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Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)

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Despite the fact that Google controls Android, the largest mobile operating system in the world, analysts still worry that the company is "challenged" in mobile. Just last week, Heather Bellini at Goldman Sachs laid out the reasons for skepticism about Google's mobile business. Here they are, briefly: Google had 70%...
Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)
Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes Apple's iPhone 4S as world's best-selling phone

Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

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Opera has released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which sees iOS regain its position as the top mobile platform based on advertising impressions, after Android took the crown during its previous report for the fourth quarter of 2012. The leap-frogging between the two rival operating systems demonstrates how...
Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant

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Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant: Larry Dignan for ZDNet: Microsoft's second quarter results were a mixed bag relative to estimates as its enterprise products fared well, but details about Surface units, hidden within the Windows division, were largely missing in action. The second quarter was all about Windows...
Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant
Juicy rumor: Apple looking to split up with Intel

TESLA CRUSHES ITS CRITICS: Three Cheers For The Only Successful New American Car Company In 50+ Years

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The only successful new American car company in more than half a century, Tesla, reported its first quarterly profit yesterday. It wasn't a big profit. But the fact that it was any sort of profit blew away investors, who instantly bid the company's stock up 25%, to a new...
TESLA CRUSHES ITS CRITICS: Three Cheers For The Only Successful New American Car Company In 50+ Years

PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

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PayPal closed its second acquisition of the year today, announcing the purchase of Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition and retention startup founded by “growth hackers” Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Iron Pearl’s promise: Sustained viral growth and longer-term customer retention via a suite of...
PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

HP reports drop in profit but says turnaround effort making progress

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Hewlett-Packard reported a drop in profit for the last quarter as printer and PC sales both declined, but said cost-cutting measures the company announced last year are starting to pay off. HP reported earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, ended Jan. 31, of $1.2 billion, down...
HP reports drop in profit but says turnaround effort making progress

Google Continues Motorola Restructure, Drops 1K Employees And Divides Staff Into "Home" And "Mobile" Ahead of Sale

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Google unveiled its Q4 2012 earnings today, and among the numbers were its customary look at employee headcounts for the quarter, and that number tells the tale of a conntinued reorganization of the Motorola business it acquired last year. Overall Google’s full-time headcount went up, with 53,861 staff overall vs....
Google Continues Motorola Restructure, Drops 1K Employees And Divides Staff Into "Home" And "Mobile" Ahead of Sale

New report says video ads are soaring -- but only 5% are on mobile

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New ad industry figures claim the number of online video ads shown in the last quarter of 2012 grew an eye-popping 52 percent compared to the previous three months. This stat shows that TV dollars may be shifting to the web in force; this could also come as good news...
New report says video ads are soaring -- but only 5% are on mobile

Apple and Samsung pull further ahead in U.S. smartphone market, iOS gains on Android

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According to new data from analytics firm comScore, Apple and Samsung continued their two-horse race for U.S. smartphone subscribers over the last quarter of 2012, while iOS gained some ground on Google's Android during the same period....
Apple and Samsung pull further ahead in U.S. smartphone market, iOS gains on Android

Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

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Huawei, everyone’s favorite cheap smartphone maker, is taking over. Huawei has risen above the plummeting RIM and Nokia to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, reports the Wall Street Journal. Huawei shipped 10.8 million phones last quarter, allowing it to capture five percent of the global market.  While this is...
Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

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In its most recent Mobility Report, Ericsson estimates that mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of last year. There’s no end in sight for data demand either: Ericsson estimates that between 2012 and 2018, demand for mobile data will increase twelve-fold. The two key drivers of such growth?...
Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

Confused Samsung Debuts Attack Ad on Executives

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Samsung doesn't like the trend that's putting Apple's iPhone back on top last quarter and so their marketing attack dogs thought it was time for another Galaxy vs. iPhone ad. The trouble with their ad is that it could be shooting themselves in the foot. Making executives look stupid for...
Confused Samsung Debuts Attack Ad on Executives

George Soros Discloses A Big Stake In Groupon

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George Soros has filed his quarterly 13F with the SEC. Last quarter, he revealed a new position in Facebook, so we were waiting eagerly for his disclosure today to see how that played out. Well, nothing too interesting there. He went from holding 341,000 shares in Q2 to 300,000 shares...
George Soros Discloses A Big Stake In Groupon

T-Mobile exec: One major carrier will go down

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In a recent conversation with shareholders, T-Mobile COO Jim Alling said that he believes out of the four major cell phone carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and his own T-Mobile — one will fade away in the coming years. We’re guessing he didn’t mean the company he works for, even...
T-Mobile exec: One major carrier will go down
Time For Apple To Buy Developer Love With A 0% Cut?

BlackBerry smartphone shipments rise but still posts $84 million loss for quarter

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After two quarters of meagre profits, BlackBerry has posted its Q1 2014 results (for the three-month period ending June 1st 2013), revealing an $84 million loss from $3.1 billion revenue. Compared to last quarter, when the Canadian manufacturer made $94 million from $2.7 billion revenue, the results are fairly...
BlackBerry smartphone shipments rise but still posts $84 million loss for quarter

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

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Apple just announced that it is in talks with Greenlight Capital about finding a way to distribute cash to shareholders. Apple shares rose by $13.55, or nearly 3 percent, on the news. In a statement issued a few minutes ago, Apple said it is in “active discussions about returning additional...
Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

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Apple had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making...
Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Marissa Mayer and the Art of the Earnings Call

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Conference calls discussing corporate earnings are often like political debates: An hour or so of jargon as dry as dirt. But much like the this year’s presidential debates, Yahoo’s earnings call Monday promised to be worth tuning into, if for no other reason that this was Marissa Mayer’s first and...
Marissa Mayer and the Art of the Earnings Call
Facebook beats revenue expectations again, slightly

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

AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

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AT&T has just released its Q3 2012 earnings report — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.5 billion (which is essentially flat year-over-year) and earnings of $0.61 per share as opposed to last quarter’s $0.66 per share. That’s a 5 percent increase year over year. But perhaps more importantly,...
AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

Lenovo achieves record earnings of $205m in Q4 2012 as its smartphone business becomes profitable

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Chinese PC maker Lenovo has continued its impressive rise after posting record fourth quarter earnings of $205 million on $9.36 billion in revenue and achieving profitability in its smartphone division for the first time. Gross profit was $1.1 billion and basic earnings per share were $1.99. Lenovo managed to grow...
Lenovo achieves record earnings of $205m in Q4 2012 as its smartphone business becomes profitable

After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia’s brief flirtation with profit last quarter (following six quarters of losses) was bound to end — we just didn’t think it would be this soon. The Finnish company posted an operating loss of €150 million (PDF), or...
After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold
Apple's Phil Schiller on Android malware: 'be safe out there'
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