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Misc. - Numbers

6 key takeaways from Apple's Q2 2017 earnings call
This year's extra-long iPhone rumor cycle is affecting demand, and five other things we learned from Tim Cook and Co.
May 3, 2017
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Misc. - A

Alphabet now has $2 billion more in cash to spend on ... something
Money is cheap; moonshots aren't.
August 02, 2016
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Alphabet releases Q2 2016 earnings: $5.8 billion income on $21.5 billion revenue
Alphabet has released its Q2 fiscal year 2016 earnings report, showing strong year-over-year growth once again with $21.5 billion in revenue leading to $5.864 billion in non-GAAP net income for the quarter.
July 28, 2016
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Alphabet's stock rises as revenue from Google increases 22%
Google posts strong revenues, but Alphabet continues to lose money with its "Other Bets."
April 28, 2017
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AMD Confirms Vega is Launching this Quarter
Via Facebook, AMD has confirmed that Vega is nearly here - at least, as nearly here as a "this quarter" can be. this means Vega will launch in two-months time (Q2 extends through the months of April, May and June, after all.) Through a post on its Facebook page, AMD replied that Vega will be coming "when it's ready... and it will be this quarter."
April 25, 2017
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AMD Q1 Earnings Cause Stock to Drop Despite Strong Ryzen CPU Sales
Late Monday, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported their first quarter financial results and it looks like AMD lost four cents a share on revenue that rose 18% year over year, to $984 million. the earnings report report covered the fiscal Quarter and that means AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor sales numbers are being taken into account.
May 2, 2017
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AMD Reports 2016 Second Quarter Results
AMD today announced revenue for the second quarter of 2016 of $1,027 million, operating loss of $8 million, and net income of $69 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. Non-GAAP operating income was $3 million and non-GAAP net loss was $40 million, or $0.05 per share.
July 22, 2016
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AMD Second Quarter Result Report 2016, $1,027 M Revenue and More
The AMD second quarter result report for 2016 has been announced today and we will be covering the basics in this post. According to the AMD second quarter result report, the company announced revenue for Q2 2016 of $1,027 million. An operating loss of $8 million was also reported along with a net income of $69 million.
July 22, 2016
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AMD's Radeon Memory Business at a Standstill
AMD's Radeon branded memory business appears to be at a standstill, with no new product launches since 2015, and Radeon memory products out of stock (or nearly out of stock) at key retailers across North America.
March 17, 2017
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AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down
AMD's non-critical Radeon memory business could be on the verge of shutting down, though the company hasn't exited the business yet.
March 16, 2017
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Apple and Nokia end all litigation as they sign patent license and business cooperation agreement
Apple is dropping its lawsuit against Nokia. The iPhone manufacturer and the Finnish company reached an agreement to not only bring the intellectual property dispute to an end, but also to start a multi-year patent license.
May 23, 2017
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Apple earnings may be hung up by iPhone -- again
The company will report fiscal third-quarter financial results Tuesday. Based on sluggish demand for the iPhone, it probably won't be pretty.
July 25, 2016
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Apple expected to confirm tough Q3 in fiscal call
Expectations low as earnings announcement looms
July 26, 2016
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Apple forfeits teachers' pet rep as U.S. share sinks
Chromebooks continued to grab K-12 hardware share in 2016
March 3, 2017
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Apple is investing in augmented reality, says Tim Cook
'AR can be huge,' he says
July 26, 2016
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Apple is still shrinking
iPhone, China, Mac – all down again.
July 26, 2016
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Apple Q2 2017: 50.76M iPhones, 8.9M iPads, 4.2M Macs
Apple has announced its earnings for Q2 2017.
May 2, 2017
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Apple Q2 2017: iPhone sales fell slightly, iPad sales fell further, but profits were up
Apple has reported its latest quarterly earnings, for the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year (Q2 2017). the company announced revenue of $52.9 billion, up from $50.6 billion during the same quarter a year ago, an increase of around 4.5%. Its net income rose to $11.03 billion, rising from $10.52 billion year-over-year (YoY).
May 2, 2017
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Apple Q3 2016 results: iPhone sales down 15% YoY, iPad down 9%, Mac down 11%
Apple has published its latest financial results, for the third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year (Q3 2016).
July 26, 2016
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Apple remains optimistic after a tough Q3 2016
iPad revenue finally increases a little, and Apple is spending a lot on R&D, indicating new products in the pipeline.
July 27, 2016
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Apple sales down, but iPhone 7 offers glimmer of hope
Despite struggling with weak phone demand, the company manages to report better-than-expected quarterly results.
July 26, 2016
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Apple shares hit new all-time high, market cap just shy of $720 billion
Apple's share's price has reached a new all-time high today, as the company's valuation peaked just shy of $720 billion. the investors' renewed excitement for the company seems to be based on a rosy outlook in Asian markets for this year.
February 22, 2017
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Apple stops paying Qualcomm's patent royalties
Qualcomm's financial results will take a hit because of Apple's decision to suspend payments to iPhone contract manufacturers until a court can resolve their dispute.
April 28, 2017
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Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion over excessive royalties
Apple is not happy with its longtime partner Qualcomm, as it has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the chip maker for allegedly being charged "royalties for technologies [that Qualcomm has] nothing to do with."
January 20, 2017
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Apple Sues Qualcomm for $1B Over Alleged Antitrust Violations
Days after federal regulators sued smartphone and device chip maker Qualcomm accusing it of antitrust violations, one of the company's largest customers, Apple, is following suit, seeking $1 billion in damages.
January 20, 2017
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Apple's profit fell 27 percent in Q3 2016, but earnings beat expectations
iPhone SE may have saved Apple's bacon.
July 26, 2016
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Apple's sales fall across iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Apple just released its Q3 2016 financials, and the data shows device sales across all three of Apple's main product categories falling over the past year. iPhone sales saw the steepest decline year over year.
July 26, 2016
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Apple's so-so Q3: $7.8 billion profit, but hardware sales down across the board
iPhone sales continue to slide, despite the strength of iPhone SE demand.
July 26, 2016
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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition
Software compatibility has been a big problem for ARM adoption in servers and supercomputers, but the acquisition may help
December 16, 2016
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Misc. - B

