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Android extends smartphone OS dominance in Q2, says Gartner

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Android continued to increase its dominance of the smartphone market during the second quarter, powered by Samsung's success. Competitor Apple in contrast struggled somewhat as consumers held out for the next iteration of the iPhone, Gartner said on Tuesday....
Android extends smartphone OS dominance in Q2, says Gartner

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

BII REPORT: Here's Why We Are Primed For Massive International Smartphone Growth

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Most of the six billion mobile phones in the world are not smartphones. Over the next several years, most of these handsets will be replaced by smartphones. The United States is one of the more mature smartphone markets. Most smartphone device growth, therefore, will likely  come from other countries --...
BII REPORT: Here's Why We Are Primed For Massive International Smartphone Growth

More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

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Some low-hanging fruit in newspapers’ shrivelling orchard - Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) says it is investing in a Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) copycat and is repeating its earlier-stated intention to launch paid tablet editions, as it seeks to turn around shrinking profit. Newspapers were later than the daily deals sites...
More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

Facebook Details Its Fear That Mobile Ads May Damage Revenues (FB)

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Facebook has put more detail on its fears that the transition to mobile usage may hurt its revenue growth. Generally, mobile ads are cheaper than display ads, and they compete for advertisers with web ads. The additional supply and lower price can have the effect of reducing the number of...
Facebook Details Its Fear That Mobile Ads May Damage Revenues (FB)

Trulia Goes After Zillow's Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users

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Trulia, the online real estate listings giant, has now publicly filed an IPO of up to $75 million — effectively confirming reports from the end of July that the company had already filed for an IPO privately. The company’s S-1 also provides an update on the state of the business, showing...
Trulia Goes After Zillow's Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users

IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer might be working overtime to keep Apple at bay, but the PC market that his company largely built is hurting, if you ask researchers at Gartner and IDC. Both estimate that shipments of traditional computers dropped by a tenth of a point in the second quarter...
IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars

Facebook To Release It First Earnings As A Public Company On July 26th For Q2 2012

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Facebook will give investors and the world their first official look at its post-IPO earning for Q2 2012 at 2pm PST on July 26th, according to a brief note posted to its investor relations page just now. Critics will likely focus on its mobile revenue, as Facebook only began showing ads...
Facebook To Release It First Earnings As A Public Company On July 26th For Q2 2012

Dan Loeb Reveals A Major New Position In Chesapeake Energy In Q2, While Upping His Stake In Apple (CHK, AAPL)

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Billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb just filed his 13F for Third Point LLC.   For the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, Third Point revealed that it has taken a huge new position in Chesapeake Energy.   The hedge fund disclosed a 5,000,000 shares stake in Chesapeake, according to...
Dan Loeb Reveals A Major New Position In Chesapeake Energy In Q2, While Upping His Stake In Apple (CHK, AAPL)

If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

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Amazon this week announced its Kindle Fire tablet has “Sold Out” after first going on sale on November 15 in the US. The company also revealed the device was its most successful product launch in the history of the American retail website. Unsurprisingly, Amazon didn’t release sales figures, but it...
If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare
Facebook, Google ramp up federal lobbying efforts in Q2 2012

CHART: Facebook's Mobile Ads Are More Effective Than Twitter's

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Facebook's mobile "Sponsored Stories" ads are much more effective than mobile ads displayed on Twitter, according to a study by TBG Digital, a large buyer and manager of Facebook campaign media. TBG studied 24 million Twitter impressions across multiple clients and sectors in Q2 2012, and saw an average click-through...
CHART: Facebook's Mobile Ads Are More Effective Than Twitter's

Apple’s Q2 2012: $11.6B In Profit, $39.2B In Revenue, 35.1M iPhones Sold

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Apple has just posted their Q2 2012 financials, and revealed that over the last 14 weeks the company has pulled in $11.6 billion in profit on $39.2 billion in revenue, which breaks down to $12.30 per share. Analysts expected earnings of $10.02 per share on $36.81 billion in revenue. Apple...
Apple’s Q2 2012: $11.6B In Profit, $39.2B In Revenue, 35.1M iPhones Sold

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

LG unveils the Optimus 4X HD, with 4.7-inch, quad-core Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich

