first nine months

first nine months

Zynga posts loss of $52 million in quarterly earnings

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One day after laying off five percent of its workforce, Zynga announced it sustained a quarterly loss of more than $52 million. Despite the sub-optimal Q3 2012 numbers, the company’s relatively high revenue figures (over $316 million) exceeded analysts’ low expectations i(n the neighborhood of $300 million). But overall, the...
Zynga posts loss of $52 million in quarterly earnings
AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

Will Murdoch agree to spin off News Corp. publishing?

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Nearly a year after hacking allegations led to the closing of tabloid News of the World, it sounds like News Corp. is considering a move that Rupert Murdoch has brushed away in the past — spinning off publishing. The variation being floated in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, the media conglomerate’s...
Will Murdoch agree to spin off News Corp. publishing?

News Corp. split would create 21st Century Fox

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Not that long ago, newspapers brought in the money that helped Rupert Murdoch build a media conglomerate with a $54 billion-plus market cap. Today, the publishing division still brings in 24 percent of the revenue — but only 11 percent of the operating profit. The rest comes from the entertainment...
News Corp. split would create 21st Century Fox

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

Apple Finally Allowed To Sell The iPhone 5 In China, Where Its Market Share Has Been Tanking (AAPL)

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SHANGHAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest iPhone has received final clearance from Chinese regulators, paving the way for a December debut in a highly competitive market where the lack of a new model had severely eroded its share of product sales. China is Apple's second-largest market and its...
Apple Finally Allowed To Sell The iPhone 5 In China, Where Its Market Share Has Been Tanking (AAPL)

What Has Changed

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As I read this post in the WSJ about the changing nature of VC funding of consumer web companies, I thought that we may be looking at the symptoms and not the disease. As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this...
What Has Changed

Facebook's mobile ad revenue made up 23% of its total ad revenue in Q4, worth $305 million

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Facebook is continuing to see more mobile usage of the social network. In its fourth quarter earnings report, the company shared that it has 680 million mobile active users, up 57 percent year over year. This number is even more important because its also the first time Facebook has seen...
Facebook's mobile ad revenue made up 23% of its total ad revenue in Q4, worth $305 million

Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

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Zynga’s public offering 10 months ago marks the peak for social gaming investments, with venture capital moving sharply away from the sector ever since. “Our prediction that the Zynga IPO might have been the high water mark for Social Games 1.0 investment has been validated, with the VC market moving...
Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

Infographics: Groupon's Stock Slide Worse Than Early Days of Today's Tech Giants

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Not all hot tech companies find instant success when they go public. But Groupon’s stock plunge looks worse than other tech stalwarts when they first came out of the gate. Graphic: Marcus Wohlsen/Wired Graphic: Marcus Wohlsen/Wired Groupon is all about discounts, but not this kind. The daily deal site’s...
Infographics: Groupon's Stock Slide Worse Than Early Days of Today's Tech Giants
Time Warner spinning off print division Time Inc. to focus on film and TV businesses
Mobile price war torches Spain as iPhone 5 drops to free on contract

Developer-friendly Twitter alternative App.net hits 100,000 registered users, 9 months after launch

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App.net, the Twitter-style platform launched with great ideological pomp last August following a successful crowdfunding campaign, has hit 100,000 registered users today. Founder Dalton Caldwell has confirmed the milestone with us, and coincidentally, it looks like a giveaway of 500 accounts via The Next Web’s Facebook page helped push it...
Developer-friendly Twitter alternative App.net hits 100,000 registered users, 9 months after launch

Toshiba reports $322M quarterly profit despite economy

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Toshiba Corporation today announced its consolidated results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 from April through December and isolated results from the third quarter from October-December of fiscal year 2012. Toshibaís net sales were 1,357.1 billion yen ($14.9 million) with a profit of $322 million earned, which...
Toshiba reports $322M quarterly profit despite economy

PowerWave Technologies Files for Chapter 11

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Wireless-equipment maker PowerWave Technologies Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with a $150 million issue of convertible debt topping its list of unpaid, unsecured bills. The Santa Ana, Calif., company had been reporting declining revenue. For the first nine months of fiscal 2012, its total revenue was $127.8...
PowerWave Technologies Files for Chapter 11

Nintendo returns to profit - but cuts Wii U and 3DS sales forecasts

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The games veteran is back in the black, but predicts weaker than expected sales for its main console platformsVideo game giant Nintendo is back in profit a year after recording its first ever annual net loss. In financial results announced today, covering the first nine months of the current financial...
Nintendo returns to profit - but cuts Wii U and 3DS sales forecasts

