LG Electronics CEO Skott Ahn had a little time on his hands before the company's news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, so he called up his buddy Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, for a video chat on a prototype wristwatch phone.
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Motorola reported a net loss of US$3.6 billion, or $1.57 per share, for the fourth quarter, attributing much of it to tax charges and goodwill write-downs.
The decline in semiconductor sales accelerated in November, an industry body reported Friday.
Nokia reported third-quarter earnings down 28 percent on a year earlier, and revenue down 5 percent. Its share of the mobile phone market slipped too.
Hitachi Data Systems has added three new models to its Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) range, introducing support for SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) disks and a new dynamic load-balancing system with two active controllers.
The financial world seems to be falling apart, but Advanced Micro Devices has just landed several billion dollars from two Abu Dhabi investment groups to fund "Asset Smart," a plan to spin off its chip manufacturing operations into a new company, tentatively called "The Foundry Co."
EBay announced two acquisitions, at the same time saying it will lay off over 1000 staff worldwide and cut back on recruitment.
Oracle has bought Advanced Visual Technology, a maker of space-planning software for retailers, for an undisclosed sum, it said Wednesday.
PC manufacturers have still not figured out how to make a computer without PVC (polyvinyl chloride) insulation and toxic brominated flame retardants (BFRs), although some consumer electronics manufacturers are now able to produce smaller gadgets without those chemicals, Greenpeace reports in a new study.
Alcatel-Lucent's board has selected former BT CEO Ben Verwaayen as its new CEO, while Philippe Camus, currently co-managing partner of media conglomerate Lagardère, will become its new chairman, the company announced Tuesday morning.
Microsoft has agreed to buy comparison shopping business Ciao in a deal worth around US$486 million, and plans to integrate the service into its Live Search sites, it has announced.
Private information stored in Apple's iPhone and protected by a lock code can be accessed by anyone with just a few button presses.
VMware wants to make it easier for IT departments to manage the virtual machine configurations that they use for testing or developing software, and has released an upgraded Lab Manager tool.
Currency fluctuations dragged Alcatel-Lucent's second-quarter revenue down 5.2 percent year on year, while its net loss doubled due to exceptional charges, it reported Tuesday. The company also announced the resignation of its CEO and Chairman.
IBM has agreed to buy French software company Ilog for around €215 million (US$340 million). IBM plans to combine Ilog's business rules management systems with its own business process management and business optimisation tools, it has announced.