first three months

first three months

Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

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As someone who spends most of her time reporting on the United States technology landscape, it’s always a bit jarring to look at the numbers coming out of China-focused web companies. The sheer numbers involved there are crazy — and from the looks of it, the growth is not going...
Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

Gift card SMS spam drops after FTC action, Cloudmark finds

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The volume of mobile spam messages touting free gift cards sharply fell after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed complaints in early March against eight companies, according to antispam vendor Cloudmark.The fraudulent messages told users they could get a free gift card for retailers such as Best Buy,...
Gift card SMS spam drops after FTC action, Cloudmark finds

Japan is bringing social media influencers to the country to stimulate tourism

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The Japanese government has turned to social media to boost tourists visiting the country after spending $280,000 (Y21.5 million) to invite ten influential thought leaders from across the world to visit the country, according to a report from The Mainichi Daily News. The plan comes after the government opted against a...
Japan is bringing social media influencers to the country to stimulate tourism

Facebook Home limps past million downloads as AT&T dumps 'HTC First'

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Android app launcher developed by social network receives poor reviews and slow downloads, while US network gets ready to drop dedicated Facebook phone by HTCFacebook Home, the app intended to turn Android phones into a sort of "Facebook phone", is struggling. Having taken almost a month to hit a million...
Facebook Home limps past million downloads as AT&T dumps 'HTC First'
Why are video game sales looking so weak lately? Blame Nintendo.
It's a big market for little chips: 2.6B ARM chips shipped last quarter

IPad Case Takes Small Bite Out of Apple

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Apple took in nearly $8 billion in greater China during the first three months of 2012. The price of continuing to sell its tablet in China under the iPad name: a mere $60 million....
IPad Case Takes Small Bite Out of Apple

Getaround, Flush With $13.9M, Will Now Pay You $1,000 Per Month to Rent Your Car Full-time

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Getaround, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, has raised $13.9 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures and including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. Peer-to-peer car-sharing — a type of collaborative consumption service where car owners allow strangers to borrow their cars for...
Getaround, Flush With $13.9M, Will Now Pay You $1,000 Per Month to Rent Your Car Full-time

The rebirth of the compilation album: now that's what I call a surprise!

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Spotify, iTunes and digital downloads were supposed to signal the death of the compilation album. But in the past year sales have shot upThe triple-whammy of iTunes, YouTube and Spotify was supposed to kill off the compilation album, but it seems its demise has been greatly exaggerated. Based on new...
The rebirth of the compilation album: now that's what I call a surprise!

Nokia sold 12M smartphones in Q1, including 2M Lumia Phones

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Nokia estimates the company will sell only 12 million smartphones during the first three months of 2012, as "multiple factors negatively" impact sales....
Nokia sold 12M smartphones in Q1, including 2M Lumia Phones

Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

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Plus Nokia's new China boss, first-quarter Windows 8 PC sales analysed, Google Glass positive and negative, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApps are too cheap >> Dave AddeyAddey is behind the UK Train Times, Qi and Malcolm Tucker apps:...
Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

'Radio Buy Buttons' found in iOS 6.1 via newly jailbroken iPads, could mean new functionality coming

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‘Radio Buy’ buttons, above, enlarged, put together from files, below Having a look around our newly jailbroken iPads with iFunBox, we happened on a new set of files in the iPad Music.app. The files are called some variation of “radio button” with an icon that looks similar to the...
'Radio Buy Buttons' found in iOS 6.1 via newly jailbroken iPads, could mean new functionality coming

Samsung overtakes Nokia - and possibly outsells Apple's iPhone

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Some analysts reckon that it sold more smartphones – 44.5m – in the first three months of the year than Apple's 35.1m for its iPhoneSamsung appears to have become the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, passing Finland's Nokia, top since 1998, as Samsung Electronics reported record first-quarter results.Though the company...
Samsung overtakes Nokia - and possibly outsells Apple's iPhone

Have You Registered 300 Domain Names?

