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Apple: You thought Google dodged taxes? Get a load of THIS

Apple has embarked on one of the biggest bond offerings in history as part of a ploy to avoid tax. Cupertino will soon begin issuing bonds in what will be one of the biggest debt sales of all time, it announced today. The plan is part of a scheme to funnel cash back to investors over the next three years. After its stock price …
Jasper Hamill, 30 Apr 2013
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Wanna make your own Azure? Now you can: Microsoft joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft has given away the secrets of its data centers for free by joining Facebook's Open Compute Project. The shock move will be announced at the Open Compute Summit on Tuesday and means that the server designs Microsoft uses to support Bing, Office365, and Windows Azure will be available for cloud-wannabes across the world …
Jack Clark, 27 Jan 2014
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iPrefs-seeking shareholder Einhorn drops Apple lawsuit

David Einhorn and his hedge fund Greenlight Capital have dropped their lawsuit against Apple. Einhorn had sued to block a vote at Apple's investor meeting, held this Wednesday, that would have forced a shareholder vote on the issuance of higher-dividend preferred shares. Einhorn is promoting the idea of that class of shares, …
Rik Myslewski, 01 Mar 2013
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Netflix: OK, cable giants, who wants our PIPE stuffed in their BOX?

Streaming-media titan Netflix is reportedly looking to smooth relations with major US cable companies and convince them to make Netflix content available via next-generation TV set-top boxes. The company has been in talks with cable providers including Comcast and Suddenlink, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing anonymous …
Neil McAllister, 14 Oct 2013
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Emulex execs in boardroom-chair-swap as investors circle

Emulex execs have performed a three-way exec and boardroom chair swap as activist investors look for ways to squeeze the company for a big payday. Board chairman Paul Folino reverts to being a director, CEO Jim McCluney becomes executive chairman, and president and chief operating officer Jeff Benck becomes CEO and president. …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jul 2013
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Morgan Stanley cops $5m fine over Facebook IPOcalypse

Morgan Stanley has been fined $5m for allegedly coaching Facebook on how to selectively release its financial information before its market debut. The lead underwriter for Facebook's IPO has settled with the Massachusetts securities regulator, William Galvin, neither admitting or denying the allegations. The banks that …
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Azzurri backers write off MILLIONS in debts - AGAIN

Investment banks backing voice and data comms biz Azzurri have agreed to write off three quarters - £78m - of debts owed to them by the integrator in a bid to clean up its balance sheet and gear up for expansion. This leaves Azzurri owing £45m (£25m interest bearing) to the seven-strong financial syndicate, which includes …
Paul Kunert, 10 Oct 2013
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Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited' data is just a word

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo has told analysts that "unlimited" when used to describe data is "just a word" and the idea of an open pipe is heading to extinction. "What customers are understanding and through our good sales routine is once you explain to a customer their usage on a monthly basis, unlimited is just …
Iain Thomson, 21 Sep 2012

Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

Don’t tell anyone but I think I might have made an arse of myself again. It’s one thing to show oneself up among one’s peers but another to demonstrate publicly how thick I am front of people who are smarter, sharper, more successful and frankly a damn sight wealthier than me – a sector of society I generally refer to as "other …
Alistair Dabbs, 22 Apr 2014

While the BBC drools over Twitter, look what UK's up to: Hospital superbug breakthrough

The BBC has gone Twitter-crazy this week, with every pre-IPO twitch reported in the top-of-the-hour bulletins. But when you peek beneath the hype, it's not the wonder-fest you might think. Twitter "changed the world, hashtag-by-hashtag" gushes the website. "Could we hatch a British Twitter?" asks Rory Cellan-Jones. Short of Lord …
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Nov 2013
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Success for Einhorn: Judge blocks vote on Apple's Proposal 2

Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn has scored a technical victory in his fight to block Apple from amending its charter at next week's shareholder meeting. Earlier this month, Einhorn filed his legal suit with another investor, claiming that Apple was showing a "depression era" attitude to money by amassing a cash pile of $137bn …
Iain Thomson, 22 Feb 2013
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Big tech firms holding wages down? Marx was right all along, I tell ya!

