Fruity cargo-cult Apple appears to be doing its best to reduce its dependence on its iPhone before the bottom drops out of the market. Its latest wizard wheeze is to boldly go where Microsoft and Intel have gone, and failed.
Apparently it wants to get into the video streaming business, just like Netflix, and make its own content.… Read the rest
Taiwan’s Foxconn has cancelled plans to invest in a huge factory in Indonesia.
Foxconn said last year it may invest $1 billion in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
However it looks like the scheme had to be abandoned over land rights. The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Suryo Bambang Sulisto said that the company’s broader expansion plan in Indonesia looked unlikely.… Read the rest
Toshiba was supposed to announce its annual financial results today but that was not to be because it has discovered extra accounting errors to compound the “errors” that caused a change of management to the top.
Toshiba delayed its financial results in March after accounting discrepancies forced the management to be replaced by a fresh team of unsullied people were voted on to its board.… Read the rest
A senior executive at one of the biggest PC manufacturers in the world said that even though its share price is low, it’s not up for being taken over by a competitor.
Acer has turned in indifferent financial results and just squeaked into profit in its last financial quarter.… Read the rest
Big Cheeses in the Mozzarella Foundation are hunting for an anonymous employee who posted hate speech on a social notworking site.
An anonymous person with the handle “aioyama “ complained about “social justice bullies” on Reddit effectively saying that the outfit was relieved to lose community organizer Christie Koehler.… Read the rest
The Russian Kingdom of Tsar Putin is bothered by the fact that Windows 10 makes no bones about its snooping prowess.
A top Russian politician, Nikolai Levichev, has written to the country’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, calling for government departments to be banned from using Windows 10.… Read the rest
The cult power of Apple to turn back an ever growing tide of effluent has been demonstrated once again by its CEO Tim Cook.
Russia’s favourite CEO should have been terrified as stocks in China fell like a free-fall team of elephants who have forgotten to pack their parachutes.… Read the rest
IBM continues to pile on the pressure on services it’s offering for the cloud.
The company said today it has introduced a series of services for its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering Bluemix. The idea is to let developers integrate Java into their applications.… Read the rest
Salesforce.com reported better than expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by an increase in demand for its Web-based sales and marketing software.
The outfit raised its revenue forecast for the full year for the third time.
Shares rose about four percent in extended trading as the online sales software outfit predicted that current quarter revenue and adjusted profit above the average analyst estimates.… Read the rest
Apparently Intel used the second day of its developer forum to attempt to convince the world and its dog that it knows all about the internet of things (IoT).
Well, it just doesn’t have an earthly or a clue. INTC is showing every sign of being a has been rather than a here and now company.… Read the rest