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Cisco Beats On Earnings, Is Right In Line For Revenue (CSCO)

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Cisco earnings are out and its good news. Cisco reported EPS of 51 cents, revenues of $12.1 billion. That's a beat on EPS as analysts expected 48 cents per share, excluding items and the cost of stock-based compensation. That was the high end of the company's guidance of 47 cents...
Cisco Beats On Earnings, Is Right In Line For Revenue (CSCO)
Call of Duty once again crowned biggest launch of the year - sales top $500 million in 24 hours
Intel Beats The Street With Q3 Revenues Of $13.5B
Apple's U.S. Mac Shipments Fall 7.5% as Overall PC Market Plunges 14% Year-Over-Year

Dell warns of tough third quarter

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Dell says the "uncertain economic environment" means it expects third-quarter revenue to be down from 2% to 5% on second-quarter levels....
Dell warns of tough third quarter

Despite PC slump, Lenovo reports record full-year sales of $34 billion, looks to mobile for growth

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As the global PC market continues to spiral downwards, Lenovo, the world’s second-largest PC maker after HP, has reported solid earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter and full-year ended March 31, 2013. The Chinese multinational is in fact boasting that, “despite a challenging macro-economic environment and ongoing PC industry transformation”,...
Despite PC slump, Lenovo reports record full-year sales of $34 billion, looks to mobile for growth

Samsung and Apple Continue to Dominate Smartphone Market, But iOS Market Share Falls

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Gartner's quarterly Market Share Analysis: Mobile Phones, Worldwide report shows that Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, with more than 52% of the market between them, but that Android's market share grew dramatically year-on-year while iOS saw a decline. Samsung's Q4 2012 smartphone sales totalled 64.5 million...
Samsung and Apple Continue to Dominate Smartphone Market, But iOS Market Share Falls

Why AMD must embrace ARM to stay alive

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AMD needs to step out from Intel’s shadow and it looks like it may finally be ready to do it. AMD is prepping an event ahead of the ARM developer conference next week and the smart money is on AMD taking another ARM license to pop ARM-based chips in servers....
Why AMD must embrace ARM to stay alive

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

MindTree Cuts Sales Growth Outlook

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MindTree its sales growth target for the next fiscal year as the software exporter's clients remained wary of spending their technology budgets in an uncertain economic environment....
MindTree Cuts Sales Growth Outlook

Don’t “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road

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Editor’s note: Earlier this month, BrightRoll raised a $10 million Series B for its video ad network. In this guest post, CEO Tod Sacerdoti shares some of the lessons he learned trying to raise that money in the current environment. As Peter Drucker once wrote, “The entrepreneur always searches...
Don’t “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road

SAP Sales Rise, Cloud in Focus

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Business-software maker SAP AG defied the dismal economic climate to deliver a 16 percent rise in revenue, and changed the company structure to put its Web-based, or “cloud,” business in focus. The German company gave an optimistic outlook, saying it expects to reach the upper end of its forecast if...
SAP Sales Rise, Cloud in Focus
The Re-Imagination Of Everything: I’m Pissed That The Future’s Not Here Fast Enough

Readers Pay More For New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less

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Give the New York Times credit for consistency: All year long, it has been recording a declining ad business and a growing consumer business, and that’s what it reported again today. The Times says ad sales dropped 8.9 percent last quarter, while circulation revenues climbed 7.4 percent. The Times blames the...
Readers Pay More For New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less

BSkyB posts profit of almost £1bn

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Satellite broadcaster reports 25% surge in operating profit and grows total customer base to 10.5 millionBSkyB has delivered profits of almost £1bn in the nine months to the end of March, fuelled by £31m that Rupert Murdoch was forced to pay out after News Corporation failed to take full control...
BSkyB posts profit of almost £1bn

David Simon Explains Why So Many Jaws Dropped When Mitt Romney Said He Had Never Paid Less Than A 13% Tax Rate

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Yesterday, in response to months of requests for him to release many more years of tax returns, Mitt Romney dismissed this topic as "small-minded" and said he had never paid less than a 13% tax rate. If this information was designed to make those who want to see Romney's tax...
David Simon Explains Why So Many Jaws Dropped When Mitt Romney Said He Had Never Paid Less Than A 13% Tax Rate

PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

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A Samsung exec has smacked around Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, calling it out as a big reason why the global PC industry's numbers are tanking. But is this really the smoking gun? "The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Jun Dong-soo, President of...
PC Free Fall Is Not Entirely Fault Of Windows 8

Europe Woes Hit Vodafone

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Vodafone reported a decline in net profit, hurt by impairment charges related to its businesses in recession-hit southern Europe and warned the economic environment in Europe will remain difficult....
Europe Woes Hit Vodafone

Sales and profits fall at Intel

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Computer chip maker Intel reports falls in both sales and profits in the third quarter, as it battles a "tough economic environment"....
Sales and profits fall at Intel

One iota introduces self-service daily deals for Facebook pages

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Social and mobile retail technology company One iota has launched a Facebook platform for its Groupon alternative, DealsJoy. DealsJoy is a free platform that enables businesses to cash in on the trend for special offers and daily deals. It’s a self-service product that retailers can now embed into their Facebook...
One iota introduces self-service daily deals for Facebook pages

Gartner: Huawei Takes 3rd Place In Global Smartphone Rankings In Q4 2012; Top Two Samsung & Apple Dominate With 52% Share

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Chinese mobile maker Huawei rose to third place in the worldwide smartphone rankings for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to analyst Gartner’s lastest global mobile report. In the full year 2012, Huawei sold 27.2 million smartphones to end users, up 73.8 per cent from 2011. However the...
Gartner: Huawei Takes 3rd Place In Global Smartphone Rankings In Q4 2012; Top Two Samsung & Apple Dominate With 52% Share

Death of the classified: publishers struggle to ignite old ads in new media

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Local media operators are struggling to make meaningful overall gains from slow digital growth as the fragile UK economy and threats from alternative channels prompt their classified advertisers to pull back on spending. Job ads not trickling up to digital Johnston Press, which publishes 259 local newspapers and 221 websites,...
Death of the classified: publishers struggle to ignite old ads in new media

A Lousy June For Apple's Component Suppliers

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For Apple’s Taiwanese supply chain, June is typically a fairly slow month, but this past June was quite a bit slower than usual. Preliminary sales for all but one of a group of component suppliers that generate 50 percent to 60 percent of their revenue from Apple were down 13...
A Lousy June For Apple's Component Suppliers

The New York Times Is Collapsing 20% Today -- And The Fiscal Cliff Has Something To Do With It

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The New York Times is down over 20% at the moment following a huge whiff on earnings related to weak advertising. One part of the conference call really stands out. Here's CFO James Follo: Meanwhile, the advertising landscape has been categorized by a challenging economic environment, which has been compounded...
The New York Times Is Collapsing 20% Today -- And The Fiscal Cliff Has Something To Do With It

Ocado losses fall for third year running

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Online grocer to open second distribution centre, saying it is well positioned to capitalise on trend towards digital shoppingOcado has narrowed its full-year loss to £0.6m - its third in a row since floating in 2010 - as the online grocer said "more and more" people were quitting supermarket aisles...
Ocado losses fall for third year running

Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

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The very private CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, gave his first two wide-ranging interviews and both will publish Thursday. And he even made some news: Apple is bringing some of its manufacturing, for at least one product, the Mac, back home to the U.S., he revealed in a Q&A with...
Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

This Is What It Looks Like When Giving Someone $30 Million Is A No-Brainer

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Last year, Andreessen Horowitz gave seed funding to a startup called CipherCloud. CipherCloud provides a layer of security between enterprise users and cloud applications like Gmail, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce.com. Also, despite encrypting the data as it travels from user to cloud, CipherCloud is able to keep it sortable...
This Is What It Looks Like When Giving Someone $30 Million Is A No-Brainer

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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Bob Dylan once warned that the times are changing, but his lyrics couldn’t have prepared us for a world without AMD, the spunky chip designer that’s kept Intel honest (mostly) and ensured, by way of competition, that processor prices wouldn’t fly through the roof. Now it appears the floor is...
AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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
GOLDMAN: Uber Could Kick Off A Wave Of Mobile IPOs (GS)
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