We should have more Marxist analysis of the tech business. So here is some, looking at the manner in which the major firms of Silicon Valley are being accused of perpetrating monopoly capitalism upon the rest of us. The full story in all its tedious detail is over at Pando Daily*, but the basic allegation (and yes, it is all …
Tim Worstall, 29 Jan 2014
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Thai flood ripples set to impact entire world PC market

The Thai floods have dampened Goldman Sachs outlook for global PC sales forcing it to downgrade forecasts for this quarter and next. The devastation to the disk drive industry, particularly WD and Toshiba, is starting to feed through into the supply chain with PC vendors already confirming price rises and warning of shortages in …
Paul Kunert, 10 Nov 2011
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Psssst: If you wanna be rich, make the next privacy Robocop app

Revelations of US spooks monitoring the internet have freaked out consumers so much that privacy protection software will be The Next Big Thing. That's according to antivirus firm AVG, which reckons the market for products that safeguard online freedoms will be huge. Siobhan MacDermott, chief policy officer at the company, said …
Jasper Hamill, 17 Jul 2013
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Microsoft's Android patent ransom to 'total $444m' next year

A report from the technology analysis team at Goldman Sachs estimates that Microsoft will suck up $444 million in Android royalties over the coming financial year. The group estimates that Microsoft will make between three and six dollars per device, after signing patent-protection deals with smartphone and tablet manufacturers …
Iain Thomson, 29 Sep 2011
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Apple CEO Cook's investor-meeting reveal: 'Dog bites man'

One of the duties of a modern CEO is to offer as little detail as possible during investors' meetings, and Apple's headman Tim Cook has proved himself a Jedi master of snooze-inducing vapidity. Speaking at Apple's annual investors meeting on Wednesday at the company's Cupertino headquarters, Cook piled bromide upon cliché upon …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Feb 2013
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Investors fight to buy secret special-offer Facebook equity

Goldman Sachs is to reportedly end soliciting interest in Facebook shares from wealthy investors later today. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the situation, the brokerage has been inundated with orders of "several billion dollars" after the deal emerged over the weekend. Goldman Sachs …
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Jan 2011
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Microsoft! Bing! must! make! Yahoo! more! money! moans! Mayer!

Yahoo! chief exec Marissa Mayer has complained that cosying up to Microsoft to use its Bing search engine hasn't given her company the market share or money she was hoping for. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco - her first investor gathering appearance since she took over at Yahoo …
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Facebook equity offer closed to US investors

Goldman Sachs now says it will only offer Facebook equity to investors outside the US as the firm is apparently worried about scrutiny from regulators. Goldman recently acquired a $450m stake in the still-private social-networking giant, and it began offering equity to clients willing to invest at least $2m. But as reported by …
Cade Metz, 17 Jan 2011
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Amazon, Facebook, Google give Cisco's switches the COLD shoulder

Networking giant Cisco lost around $10bn in market value last week as investors sold out in response to weak earnings and poor growth projections. Worse yet, some of its biggest customers – from Amazon and Google to social network giant Facebook – are implementing technologies that will allow them to reduce their dependence on …
Jack Clark, 18 Nov 2013
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NSA: Inside the FIVE-EYED VAMPIRE SQUID of the INTERNET

One year after The Guardian opened up the trove of top secret American and British documents leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) sysadmin Edward J Snowden, the world of data security and personal information safety has been turned on its head. Everything about the safety of the internet as a common communication …
Duncan Campbell, 05 Jun 2014

Microsoft CFO quits as quarterly results fail to sparkle

Microsoft has released its financial results for the third financial quarter of 2013 and the results make uncertain reading for CEO Steve Ballmer, who is also about to lose his chief financial officer Peter Klein. Redmond reported revenues of $20.49bn for the three months ended 31 March, up 17.2 per cent year-on-year, and …
Iain Thomson, 18 Apr 2013
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Microsoft exec: No 'Plan B' despite mobile stumbles

Should Microsoft's tablet and phone efforts continue to inspire little interest among the buying public, don't expect a radical shift in strategy – according to one senior Redmond exec, the company has no "Plan B". "It's less 'Plan B' than how you execute on the current plan," CFO Peter Klein told investors at Goldman Sachs' …
Rik Myslewski, 15 Feb 2013
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Comet and Walmart battle for Game

Walmart and Comet have emerged as bidders for troubled high street games retailer Game. The US retail giant is rumoured to have offered 12p per share for the company, while Comet owner OpCapita is also believed to have expressed an interest in acquiring Game, MCV reports. Paying 12p a share would value Game at £40m. But no …
Caleb Cox, 15 Mar 2012
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Microsoft CFO bullish in Windows convergence and comms plans

