Posts Tagged ‘Technology sector’

Yahoo Threatens More Job Losses

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

It’s shocking to see a former “major player” like Yahoo fail so drastically and so suddenly …

Just weeks after internet portal announced it would lay off entire divisions, quarter four results show revenue fell 4%


Apple Secretive About ‘Polluting and Poisoning’ Supply Chain, Says Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Boy, if even the Chinese are complaining, then things must be pretty bad …

Apple comes joint last among IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by leading Chinese environment groups.


Yahoo Used to be a Giant – Now it’s Down to its Last Hurrah

Monday, October 18th, 2010

I’d be kind of sad to see Yahoo go under; if I can’t find something with Google, it’s always nice to have an alternative like Yahoo …

The former internet colossus is looking increasingly tired and predators are already circling

Will somebody please put Yahoo, the fading internet star, out of its misery? The Silicon Valley company, destined to labour in the shadows of Google and Facebook, recruited Goldman Sachs this week to defend itself against circling predators. Top name in the bidders’ frame is AOL, another blast from the Web 1.0 past.


Phorm Posts $15.6m Loss Before Tax

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Plenty of funding, yet no profits … lots of investor excitement for a largely irrelevant product … this story sounds like something out of the tech-bubble days of the early 2000’s.

Behaviourally targeted online advertising firm continues to burn through dwindling cash reserves at $1.8m a month

Phorm, the behaviorally targeted online advertising firm, has posted a loss before tax of $15.6m (£9.8m) in the six months to the end of June – and continues to burn through its dwindling cash reserves at $1.8m a month.


How Evil is Facebook?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Meh. Facebook generally isn’t any more evil than most other corporations; the article makes it sound like Facebook single handedly invented nosiness and sloth all on it’s own.

Think of it as your life going down the drain while you spend hours casuallly stalking other people’s lives

How evil is Facebook? So evil! Invader of privacy, maker of billions, social network that turns us all into casual stalkers . . . In all of the articles, blogs and, er, Facebook status updates ever written about Facebook, there does seem to be universal agreement that it is, somehow, suspect – a point on which the two recent films made about Facebook, Catfish and The Social Network, predictably concur.


Technology Companies Bubble Up Again After the Dotcom Bust

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This certainly sounds like good news for people like you and I, who work in the tech industry …

FTSE Techmark index of technology companies reaches highest point since 2001 as takeover fever increases

For years, technology was one of the least glamorous sectors of the stock market, but now it’s back in style. The Techmark index, which tracks the stock prices of 88 hi-tech British companies, is up 40% in two years, and at its highest point since 2001.


Internet Must Remain Neutral, Says Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I agree … but the tricky part is in deciding exactly “neutral” what means.

Access to data online must not be limited, founder of the world wide web tells Nokia World conference

Mobile operators and internet service providers must not be allowed to break the principle of “net neutrality” – that there should be no favouritism for connecting to certain sites online – Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, warned today.