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
This news should probably come as a surprise to no one after Microsoft unveiled the Kinect Adapter for Windows last October. In a nutshell, this has made the Kinect for Windows somewhat redundant. So today, Microsoft is officially killing off the product. Of course, it's saying that it's "consolidating" its Kinect portfolio.
Lenovo has posted its Q3 2014 earnings, and in it we see some good news tempered by a few hiccups. Revenue for the quarter ending on December 31 saw a 31-percent year-on-year increase, hitting $14.1 billion.
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.
Viacom, owner of the Comedy Central and MTV cable TV networks, is preparing to lay off staff across the company following declines in both ratings and advertising sales as viewers continue to switch off from traditional TV, according to a Bloomberg report .
Microsoft dismantled another piece of its old way of doing business on Wednesday.As part of a broader announcement of partnerships in China, the company said it would allow existing users of Windows personal computers in the country to upgrade free to Windows 10, its coming operating system.
Hewlett-Packard reported earnings this afternoon, and the stock dropped sharply on a weak outlook. So that's a beat. And it reported revenue of $26.8 billion vs. expected revenue of $27.2 billion. That's a miss. Analysts were actually looking for a modest increase in EPS over the year-ago quarter (1 cent) and an almost 3% decline in sales.
NPD Group's numbers are in from last month, and it shows overall strong sales in the gaming industry, with February having an 8-percent year-on-year increase. Sales for both hardware and games hit $955.6 million, with $378.2 million of that coming solely from hardware sales (a year-on-year 10-percent increase).
Apparently the Xbox One doesn't have enough software yet. It would appear that the next wave for the platform is to open the doors in a big way for developers, reaching out to these developers to get them to bring all manner of software to the device.
SEATTLE — This week, Microsoft did what it usually does when it has an intriguing new technology that isn’t fully baked: It released a video.The 2 minute 12 second Microsoft-made movie about HoloLens, the augmented and virtual reality headset it revealed this week, is a classic of the genre, showing some of the wild things people might one day do in their homes and offices with the technology.
some public SaaS companies like Workday and Veeva lost as much as half of their value in a matter of weeks between February and April."We're incredibly excited for the coming year and the next phase of Box's growth. As always, our goal is to deliver amazing technology that transforms the way individuals and businesses work," Box told us in a statement.
Apple today announced that the next quarterly earnings call will be held at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. This, of course, will be the call at which results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014) will be discussed.
Of course, these types of analysis always raise the question of causation versus correlation. It’s hard to prove how exactly the Super Bowl caused those results, because those two events may just be merely correlated to each other.If you’re planning to sell something in the New England region, you may want to root for the Patriots at this year’s Super Bowl. According to Insidesales.
Pandora just announced its fourth-quarter earnings, and the stock is down more than 23% after hours on revenues that missed Wall Street estimates. The company reported Q4 revenue of $268 million, lower than the company's expectations of $273 to $278 million. Analysts were expecting about $276 million. Pandora's Q1 2015 revenue guidance also disappointed analysts and investors.
We know that Windows 10's universal apps are coming to Xbox One, but there hasn't been much said about when or how this will happen, until now.The Vergereportsthat Microsoft will open up Xbox One app development in a big way over the coming months.
Salesforce's stock went crazy in after-hours trading the company reported its year-end earnings. As we write this, the stock is up 11% to a new all-time high of $69.80. Salesforce posted a good year, meeting analysts' high expectations exactly — it grew top-line revenue 32% to $5.37 billion and non-GAAP EPS to 14 cents. But that's not what made investors so bullish.
It's fairly easy to locate friends and family if you have an Android oriOS device, but finding your pals with a Windows phone? Not so much, unless you come across the right third-party apps. That may not be a big challenge for much longer. Spanish siteMicrosoft Placehasdetailedan as yet unreleased service, People Sense, that will let you share and track locations with other Windows phone owners.
In what could go down asone of the most importantMicrosoftevents of recent years, the tech giant invited people to its Redmond, Washington, headquarters to break down the next version of Windows. As part of this, Microsoft just revealed that Windows 10 will bring the Xbox app to every PC and tablet running on the new OS.