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Quarterly Earnings Lead Lenovo World’s Second-Largest PC Vendor

Quarterly Earnings Lead Lenovo World’s Second-Largest PC Vendor

Chinese based Lenovo Group’s 2nd Quarterly report astonished all. Earnings for the second quarter of 2011 reached to $145 million from $76 million, above the average of $117.8 million, which is more than 88% over the same period of the last year, 2010. This Q2 earnings impacted also in Shipments to matured markets. Shipments to various countries including Western Europe & USA raised to 25.4%. Undoubtedly, 57.5% of total Revenue of the company came from its Laptops where PC shipments increased 35.4% from $5.76 billion to $7.79 billion in 2011 than 2010.

By On November 6, 2011 Respond
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How Fast Is Fast Enough?

How Fast Is Fast Enough?

Almost everybody in the computer industry know the controversial story about how a pioneer like Bill Gates once misjudged the potential of memory space by saying “640 k ought to be enough for anyone”[Factoids]. Well, it is no different in case of the internet or the more hyped mobile broadband. It may sound like a stupid question now, but when the internet came around the question was would be good enough to be a communication service? During the standardization of GSM, the most successful mobile technology in the planet, people argued that no channel would ever need data speeds more than 2.4 Kbps. Yet, the race for faster networks continues. But, how much is fast enough?

By On November 5, 2011 Respond
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Apple Gives $60M Worth Bonus Stock To Most Of The Top Executives

Apple Gives $60M Worth Bonus Stock To Most Of The Top Executives

Its bonus time for Apple. After they gave again $40M worth 1,00,000 bonus to its SVP Eddy Cue, now we got news they are giving 1,50,000 shares to each of the executives. Check the details below.

By On November 5, 2011 Respond
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The World’s Fastest SuperComputer Is Now “K” From Fujitsu Japan

The World’s Fastest SuperComputer Is Now “K” From Fujitsu Japan

Now the world’s fastest SuperComputer is “K” from Fujitsu. Now its processing power is 10.51 petaflops, which is record for human kind! And Japanese government said it is ready to pump another US$1.3 billion into supercomputer development, and its getting ready to start working in Earthquake prediction and many other scientific research.

By On November 5, 2011 Respond
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Sony Intends To Back Out With Samsung LCD Joint Venture

Sony Intends To Back Out With Samsung LCD Joint Venture

S-LCD Corporation is the joint venture of The Japanese Entertainment and Electronics Giant Sony Corp and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. It established in 2004 in Chungcheongnam-do plant, South Korea. It’s vision was to create a new defination of LCD TV and they succeeded. Most of the Credit goes to Samsung who had the advanced manufacturing and great intellectual property in the market. To achieve this success, both the company invested approximate $1.8 Billion in the venture where Samsung owns 51% and Sony owns 49% of joint venture share. But till now, Sony has gone through a loss of $6 Billion till now since the S-LCD venture established.

By On November 2, 2011 Respond
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FCC Created Connect America Fund

FCC Created Connect America Fund

FCC created Connect America Fund to help extend high-speed internet to 18 million unserved Americans for creating jobs and increased consumer benefits. Agency delivers bipartisan vote to modernize America’s communications infrastructure and expand broadband throughout the nation, in fact, encourages perverse schemes by carriers to stimulate certain kinds of phone traffic. The plan includes changes in how companies pay each other for carrying phone calls and the change could lead to a 50-cent or higher monthly increase on consumers’ phone bills……………..

By On October 30, 2011 Respond
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Google TV 2.0 Update To Arrive Next Week

Google TV 2.0 Update To Arrive Next Week

When the launch of Google TV was announced there was a great optimism from Technorati and no one knows what went wrong that this did not make in the market as big as this was expected following the grand success of Android. Despite launching Google TV with Logitech and Sony as key partners, they did not have the take off as expected and Google announced that early next week it will launch a major software update intended to significantly improve the functionality of the Google TV software. Google admits that Google TV has had its problems, but with this update they hope to address some of them and owners of Sony’s Google TV-equipped televisions will see the update as early as next week, Logitech Revue owners will have to wait until soon thereafter…………………

By On October 30, 2011 1 Response
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LightSquared And PCTEL Make Partnership For Fix GPS Interference Issue

LightSquared And PCTEL Make Partnership For Fix GPS Interference Issue

LightSquared announced in cooperating with PCTEL, it has developed a new antenna that will help resolve concerns over high precision GPS receivers and the Coalition, which represents manufacturers and users of GPS (Global Positioning System), has been among the most vocal critics of LightSquared’s plan to operate a national LTE network on 40,000 terrestrial base stations, using frequencies near to those used for GPS and tests conducted earlier this year showed the network would knock out GPS for many devices, which scan a wide band of frequencies for weak signals from GPS satellites.LightSquared has said it already committed millions of dollars to changes to its own technology and will contribute up to $50 million to fix gear owned by federal agencies, the new solution will soon undergo testing with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration as well as with the Federal Communications Commission…………..

