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Facebook and Snap jam Blackberry patent suit

Facebook and Snap are pushing to have the patents behind Blackberry's massive infringement suit invalidated and thrown out. The two companies last week both filed (PDF) motions to dismiss their respective cases on the grounds the four patents cited by Blackberry in its complaints were invalid for use in court. Blackberry …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Jun 2018
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Mining apps? We're cool so long as they admit to it, says Canonical

Canonical has responded to last week's discovery that its Snap store carried apps containing embedded crypto-currency miners, by pledging to introduce a “verified developer” program. When users complained that apps by Nicholas Tomb included the mining code, they were pulled from the Ubuntu Snap store, with Canonical promising …

Blackberry snaps, yakkity-yak Snapchat app brats slapped with patent trap rap

BlackBerry has filed suit against Snap Inc alleging the Snapchat service copied half a dozen of its mobile app design patents. The one-time smartphone king continued its efforts to cash in on its patent portfolio Tuesday when it filed a complaint [PDF] in the Central California US District Court accusing Snap of stealing its …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Apr 2018

Your day's going crap? Let's rap. Snapchat self-splat chat app chaps zap $350m, Wall St saps clap

Snapchat maker Snap's stock price is through the roof today after the self-destructing-image flinger managed to lose only slightly less money than analysts predicted. The photo-sharing upstart revealed this week that for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, ending December 31, it recorded: Revenues of $285.7m were up 72 per …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Feb 2018

Snap: We've blown $3bn this year and Tencent wants to give us more

Nose-diving social media company Snap Inc. says it has secured a significant investment from Chinese tech powerhouse Tencent. The photo sharing company slipped the disclosure into yesterday's remarkably poor quarterly earnings report, saying the 145 million shares were a non-voting stake and would not be subject to much …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Nov 2017
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Oh Snap! Rap for crap chat app brats in nine-month $3bn scrap flap

Shares in (former) social media darling Snap Inc. are understandably tanking today after the photo-spaffing service said it was losing more money and gaining fewer users than anticipated. The Q3 report, out today, found the upstart recording losses that were more than double its revenues while user growth also slowed and a …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Nov 2017

Camera company, huh? Snap's nerd goggles look destined for landfill

Comment Although Snap Inc. still insists on its home page that it's "a camera company", nobody seems to want its "camera". The core user base of millennials have stayed away from its hardware foray, resulting in an expensive flop. The social network for yoof rebranded itself in the build-up to its IPO in March. Being a social network …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2017

Facebook may print money but thirsty Wall Street wants more

Analysis Anyone asking why there hasn't been a major new technology company to rival the likes of Facebook for a decade should take a good look at... Facebook. It's a reasonable question. If you exclude Uber as a technology company – it's really a casual labour arbitrage play that just happens to involve cars, other people's cars – …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Jul 2017

File sharers Dropbox latest US tech startup to stick toe in IPO waters

Dropbox looks set to follow fellow file sync and sharer Box with an IPO. Reuters reports Dropbox is hiring underwriters to prepare a stock market launch later this year. Three years ago Dropbox went through a private fundraising event which valued it at around $10bn. Whether this valuation holds today is questionable. When …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jul 2017
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Your emotionally absent pic-snapping partner's going to look you in the eye again

Memory monetisation has arrived in the UK today with the launch of Snap Spectacles. Snap is best known for enabling millennials to send silly self-deleting pics, but since its IPO it has been keen to reinvent itself as a camera company. The product was first announced in September and has been available in the US for several …
Kat Hall, 2 Jun 2017
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Linux devs open up universal Ubuntu Snap packages to other distros

Analysis The Snap application container system released in April with Ubuntu 16.04 is now going to be opened up to many other Linux distros after a surprise discovery by developers. In a press call to journalists, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth (accompanied at times by a rather excitable Labrador) explained that shortly after the …
Iain Thomson, 14 Jun 2016
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Iron.io signs on to integrate Intel's Snap

Docker-herder Iron.io has added another string to its bow, in an agreement with Intel that gives it access to Chipzilla's Snap* framework. Intel emitted Snap in December as its contribution to data centre scheduling and workload management. The idea, according to this Jonathan Donaldson's blog post, is to use telemetry and …
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Lawsuit loot helps Overland cut loss

Overland Storage has reported a reduced quarterly loss, helped by a $3m gain from a lawsuit. Overland, which supplies NEO physical and REO virtual tape libraries and Snap iSCSI SAN, filer and unified storage products, has reported its second quarter fiscal 2011 results, ending 31 December 2010; both revenue and net loss …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2011
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Overland's Nasdaq market cap gap trap map

Back from the dead? It's a little too soon to say, but Overland Storage - threatened with costly ejection by Nasdaq because its market capitalisation was under $15m - has got a $12m stock issue to put that threat into touch. It's not a done Nasdaq deal yet, but the outcome seems pretty certain. CEO and president Eric Kelly …
Chris Mellor, 22 Feb 2010
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Overland Snaps into iSCSI

Oveland Storage is adding a SnapServer SAN product alongside the SnapServer filer product, and hoping it will be the business growth engine it sorely needs. The SnapServer product is the leading network-attached storage (NAS) product in volume terms and Overland Storage gained it through an acquisition of Snap last year from …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2010
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Overland languishes in intensive care

There were signs of hope for the ailing Overland Storage last quarter, but these have been comprehensively dashed by the latest results. Can it still be saved? For its first fiscal 2010 quarter revenues were $19.3m, substantially down on the year-ago quarter's $32.3m, due to a combination of the recession and customers' …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2009
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Battle erupts in Adaptec boardroom

Analysis Struggling Adaptec faces a boardroom battle, as an activist investor attempts to force a company sale. The story starts with Warren Lichenstein and his Steel Partners' hedge fund. They bought shares in troubled Adaptec in 2007, and waged a campaign to have the company sell itself and so release asset-value to shareholders. …
Chris Mellor, 22 Sep 2009
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Overland results show improvement

There's no need to call the grim reaper. Overland Storage's fourth quarter and full year 2009 results show it being nursed back to health. Overland Storage makes ULTAMUS and REO data protection disk array and NEO tape automation products, plus Snap Server network-attached storage (NAS) products for mid-range and small …
Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2009

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