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Norway has more bandwidth than all of Africa & other broadband gaps

gigaom.com
Broadband use in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are growing incredibly quickly, but developed nations are still the heaviest broadband users. This research out from Telegeography today shouldn’t come as any big surprise but the fact that Norway has access to more bandwidth than the entire African continent...
Norway has more bandwidth than all of Africa & other broadband gaps

Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent

www.engadget.com
Nielsen is out with its annual survey of video game use in the US today, and it's found that gaming continues to be on the rise across the board. That includes a seven percent increase in total gaming time compared to the previous year (apparently due largely to increases...
Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent

Microsoft cites progress on Yahoo search ads, says it's still committed to providing an alternative to Google

www.geekwire.com
Microsoft’s search advertising group says it’s starting to wring more revenue out of the Internet search ads that it’s serving as part of its partnership with Yahoo — despite recently needing to extend, for another year, its commitment to cover revenue shortfalls experienced by Yahoo under the arrangement. The news follows a...
Microsoft cites progress on Yahoo search ads, says it's still committed to providing an alternative to Google

BII REPORT: Here's How Consumers Are Shopping With Their Phones

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Mobile devices are playing an increasingly large role in commerce. In a special report out from BI Intelligence, we analyze patterns around all types of mobile behavior, including how people use their phones to shop. Access The Full Report By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today>> So, how are consumers using their phones...
BII REPORT: Here's How Consumers Are Shopping With Their Phones

Apple Owns China's Tablet Market

allthingsd.com
The iPad first debuted in China on September 17, 2010. Now, not two years later, it is has captured nearly three-quarters of the country’s tablet market. According to a new survey from market research firm Analysys International, Chinese consumers purchased 2.34 million tablets during the second quarter of 2012, a...
Apple Owns China's Tablet Market

Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

mashable.com
Amazon is growing fast. But that growth is outpacing its ability to make money, if the company’s quarterly results are any indication. Virtually every area of the company experienced double-digit growth over the same period a year earlier. Net sales were up 35% to $17.4 billion in total revenue....
Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

Amazon Feels The Profit Squeeze

parislemon.com
Amazon Feels The Profit Squeeze: Just to follow up, Amazon has released their numbers. As expected, net income doesn’t look great — $177 million, down 58 percent year over year. But at least it’s not a loss (which Amazon had warned it might be). That $177 million is on sales...
Amazon Feels The Profit Squeeze

BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

www.guardian.co.uk
Net profit rises 8% as gains in total customers and efficiency make up for 6% advertising slide in second half of 2011BSkyB has announced net profit was 8% higher in the first half of its financial year despite a drop in advertising revenue.For the six months ending 31 December 2011,...
BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

MPAA says Chinese box office receipts reached new record: $2.75B in 2012

arstechnica.com
We often hear from the MPAA and other intellectual property rights holders about to how much they’re suffering as a result of piracy. But on Friday, Christopher Dodd, the current head of the movie industry group and a former senator from Connecticut, argued (PDF) before a luncheon at the National Press Club...
MPAA says Chinese box office receipts reached new record: $2.75B in 2012

January sales data reveals mo' iMacs, mo' Mac sales

arstechnica.com
3-4 week shipping times are still making some iMac buyers wait. Discussion of Mac sales may have been a bit of a yawner during Apple's earnings call last month, but sales have reportedly picked up significantly since then. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster obtained NPD's retail data for January...
January sales data reveals mo' iMacs, mo' Mac sales

Netflix bulls vs bears: Who has the upper hand?

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Few stocks are as divisive as Netflix. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- Netflix and the Nasdaq 100 Index are something like one of those break-up to make-up couples. In December 2010, Nasdaq entered the index -- a benchmark more focused on leading companies than the broader Nasdaq Composite --...
Netflix bulls vs bears: Who has the upper hand?

Killing Comic Sans: 5 alternative fonts that protect your dignity

www.pcworld.com
Comic Sans: It's the best font in your tool box if you're committed to sappy, unsophisticated design, and want to prove to the world that your type library hasn't been updated since 1995. Comic Sans is embarrassing. It makes us avert our eyes. Yet it's still the go-to font for...
Killing Comic Sans: 5 alternative fonts that protect your dignity
Bangalore-based enterprise IT startup, Appnomic, raises a modest $5M

Sharp says there is "material doubt" over its corporate survival

arstechnica.com
Sharp, the century-old stalwart of Japanese electronics, is in deep trouble. On Thursday, the company said it sustained a ¥249.1 billion ($3.12 billion) loss for its latest quarter, the second year it had suffered record deficits. The company still has about $10 billion of debt. "As operating and net loss...
Sharp says there is "material doubt" over its corporate survival