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With Mobile World Congress just days away and a number of new smartphone launches already under its belt, Korean electronics giant LG has today announced its new flagship quad-core Android smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD, in an attempt to lure consumers away from rival Android device makers. The Optimus 4X...
LG unveils the Optimus 4X HD, with 4.7-inch, quad-core Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich
Yelp makes a better second impression in Q2 with $32.7M in revenue and $0.03 loss per share

US Apple Stores make record sales whatever the measurement, says new analysis

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Apple’s US retail stores, which already make more money than any other store per square foot, also top the list when it comes to revenues per visitor, according to figures from Asymco’s Horace Dediu (via CNET). Dediu calculated that in the latest quarter’s figures, Apple achieved an average revenue of $13m...
US Apple Stores make record sales whatever the measurement, says new analysis
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox
iOS leads the pack in eCPM, traffic and revenue on Opera's mobile ad platform, iPad average eCPM of $4.42

Google's Q2 2012

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Google's Q2 2012: Google had a solid quarter, beating most estimates. But this is interesting: Motorola Operating Loss - GAAP operating loss for Motorola was $233 million ($192 million for the mobile segment and $41 million for the home segment), or -19% of Motorola revenues in the second quarter of...
Google's Q2 2012

Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?

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AT&T and Verizon both nailed big numbers in their earnings reports this week, driven by smartphone sales. But new reports suggest a bleaker future for smartphone growth, which has dipped to its slowest growth rate since the fall of 2009. Could the smartphone market finally be hitting a saturation point...
Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?

Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

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You, the consumer, probably don't care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they're pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft's light-weight OS offerings will bring the improved touch and gesture support of Windows 8 to low power platforms like car...
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map
5 things you need to do now if your Q1 is going poorly

A peek behind the curtain into Bloom Energy's financials

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Fortune’s Dan Primack has another important scoop this week for the cleantech world: one of the first looks at Bloom Energy’s private quarterly earnings that they report to their investors (earlier this week his other scoop was that Advanced Equities was going to shut down). And the exposed Bloom’s earnings...
A peek behind the curtain into Bloom Energy's financials

Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332 In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter

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Zynga didn’t meet analysts’ already-low estimates in its just-released earnings release for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in which it showed revenue of $332 million and lost 3 cents per share. Analysts had predicted the company would earn 5 cents per share on revenue of $344 million. Bookings,...
Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332 In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter

Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

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Yes, we've seen an XBee radio interface with RC robots before, but Quantum Robotics' open-source Xbee handheld controllers have enough gimbals, push buttons and toggle switches to leave us starry-eyed. The Q2 and Q4, both open for funding on Kickstarter, use a XBee wireless transceiver to transfer data and...
Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

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We've already heard about Windows RT's "modest" beginning, and now there's talk full-blown Windows 8 ain't flying off the shelves either. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and his insider sources, uptake of the new OS isn't hitting Redmond's targets, with the blame being put on OEMs and their...
Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

Is New York's Digital Boom Slowing Down?

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Want a job at a digital company based in New York City? You should have been looking earlier this year, says a headhunting shop. Cook Associates Executive Search says hiring at “pure play” Internet and digital companies in New York has been slowing down throughout 2012. Cook says hiring at...
Is New York's Digital Boom Slowing Down?

Google Cuts 1,058 Full-Time Jobs In Q3 As It Streamlines Motorola Mobility's Workforce

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Google’s Q3 earnings leaked today, and among the reported stats was a noteworthy gap in full-time employees between its Q2 and Q3 results. At the end of June, Google had 54,604 full-time employees, thanks to a massive influx of 20,293 new Motorola Mobility staff. As of September 30, the company...
Google Cuts 1,058 Full-Time Jobs In Q3 As It Streamlines Motorola Mobility's Workforce

Memory chip disaster: New data shows how prices have fallen (chart)

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The bad news for memory makers: prices for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) were in a free-fall in Q2 as gut-wrenching as the one flash companies like Sandisk (SNDK) and Intel (INTC) reported in earnings the past two weeks. (Flash prices, however, are clearly rising.) The good news for PC...
Memory chip disaster: New data shows how prices have fallen (chart)
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