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Apple's stock has never been higher as iPad 3 anticipation mounts

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Apple isn't the first tech company to be worth $500bn – Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and GE passed that mark during the dotcom boom of 2000 – although none are near that nowApple is not the first company to be worth more than $500bn (£315bn) but with its equity value passing...
Apple's stock has never been higher as iPad 3 anticipation mounts

Vodafone revenue hit by eurozone crisis

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UK-based mobile phone operator says European revenue from calls, texts and sending data fell 1.6% in Europe in last quarterVodafone has flagged ongoing weakness in the eurozone's worst-hit economies as it warned of revenue declines in Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal.The UK-based mobile phone operator said service revenues - turnover...
Vodafone revenue hit by eurozone crisis

Arm shares jump 4% as chip designer's results beat forecasts despite Apple's disappointment

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Company hails strong performance in first half and says full year figures will meet expectationsApple may have disappointed with its latest earning update overnight, but there were no such worries for one of its key suppliers.Chip designer Arm beat market forecasts for the second quarter with a 23% jump in...
Arm shares jump 4% as chip designer's results beat forecasts despite Apple's disappointment
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Arm shares fall 3% on cautioun over growth prospects

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Chip designer reports 14% first quarter revenue growth, down from final quarter of 2011Shares in chip designer Arm - whose customers include Arm and Microsoft - have lost more than 3% on concerns its recent rapid growth could continue.First quarter results showed revenues up 14% to £132.5m and profits up...
Arm shares fall 3% on cautioun over growth prospects

Letters: Tax avoidance distorts the market

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The elaborate and artificial structures used by Starbucks and other multinational groups do not only save them tax (You do evil, MPs tell Google, 17 May) - they also give them a built-in competitive advantage, because the same dodges are not available to domestic competitors in the markets in which...
Letters: Tax avoidance distorts the market

EasyJet heads closer to FTSE 100 after positive update, as leading index continues rally

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FTSE 100 ends week on a positive note and consolidates at highest level for nearly five yearsFrom a new row with its major shareholder to a share surge which puts it on course for a place in the FTSE 100, it has been an eventful week for easyJet.It started badly...
EasyJet heads closer to FTSE 100 after positive update, as leading index continues rally

Davos 2013: why are only 17% of delegates women?

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The annual schmoozefest for the world's movers and shakers will again be male-dominated. What is its excuse?Facing up to reality, especially in these dark days of the year, can sometimes be exhausting. So I like this new work by the Itinerant Museum of Art (ItiMa), a sort of pop-up show,...
Davos 2013: why are only 17% of delegates women?

Next saved from seasonal slump by online sales

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Next Directory business saw sales soar by nearly 9%, leaving overall group sales up 2.2% despite poor performing shopsThe coldest March in 50 years kept customers out of Next's high street stores - but stay-at-home shoppers made up for lost purchases by going to the fashion chain's website instead.Shop sales...
Next saved from seasonal slump by online sales

FTSE 100 falls despite mining shares recovery, with Arm down on sell note

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Commodity companies lead risers but chip designer hit by downbeat comments ahead of quarterly resultsDespite a recovery in the mining sector, leading shares are heading lower again.With gold stablising after its recent declines - which were based on worries about countries such as Cyprus selling some of their reserves along...
FTSE 100 falls despite mining shares recovery, with Arm down on sell note

MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In Round Led By MMC Ventures To Scale Up Its Elance-For-MBAs

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The recession has fuelled a boom in mobile workers as businesses down-size to consultants and freelancers. So there has clearly been an upsurge in platforms to aggregate that talent in marketplaces. Back in 2009 Daniel Callaghan and Adam Riccoboni created MBA & Company to aggregate all those business school graduates...
MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In Round Led By MMC Ventures To Scale Up Its Elance-For-MBAs

Shortage of science graduates will thwart manufacturing-based recovery

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Too few women studying science, maths and engineering and a curb on immigration make government hopes forlornThe government's hope that it can drive an economic recovery by growing the UK's manufacturing industry will be thwarted by a lack of science and technology graduates, a report suggests.The report - which concludes...
Shortage of science graduates will thwart manufacturing-based recovery

Apple's disappointing results hits suppliers Arm, Imagination and Laird

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Investors unsettled by lower than expected iPhone sales, but FTSE 100 moves above 6200Apple's disappointing results have hit shares in UK chipmakers and component suppliers who count the US technology group as a key customer.Apple shares lost nearly 10% on its update, but the reaction among its suppliers has been...
Apple's disappointing results hits suppliers Arm, Imagination and Laird

