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April Was a Loser for Video Game Industry

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April was a cruel month indeed for the video game industry. Sales of gaming hardware, software and accessories in the U.S. for the month peaked at $495.2 million, according to sales data from research firm NPD, down 25 percent from the same period in 2012. Retail software sales declined 17...
April Was a Loser for Video Game Industry

Technology firms look stable as earnings season begins

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With companies including Oracle, Tibco and Adobe issuing quarterly financial statements this week, earnings season is under way and despite mixed reports on the economy, confidence in tech appears to be stable. Stocks on the Nasdaq Computer index rose in aggregate by Friday, closing out the week at 1724.13,...
Technology firms look stable as earnings season begins

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

Hardware Sales Are Drag for IBM

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IBM posted a 7.1% rise in quarterly profit, although a drop in hardware sales weighed on overall revenue growth....
Hardware Sales Are Drag for IBM

EMC Earnings Come In Below Expectations While VMWare Lowers Outlook

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Enterprise storage giant EMC just reported quarterly earnings this morning, and they’re lighter than the street expected. Sales were up 6 percent to $5.39 billion, about $30 million below the consensus of $5.42 billion. Earnings per share were 39 cents, a penny off the expected 40 cents. Never fear, though....
EMC Earnings Come In Below Expectations While VMWare Lowers Outlook

Margin Call 2

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I expected Apple’s margins to improve  last quarter. They didn’t and so the question I needed to answer is why. Here is a history of Apple’s gross margin and operating margin as reported since late 2005: For a company selling hardware these are extraordinarily high margins. They are higher than...
Margin Call 2

Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U sales crested 400K units in its first week, according to internal sales data. That's just part of a 1.2 million hardware sales week that Nintendo's enjoyed across the past seven days -- which include the crucial Black Friday -- where...
Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week
Intel may be planning a it’s own set-top box & streaming service

PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

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Research firm Strategy Analytics sees a good year for Sony's Vita handheld console, despite slow sales in JapanUS market intelligence firm Strategy Analytics has predicted that Sony will sell 12.4 million Vitas this year – as long as the price is dropped at some point. The handheld console, launched yesterday...
PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards In HP Flap

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Mike Lynch says Hewlett-Packard has a problem with math. The founder and former CEO of the British software firm Autonomy, says at least some of the $5 billion written off by Hewlett-Packard earlier this week can be attributed to differences international accounting standards. In an interview with Reuters, Lynch, who...
Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards In HP Flap

HP reports $8.9B Q3 loss on write-downs, weak sales

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Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced a US$8.9 billion loss for its third quarter ended July 31 due to writedowns and weak hardware sales and also said full-year results would be at the low end of its previous guidance....
HP reports $8.9B Q3 loss on write-downs, weak sales
NPD: U.S. Windows Device Sales Down 21% On Last Year; Windows 8 Tablet Sales "Almost Non-Existent"

Cloud music is still the future for Apple, Amazon. Really.

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Cloud music hasn't caught on but Apple and Amazon continue to bolster their services. The iPod proved music drives hardware sales and the big players can't afford to be without it. [Read more]...
Cloud music is still the future for Apple, Amazon. Really.

IBM misses estimates, but sees potential in new 'growth initiatives'

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Computer maker IBM missed its estimates in the first quarter of 2013 with hardware sales slowing down. IBM reported revenues of $23.4 billion and net income of $3.4 billion, with earnings per share of $3.00. This falls short of the $24.6 billion analyst estimate from Bloomberg. Hardware revenues fell particularly...
IBM misses estimates, but sees potential in new 'growth initiatives'

Video game sales crash again; industry faces changes

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Yet another month has passed with little good news for the video game industry. Retail video game sales in the United States fell by 25 percent to $755.5 million in October, making it the 11th straight month of year-over-year decline. Hardware sales fell by 37 percent, and software sales...
Video game sales crash again; industry faces changes

Game industry has awful April as hardware sales plummet 42 percent

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Consumers spent just $109.5 million on game hardware in April, down from the $187.8 million they spent during the same period in 2012. [Read more]...
Game industry has awful April as hardware sales plummet 42 percent

Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

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How much in content sales does it take for Amazon to earn a 20 percent profit margin on its Kindle Fire hardware? About $10 per month, which generates $3 once Amazon takes its 30 percent cut. Senior analyst at ABI Research, Aapo Markkanen, estimated by doing the math last week,...
Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker
BII REPORT: The Race To Be The Third Mobile Platform
The console war has changed: can the PS4 make gaming easy again?

