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George Osborne's 4G wheeze backfires | Larry Elliott

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The chancellor's short-term political stunt to wrongfoot Ed Balls in the autumn statement does not look nearly so clever nowGeorge Osborne has been left with egg on his face as a result of the 4G auction. What looked like one heck of a wheeze at the time of the autumn...
George Osborne's 4G wheeze backfires | Larry Elliott
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Nikon nudges Q2 net earnings to $203 million, DSLR and mirrorless cams get all the credit

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Nikon might be treading water in Q2 2013 (its fiscal year is time-shifted) with a slight gain to $203 million from Q1, but in the current imaging market climate, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Revenue fell $200 million to $3 billion for the period, which Nikon attributed to...
Nikon nudges Q2 net earnings to $203 million, DSLR and mirrorless cams get all the credit

Power to tweeter Ashley Cole but Kevin Sinfield is a true folk hero | Martin Kelner

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The Chelsea defender's tweet spoke for the common man but the Leeds Rhinos captain revealed class on and off the pitchAshley Cole, Man of the People. Overstatement maybe, but his muscular response to the FA's comments about him undoubtedly chimed with the mood of the nation like nothing he has...
Power to tweeter Ashley Cole but Kevin Sinfield is a true folk hero | Martin Kelner

Salaries decrease in Q1, but small companies still thriving

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It looks like we’ve slowed down a bit in our economic recession revival. After three consecutive quarters of substantial wage increases, salaries fell slightly during the first quarter of 2013. That’s according to Seattle-based salary data company PayScale, which found that U.S. earnings fell 0.1 percent from Q4 2012. But still, wages were...
Salaries decrease in Q1, but small companies still thriving
Mobile LTE subscribers expected to double by 2014
Apple invests $304 million to add 3,600 new jobs in Austin, Texas

Letters: Google searches for the right way on tax

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt says his company should "pay the taxes that are legally required" (Report, 27 May). In that case, Google should pay UK corporation tax on all its operations in the UK. That is what is legally required. It is not legally required for Google to route its...
Letters: Google searches for the right way on tax

Nutmeg launches to help people with regular incomes manage their investments

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Nutmeg, the investment manager, has finally launched to provide individuals in the UK with a way to manage their portfolios. When we last checked in earlier this year, Nutmeg had just nailed down $5.3 million to gear up for its debut and now the site is open for business for...
Nutmeg launches to help people with regular incomes manage their investments

Amid slowing phone sales, Android makes gains

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Overall sales of mobile phones dropped last quarter as consumers held on their current devices during the challenging economic climate. Research firm Gartner suggested on Tuesday that in addition to financial reasons for slowing phone sales, consumers may be holding out for newer phone models expected later this year. Even...
Amid slowing phone sales, Android makes gains

Chip designer Imagination Technologies falls after update despite Apple iPhone launch

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Mixed fortunes for Apple suppliers, with Imagination and Laird lower but Arm edging aheadThe day after Apple's big iPhone 5 launch, you would expect the share prices of some of its suppliers to be soaring.Not Imagination Technology, however. The chip designer, whose products are found in smartphones, iPads and games...
Chip designer Imagination Technologies falls after update despite Apple iPhone launch
Samwer Brothers' Latest E-Commerce Rocket: Emeza For Luxury Goods And Fashion, With Prices Up To $1,000

Randi Zuckerberg Defends Her Reality Show: Hey Silicon Valley, Stop Being Snobs

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Randi Zuckerberg has ruffled some feathers this week with the announcement that she is co-producing “Silicon Valley,” a reality show set to air on Bravo that purports to be all about the San Francisco Bay Area tech scene. In an extensive post on her Facebook page today, Zuckerberg acknowledged the...
Randi Zuckerberg Defends Her Reality Show: Hey Silicon Valley, Stop Being Snobs
Dell sees 33 percent drop in Q1 profits, says touchscreen Windows 8 products will cost more

Capital Access Network Raises $30M From Accel To Loan Small Businesses Working Capital

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In this economic climate, many small businesses do not qualify for loans based on the standards imposed by banks and financial institutions. For fledgling businesses, the establishment doesn’t have enough cash flow, revenue or credit to qualify for a loan. Many times, entrepreneurs have to put up personal assets as...
Capital Access Network Raises $30M From Accel To Loan Small Businesses Working Capital

