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Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ

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Genealogy website Ancestry.com — which filed for an IPO back in 2009 – has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1.6 billion, or $32 per share, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The paper...
Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ
Android now powers 75% of all smartphones sold. Are we heading towards a Google monopoly?

Larry Page: Here's What I Meant to Say

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“We had a strong quarter. Revenue was up 45 percent year-on-year, and, at just fourteen years old, we cleared our first $14 billion revenue quarter. I am also really excited about the progress we’re making creating a beautifully simple, intuitive Google experience across all devices.” Google CEO Larry Page, on...
Larry Page: Here's What I Meant to Say

Salesforce.com Q3 Loss Widens Amid Tax Impacts, Higher Costs

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Salesforce.com Inc.’s fiscal third-quarter loss widened as the Web-based business software company was hurt by tax-valuation allowance-related charges and higher costs. For the year, Salesforce again raised its per-share adjusted earnings estimate to $1.50 to $1.52 on revenue of $3.04 billion to $3.05 billion, from its increased August estimate of...
Salesforce.com Q3 Loss Widens Amid Tax Impacts, Higher Costs

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
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in 'solid' Q4 2012; results 'exceeded expectations'

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Straight out of left field, Nokia has today announced that its fourth quarter of 2012 was surprisingly solid, making its stock price spike. Revealing its preliminary financial results for Q4 2012, Nokia says ‘Smart Devices’ net sales came in at approximately 1.2 billion euros, with total volumes of 6.6 million...
Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in 'solid' Q4 2012; results 'exceeded expectations'

Clearwire sees wholesale revenues dip, LTE delays as it posts a $41.3 million net loss in Q3

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Clearwire's figures show that the network it isn't cool to love will be making placating faces at its bank manager for yet another quarter. It pulled in revenues of $313.9 million for the three month period, but with business costs (and depreciation) clocking in at $646.7 million, the company...
Clearwire sees wholesale revenues dip, LTE delays as it posts a $41.3 million net loss in Q3

Real Estate Site Zillow (Barely) Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3: $31.9M In Revenue, $0.08 EPS, Tops 1 Billion Mobile Home Views

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Real estate site Zillow just released its third-quarter earnings report, once again coming in just ahead of what Wall Street analysts had predicted. The company said it saw $31.9 million in revenue and earnings of 8 cents per share in the quarter ending September 30. That’s up from revenue of...
Real Estate Site Zillow (Barely) Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3: $31.9M In Revenue, $0.08 EPS, Tops 1 Billion Mobile Home Views
Galaxy who? iPhone 5 & 4S were the two best-selling smartphones in Q4 2012

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

Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

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At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform. In an emailed statement to BloombergBusinessweek, Samsung said: ”We plan to release new, competitive...
Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

Google Updates On Shopping, Hints At AdWords' Future On Q3 Call

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Now that Google’s new pay-for-play Shopping is in full swing (the changeover took place October 17), the company used its earnings call to share thoughts on its success thus far, and its future vision for the product. Additionally, Google execs came out with some tidbits about the status and... Please...
Google Updates On Shopping, Hints At AdWords' Future On Q3 Call

NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

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Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors happy. According to the NYT source, company executives want to shift from making Barnes & Noble branded...
NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

Apple analysts scramble to lower their June estimates

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The Street's expectations for fiscal Q3 2013 are down at least 5% since early March FORTUNE -- Although Apple (AAPL) investors are plenty nervous about next week's March quarter earnings report, the stock's drop to 16-month lows this week may have more to do with jitters about the next report...
Apple analysts scramble to lower their June estimates
Samsung posts operating profit of 8.12 trillion won for Q3 2012
Is the technapolocalypse upon us as investments drop in Q3?
Not even selling 1.5 million iPhones could save Sprint's Q3

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

Facebook CTR, CPC and CPM trends are 'win-win-win,' Spruce Media says

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Trends in Facebook clickthrough rates, costs per click and costs per impression indicate a “win-win-win” situation for Facebook, advertisers and users, Facebook ad company Spruce Media says. One of Facebook’s Strategic Preferred Marketing Developers, Spruce released a report this week detailing CTR, CPC and CPM benchmarks and trends over the past...
Facebook CTR, CPC and CPM trends are 'win-win-win,' Spruce Media says

RIM's Q3 2013 earnings: $2.7 billion revenue, $114 million net loss

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RIM has just announced its earnings for Q3 2013 (actually the three months ending December 1, 2012), including a five percent drop in revenue to $2.7 billion and an adjusted net loss of $114 million. Developing...Comments...
RIM's Q3 2013 earnings: $2.7 billion revenue, $114 million net loss
RIM continues to struggle, shares halted before Q3 2013 earnings report
Analysts revise estimates ahead of Apple's Q4 earnings call
For The First Time, Facebook's 680M Mobile DAUs Surpassed Web DAUs -- Zuck Says It's Now A "Mobile Company"

Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s

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Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s: Chris Velazco for TechCrunch: Since the only device that fits the description is the iPhone 5, that breaks down to about 651,000 iPhone 5s sold and activated since the device's launch in September. That may seem...
Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s
Verizon's 4G LTE network now covers 250M people -- and it's powering revenues

Facebook shares new documentation for local currency pricing, sets migration for Q3

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Facebook today provided updates regarding its transition from Credits to local currency pricing. The company offered new documentation for game developers and announced that migration will occur in Q3 this year. Facebook decided to phase out Credits in favor of a user’s local currency — dollars, pounds or yen, for example...
Facebook shares new documentation for local currency pricing, sets migration for Q3

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%

Samsung ships record 57 million smartphones globally in Q3

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Strategic Analytics released its latest report today that depicted global smartphone shipments growing to 162 million in Q3 2012, and it said Samsung led the charge with a record 35 percent global share. “Samsung shipped 56.9 million smartphones worldwide and captured a record 35 percent market share in the third...
Samsung ships record 57 million smartphones globally in Q3

Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple

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Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Management has dumped its entire stake in Facebook during the fourth quarter, according to a 13F filing with the SEC.  Tiger Global owned 11,749,221 shares at the end of Q3, the filing shows. The hedge fund also significantly pared back its Apple stake.  The hedge fund...
Longtime Investor Chase Coleman Dumps His Entire Facebook Stake... And A Bunch Of Apple
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