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SAP cloud sales quicken, deferred sales hit outlook
News ImageFRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP on Monday cut its outlook for full-year operating profit amid an accelerating shift by customers to buy its software over the Internet rather than as packaged software, delaying recognition of those sales. SAP said it now expects 2014 operating profit, excluding some special items, of 5.6 billion to 5.8 billion euros ($7.1-7.4 billion), down from 5.8-6.0 billion euros previously. SAP reported a 5 percent rise in third-quarter operating profit, excluding special items, to 1. ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:43:28 -0400
Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks: Forbes
News ImageNEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday. The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes reported, citing unnamed sources close to the project. It will arrive in stores soon after being unveiled in an effort to capture the holiday season, Forbes reported. Microsoft declined to comment. Apple Inc unveiled a smartwatch on Sept. ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:36:41 -0400
Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts: WSJ
News Image(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan. Yahoo is considering acquiring one or more large technology startups with some of the $5.8 billion it made from the initial public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the newspaper said. Representatives at Yahoo did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment outside regular U.S. business hours. ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:02:49 -0400
Industry chiefs including Zuckerberg named to board of influential Beijing business school
News ImageBEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has added three western business heavyweights to its advisory council including Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook Inc founder who has long sought to enter the Chinese market where his social network is currently banned. Zuckerberg - who was named to the board along with Virginia Rometty, the IBM chief executive, and Anheuser-Busch InBev SA CEO Carlos Brito - will attend the business school's annual board meeting in Beijing on Friday, Facebook said. ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:58:50 -0400
IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take chip unit off its hands: WSJ
News Image(Reuters) - IBM Corp has agreed to hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take the chip operations off its hands, WSJ said. IBM issued an advisory on Sunday saying it would make a "major business announcement" on Monday. Talks between IBM and Globalfoundries has been going on for a while. IBM is also scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings on Monday. ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:56:04 -0400
Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades; minis start at $399
News ImageBy Christina Farr CUPERTINO Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices. Pre-orders start Friday for the larger iPad Air 2, priced at $499 and up, with shipping beginning next week. The smaller iPad mini 3 will be about $100 cheaper. ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:23:12 -0400
Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts
News ImageGoogle has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly.Android Police has obtained early access to Gmail 5.0 for Android, and theres a surprise addition of Yahoo and Outlook.com support inside the app. Gmail for Android has traditionally supported just Googles own mail service, but it looks like the search giant wants to help Android users manage all of their mail from within its Gmail app.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:32:44 -0400
Watch Earth roll by live in HD, streamed from the ISS
News ImageGet your relaxing internet fix by sitting back and watching the Blue Marble roll away in real-time under the orbit of the ISS.&>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:46:03 -0400
A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:56:00 -0400
Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights
News ImageVirgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.&>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:27:30 -0400
MP4 Downloader Pro review
Download videos from video sites and increase download speeds Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:10:30 -0400
Microsoft reportedly ready to launch smartwatch in weeks
News ImageThe device will sport a health-tracking features and work with multiple mobile platforms, Forbes reports.&>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:03:28 -0400
FLV Downloader review
Download Web videos and accelerate downloads by up to 5 times Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:02:29 -0400
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