Cisco misses estimates

first_img CISCO Systems quarterly revenue fell slightly short of Wall Street’s expectations, disappointing investors who thought an improving economy and growing internet traffic would have spurred even stronger sales of routers and switches.Cisco, the world’s biggest network equipment maker, said yesterday that revenue in the quarter ended 31 July rose 27 per cent from a year earlier to $10.8bn (£6.9bn). That was slightly below market forecasts of $10.9bn.Its net profit rose to $1.9bn from $1.1bn a year earlier. Cisco shares are down around six per cent so far this year, due to worries that slower growth in Europe and China could hurt a nascent recovery in global technology spending. Cisco is considered one of the technology sector’s prime bellwethers. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Sharecenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Wednesday 11 August 2010 8:37 pm Cisco misses estimates Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Britain’s AAA status more secure says Moody’s

first_img Tags: NULL John Dunne Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Britain’s AAA status more secure says Moody’s Share THE top AAA ratings of the UK, US, France and Germany continue to be well positioned, Moody’s Investors Service has said.The “distance to downgrade” for these four sovereigns has been reduced, the credit rating agency said, adding that large AAA-rated governments face different challenges from those they faced a few months ago. For example, these governments must revive growth at a time when fiscal stimuli are effectively no longer available, Moody’s said. Tuesday 17 August 2010 10:52 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Rent soars for best West End window space

first_img WEST END retail rents are set to soar further in the wake of a record £700 per square foot lease secured by Spanish retailer Desigual. The fashion chain will pay the eye-watering sum for the lucrative window-side parts of the shop floor, as part of a deal with property investor Prupim last week. Desigual’s rent has smashed the previous record for Oxford Street retail space, set in 2009 by Sunglass Hut with a £615 per square foot lease agreement. Disney, Prupim’s outgoing tenants at 360 Oxford Street, paid around £540 per square foot for the window display in the premises opposite Bond Street Tube station. Several retail giants including O2, Mango and All Saints are thought to have made bids for the 6,500 square foot shop, in a sign of heightened competition for flagship retail spots in the capital. “It’s a very big jump in rents, thanks to added demand for a presence on Oxford Street coupled with a continued lack of supply,” said Richard Scott, director of central London retail agencies at Jones Lang Lasalle. “There is a wealth of new players trying to get onto Oxford Street, all willing to pay very high rents. It sets a precedent for future leases or rent reviews, though it’s purely in line with demand.”Large West End retailers including Gap face rent renewals in the coming months. Retailers in the area enjoyed a bumper rise in sales last month, up 9.6 per cent year on year compared to a 1.3 per cent UK average, further making the case for a hike in rents. “Retailers don’t pay top rents in the West End to get their names out there. They pay because the footfall is the highest in the capital,” said Scott. “Rents in places like Westfields are lower, but so is turnover, and companies will fight to remain on Oxford Street.”West End retail space commands some of the highest rents in the country. London was the fourth most expensive city for retail space in the world in the first three months of 2010, according to CBRE, in part due to the rise in the West End. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndoWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld LifestyleUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndo Share Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comcenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Rent soars for best West End window space Sunday 22 August 2010 10:27 pmlast_img read more

DSG on track after iPad and world cup sales boost

first_img Show Comments ▼ Electricals retailer DSG International said its total group sales were up three per cent after a boost from Word Cup TV sales and the success of the iPad.In an update on trading for the 12 weeks ended 24 July the company, which owns Currys and PC World in the UK, said its online sales had surged by 12 per cent compared with the same period last year.DSG ALSO said it was on course to launch its Store refit programme with 200 stores revamped in Britian.Group chief executive John Browett said: “This is an encouraging start to the year, especially given the challenging market conditions. “Our UK businesses performed particularly well, most notably with customers responding to our strong World Cup promotion and the excellent product ranges on offer. “The store transformation programme is making rapid progress and continues to improve the shopping trip for customers. Our international businesses have also performed well against competitors in varied market conditions.”But he added: “We remain cautious about the economic outlook.” John Dunne whatsapp Thursday 2 September 2010 2:36 am whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL DSG on track after iPad and world cup sales boost Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist

