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Wall Street Can't Make Sense Of Apple Anymore

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Seems like only yesterday Apple was a simple company for Wall Street to understand. The products were great, demand was insane, and there was nowhere for the stock to go but up, up, up. Which is exactly what happened. Those days are over. Apple's stock has dropped 40% since last...
Wall Street Can't Make Sense Of Apple Anymore

HP’s Meg Whitman is cautiously optimistic that tech giant is stabilizing

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Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman said in a conference call with analysts that she is “cautiously optimistic” that the company’s financial results are stabilizing. In a call with analysts, Whitman said, “I wouldn’t say we have turned the corner but we are making progress. We did what we said we...
HP’s Meg Whitman is cautiously optimistic that tech giant is stabilizing

Amazon faces new questions over tax

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Exclusive: Guardian investigation shows key role of British-based staff in pushing tax rulebook to its limitsMPs are ready to haul Amazon back to parliament to answer new questions about its tax status in Britain after a Guardian investigation's findings suggest the online retailer is pushing the tax rulebook to its...
Amazon faces new questions over tax

Analysts turn sour on Amazon, citing Kindle delays and margin weakness

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Amazon.com has heard this one before. Stock analysts are turning bearish on the Seattle online retailer, the company that once was dubbed “Amazon.toast” during the dot-com bust (but later went on to dominate online retailing and cloud computing). Forbes reports on two analysts this week who point out possible weakness...
Analysts turn sour on Amazon, citing Kindle delays and margin weakness
Who is right on internet valuations? Public markets or VCs?
Why increasing revenues can be bad for startups

Shares of F5 Networks hammered as revenue targets missed

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Shares of F5 Networks are tumbling in after hours trading after the Seattle maker of networking equipment announced that revenues will miss targets for its second fiscal quarter. The company siad that it expects revenues of $350.2 million, below the guidance of $370 million to $380 million. Earnings per share...
Shares of F5 Networks hammered as revenue targets missed

Zillow posts record revenue and $3.7M loss, tops 52 million visitors in April

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Spencer Rascoff Zillow today posted record first quarter revenues of $39 million, but losses accumulated as the fast-growing Seattle company digested acquisitions and spent heavily on a nationwide advertising campaign. “We are pressing our advantage,” said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff in an interview with GeekWire. Rascoff called the nation’s housing...
Zillow posts record revenue and $3.7M loss, tops 52 million visitors in April

Bizarre Combo Rulings From EU Court Of Justice: Dentists Don't Have To Pay Music Royalties, But Hotels Do

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Over the last few years, collection societies have become ridiculously aggressive in trying to get just about anyone to pay up for playing music. The results have been rather crazy, with auto garages being told that they have to pay up because the mechanics out in the garage had the...
Bizarre Combo Rulings From EU Court Of Justice: Dentists Don't Have To Pay Music Royalties, But Hotels Do
HTC quarterly profit cut in half, tepid European sales and US customs issues blamed

SinglePlatform Scores a Valley-Sized Exit for New York With Sale to Constant Contact

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It's not often that numbers are forthcoming after an acquisition, but New York-based SinglePlatform, a one-stop-shop where local businesses can manage their presence on sites across the web from Foursquare to the New York Times, should be happy that the terms of its recent acquisition are being disclosed. This morning it...
SinglePlatform Scores a Valley-Sized Exit for New York With Sale to Constant Contact

Apple hires Xbox Live veteran for App Store marketing

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Robin Burrowes, the guy in charge of  Xbox Live marketing in the EMEA region, has left Microsoft for Apple and is now charged with heading the App Store marketing initiatives for iTunes Europe. Burrows led Xbox Live marketing for seven years and was responsible for product, business and marketing management...
Apple hires Xbox Live veteran for App Store marketing

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to leave Hewlett-Packard

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Entrepreneur is latest executive to leave 'too bureaucratic' HP as tech giant announces 27,000 job cuts and drop in net profitsBritish entrepreneur Mike Lynch, who built his company Autonomy from the ground up to a $11.2bn (£7bn) acquisition by US tech giant Hewlett-Packard, is leaving, the company announced abruptly on...
Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to leave Hewlett-Packard

