Articles about Emerging Markets

Cheap iPhone mini 'makes sense' for world domination

After meeting with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, one well-placed analyst sees "several signs" that offering a lower-priced iPhone "makes sense." Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty's reasoning about the release of the long-rumored, downsized iPhone "mini" or "nano", says Forbes, is based on the success of the iPad mini in …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Feb 2013
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Apple may debut low-cost iPhone for emerging markets in 2013

Apple has made a name for itself by marketing high-end gadgets to affluent, design-conscious consumers, but it could be planning a move down-market as early as this year, if industry scuttlebutt proves correct. On Tuesday, Taiwanese tech news outlet DigiTimes was the first to report on rumors that Apple may be readying a new, …
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Intel uncloaks 'no excuses' smartphone for emerging markets

CES 2013 Intel has announced a smartphone reference platform for emerging markets that's a "no excuses multimedia phone," according to the general manager of its mobile and communications group, Mike Bell. "We at Intel think that emerging-market customers shouldn't have to settle for a substandard experience," Bell said at an Intel …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Jan 2013
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Lenovo splits to cover domestic, emerging markets

Lenovo has divided its business into new units to allow China’s largest computer vendor to slice and dice its products for developed countries and emerging markets. The firm said in a statement yesterday that it made the internal rejig to replace its current regional breakdown to allow Lenovo’s two new divisions to pitch …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Mar 2009
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HP waves goodbye to 9,300 EMEA employees

Hewlett-Packard will cut 9,300 jobs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, following its $13.9bn takeover of EDS in August. The firm confirmed last week that 24,600 jobs, or 7.5 per cent of its workforce, would be axed worldwide. European trade union groups today lambasted the company’s decision to slash so many jobs in the …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Sep 2008
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Microsoft urges resellers to play it straight, beef up revs

Microsoft has claimed that each dollar it “loses” to software piracy equals $5.50 in “lost opportunities” to the firm’s channel partners. A Microsoft-sponsored white paper (pdf) released by IT analyst house IDC yesterday highlights the effects of copyright infringement on the software ecosystem across the tech industry. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jul 2008
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Global semiconductor sales forecast slashed

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) yesterday cut its forecast for growth in global sales of semiconductors in 2008, blaming price pressure in the memory sector. It said chip sales were now expected to grow 4.3 per cent, to $266.6bn, significantly down from the trade group’s November forecast of 7.7 per cent. The SIA …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Jun 2008
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Sarin quits Vodafone

Arun Sarin is leaving Vodafone. The chief executive departs as the mobile group's profits pass £10bn for the year. Vodafone made revenues of £35.5bn, up 4.2 per cent, and adjusting operating profit of £10.1bn in the year ended 31 March 2008. Earnings per share were up 11 per cent to 12.5p. Sarin will be replaced by his deputy …
John Oates, 27 May 2008
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HP retains server revs and shipments crown

The boom in demand for big, fat data centres built to churn out web-based apps helped plump up worldwide server revenue to more than $13bn in the first quarter of 2008. Companies have been throwing plenty of cash at x86-based server beasts to help flesh out their web data centres, according to a report yesterday from IT …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 May 2008
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EnterpriseDB snags information strategist

EnterpriseDB has hired a newbie IBM exec as chief technology officer, indicating a possible uplevelling in its strategy as an "information on demand" provider. The three-year-old start-up has named Bob Zurek as CTO to - in EnterpriseDB's words - "help solidify its position as publisher of the World's leading Oracle-compatible …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Jul 2007

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