Yahoo’s Shopping Spree Is Slowing Down, It Used A Net $22M For Acquisitions In Q1

6261965406_a0a5e18aee_b Yahoo’s spending spree on acquisitions looks like it may finally have slowed down, at least in terms of value if not numbers. Yahoo noted in its Q1 2014 earnings today that it used a net $22 million for acquisitions in the three months that ended March 31, covering eight companies. Sequentially, that $22 million is just over a third of the net amount it said it spent on acquisitions in the… Read More


Google Releases Helpouts App For iOS

Google Helpouts Google introduced Helpouts last year to HELP PEOPLE OUT (yeah that’s where they got the name). The system works through Hangouts, letting people connect with experts for paid or free video chats that are about solving a specific problem, rather than just shooting the breeze with pals as we all do on Hangouts all the time. Now Helpouts is available on iOS thanks to a new app. Helpouts for… Read More


Hands On With The Xperia Z2 Smartphone And Z2 Tablet, Sony’s Waterproof Wonders

xperia-z2-hand Both Samsung and HTC have new flagship Android phones out in the U.S., but Sony isn’t just sitting back and doing nothing. The company has its new 5.2-inch Z2 smartphone launching soon in select markets, including in Canada in May. The waterproof glass-encased handset has a lot in common with last year’s Z1, but goes the extra mile with new imaging options, noise cancellation features… Read More


Intel Meets In Q1 With Revenue Of $12.8B, EPS Of $0.38 On Back Of Recovering PC Market

intel-earnings Following the closing bell today, Intel reported its first quarter results, including revenue of $12.764 billion, and earnings per share of $0.38. The results roughly match analyst expectations that the company would earn $0.37 per share on top line of $12.81 billion. It’s worth noting that that $0.37 per share earnings expectation was the lower than at least the company’s last five… Read More


Yahoo Beats Street For Q1 On Sales Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.38 But Flat Display Sales Of $438M

yhoo-earnings Yahoo has just reported its Q1 earnings, with ex-TAC revenues of $1.087 billion and earnings per share of $0.38, and net income of $314 million. That just about beat analysts’ expectations on revenue: they were expecting ex-TAC sales of $1.08 billion (First Call estimates were $1,076.9 million). Yahoo had provided adjusted earnings guidance earlier this year of between $290 million and $330… Read More