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Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

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For many years, we've talked about just how bogus the numbers are that get thrown around for "losses" and "job losses" due to copyright infringement. And yet they keep getting repeated. Two years ago, we were particularly stunned by a report from the ITC that claimed $48 billion dollars in...
Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: The Motorola Acquisition Ensures Long-Term Sustainable Growth (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Maintaining In A Recovering MarketThe market was selling off after durable goods orders drop the most in three years and housing prices fall, missing expectations this morning. But stock are currently...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: The Motorola Acquisition Ensures Long-Term Sustainable Growth (GOOG)

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Is The Windows Operating System Dying? (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Up With TechThe market was selling off after durable goods orders drop the most in three years and housing prices fall, missing expectations this morning. But stocks are recovering led by...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Is The Windows Operating System Dying? (MSFT)
Pass Go and collect $16M: Zillow acquires real estate HotPads

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Could Shred The Credit Card Companies (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Sideways In Up Market   The markets are up on European bailout optimism despite the miss in consumer confidence. Shares of AAPL are sideways as tech rises. Investors remain focused on iPhone...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Could Shred The Credit Card Companies (AAPL)

Vodafone revenue hit by eurozone crisis

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UK-based mobile phone operator says European revenue from calls, texts and sending data fell 1.6% in Europe in last quarterVodafone has flagged ongoing weakness in the eurozone's worst-hit economies as it warned of revenue declines in Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal.The UK-based mobile phone operator said service revenues - turnover...
Vodafone revenue hit by eurozone crisis

People Say They Care About Their Online Privacy, But Do They Care Enough to Switch?

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The rational response to the question “Do you worry about your privacy online?” is “Yes.” We transmit and share a ton of information about ourselves online these days. A little concern about how companies and governments and other people treat that personal content is a very good thing. The privacy...
People Say They Care About Their Online Privacy, But Do They Care Enough to Switch?

Arm shares jump 4% as chip designer's results beat forecasts despite Apple's disappointment

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Company hails strong performance in first half and says full year figures will meet expectationsApple may have disappointed with its latest earning update overnight, but there were no such worries for one of its key suppliers.Chip designer Arm beat market forecasts for the second quarter with a 23% jump in...
Arm shares jump 4% as chip designer's results beat forecasts despite Apple's disappointment

The 28 Most Valuable Brands In The World

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After an incredible increase in sales, Apple is once again the most valuable brand in the world.  Apple's brand value is $182 billion, an incredible 19 percent increase from last year, according to the list from BrandZ.  BrandZ and Millward Brown Optimor calculated value based on branded earnings and a...
The 28 Most Valuable Brands In The World

Google, Facebook, PayPal and Microsoft join forces to fight phishing

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Google, PayPal, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft, alongside 10 other leading email, security and financial providers, have formed the technical working group, DMARC, in order to reduce email phishing and spam.The DMARC, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, will create internet standards to improve email senders' authentication practices.“Email has changed the...
Google, Facebook, PayPal and Microsoft join forces to fight phishing

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: YouTube Is Doing $2.4 Billion Annually (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Tech  Markets have given back a bit as consumer confidence falls and the Richmond Fed drops. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Google's annual developer conference Google I/O gets...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: YouTube Is Doing $2.4 Billion Annually (GOOG)

Tough for Telefónica as Euro mobile goes down the pan

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There’s no doubt that many European businesses are struggling right now, but it seems the pain is worse for some than it is for others. For example: Spanish operator Telefónica, the world’s third largest mobile firm, seems to be taking a hiding. The company has just reported its latest results,...
Tough for Telefónica as Euro mobile goes down the pan

A $4.7 Million Injection In Green...In Las Vegas

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I remember in 2011 when the New York Times published a piece saying that green product sales were getting hit by the recession. Maybe this was true for some of the larger brands, such as the Clorox Green Works Brand, which was at one point accused of greenwashing. But...
A $4.7 Million Injection In Green...In Las Vegas

VIDEO: Could virtual cash replace money?

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Virtual currency Bitcoin has trebled in value, as the financial crisis in Cyprus and beyond shakes consumer confidence in traditional banks....
VIDEO: Could virtual cash replace money?

