Monday, June 30, 2008

IT-industry, which surprised us

This is really "news, which surprised us". The largest search engine Yandex in RuNet investbankami tentatively estimated at five billion dollars…. Founder and гендиректор "Yandex" Arkady Volozh, as well as chairman of the board of directors ru-Net Holdings (one of the shareholders "Yandex") Leonid Boguslavsky refused to comment on these data. According to the media business, such a huge figure was voiced during the competition by the organizer IPO (initial issue of shares) search engine, which is scheduled for autumn this year. I recall that the company "Yandex", the owner of the portal, was founded in 2000. Yandex, a daily audience of more than 5 million people, ranks second among non-English speaking after Chinese search engines Baidu. Revenue "Yandex" in 2007 reached $167 million

Corporation Microsoft, committing bypass maneuver, again taking the "conquest" Yahoo. Quote from a press release dated 18 May: "In the light of new developments since the denial of Microsoft Corporation acquisition of Yahoo, Microsoft announced the continuing search for opportunities to improve and expand their online services and advertising business". Details of current negotiations will not be disclosed. However, top managers of Microsoft (read: Steve Ballmer) argue that the corporation has not intended to purchase the entire Yahoo. According to experts, there are several options: 1) purchase of blocking or controlling stake to Yahoo, a transaction can take place in several stages - for example, with options to purchase a large stake dokupku 2) Microsoft could repeat its deal with Yahoo to Facebook (and most likely). Then it acquired 1.6% of popular social network and obtained an exclusive right to advertise overseas deployment. In favour of this assumption primarily statement said Steve Ballmera that the value of Yahoo for Microsoft to decline if the search engine will transfer management of advertising Google. Similar experiments on cooperation Yahoo and Google have already raised.

It seems that a key role in the resumption of negotiations played a billionaire Carl Ikan, who began a massive buying shares of Yahoo. He managed to consolidate 10 million shares and options to purchase another 49 million This is about 4% of the company. And Karl Ikan not alone: in fact, he oversaw those shareholders who favoured a merger with Microsoft. Now "rebels" want to replace the current intransigence on the Yahoo board of directors more amenable and have already prepared their own list of candidates. Carl Ikan considered one of the most Guide investors in the IT-industry: it almost always seeks its own. He has made care chapter Motorola, as well as changes in corporate Blockbuster and Mylan Laboratories.

Companies HP and EDS announced the signing of the agreement, under which HP will acquire EDS shares at a price of $25 per piece, with the full value of acquired companies is estimated at about $13.9 billion Terms of the transaction were unanimously adopted by the board of directors of both companies. The deal will be finalized in the II half of 2008 and will allow HP to more than double revenue service lines, which in the 2007 fiscal year totaled approximately $16.6 billion Total revenue service businesses of both companies at the end of each period of fiscal year 2007 exceeded $38 billion and the total staff of the business amounted to 210 thousand people in more than 80 countries. HP intends to create a new business group under the brand "EDS-company comprising NR". Its headquarters will be located in the city of Plano in Texas, ibid, where the central office is now at EDS. According to HP plans new business leadership group will undertake Ronald A. Rittenmeyer, acting chairman of the board of directors, President and CEO EDS, which will join the executive board of HP and will be directly subordinate to Mark Hurd, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of HP. The acquisition of EDS - another step in broadening the spectrum of HP services. The merger will provide the following services: I T-outsourcing, including data center services, jobs, networking and security management; outsourcing business processes, including administrative resources for health and working with patients' requests, financial processes work with client databases and outsourcing of HR; applications, including development, modernization and management; consulting and integration; technological services. The joint company will propose solutions to such areas as health, manufacturing, financial services, energy, transport, communications, light industry, retail trade and public sector.

A social network Facebook has its own payment system. Currently, social network users who have existing bank accounts, can transfer money to each other, leaving the limits Facebook. For the realization of this project meets the European online payment system Moneybookers. It is expected that users will soon Facebook, signs up for their banking details, will also be able to pay various bills and transfer funds to charitable organizations. The Commission Moneybookers with each transaction does not exceed 1%. Typically, it is equal to 40 eurocents. Currently, Moneybookers audience is growing at 9000 people daily, and the entire service takes more than 5 million people. With Moneybookers work projects such as Wikipedia, Skype and Unicef. In turn, Facebook brings together 70 million users and is the second largest social network in the world. For the year grew resource audience several times. Meanwhile, an American research company eMarketer has adjusted its earnings projections last year's social networks. If in December 2007 - first it was assumed that advertisers spent on social network in 2008 for $1.6 billion, now it turns out: they are ready raskoshelitsya only on the $1.4 billion In the future, the same social networks revenues from advertising and will even grow, but not so rapidly as the market was expecting. Thus, if eMarketer earlier claimed that the accounts of social networks by 2011 will be $2.7 billion, now Western researchers are confident: no more than $2.6 billion, and only by 2012. Indicators this year spoil sites-leaders: MySpace earns this year 53% of all ad money social networks, in monetary terms, $755 million instead of the promised $850 million, and Facebook - $265 million instead of $305 million Experts eMarketer sure: the reason why advertisers do not hurry to spend money on advertising in social networks - the lack (still) effective new advertising models to meet the market. All recently submitted - MySpace HyperTargeting initiative and the concept of Social Ads on Facebook - require improvements, as well as make it difficult for advertisers habitual planning an advertising campaign and evaluate its effectiveness. However, advertisers social networks, experts believe eMarketer, will remain forever youth brands, because these Internet sites today - one of the few truly effective tools to attract younger audiences. And more on advertising. Microsoft Corporation has enabled advertisers to place banners in the mobile versions of Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Hotmail. Mobile users will see banners in the U.S., Britain, France and Spain. Simultaneously with the launch of mobile banner advertising Microsoft has expanded the number of countries for which there are mobile services Windows Live, from 22 to 49. The company also plans to introduce support contextual advertising in mobile search Live Search Mobile. Now this service is tested in the U.S., and in the second half of the year should appear in other countries. But Microsoft - far from being the first company, to propose a similar service for advertisers. In April a similar service launched Google. Banners on mobile phones also make it possible to place Yahoo!, AdMob and Third Screen.