first_imgROGER CARR, CHAIRMAN, CENTRICAAs chairman of Cadbury, the 62-year-old had a central role in one of the most dramatic M&A deals of recent times, when Kraft launched a bid for the British confectioner. He stood up to the aggressive American tactics and by the time he shook hands on a deal with the formidable Irene Rosenfield at the offices of Lazards in Mayfair, the 62-year-old had fought tooth and nail to win his shareholders a decent deal. A tough cookie.KAREN COOK, GOLDMAN SACHSWhen Cadbury was facing a hostile bid from Kraft, the crack team of City advisers to defend it included Goldman Sachs “superwoman” Cook. For a decade she has been one of the most powerful women in the City, formerly working at Schroders before becoming a managing director of Goldman Sachs International, a job she juggles with a role as a non-executive director at Tesco. The Cadbury defence has cemented her reputation.ANDREW OSBORNE, BOA?MERRIL LYNCHThe managing director of corporate broking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has long been the go-to man for the mid-cap energy and power sector. When the gutsy British start-up Tullow wanted to raise £1bn to fund buying rights to exploration on the shores of Lake Albert, he was one of their major advisers. The successful conclusion of the deal earlier this year saw Tullow move into the premier league of oil explorers.CLIVE COWDERY, RESOLUTIONHe may no longer be “Big Clive” after he trimmed a few inches from his waistline, but his deals – and profits – are still sizeable. With just three O-levels to his name he is a City outsider, but that has not damaged his career. Resolution, his insurance buyout company that made a fortune buying up “zombie” insurance funds, in its latest incarnation recently announced a £139m profit this year after buying both Friends Provident and most of Axa’s UK life operations. Cowdrey plans to buy and merge four more UK life assurers by 2013.ANTONIO HORTA-OSARIO, SANTANDERThe Portuguese banker says he has swum with sharks 100 times, an experience which perhaps stood him in good stead when it came to dealing with the financial crisis. The man who has been head of Santander in the UK since 2004 kept his cool and oversaw the acquisition of Alliance and Leicester and Bradford and Bingley. More recently, he negotiated the purchase of 318 high street bank branches from RBS. More than anybody else, Horta-Osario is responsible for making Santander a household name in the UK. Share whatsapp KCS-content Monday 6 September 2010 8:16 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comcenter_img THE past 12 months have seen a boom in M&A as we have emerged from the downturn, with the Kraft-Cadbury deal filling endless column inches.?Elsewhere, Santander’s onward march continued. Other deals brokered by our short list were perhaps not so high-profile, but just as impressive in their own sectors. Don’t miss the City event of the year – get online now and book your table for the City A.M. Awards on Thursday 28 October 2010 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London EC4. www.CityAMAwards.com. slice Show Comments ▼ DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Debenhams predicts 20 per cent profit rise

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndo John Dunne Show Comments ▼ Debenhams said annual profit would be slightly ahead of analysts’ average forecast, helped by a pick up in fourth-quarter sales and higher profit margins.The group, Uk’s second largest retailer with 160 stores in Britain and Ireland, six in Denmark and 60 franchised outlets overseas, said profit before tax and one-off items for the year ended 28 August would be in the region of £150m.That would be up about 20 per cent from the year before and just ahead of analysts’ average forecast of £147m.Sales at stores open at least a year were flat, up from a 0.4 per cent decline reported after 42 weeks, while gross profit margins rose, helped by a shift in selling space to higher margin own-bought ranges from concessions.Debenhams said net debt was better than analysts’ average forecast, without giving the figure. Debenhams predicts 20 per cent profit rise whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 14 September 2010 2:40 am Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Violent riots as fees are passed

first_img Show Comments ▼ Violent riots as fees are passed Thursday 9 December 2010 9:15 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULL A CAR carrying the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles was attacked by protesters last night, after anger over the vote on tuition fees boiled over into ugly scenes of violence.Police struggled to control the civil disobedience that gripped Whitehall and other parts of London, as demonstrators smashed the windows of the Treasury before attempting to storm the building.Earlier, the coalition forced the controversial reforms through the House of Commons, but was left bruised by the biggest Liberal Democrat rebellion in the party’s history.Twenty-one Liberal Democrats voted against the plans to raise the upper limit on tuition fees to £9,000, while five abstained and three were absent. That means over half of the party’s MPs failed to back the policy, which was authored by Vince Cable, the business secretary and one of the most senior Lib Dems in government. Two Liberal Democrat parliamentary aides resigned to vote against the government, as did a Tory aide. And a handful of Tory backbenchers, including David Davis, joined the rebellion.In total 323 MPs voted for the reforms while 302 voted against, meaning the coalition’s Commons majority was slashed by almost three quarters from 80 or so to 21.As news of the vote reached demonstrators, the initially peaceful protests descended into violent riots. As well as the attacks on the Royal couple and the Treasury, some protesters attacked the National Gallery and the Supreme Court, and attempted to set fire to the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.David Cameron said the violence was “totally unacceptable” and that the “minority of protesters determined to provoke violence” would “face the full force of the law”. Last night, the Metropolitan Police said 12 police officers had been injured, six seriously. Forty-three protesters were taken to hospital, while 26 were arrested.A spokesperson for the Met said: “This has nothing to do with peaceful protest. Students are involved in wanton vandalism, including smashing windows in Oxford and Regent Streets.”Despite pushing the vote through the Commons, there were signs of tension within the coalition last night – even at the highest levels. An aide to Nick Clegg told City A.M. the Conservatives had hindered the Liberal Democrats’ attempts to sell the policy to voters and MPs.“The policy is actually as close to a graduate tax as it’s possible to get, but some Conservatives thought talk of a ‘tax’ would alienate middle England. It was a spectacular misjudgement.” KCS-content Share whatsapplast_img read more