Best Buy Sales Fall Slightly, But it's the Electronics Industry's Fault
After years of what seemed like certain retail doom at the hands of Amazon, best Buy has recently managed to mount an impressive recovery, thanks to things like adding mini-stores for brands, embracing its role as an electronics showroom, and price-matching competitors. However, the chain's latest sales results show that some things are far beyond the company's control. Like self-immolating smartphones.
March 1, 2017
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Box.UK is Having a Sale on One of Intel's Latest Processors and other Hardware
One of the main selling points of consoles over gaming PCs is that consoles are, as a general rule, a bit cheaper than a PC, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank to afford a decent PC. If you keep your eyes open, you can find some pretty good deals. for example Box.UK currently offers a bundle featuring a MSI Z270 Gaming M5 motherboard, an Intel Core i5-7600K CPU, and, while supplies last, 256GB Intel SSD 600P for 400 Euro or $427.75 USD.
January 20, 2017
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Brit chip bods ARM quietly piling up cash. Softbank will be happy
Processor design nets £100m in last quarter for Cambridge-based biz
July 27, 2016
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Misc. - C

Cisco acquires intelligence software company AppDynamics
Tech giant Cisco has announced that it is buying AppDynamics, a privately-held application intelligence software company headquartered in San Francisco.
January 30, 2017
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Colorful Holds Press Conference Together with Micronics in Korea
COLORFUL's High-end motherboard product showcase on display during press conference
July 7, 2017
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Consumers have no right to buy a PC without an OS, European court rules
A Frenchman who sought a refund of the cost of the Windows OS bundled with his new laptop is out of luck
September 7, 2016
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Court reinstates $120 million patent award for Apple in Samsung case
The smartphone design patent dispute is back once again.
October 7, 2016
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Court reinstates $120M patent award for Apple in Samsung case
The smartphone design patent dispute is back once again
October 7, 2016
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Court reinstates Apple's $120 million patent win against Samsung
Samsung once again owes Apple nearly $120 million for infringing on a pair of patents.
October 7, 2016
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Misc. - D

