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Film Review: ‘The Square’

November 4, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Re-edited and longer by about eight minutes than the original version that premiered at Sundance, Jehane Noujaim's documentary is a commendable yet limited account of post-Revolutionary Cairo.

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Qualcomm in Talks to Join Cerberus and BlackBerry Co-Founders on Possible Bid

November 1, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Qualcomm Inc. is in talks to join a possible bid for BlackBerry Ltd. that is being spearheaded by two of the beleaguered smartphone maker’s co-founders, according to people familiar with the matter. Qualcomm is contemplating joining private-equity Cerberus Capital Management LP, which is also in talks to join Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, the BlackBerry co-founders who have said they are considering a bid as part of an auction of the company, which is expected to come to a head with a bid deadline Monday. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Sony Struggles to Stay in the Game

November 1, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

In just three months, Sony Corp. went from a company on the mend to one whose recovery is now in serious doubt. Hidekazu Miyahara, an analyst at Marusan Securities, recalls the celebratory mood at Sony’s earnings briefing in Tokyo in late July. The Japanese electronics giant had just reported a net profit for the three months ended June 30 and analysts saw signs of a recovery in Sony’s core electronics operations following restructuring that involved 10,000 layoffs. During the question-and-answer session, another analyst told the executives how excited he was to see the television business finally turn profitable. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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CBS In Talks For ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff

October 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“How I Met Your Mother” fans may not have to part ways with their beloved series at the end of this final season just yet. Variety has confirmed that CBS is in discussions with 20th Century Fox TV for a spinoff of the comedy, which will offer a femme spin on the original show. As... Read more

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Time for Samsung to Download More Cash

October 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

It was another record-breaking profit quarter at Samsung Electronics, but investors remain unimpressed. The stock needs a new catalyst, and more cash payouts to shareholders would do the trick. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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Publishing Executive Larry Kirshbaum to Leave Amazon

October 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

One of Amazon.com Inc.’s top book publishing executives, Laurence Kirshbaum, will leave early next year, Amazon said, a sign of the difficulties the retailer has had in establishing itself as a major book publisher. Mr. Kirshbaum, 69, has been with Amazon since the summer of 2011, initially as vice president and publisher of Amazon Publishing’s New York office and later as editorial director for imprints on both the east and west coasts. He earlier ran the book operations formerly owned by Time Warner Inc. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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UnitedHealth Unit Tapped to Repair Health-Law Website

October 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Obama administration said Friday it has named a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc. to oversee repairs to its troubled health-insurance website and for the first time gave a specific estimate — the end of November — for when the site would be fixed. The move followed a congressional hearing Thursday at which contractors for the site said each of their individual parts functioned but no one in the government made sure all of them worked together properly. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acted as its own systems integrator for the site — an unusual arrangement for such a complex project. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Samsung’s Profit Climbs 26 Percent

October 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said its third-quarter net profit rose 26 percent from a year earlier to another record as smartphones and its chip division helped drive earnings. As smartphone margins plateau, Samsung is finding refuge from a cyclical upturn in memory chips. The division’s margins have nearly doubled from a year earlier. The importance of Samsung’s chip unit — composed of memory and logic chips — is being highlighted as it now accounts for roughly one-fifth of its total operating profit. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Juniper Profit Surges as Revenue Climbs

October 22, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Juniper Networks Inc.’s third-quarter profit more than quadrupled as the network-gear company recorded an uptick in revenue and lower expenses. Juniper — along with rival F5 Networks Inc., which reports third-quarter results Wednesday — reported signs of weaker demand earlier this year. Juniper on Tuesday, however, suggested that markets are improving, with Chief Executive Kevin Johnson saying the company continues to see strong demand from its service-provider customers and is gaining traction in enterprise sectors. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Alibaba: NYSE, Nasdaq Approve Partnership Structure Proposal

October 21, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market have each agreed to let Alibaba Group Holding’s founder and senior management team have control over the board of the Chinese e-commerce giant if it seeks to list its stock on the exchanges, Alibaba said. The approvals mean fewer hurdles for a possible U.S. initial public offering by Alibaba. The deal, if it happens, could be the largest Internet IPO since Facebook Inc.’s market debut last year. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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