By On October 29, 2011 Respond
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Samsung Become World’s Top Smartphone Manufacturer

Samsung Become World’s Top Smartphone Manufacturer

Samsung has now become the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, leaping past Apple, which held the title for just one quarter and Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones last quarter, accounting for 23.8 percent of the smartphone market, compared to Apple’s 17.1 million units shipped. Even though Nokia has been in a heavy transition period they managed to hold onto 3rd place with 16.8 million smartphones shipped, claiming 14.4% market share and RIM, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola all make up the others category. While Apple is expecting all-time record iPhone sales during the current quarter as the iPhone 4S rolls out around the world and it still may not be enough to overcome Samsung’s significant lead and strong growth…………………

By On October 29, 2011 Respond
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Samsung Q3 2011 Results

Samsung Q3 2011 Results

Samsung Electronics announces third quarter 2011 results consolidated operating profit reaches 4.25 trillion won on revenues of 41.27 trillion won and this overall profit falls despite incredible phone sales. Samsung’s bread-and-butter chip business saw its profit more than halve to 1.59 trillion won from a year earlier, but it held up well as its relatively high exposure to lucrative mobile chips helped the firm offset a sharp plunge in prices of commodity computer memory chips and Samsung was the sole profitable firm among major global DRAM chip makers in the third quarter……………..

By On October 28, 2011 Respond
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AUO Integrates Flexible E-paper

AUO Integrates Flexible E-paper

AUO’s flexible e-paper to take on Stretch Armstrong in battle of the bendiest and AU Optronics hopes to facilitate with its 6-inch Rollable Organic TFT E-paper. AUO has finally delivered a working prototype that is completely solar powered and elastic enough to make even Gumby jealous and the SVGA e-paper has an amorphous silicon PV battery, which turns natural or indoor light into solar energy without requiring a power plug…………………..

By On October 28, 2011 Respond
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HP Will Keep Personal Systems Group (PSG)

HP Will Keep Personal Systems Group (PSG)

HP has decided to retain its Personal Systems Group (PSG), reversing former CEO Leo Apotheker’s plan to exit the PC business and Meg Whitman wants Hewlett-Packard Co. to sell personal computers after all, a dramatic about-face by the H-P chief executive only five weeks into the latest chapter of her sweeping career. Spinning off the PSG would have cost HP a one-time cost of between $300 and $400 million and the decision had been initiated to try and shift HP over to a post-PC era mode, something along the lines of IBM, which saw major success in shifting out of the consumer PC business and over to consulting and enterprise services………………….

By On October 28, 2011 Respond
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Sony To Buy Out Ericsson Share

Sony To Buy Out Ericsson Share

Sony has bought out Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson, giving the Japanese company sole control over the smartphone manufacturer and the deal, worth €1.05bn ($1.47bn) in cash to Ericsson, will see Sony bring the smartphone business in under its networked consumer electronics umbrella. Although Sony Ericsson didn’t make much of an impact in the smartphone market, its latest Android based devices have managed to grab some attention and the announcement comes just a day after Nokia launched its first Windows Phone handsets, so we might be looking at the start of a Scandinavian phone renaissance……………………

By On October 27, 2011 Respond
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No-Contract H2O Broadband For Best Buy

No-Contract H2O Broadband For Best Buy

H2O Wireless brings no-contract wireless broadband with international roaming to Best Buy and outside of picking up a rental MiFi or procuring a local SIM card from well-appointed international airports, your options for Facebooking, Google Mapping and VoIPing whilst abroad are limited. he Worldwide Wireless Internet on-the-go package includes the USB device and H2O Broadband SIM card for $99.99 and you’ll need a $30 international roaming data card in order to get ten megabytes of international data……………..

By On October 27, 2011 Respond
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Freescale Joins ARM Cortex-M4 And Cortex-A5 cores

Freescale Joins ARM Cortex-M4 And Cortex-A5 cores

Freescale is planning to use the same trick, but you won’t find its asymmetrical CPUs in your next tablet or smartphone, which marries a Cortex M4 to a Cortex A5, isn’t meant to compete with the latest Snapdragon and the two ARM cores are analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters, programmable timers, on-chip memory, flexible memory interfaces, high-speed communication interfaces and security. These chips will find homes in factories and in-dash infotainment systems which have increasingly sophisticated UIs, software development tools will land before this quarter is out and the first batch of silicon will be announced in Q1 of 2012………………

By On October 26, 2011 1 Response
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