year 2013

year 2013

Bump Aims to Ease Sharing Files Between Phones and PCs

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Bump, the program best known for letting people share photos and contacts from one phone to another, is expanding further onto the desktop. With a new software update, photos, contacts and other types of files can now be shared between phones and computers (both Mac and Windows). Bump had previously...
Bump Aims to Ease Sharing Files Between Phones and PCs

Letters: social media must be the instigator of a new way of work

www.guardian.co.uk
Though the development sector has been a late adopter of technology, social media is proving to the disruptive force that is changing everything from fundraising to impact measurementFor years I have been following the fast innovations in technology and, in my mind, I linked them to what positive impact they...
Letters: social media must be the instigator of a new way of work

Apple's plans for its $100 billion cash pile: dividends and share buyback

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Apple has announced that it plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program with its $100 billion cash hoard. The news went public via press release Monday morning ahead of a scheduled conference call wherein Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer plan to discuss the decision...
Apple's plans for its $100 billion cash pile: dividends and share buyback
5 Can't Miss Gaming Predictions For 2013
RIM reports fiscal Q1 2013 earnings: cutting 5,000 jobs this fiscal year, $518m net loss
Cisco to acquire to cloud services management provider SolveDirect

AT&T continues 4G LTE expansion, plans to light up eleven markets by early summer

www.engadget.com
AT&T's 4G LTE isn't the new kid on the wireless block anymore, but that's not to say the network's leapfrogged its growing pains. With almost two years to go before it reaches that end-of-year 2013 expansion target, the carrier's flipping the switch on an additional eleven markets across the...
AT&T continues 4G LTE expansion, plans to light up eleven markets by early summer
Qualcomm looking to license Mirasol screen technology, sell only 'certain Mirasol products'

Dell revenue slips to $14.4B, profit down 33%

www.electronista.com
Dell has announced its fiscal-year 2013 first-quarter results on Tuesday, as the continuing skid in profits continues. Quarterly revenue was down four percent from a year ago to $14.4 billion. Profit continues to fall and dropped a staggering 33 percent to $635 million. The consumer division continues to weigh down...
Dell revenue slips to $14.4B, profit down 33%
Pandora's stock down 18% in after-hours trading on atrocious earnings
This is what futurists in 1988 thought Los Angeles would look like today

Is the free ride over on I-90? State to consider tolls on second floating bridge

www.geekwire.com
Electronic tolling was implemented on the 520 bridge last January. WSDOT photo. The free ride may be over for thousands of geeks who cross Lake Washington each day on Interstate 90, one of two Lake Washington floating bridges that connect Seattle to the tech-heavy suburbs of Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland....
Is the free ride over on I-90? State to consider tolls on second floating bridge

IDC projects Android tablets will pass Apple's iPad this year, sees little good news for Microsoft

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The year 2013 will be the one in which shipments of tablets running Google's Android operating system will pass those of Apple's iPad, according to a new analysis out from IDC....
IDC projects Android tablets will pass Apple's iPad this year, sees little good news for Microsoft

IBM misses estimates, but sees potential in new 'growth initiatives'

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Computer maker IBM missed its estimates in the first quarter of 2013 with hardware sales slowing down. IBM reported revenues of $23.4 billion and net income of $3.4 billion, with earnings per share of $3.00. This falls short of the $24.6 billion analyst estimate from Bloomberg. Hardware revenues fell particularly...
IBM misses estimates, but sees potential in new 'growth initiatives'

Verizon's Innovation Center: Incubating the next generation of connected devices keeps the 'dumb pipe' naysayers at bay

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It's no surprise, really. Offline devices just don't carry the allure that they once did, and in fact, yours truly would argue that they simply lack the requisite functionality to become runaway hits in the modern era. It's genuinely difficult to think of a flagship consumer electronics product, with...
Verizon's Innovation Center: Incubating the next generation of connected devices keeps the 'dumb pipe' naysayers at bay

