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U.S. VC Fundraising Up 22 Percent To $4.1B In Q1 2013, But Number Of Funds Raised Down

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According to an NVCA and Thomson Reuters report issued this morning, U.S. venture capital firms raised $4.1 billion from 35 funds in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 22 percent. But compared to Q4 2012, there is a 14 percent decrease by number of funds. The actual number...
U.S. VC Fundraising Up 22 Percent To $4.1B In Q1 2013, But Number Of Funds Raised Down

Amazon Net Income Falls Nearly 60 Percent

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Amazon Inc. has announced its earnings from the last quarter of 2011. According to a press release, net sales increased to $17.43 billion, a 35 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for Q4 2011 decreased 58 percent to $177 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. Net...
Amazon Net Income Falls Nearly 60 Percent

Texas Instruments' Profit Falls 11 Percent on Weak Demand

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Texas Instruments Inc.’s Tfourth-quarter profit fell 11 percent as the chip maker continued its move away from the mobile market amid a shifting global economy. For the current quarter, the company expects per-share earnings of 24 cents to 32 cents, including six cents in acquisition and other charges and six...
Texas Instruments' Profit Falls 11 Percent on Weak Demand

EU Fines Seven for TV-, Monitor-Tubes Cartels

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Electronics giants Philips Electronics N.V ., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and Panasonic Corp. are among seven companies fined €1.47 billion ($1.92 billion) by European regulators Wednesday for operating cartels in television- and computer-monitor tubes over two decades. The European Commission said LG Electronics Inc. along with Philips and Samsung participated...
EU Fines Seven for TV-, Monitor-Tubes Cartels

LIVE: LinkedIn's Third-Quarter Earnings (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is reporting earnings for the third quarter after markets close today. Shares are up a tiny bit at $107. Analysts are expecting a strong quarter despite a tough environment in Europe. The consensus, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters is for earnings of 11 cents a share, up...
LIVE: LinkedIn's Third-Quarter Earnings (LNKD)
Facebook beats expectations in Q3, reports EPS of $0.12 on $1.62 billion in revenue

Media Editor Is Charged in Hacking of News Site

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Matthew Keys, a 26-year-old deputy social media editor at Thomson Reuters, has been charged with assisting the hacking collective Anonymous in an attack on the Web site of The Los Angeles Times, the Justice Department said Thursday....
Media Editor Is Charged in Hacking of News Site
The Morning Lowdown 4-5-12

SanDisk earnings: Watch those margins

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SanDisk (SNDK) -Average analyst estimate, according to Thomson Financial: profit of $.15 per share on $790 million in revenue SanDisk (SNDK) has enjoyed a nice little run over the past few months - shares climbed almost 12 percent during the second quarter - but as the flash memory maker's earnings...
SanDisk earnings: Watch those margins

Apple Hands Out $5 To Annoyed Parents

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that said customers were charged when their children inadvertently downloaded certain applications from the company's online store, a court filing showed. Under the proposed settlement, Apple could potentially end up paying around $100 million as it has agreed...
Apple Hands Out $5 To Annoyed Parents

Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung Well Positioned for Next Round of Mobile Patent Wars

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With the mobile patent wars showing no signs of slowing up any time now, it bears looking at which companies have the key patents for the next round of cellular technology. That’s also what the folks at Article One Partners thought, so they conducted a study, along with Thomson Reuters,...
Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung Well Positioned for Next Round of Mobile Patent Wars

Expedia shares soar 11% as profits beat expectations

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Shares of Expedia jumped more than 11 percent as the Bellevue online travel company reported stronger revenue and profits than analysts expected in part buoyed by hotel room sales in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Revenue grew 17 percent to $1.19 billion, while adjusted net income increased four percent to $188 million,...
Expedia shares soar 11% as profits beat expectations

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns
IBM Beats; Revenue Down One Percent To $29.3B; Net Income Up 6 Percent To $6.1B
Hearsay Social Offers Fresh Content For Brands In New Content Exchange

Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday. Due diligence is underway after a term sheet was signed, Calcalist said, adding that talks began six months ago. Waze...
Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion

Today in Tech: Why Amazon and Google will duke it out next year

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Also: What e-book price war? Analysis: Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013 [REUTERS] Both companies have a lot at stake. Google's market capitalization of $235 billion is about double Amazon's, largely because Google makes massive net earnings, expected by analysts to be $13.2 billion this year, based on a huge 32...
Today in Tech: Why Amazon and Google will duke it out next year