Microsoft’s CFO Peter Klein took to the stage at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference on Wednesday to outline where Redmond is headed in the next 3 to 5 years – and it’s all going to be about cross-platform. “What we're trying to do is develop a complete set of experiences across all device types, be they TV, …
Iain Thomson, 16 Feb 2012
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Intel stuffs more dough down Big Switch Network's trousers

Intel has come in late in the Series B round of funding for SDN upstart Big Switch Networks, and has crammed another $6.5m into its pockets. Why? Simple: Chipzilla's Intel Capital venture arm knows that its parent company is counting on the switching business to help keep its Data Center and Connected Systems Group growing …
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Facebook fever prices social network at $70bn

Doomsayers who believe the Internet is looking like a bubble again will be out in force, following GSV Capital’s decision to tip $US6.6 million into Facebook. The dollar value is trivially small, but GVC is only buying 225,000 shares, putting a notional valuation of $US70bn on the social network site. Even that number is …
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Facebook revenues 'hit $1.2 billion in nine months'

Facebook pulled in $1.2 billion in revenue over the first nine months of 2010, according to a report citing documents distributed by Goldman Sachs, which is offering Facebook equity to some of its wealthiest clients. Facebook's net income during the first nine months of 2010 reached $355 million, Reuters reports. Goldman values …
Cade Metz, 06 Jan 2011
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$50bn-valued Facebook goes public about going public

Facebook finally confirmed on Friday that it had indeed raised $1.5bn courtesy of brokerage Goldman Sachs and Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies. Reports that the Mark Zuckerberg-run social networking website had been valued at $50bn – that’s almost as much as dominant UK retail monster Tesco ($54bn) – surfaced earlier …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jan 2011
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Bloomberg's bomb: How SEC shredded Facebook's pre-IPO claims

According to a recently publicised set of emails, US financial watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission found that important claims made by Facebook were unsupportable and forced the company to disclose key weaknesses in its business plan before its 18 May IPO. The highlights are outlined in this lengthy report from …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Oct 2012
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Programmer gets 8 years for theft of stock trading software

A former Goldman Sachs software developer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing proprietary code used in the firm's high-speed trading platform. Sergey Aleynikov worked at Goldman from 2007 to 2009 and was a programmer responsible for the firm's high-frequency trading software, which has generated more than $ …
Dan Goodin, 18 Mar 2011
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Tesla Motors falls behind in Model S production, issues more shares

Quality control and supply issues have slowed down the production of Tesla's Model S sedan, as the firm tries to avoid the fate of Fisker's Karma. The company, owned by Tony Stark inspiration Elon Musk, said in a filing today that there was a hold-up in its assembly line that would hit its expected revenue this year. "To …
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Merry Christmas, Stratfor

While L-tryptophanics were tucking in on Christmas day, private intelligence group Stratfor Global Intelligence was watching its reputation dissipate after online attackers copied e-mails and client lists. On Christmas Eve, the attackers announced that they had broken into Stratfor’s systems and obtained access to 200 GB of e- …

Big Switch Networks stuffs $25m more down its trousers

Quasi-stealth virtual networking startup Big Switch Networks has bagged its second pile of cash from venture capitalists, who hope to rake in the big bucks from the software-defined networks (SDN) craze – particularly after they missed the money train that was Nicira, which server-virtualization juggernaut VMware shelled out $1. …
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Yandex seeks kopeks in Nasdaq IPO

Yandex, the search engine that claims 64 percent of the market in Russia, is seeking as much as US$1 billion in an IPO put together by Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs*. According to Reuters, new shares will be issued by Yandex’s parent company, and its existing owners will cash out some of their shares. The …
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Facebook IPO plunge sparks tidal wave of lawsuits

Investors in Facebook's IPO are not taking the stock's drubbing lying down and have launched lawsuits against the social network, its underwriters and NASDAQ, while regulators probe the way the debut was handled. Investor Darryl Lazar has filed a class action suit against Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the network's early backers …
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Facebook set to file motion: Will blame NASDAQ for IPOcalpyse

Facebook is planning to file a motion in the US to consolidate all its shareholder lawsuits and blame the NASDAQ stock market for its disappointing IPO. The social network is finally planning to address the 30 or so lawsuits that have been filed against it after the botched handling of its stocks' opening day and their horrible …
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Facebook sells equity: Reportedly valued same as Tesco