Data management startup Rubrik confirms $180M round at a $1.3B valuation
Rubrik, a startup that provides data backup and recovery services for enterprises across both cloud and on-premises environments, has closed a $180 million round of funding that values the company at $1.3 billion. the news confirms a report we ran earlier this week noting that the company was raising between $150 million and $200 million.
April 28, 2017
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Dell and EMC complete $67 billion merger under the new Dell Technologies name
As expected, Dell has now officially completed its previously announced $67 billion merger with EMC. the combined company will now be known as Dell Technologies.
September 7, 2016
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Digital Transformation to Drive $1.2 Trillion in Tech Spending this Year
It's a good time to be an IT vendor as enterprises rush to adopt modern business processes and work styles, suggests IDC's latest forecast.
February 24, 2017
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Disaster in Cupertino: Apple only made US$9bn last quarter
Apple once again saw revenues drop, as 45.5 million iPhone 7 sales were not enough to boost its fourth-quarter earnings.
October 25, 2016
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DSCC sees 1.2 billion mobile AMOLED displays produced in 2021, SDC's market share to drop to 63%
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) released some very interesting information regarding the mobile OLED market from its recent OLED market report by Yoshio Tamura and Ross Young. DSCC expects mobile AMOLED demand to grow from almost 400 million panels in 2016 to almost 1.2 billion in 2021.
March 10, 2017
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Misc. - E

EU Opens Second Antitrust Investigation Against Qualcomm, Targeting NXP Acquisition (Updated)
Two years ago, the European Commission started an antitrust investigation against Qualcomm over alleged abuse of exclusive deals and predatory pricing. Today, the Commission opened another antitrust investigation against Qualcomm, this time targeting the company's $38 billion acquisition of NXP, a Dutch semiconductor manufacturer.
June 9, 2017
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Misc. - F

Financial experts forecast more bad news for Apple
Gaze into crystal balls, see another contraction in iPhone sales
October 25, 2016
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Former Acer chief to lead Lenovo's PC Group after shakeup
Lenovo's PC and Smart Devices Group will be led by Gianfranco Lanci, who led Acer through good and bad times
March 18, 2016
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Former VP of engineering at Qualcomm now leading Wireless SoC at Apple
Esin Terzioglu, formerly VP of engineering at Qualcomm, has taken a new gig leading Wireless in Apple's system-on-a-chip (SoC) group.
May 29, 2017
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Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba's memory chip business
The price for Toshiba's memory chip business is getting higher as more bids roll in
April 10, 2017
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Fujitsu announces new Lightweight Lifebook U937/P
People looking for an i5 notebook that weighs less than a thick novel will want to wait until February, when Fujitsu will bring its new Lifebook U937/P to the market. this new device will weigh just 799 grams (1.76 lbs) and will have a Kaby Lake processor, a 13.3" display with FHD resolution and will also come with a fingerprint scanner. Its biggest downside is its price, which will fall around $2,500, putting it well out of reach for most non-enterprise consumers.
January 20, 2017
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Misc. - G

Google acquires Qwiklabs to teach developers cloud skills
Google today announced that it has acquired Qwiklabs, a hands-on learning platform for those who want to become more familiar with operating cloud environments and writing applications that run on them.
November 21, 2016
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Google and Apple should have limits, too, says Europe's competition enforcer, Margrethe Vestager
The European commissioner for competition has become a thorn in the side of several tech companies in recent years.
September 20, 2016
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Google and Intel had the most active corporate VC firms last year
GV's biggest investments in 2016 were Oscar, Stripe and Grail.
February 22, 2017
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Google buys Qwiklabs
Google has announced that it has acquired Qwiklabs in order to train developers how to use its cloud services.
November 23, 2016
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Misc. - H