It’s official: Non doms are quitting UK

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 12 January 2011 9:18 pm THE number of people registered as non-doms in the UK dropped for the first time in five years in the 2008-2009 tax year, as the rich fled higher taxes and the credit crunch, figures show.The data, obtained by a freedom of information request, show that there were 139,000 people registered in the UK as non-doms in 2008-2007, but by the next year that figure had fallen by 16,000, or 11.5 per cent.Experts say that the financial crisis can only account for a small part of the fall, with the majority attributable to a raft of complex regulations, including a £30,000 annual charge for longstanding residents, that came into effect in April 2008.Critics warned at the time that the rule changes would lead to an exodus of highly mobile millionaires that would cost the UK economy more than it raised in tax receipts.The Treasury said yesterday that roughly 5,400 people have opted to pay the £30,000 charge instead of leaving, amounting to revenues of £162m. Phil Berwick, a director at McGrigors law firm, said: “The spending power that has been lost to the UK economy is surely going to be far in excess of the income gained by the Treasury.”Since the General Election last year, the coalition has promised to crack down further on non-doms “to ensure they make a fair contribution to reducing the deficit”.But Deloitte director Nicole Roberts said: “£162m is not that much in the grand scheme of things. It kind of gets lost in the rounding.”Observers are particularly concerned about rules accompanying the charge that make it harder to bring money earned abroad into the country. Ernst & Young’s Andrew Tailby-Faulkes said: “There are onerous conditions for bringing funds in even if it’s to invest in UK assets or businesses.”He also says that the drop is especially surprising because the rule changes should in fact have brought more non-doms onto the books and reduced the number present that the Treasury does not know about. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition KCS-content center_img whatsapp It’s official: Non doms are quitting UK Tags: NULL Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap last_img read more

Smartphone sales rocket as Apple bites

first_img Share GLOBAL smartphone sales grew an astonishing 72 per cent, with next-generation handsets now making up almost a fifth of receipts, according to new research by Gartner.BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) and Apple crept ahead of industry stalwarts Sony Ericsson and Motorola in total phone sales, with both claiming close to three per cent of the total market.Nokia remained top of the handset ladder, with 461m sales worldwide, giving it a market share of 28.9 per cent. However, the Finnish firm also suffered the biggest loss in market share, dropping 7.5 per cent from 36.4 per cent the year before.Samsung was second in the table, with 281m sales, or 17.6 per cent of the global market. LG came in third. Total handset sales for the year were up 31.8 per cent to 1.6bn.Apple sales increased 87.2 per cent thanks to expansion into new countries and the ending of exclusivity deals, which opened it up to new customers. RIM also saw its sales rocket, selling 38.2 per cent more handsets than in the previous year.Gartner says smartphone sales are concentrated in advanced markets such as the US and UK, where network infrastructure is developed enough to handle the increased data usage.In the smartphone operating system market Android grew a staggering 888 per cent in 2010, moving to the number two slot, behind Nokia’s Symbian. The Finnish firm’s embattled OS fell 32.6 per cent year-on-year, allowing Android to creep ahead in the fourth quarter.FAST FACTS | PHONE SALESNext generation handsets now make up 19 per cent of global mobile sales.Nokia is both the biggest industry player, with 461m sales globally, and the biggest loser of market share, falling 7.5 per cent in a year. KCS-content Wednesday 9 February 2011 7:53 pm Smartphone sales rocket as Apple bites whatsapp center_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Egyptians uncertain but upbeat about future

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Share whatsapp RISING petrol prices have stalled BP’s recovery from the Macondo oil spill. In the two months from mid-April to mid-June the oil giant’s BrandIndex index score plummeted from +7 to -13 but since then it had seen a steady recovery and at +3 was getting close to where it started before, from mid-December onwards, high petrol prices began to hit perceptions of all the oil companies. BP slipped backed to -7, Shell dropped eight points and Esso six points. The Macondo incident did not impact BP’s rivals (often events like this can hit similar companies which become tarred by association) but once again in this sector we have seen how much price increases impact on perceptions across the board.With views of petrol companies so closely tied to prices they will be watching the tension in North Africa and the Middle East with interest. The first post-Mubarak poll in Egypt, an online poll by YouGov Siraj, shows a mood of uncertainty grounded in optimism; whilst 49 per cent do not know who would form the next government, 85 per cent are expecting the country to improve and 77 per cent think their own situation will improve. Encouragingly three quarters also expect the country to respect its international agreements. Only four per cent are expecting the Muslim Brotherhood to form the next government and most Egyptians are genuinely seeking a stable liberal democracy. When it comes to the next President, Amr Moussa is the clear leader with 49 per cent overall, well clear of Ahmed Zeweil (13 per cent) in second place and Omar Sulemain (nine per cent) in third. This support is consistent across all demographic groups, for example 51 per cent amongst those with a household income of less than $266 and 47 per cent amongst those above $1,065. Stephan Shakespeare is chief executive of YouGov. Tuesday 22 February 2011 7:37 pm KCS-content Egyptians uncertain but upbeat about future whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more