Pentaho shifts focus from business intelligence to "big data", nabs $23M

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For Pentaho, the  startup that claims to be the first business intelligence (BI) provider to shift its focus to  ”big data”, the bet is paying off. The Orlando, Fl. based startup has secured $23 million in third-round funding, bringing its total funds to $55 million. It will devote the...
Pentaho shifts focus from business intelligence to "big data", nabs $23M

eBay: Mobile-Only Sales Increased More Than 200 Percent In Q3

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It looks like it will be a very mobile holiday season for eBay this year. The e-commerce company is releasing new numbers today around its mobile growth. Specifically, eBay mobile-only dollars transacted increased more than 200 percent in Q3 2012 over the comparable 2011 period. As revealed earlier this year,...
eBay: Mobile-Only Sales Increased More Than 200 Percent In Q3

Exxon reclaims most valuable company tag as Apple slide continues

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Oil giant gains in Friday trading while tech company's shares fall by another 2.6%, after 12% drop on ThursdayExxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company, after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Apple's stock has been on the decline since the...
Exxon reclaims most valuable company tag as Apple slide continues

Another big week for Microsoft: Office news, earnings report

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It has been a big summer for Microsoft already, with a steady drumbeat of announcements — including the unveiling of its Surface tablet computer, the acquisitions of Yammer and Perceptive Pixel, the first official details of the Windows 8 release schedule and, on the down side, the $6.2 billion aQuantive...
Another big week for Microsoft: Office news, earnings report

Marissa Mayer's sprint for daylight

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The Yahoo CEO has spent her first nine months recruiting a team that will give her a chance of succeeding in turning around the Internet pioneer. [Read more]...
Marissa Mayer's sprint for daylight

Capcom digital revenues up 39.2 percent year-over-year to $536.1M

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Capcom today saw increased revenue and profit in the first nine months of the 2012 fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2012, reporting net sales of 72.7 billion yen ($780.5 million), up 44.6 percent from the same term last year. Profit more than doubled, with a 104.9 percent increase from...
Capcom digital revenues up 39.2 percent year-over-year to $536.1M

Visualizing Apple’s Quarterly Results

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Fantastic tool by Francesco Schwarz for visualizing Apple unit sale and revenue growth over the past decade. I stumbled across this earlier today when I asserted that the iPhone is now far more popular and profitable then the iPod ever was. Figured I should double check that, just to make...
Visualizing Apple’s Quarterly Results

Nexus 4 sold fewer than 400,000 units in three months, data shows

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Google top-end smartphone sold at low cost has seen surprisingly small production numbers in the three months of production, according to examination of serial numbersFewer than 400,000 units of Google's well-regarded Nexus 4 phone, made for it by LG, have been produced, according to analysis by owners of the phones...
Nexus 4 sold fewer than 400,000 units in three months, data shows

Five Questions for Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers

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Today’s results from Cisco Systems came in almost exactly on target with the consensus of Wall Street analysts, which given how bad things were one and two years ago, amounts to progress. But after a major company-wide restructuring, and the divestiture of several non-core businesses, CEO John Chambers (pictured at...
Five Questions for Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers

Trion Worlds Brings Rift To China

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Game-maker Trion Worlds is revealing its global ambitions — it just announced a partnership with Chinese Internet company Shanda to release Trion’s online roleplaying game Rift in China. The game had a successful launch in the United States and Europe last year, winning a bunch of awards, attracted 1 million registered users in...
Trion Worlds Brings Rift To China

Google rolls out Flight Search for Canadian airports

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Google acquired Boston-based airfare software company ITA in April 2010 for $700m, and subsequently launched its first ITA travel product in September last year…Google Flight search. Whilst the feature has been US-centric in its first nine months, the search giant is rolling the product out to Canada too. From today,...
Google rolls out Flight Search for Canadian airports
What The iPad Mini's Up Against: Asus Reports Nexus 7 Sales Approach 1 Million Per Month

Groupon's Not Trying to Become Amazon, but Andrew Mason Says Products Are Key

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Do you need a new wireless router? Or maybe you want a silk duvet or a faux leather jacket. Well, if you act fast enough, there’s a chance you can buy them for 50 percent off on Groupon. The Chicago daily deals company, which once focused solely on selling coupons for...
Groupon's Not Trying to Become Amazon, but Andrew Mason Says Products Are Key

Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal

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Zynga’s latest mobile acquisition appears to be an estimated $3.8 million deal for San Francisco-based mobile-social game company Wild Needle, according to TechCrunch. Reportedly a talent deal, Wild Needle is the latest in a long series of relatively low priced mobile buys from Zynga. The company’s largest mobile acquisitions to...
Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal
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