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Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

Apple Shuts Down Reality-Distortion Field on Earnings Forecasts

For 34 consecutive quarters beginning in April 2003, Apple easily beat analysts’ estimates on its earnings per share. Then on Oct. 18, 2011 — less than two months after Tim Cook took over as chief executive officer — Apple missed....

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still hasn't recovered from a series of past mistakes that he attributed to "arrogance."

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still hasn't recovered from a series of past mistakes that he attributed to "arrogance."

Netflix Still ‘on Probation’ With Customers, Hastings Says

More than a year after triggering a cyber-revolt among his subscribers, Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he’s only halfway to redemption. “You might say we’re on probation at this point, so we’re out of jail,” Hastings said during...

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Entrepreneurs in Nairobi said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visited the iHub, a startup co-working space, to meet a dozen companies.

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Entrepreneurs in Nairobi said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visited the iHub, a startup co-working space, to meet a dozen companies.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Sees Nairobi as Africa’s Technology Leader

After a week of traveling around sub-Saharan Africa, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt saw what he thinks could be the continent’s technology leader: Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. “Nairobi has emerged as a serious tech hub and may become the African leader,” he...

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Ben Curtis, Dell's pitchman a decade ago, is now an actor and producer. But he's open to returning to his glory role.

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Ben Curtis, Dell's pitchman a decade ago, is now an actor and producer. But he's open to returning to his glory role.

‘Dell Dude’ Says He Can Fix Dell

Ben Curtis, the actor made famous by his role in Dell commercials early last decade, says he’s got the solution to the problems that led Michael Dell to seek a leveraged buyout: Resurrect the “Dell Dude.” Dell was an unstoppable...

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China has been the top source of cyber-attack traffic since the last quarter of 2011, according to a study by Akamai.

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China has been the top source of cyber-attack traffic since the last quarter of 2011, according to a study by Akamai.

One-Third of Cyber Attack Traffic Originates in China, Akamai Says

About one-third of the world’s cyber attack traffic was traced back to China, according to a report by¬†Akamai Technologies to be published today. Between July and September of last year, about 33 percent of the attacks originated in China, double...

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