Vendor News

Sorry, Taiwan: US Company Nails Cheap Video

PDF Print E-mail
Sorry, Taiwan: US Company Nails Cheap Video

The Japanese dominate video camera sales and for years the Taiwanese have sought to undercut Nippon’s brand game. But Pure Digital Technologies, an 80-employee company behind the popular Flip Video camcorder, somehow has managed to trump those Chinese rivals (and tick off the Japanese brands) by successfully branding a cheap digital video camera.

Nearly 1 million Flips sold in USA since the digital Continue reading...

Who’s Next? Eldorado Incriminated in Tax Evasion and Contraband

PDF Print E-mail
Who’s Next? Eldorado Incriminated in Tax Evasion and Contraband

By Alex Rosenfeld. Analyst and Consultant for Russian IT

Search and confiscation of accounting documents in Eldorado’s Moscow headquarters by agents of the Russian Federal Tax Services sent shock waves throughout Russian retail business circles.

The main question on everyone’s mind is: Who will be next?

Eldorado sells through 1100 Eldorado stores in Russia. Eldorado also owns 6 superstores Continue reading...

Intel and IBM Insist No Downturn in Sight

PDF Print E-mail

Analysts fought disbelief as they separately questioned Intel and IBM executives about their economic outlook. For Q1, Intel reports sales up 9% and IBM comes in at a 26% increase in net income.

 

Intel CEO Paul Otellini insists consumers and businesses will turn to "best of breed," technology during challenging economic times. "We feel good about the rest of the year," says Continue reading...

How Not to Do an Acquisition

PDF Print E-mail
How Not to Do an Acquisition

What do you do when sweet-talk doesn’t work in an acquisition? If you are Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, you issue an ultimatum.

 

The man famous for hopping like a lunatic on stage to motivate staff and partners fails to find new ways to motivate Yahoo execs to come to the table.

 

Two days after Yahoo reluctantly responded to the Microsoft ultimatum (“OK, we don’t like it but we are open to a de Continue reading...

Inside HP Strategy: Shaine Robinson’s 5 Trends in the Cloud

PDF Print E-mail
Inside HP Strategy: Shaine Robinson’s 5 Trends in the Cloud

1. The digital world will converge with the physical world: Starting in about 1995, the mantra was, “Everything is virtual. Geography is irrelevant”. But from 2008, factors such as your physical location will mean a lot. Cloud services will be increasingly aware of context, down to details such as time, weather, where a user is headed, and which friends or business colleagues are nearby. Continue reading...

Whoops There Goes Our R&D

PDF Print E-mail
Whoops There Goes Our R&D

Place fewer, bigger bets. Or is it just fewer bets? Our IT industry R&D is not even growing by 1% a year.

HP calls it “laser focus;” IBM says “a realignment of research priorities;” and Sun just calls it “trimming.”

HPLabs shifts funding from 150 projects to 20-30 bigger projects. Prith Banerjee, director, says: “If you have limited resources, having a Continue reading...

The Mystery of the Corporate 5 Note Tune

PDF Print E-mail

Remember the 3 seconds music tone of INTEL that chirped so famously on TV ads across the world? It played once every 5 minutes somewhere in the world.

Now Cisco's selected a new musical logo. Cisco was quite chuffed  as apparently it takes 18 months to compose an adequate five-note tune and Cisco completed this in six months. Whew!
Cisco is in a touchy-feely corporate mood these days, although Continue reading...

LG Philips Name Change

PDF Print E-mail
LG Philips Name Change

LG Philips LCD will become LG Display after the company’s GM on February 29.

The name will reflect Philips’ equity stake reduction and LG’s intent to pursue display technologies beyond LCD. Like the world’s highest res 14.3-inch flexible color E-paper they displayed at CES 2008. The size of an A4 sheet of paper, it has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, displaying 16.7 million Continue reading...

The End of the DVD Wars

PDF Print E-mail
The End of the DVD Wars

Toshiba will no longer develop, make or market HD DVD. This makes Blu-ray (backed by Sony & Panasonic and five major Hollywood movie studios) the winner in the battle over high-def. The HD DVD camp included Microsoft, Intel Corp and NEC Corp. So you could also conclude the consumer electronics boys outmaneuvered the IT guys in this war.

Toshiba says the pivotal point was when Warner Bros. decided Continue reading...

Kyocera set to buy Sanyo unit

PDF Print E-mail

Kyocera will buy Sanyo's loss-making mobile phone unit for 378m euros. After 3 years of losses (and coaching by Goldman Sachs), Sanyo hopes to rebuild focusing on solar cells and Kyocera wants to create the world's 6th biggest handset maker.

Read the deal. 

Lenovo Consumer Push In Europe in Doubt

PDF Print E-mail

Lenovo says it may scale back its launch into the European consumer market next year, if the credit crisis and economic slowdown worsen. Milko Van Duijl, president of Lenovo's EMEA division, says the company will take a final decision in this first quarter.

 

Lenovo may decide to concentrate more on launching in emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and delay entry Continue reading...

More Articles...

Page 32 of 33