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HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 4:58pm CDT | by Associated Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that it is cutting another 11,000 to 16,000 jobs, above a...
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Notes On Yahoo's Strategy

Aug 1 2014 5:42am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

Yahoo just missed earnings estimates and guided below consensus.Particularly worrying for Yahoo shareholders: Yahoo's ad sales slumped. "After growing 2% Y/Y in Q1 (its first quarter of positive growth in some time), Yahoo's display ad revenue (ex-TAC) fell 7% in Q2 to $394M. A 24% drop in ad prices (hurt by mobile?) more than offset a 24% increase in ads sold. The display weakness co ...
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Internet Explorer 11 is much more usable in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

Aug 1 2014 5:11am CDT | Source: BetaNews

While it can never be faulted for being slow, Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1 still has some catching up to do with rival browsers from competing platforms, mostly regarding the way it displays some websites. My biggest gripe is that it quite often shows the desktop-optimized versions, when it should load the mobile-friendly versions instead (not the dated ones, mind you, like it does so frequently now). Fortunately, those problems appear to be fixed in the v ...
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Why some people can cope with short sleep
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Way to restore body's insulin producing ability
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Still in reverse -- Windows 8.x loses market share for second consecutive month

Aug 1 2014 3:53am CDT | Source: BetaNews

Windows 9 can’t come soon enough for Microsoft, as Windows 8.x continues to lose market share, according to the latest usage data from Net Applications. Last month I reported that in June Windows 8.x had gone into reverse gear, losing market share for the first time, and posed this question -- "Statistical anomaly or downward trend?" It’s too early to call it a "trend" but anyone who expected the tiled OS to make a recovery in July will be disappointed by the latest set of ...
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Must it always be Windows?

Aug 1 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: BetaNews

Many companies use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments to enable their employees to work with mobile devices or from a home office. With VDI, employees remotely access hosted solutions and work securely on corporate servers. What sounds like the perfect answer unfortunately turns out to be, in reality, an aggravating, eye-opening experience for the users. The reason for this is that these hosted apps usually run more slowly than local apps and require a stea ...
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Microsoft's Bing Is No Longer A Money Pit

Aug 1 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Bargain Bin:Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) recent earnings report contained plenty for investors to chew on, but one part of Microsoft's business that isn't talked about too much is Bing. Microsoft's search engine is a distant second to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) in the United States, and while Bing has been gaining market share, it has been a money pit for Microsoft ever since it was first launched. But profitab ...
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Sony's Video Game Division Proves Upside And Will Boost Future Pictures Revenue

Aug 1 2014 3:31am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Chris Katje: Shares of Sony (NYSE:SNE) have struggled over the last five years, with a decline of 37%. The company has seen several of its business units post declines in revenue and minimal profits. Sony now looks attractive with shares trading under $20 and continued growth in the gaming and movie segment.Sony continues its dominance in the current video game console cycle. The Playstation 4 is outselling Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One by ...
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US Judge Insists Microsoft Break EU Law To Obey US Law Over Email In Ireland

Aug 1 2014 3:15am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Microsoft seems to have got itself involved at the start of an awful lot of legal pain here. A US judge has agreed that Microsoft should release under a US search warrant an email that is being stored on servers in Ireland. Yet European Union (and thus Iri ...
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AMD's Immersive 3D Audio Technology For Games

Aug 1 2014 2:02am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Sean Chandler: Introduction The goal of a videogame is to take you on an entertaining and immersive journey through a virtual world; however, this is very challenging if the user is navigating via a controller, sitting in a chair, and gazing upon a distant monitor. Indeed, we have made significant progress. Technologies such as the Oculus Rift offer an unparalleled visual experience and Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Kinect has even placed ...
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