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Off The Schneid

www.avc.com
The almost two year long slump is over. I've led a new venture investment for USV, which closed a few weeks ago and was announced last night. The company is Coinbase and my blog post announcing the investment is on the USV blog. This hiatus, which I've blogged about a...
Off The Schneid

Steelcase Gesture chair adjusts to support our smartphone slump (video)

www.engadget.com
As advanced as office chairs can be, they're still based on one increasingly bad assumption: that we're sitting upright in front of a traditional computer. Steelcase's upcoming Gesture chair at last acknowledges that we're living in a world of smartphones and tablets. Its back and seat shift in tandem...
Steelcase Gesture chair adjusts to support our smartphone slump (video)
Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)

IHS iSuppli: Apple iPad takes 69.6 percent of tablet brand market share in Q2, reader tablets take a bruising

www.engadget.com
An earlier portrait of the second quarter's tablet market share made it quite clear that the iPad was on a rebound, if it was ever in a slump to start with. All those numbers focused on platforms and not brands, however -- we didn't know how the individual makers...
IHS iSuppli: Apple iPad takes 69.6 percent of tablet brand market share in Q2, reader tablets take a bruising

Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

www.fastcompany.com
One big bright spot: Mobile advertising grew 80% to a total of $2.6 billion. Pew's annual State Of The News Media report is out. It reveals an industry in semi-crisis as it confronts a tech-savvy audience that's changing how it accesses news, and ever declining print revenues. Advertisements in...
Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

Obama Recovery From Bush Slump Proves No Morning in America Yet

www.businessweek.com
The brightening economy as the 2012 election year begins doesn’t yet match Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America.”...
Obama Recovery From Bush Slump Proves No Morning in America Yet

Apple: Record sales expected, profit to take first hit in 10 years

www.electronista.com
Apple shares have plunged below $400 on the back of poll of 48 analysts which indicates that the company is set to announce record sales, but a slump in profits for the first time in 10 years, reports CNET. At the time of writing, Apple's stock was trading at $390,...
Apple: Record sales expected, profit to take first hit in 10 years

LivingSocial Weighs Down Amazon Earnings, but That Doesn't Tell the Whole Story (Memo)

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Amazon reported a wider net loss than it expected, largely because of a massive write-down it made in conjunction with its investment in LivingSocial. The losses not only make the retail giant look bad, but it also makes the Groupon competitor appear like it is in a real slump. But in a memo,...
LivingSocial Weighs Down Amazon Earnings, but That Doesn't Tell the Whole Story (Memo)

Reuters: half of all Chinese LED makers to go under

www.electronista.com
A slump in global display demand and reductions in subsidies from the Chinese government will combine to force about half of all Chinese LED manufacturers out of business, according to an analysis out from Reuters. The industry is said to be oversupplied already, and trends in the global economy are...
Reuters: half of all Chinese LED makers to go under

Facebook's Stock Dive Isn't Over

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Facebook's stock price hit a new low last week - and it could be poised to plunge even further. The downward spiral that started last Thursday ended the next day at $19.05 a share, just shy of half of Facebook's initial public offering price in May. WHile Facebook's underlying business...
Facebook's Stock Dive Isn't Over
Best Buy CEO admits defeat, promises to 'raise the bar' for employees

Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

www.bbc.co.uk
The US computer maker hopes new Windows 8 touchscreen computers can turn around a slump in sales to consumers....
Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

Foxconn International shares fall

www.bbc.co.uk
Shares of Foxconn International Holdings, the world biggest contract mobile phone manufacturer, slump more than 8% after a dismal earnings report....
Foxconn International shares fall

Facebook's Slump Triggers Short-Sale Restriction

blogs.wsj.com
So much for last week's tepid optimism surrounding Facebook shares. The stock took a beating today, triggering a short-sale circuit breaker....
Facebook's Slump Triggers Short-Sale Restriction

