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Give us your software BlackBerry, we love it. The phones? Meh

Rising software revenue helped make up for continuing falls in phone hardware income at BlackBerry in the past quarter, with the waning giant booking revenue of $658m for first quarter of full year 2016, and reported a non-GAAP operating loss of $7m. Forty per cent of all income was phone sales, of around 1.1 million devices. …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jun 2015
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Sun doused with red ink in Q1

Server and software maker Sun Microsystems reported its first quarter of fiscal 2009 today, and the red ink was flowing as high-end Sparc server sales dried up at the same time that the company had to book a $1.45bn acquisitions write-off - presumably related to its $4.1bn acquisition of StorageTek a few years back and more …
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IT career virgins need a cherry on top

Any Reg readers looking to change their job or simply start work their career will be left confused by the latest batch of news from UK recruitment experts. For those who still haven’t decided what to do on leaving university, the news from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is relatively good. According to its …
Jane Fae , 31 Jul 2008
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BT shares plummet on margin pressure

BT hit targets for the first quarter ended 30 June 2008 bringing in revenues of £5.1bn, up three per cent on last year. But the market is distinctly underwhelmed, marking shares down 10 per cent in early trading. The telco made earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of £1.433bn, up one per …
John Oates, 31 Jul 2008
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Cisco is moving into your house

Cisco is paying $120m for home networking firm Pure Networks, underscoring its desire to build a consumer brand. Pure makes network management software for home users. Now everyone can be a network manager from their own living room. Pure's software lets you manage all the devices on your home network, which Cisco imagines …
John Oates, 23 Jul 2008
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Computacenter picks up steam after grim Q1

Computacenter issued a not entirely depressing trading statement this morning, saying business had picked up after a grim start to its financial year. The systems integrator issued a profit warning for its first quarter back in May. But this morning it said organic growth in the first was its “strongest for a number of years …
Joe Fay, 10 Jul 2008
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Blockbuster withdraws $1bn Circuit City bid

Blockbuster Inc. yesterday backed away from its $1bn bid for consumer electronics retailer Circuit City citing gloomy “market conditions”. The movie rental chain’s CEO James Keyes said in a statement: “We have determined that it is not in the best interest of Blockbuster's shareholders to proceed with an acquisition of Circuit …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Jul 2008
HP

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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Computacenter coughs to gloomy first quarter

Computacenter has warned of difficult trading in the first quarter of 2008, especially in France and the UK. The reseller said business in the UK had picked up towards the end of the quarter. They came in at £346.6m, up 1.1 per cent overall but down 1.5 per cent on a like for like basis. Sales in Germany were flat. Non-UK …
John Oates, 16 May 2008
SAP

SAP reports profits drop, delays ByDesign rollout

SAP has increased revenues for the first quarter of this year, but net income has fallen and it is delaying the rollout of its webhosted business management product. Results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2008 show revenues up 14 per cent to €2.46bn, but net income is down 22 per cent to €242m, compared to €310m for the …
John Oates, 30 Apr 2008
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Google earnings soar despite paid click dip

Google has stuck it to the naysayers by reporting higher-than-expected earnings - even as the weakening US economy and research showing a slowdown in ad clicks raised doubts about the search king's continued prospects. Shares, which have declined about 35 per cent this year, rose 17 per cent following the report. The Mountain …
Dan Goodin, 18 Apr 2008
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Nokia takes a Q1 tumble

Handset maker Nokia missed targets for the first quarter today and saw its shares fall more than ten per cent. Sales were up 28 per cent to €12.6bn in the first quarter ended 31 March 2008, and net profit grew 25 per cent to €1.2bn. But analysts were expecting profits of closer to €1.38bn, so Nokia shares were down 10.5 per …
John Oates, 17 Apr 2008
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eBay defies 'softening' economy

eBay says that a softening economy has slowed its online auctions on both sides of the Atlantic. But the company still made an awful lot of money during the year's first quarter. And it still has high hopes for the future. "We are encouraged by what we are seeing," brand-spanking-new CEO John Donahoe told investors during a …
Cade Metz, 17 Apr 2008
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Seagate says storage demand better than expected

Seagate surprised itself in the last quarter by shipping 47 million disk drives, more than it had actually planned for. The storage vendor's results for the first quarter ending 28 September showed revenues up 17.6 per cent to $3.3bn, with net income leaping from $19m last year to $355m. This turned in earnings per share of $ …
Joe Fay, 17 Oct 2007

Toshiba gives price-cutting AMD the nod

Toshiba is to start shipping laptops with AMD processors, effectively bringing to an end its exclusive partnership with Intel. The computer giant said it will add AMD microprocessors and graphics chipsets in up to 20 per cent of its Satellite laptop models. It's a move that could bring significant savings for Toshiba which …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 May 2007
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Server market continues to thrive

The server wars are heating up again, with HP and IBM both scrapping over the number one spot in the first quarter of 2007. Research firms can't seem to agree who is top dog in the market in terms of revenue, with IDC giving the number one place to HP, while Gartner said IBM came out the winner. Either way, it seems it's a …
Ciara O'Brien, 24 May 2007
Sun

Sun climbs buyback mountain

Sun Microsystems will appease investors with a whopping $3bn share buyback. Investors and analysts have long wondered when Sun would direct some of its close to $6bn in cash toward repurchasing shares. Well, they've got an answer of sorts now with Sun committing to the $3bn figure but failing to provide a buyback roadmap. " …
Ashlee Vance, 16 May 2007
DVD it in many colours

Intel slices chip workers in New Mexico

Intel is to cease production of obsolete 200mm wafers at its New Mexico outpost – meaning obsolete workers will also be dumped. The firm will ditch around 1,000 of the 5,000 workers at its Rio Rancho plant when it switches the plant entirely over to production of the newer 300mm technology by the end of August, the Associated …
Joe Fay, 2 May 2007

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