Google, Facebook, and PayPal team up to fight phishing

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Tech heavyweights are coming together to stand behind DMARC, a new system announced today that could block phishing emails before they ever reach your inbox. “We’ve been active in the leadership of the DMARC group for almost two years, and now that Gmail and several other large mail senders...
Google, Facebook, and PayPal team up to fight phishing

Tech firms raise over $32m following China earthquake, with Apple and Samsung leading donation efforts

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Samsung and Apple are among the tech companies to provide more than RMB 200 million ($32 million) in donations following an earthquake in Sichuan, China, yesterday. The companies have responded to the quake which is estimated to have left more than 200 people dead or missing, 11,800 injured and  upwards of 100,000 homeless. Sina...
Tech firms raise over $32m following China earthquake, with Apple and Samsung leading donation efforts

Nielsen: Internet Ads In Q1 Grew By 12.1% While Magazines Declined 1.4%

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When it comes to revenue generation, online advertising may still be one of the smaller of all ad mediums, but it remains the fastest-growing. , outpacing other non-print formats like TV, radio and cinema — as well as printed advertising formats like newspapers and magazines. New numbers out today from...
Nielsen: Internet Ads In Q1 Grew By 12.1% While Magazines Declined 1.4%
Chevy Volt production to be stopped for five weeks due to poor sales

THE APPLE INVESTOR: There May Be An Issue With iPad Supply (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Down With Markets  The markets are down to end the week as consumer confidence misses and Europe remains weak. Shares of AAPL are off ~1%. This comes after yesterday's break with the...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: There May Be An Issue With iPad Supply (AAPL)
The trouble with NFC: it needs cooperation to succeed

Online Holiday Spending Stumbles Over Fiscal Cliff

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Feel free to blame Congress’s indecision about how to resolve the fiscal cliff problem for the softer-than-expected holiday shopping season. Nicolas Raymond / Freestock According to comScore’s final tally for the November-December shopping season, spending for the two-month period totaled $42.3 billion, a 14 percent increase over 2011. “This year’s...
Online Holiday Spending Stumbles Over Fiscal Cliff

THE APPLE INVESTOR: The iPad Is The New TV (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Up As Market Rises  The bull market enters its fourth year this week as consumer confidence breaks out. Shares of AAPL continue to climb. Investors will be looking for the new...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: The iPad Is The New TV (AAPL)
Consolidation Hits UK Local Sites: Zoopla Buys UpMyStreet, Folds It Into Its Own Property Pages

Microchip Giant ARM Reports Q2 Earnings: Sales £136M, Net Profit £39.4M, EPS Of £3.58; 'Record Order Backlog'

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ARM Holdings — supplier of microchips for Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, Samsung’s Galaxy line and soon technology for Microsoft’s Windows 8 devices — continues to report strong results while riding the wireless device boom and expanding to newer areas. The company reported Q2 earnings (ended June 30) of £135.5...
Microchip Giant ARM Reports Q2 Earnings: Sales £136M, Net Profit £39.4M, EPS Of £3.58; 'Record Order Backlog'

Global Internet Ad Spend Sees Double-Digit Growth, Outpaces Other Media

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With consumer confidence up and brands looking to reconnect, spending on advertising is on the rise—around the globe and across media types. TV, newspapers, radio, outdoor, Internet, and cinema all saw an increase in ad spend in the beginning of 2012 compared to last year, according to Nielsen’s quarterly Global...
Global Internet Ad Spend Sees Double-Digit Growth, Outpaces Other Media
Analysts: Office 365 is a win for consumers. For businesses, it's not so clear

FTSE ends week 100 points lower despite Obama win and Greek austerity bill approval

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Worries about US fiscal cliff and Greek bailout delay leave investors nervous at end of momentous weekA successful resolution to two major events - the US election and parliamentary approval for Greece's austerity measures - were meant to give leading shares a lift this week.But even though Barack Obama was...
FTSE ends week 100 points lower despite Obama win and Greek austerity bill approval

THE APPLE INVESTOR: The Rise Of Apple's Monopoly (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Off In A Choppy Market  The market is trading sideways, currently spiking, as consumer confidence rockets past expectations.  Shares of AAPL are off. Next month, Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: The Rise Of Apple's Monopoly (AAPL)

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
Microsoft Says Windows Phone 8 Support Ends July 2014, Still No Official Successor Announced
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