Cash-loaded Goldman Sachs clients with more than $2m to wave around were told over the weekend that they would soon have the opportunity to invest in Facebook. According to a report in the New York Times, the brokerage plans to offer its clients up to $1.5bn in Facebook Inc equity. Goldman Sachs said in an email to would-be …
Kelly Fiveash, 04 Jan 2011
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Evil plot to control souls via Wi-Fi thwarted

US Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus Wireless has "apologised" for an evangelical ad campaign, branded ‘Believe’, in which a God-fearing preacher promises "WiFi you can put your faith in" and "the chance to connect to a greater power." Objectors have taken to YouTube with responses to the ad campaign which suggest “it is absolutely clear that …
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Skype gets ready to float

Best-known VoIP provider Skype has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow it to make an initial public offering of its shares. The IPO remains a bit of a mystery - the number of shares on offer and the price range have not been revealed. In 2009 eBay said Skpe was worth $2bn - which sounds like a …
John Oates, 09 Aug 2010
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Facebook tagged with $60bn valuation

Facebook is considering allowing its staff to sell up to $1bn of their shares to institutional investors, after the company got slapped with a $60bn valuation. According to All Things Digital, which cites sources close to the situation, Facebook's estimated valuation rocketed another $10bn yesterday. Brokerage Goldman Sachs had …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Feb 2011
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Wikileaks regains relevance with Stratfor doc-drop

Wikileaks has announced a massive document dump of e-mails obtained from Stratfor, which it says demonstrates widespread corruption and even insider trading. As with its last major document release – the “diplomatic cables” – the organization is working with major press organisations to drip-feed the documents to the public. The …
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Eurozone crisis hits pay TV: Punters pick broadband over telly

As Norway's GET cable company puts up a "for sale" sign, it demonstrates that the pay TV scene in Europe is starting to realise a home truth – and it may take something as big as the Eurozone crisis to prove it – that pay TV is NOT as resilient as broadband, which continues to grow in the Eurozone. You cannot apply for a job …
Faultline, 15 Jul 2012
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HP welcomes activist investor onto board

HP has found a seat on the board for activist stakeholder Ralph Whitworth, co-founder at Relational Investors which should buy his silence - in public at least - for a couple of years while CEO Meg Whitman steadies the ship. Relational bought 17.3 million HP shares or 0.9 per cent of the total stock in August following Apotheker …
Paul Kunert, 18 Nov 2011
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Hackers expose Citibank CEO's privates

Hacktivists have published a dossier of personal information on the head of Citigroup in retaliation for the cuffing of protesters at an Occupy Wall Street demo. Members of a group called CabinCr3w, a hacking gang affiliated with Anonymous, revealed phone numbers, an address, email address and financial information on Vikram …
John Leyden, 18 Oct 2011
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CEO Tim Cook: Apple retail stores are 'like Prozac' to me

This was the week when some of the titans of tech hung out at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference talking about their problems. First up was Tim Cook, who was pooh-poohing a lawsuit filed by Greenlight Capital hedge-fund honcho David Einhorn. The suit is attempting to stop Apple from amending its charter to …
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Hulu still flirting with suitors despite Yahoo! pull out

Yahoo! is believed to have pulled out of negotiations to acquire Hulu, leaving Dish, Google and Amazon all still vying for the asset. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hulu's powerhouse owners are still mulling over the merits of selling. Hulu is owned by News, Walt Disney, Comcast/NBCUniversal and private equity firm …
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Obama's new cyber-security tactics finger corrupt staff, China

The White House has unveiled a fresh strategy for combating the theft of American trade secrets - days after a high-profile Chinese cyber-espionage campaign against US corporate giants was exposed. The strategy, outlined in a 141-page report [PDF] published on Wednesday, focuses on a five-part plan featuring diplomatic efforts, …
John Leyden, 21 Feb 2013
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Facebook preps for public showtime with $100bn price tag

It's difficult not to mention Google in the same breath as Facebook these days – and that's especially true when one considers the initial public offering the dominant social network is reportedly planning later this week. According to Bloomberg, which cites two anonymous sources familiar with the plans, Facebook's much- …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Jan 2012
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How City IT is under attack from politicians, diesel bugs, HR

The stupidest thing I’ve ever said was “if it was a jet, the tower would have collapsed” on September 11th and I feel the same about RBS. As I pass it most days, part of me expects to see crowds outside, perhaps including the police and TV camera crews, because I can’t understand why it still functions. The Reg has covered in …
Dominic Connor, 27 Jun 2013