Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Facebook valued $ 65 billion

U.S. advertising group Interpublic Group, holds a small stake in Facebook since 2006, has granted, Monday, August 15, half its share in the social network based on an enterprise value of 65.5 billion dollars (45.54 billion euros). Interpublic, which owned 0.4% of Facebook, has reduced its stake in half by selling shares to an anonymous buyer for $ 133 million (92.5 million), the company said in a statement.

Dell releases earnings up, but lowers its revenue estimates

The second global computer manufacturer, Dell, published Tuesday, August 16, profit up 63% to $ 840 million (584.8 million euros), above expectations for the second quarter of fiscal year shifted 2011/2012. Second-quarter sales activities related to corporate Dell was up 1% to $ 4.6 billion (3.2 billion), driven by "strong demand for servers and services ".

The consumer market benefits from sales of laptops and desktops, up 4% to $ 2.9 billion (2 billion). "We continue to see positive momentum in high growth sectors of our business, which directly reflects the implementation" of the strategy of the company, noted for its part, the founding CEO, Michael Dell.

HTC against Apple in the U.S. for patent infringement

The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC smartphones announced Tuesday, April 16, he filed a complaint against Apple for patent infringement before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in a court of Delaware. The Taiwanese company accused the giant of violating its intellectual property rights related to three patents in its Macintosh computers, iPods, iPhone and iPad, HTC said in a statement.

Sony lowers the price of the Playstation 3

The Japanese electronics giant Sony announced on Wednesday, August 17, a decline in the price of its consoles PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan, the United States and Europe. In Europe, the model with a 160 gigabyte hard drive will be sold  in the United States, $249 against $ 299 .

Versions have a 320 GB hard drive will receive a similar price drop. "Historically, we see that our lower prices lead to increases in sales and we expect the same this time," said Jack Tretton, head of the unit, Sony PlayStation U.S., the news agency Reuters.