Highlights from Apple's Q2 2017 investors call
What's new with Apple? We've got the highlights of the Q2 2017 earnings call.
May 2, 2017
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HP Inc CEO reports 'breakthrough' quarter as PC sales shoot up
Look at me go, Mum!
May 25, 2017
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HP Inc to blast more humans from employment cannon
Who needs balls when warm bodies can work out just as well
October 14, 2016
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HP rises again to be the world's top PC maker as Lenovo slips
HP excelled in North America, which was decisive in helping it beat Lenovo.
April 11, 2017
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HP to cut up to 4,000 jobs in next three years
The company said the cuts are part of a restructuring plan to boost savings
October 14, 2016
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HPE's cloud chief is leaving the company
Bill Hilf is leaving, along with the head of HPE's storage division
August 02, 2016
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Misc. - I

IBM's five years of falling revenues have left it smaller than Apple, Microsoft and Google
IBM has just recorded its 20th consecutive quarter of declining year-on-year rhas been overtaken by upstart Google, and it isn't even keeping up with Microsoft, let alone Apple. what could have been the first trillion-dollar company may never see $100 billion again.
April 24, 2017
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Imagination Technologies, after being dumped by Apple, is now for sale
Imagination Technologies and its stockholders went numb on April 3rd when the company's largest customer announced plans to end its relationship with the graphics chip designer. Of course, that customer was Apple and the tech titan is now working on its own graphics processor for use in devices like the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Apple hopes to have its chips inside its own products by next year.
June 23, 2017
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Intel is buying Voke, which makes virtual reality cameras to capture live sports
It's the latest in a series of moves the chipmaker has made into sports and VR.
November 3, 2016
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Intel merges its AI operations into a new unit, focusing on new chips and software
Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group will focus on the development of chips and software products tied to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
March 23, 2017
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Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says
An EU court erred in rejecting Intel's appeal of a record antitrust fine, a top EU judge advised Thursday
October 20, 2016
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IT departments need to transform to stay relevant
IT environments require either moderate or significant transformation if they are to meet business requirements over the course of the next five years, a new report says.
April 7, 2017
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Misc. - L

Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm's revenue projections
Qualcomm's reduced its third quarter revenue projections as it expects not to receive a large chunk of licensing revenue from Apple's partners.
April 28, 2017
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Lenovo shakes up its PC division, renames it to PC & Smart Device Business Group
Lenovo has announced a company shake up with divisions being renamed and leadership positions assigned to new executives. for the Windows ecosystem, we're looking at the newly rebranded PC & Smart Device Business Group. the division will realign to be responsible for the PC, detatchables, tablets, phablets, gaming and smart home products.
March 18, 2016
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Lenovo's third-quarter profits take a nosedive over slow smartphone sales
Lenovo is hoping to turn its mobile business profitable by the end of the year.
February 16, 2017
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LG still undecided on Google's $880 million OLED panel investment offer
A few days ago, we reported that Google is close to inking a $880 million investment deal with LG's display division. the funds are supposed to help LG expand its OLED display production line in order to provide enough screen panels for the upcoming Pixel 2 and other future projects (such as foldable phones).
April 11, 2017
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Misc. - M

