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How to add 5.5 petabytes and get banned from Costco during a hard drive crisis

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“We buy lots and lots of hard drives . . . . [They] are the single biggest cost in the entire company.” Those are the words of Backblaze Founder and CEO Gleb Budman, whose company offers unlimited cloud backup for just $5 a month, and fills 50TB worth of new storage...
How to add 5.5 petabytes and get banned from Costco during a hard drive crisis

Will the Turnaround at Cisco Systems Stick?

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How goes the turnaround at networking giant Cisco Systems? Today we’ll get another chance to look in on its progress as the company reports quarterly results. Cisco’s recent history is peppered with instances of missed quarters that deliver on results but poor outlook. After a restructuring that saw the company...
Will the Turnaround at Cisco Systems Stick?

Hard drive supplies back to pre-flood levels, but prices aren't

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Last October, flooding in Thailand took a huge bite out of hard disk drive supplies, taking out about a quarter of the world's HDD manufacturing capacity. The impact of that disaster has passed, and supply levels are back to near where they were before last October's disaster.  But while the flood waters...
Hard drive supplies back to pre-flood levels, but prices aren't

Casio's iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough

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Casio announced this week that its G-Shock watch with low-power Bluetooth 4.0 is shipping out to U.S. retailers now, after a delay of a year or more owing to a number of issues, including flooding in Thailand. As far as smart watches go, the Casio is a little barebones: it...
Casio's iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough

Sony Forecasts End of Loss Streak

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After reporting a net loss of $5.7 billion for the last fiscal year — its fourth annual loss in a row — Sony Corp. said it expects to swing back to a profit this fiscal year as its consumer-electronics and component businesses recover. For the year ending next March, the...
Sony Forecasts End of Loss Streak

Western Digital's Q4 2012 Earnings Beat Forecast: $4.8B in Revenue, Earnings of $2.87 Per Share

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Western Digital just reported its earnings for its fourth financial quarter of 2012. The company reported revenue of 4.8$ billions and earnings per share of $2.87. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $872 million, or $3.35 per share. That’s far better than what most analysts expected and also better than...
Western Digital's Q4 2012 Earnings Beat Forecast: $4.8B in Revenue, Earnings of $2.87 Per Share

Western Digital Goes the Router Route

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You might love it, you might hate it. You might have to unplug it, count to 90 and plug it back in again. But if you want Wi-Fi, you might need it. My Net N900 Central “It” is the wireless router for your network at home, and now hard disk...
Western Digital Goes the Router Route

HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

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Hewlett-Packard continues to be rocked (disproportionately, according to one analyst) by a flood-induced hard drive shortage; its go-to printing business is sputtering; and the company as a whole continues to spend too much on too many products. On the plus side, HP’s high-stakes bets on 3Par “cloud” storage and enterprise software player Autonomy,...
HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

Climate change or not, weather hurt tech

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Scientists expect that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and last fall's flooding in Thailand fit the definition of extreme....
Climate change or not, weather hurt tech
Sony reports record annual loss of $5.7 billion

Downgrades Aplenty for Dell After Earnings Miss

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A day after Dell reported quarterly earnings that fell 18 percent, analysts are slashing their ratings on its stock today, which opened lower by nearly 7 percent as markets opened in New York. Dell’s earnings were 51 cents and missed the consensus of analysts by a penny, and also said...
Downgrades Aplenty for Dell After Earnings Miss

How Will PCs Sales Grow in 2012? Sloooooowly.

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The worldwide business of PCs is still going up but it’s still a lot slower than it used to be, says the market research firm Garnter in a forecast out today. While 368 million units — the the number Gartner reckons will be sold this year — seems like an...
How Will PCs Sales Grow in 2012? Sloooooowly.

Seagate to Acquire Consumer Hard Drive Maker LaCie

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Hard drive giant Seagate said today it will acquire LaCie, the French company behind the popular line of consumer hard drives and other storage devices. Seagate has offered $186 million, or about 4.05 euros per share, for 64.5 percent of the shares of LaCie controlled by Philippe Spruch, the company’s...
Seagate to Acquire Consumer Hard Drive Maker LaCie
HP rumored to be combining printer and PC groups

Hard drive prices to remain high until 2014

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A new report from IHS iSuppli states that drive prices that skyrocketed after flooding in Thailand will remain high for the next couple of years....
Hard drive prices to remain high until 2014

After Flooding Stops, Hard Drive Costs Continue to Rise

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The average cost of a hard drive has risen to $66 from $51 after the flooding in Thailand closed factories late last year. The effects will continue to be felt into next year, says a technology research firm, I.H.S. iSuppli. Demand for the drives is strong, it said, despite an...
After Flooding Stops, Hard Drive Costs Continue to Rise

