)

Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

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Fresh off the leaked Windows Phone 8 news that seemed to signal the end of Zune as we know it, Microsoft has a new deal out that seems to paint a very different picture. Let’s go back a few days to the leaked Windows Phone 8 news, and what it...
Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies

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iRobot has been branching out from its traditional household and military robots for quite a while, and it looks like it's now officially embracing those activities as a core part of its business. The company announced a reorganization (or "strategic realignment") today that will see it comprised of three...
iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies

The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

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There’s good reason that Dell, HP and the other major brand server vendors are rushing to build clouds of their own. It’s increasingly obvious that big cloud infrastructure providers — which used to be the biggest customers of these server makers — are contracting out more of their server manufacturing...
The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

It's Time for an Internal Memo: Dibble Takes Over All Tech at Yahoo

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Even though he is interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn just made a significant change in Yahoo’s tech organization, putting David Dibble in charge of both central technology and core platforms. Previously, Dibble had been running technology and operations. The move puts everything from Yahoo’s vast databases to its infrastructure that...
It's Time for an Internal Memo: Dibble Takes Over All Tech at Yahoo

There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

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Being among the best in your industry in digital has been shown by a Capgemini Consulting/MIT report to significantly boost profits. So how do you get there? According to Didier Bonnet, Capgemini's Global Practice manager, it's not the common narrative, that young, tech savvy leaders promote technology from the bottom...
There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

HP's imaging / printing group combines with PC group, Printing and Personal Systems Group emerges

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Rumor had it, and rumor was right. This morning, HP officially announced an organizational realignment that's set to "improve performance and drive profitable growth across the entire HP portfolio." Corporate speak, sure, but what's happening is that the Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Personal Systems Group (PSG) are...
HP's imaging / printing group combines with PC group, Printing and Personal Systems Group emerges

Managing the Costs and Complexities of a Cloud-Based Infrastructure

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The complexities that come with cloud computing go way beyond interoperability issues. Cost is a significant factor as is performance. What's emerging from these forces are new services such as Digital Fuel and Nimsoft that are designed to bring meaning to the costs and the performance issues that come with...
Managing the Costs and Complexities of a Cloud-Based Infrastructure

Slow Windows 8 Sales Hurt Intel (INTC, MSFT)

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Intel accidentally dropped its quarterly earnings report a few minutes before the stock market closed today. Fortunately, it was a solid-enough quarter, beating some expectations and missing on others. Intel is trading up about 2% after hours. Intel reported $0.48 in earnings per share versus expectations of $0.45, thanks to...
Slow Windows 8 Sales Hurt Intel (INTC, MSFT)
Exclusive: CloudFoundry’s founder debuts Apcera with $2.2M in funding
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China's Tencent beats the street with Q2 revenues of $1.7bn but quarterly growth slows

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Tencent, China’s largest Internet firm, continued to show impressive growth after revealing figures for its second quarter of 2012, which included total revenue of $1.7 billion, up 9.1 percent QoQ (56 percent YoY), and profit of $491.8 million, up 5 percent QoQ (32.7 percent YoY). While it beat the street’s analysis, both...
China's Tencent beats the street with Q2 revenues of $1.7bn but quarterly growth slows

Nokia lowers Q1 2012 outlook despite ‘early momentum with Lumia’

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Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia this morning announced that it has lowered its first-quarter 2012 outlook for the key Devices & Services unit. Press release is below, we’re digging through it and updating this post. Difficult financial performance reflects company in transition Positive early momentum in Lumia smartphone strategy Nokia...
Nokia lowers Q1 2012 outlook despite ‘early momentum with Lumia’
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