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AMD earnings continue decline with $1.16 billion in Q4 revenue, $5.42 billion in 2012

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We can't say AMD's declining momentum was unexpected, but these results don't necessarily have us excited about the future, nonetheless. For Q4, the company posted revenue of $1.16 billion, which is a 32-percent drop from the same period in 2011, netting a loss of 63 cents per share. For...
AMD earnings continue decline with $1.16 billion in Q4 revenue, $5.42 billion in 2012

Is YouTube's Ad Pitch Working?

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Last week YouTube threw a glitzy party, designed to get advertisers to move their money from TV to the giant video site. Is it working? Capstone analyst Rory Maher thinks so. He’s been polling ad buyers and thinks they may collectively be spending 40 percent more on YouTube than they...
Is YouTube's Ad Pitch Working?

Michael Goddard, a 25-year AMD Veteran, Jumps to Samsung

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Add another name to the list of veterans decamping from troubled chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices to other jobs amid an ongoing reorganization and recent job cuts. The latest is Michael Goddard, a 25-year AMD veteran whose last title at that company was corporate VP for product design engineering and chief...
Michael Goddard, a 25-year AMD Veteran, Jumps to Samsung

AMD reports $1.27 billion in revenue for Q3 2012

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While AMD wrestled to get back on the good foot last quarter, the Sunnyvale chip maker continued to struggle for the third three month financial period of 2012. While reporting $1.27 billion in revenue, the company still saw a ten percent sequential decrease and a 25 percent decrease year-over-year....
AMD reports $1.27 billion in revenue for Q3 2012
The dream is dead: AMD gives up its share in GlobalFoundries

AMD acquires SeaMicro to grab share of microserver market

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AMD has made a $334 million bet on the energy-efficient "microserver" market. On Wednesday afternoon, the company announced that they have reached a $334 million agreement, to purchase SeaMicro, a successful microserver manufacturer. Launched in 2007, SeaMicro quickly gained attention for their ability to combine cheap, low-end processors that could...
AMD acquires SeaMicro to grab share of microserver market

VIDEO: Logging our lives with wearable tech

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Rory explores the rise of tech designed to capture, store, and then share your day...
VIDEO: Logging our lives with wearable tech
DataSift nabs $15M from SVP, Northgate, & Daher to better analyze & process social data

AMD Warns of 11 Percent Drop in Sales on Weak PC Results In Europe, China

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Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices just warned that weak sales of PCs in Europe and China and among consumers generally will hurt its sales this quarter, and said its revenue in the quarter ended June 30 will fall by 11 percent sequentially. Previously it had given guidance for sales to be...
AMD Warns of 11 Percent Drop in Sales on Weak PC Results In Europe, China

Here's How Much Your LinkedIn Data Is Worth (LNKD)

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Capstone analyst Rory Maher thinks LinkedIn stock would be worth an extra $5 per share if the company were to package its "growing database of employee and professional information" and sell it in the form of new products. So how much is your LinkedIn data worth? Some math. LinkedIn has 103.3 million...
Here's How Much Your LinkedIn Data Is Worth (LNKD)

AMD CFO Thomas Seifert calls it quits, Devinder Kumar takes his place on an interim basis

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Advanced Micro Devices' Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Seifert, has decided to leave the AMD three short years after joining the company. As you may recall, Seifert briefly took the reigns of AMD as interim CEO in early 2011, until the firm found a permanent replacement in...
AMD CFO Thomas Seifert calls it quits, Devinder Kumar takes his place on an interim basis

Eight Reasons It's Finally OK To Buy Facebook Stock (FB)

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Facebook stock now costs half as much as it did when the company went public in May, and it's finally worth buying, according Capstone Investment analyst Rory Maher. He just upgraded the stock from "hold" to "buy" and gave it a price target of $26 for 8 reasons. They are:...
Eight Reasons It's Finally OK To Buy Facebook Stock (FB)
AMD names its chief financial officer

Tim Cook's Apology Met With Naked Derision from Twitter

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(Photo: Boing Boing) Earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the highly unusual step of issuing a public apology for the fustercluck that is the company’s new map offering. That’s probably little consolation to anyone who upgraded to iOS 6 and has spent the days since utterly unable to get...
Tim Cook's Apology Met With Naked Derision from Twitter