Sina Weibo, 'China's Twitter', racks up 731,102 posts during first minute of Chinese New Year

thenextweb.com
Move over Twitter, Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo has once again surpassed Twitter’s own record for posts per minute. The service racked up 731,102 Weibo posts during the first minute of the new lunar year, according to Sina itself (Google Translate), as Web users across the country raced to celebrate the...
Sina Weibo, 'China's Twitter', racks up 731,102 posts during first minute of Chinese New Year

Light On Revenue, EA Barely Squeaks Out A Win For The Quarter, With Digital Up Thanks To Battlefield 3

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Electronic Arts has just reported lower-than-expected third-quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings today, missing on revenue but just squeaking out a win on EPS. Revenue came in at $1.18 billion for the quarter, down from $1.6 billion in the same quarter last year, while non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.57. Non-GAAP net...
Light On Revenue, EA Barely Squeaks Out A Win For The Quarter, With Digital Up Thanks To Battlefield 3
Nokia's Lumia 920 remains as expensive as Apple's iPhone 5

Happy New Year 2013, Starting With 'Future of Mapping'

www.theatlantic.com
For reasons planned and unplanned, I really did end up being out of electronic touch for a very long period, on a whole-family adventure. These past few days, rather than looking at a computer screen on a typical evening, I would look at something like what's shown below. And I read...
Happy New Year 2013, Starting With 'Future of Mapping'

Barnes & Noble Q1 revenues up slightly, but Nook device sales fall

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Barnes & Noble reported first quarter earnings for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday morning. The bookstore chain’s revenues were up slightly, to $1.45 billion, and in line with analyst estimates of $1.48 billion. But Nook sales were flat, despite the launch of the Nook Tablet and front-lit Nook e-reader during...
Barnes & Noble Q1 revenues up slightly, but Nook device sales fall
Pandora still in the red despite soaring ad revenue & 3.3B listener hours in Q2
Microsoft 1Q13 earnings: strong enterprise division fails to offset slow PC market

Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150

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If you've been mourning Sony's decision to discontinue its super-thin Z Series laptop, you can at last dry your tears: the company just announced two flagship Ultrabooks that should more than make up for your loss. For starters, the VAIO Pro 11 and Pro 13 each weigh less than...
Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150
No Boys Allowed: Four Coding Schools Just For Girls

Salesforce Soundly Beats Earnings Expectations for Q4

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Salesforce.com just announce earnings that beat the expectations of the street, and its shares are soaring in after-hours trading. Sales were $835 million, up 32 percent over the year-ago period and were well ahead of the $831 million that had been the consensus expectation of Wall Street analysts. Earnings per...
Salesforce Soundly Beats Earnings Expectations for Q4

Cisco buys mo' mobile location expertise with ThinkSmart purchase

gigaom.com
Cisco is buying ThinkSmart Technologies, for its smarts in network and Wi-Fi location analytics. The goal is to give cell-phone-toting consumers inside stores and other venues get better services based on their location and preferences, according to a post on a Cisco blog. ThinkSmart’s location analytics collect data on a person’s travels...
Cisco buys mo' mobile location expertise with ThinkSmart purchase

Dell reports Q4 2013 earnings: $14.3 billion in revenue as profits plummet 31 percent year-over-year

www.engadget.com
Dell hasn't had good news to share during its quarterly earnings reports in quite sometime. And on the eve of it going private, things don't appear to be on the verge of changing. The fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 saw the company rake in revenues totaling $14.3...
Dell reports Q4 2013 earnings: $14.3 billion in revenue as profits plummet 31 percent year-over-year
With $141 Cariden buy-up, Cisco's acquisition spree continues

Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

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Peter Klein is all but out the door at Microsoft’s CFO, having announced his departure both internally and publicly. Klein will stay on board until his replacement is in place. Microsoft described this to TNW as a situation that will allow for a simple transition of authority. Today a SEC...
Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

Analyst: Apple 'iTV' ships late 2013; iPhone 5S in June

www.electronista.com
Yet another analyst firm has made its Apple prognostications for calendar year 2013. Investment firm Jefferies guessed that Apple is going to launch its highly anticipated television set in fall of 2013, bolstered by an "iPhone 5S" in June or July. The firm also believes a fifth-generation iPad will be...
Analyst: Apple 'iTV' ships late 2013; iPhone 5S in June
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