Thailand floods boosted Seagate to hard drive market race: report

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Although the severe flooding in Thailand last year is throwing the entire hard disk drive market and related industries for a loop in 2012, the fourth quarter sorted out in favor of Seagate.See also: Hardware makers slog through hard disk drive shortagesSeagate led the global hard disk drive market during...
Thailand floods boosted Seagate to hard drive market race: report

Hard Drive Prices to Remain High Until 2014

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A new report from IHS iSuppli states that drive prices that skyrocketed after flooding in Thailand will remain high for the next couple of years....
Hard Drive Prices to Remain High Until 2014

Surprise: Worldwide PC shipments rise slightly

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New numbers released this afternoon show an increase of about 2 percent in worldwide PC shipments for the first quarter, surprising industry analysts who had been expecting a modest decline. It’s good news for Microsoft and other companies that rely on new PC sales for a large chunk of their...
Surprise: Worldwide PC shipments rise slightly

AMD Posts Soft Second Quarter; Headwinds Continue

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. reported dismal second-quarter results and said the weakness would continue into the current period as the chip maker is hurt by softening consumer demand for PCs, particularly in China and Europe. Demand for semiconductors has been shaky in the past few quarters amid global economic woes,...
AMD Posts Soft Second Quarter; Headwinds Continue

Microsoft earnings coming up: Modest expectations during buildup to Windows 8

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Microsoft will report its quarterly earnings Thursday afternoon, and Wall Street analysts and investors will be listening closely for any new hints about the company’s plans for Windows 8, and for clues about the future of the PC market. Some good news for Microsoft: Worldwide PC shipments increased slightly during...
Microsoft earnings coming up: Modest expectations during buildup to Windows 8

Report: Notebook shipments up in Feb., Q1 still down

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Notebook makers are reportedly experiencing an uptick in shipments for the month, increasing approximately 10 percent over January's numbers, unnamed industry sources have told DigiTimes. The positive growth is said to be partially due to the recovery in hard drive availability following supply restrictions that resulted from flooding in Thailand.......
Report: Notebook shipments up in Feb., Q1 still down

Bluetooth-enabled Casio G-Shock watch on sale after delay

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Casio has started shipping a wristwatch with built-in Bluetooth connectivity to the US. The G-Shock GB6900, shown off late last year and faced delays coming to market caused by flooding in Thailand, is capable of connecting to Bluetooth 4.0 smartphones such as the iPhone 4S, and showing various updates on...
Bluetooth-enabled Casio G-Shock watch on sale after delay

Study: Windows Web Browsing Market Share Down Nearly 10% Over Past 6 Months

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Following up on its earlier report on iOS browser market share, ad network Chitika today released new results from a study which analyzed the impact mobile computing has had on traditional web browsing trends. In examining traffic across it network from August 2011 to February 2012, Chitika says that Windows web...
Study: Windows Web Browsing Market Share Down Nearly 10% Over Past 6 Months
HDD prices could drop by 10 percent at the end of April
Panasonic reports $10.2 billion loss for 2012, plasma TV sales fall more than 40 percent

Flooding in Thailand will deter hard drive market through Q3

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Following floods in Thailand, analysts predict that we’ll see higher prices throughout the hard drive shortage through at least the third quarter of 2012....
Flooding in Thailand will deter hard drive market through Q3

Results From HP and Dell May Be Pretty Good After All

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Probably the last thing you’d expect from Hewlett-Packard and Dell right now is a set of positive quarterly results, but that’s exactly what Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore is expecting from the two companies when they report quarterly results next week. (Dell reports Wednesday Tuesday; HP on Thursday Wednesday.) Is...
Results From HP and Dell May Be Pretty Good After All

Seagate to Miss Quarterly Sales Forecast by $500 Million

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Hard drive manufacturer Seagate said a supply quality issue and a slower-than expected rate of market share growth have combined to cause it to miss its quarterly sales target by a half-billion dollars. The company said it expects revenue of $4.5 billion for the quarter, $500 million short of what...
Seagate to Miss Quarterly Sales Forecast by $500 Million

Nvidia’s earnings drop 55 percent with PC slowdown, but beats expectations

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Nvidia said that its net income fell 48 percent for the first fiscal quarter ended April 29. But the graphics chip maker beat expectations and the company’s stock is rising. Revenues for the quarter were $924.9 million, down 4 percent from a year ago. Net income was $60.4 million, or...
Nvidia’s earnings drop 55 percent with PC slowdown, but beats expectations
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