SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 (Reuters) – Gilberto Nobili is an IT guy, but he doesn’t sit in an office like other information technology workers. His workspace skims across San Francisco Bay at 50 miles per hour.
The Java developer and Oracle Team USA crew member is using personal electronics like smartphones and tablets to give his side a high-tech edge in the upcoming America’s Cup regatta between the most advanced sailboats ever built.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (Reuters) – Texas Instruments
on Monday narrowed its forecast range for current-quarter
revenue, in line with Wall Street estimates, as new
semiconductor orders rose after a drop last year.
TI estimated second-quarter revenue of $2.99 billion to
$3.11 billion, compared with previous expectations of $2.93
billion to $3.17 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Artemis Racing said on Friday it will remain in the America’s Cup sailing regatta following a fatal accident last month, but that it will not be ready in time for the start of preliminary races scheduled for early July.
The participation of Artemis in the regatta, scheduled to begin on July 4 and go into September, was thrown into doubt after its 72-foot (22-metre) catamaran capsized and broke apart on May 9 during a training session, the second time one of the controversial multihulled boats has flipped in San Francisco Bay.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The head of New Zealand’s America’s Cup team has sharply rejected the idea of major changes to the sailing competition’s high-tech catamarans in the wake of an accident that killed a British sailor.
Grant Dalton, managing director of Emirates Team New Zealand, told Reuters on Thursday that he supported new safety rules put forward last week by event organizers. But he dismissed suggestions by some sailors, including members of the Artemis Racing team that suffered the accident, that big changes such as smaller sails or power-assisted on-board controls were necessary.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics has chosen an Intel Corp processor to power a new version of one of its top-tier Android tablets, a source with knowledge of the plans told Reuters, in a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker, which is struggling to find its footing in the mobile market.
Samsung has chosen Intel’s Clover Trail+ mobile chip for at least one version of its Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, which competes with Apple Inc’s iPad, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the specifications have not been announced.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Global personal computer shipments face a deeper-than-expected 7.8 percent slump this year as tablets overtake laptops for the first time, according to a report from market research company IDC.
The firm previously had forecast a 1.3 percent decline in PC shipments for 2013 but said in a report on Tuesday that consumers content with tablets are continuing to hold off replacing ageing laptops and desktop computers.
(Reuters) – Salesforce.com Inc’s (CRM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) quarterly earnings and outlook disappointed investors as costs rise following a spree of acquisitions, sending its shares lower.
Under Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s CEO and founder, the company’s fast revenue growth has made it a favorite with investors eager to own part of the growing trend among businesses to outsource their information technology needs – from servers to software, a phenomenon known as cloud computing.
May 23 (Reuters) – Salesforce.com Inc’s earnings
outlook for the current quarter failed to inspire investors used
to strong numbers from the cloud-based business software
pioneer, and its shares fell 6 percent.
Under Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s CEO and founder, the
company’s fast revenue growth has made it a favorite with
investors eager to own part of the growing trend among
businesses to outsource their information technology needs -
from servers to software, a phenomenon known as cloud computing.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 (Reuters) – Shares of Apple (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research)
supplier Cirrus Logic (CRUS.O: Quote, Profile, Research) slumped 18 percent on Thursday
after the chipmaker said in a filing it faces growing pricing
pressure in the smartphone market.
Cirrus said in the filing it expects gross margins in the
mid-40s. It did not indicate what period it was referring to and
a spokesman did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – America’s Cup organizers said on Wednesday that they have made rule changes to improve safety in the upcoming regatta after a fatal training accident on San Francisco Bay earlier this month.
As a result of investigations into the death of a sailor when an ultra-fast AC72 catamaran capsized on May 9 and broke apart, competitors will review the integrity of the boats and their wing sails, the America’s Cup Event Authority said in a statement.