News tagged with software sales

Intel fights to keep customers from defecting

Some of chip colossus Intel's biggest customers and partners are exploring a competing microprocessor design, signaling the start of a much-anticipated tech donnybrook that analysts say could trigger a dramatic shift in the ...

dateJul 17, 2012 in Semiconductors
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Microsoft chief says China piracy very costly

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has said rampant software piracy in China has eaten into his company's revenue in what is soon to be the world's top PC market, a report said Friday.

dateMay 27, 2011 in Business
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Over $50 bln lost to software piracy: report

Software piracy cost technology companies more than 50 billion dollars around the world last year, with Asia accounting for the largest share of losses, an industry report said Tuesday.

dateMay 11, 2010 in Software
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Soft PC sales send Microsoft profit down 29 pct

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday its profit in the last quarter plunged 29 percent because of weak computer sales, ending a fiscal year in which the software maker's revenue fell for the first time since ...

dateJul 23, 2009 in Business
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October video game retail sales slide 4 percent

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories slipped 4 percent in October as demand for most gaming consoles declined from a year earlier, according to data from market researcher NPD Group.

dateNov 17, 2010 in Business
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Stiff resistance to state technology taxes

As the nation moves from a tangible goods-based economy to a service-based economy, a few states are trying to keep revenues robust by taxing technological services such as software upgrades and cloud computing. But a backlash ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Business
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