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Stratasys cuts outlook; says easy growth over for 3D printing

a shared story    27 minutes ago
3D printing giant Stratasys cut its third quarter outlook, pulled guidance for 2015 and said the market is transitioning to slower growth. Blame extra capacity, Asia and perhaps a pause before HP's 2016 debut. 

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Does Yahoo have a sound idea for video messaging?

a shared story    1 hour 27 minutes ago
Livetext is a new video-calling app with a very big difference: it doesn't support audio. Like Apple's FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Skype, Yahoo Livetext uses a smartphone's front-facing camera to establish a live video connection between callers, but rather than talk, users text each other. The...(more) 

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Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent post strong results as merger approaches

a shared story    2 hours 27 minutes ago
Nokia's 15.6 billion euro ($17 billion) acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent announced in mid-April aims to position the company to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei [HWT.UL], by forging a strong number two in mobile with a more complete product line. The deal...(more) 

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Sony's smartphone losses are canceling out its PS4 wins

a shared story    3 hours 27 minutes ago
Sony's rapidly shrinking mobile division has put a damper on the company's latest quarterly earnings, which show great improvement in sales of imaging sensors and PS4 games plus a healthy bump in operating profit. Comparing the last three months of Sony's performance to the previous year,...(more) 

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Sony books highest first-quarter profit since 2006 on strong sensor sales

a shared story    4 hours 27 minutes ago
Sony Corp reported its highest first-quarter profit since 2006 on Thursday due to strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 videogames, beating analyst estimates and helping to reassure investors a recent stock offering would pay off. April-June operating profit rose 39 percent to 96.9 billion...(more) 

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Apple, Samsung lose ground in shrinking tablet market

a shared story    5 hours 27 minutes ago
Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday. Apple remained the top vendor with 10.9 million iPads sold in the past quarter, for a market share of 24.5 percent....(more) 

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Sony first-quarter operating profit rises 39 percent, beats estimates

a shared story    6 hours 27 minutes ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Thursday reported a 39 percent rise in first-quarter profit, beating analyst estimates, helped by strong sales of smartphone camera sensors and PlayStation4 videogames.  

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Network gear maker Nokia posts surprise profit rise

a shared story    7 hours 27 minutes ago
Nokia , the world's No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported a surprise rise in second-quarter profits, helped by high-margin software sales and fewer low-priced contracts at its mainstay telecom network equipment business. Finland's Nokia, which in April proposed a 15.6 billion euro take-over of...(more) 

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China's Baidu to repurchase $1 billion shares after investor selldown

a shared story    8 hours 27 minutes ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's biggest search engine company, said on Thursday it will repurchase $1 billion of its shares, after the company's stock price was hammered by investors following weak earnings results on Monday. The repurchase program will take place over the next 12...(more) 

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Watch Microsoft's goofy, geeked-out research video

a shared story    9 hours 27 minutes ago
Ever wonder how much work goes into new technologies such as virtual reality and its close cousin, augmented reality? As this video from Microsoft's researchers demonstrates, it's a lot. Even if you can't follow the technical language - it's unlikely you will - the thing is...(more) 

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Samsung will 'adjust' Galaxy S6 pricing after disappointing earnings

a shared story    10 hours 27 minutes ago
Samsung Electronics posted second-quarter earnings today in line with its own predictions: the company's net profit fell eight percent year-on-year to 5.75 trillion won ($4.93 billion) on sales of 48.5 trillion won ($41.7 billion), down seven percent from last year. Samsung says its mobile division expects...(more) 

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'Guacamelee' studio's next game needs a few extra months

a shared story    11 hours 27 minutes ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that sales of its premium Galaxy S6 smartphones fell short of expectations during the second quarter due to firm's inability to meet demand for the curved-screen model. Park Jin-young, Samsung's vice president for the mobile business,...(more) 

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