SAP Sales Rise, Cloud in Focus

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FRANKFURT — Strong sales in the Americas boosted SAP AG, the world’s largest business-software maker, as customers brushed off the uncertain economic climate and continued upgrade their software. Third-quarter net profit came in at €618 million ($802.5 million), down from €1.25 billion a year earlier, when the figure was boosted...
SAP Sales Rise, Cloud in Focus

Blinkx will miss video ad sales predictions

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As the online video opportunity booms, video index and advertising firm Blinkx is growing fast – but not quite as fast as had been expected. The San Francisco and London firm says it will post 12-month revenue of $114 million. That is a hefty 72 percent up from a...
Blinkx will miss video ad sales predictions

SUPERAntiSpyware Educational License Special

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SUPERAntiSpyware Educational License Special is a post from Chris PirilloIn the past, we’ve been fortunate to offer discounts on SUPERAntiSpyware to our readers, and the response has always been great. SAS is an excellent product, one which Kat highly recommends. Today I learned that they are offering a very special...
SUPERAntiSpyware Educational License Special

TechCrunch Italy -- An Event To Showcase Italian Startups Globally

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TechCrunch is landing in Italy. Save the date: Rome, 27th September. TechCrunch Italy will gather some of the most recognised leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries in Italy, Europe and the US to give a unique insight into the big changes and trends happening in the world...
TechCrunch Italy -- An Event To Showcase Italian Startups Globally

Apple Picks Dixons Group CEO Browett As New Retail SVP

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Napoleon once described the UK as a “nation of shopkeepers”, so it is somewhat fitting that this is where Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has gone to find its next retail supremo. On Tuesday, the company announced it had hired John Browett as its new retail SVP, poaching him from his...
Apple Picks Dixons Group CEO Browett As New Retail SVP
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Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

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Intel expects its third-quarter sales to be between $300 million and $1.9 billion lower than previous forecasts, the chip giant said Friday. Many see this as a sign of the weakening PC market, especially after HP and Dell posted such disappointing results in part because of a slowdown in PC...
Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

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Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. The news highlights two trends we’ve seen emerging recently around here: companies dedicated...
Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

THE US 20: Twenty Big Trends That Will Dominate America's Future

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As election day nears, the conversation in offices, homes, and pulpits across the country has focused almost exclusively on one thing: The Economy. And that's for good reason. The economic climate will dictate how the country shapes policy on a number of issues including taxes, healthcare, and trading. We have...
THE US 20: Twenty Big Trends That Will Dominate America's Future

Robert Bowling dishes on his move from AAA to Indie (exclusive)

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“When you’re a massive brand with a massive budget, people want to work with you for the money,” Robert Bowling said in a recent exclusive interview with GamesBeat. While subtle, it’s a distinct reference to how business works at his previous employer and the world’s largest video game publisher,...
Robert Bowling dishes on his move from AAA to Indie (exclusive)

Sh*t major tech companies say, when they lay off thousands of employees

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Firing hundreds or even thousands of employees is never fun, for any company. And it’s not easy announcing it to the world either, because it inevitably means something – often, of course, multiple things – happened that led to a situation where all those people once sorely needed to make...
Sh*t major tech companies say, when they lay off thousands of employees

Volex shares fall nearly 30% after being hit by Apple connector changes

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Company says change in strategy by its largest customer means profits will be below expectationsApple may have annoyed some of its loyal customers by changing its connector for the new iPhone5, but the move has also hit component supplier Volex.The company has issued a profit warning after "a delay in...
Volex shares fall nearly 30% after being hit by Apple connector changes

Apple manufacturing jobs are not coming back and that's OK

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These days, everyone wants to invoke Apple to score some political points--and for good reason. Apple has become the standard bearer for American-style capitalism, becoming the most valuable company of all time. The iPhone has become the symbol of America's dominance as an innovator. And the late Steve Jobs...
Apple manufacturing jobs are not coming back and that's OK

Wonga Extends Its Payday Loans To Small Businesses In UK

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Wonga.com, the successful but controversial payday loans provider, is extending its credit service to small businesses in the UK. The move is a smart one given the current economic climate. Banks have been lambasted for not lending to small businesses – Wonga is simply going to try and fill in...
Wonga Extends Its Payday Loans To Small Businesses In UK

Satyam Profit Beats Expectations

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Satyam Computer Services, recovering from India's biggest corporate fraud, topped forecasts with a five-fold jump in quarterly profit, aided by a weak Indian rupee, even as the tough economic climate weighed on the outsourcing company....
Satyam Profit Beats Expectations
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