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Lea Woodward (left) is an entrepreneur, whose projects include Location Independent, a site supporting those wanting to live a nomadic lifestyle, and Startup Training School, which teaches online tech skills to women entrepreneurs. On September 9th, Woodward will be hosting One K in 1 Day, an effort to have 1,000...
Have You Registered 300 Domain Names?

Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

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Facebook gave investors something to ponder ahead of its mid-May IPO, when it filed an amended S-1 to report lower quarterly revenue and net income for the first three months of 2012. Where has the money gone? Look under its hood, strip away its go-faster stripes and you see Facebook...
Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers
Internal memo hints Samsung Galaxy Note II may launch on T-Mobile October 24
Amazon's Quidsi Gets Its Own Version Of Prime, With New Membership Program Called "Familyhood Plus"
Amazon doesn't reveal what it makes on cloud computing, but here's the number, anyway
At AT&T, broadband continues to shrink

Global PC sales tumble, data shows

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Global sales of PCs fall 14% in the first three months this year, the biggest fall since research firm IDC began tracking the industry in 1994....
Global PC sales tumble, data shows

What numbers and a new book tell us about the Y Combinator way

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It seems like incubator and accelerator programs are a dime a dozen these days. But it was Y Combinator, co-founded in 2005 by investor Paul Graham, that paved the way for these other programs, proving its success with the incubation of companies like AirBnB and Dropbox. So what’s the secret to Graham’s success...
What numbers and a new book tell us about the Y Combinator way

Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

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Click to view slideshow. When it comes to the Internet, the need for speed has never been higher, thanks to growing global reliance on connected platforms, services and devices. That need is aptly reflected in the data collected by Akamai for the latest edition of its State of the Internet...
Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

Samsung and Google set for high-profile talks over Android ecoystem, Apple patents

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With Eric Schmidt in the country to help promote the launch of his company’s Nexus 7 tablet today, Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun has said he will meet with the Google chairman in a top-level meeting while he is in Korea. The Korea Times reports that the meeting is scheduled for Thursday,...
Samsung and Google set for high-profile talks over Android ecoystem, Apple patents

Here's What Apple Could Buy With Its Huge Cash Pile (AAPL)

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One of the most astounding facts in Apple's latest earnings report is how quickly the company is adding to its cash pile. In just the first three months of this year, Apple added $12.5 billion to its cash balance, bringing the total amount of cash and investments up to a...
Here's What Apple Could Buy With Its Huge Cash Pile (AAPL)

Samsung Takes Title From Nokia

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Samsung snatched the title of world's largest mobile handset vendor from Nokia in the first three months of the year, confirming Nokia's continued decline as it struggles to keep pace with fast moving competition....
Samsung Takes Title From Nokia

Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

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Finnish mobile phone maker says head of sales Colin Giles is leaving to be 'closer to his family'Nokia has announced the departure of its head of sales as the struggling mobile phone maker, beset by competition from Apple and Samsung and an under-par new product launch, slumped to a loss...
Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days

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Further demonstrating the size of its pig-smashing franchise, Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space has topped more than 100 million downloads, reaching the milestone in just 76 days. The company shared the figure via a tweet posted to the official Angry Birds Twitter account, embedding a celebratory image to...
Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days

Apple's iOS devices: Selling 'em as fast as it can make 'em

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The company is ramping up production at ever more impressive rates The new iPad in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook often says about the company's iOS devices that it is selling them as fast as it can make them. In that context, the chart published Tuesday by Piper...
Apple's iOS devices: Selling 'em as fast as it can make 'em

Samsung records record first-quarter profits as smartphone dominance grows

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Sales of smartphones keep growing as South Korean manufacturer records rise in sequential profit and lower marketing spendFirst-quarter profits at Samsung Electronics jumped to a record high as smartphone sales remained strong despite the impending launch of an updated version of its flagship Galaxy phone, according to new figures released...
Samsung records record first-quarter profits as smartphone dominance grows
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