The Commission on Securities and Exchange Commission USA (SEC) filed a lawsuit against eight former top managers of companies America Online, accusing them of overstatement of income from Internet advertising more than a billion dollars. Four of them agreed with the charge. They will pay about $8 million fines. The claim was filed in the District Court Southern District of New York against the financial directors of AOL John Michael Kelly and Joseph Rippa and another six people. They are charged with creating a fraudulent scheme, under which customers were invited to enter into two contracts, while paying only for single occupancy. Thus AOL profits virtually doubled. According to the SEC, such a scheme operated from 2000 to 2002. This is not the first to the SEC sued AOL. In 2005, managers of companies are also accused of overstatement of income AOL. According to the commission, profits were overstated by $500 million To close the deal, AOL agreed to pay $300 million of fines.

A company News Corp. announced the launch of a new advertising network on the Internet under the name Worthnet.Fox. It will bring together some 30 sites, among them - The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and MarketWatch. The network will specialize in financial resources and tourism subjects with the audience mostly in Latin America. Manage network will Worthnet.Fox Wall Street Journal Digital Network and Fox Networks, owned by News Corp.

Major manufacturers of microprocessors, Intel and AMD, exchanged volleys. The company submitted a new brand of AMD - AMD Game! It is intended to refer to computer components at AMD, optimized for high-definition video games. AMD Vice President Nigel Desso on this occasion stated: "AMD Game! tells buyers to your computer, optimally designed for video games. The user does not well understand the computer components ". Machinery, markiruemye logo AMD Game!, Planned to gather for chipsets AMD, AMD Phenom multicore processors or AMD Turion Ultra, which is expected out shortly, as well as a series of graphic cards ATI Radeon HD 3000. Platform AMD Game! already available from manufacturers such as Alienware, Cyberpower, iBuypower, Maingear and Velocity Micro. The emergence of new PCs in retail sales is expected in the second half of the year. In turn, Intel will issue autumn Quad server processors Tukwila. Tukwila is designed for installation in the powerful servers that work with large volumes of data, and in the mainframe. The first servers based on Tukwila will appear in early 2009, In addition to the four cores, chip Intel Tukwila will be equipped with 30 MB cache. Processor technology used in the QuickPath Interconnect provides accommodation memory controller directly on the crystal processor. Clock frequency Intel Tukwila will be two gigahertz. Building the chip would tehprotsessu 65 nm. Translation is the production of processors on 45 nm Tukwila tehprotsess Intel has no plans. Instead, the company expects in 2009 to release the successor Tukwila, code-named Poulson, which will be processed at 32 - nanometer process technology. In the meantime, Intel plans to reduce the prices of its processors for desktops in the III quarter of this year. In the same period, new models will be presented 4 - nuclear processors. Productive 4 - Nuclear Core 2 Quad Q9650 will operate at a frequency of 3 GHz and to launch sales have cost $530. Version Core 2 Quad Q9550 will fall in price while 40% - podesheveet from $530 to $316. Sale price today on a Core 2 Quad 9450 will be removed from production, it will replace the 2.66 GHz model Core 2 Quad 9400, estimated at $266. Models Core 2 Quad Q9300 and Q6700 leave the market, leaving version Q6600 as the sole representative of a family of 65 nm 4 - nuclear CPU. This processor podesheveet slightly - from $224 to $203. In a number of dual-CPU model appears 3.33 GHz Core 2 Duo E8600 at a price of $266. Core 2 Duo E8300 will be removed from production, and versions of Core 2 Duo E8500 and E8400 podesheveyut to $183 and $163 to $266 and $183 respectively. All prices - wholesale (for lots of 1000 pieces). Incidentally, the cost of several Intel chipsets will grow because of the earthquake in the Chinese province of Sichuan. It is about three chipsets: G31, G33 and 945GC. Now these chipsets account for about 45% of all sales of chipsets. It is expected that their costs grow by 9-27%. Nevertheless, the cost of motherboard, probably will not change. The increase will be offset by cost components producers of such boards who wish to maintain their market share. The plant for the production of components of Intel Corporation in Sichuan Province remained intact, but local transportation infrastructure badly damaged.

Of the company Motorola goes Nottenburg Ritchie, director of strategic planning and - since December 2007 - the first - on technology. According to press secretary Jennifer Erickson Motorola, the dismissal of Ritchie Nottenburga became known on May 15. The reason for the resignation was "the desire to exploit new business opportunities". I recall that former CEO Motorola Ed Zander, leave his post on January 1, 2008, Nottenburga appointed to the post of technical director instead Pedmasri Uorriora, who left the company in December 2007 - also go to "implement new business opportunities". In addition, following the Edom Zanderom in February 2008 - resigned from the company of Tom Meredith, Chief Financial Officer. Then in March resign Kenneth Keller, one of the main experts on marketing, and Stu Reid, president of Motorola Mobile Devices. After that Motorola has lost two more of their top managers - Mike Fendzhera, President of Motorola Mobile Devices unit in Europe, the Middle East region and Africa (EMEA), and Steve Strobelya, financial manager of Motorola, left the company on their own.

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