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Mar 15, 2011

HP shoots for sharp profit jump, looks to cloud

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Leo Apotheker, outlining his vision for the company, promised to boost earnings and dividends sharply in coming years as it pushes aggressively into cloud computing.

Investors had been keen to hear his plans to enhance profitability at the sprawling computing giant, which is vying with International Business Machines Corp in technology services while going up against new rivals from Cisco Systems Inc to Oracle Corp.

Mar 12, 2011

Big crowds greet Apple’s iPad 2

SAN FRANCISC0/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thousands of people thronged Apple stores on both U.S. coasts as the iPad 2 went on sale on Friday, signaling a strong appetite for a device that dominates the fledgling market it created.

Hordes of fans — some of whom had queued up overnight — formed raucous pre-sale lines, and attracted curious onlookers, in the chilly rain in Manhattan, and in San Francisco.

Mar 11, 2011

Big crowds greet Apple’s iPad 2 in New York

SAN FRANCISC0/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thousands of people thronged Apple stores on both U.S. coasts as the iPad 2 went on sale Friday, signaling strong appetite for a device that dominates the fledgling market it created.

Braving chilly rain and curious stares, the hordes of fans — many of whom had queued up overnight — formed pre-sale lines from New York to San Francisco hours before the device went on sale at 5 p.m.

Mar 11, 2011

Lines form at Apple stores ahead of iPad 2 sale

SAN FRANCISC0/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hundreds of people are lining up at Apple Inc stores on both U.S. coasts hours before the iPad 2 goes on sale on Friday, signaling strong appetite for a device that extends Apple’s lead in the fledgling market it created.

About 350 people queued up outside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York at midday ahead of the 5 p.m. launch, and a handful of people had slept there overnight.

Mar 11, 2011

Apple’s iPad 2 to hit stores in latest test

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc kicks off sales of its latest iPad on Friday, likely extending its lead in the burgeoning market while offering an important snapshot of consumer demand for tablet computing.

Nearly a year after the original proved a smash hit and inspired a wave of imitators, investors will be watching the turn-out for the U.S. release of the iPad 2, which Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled last week.

Mar 11, 2011

Apple’s iPad 2 hits stores Friday in latest test

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc kicks off sales of its latest iPad on Friday, likely extending its lead in the burgeoning market while offering an important snapshot of consumer demand for tablet computing.

Nearly a year after the original proved a smash hit and inspired a wave of imitators, investors will be watching the turn-out for the U.S. release of the iPad 2, which Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled last week.

Mar 4, 2011

Nintendo has high hopes for 3DS device

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd said it has set ambitious goals for its newest handheld gaming system despite growing competition from smartphones like Apple’s iPhone.

Nintendo, whose growth has been flagging, is making a big marketing push as it launches the Nintendo 3DS, the first device to offer 3D gaming without special glasses.

Mar 3, 2011

Apple’s Jobs puts on lively iPad 2 show

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A thin but energetic Steve Jobs made a surprise return to the spotlight on Wednesday, taking the stage to unveil Apple Inc’s new iPad and drawing a standing ovation.

The Silicon Valley legend has been out on medical leave since late January and his reappearance, in trademark turtleneck and jeans, bolstered Apple shares and reassured investors and fans worried about his health.

Mar 2, 2011

Apple’s Jobs takes stage, shows off iPad 2

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s(AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) maestro Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the iPad 2 on Wednesday, drawing a standing ovation with his surprise return to the spotlight after a brief medical absence.

The familiar sight of the Silicon Valley legend in a black turtleneck and jeans cheered fans and investors who had fretted about the health of the charismatic company co-founder. Shares of Apple, which had been flat, climbed as much as 1.4 percent after he strode onstage.

Mar 2, 2011

Apple set to unveil new iPad, with or without Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc prepares to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad — possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs.

Plenty has changed over the course of the year. The iPad became a bona fide smash, essentially creating the tablet category and triggering a wave of me-too products that are just starting to hit the market.

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