Macworld's May Digital Edition: iPad Review
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld magazine.
April 28, 2017
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MediaTek will sit out the ARM race for Windows 10 PCs
MediaTek doesn't see an opportunity in the Windows 10 ARM PC market, especially with x86 dominance
February 28, 2017
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Micron DRAM Production Facility Closed Due to Contamination
If you didn't already know, semiconductor production plants are some of the most aseptic locations you can usually find deployed around the world (remember those pictures of engineers wearing full-body suits and face masks?)
July 6, 2017
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Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps
Phone revenue is basically wiped out.
April 27, 2017
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Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date
Microsoft to host earnings conference call webcast.
January 6, 2017
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Microsoft Cloud strength highlights third quarter results
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $15.2 billion
April 27, 2017
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online selected by HP to transform sales and partner engagement
Microsoft Corp. has entered a six-year agreement with HP Inc. to deploy Microsoft Dynamics to thousands of employees across HP, dramatically enhancing collaboration across marketing, sales and service operations. with Dynamics, as well as Azure, Office 365 and other Microsoft Cloud solutions, HP has invested in the sales and service collaboration platform it needs to deliver a seamless sales experience for customers and partners while increasing the company's performance and economies.
September 12, 2016
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Microsoft Q3 FY2017: Strong in cloud and productivity, but Surface revenue falls 26%
The company reported net income of $5.7 billion non-GAAP ($4.8 billion GAAP) for the three months ending March 31, 2017, on revenue of $23.6 billion non-GAAP ($22.1 billion GAAP). Diluted earnings per share stood at $0.73 non-GAAP ($0.61 GAAP).
April 27, 2017
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Microsoft signs up Intel, AT&T, EE, T-Mobile and others to its eSIM vision for connected PCs
Today, at the Computex 2017 tech expo, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced details of new Always Connected PCs on the way from ASUS, HP and Lenovo, built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 'Mobile PC Platform'. Despite using ARM-based processors, these new laptops and 2-in-1s will run the full version of Windows 10, with the ability to run x86 desktop applications through emulation.
May 31, 2017
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Misc. - N

Nextbit acquired by Razer, will cease Robin sales immediately
The story arc of Nextbit continues inside of a bigger company.
January 30, 2017
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Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter
Nvidia announced its quarterly earnings this week, and the company posted record-breaking numbers in just about every category. Revenue leapt 54% to just over $2 billion, the first time Nvidia has had a $2 billion quarter. Its gross margin set a record at 59%, with a record 63% increase in gaming-derived revenue.
November 11, 2016
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Nvidia Stock Tumbles Amidst Analyst Talk of Gaming's Decline
Nvidia Corp. stock fell a record 10% in one day amidst a move to bearish ratings by two prominent Wall Street stock analysts.
February 24, 2017
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NYU professor predicts Amazon would beat Apple to the $1 trillion milestone
Earlier this year, we told you about an opinion of an Asymco's analyst, stating that Apple could become the first trillion-dollar company this year. In all fairness, the prediction has been quite accurate so far, with the company being the first one with market capital of $800 billion last month.
June 13, 2017
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Misc. - P

PC Component Shortage Predicted for the Fourth Quarter of 2016
DigiTimes claims that we might see a PC component shortage in the fourth quarter of 2016 and the major factor behind this is the decline in the PC market as well as the increasing shift of users from PC to smartphones and mobile devices.
October 25, 2016
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PC market strength leads Intel to raise Q3 guidance
Intel says PC makers are renewing inventory, which is helping boost chip shipments
September 16, 2016
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PC market could return to growth in 2019
The success of Windows 10 and the reception Microsoft's latest operating system has had from consumers could mean that the PC market will grow again in 2019.
May 29, 2017
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PC shipments predicted to return to growth in 2018 after six-year skid
Gartner projects a minor growth in PC shipments in 2018, driven by upgrades to sleeker PCs and interest in new applications like VR
January 4, 2017
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Price of PC Components will Continue to Rise
During the company's quarterly earnings call, Lenovo President Gianfranco Lanci said that he expects the price for PC components, and with it the price of PCs and laptops, to rise for the foreseeable future. this is due to a shortage of several key PC building blocks, including SSDs, DRAM, LCD screens and batteries. Manufacturers are just not producing enough to keep up with demand. a quick look at the market shows that Lanci may very well be right.
February 17, 2017
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Prices of SSDs and RAM will crash in 2019, Gartner predicts
It's still too early to predict the impact on the price of PCs and mobile devices
April 14, 2017
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Misc. - Q

