Samsung Electronics has posted quarterly profit that topped analyst estimates on growth in its memory chip business, but signalled caution in semiconductors by announcing a cut in capital spending for the year.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is betting the company’s future on video and disappearing posts called “stories”, not the company’s famous news feed. Investors are buying into the vision for now.
It wasn’t a dream or an exaggeration by cautious Facebook executives. The company’s financial results are weakening, just as executives warned they would a few months ago.
Investors hoping for a reprieve from the worst month for technology stocks in a decade were greeted with more selling on Monday.
Bharti Airtel, India’s second biggest wireless carrier, is delaying a planned initial public offering of its Africa unit due to the turmoil in emerging-market stocks, people with knowledge of the matter said.
MTN Group has boosted sales ahead of targets in the third quarter, showing its ability to grow the business even with a major regulatory spat that’s rocked shares of Africa’s largest wireless carrier.
IBM just made the cloud computing war far more interesting. It’s not an easy sell, but IBM and Red Hat certainly make a more compelling cloud computing alternative.
IBM’s purchase of Red Hat is a $33-billion bid aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors.
IBM has announced it will buy Red Hat, the world’s biggest Linux company, for $34-billion. That’s more than a quarter of IBM’s market capitalisation, and comes as the legacy computer giant tries to play catch-up in cloud computing.
Qualcomm says its fight with Apple over how much the chip maker can charge for essential patented technology used in iPhones and iPads is getting pricey.