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Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)
Huawei knocks off Ericsson as world's biggest telecom vendor

Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

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So Rupert Murdoch finally hints in public at what he has been saying in private for 30 years or more: does the Sun really need Page 3?His tweet is anything but definitive. He uses the word "considering" and I recall him saying much the same when I was present in...
Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

HTC's Christmas miracle

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In November, HTC (2498) managed to snap a six-month losing streak and finally show month-on-month revenue growth. Steve Ballmer plays Santa Claus — the sales driver was most likely the Windows Phone 8X. The 23% sales bounce from October is impressive, because in 2011 HTC’s sales declined by nearly as...
HTC's Christmas miracle

Amazon is discounting us to death | Tim Waterstone

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The online retailer is smart, single-minded and ruthless – and it is destroying Britain's book industryThe furore over Amazon's highly creative world-wide tax planning – we have learned, for instance, that it has paid no corporation tax in the UK whatsoever on the substantial profit generated by last year's sales of £3.3bn, and...
Amazon is discounting us to death | Tim Waterstone

GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

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As we speculated more than four years ago, GameStop may be on its way out as more gamers are buying online rather than from brick-and-mortar shops. On Tuesday, the country’s largest video game retailer cut its fiscal fourth quarter 2012 sales estimates to between 4 and 7 percent down rather than a...
GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

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The mobile advertising industry has seen a huge boom in 2012 — and it’s almost entirely thanks to Facebook. As the year draws to a close, data from ad analysis firm eMarketer show the social network’s branching into mobile ads helped U.S. mobile ad spend jump from $1.45 billion...
Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between May 7 and 13. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, May 7 Emerging free iOS apps: 100 Floors, GifBoom and Race or Die 2 Rovio’s revenues jump 963% year-on-year to...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network
Galaxy who? iPhone 5 & 4S were the two best-selling smartphones in Q4 2012

The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters--In Web Traffic (AAPL)

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In just three short weeks, Apple's iPhone 5 has surpassed Samsung's three-month-old Galaxy S III in Web traffic volume, according to data-analytics firm Chitika. The surprising result suggests that Apple smartphone users spend far more time surfing the Web than do users of Samsung's smartphone, which runs on Google's Android software....
The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters--In Web Traffic (AAPL)
Sony slashes Vita sales forecast after slow Q1 sales

Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

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Plus Nokia's new China boss, first-quarter Windows 8 PC sales analysed, Google Glass positive and negative, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApps are too cheap >> Dave AddeyAddey is behind the UK Train Times, Qi and Malcolm Tucker apps:...
Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

Apple's Huge Quarter in Charts

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Apple posted another monster quarter, just as some were starting to doubt it. Again, Apple's most impressive statistic is its overall sales growth: With more than $39 million in revenue last quarter, Apple's sales grew 59% year-over-year, far faster than its peers. The iPhone business continues to lead Apple, and the 35...
Apple's Huge Quarter in Charts

Here's Why Everyone Who Panicked About iPhone Sales Yesterday Was Totally Wrong (AAPL)

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Yesterday, before Apple reported earnings, investors and analysts went into a tizzy after Verizon and AT&T reported a bigger than expected drop in sequential sales. This caused at least one analyst to cut his iPhone estimate for the quarter at the last second, and slammed the stock. Then Apple reported...
Here's Why Everyone Who Panicked About iPhone Sales Yesterday Was Totally Wrong (AAPL)

iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments

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Between the years of 1998 and 2011, Nokia consistently took the first-place prize for global unit shipments, outpacing both Samsung and Apple. This year, however, iSuppli projects that the Finnish firm will slip to the second position, representing 24 percent of device shipments, compared to 29 percent for Samsung...
iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments

eBay Ramps Up New Ad Exchange In Threat To Amazon (EBAY)

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eBay is ramping up its ad exchange in the U.S. with target-able shopper segments, according to Adweek. The exchange will allow advertisers to target web ads at users based on their eBay history, via an automated real-time bidding platform. Amazon already has an ad exchange up and running that some...
eBay Ramps Up New Ad Exchange In Threat To Amazon (EBAY)

Now 38% of iPhone sales are to refugees from Android or RIM

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That’s up from 29% in February, and more than the 34% that were iPhone upgrades Click to enlarge. Source: CIRP FORTUNE — Here’s more evidence that Google’s (GOOG) Android is peaking and (as if we needed it) that Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry is headed south. In a survey released...
Now 38% of iPhone sales are to refugees from Android or RIM

Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter

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Photo via t-gaap.com. Apple's big, annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off Monday in San Francisco. Expect a variety of announcements covering the Mac, iPhone and iPad. Here's what's actually worth paying attention to. 1. iOS 6 iOS is Apple's most important platform: The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch represent...
Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter
Google Opens Up Compute Engine To All Developers Who Buy Its $400/Month Gold Support Package, Drops Instance Prices By 4%

Dyn Is Turning New Hampshire Into A Startup Wonderland

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We've told you about startup Dyn, an old-fashioned tech success story far from Silicon Valley. CEO Jeremy Hitchcock and his cofounder, Tom Daly, are both 31, and started this company in their early 20s in their hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. Since then, Dyn (pronounced "dine") blossomed into a company employing...
Dyn Is Turning New Hampshire Into A Startup Wonderland

Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

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Eventbrite may look like a company on the verge of an IPO, but the company’s latest bit of financing shows it’s quite content with staying private. Eventbrite has raised a fresh $60 million in funding, thanks to T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global. While it’s a bit strange that a late-stage company...
Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public
Just shy of a record, chip sales dip 3 percent in 2012 to $291.6B

Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

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WalkMe, a startup that helps developers and companies explain their product to users via subtle onscreen walkthroughs, had landed guidance of its own after Gemini Israel Ventures led a Series B funding round of $5.5 million. Mangrove Capital and existing investor Giza Venture Capital also partook in the round, which will...
Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

SanDisk's sales warning morphs into ultrabook worries

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Weak NAND pricing is to blame for SanDisk’s revenue warning, but analysts also wonder about sluggish ultrabook sales too....
SanDisk's sales warning morphs into ultrabook worries

Apple, Samsung to argue sales bans in court on Sept. 20

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Mark your calendar: The next Apple-Samsung legal clash comes in just four weeks, when the tech giants will battle over a possible court-ordered end to U.S. sales of infringing Samsung phones and tablets. [Read more]...
Apple, Samsung to argue sales bans in court on Sept. 20
Connecticut residents will pay sales tax on Amazon orders starting in November

EMC hires John Roese as Chief Technology Officer

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IT industry veteran John Roese has joined EMC as the company’s Chief Technology Officer, it was annouced today. In his new role, Roese will report to Jeremy Burton, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Product Operations and Marketing. “At heart John is a true technologist, but he is also a proven...
EMC hires John Roese as Chief Technology Officer
Coming to its senses, Microsoft will expand Surface rollout to more stores

Carphone Warehouse beats predictions with 16% rise in UK revenue

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Demand for cheap tablets drove gains, though mobile phone company warns of reduced profits because of cut-price dealsCarphone Warehouse has surpassed analysts' expectations with a 16% rise in UK revenues as shoppers rushed to buy low-priced tablet computers.Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer reported high demand for the £99 Amazon...
Carphone Warehouse beats predictions with 16% rise in UK revenue
Big data and in-memory processing: kaizen for the data center
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