Dell’s Weak Q1 Earnings Throw Fuel on Buyout Fire »

Dell’s Weak Q1 Earnings Throw Fuel on Buyout Fire

Dell’s quarterly earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations this week, leading to more questions about whether or not shareholders will accept Michael Dell’s buyout offer and regroup as a private company. The PC maker reported a net income of $130 million, or 7 cents per share, during its most recent quarter. If not for […]

InsideView Provides New Insights Into Sales Leads »

InsideView Provides New Insights Into Sales Leads

InsideView earlier this month debuted a new marketing offering housed on its InsideView CRM Intelligence Platform. “One of our working premises is that even with the massive amount of spending companies do on CRM automation, the products still do not fully address the needs of understanding the customer and the new buying process,” said Marc […]

Google Wallet Takes on PayPal With Gmail Money Transfers »

Google Wallet Takes on PayPal With Gmail Money Transfers

In an effort to boost adoption of Google Wallet, Google this week added features to the service that allow users to send money as a Gmail attachment. The company is also trying to simplify the mobile payment process for consumers and businesses. As a way to market the new features, Google Wallet payments via Gmail […]

iOS Loses Market Share as Windows Phone Gains »

iOS Loses Market Share as Windows Phone Gains

Android continues to rule the global smartphone marketplace with the OS accounting for 75 percent of shipments worldwide in Q1, according to the latest IDC report. Apple’s once-dominant iOS had only 17.3 percent of the market. Windows Phone unexpectedly took third place from BlackBerry, which was relegated to fourth. Android’s dominance over iOS “is similar […]

Icahn Leads New Pitch to Win Dell Shareholders »

Icahn Leads New Pitch to Win Dell Shareholders

Two of Dell’s largest stockholders, Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management, have teamed up to propose an alternative to Michael Dell’s plans to take his computer company private. The new deal on the table, issued in a letter to board members, involves a leveraged recapitalization that will pay investors and keep them on as shareholders […]

B&N Investors Salivate Over Microsoft Nook Deal »

B&N Investors Salivate Over Microsoft Nook Deal

Barnes & Noble investors reacted with pure unadulterated joy to the possibility that Microsoft is considering entering the e-book market and will acquire the company’s Nook unit for a whopping $1 billion. Shares rose by a dizzying 24 percent on Thursday, when the rumor surfaced. By the close of Friday trading, shares were up another […]

YouTube Tinkers With Subscription Model »

YouTube Tinkers With Subscription Model

YouTube unveiled a new subscription plan this week and will allow select channels to charge for monthly viewing plans. It’s the first time the online video hub will charge for content. Channels including Jim Henson’s TV will show episodes of Sesame Street for subscriptions starting at $2.99 per month, or users could pay $4.99 per […]

Facebook’s Road Trip May Include a Stop to Buy Waze »

Facebook’s Road Trip May Include a Stop to Buy Waze

Rumors that Facebook is deep into the process of purchasing Waze — maker of a mobile satellite navigation app that leverages crowdsourced mapping and traffic tips — are making the rounds. Facebook has apparently signed the terms and is conducting due diligence after six months of negotiations, according to published reports. The social networking giant […]

TV Networks vs. Technology: The Battle Rages On »

TV Networks vs. Technology: The Battle Rages On

Earlier this month, News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey threatened to pull the Fox network off the airwaves and convert it to a pay-TV channel. This came following a court ruling that allowed New York City-based Aereo to allow its subscribers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts. Aereo was in essence pirating the broadcasts, Carey […]

PowerMap Lets Users Visualize the Lay of the CRM Land »

PowerMap Lets Users Visualize the Lay of the CRM Land

PowerObjects has released PowerMap, a new add-on for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. “It is a way to create a visualization of geolocation in the database,” said PowerObjects CEO Dean Jones. Version 2, which is expected in a few weeks, will have stepped-up capabilities, and a more advanced version will follow within a few months. At its […]

Wanted in Healthcare: More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients »

Wanted in Healthcare: More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients

The machine-to-machine communications industry is undergoing a period of fundamental change and significant growth. Encouraged by declining chipset and sensor costs, manufacturers are increasingly embedding their products with wireless connectivity. Mobile operators and key players in industries as diverse as automotive, oil and gas, and healthcare all have a strong interest in pursuing this growing […]

Amazon Droops Following Profit-Light Q1 Report »

Amazon Droops Following Profit-Light Q1 Report

The market digested the earnings report Amazon released on Thursday, and toward the end of trading Friday it was clear investors were less than pleased, with the company’s stock down by about 6.5 percent. Little wonder: Amazon reported that its net income decreased 37 percent to $82 million in the first quarter, compared with $130 […]

Mobile Ads Show Life in Google Q1 Earnings »

Mobile Ads Show Life in Google Q1 Earnings

Google released a quarterly earnings report Thursday that beat estimates and also showed the company may be coming to grips with the problem of monetizing its mobile platform. The tech giant reported net income of $3.35 billion, or $9.94 per share during the first three months of the year, a 16 percent jump from the […]

Verizon May Have Finagled a Less Taxing Way to Buy Out Vodafone »

Verizon May Have Finagled a Less Taxing Way to Buy Out Vodafone

Verizon Communications, which posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on the performance of its wireless business, has increased the pressure on Vodafone Group to sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless. The sale would give Verizon Communications full control of the largest mobile carrier in the United States. “There has been a lot of speculation […]

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