economic troubles

economic troubles

Acer regains PC share, optimistic on Windows 8, ultrabooks

www.electronista.com
Acer in discussing its latest results at an investor's conference was hopeful that this was a sign of a widescale resurgence in PCs for the industry. Its climb from 10.1 percent share in the fall to 10.9 percent this winter was a sign the company's "competitiveness is coming back," according...
Acer regains PC share, optimistic on Windows 8, ultrabooks

Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren denied claims that musicians earn peanuts from streaming services and said lower royalty rates would bolster innovation today at SF MusicTech. “There are a couple artists making over $2M on Pandora, some artists making over $100K a year”. Westergren said the rumor that artists only make $15 a...
Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

Telefónica Shores Up Its 'Firewall'

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Telefonica, one of the world's most indebted companies, could establish two units-one in Latin America and one in Europe-to steer clear of any further worsening of Spain's economic troubles....
Telefónica Shores Up Its 'Firewall'

For HTC, Beats-deal was missing a beat

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Beats Electronics, which sold half the company to Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., for $300 million in August 2011, says it is buying back 25 percent of itself for roughly $150 million, and thus taking majority control of the company. Beats is a headphone and accessory company started by hip-hop impresario Jimmy Iovine...
For HTC, Beats-deal was missing a beat
Ribbit launches $100M fund to capitalize on perfect storm in financial services

Gartner and IDC: PC shipments tumbled over 8 percent in Q3, only ASUS and Lenovo escaped unhurt

www.engadget.com
We don't often summarize market share in one word, but: ouch. Both Gartner and IDC have trotted out their preliminary estimates for PC market share in the third quarter, and the two agree that this summer was a dire one for the traditional computer. Outside of ASUS and Lenovo,...
Gartner and IDC: PC shipments tumbled over 8 percent in Q3, only ASUS and Lenovo escaped unhurt

Hot Startups In The City Of Gaudi -- TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup, December 13

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While a lot of heat has been generated around the startup scenes in London and Berlin, Barcelona has been slowly growing a scene focused both on the Spanish and Latin American markets and a new generation of internationally focused startups. Not unlike Berlin, the tech scene over the years has...
Hot Startups In The City Of Gaudi -- TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup, December 13

Let's not turn 'inward' amid economic troubles, urges Justin Welby in Christmas message

www.telegraph.co.uk
BRITAIN must not respond to economic hardship at home by turning "inward" and cutting aid to those in far greater need, the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted....
Let's not turn 'inward' amid economic troubles, urges Justin Welby in Christmas message

Priceline, Orbitz Coming in for a Hard Landing

allthingsd.com
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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