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BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M
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Report: Mobile hardware will be a $500-billion industry by 2015

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We already know mobile is a big and rapidly growing industry, but research firm IHS iSuppli has painted a picture of just how expansive mobile communications has become. This year mobile equipment revenues globally will be $374 million, and in the space of three years wireless devices and infrastructure will...
Report: Mobile hardware will be a $500-billion industry by 2015
Android projected to own the smartphone market for the next four years

Analysts downgrade 2012 chip market forecast

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An industry analyst firm downgraded its 2012 forecast for the global semiconductor market based on slumping economic conditions and chip revenue....
Analysts downgrade 2012 chip market forecast

Outsourcer Cognizant posts strong results despite flat demand

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Cognizant Technology Solutions posted strong growth in revenue and profits in the fourth quarter of 2011, indicating that a few focused players continue to grow, even as demand for offshoring is flat because of uncertain economic conditions....
Outsourcer Cognizant posts strong results despite flat demand

Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to cloistered, technologically-backward North Korea on a private trip

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Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt will head to North Korea in the next month, according to the Associated Press. The trip, a private excursion, will be led by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. Internet access is not common in the country. Apart from an intranet, the ability to fully go online is...
Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to cloistered, technologically-backward North Korea on a private trip

Apple blames iPhone rumors for lackluster sales

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Apple executives have admitted that persistent rumors surrounding its upcoming devices, such as the sixth-generation iPhone, have had a negative impact on sales. After several years of stellar performance and beating Wall Street forecasts, the company failed to meet analyst expectations for its latest fiscal quarter. When pressed by analysts,...
Apple blames iPhone rumors for lackluster sales

IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1

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Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC.Revenue in the market dropped to US$10.9 billion in the quarter, the fifth-time in the last six quarters the server industry saw...
IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1

The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

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A Chicago-based media startup called Journatic, which we profiled earlier this year, has sparked a firestorm of controversy over the outsourcing of hyper-local journalism by newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, after a staffer revealed that the company added fake bylines to its material — which in some cases...
The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

WIPO Celebrates Chinese Patent Explosion, Pretends That It's Innovation

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We've talked in the past about patent system supporters' somewhat blatant cluelessness to China's clear recognition that its own growing patent system is the perfect tool for backdooring protectionism and trade barriers, without making it look like protectionism and trade barriers. I sometimes can't tell if this is just because...
WIPO Celebrates Chinese Patent Explosion, Pretends That It's Innovation

IDC: PC Growth to Slow Down to 0.9 Percent in 2012 After a Weak Mid-year

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Growth in the PC market is expected to be slower than last year, after mid-year shipments slowed as consumers were hit by weak economic conditions, and also......
IDC: PC Growth to Slow Down to 0.9 Percent in 2012 After a Weak Mid-year

News: Hopes for UK tax breaks receding

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Hopes for the implementation of tax breaks for the UK games community appear to be receding as the overall economic conditions in the country look increasingly bleak, with MPs Jeremy Hunt and Ed Vaizey both facing up to the realities of convincing the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government to help...
News: Hopes for UK tax breaks receding

Global Mobile Phone Sales Fell in 2012

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Global mobile phone sales declined by 1.7 percent in 2012, hit by tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences and intense market competition, industry research firm Gartner said Wednesday. World-wide sales to end users totaled 1.75 billion units in 2012, a 1.7 percent decline from 2011 sales, Gartner said, adding that...
Global Mobile Phone Sales Fell in 2012
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BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Worldwide Mobile Phone Growth Lowest In Three Years

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Worldwide Mobile Phone Growth Expected To Fall (IDC via Mobile Marketing Watch)Here's a headline you don't see every day. The IDC finds that the worldwide mobile phone...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Worldwide Mobile Phone Growth Lowest In Three Years

IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7% in Q1

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Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7% in the first quarter, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC....
IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7% in Q1

Vodafone revenue and profit drop as European troubles continue

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Vodafone's revenue dropped 4.2 percent for its fiscal year to March 31, because of tough economic conditions, particularly in Southern Europe....
Vodafone revenue and profit drop as European troubles continue

IDC: PC growth to slow to 0.9% this year

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Growth in the PC market is expected to be slower than last year, after mid-year shipments slowed as consumers were hit by weak economic conditions, and also postponed purchases to evaluate Windows 8 and Ultrabook products as well as media tablets and smartphones, IDC said....
IDC: PC growth to slow to 0.9% this year
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Expect Apple TV in 2014, Analyst Says

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A J.P. Morgan analyst says Moskowitz \the "strained" economic conditions mean that it would not be wise for Apple to release a television this year....
Expect Apple TV in 2014, Analyst Says

CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

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Facebook shocked observers yesterday with Q1 2012 earnings that showed a sequential decline in revenue. It was seasonal—the ad business always slows after the holiday shopping season—but still, people have come to expect big things from Facebook. (Although B.I. Advertising predicted Facebook's Q1 would soften back on April 16 and...
CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

The Skinniest Shoppers Buy the Priciest Food

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Yesterday we showed you a very interesting infographic of money spent on food, broken down by city. Now here is another wrinkle in the story of how people spend their money at the grocery store. A small study recently done in Seattle says that, in Seattle, a city with an...
The Skinniest Shoppers Buy the Priciest Food

US election predictor: who wins if political or economic conditions change?

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American data analyst Adam McCann has built an interactive predictor for the US election. Find out how the result is likely to be affected by changes to unemployment, stock market value and Obama's approval ratingJohn Burn-Murdoch...
US election predictor: who wins if political or economic conditions change?

Gartner: BI software market growth rate slowed in 2012

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The BI (business intelligence) software market cooled off a bit in 2012 after "a few historic banner years" of spending growth, due to difficult economic conditions and even confusion over industry buzzwords such as "big data," according to a report from analyst firm Gartner.Global spending on BI software was...
Gartner: BI software market growth rate slowed in 2012

Vodafone Blames Difficult Economic Environment for 12.7 Percent Profit Drop

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Vodafone reported a 12.7 percent drop in net profit for the year to March 31, blaming economic conditions in Europe....
Vodafone Blames Difficult Economic Environment for 12.7 Percent Profit Drop
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BI software market growth rate slowed in 2012

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The business intelligence software market cooled off a bit in 2012 after "a few historic banner years" of spending growth, due to difficult economic conditions and confusion over industry buzzwords such as "big data," according to analyst firm Gartner....
BI software market growth rate slowed in 2012

Priceline, Orbitz Coming in for a Hard Landing

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Shares of Priceline and Orbitz are in a free fall after both companies provided disappointing outlooks as Europeans cut back their travel plans. Priceline’s stock was tanking this morning, down more than $100 a share, representing more than 16 percent of the company’s market value. In mid-session trading, the stock was at...
Priceline, Orbitz Coming in for a Hard Landing
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