Sony to stream PlayStation games to non-consoles as part of turnaround

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Sony will leverage its streaming technology to bring PlayStation games to devices other than dedicated consoles as part of its ongoing turnaround, but said gaming profits will still suffer and lowered sales targets for its smartphones and cameras.The Tokyo-based company emphasized in a strategy presentation Tuesday that it met...
Sony to stream PlayStation games to non-consoles as part of turnaround
HP misses revenue targets, hits earnings goal

Startups rise from ashes of Nokia's burning platform

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As Nokia nosedives, there’s no doubt that things are looking pretty grim. And I don’t just mean its finances: forget all the numbers, all the poor sales and the missed revenue targets: in raw human terms, the company’s cut 40,000 jobs since Stephen Elop took over in 2010. That’s a...
Startups rise from ashes of Nokia's burning platform

PBS mini-documentary explores indie game creation, shows what they do that majors can't (video)

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The indie game world has undergone a metamorphosis over the past few years, transforming from an often overlooked niche into as much a staple of the game industry as once-every-year blockbusters like the Call of Duty series. It's that fast-rising side of gaming that PBS' Off Book has explored...
PBS mini-documentary explores indie game creation, shows what they do that majors can't (video)

On weak PC market, AMD hits revenue targets with $1.16b for Q4, but loses $0.63 per share

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Today AMD reported its fourth quarter financial performance, with revenue of $1.16 billion, and loss per share of $0.63. The street had expected revenue of $1.14 billion, and earnings per share of $0.19. For comparison, the company lost $0.20 a share in the third quarter of 2012. The company exceeded...
On weak PC market, AMD hits revenue targets with $1.16b for Q4, but loses $0.63 per share

Apple shares drop to 16-month low

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Concern the group might miss revenue targets coupled with disappointing trading update at supplier fuel selling stampedeApple shares have dipped to a 16-month low as concern that muted phone and tablet sales may cause the company to miss its own revenue targets.In morning trading, Apple's stock fell below $400 for...
Apple shares drop to 16-month low

Constant Contact Acquires Business Listings Startup SinglePlatform, Deal Worth Up To $100M

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Email marketing company Constant Contact has acquired SinglePlatform, a startup that helps local businesses manage their online presence. The deal is for $65 million cash, plus a $5 million cash and equity earn out for employee retention, as well as another $30 million tied to revenue targets. Constant Contact CEO...
Constant Contact Acquires Business Listings Startup SinglePlatform, Deal Worth Up To $100M

Survey Finds UK Startups Upbeat On Growth And Revenues, Downbeat On Fundraising

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Startups in the UK are upbeat about the future and usually more profitable than their US counterparts (which tend to focus on growth over revenues), but find raising Series A money difficult, with 90% of entrepreneurs saying the UK fundraising environment is “challenging”. Those are the findings of a survey...
Survey Finds UK Startups Upbeat On Growth And Revenues, Downbeat On Fundraising

Comcast Posts Solid Q4 2012 Earnings, Will Acquire GE's Stake In NBCUniversal For $16.7B

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Comcast is already the country’s largest cable television provider, but its entertainment ambitions don’t end there — the company has just announced that it will spend $16.7 billion to purchase General Electric’s stake in NBCUniversal. To top it all off, Comcast will also shell out an additional $1.4 billion to...
Comcast Posts Solid Q4 2012 Earnings, Will Acquire GE's Stake In NBCUniversal For $16.7B

What the future of a News Corp. newspaper spinoff should look like

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After much speculation, News Corp. has confirmed that it is considering a split that would see the media and entertainment conglomerate cleave itself in two, with the newspaper (and book publishing) assets carved out as a separate unit from its TV and movie businesses. Although the company could still...
What the future of a News Corp. newspaper spinoff should look like

It Looks Like Google Was Missing Android Revenue Targets By A Mile And A Half In 2010 (GOOG)

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Thanks to Oracle's lawsuit with Google over Java, we're getting a look at the business of Android. Nilay Patel at The Verge pulled a quarterly presentation from Andy Rubin on the state of Android in 2010. It's filled with so many fascinating nuggets it's hard to know where to begin....
It Looks Like Google Was Missing Android Revenue Targets By A Mile And A Half In 2010 (GOOG)

EA misses slightly on revised earnings but hits its revenue targets

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Electronic Arts reported slightly lower-than-expected financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31. EA’s non-GAAP revenues were $1.04 billion, compared to $977 million a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings per share were 55 cents, compared to 17 cents a year ago. Revenues were on target, but earnings were...
EA misses slightly on revised earnings but hits its revenue targets
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