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How Cloud Computing's Growth Disrupts Hardware & Software Vendors

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Businesses are subscribing to software, storage and computing power delivered over the Internet at a jaw-dropping pace, Over the next five years, global spending on cloud-computing services will increase at a pace five times greater than the growth of the information technology (IT) industry as a whole. To survive in...
How Cloud Computing's Growth Disrupts Hardware & Software Vendors

Jessica Alba-led Honest.com secures $27 million to expand eco-friendly baby products business

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The Honest Company, which is unique for reason that we will get to shortly, has just raised a massive series A round, totaling some $27 million. From the docket on the company, they claim to aim to provide “non-toxic and natural baby and family products online.” Honest works much like...
Jessica Alba-led Honest.com secures $27 million to expand eco-friendly baby products business

Groupon's Q3 Results Fall Short of Analyst Expectations

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Groupon reported that third-quarter revenues totaled $568.6 million, marking a 32 percent increase year over year. The company also said it broke even, representing a massive improvement over the previous year’s quarter when it lost 18 cents a share. However, the results were not good enough to beat analyst expectations. Analysts,...
Groupon's Q3 Results Fall Short of Analyst Expectations

Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss

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As the company continues to overhaul its operations to return to profitability, Sony managed to hold onto modest operating profits during its third fiscal quarter, reporting $23.39 billion (¥1.948 trillion) in revenue and $496 million (¥46.4 billion) in operating income, but it did post a net loss of $115 million...
Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss

Corning to Boost Life-Sciences Business

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Corning plans to pay roughly $730 million in cash to acquire the bulk of Becton Dickinson's lab-products business, snapping up a portfolio it said would significantly increase its presence in the life-sciences market....
Corning to Boost Life-Sciences Business

Why Groupon's Shares Fell 20 Percent, Even Though Profits are Up

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Groupon exceeded earnings expectations for the second quarter and revenues were in the right ballpark. So, why did the company’s stock fall a jaw-dropping 20 percent? In a nutshell, here’s the answer: During the quarter, most of the company’s growth came from its lower margin products business — and not its...
Why Groupon's Shares Fell 20 Percent, Even Though Profits are Up

Sony Mobile has 'an ambition' to launch Firefox OS device in 2014

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Despite what your feelings may be about Firefox OS, various OEMs and carriers are clearly content with having more options to explore. The latest outfit appears to be Sony's Mobile entity, which, earlier today, announced it had reached multi-year deal with Telefónica which will "explore the development" of a...
Sony Mobile has 'an ambition' to launch Firefox OS device in 2014

Do federated clouds matter?

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Federated clouds are like chupacabras– the mythical goat vampires of the Southwest — people think they have really seen them, but everyone has a slightly different vision of what one looks like. In a panel Tuesday at Structure:Europe, GigaOM’s Barb Darrow led Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp; Mark Cravotta, SVP...
Do federated clouds matter?

Is Everyone Ready For Cloud Disruption?

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  Businesses are subscribing to software, storage and computing power delivered over the Internet at a jaw-dropping pace. Over the next five years, global spending on so-called cloud services will increase at a pace five times greater than the growth of the information technology industry as a whole, according to...
Is Everyone Ready For Cloud Disruption?

Sony continues to restructure, agrees $730m sale of chemical products businesses

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Sony has continued to rebuild and reorganise itself after it announced an agreement to sell its chemical products business — which include Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation (SCID) — to the Development Bank of Japan for an expected price of 58.0 billion yen, circa $730 million. Many people may not even be aware that the...
Sony continues to restructure, agrees $730m sale of chemical products businesses

What Does It Mean if Groupon Is Indeed the Largest Mobile Commerce Company?

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With larger questions about Groupon’s growth prospects being asked, it’s hard to pay attention to any bright spots on the horizon. But at least one emerged during this week’s earnings call that was overlooked by most observers. Groupon’s CEO Andrew Mason, who is known for being a funny guy, was dead serious...
What Does It Mean if Groupon Is Indeed the Largest Mobile Commerce Company?

Sony Finalizes Sale of Chemical Ops to Government-backed Bank for US$730 Million

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Sony said Thursday it will sell its chemical products business to a government-backed bank for ¥58 billion (US$730 million), as part of the company's ongoing......
Sony Finalizes Sale of Chemical Ops to Government-backed Bank for US$730 Million

Struggling Sony eyes sale and lease-back of freshly-completed Tokyo building for $1.5 billion

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Sony is reported to be eyeing up the sale of one of its major offices in Tokyo in order to raise between Y100 billion ($1.14 billion) and Y130 billion ($1.48 billion) to help the company overcome crippling losses and overturn its electronics businesses. Dow Jones reports that the Japanese company has...
Struggling Sony eyes sale and lease-back of freshly-completed Tokyo building for $1.5 billion

Foxconn hiring safety, 'lifestyle' help at Apple-linked unit

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Foxconn is hiring for several safety and "lifestyle" positions involving one of two Chinese units that supplies Apple, says Bloomberg. In particular the company's Integrated Digital Products Business Group is advertising in Shenzhen for a safety and security officer, a lifestyle services manager, and two fire chiefs. The chairman of...
Foxconn hiring safety, 'lifestyle' help at Apple-linked unit
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