Apple earnings: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads

gigaom.com
Apple is still on a roll. The company reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that surpassed Wall Street expectations thanks to stronger-than-expected iPhone sales and a huge increase in iPad sales. For the period ending March 31st, Apple recorded $39.2 billion in revenue and $11.6 billion in profit, or $12.30 per share....
Apple earnings: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads

Advertisers Will Spend $9.2 Billion On Social Media In Next 4 Years [THE BRIEF]

www.businessinsider.com
Good morning, Adland. Here's what you need to know today: Social media ad spend is slated to double from $4.6 billion this year to $9.2 billion in 2016, a report by BIA/Kelsey predicts. Furthermore, native spots will increase from $1.53 billion this year to $3.85 billion in 2016. McDonald's has a...
Advertisers Will Spend $9.2 Billion On Social Media In Next 4 Years [THE BRIEF]

How To Use Electronics All Day Without Destroying Your Body

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It’s not just sitting at a computer all day long that’s killing modern man: hunching over to use our cell phones, leaning back to read tablets, and even the standing desk is wreaking havoc on our bodies. Crippling our posture to use tiny devices for extended periods of time drops...
How To Use Electronics All Day Without Destroying Your Body

Readers Pay More For New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less

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Give the New York Times credit for consistency: All year long, it has been recording a declining ad business and a growing consumer business, and that’s what it reported again today. The Times says ad sales dropped 8.9 percent last quarter, while circulation revenues climbed 7.4 percent. The Times blames the...
Readers Pay More For New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less

Why are blue-chip tech stocks so blue?

tech.fortune.cnn.com
May -- not April -- was the cruelest month for quality tech stocks. And not just because of the botched Facebook IPO. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- April, as T.S. Eliot famously said, is the cruelest month. But for investors who put their faith in tech stocks, it's hard...
Why are blue-chip tech stocks so blue?

Google in surprise profit slump

www.bbc.co.uk
Internet giant Google reveals a 20% drop in profits, surprising the market by releasing its third-quarter results early, apparently by mistake....
Google in surprise profit slump

HTC slump continues in Q4; guidance misses Q1 estimates

www.bgr.com
HTC on Monday reported earnings for the fourth quarter last year along with guidance for the first quarter that missed analysts’ estimates. Further highlighting the slump that began in October with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S, the Taiwan-based vendor posted fourth-quarter revenue of NT$101.42 billion, or approximately $3.5...
HTC slump continues in Q4; guidance misses Q1 estimates
Yahoo's Q2 earnings give Marissa Mayer a good starting point for improvement
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble
The Disrupt 2012 NYC Hackathon Is Officially On!
Samsung Expects 1Q2013 Earnings Of $7.7B, Up 53% Thanks To Smartphone Sales

Sony, Sharp Report Big Losses As LCD TV Sales Slip

www.fastcompany.com
News updates all day from Fast Company.Sony has reported that despite making revenues of $19.2 billion for its last quarter it managed to make a net loss of $312 million. Incurred costs from restructuring its division containing Sony Mobile contributed to the loss, with a small loss from its gaming...
Sony, Sharp Report Big Losses As LCD TV Sales Slip

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

www.extremetech.com
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

One Company's Secret To Thriving In A Crumbling Industry

www.fastcompany.com
Boutique visual effects firm Luma invests in hiring the best and brightest, and absolutely refuses to fire them. Even in lean times. Payam Shohadai, the cofounder of visual effects firm Luma Pictures, is hesitant to speak about the company's yacht. Luma doesn't even have it anymore, he hastens to...
One Company's Secret To Thriving In A Crumbling Industry

Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

www.guardian.co.uk
Finnish mobile phone maker says head of sales Colin Giles is leaving to be 'closer to his family'Nokia has announced the departure of its head of sales as the struggling mobile phone maker, beset by competition from Apple and Samsung and an under-par new product launch, slumped to a loss...
Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

Apple shares rebound after five-day slide

www.computerworld.com
Apple's stock rebounded today from a several-day slump, gaining $29.57 to $609.70 by the market's close, up 5.1% from its Tuesday opening price....
Apple shares rebound after five-day slide
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