year 2012

year 2012

Nokia's Q4 2012: $584 million operating profit, $10.7 billion in net sales, 4.4 million Lumia phones sold

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Beleaguered phone maker Nokia this morning published its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012, reporting a $584 million (439 million euros) operating profit on $10.7 billion in net sales (8.041 billion euros). Nokia says it sold 4.4 million Lumia devices, up from 2.9 million in the previous quarter....
Nokia's Q4 2012: $584 million operating profit, $10.7 billion in net sales, 4.4 million Lumia phones sold

A look back: the best and worst phones of 2012

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In addition to a number of great handsets this year, 2012 also had its fair share of duds. CNET reflects on the phones that rose to the top and the others that fell flat. [Read more]...
A look back: the best and worst phones of 2012
Best Buy posts mixed Q4 earnings, plans to close 50 U.S. stores

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

Nordstrom's e-commerce bet pays off big

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Over $1 billion in direct sales. That’s what Nordstrom raked in according to their fiscal year 2012 report, a first in the company’s history. Overall sales grew by 12.1 percent year-over-year with e-commerce achieving an impressive 37 percent growth. Those numbers put Nordstrom 4.8 percent ahead of comparable retailers according to Internet Retailer. Why...
Nordstrom's e-commerce bet pays off big

A year on Twitter highlights U.S. election and tweets from space

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The year 2012, according to Twitter, was about politics, lost celebrities, great sports moments and the people around the world tweeting all about it....
A year on Twitter highlights U.S. election and tweets from space

LIVE: IBM Announces Earnings

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Minutes away from IBM's Q3 earnings release, which will be delivered after the closing bell at 4:08 PM ET. A survey of analysts polled by Bloomberg revealed consensus earnings expectations of $3.61 per share in the third quarter. IBM is also expected to post revenues of $25.36 billion in Q3....
LIVE: IBM Announces Earnings

Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M

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Intuit reported fourth-quarter earnings today, with Q4 revenue increasing by 14 percent to $651 million. The company missed analyst expectations, with $0.03 in Non-GAAP earnings. Analysts expected $0.06 cents a share on revenue of $652.6 million. Net income came in at $4 million for the quarter. “Fiscal 2012 was another...
Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M

Lawsuits and regulatory investigations turn IPO into a black eye for Facebook, underwriters and Nasdaq

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Facebook, its underwriters and the Nasdaq exchange continue to face scrutiny over the company’s $16 billion initial public offering, as a number of investors have filed lawsuits and regulators have called for investigations. Facebook’s stock closed at $32 today, up more than three percent since yesterday but still down from...
Lawsuits and regulatory investigations turn IPO into a black eye for Facebook, underwriters and Nasdaq

DEAR CATHOLIC CHURCH: It's Time You Dropped This Ridiculous No-Birth-Control Thing

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The Obama Administration has declared war on the Catholic Church over birth control, which is leading to an interesting showdown. Our current betting is that Obama will cave and allow Catholic organizations to buy insurance that does not cover birth control--which some Catholic leaders still apparently, ludicrously, say is...
DEAR CATHOLIC CHURCH: It's Time You Dropped This Ridiculous No-Birth-Control Thing

Senator Tom Coburn says he’s “absolutely livid” about Apple’s tax practices

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Skip to 10:41. Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma appeared on Morning Joe earlier this morning to talk the debt crisis. During the interview, a question came up about a piece the New York Times ran this weekend that discussed Apple’s tactics of legally skirting billions in taxes each year by using tax...
Senator Tom Coburn says he’s “absolutely livid” about Apple’s tax practices

With expanding revenue and aggressive losses, SaaS firm Marketo files for a $75 million IPO

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Today Marketo, a company that vends marketing automation tools to those engaged in advertising campaigns, today filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As a company, Marketo has raised a total of $108 million to date. The company claims a total of more than 2,000 customers. Inside the...
With expanding revenue and aggressive losses, SaaS firm Marketo files for a $75 million IPO

Best Buy cuts profit estimates, ceases stock buyback program

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Electronics retailer Best Buy has suspended profit forecasts and share buyback programs for the remainder of calendar year 2012 to give its CEO time to build a turnaround plan for the beleaguered company. The move comes just days after the naming of a new CEO, and weak quarterly earnings induced...
Best Buy cuts profit estimates, ceases stock buyback program

