SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter. Its net income for the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won from 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.» Read More
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Apple’s PC-versus-Mac battle almost put it out of business. Is it creating a similar one in the smartphone field?
Google likes to have its finger on the pulse of the Web, and that’s becoming harder to do as users increasingly use closed networks like Facebook, reports The New York Times.
As countries expand efforts to gain Western technology, U.S. firms risk having employees expose secrets, reports the New York Times.
At bottom, “The Social Network” is a movie about obsession. That is a large part of the reason I’m so smitten with it: that same obsession that caused Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start Microsoft and that drove Steve Jobs to build the first home computer in a garage — that’s the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook too, at least in Mr. Sorkin’s telling. And that obsessional quality is what Mr. Sorkin has captured better than anyone before.
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Over the years, Intel has used aggressive and catchy marketing programs to help elevate its position in the computing marketplace. This cachet has served Intel well, allowing it to command top dollar for its products, which power the vast majority of PCs. The Intel juggernaut was apparent on Tuesday as the company reported earnings better than expected on a sharp revenue increase.
I've been trying to get my head around this all morning. Google has just announced — well, I'm not sure exactly what they have announced.
Several hours before last night's Hailpocalypse descended upon Brooklyn, we were having drinks with a guy who works in fixed income a JP Morgan Chase. He revealed a new and unintended consequence of more bankers using iPhones: some senior bankers are just discovering text messaging.
Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving.
Facing intense competition from phone makers wedded to Google’s Android software, Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, finally plans to make the iPhone available on Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the United States.
These are the five must-watch announcements on deck.
In a special report from Gartner, the Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle highlights a number of notable trends and transformative technologies, including the increasing hype surrounding media tablets, augmented reality and private cloud computing.
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Steven Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe’s corporate offices in San Francisco to hold a secret meeting with Adobe’s chief executive, Shantanu Narayen, the NYT reports.
At this point, the future of TV is still up in the air, if not over the air. But already, all kinds of on-demand variations are available in the form of set-top boxes.
Samsung and TracFone give students free cell phones, minutes and texts in Oklahoma City for getting good grades and reading more books.
Tech companies have been on a shopping spree, and VeriFone — with $400 million in cash — tells me they are ready to spend, spend, spend.
Toshiba, the Japanese electronics maker, said Monday that it would be the first on the market with a TV that displays images in 3-D without requiring viewers to don dedicated glasses.
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To enter NYC, Lyft cut a deal with the taxi commission that eliminated the one thing that distinguished it from its rivals.
The deal shouldn't concern Realtors, but it could impact the National Association of Realtors, Collingwood Group's Tim Rood said.
"Our goal is to get as close to the experience the surfer is having," says the head of a pro surfing organization.