Why AMD must embrace ARM to stay alive

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AMD needs to step out from Intel’s shadow and it looks like it may finally be ready to do it. AMD is prepping an event ahead of the ARM developer conference next week and the smart money is on AMD taking another ARM license to pop ARM-based chips in servers....
Why AMD must embrace ARM to stay alive

Five Reasons Pinterest Is A $500 Million Company Right Now – Analyst

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Pinterest, the site for people who want to categorize and collect photos and links from across the Internet, is worth $500 million right now, says Capstone Investments analyst Rory Maher. We found five compelling arguments in Maher's report: If Pinterest took simple monetization steps right now its annual revenues would...
Five Reasons Pinterest Is A $500 Million Company Right Now – Analyst

ARM CEO Warren East will retire in July, president Simon Segars to take over

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Warren East has overseen a sharp rise in the fortuns of ARM Holdings plc over the last few years, but tonight the company announced he will step down effective July 1st. Stepping into the lead role is current president Simon Segars, who has been with the company in a...
ARM CEO Warren East will retire in July, president Simon Segars to take over

AMD CEO foresees "choppiness" for PC sales for first half of 2013

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Advanced Micro Devices chief executive Rory Read (pictured above), said he foresees “continued choppiness” in the PC market for the first half of 2013. In a conference call with analysts, Read said that the company’s fourth-quarter loss was due to a challenging macroeconomic environment and weaker-than-expected PC market. “As...
AMD CEO foresees "choppiness" for PC sales for first half of 2013

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

AMD's Q1 2013 revenue is better than expected at $1.1B, but its profits miss with EPS of -$0.19

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Today Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported its first quarter 2013 earnings, including revenue of $1.09 billion, and a net loss per share of $0.19. Analysts had expected revenue of $1 billion, and a loss of $0.17. In the first quarter of 2012, for context, AMD earned a profit of $0.12...
AMD's Q1 2013 revenue is better than expected at $1.1B, but its profits miss with EPS of -$0.19
AMD executives have forgotten how to run a company

Facebook Video Ads Could Arrive By Summer, Analyst Predicts

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Facebook’s move into video advertising could come by mid-summer, says Hillside Partners’ Rory Maher, adding to a chorus of similar projections. In a new note, he writes that “Facebook is likely beta testing a video ad product where advertisers could distribute video posts”, and predicts it will arrive this year,...
Facebook Video Ads Could Arrive By Summer, Analyst Predicts
AMD CEO acknowledges disappointing quarter and PC market share losses

AMD Completes Sale, Leaseback of Texas Campus

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AMD CEO Rory ReadShares of the troubled chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices inched upward today on word that the company has executed a deal to sell its Austin, Texas campus and lease it back from the new owner, in a deal expected to generate $164 million in cash. Rumors of the...
AMD Completes Sale, Leaseback of Texas Campus

NFC - not for consumers?

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Rory's take on efforts to turn our handsets into smart wallets...
NFC - not for consumers?

BBC Sport - Rugby Union - Keep Martin Johnson for World Cup, says Rory Underwood

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BBC Sport - Rugby Union - Keep Martin Johnson for World Cup, says Rory Underwood

Fast fibre: A community shows the way

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Rory visits a village to see its DIY effort to boost internet speeds...
Fast fibre: A community shows the way

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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Bob Dylan once warned that the times are changing, but his lyrics couldn’t have prepared us for a world without AMD, the spunky chip designer that’s kept Intel honest (mostly) and ensured, by way of competition, that processor prices wouldn’t fly through the roof. Now it appears the floor is...
AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

AMD expected to unveil ARM-based server on Monday

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AMD has called a press conference in San Francisco on Monday where it's likely to announce plans for a SeaMicro server based on an upcoming 64-bit processor design from ARM. AMD CEO Rory Read is expected at the event, and an ARM spokesman confirmed Thursday that ARM CEO Warren...
AMD expected to unveil ARM-based server on Monday

See The Results Of Facebook's 'Mobile Only' Ad Campaign Tests (FB)

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Facebook is testing mobile-only campaigns with a small group of clients and the early, anecdotal results show click-through rates of more than 1 percent, according to a note to investors from Rory Maher of Capstone Investments. That performance is 15 times better than Facebook's self-serve "Marketplace" adsand 10 times better...
See The Results Of Facebook's 'Mobile Only' Ad Campaign Tests (FB)
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