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Lenovo profit up 36 percent on smartphone, tablet demand

Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted a 36 percent year-over-year growth in its net profit in Q3-2013, with demand for the company's smartphones and tablets continuing to outpace shipments for its PC products.

For its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, the company's net profit reached US$220 million, an increase from $162 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was also up 13 percent year-over-year, at $9.8 billion.

Who’s using OpenStack?

We don't typically track user surveys, but the annual state of the OpenStack questionnaire provides some interesting insights into this still emerging open source cloud computing platform.

Here are some key takeaways:

Really small and really big companies are most likely to be using OpenStack

France: 40 mesures transverses sur l’innovation

40 mesures « emblématiques » sur l’innovation ont été exposées. Tout l’écosystème est arrosé (start-up, PME innovantes, fonds…) et toutes les forces sont mobilisées (Bpifrance…). Le gouvernement vient de dévoiler un plan fédérant "40 mesures transverses sur l’innovation".

Alcatel-Lucent compte réduire sa dette en levant des fonds

L’équipementier télécoms a trouvé des leviers pour se désendetter et restaurer la compétitivité. Mais le plan social reste lourd à porter en France : 900 postes supprimés. Pour respecter ses engagements financiers d’ici 2015, Alcatel-Lucent compte réduire sa dette en levant des fonds.

L’équipementier télécoms cherche à réunir un montant d’1,5 milliard d’euros en exploitant plusieurs leviers :

IDC: Enterprise software revenue growth suggests recovery under way

The global enterprise software market expanded by 5.5 percent year over year during the first half of 2013 to $179 billion, a result that suggests a tentative rebound from economic turmoil in Europe, according to analyst firm IDC.

Global software revenue ticked up 5.1 percent during the same period in 2012, IDC said. For the full year 2013, IDC expects a 5.7 percent growth rate.

Some teens may indeed be anti-Facebook

Facebook's popularity might be on the decline among some teenagers, the company signaled Wednesday.

For younger teenagers, Facebook has seen a decline in the number of daily users, the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call. Overall, usage among U.S. teens was stable between the second and third quarters, but the decrease in daily usage for some was noted early in the prepared remarks of Facebook's chief financial officer, David Ebersman.

snom: VoIP Market Trends, Product Roadmap

Michael Storella – the COO at snomTechnology Inc. confirmed several trends that we have heard echoed by others in the industry.

The chip times are a-changin': Intel agrees to build ARM chips

In what may be the most dramatic example of hardware "embrace and extend" to date, Altera announced at the ARM developer's conference yesterday that it had reached an agreement with Intel to manufacture Altera quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 chips using Intel's latest 14nm technology. Forbes claimed to have an exclusive scoop on the announcement, although Mark LaPedus at Chip Design reported on the agreement with Intel back in February.

Microsoft grows earnings, revenue in Q1 FY2014, helped by server software

Microsoft's revenue and earnings per share grew more than 15 percent each in its first fiscal quarter of 2014, during which enterprise server software products sold particularly well, the company said Thursday.

Microsoft generated revenue of $18.5 billion in the quarter, ended Sept. 30, up 16 percent compared with last year's first quarter and topping the $17.8 billion consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Financial.

France: le volume d’offres d'emploi pour les informaticiens a reculé de 3% au 3e trimestre 2013.

Le recul sensible des recrutements de cadres au niveau national commence à se faire ressentir sur la fonction informatique. Selon l’Association pour l’emploi des cadres (Apec), le volume d’offres dans la filière IT a enregistré un recul de 3% sur les douze derniers mois cumulés, malgré la hausse constatée en septembre 2013 (+7% d’une année à l’autre).

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