Application networking provider A10 Networks has kicked off a new North American partner program the vendor said aims to motivate and reward channel partners selling its application service gateway products.
A top Samsung product executive said the Korean device manufacturer expects its newly debuted Galaxy S5 smartphone to exceed sales totals compiled by its S4 predecessor, which racked up some 10 million units sold in its first month on the market and doubled that in the initial 60-day sales period.
Taiwan mobile device maker HTC has hired Paul Golden, a former Samsung executive credited with building the Galaxy brand, to advise company chairwoman Cher Wang on marketing strategy, according to reports.
Chip manufacturing giants Globalfoundaries and Samsung agreed to duplicate their manufacturing technologies in a move the collaborators hope will help them snatch accounts from rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Microsoft (MSFT) has committed to building a massive 1.2 million square-foot, $1.1 billion regional data center complex on 154 acres in central Iowa, a project officials pledged will create more than 80 jobs in the local area over a four- to five-year phase-in period.
Microsoft’s (MSFT) $7.2 billion deal to acquire Nokia’s (NOK) mobile phone business is set to close Friday, April 25, sealing a month- long process that apparently ended with the companies winning the last-leg nod from Chinese regulators.
German business software maker SAP‘s (SAP) two-year-old move to the cloud appears to be paying off, as the vendor’s Q1 2014 cloud subscriptions rose 32 percent to 221 million euros compared to last year, while its software license sales slid 5 percent to 623 million euros.
Chip maker AMD (AMD) posted a better-than-expected 28 percent sales spike to $1.4 billion for Q1 2014 but the vendor recorded a $20 million net loss, or 3 cents per share. The company missed Wall Street’s projections of break-even earnings but bested analysts’ $1.34 billion revenue forecast.
Even Google’s (GOOG) bad days still are pretty good. The mega-colossus search, advertising, cloud and hardware vendor missed Wall Street estimates on Q1 2014 revenue and earnings, posting a 19 percent sales uptick to $15.42 billion along with $3.45 billion in earnings.
Despite the marketplace’s continuing tepid takeup of Windows 8, Microsoft (MSFT) OS chief Terry Myerson recently said the vendor has no intention of walking away from the desktop or touch input, as both are central to the vendor’s blueprint going forward.
In the year since taking over Intel’s (INTC) helm, chief Brian Krzanich has talked a mobile blue streak, pledging to speed up mobile processor development, open the vendor’s plants to other mobile processor makers, bake Braswell into Chromebooks and ship 40 million tablet SOCs in 2014.
Canada’s Revenue Agency (CRA) tax collection arm is blaming hackers exploiting the Heartbleed security vulnerability for stealing confidential data on 900 people, in perhaps the first known report of a large organization victimized by the OpenSSL flaw.