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Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft just released its quarterly earnings report with revenue at $22.2 billion. Wall Street estimates were more like $22.04 billion. The company exceeded expectations on earnings per share at $0.62 cents (compared to the expected $0.58). Microsoft’s report was substantially impacted by irregular circumstances including a $7.5 billion charge related to the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) …

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Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple Disappoints On iPhone Sales

Apple just released its quarterly earnings report. The company surpassed Wall Street estimates on revenue and earnings per share, but iPhone sales were not on par with expectations. iPad sales were also down 18%. The company sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter. Analysts had expected closer to 49 or 50 million. CEO Tim Cook said, “We had an amazing …

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Yahoo Revenue Better Than Expected, Earnings Not Quite

Yahoo Revenue Better Than Expected, Earnings Not Quite

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue up 15% year-over-year. The company reported a net loss of $21.6 million. Revenue after costs paid to partners was pretty much flat. Gross search revenue was also up 15% at $920 million while GAAP search revenue was up 22% at $521 million. Paid clicks were up 13% and …

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Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google announced the launch of Google Manufacturer Center, which it describes as a tool for brand manufacturers to help them accurately represent their products to shoppers across Google.com, Google Shopping, and other Google services. Manufacturers can upload product data to the tool to make their product listings better. Data right from the manufacturer will be seen as authoritative. “With more …

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Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Google announced the launch of the new Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, which lets Office users open their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents stored in Google Drive and save any changes. “With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices,” says Google’s Darrell Kuhn. “Building …

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Square Launches Dashboard Analytics App For iOS

Square Launches Dashboard Analytics App For iOS

Square just released a new Dashboard app aimed at making it easier for businesses to make decisions from their mobile devices based on data. The app has been in beta, but is now available to all. “During our beta program, sellers using the app opened it 12 times per day, on average; that’s more than once an hour during a …

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon may be gearing up to make another sizable investment in India. The India Times reports that the company is preparing to launch its Prime service in the country, including Amazon Instant Video within the year. Apparently, Amazon is already in talks with content producers. According to the report, this move will cost Amazon more than $5 billion, much of …

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Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

As reported earlier this week, Netflix is changing the way it emails its DVD subscribers. I found this interesting because I’ve been a member for over a decade and can’t recall a time when this has changed much at all. Essentially, they’re reducing the frequency of emails by consolidating information. They also promoted separate social media accounts for the DVD …

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Amazon Is About to Start Delivering Groceries in the UK: Report

Amazon Is About to Start Delivering Groceries in the UK: Report

It looks like Amazon is gearing up to take its grocery delivery service across the pond. Amazon is readying its Amazon Fresh service for the U.K., according to sources familiar with the plans. From the Times of London: Plans for Amazon Fresh are at an advanced stage and it could begin operating in London in September, a development that will …

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Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

Earlier this week, Google announced that over the coming weeks it will change the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them. The company is also looking for feedback from webmasters to consider for other potential changes. Google’s Mariya Moeva wrote in a Google+ post (via Search Engine Roundtable), “How do you …

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Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Like many cities, New York City has a powerful contingent that’s none too pleased with Uber and other on-demand ride services. The City Council is set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers. According to the bill, the reason for the freeze is so the city can run a study on traffic …

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