RIM reportedly hanging up on BlackBerry phone hardware

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Among several options that Research In Motion is currently reviewing for its continued transition is the sale of its BlackBerry handset division. The company last month said it was working with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets to determine next steps as RIM expects an operating loss for its first...
RIM reportedly hanging up on BlackBerry phone hardware

What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

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Today’s bombshell from Hewlett-Packard concerning an $8.8 billion write-down related to Autonomy, the British Software firm it acquired in 2011 for $11.7 billion in combined cash and assumed debt is a little hard to understand. Here’s how it breaks down: First HP’s total $8.8 billion write-down isn’t all Autonomy related....
What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

Oracle Earnings Miss Expectations

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Quarterly earnings from the business software giant Oracle just crossed the wires and they’re slightly below what analysts had expected. Earnings on a per share basis were 65 cents on revenue of $9 billion. That’s a penny short of the consensus view of 66 cents and $400 million shy of...
Oracle Earnings Miss Expectations

Despite losing 3M subscribers, BlackBerry earnings positively surprise

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BlackBerry service subscribers decreased to 76 million, down 3 million from a quarter ago, but cost-cutting and hardware sales helped the company earn a profit in its final fiscal quarter of the year. On Thursday, the company announced adjusted income of $114 million on revenue of $2.7 billion for the...
Despite losing 3M subscribers, BlackBerry earnings positively surprise

IBM's Net Rises 7.1 Percent on Slight Revenue Growth

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International Business Machines Corp.’s IBM first-quarter earnings rose 7.1 percent as the technology heavyweight reported higher revenue from its software and services business and improved margins, though hardware sales slipped. The company also raised its full-year earnings projection. IBM has consistently moved to higher-margin businesses and away from crowded fields...
IBM's Net Rises 7.1 Percent on Slight Revenue Growth
PaaS providers, ThroughPuter wants to parallelize your cloud

The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

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The post The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won’t) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image AppleInsider) Back in April of last year, I pondered Pebble, the then-wildly successful darling of Kickstarter fame. Pebble is a wristwatch device that connects to iPhones and displays various smart things....
The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

Apple Hardware Sales In FY 2012: 125.04M iPhones, 58.23M iPads, 18.1M Macs And 35.2M iPods

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Apple’s Q4 results mean we also now have the total hardware sales the company managed for the 2012 financial year. The company sold an amazing 125.04 million iPhones, 58.23 million iPads, 18.1 million Macs and 35.2 million iPods. To put that in perspective, it sold only 72 million iPhones across...
Apple Hardware Sales In FY 2012: 125.04M iPhones, 58.23M iPads, 18.1M Macs And 35.2M iPods

'Oracle Is The Most Dysfunctional Organization That I Had Ever Seen' (ORCL)

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The Oracle sales teams are so dysfunctional that top sales performers are leaving en masse, an employee who left the company a week ago told us. This echos other reports we are hearing about problems with Oracle's sales. The ex-employee left Oracle hardware sales after less than a year on...
'Oracle Is The Most Dysfunctional Organization That I Had Ever Seen' (ORCL)
Video game sales continue to slide in February, Xbox still top console

Roku seeking $50M round for international expansion

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Roku is raising a new $50 million round of funding in the next three months to help push its streaming media set-top boxes into more international markets, the company told Reuters in an interview with Reuters published today. The company’s set-top boxes allow people in the U.S. to stream...
Roku seeking $50M round for international expansion
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