Take-Two Interactive sees big drop in earnings thanks to Max Payne 3 game delay

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Take-Two Interactive Software reported a big drop in earnings due in large part because of the delay of its major video game, Max Payne 3. The earnings decline was in line with the expectations of analysts, who had been forewarned, but revenues fell short of expectations. The New York-based company...
Take-Two Interactive sees big drop in earnings thanks to Max Payne 3 game delay

IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

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Strong growth in tablet sales is helping to drive overall growth in the global smart connected device market, according to analyst IDC, as the market reshapes itself with mobility at its core. Posting a new report for full year 2012 and projections through to 2017, the analyst notes that market expansion last year...
IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

Toshiba reports $322M quarterly profit despite economy

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Toshiba Corporation today announced its consolidated results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 from April through December and isolated results from the third quarter from October-December of fiscal year 2012. Toshibaís net sales were 1,357.1 billion yen ($14.9 million) with a profit of $322 million earned, which...
Toshiba reports $322M quarterly profit despite economy
Heathcare software biz Recondo Technology grabs $20M from Bregal Sagemount
More than SOPA: the top nine tech policy stories of 2012

How can Amazon pay tax on profits it doesn't make? | Alex Hern

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Reports of tax avoidance miss the real story: Amazon and its investors are so hellbent on growth they're giving stuff awayA Guardian investigation has revealed that Amazon paid just £3.2m in corporation tax in the UK last year. But this says less about the company's tax avoidance, and more about...
How can Amazon pay tax on profits it doesn't make? | Alex Hern

On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

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In what may — or may not — turn out to be its final earnings report as a publicly held company, computing giant Dell just reported profits that beat the expectations of analysts. Dell reported earnings of 40 cents per share on sales of $14.3 billion, better than the consensus...
On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2012 On Techdirt

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As we did last year, I'm going to use today to do a post on the comments that you, the community, voted as the funniest and most insightful comments in the year 2012. Normally the weekly lists include some "editor's choice" comments, but that doesn't make much sense on the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2012 On Techdirt

Google is acquiring Frommer's Travel Guides from publisher John

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Google is buying the 55-year-old Frommer’s Travel Guides from publisher John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum. The business has been up for sale since the spring. The Wall Street Journal reports: The deal is expected to close shortly. Google hasn’t yet decided whether the Frommer’s guidebooks will continue...
Google is acquiring Frommer's Travel Guides from publisher John

Rovio's Revenues Up 101% To $195M, Non-Games 45% Of That; Net Profit $71M

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Rovio, creator of the blockbuster Angry Birds series of mobile games, today reported its full-year results for 2012. While the company continues its rapid growth — now at 1.7 billion game downloads, and 263 million active users as of December 2012 — increasingly that scale is being leveraged to drive...
Rovio's Revenues Up 101% To $195M, Non-Games 45% Of That; Net Profit $71M

Fashion Designer Inadvertently Invokes Anonymous On the Runway [UPDATED]

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One of Mr. Wu's designs. (uproxx.com) We all know tech is cool now, but did you know hacking circles like Anonymous are actually sartorial tastemakers? Apparently neither did designer Adrian Wu, whose models in his Toronto fashion show sported Guy Fawkes masks, much to the confusion of show attendees. According...
Fashion Designer Inadvertently Invokes Anonymous On the Runway [UPDATED]
Cleantech, clean energy investments continue to drop
Ubisoft ships 13M dance games and 7M copies of Assassin Creed title
Watch out for Bigfoot! 'Series A crunch' sighting reported in Silicon Valley

Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012

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In a shift that would see its familiar brand move from the inside out, Intel's reportedly in talks to create an IPTV service that could rival current subscription offerings from cable and satellite. According to the Wall Street Journal, the venture would deliver programming via household internet connections and...
Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012
The severe Facebook revenue revisions that sent investors running

Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month

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In a move similar to the ones seen at fellow struggling Japanese electronics giants Sony and Panasonic, Sharp has announced a change at the top, swapping out president Mikio Katayama (kicked upstairs to the position of Director, Chairman) for current executive officer Takashi Okuda. The move will go into...
Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month
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