Tablets to outship desktops this year, notebooks next year

www.techspot.com
According to the latest data from IDC, global shipments of smart connected devices exceeded a billion units in 2012, an increase of 29.1% from the previous year and representing a value of $576.9 billion. Although plenty of smartphones and other "smart" electronics were moved last year, the researcher notes...
Tablets to outship desktops this year, notebooks next year

This May Be the First Computer-Generated Motion Picture

www.theatlantic.com
Of course, it was made at Bell Labs, like everything else. This simple animation of a satellite orbiting a sphere may be the very first computer-generated movie. Ed Zajac created the simulation at Bell Labs in an effort to better understand the forces at play in the company's work with...
This May Be the First Computer-Generated Motion Picture

Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

techcrunch.com
Box has been grabbing headlines lately because it has been nailing a big market: enterprise customers who need to easily share and store big collections of documents online. But a quiet Silicon Valley rival has also been winning a bunch of this turf — YouSendIt. Today, the company is backing...
Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

Angry Birds helped Rovio double its revenues to £129m in 2012

www.guardian.co.uk
45% of Finnish company's income now comes from merchandise rather than gamesAngry Birds games attracted 263m monthly active players in December 2012, helping their publisher Rovio double its revenues for the calendar year.The company has published its financial results for 2012, revealing that its revenues grew 101% year-on-year to €152.2m...
Angry Birds helped Rovio double its revenues to £129m in 2012

Internet speeds drop around the world according to Akamai, adoption rate up

www.engadget.com
Here's an odd one: average connection speeds around the globe dropped 14 percent to just 2.3 Mbps during the last quarter of 2011. The drop off remains something of a mystery since the data used to calculate that result doesn't include mobile broadband (so its increased adoption can't be...
Internet speeds drop around the world according to Akamai, adoption rate up

Startup valuations remained red hot in 2012, but are things cooling?

www.geekwire.com
Even though venture capital investing fell last year on a national basis, it still remained a good time to raise cash when considering startup valuations. At least that’s the latest from a report by law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which analyzed valuations of deals in which it played a...
Startup valuations remained red hot in 2012, but are things cooling?

Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top

www.engadget.com
A charger on every nightstand and a phone in every pocket -- it could be a presidential slogan, but it's really just reality. According to research from Strategy Analytics, a staggering 1.6 billion mobile phones were shipped (not sold) globally in 2012, and 700 million of them were smartphones....
Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top

Apple Blames Low Mac Sales on iMac Supply Constraints

www.macrumors.com
Today's quarterly results call revealed that Apple's Mac sales are down 16% compared to last year. Apple sold just 312,000 Macs per week compared to 371,000 per week during the same time period a year ago. Peter Oppenheimer noted that Apple has experienced significant constraints on the new iMacs, and...
Apple Blames Low Mac Sales on iMac Supply Constraints

AMD Q1 2013 earnings: softer $146 million net loss on $1.09 billion revenue

www.engadget.com
Just two days after the earnings report of its storied rival, AMD has followed suit with a Q1 2013 earnings report of its own. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of $146 million, which stings, but isn't quite so painful as the $473 million loss that...
AMD Q1 2013 earnings: softer $146 million net loss on $1.09 billion revenue
Only 60% of Apple revenue is NOT made in the USA, and that's a problem

CEO pay basically not tied to any kind of reality at all (report)

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Chief executive pay keeps rising, according to a New York Times report published today. According to the report, overall CEO pay rose 16 percent from 2011 to 2012, while the stock returns generated by those CEOs’ companies rose just...
CEO pay basically not tied to any kind of reality at all (report)
Nokia submits yearly SEC report, details €1.4b loss and Windows Phone risks
Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results

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

thenextweb.com
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

Amazon reports increased operating income, ebook sales up 70% in 2012

gigaom.com
Amazon announced fourth-quarter and full year 2012 earnings report roughly in line with investor expectations Tuesday afternoon. Revenue was up 22 percent, to $21.27 billion, for the quarter and the much-watched operating income up 45 percent to $405 million. Net income was down 45 percent, to $97 million or $0.21...
Amazon reports increased operating income, ebook sales up 70% in 2012

Internet ad revenue is growing, but growth rate is slowing, according to IAB report

gigaom.com
The Interactive Advertising Bureau is out today with a report on the “record” Internet advertising revenues for the first quarter for 2012 but, despite the double-digit year-over-year increase, it appears that growth is actually slowing down. According to the industry association, digital ad revenue in the first quarter climbed 15 percent,...
Internet ad revenue is growing, but growth rate is slowing, according to IAB report
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