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Graphic chip shipments show small rise in fourth quarter

Graphic chip shipments show small rise in fourth quarter

New JPR report says desktop graphics sales up 3% second quarter in a row.  There was a small rise in graphics chip shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest market report from Jon Peddie Research. The rise reflects a small increase in PC sales, after several quarters of decline, the second straight [...]

By February 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lenovo opens its checkbook

Lenovo opens its checkbook

The aggressive computer maker shelled out $5.2 billion for Motorola Mobility and IBM’s server business. By Kathleen Maher Lenovo has been on a spend­ing spree lately, putting out $5.2 billion buying technology and companies. It bought IBM’s x86-based server line for $2.3 billion and Google’s Motorola Mobility business for $2.91 billion. Al­lied Movers are at [...]

By February 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Adobe wins Emmy for video recommendations software

Adobe wins Emmy for video recommendations software

John B. Hey patented the first of several systems that have capitalized on the idea of automating video recommendation. Tracking down the story proves to be quite an adventure. By Kathleen Maher Adobe has won a 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for its role in technology for recommendations for video discovery. Really? There would [...]

By February 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

With 16 acquisitions in two years, the French PLM company seeks to double the addressable market for an expanding array of services. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (DASTY: OTCMKTS) closed the books on 2013 today, reporting revenue that was up 5% in both the fourth quarter (ending Dec. 31, 2013) and the full fiscal [...]

Zynga gets new moves with acquisition of NaturalMotion

Zynga gets new moves with acquisition of NaturalMotion

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick shows his hand: Zynga announces lower revenues, reduced loss, and the acquisition of UK based game developer NaturalMotion

Shopping in San Diego: Dassault Systèmes buys Accelrys

Shopping in San Diego: Dassault Systèmes buys Accelrys

Dassault announces plans to acquire San Diego firm Accelrys

PTC looks past flat Q1 results

PTC looks past flat Q1 results

China is slow, the Yen is falling. What Wall Street really wants to hear about is PTC’s play in the Internet of Things. By Randall S. Newton PTC today reported first quarter fiscal results essentially flat when compared to a year ago, but in line with previous forecasts. The routine conference call with Wall Street [...]

Autodesk acquires Circuits.io

Autodesk acquires Circuits.io

Autodesk acquires Circuits.io after introducing 123D Circuits in September 2013. Just a few days ago Autodesk announced the acquisition of Circuits.io a Belgian start-up for the maker community. We were still in the early phases of really, who, why? Then  we remembered that Autodesk had announced a relationship with the tinkerers of Belgium who have [...]

Nvidia Grid gets real

Nvidia Grid gets real

Amazon makes Nvidia’s Grid visual computing technology widely available By Kathleen Maher Although Nvidia’s Grid was an­nounced over a year ago at GTC 2012 and has seen some customer adoption and important partner­ships with HP and Dell, among oth­ers, Nvidia put more meat on the bone with the Kepler rolled out last spring. Kepler is [...]

ZWSoft introduces ZWCAD Touch for Android latest product in ZWCAD Family

ZWSoft introduces ZWCAD Touch for Android latest product in ZWCAD Family

The clones come into their own. ZWSoft introduces drafting tool for Android.