Microsoft reported stronger-than-expected sales of its current Windows software despite all the buzz surrounding its upcoming Windows 8 revamp. The surprising boost from Windows sales actually helped Microsoft post a 6 percent increase in revenue for its Q1 2012 (fiscal Q3) earnings results, countering the company’s slowing Xbox and Kinect sales. Revenue brought in by Read The Full Story
Microsoft 's third-quarter 2015 financial report is in, and overall it shows good things for the company. Not all was stars and sunshine, however, and it suffered in the same area many of it competitors have been feeling the squeeze: PCs.
The big question surrounding the Apple Watch is how well it's selling, but Apple isn't saying just yet. Without concrete numbers, we're forced to turn to various projections -- and one of the more reliable sources says that Apple's first wearable is doing well. According to IDC, Apple shipped 3.
Several social media stocks took a pummeling on Wednesday, with Yelp plunging 25 percent and Twitter dropping 15 percent after both companies issued quarterly earnings that disappointed investors in one way or another. On top of that, Facebook’s shares fell slightly in after-hours trading afterit posted financial results that included a surge in spending and a forecast of slowing revenue growth.
95% of Intel’s operating income More than 95% of Intel’s operating income last year came from selling PC chips. It’s why Intel keeps a close eye on the overall PC market.But the PC market in general has been in decline lately. In the first quarter of 2015, global PC shipments dropped 5.2% from the previous year, according to research firm Gartner.
The end of three year wireless contracts in Canada helped boost retail sales in June.End of 3 Year Wireless Contracts Helped Boost June Retail Sales: StatsCan is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Apple’s profit soared 38 percent and revenue rose 33 percent in its fiscal third quarter, as sales of iPhones continued to surge, Brian X. Chen reports.“We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch,” Timothy D.
Google recently released its financial report for the 2nd quarter of the year. Highlights include an 11% revenue growth year over year, $17.7 billion revenue, and cash flow of $7.0 billion during the past quarter. The search giant saw a constant currency revenue growth of 18% year over year, thanks to the strong performance of programmatic advertising and Youtube.
LOS ANGELES — Sony, as is customary, got the last word of the first day of E3, the video game industry’s annual conference here.At an event on Monday morning, Microsoft, Sony’s closest competitor in the game console business, laid out all the games in its arsenal with the goal of getting people to buy its Xbox One during the holiday season and beyond.
There were over 1.25 billion visits to the Windows 10 app store in the past 10 weeks. While this Microsoft-provided figure doesn’t give enough context to infer download volume, the company did state that Windows 10 developers are seeing significantly higher engagement on the new platform.
As ifbackward compatibilityfor Xbox One wasn't enough, Microsoft's also going to let you stream those older games toWindows 10 PCs. In a private demo of the Xbox One'srevamped interface, the company confirmed to Engadget that users will have access toits streaming functionalitywhen the new features roll out this holiday season.
Microsoft Windows 95, the operating system that's set the standardfor just about everything Microsoft has done since, turned 20years oldon Monday. When Windows 95 first came out, it was hailed as a tremendous leap forward for personal computing.
Early this morning, Sony announced theacquisition of SoftKinetic , a Belgian company working on depth-sensing cameras that can track motion in three dimensions using "time of flight" light field technology.
Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create aStar Trek-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft hasreleasedtheRoomAliveToolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build anything from extra-immersive games through to art displays.
Amazon unveiled the financial performance of its powerful growth engine for the first time on Thursday, and the numbers sure looked pretty — especially compared with big companies like Microsoft and Google that are chasing it, David Streitfeld and Nick Wingfield report.
It should come as no surprise that Microsoft wasn't about to release their full-fledged first-person shooter Halo game to the mobile universe straight away. Instead - as was planned and on the books for months - the first Halo game to be released to the mobile universe was Halo: Spartan Strike, and it was released for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox One and 360 all at the same time.