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Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

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As someone who spends most of her time reporting on the United States technology landscape, it’s always a bit jarring to look at the numbers coming out of China-focused web companies. The sheer numbers involved there are crazy — and from the looks of it, the growth is not going...
Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple's Annoying Way Of Delivering The Future (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Up Despite Retail Sales FallMarkets are off after retail sales fall an ugly 0.5% in June. Shares of AAPL are up on positive analyst comments on the quarter. The company will report...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple's Annoying Way Of Delivering The Future (AAPL)

Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

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Hon Hai, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics suffered their biggest decline in sales in its history, according to a new Bloomberg report. To give this a larger perspective, a new report out of Beijing yesterday stated that "Foxconn's net loss in 2012 was US $316 million, the biggest...
Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

IT growth expected, if Washington fosters stability

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Analysts have lowered their tech spending forecasts, blaming Europe, a slowdown in China and a stronger U.S. dollar. But they say the stage could be set for future growth -- if the politicians don't blow it....
IT growth expected, if Washington fosters stability

Intel maintains sales forecast

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Intel, the world's largest maker of chips for PCs, maintains its sales forecast for 2013, despite an industry-wide slowdown in computer sales....
Intel maintains sales forecast

Gartner: Phone Sales Declined 2 Percent In Q1 2012, Dragged Down By Slow Sales In Asia-Pacific

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Sign of a maturing marketing flattening out, a lack of compelling devices, or a contraction in the economy? Gartner today released figures that note that worldwide sales of mobile phones were actually down by two percent this quarter, to reach a total of 419.1 million units — the first time...
Gartner: Phone Sales Declined 2 Percent In Q1 2012, Dragged Down By Slow Sales In Asia-Pacific

Is American economic growth over? A TED debate on progress

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slworking2 LONG BEACH, CA—“Could it be that the best years of American economic growth are behind us?” asked Robert J. Gordon, a professor of social sciences at Northwestern University, during a session of this week's TED2013 Conference. The session, called "Progress Enigma," asked speakers to tackle the concept of...
Is American economic growth over? A TED debate on progress
These Are The International Social Networks Closing In On Facebook
BII REPORT: How Price-Sensitive Global Consumers Will Shape The Next Smartphone Growth Wave
WALL STREET ANALYST: Hackers Are Attacking Bitcoin So They Can Scoop It Up For Lower Prices

Intel may push Ivy Bridge back to June

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Intel may delay full scale production of its highly anticipated Ivy Bridge processors due to weak PC sales, a result of the slowdown in the global economy. According to Digitimes, Intel is giving PC makers more time to clear their stock, so that Intel in turn can clear its own...
Intel may push Ivy Bridge back to June

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

Shares of F5 jump as profits rise

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F5 Networks, the Seattle maker of networking equipment and software, today posted a revenue increase of 13 percent for its fiscal first quarter as profits also rose. The company tabulated $365.5 million in revenue, up from $322.4 million for the same period last year. Net income increased to $69.5 million,...
Shares of F5 jump as profits rise
Microsoft 1Q13 earnings: strong enterprise division fails to offset slow PC market
Study: Samsung Galaxy S III sales spike following Apple verdict & iPhone 5 launch

Google Chrome 25 will serve searches over SSL from the omnibox even if users aren't signed in

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Google on Friday announced yet another security improvement for Chrome 25. In addition to killing silent extension installation, the omnibox in Google’s browser will send all searches over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Chrome already does this for users who are signed in to Google: when they search from the address...
Google Chrome 25 will serve searches over SSL from the omnibox even if users aren't signed in

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

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Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for buying and selling bitcoins, is temporarily shutting down following an uptick in activity on the site sparked by a massive drop in the digital currency's price. The Tokyo-based exchange is suspending trading until 10 p.m. Eastern Time as it allows the market to...
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

Facebook's Woes Dim Interest In Indian E-Commerce Firms

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Facebook's listing missteps have hastened a slowdown in venture-capital investing in Indian e-commerce, investors say....
Facebook's Woes Dim Interest In Indian E-Commerce Firms
How the shift to mobile is hurting Facebook's payments and ad revenues

Google shares suspended after accidental email wipes $22bn off value

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Search engine's unfinished financial release inadvertently sent, revealing quarterly results well below Wall Street expectationsIt was the printer's error that wiped $22bn from the value of the world's biggest search engine. Shares in Google were suspended after an accidental email to the US stock market authorities revealed that the company's...
Google shares suspended after accidental email wipes $22bn off value

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?
Foxconn joining Firefox OS alliance as it tries to compensate for Apple slowdown

Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil

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In the U.S., when we’re hungry and feeling lazy and don’t want to cook, we’ve got GrubHub and Seamless to order food from online and on mobile apps, and to have that food delivered to us. In Brazil, they have iFood. The online food delivery service, which also has mobile...
Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil

Apple’s Call Brings Insights, From China To Appliances

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Apple Inc.’s upside surprises Tuesday showed once again that Wall Street investors and analysts don’t necessarily see the whole picture of the company’s business. The gadget maker’s shares have risen 9.2% Wednesday to $611.52 after Apple said its profits nearly doubled to $11.6 billion in its second quarter, bolstered largely...
Apple’s Call Brings Insights, From China To Appliances

Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

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Yesterday Samsung added the iPhone 5 to its patent lawsuit against Apple and other manufacturers. This comes after Apple was awarded $1 billion for Samsung’s infringements. But sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III haven’t been hurt and appear to have been helped by the news. The powerhouse Android device...
Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

Clearwire subscriber growth flat at 11 million, but stock rises as outlook improves for 2012

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Clearwire’s revenues fell to $316.9 million during the second quarter in part because of a slowdown in wholesale revenues. And the Bellevue wireless broadband provider’s subscriber count was essentially flat at 11 million when compared to the first quarter. But Clearwire, whose stock gained 12 percent in earlier trading Thursday...
Clearwire subscriber growth flat at 11 million, but stock rises as outlook improves for 2012

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?

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

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Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say. The Windows 8 trough--the suppression of...
PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

Logitech gambled big on video conferencing, lost

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Logitech's PR machine is on the loose this morning, trying to dampen expectations before the company announces its quarterly financial results later in the day. The key message is that we shouldn't expect any great shakes from the video conferencing side of the business. In fact, there'll be a...
Logitech gambled big on video conferencing, lost

ASUS finally kills its Eee PC netbooks as demand for tablets grows

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It was only a matter of time before tablets replaced the underpowered netbooks that were all the rage back in 2007. And after five years of badging every one of its Intel Atom-powered PCs with the Eee moniker, ASUS (2357) is calling it quits on the netbook category that it pioneered. Digitimes...
ASUS finally kills its Eee PC netbooks as demand for tablets grows
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