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Digital River Set To Ride Current Of New E-commerce Strategies

Posted on Thursday, Sep 17th 2009

A recent survey of major US retailers found that nearly 70% of the surveyed population plans to maintain their e-commerce budgets despite the economic downturn. But a recent comScore report on e-tailing sales was hardly upbeat. US annual online retail spending of $30.2 billion fell 1% over the year after being flat in the earlier quarter and dropping 3% in the fourth quarter. >>>

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Who Will Acquire Informatica?

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 16th 2009

According to an IDC report published earlier this year, the business intelligence (BI) market is estimated to have grown 10.6% over the year to $7.8 billion in software licensing and maintenance revenues. Among BI tools vendors, SAP has 20% market share followed by SAS at 11% . In another report published in August of last year, IDC reported that the data warehousing revenues grew 15% over the year to reach $6.7 billion in 2007. Oracle led in platform software revenues with a market share of 32% in the year, followed by IBM at 21% and Microsoft at 14%. Today’s Tech Stocks company, Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), had a market share of 4% and reported revenue growth of 14% over the year. However, Informatica has a bigger piece (19%) in the data warehouse generation software market and is a close third to IBM at 20% and SAS at 19%. >>>

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Marvell, National Semi Beat Estimates

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 15th 2009

According to iSuppli’s teardown of the iPhone 3GS, Marvell’s WLAN chip has been replaced by Broadcom’s single-chip Bluetooth/FM/WLAN chip. However, Marvell still seems to be doing well, as it swung to a profit and beat estimates in its recent quarter. Another component maker in the original iPhone, National Semi, also recently reported results. Let’s take a closer look at both companies’ performances. >>>

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KLA, Applied Improving

Posted on Monday, Sep 14th 2009

The Semiconductor Industry Association forecasts worldwide semiconductor sales to fall by 21% over the year to $195.6 billion in 2009 compared with $248.6 billion in 2008. Year-to-date sales of $95.9 billion have already fallen 25% fall over the year. But sales are expected to pick up and grow at a CAGR of 6.5% to reach $221.9 billion by 2011. >>>

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SanDisk, Seagate Stabilizing

Posted on Friday, Sep 11th 2009

With an increasing growth in digital content, there is increasing demand for storage. Let’s take a closer look at two beneficiaries of this trend, Seagate and SanDisk. Both have struggled of late, but both seem to be stabilizing. >>>

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Electronic Arts: Quality Games, Solid Strategy

Posted on Thursday, Sep 10th 2009

A PricewaterhouseCoopers report on global entertainment and media for 2008-12 predicts that the global video game industry will reach $68.3 billion by 2012, growing at a compounded rate of 10.3% per year. Console games will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% to $34.7 billion in 2012 and online games at a CAGR of 16.9%. Wireless games will grow the fastest at 19% annually. >>>

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A Peek Into India’s Job Portal

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 9th 2009

A recent Manpower Employment Outlook Survey conducted for Q309 painted a rather rosy picture of employment opportunities in India: it reported active hiring plans for the quarter, with 30% of employers expecting to increase their headcounts, 7% anticipating a decrease and 45% forecasting no change. These numbers translate to an improvement of 4% in the outlook compared to the previous quarter, even though the outlook is still 24% weaker over the year. >>>

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Dolby Going Gangbusters

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 8th 2009

Dolby (NYSE:DLB) for a long time has been synonymous with surround sound for cinemas. However, as the concept of entertainment has been extended over the years from movie theaters into home theaters and personal computers, so has surround sound technology. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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Security Industry Overview

Posted on Monday, Sep 7th 2009

Security threats don’t seem to be subsiding. In the first half of 2009, 61 of the top 100 Web sites delivered malicious content to their visitors because the sites had been hacked and malware implanted. Of these infected sites, more than 75% were legitimate. >>>

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Autodesk In Pain

Posted on Friday, Sep 4th 2009

According to a recent report, the CAD market is expected to grow at a CAGR 0f 11% through 2012, but the quarterly reports of some major industry players are hardly pleasing. Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) was one of the worst-hit companies in the segment. >>>

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