Thomson Reuters buys Apsmart, the studio started by the developer of Shazam’s first iPhone app

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Thomson Reuters has acquired London-based Apsmart, a small company that builds and designs iOS and Android applications. Apsmart was started by Rahul Powar, who created the first Shazam iPhone app, and majority owner DN Capital, an early-stage investment firm. For the record, DN Capital was also an early backer of...
Thomson Reuters buys Apsmart, the studio started by the developer of Shazam’s first iPhone app

Nvidia Posts Strong Quarter, Guidance

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Nvidia Corp. posted strong second-quarter results and third-quarter revenue guidance as the chip maker benefits from its new graphics processor and its push into the mobile market. The Silicon Valley company reported revenue at the top end of its guidance, while earnings topped analysts’ expectations. In addition, its current-period sales...
Nvidia Posts Strong Quarter, Guidance

Nvidia Earnings Jump 50 Percent on Strong Sales, Margins

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Nvidia Corp.’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped a bigger-than-expected 50 percent as the chip maker reported stronger sales and wider profit margins. But the company gave a weak revenue outlook for the fiscal first quarter. For the current quarter, the company projected revenue of around $940 million, below the recent $1.07...
Nvidia Earnings Jump 50 Percent on Strong Sales, Margins

Thomson Reuters Acquires Mobile Startup Apsmart To Re-invigorate Its Mobile Products

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Nice win for DN Capital today. Apsmart, a London-based mobile platform and product development firm that was majority owned by the VC has been acquired by Thomson Reuters. Terms were undisclosed. Thomson Reuters plans to use the startup to provide its customers with mobile solutions with expert-enriched content, news and...
Thomson Reuters Acquires Mobile Startup Apsmart To Re-invigorate Its Mobile Products

What The Hell Just Happened At Google?

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The search giant was supposed to report earnings after the close of business today. Instead it jumped the gun and shocked Wall Street and Silicon Valley with a huge miss on both earnings and revenues. Then news broke that the announcement itself was a mistake. What the hell is going...
What The Hell Just Happened At Google?

Earnings: Amazon's razor-thin profits get even thinner

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Amazon just reported earnings per share of $0.01 for the second quarter — yes, that’s one cent — coming in slightly below Wall Street’s already modest profit expectations of 2 cents a share. The company’s net sales came in at $12.83 billion, up 23 percent from the same quarter a...
Earnings: Amazon's razor-thin profits get even thinner

Biotech Has a Rare, $516 Million Moment of Brightness

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The announcement by Third Rock Ventures today that it has raised $516 million to create about 15 new biotechnology companies over the next few years marks a bright moment amid the tough climate for life sciences startups. The bottom fell out for young biotechs after the economic downturn. Last year...
Biotech Has a Rare, $516 Million Moment of Brightness

Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

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In the pantheon of anti-trust cases, dominance of stock ticker data is a rare and obtuse one. But that’s the charge Thomson Reuters is trying to avoid in Europe. In September, the European Commission preliminarily ruled the info firm may be abusing its dominant position in data feeds by stopping...
Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

Thomson Reuters sees revenue growth by second half of 2010 amid product launches *AKA WestlawNext!! - http://bit.ly/bm5wNl

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Thomson Reuters sees revenue growth by second half of 2010 amid product launches *AKA WestlawNext!! - http://bit.ly/bm5wNl

Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

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Thomson Reuters announced today that it has made a deal to acquire a brand protection company called MarkMonitor for an undisclosed sum. The MarkMonitor website says the company offers a suite of products and services that include brand protection (i.e., protecting trademarks and commerce), anti-piracy, anti-fraud, and domain management. The...
Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor

Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

Bank of America says hackers lifted its data from a partner

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Bank of America blames a data breach on another company that revealed internal emails related to monitoring of hacktivist groups including Anonymous. A group affiliated with Anonymous that calls itself the "Anonymous Intelligence Agency: Par:AnoIA" released what it claims is 14GB of data belonging to the bank and other...
Bank of America says hackers lifted its data from a partner

Microsoft takes income hit prior to Windows 8 launch

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Facing a sluggish PC market and deferring revenue from sales of its upcoming Windows 8 OS, Microsoft reported $4.47 billion in net income for its first fiscal quarter of 2013, a 22 percent decline from the same period a year earlier. The company reported revenue of $16.01 billion for...
Microsoft takes income hit prior to Windows 8 launch
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