Qualcomm acquires NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion
Qualcomm is the market leader in the mobile SoC segment, and the company is now looking to expand into automotive and smart home applications by acquiring Dutch-based NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion.
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm agrees to buy automotive chip-maker for over $37 billion
The deal will give Qualcomm a strong position in the automotive market as the semiconductor content of cars increases
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over $37 billion
The deal will give Qualcomm a strong position in the automotive market as the semiconductor content of cars increases
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm says Apple broke contract, hindered performance of its chipsets
Chipmaker demands "fair value for our technological contributions to the industry."
April 11, 2017
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Qualcomm says Apple using its power to pay less for a patent license
Qualcomm is demanding damages and withheld payments from Apple
April 11, 2017
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Qualcomm to Acquire NXP in IoT, Automotive Tech Push
The mobile chipmaker is spending $110 per share of NXP to broaden its IoT and automotive solutions portfolio.
October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm won't stop shipping chips for the iPhone even though Apple is suing it for $1 billion
The chipmaker is considering its own lawsuit against Apple, sources tell Recode.
January 23, 2017
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Qualcomm: Unfair, unreasonable, and discriminatory and why Apple needs to win
With great standards-essential patents come great industry-wide responsibilities and, right now, Qualcomm isn't living up to them.
July 7, 2017
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Misc. - R

Razer acquires Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone
Three months after acquiring iconic audio tech company THX, Razer is making another move to expand its business beyond hardware and software for the gaming community. the company has acquired Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone, founded by Android veterans who had set out with high hopes (and some decent funding) to rethink how to build a mobile phone that leaned on cloud storage.
January 30, 2017
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Reports: Apple, Foxconn considering a $7 billion manufacturing plant in the U.S.
Foxconn's chairman says Apple may decide to build a display factory in the States.
January 23, 2017
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Rosenblatt Securities: "Buy" Rating to AMD Stock, "Sell" for Intel
On the back of impressive performance, yield, and cost metric for AMD's market-warping Ryzen and server-shaking EPYC processors, securities firm Rosenblatt Securities' Hans Mosesmann has affirmed a "Buy" rating for AMD's stock, while saddling Intel with a seldom-seen "Sell"
May 26, 2017
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Misc. - S