Chip designer Arm leads FTSE higher on hopes for Apple and Microsoft launches

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UK group supplies designs for iPad mini and is involved in Windows 8 for mobilesArm continues its recent surge, with the UK chip designer boosted by both the launch of Apple's mini iPad and the forthcoming unveiling of Microsoft's Windows 8.Its shares rose on Tuesday after it reported better than...
Chip designer Arm leads FTSE higher on hopes for Apple and Microsoft launches

Google shares continue to slide as poor US corporate news hits markets

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FTSE 100 finished upbeat week on a down note as Wall Street takes the shine off sharesA day after Google suffered the biggest share price drop in history, there was little respite for the search engine's investors.Some £15bn was wiped off Google's value on Thursday after the accidental release of...
Google shares continue to slide as poor US corporate news hits markets

Arm escapes market rout as Dell backs company's chip designs

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Dell to offer customers choice of Arm or Intel products, giving support to company's sharesArm, the chip designer whose products are used in Apple's iPad and iPhone, has escaped the worst of the current market rout after Dell backed the company's architecture.The computer group has said it will offer customers...
Arm escapes market rout as Dell backs company's chip designs

Weir admits gas prices will dent profits

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Boom in shale output means lower gas prices and less demand for fracking equipment, engineering group announcesThe Glasgow-based engineering group Weir has admitted its profits are likely to be affected by the fall in US gas prices. The FTSE 100 business admitted that full-year profits could come in at the...
Weir admits gas prices will dent profits

Facebook recovers despite end of share lockup, but UK shares slump to lowest level since July

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Social network giant defies expectations of further falls, but investors elsewhere cautious on eurozone and US economiesAfter a near 50% slump in value following its much-hyped flotation in May, Facebook has recovered some of its poise despite the prospect of a wave of selling by company insiders.On Wednesday, a restriction...
Facebook recovers despite end of share lockup, but UK shares slump to lowest level since July

FTSE ends week 100 points lower despite Obama win and Greek austerity bill approval

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Worries about US fiscal cliff and Greek bailout delay leave investors nervous at end of momentous weekA successful resolution to two major events - the US election and parliamentary approval for Greece's austerity measures - were meant to give leading shares a lift this week.But even though Barack Obama was...
FTSE ends week 100 points lower despite Obama win and Greek austerity bill approval

Why women's jokes fall flat in the boardroom

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Women often try to use self-deprecating humour to get their colleagues on-side but it raises few laughsHumour is a staple part of any boardroom discussion, as viewers of the BBC's The Apprentice will know. But research reveals that, while men benefit from the use of well-judged banter, the brand of...
Why women's jokes fall flat in the boardroom

Arm shares soar 7% after forecast beating figures despite Apple's woes

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UK chip designer benefits from supplying Samsung and Qualcomm as well as iPad makerArm, the Cambridge-based chip designer, has beaten profit forecasts after strong demand for smartphones and tablets using its technology.The business supplies the likes of Samsung and Qualcomm as well as Apple. But whereas Apple is expected to...
Arm shares soar 7% after forecast beating figures despite Apple's woes

Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

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Hacking attempts across the globe are likely to top one billion in the final quarter of 2012, according to estimations by the NCC Group. The information assurance firm, which works with more than 90 percent of the FTSE 100, identified 981 million hacking attempts worldwide during the third quarter of...
Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

Arm jumps on optimism over its next generation processors

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Company says it has seen strong demand for its new energy-efficient designs from chipmakersOptimism about its new processors has helped lift chip designer Arm by nearly 2%.The company's chief executive Warren East said the first of its new energy-efficient 64-bit processors were due to come to market next year and...
Arm jumps on optimism over its next generation processors

Markets Are Making A Big Comeback In Europe

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It's a quiet day in the global financial markets.  The U.S. is closed for the July 4th holiday. European markets are open. They were looking pretty ugly for much of the trading session, but now they're trading well off of lows. U.K.'s FTSE 100 is up 0.2%. France's CAC 40...
Markets Are Making A Big Comeback In Europe

Autonomy's pre-HP accounting comes under UK scrutiny

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Authorities in the U.S. have already been looking into Hewlett-Packard’s allegations that Autonomy – the 2011 purchase of which led to $5 billion worth of write-down for HP last year – had misrepresented its financial metrics ahead of the sale. Now the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is doing the...
Autonomy's pre-HP accounting comes under UK scrutiny
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