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When is making $20bn in three months not enough? When your name is Google

Google parent company Alphabet is feeling the heat after it failed to reach earnings targets this past quarter. The Chocolate Factory took a beating on Wall Street after it reported non-GAAP earnings of $7.50 per share in its 2016 Q1 period, which ended in March. Analysts had expected earnings of at least 7.96 per share. Here' …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Apr 2016
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Violin's breakeven within reach, but revenues still falling

It's like looking at a drawing of an iceberg when you know the bulk of it is under water; Violin Memory's revenues and net income I mean. Look at all that red ink below the profit waterline! Violin_revs_to_Q2_fy2016 Violin Memory's revenue and net income history In its latest, second, fiscal 2016 quarter Violin's revenues …
Chris Mellor, 28 Aug 2015

Unisys halts and catches fire: Mainframe builder dives into the red

Mainframe maker Unisys plunged into the red during its second quarter of 2015, posting losses of $58.2m (£37.6m). The losses quadrupled compared with its second quarter in 2014, when the biz dropped $12.1m over the three-month period. Overall revenues dropped five per cent to $765m (£494m). Nevertheless, chief exec Peter …
Kat Hall, 24 Jul 2015
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Gods of tech distribution smile on Blighty in Q1

Distributors in almost half of the countries across Western Europe failed to register sales growth during Q1 but those with ops in Blighty were not among them. Sales out data from Context reveals UK market revenues climbed 12.4 per cent in the three months to €2.5bn, making it the largest sector in the region for the past four …
Paul Kunert, 6 May 2014

Apple's iTunes 'n' App Store rakes in half the mazuma of Google's ENTIRE core business

Here's your fun stat for today: Apple's iTunes, Software, and Services group has gross revenues of about half that of Google's entire core business – excluding Motorola and "Other" – and those revenues are rising faster than Google's. Apple's iTunes Group's gross revenues compared with those of Google's core business In …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Feb 2014

Server sales still growing strong

Server sales in the second quarter of 2011 grew 17.9 per cent in revenue terms to $13.2bn, reckons IDC. This is the sixth quarter of growth and unit sales also grew 8.5 per cent to 2.1 million boxes. The IDC abacus-botherers classify servers as either volume, midrange enterprise or high-end enterprise. Volume and midrange …
John Oates, 25 Aug 2011
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LinkedIn smashes through dire economy with HUGE sales jump

LinkedIn posted its first financial numbers on Thursday, after going public earlier this year, and surprised (almost) everyone by pinning a giddy revenue increase of 120 per cent on its Q2 results. The California-based company and Google neighbour just so happened to release those figures on what was a very bad day indeed for …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Aug 2011
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How that Oracle and Pillar earn-out really works

Comment Pillar investors will only receive cash from Oracle for the Pillar acquisition if Pillar revenues in 2014 exceed net losses from 2011 to 2014. The acquisition is structured so Oracle boss Larry Ellison's half billion dollar loan to Pillar is turned into preferred stock with other investors holding common stock. Larry gets 1.5 …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jun 2011

Asian server sales make like a tiger

The box counters at IDC and Gartner have already given out their report cards for server sales and shipments in the fourth quarter and for the full year on a global basis, which El Reg has dutifully reported and analyzed. Just for fun, and perhaps to show us all what a real server market looks like, Gartner put out a set of …
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Intel and AMD in third quarter stalemate

Intel and AMD maintained pretty much the same market share in the third quarter, according to chip market watcher iSuppli. By iSuppli's reckoning, Intel squeaked out an extra tenth of a point of market share in the third quarter, garnering 80.1 per cent of global microprocessor revenues, while AMD lost seven-tenths of a per …
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Europeans spend more on servers in Q3

On a global basis, the server market started to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of this year, according to reports from both IDC (here) and Gartner (there). And IT shops in Europe started coming out of their shells to spend a little more on iron than they did earlier this year. According to statistics ginned up …
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Midrange, big iron take the Q3 hits

The server market has been declining sharply for the past five quarters, and everyone is looking for a little good news since spending on iron is a bellwether of sorts for the IT industry as a whole. Echoing comments from rival Gartner earlier this week, the box counters at IDC want you to know that the glass is stabilizing …
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Server sales stabilizing, says study

The server market was down but not out in the third quarter. According to the box counters at Gartner, who released their revenue and shipment statistics for servers today, worldwide server revenues fell by 15.5 per cent in Q3, to $10.7bn. And shipments fell even faster, down 17.1 per cent, to 1.92 million units. While there …
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IDC: Linux support sales to break $1bn in 2012

So you think companies sell $1bn in Linux support contracts a year worldwide? Think again. That isn't going to happen until 2012, and maybe not at all if the trends of using commercial distros without paying for support continue apace. Al Gillen, the operating systems and virtualization analyst at IDC, wrapped up his worldwide …
The Register breaking news

Google aims at mobile operators' money supply

Google's voice telephony service is opening up to more users and revealing how it intends to make the operation pay, while operators are starting to consider what their future holds when everything goes through Google. Google Voice is a telephony service that provides a single phone number forwarded over existing mobile and …
Bill Ray, 21 Jul 2009

Storage revenues slip sliding away

IDC has told us what we already suspected - storage spending is down. It's also revealing that some storage market leaders are losing market share to Dell and Hitachi. The report, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker for the first quarter of 2009, shows an 18.2 per cent decline in total disk storage systems …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jun 2009
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Nortel confirms fire sale

Nortel is well-advanced in the process of splitting itself into self-supporting business units which could be sold off separately, if the firm cannot find a buyer for its whole business. The 100-year old Canadian communications company went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January. Since then it has split its business …
John Oates, 12 May 2009
The Register breaking news

Amazon leaps tall buildings, scoffs at maimed economies

Has Amazon noticed a drop in consumer confidence? Don't even ask the question. "We're probably not the best bellwether for the economy," CFO Thomas Szkutak said this afternoon during a conference call with industry analysts and reporters. "Just look at our overall growth rates for Q2." During the quarter ending June 30, …
Cade Metz, 23 Jul 2008

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