Samsung announces Expanded Strategic Partnership with Microsoft in the Enterprise Mobility Market
Today at Mobile World Congress, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced an expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft that will increase the mobility capability of professionals and support business desire to transform through digital technology. with this partnership, Samsung and Microsoft will provide professionals with leading technology to work from anywhere and at any time by integrating the best of the companies hardware, software, solutions and services.
February 27, 2017
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Samsung Electronics announces Comprehensive Roadmap to Enhance Long-Term Shareholder Value Creation
Samsung Electronics announced on November 29 a detailed roadmap of actions with the objective of enhancing the Company's long-term, sustainable value creation for shareholders.
November 28, 2016
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Samsung Electronics announces Third Quarter Results
Samsung Electronics today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016. Samsung's revenue for the quarter was KRW 47.82 trillion, a decrease of KRW 3.87 trillion YOY, while operating profit for the quarter was KRW 5.20 trillion, a decrease of KRW 2.19 trillion YOY.
October 26, 2016
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Samsung Electronics' Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Samsung Electronics held on October 27 an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, attended by approximately 400 people, including individual shareholders, institutional investors, Vice Chairman & CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon, President & CEO Boo-Keun Yoon and President & CEO J.K. Shin.
October 26, 2016
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Samsung says that Q1 2017 was its second-most profitable quarter ever
Samsung forecasts record-breaking profits in Q1 2017.
April 7, 2017
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Samsung share plummets -- but it's not because of the Burning Note
It's pulling out of cheapies
December 1, 2016
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Samsung to tighten control over donations following arrest of vice chairman Lee
Following the recent arrest of Samsung Electronics' vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, today the company has pledged to ramp up control for any future donations or financial support made to third-parties.
February 24, 2017
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Samsung's profits may not be as explosive as its products, says firm
Chip and display business segments claimed to have covered the burning bottom
October 7, 2016
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SoftBank completes $31.4 billion ARM acquisition
In July, SoftBank revealed its plan to acquire the British chip designer ARM Holdings for $31.4 billion and now, less than two months later, the company has announced that the acquisition is officially complete.
September 7, 2016
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Softbank gros fromage: ARM will knock out a trillion IoT chips by 2040
Also foresees terrifying 10bn-strong robot army. Hey ho
February 27, 2017
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Solomon Systech licenses Microchip's flexible OLED touch controller IP
Solomon Systech announced that it acquired mobile touch technology assets from Microchip for $23 million in cash. Solomon now has a license to sell Microchip's maXTouch based products and also has access to Microchip's design database and a portfolio of over 500 patents.
November 1, 2016
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Sony is preparing its sensor business for a stronger yen
According to a Nikkei report, Sony is looking to prepare its sensor business to any appreciation in the yen by cutting costs, raising production yields for new offerings and increasing sales of image sensors used in automobiles. The report also says that a stronger yen benefits Sony's overall operations, but that for semiconductors the situation is different, with a 1 yen appreciation against the dollar decreasing annual profit by 4.5 billion yen.
May 31, 2017
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Strength in PC orders leads Intel to raise Q3 revenue guidance
Intel says PC makers are renewing inventory, which is helping boost chip shipments.
September 16, 2016
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Subscriptions nourish Microsoft while its hardware businesses go hungry
Microsoft reignited Surface with the Studio. can it do the same to the Surface Pro 4 and a Surface phone?
January 27, 2017
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Surface sales sag and Windows Phones fade, as Microsoft's hardware business takes a hit
As the company reports "negligible revenue from phones," its huge Nokia investment fades into nothing.
April 28, 2017
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Misc. - T

The cloud ain't making it rain for Intel right now: Tech giants pause server chip sales
We can always rely on PCs, right? Er...
July 21, 2016
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The PC that would not die
At 35, the personal computer is not only not dead, it has never been stronger or more attractive.
October 28, 2016
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Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company's 2017 Q2 earnings
Apple's second-quarter results for 2017 are in. Here's our transcript of the call.
May 2, 2017
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Trendfocus Reports SSD Pricing Increases up to 36%, YoY; 2018 to Offer Respite
Market intelligence analysis company TRENDFOCUS revealed in its latest blog post how SSD market has increased by up to 36% in the last four quarters, with price hikes after prices hikes accompanying increasing demand (and sales) of the speedy storage media.
April 4, 2017
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TrendForce Reports Global DRAM Revenue Jumped 18.2%
TrendForce Reports Global DRAM Revenue Jumped 18.2% Sequentially in Fourth Quarter of 2016 Owing to Soaring Contract Pr
February 14, 2017
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Misc. - U

UBI says almost 100 million AMOLED panels were shipped in Q3 2016
UBI says that in Q3 2016, shipments of AMOLED panels for smartphones reached 96 million. this is an increase of 148% over Q3 2015 and a 103% increase over Q2 2016.
November 30, 2016
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Universal Display reports strong Q4 2016 results
Universal Display reported its financial results Q4 2016: revenues were $74.6, up 20% from Q4 2015. Material sales were $29.2 million (emitter sales increase 25% over Q3 2016) and Samsung's licensing revenues were $37.5 million. the net income in Q4 2016 was $25.8 million.
February 24, 2017
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Misc. - V

Virtual Instruments gobbles up Xangati in cash-free deal
Buying app monitoring and analytics smarts to add to its infrastructure intelligence
November 17, 2016
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Misc. - W

WSJ: Qualcomm could spend over $30 billion to acquire NXP Semiconductor
NXP itself acquired Freescale Semiconductor for $12B less than a year ago.
September 29, 2016
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