Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cisco would consider removing 10,000 jobs

The U.S. telecoms equipment supplier Cisco is about to eliminate 10,000 jobs or 14% of its workforce, Bloomberg announced, Tuesday, July 12, citing two anonymous sources. According to Bloomberg, 7,000 jobs could be lost in the month of August 3000 more job cuts would correspond to early retirement. In May, the group announced quarterly results that have troubled analysts and investors.

A $ 1.81 billion, fourth quarter net income of the group is falling by almost 18% over one year for the second consecutive quarter. Sales, up from 4.8% to 10.87 billion dollars, is itself just as expected. In April, Cisco also announced the closure of small Flip video camera, purchased two years earlier, resulting in the elimination of 550 positions.

Twitter has over a million applications

A year ago, was only 150,000, as reported by the company blog. Every half second register an application for this ecosystem of short messages. The blog reports that since December, investors have invested more than $ 500 million in companies that are dedicated to developing applications for Twitter and more than a thousand millonesse been spent on the purchase of companies related to their ecosystem.

Patents: Apple files suit against HTC

The war continues patents in the field of mobile devices. Apple has a complaint against the Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and HTC touch pads. This is the second time the U.S. firm files suit against HTC. Apple believes that the Taiwanese group violates five of its patents in areas as diverse as the user interface or motion sensors, the document details of the complaint, dated July 8, with the Board of U.S. Trade, based in Washington.

Anonymous hacks 90,000 emails from the U.S. Defense

Anonymous continues its activity. This time has revealed the contents poured into The Pirate Bay. These are data from the U.S. company Booz Allen by the Department of Defense U.S. government. Anonymous, as has been reported, has had access to 90,000 military emails, passwords and a 50 MB database.

The original announcement also says that the hackers group found 4 gigabytes of source code in SVN repository. The group justifies its action because Booz Allen participated in the same auction of government contracts that HBGary. According to the group in concursoha been corruption among officials of the company and the government, warrantless wiretapping and surveillance projects questionable.