Google enters 50 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2012

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 00:38

Google has announced results of the last fiscal quarter of 2012 and in the process has made ​​an overview of your finances throughout the year. "We end with a final quarter of 2012 very solid" said Larry Page, CEO of Google. Revenues increased 36% compared to last year and 8% compared to last quarter. And for the first time ever, Google achieves annual revenues of nearly 50 billion dollars.

On December 31, the closing date of the last fiscal quarter, Google revenue amounted to 14.42 billion dollars, which means an increase of up to 36% compared to the last quarter of 2011. Google's main revenue is based on advertising and attempted to capitalize on their online properties, as well as programs that exploit Adsense third traffic. Represents 89% of the total. Revenues are broken down as follows:

  • Google Properties: $ 8.64 billion (67% of total).
  • Websites of third: $ 3.44 billion (27% of total).
  • Other income: $ 829 million dolars. It is unclear which products fall into this category.

The remaining 11% is income by Motorola Mobile, giving a total of 1.51 billion dollars.

One of the most important, in my opinion, is the percentage of revenue that Google gets from outside the United States. This last quarter was 54% or 6.9 billion dollars. 1% compared to the third quarter of 2012.

Other interesting facts:

  • The cost per click (the main way to earn revenue from Google) fell by 6% compared to the last quarter of 2011 and increased by 9% compared with the third quarter of 2012.
  • The percentage of paid clicks (ie the Adwords program) increased by 24% when compared with the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Google reports a cash flow of $ 4.67 billion and $ 48.1 billion dollars in the bank.
  • Motorola lost $ 353 million during the quarter.
  • Google's net profits are placed in the 2.89 billion dollars.

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Experts question the encryption and security of Mega

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:32

It has been almost two days since the launch of Mega , the storage service in the cloud of Kim Dotcom and, frankly, the host of the service among users is very promising because of high avalanche, visits and requests has caused instability in the service. One aspect in which more emphasis has been, during the pre-launch campaign, has been the security and encryption of data, an aspect which has today questioned a security expert who is developing MegaCracker , a tool that would find the password of users Mega.

Users who have registered on Mega have noticed how simple the process is high, but you must enter your name, email address, password and wait to receive a confirmation email with a link you must visit to close the discharge process. The problem? According to Steve Thomas, an expert in security and cryptography, the link emailed us contains a hash of our password.

# Mega confirmation code contains "hashed" password aes (pwKey, [rand (0x100000000), 0.0, rand (0x100000000)]) false positives 1 in 2 ^ 64

- Steve (@ Sc00bzT) January 21, 2013

Put another way, the link we have to visit our own password locks though, of course, the scene in which our password can be intercepted by a third party is rather complex since they would have to intercept our messages or browse our browser history or some such trickery but Steve Thomas did not want to go deeper into the matter and, it seems, has not finished developing this tool.

Before the release of Mega, Dotcom has always done much emphasis on encryption to keep files in the service, in fact, encryption is performed at the source so that when files reach our servers and are encrypted Mega (one Interesting way to download legal responsibility). Still, in these days of starting and beta servicoo, some security experts have discovered problems in service and are being very critical with the promises of encryption and security that have been announced in the months before the launch.

Alexa stats: Unbelievable growth. # Mega Dropbox rises and drops. / KimDotcom / stat ...

- Kim Dotcom (@ KimDotcom) January 22, 2013

Meanwhile, Kim Dotcom is reporting via his Twitter profile working to improve the service and that, among other things, the host of Mega by users is still very good. Although I think it is a fact that must be taken to quarantine, according to data from Alexa that Dotcom is sharing in your profile, Mega traffic is rising at the same time lowers the Dropbox and that, on average, every second is complete about 60 uploads.

# Mega stats: 60 complete uploads every second!

- Kim Dotcom (@ KimDotcom) January 22, 2013

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Microsoft would be interested in investing three billion dollars in Dell

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 20:00

A few days ago it was the news that Dell was in talks with private equity firms for a purchase agreement, the company is the third largest PC maker worldwide, so the news is imminent after the wave of rumors about potential investors, reporter David Faber CNBC , said that one of the parties could be Microsoft estimating an investment that is among the billion and three billion dollars. A somewhat predictable move since Dell is an ally important to the Redmond company.

David Faber also reports that Microsoft is in talks with the firm Silver Lake (be responsible for selling) and Michael Dell, the CEO of the company. So far, this should be taken as a rumor, nothing is definite yet and neither party has made ​​statements.

Apparently the low demand for desktops and laptops is strongly affecting the economy of the company Michael Dell, to Microsoft, to participate in the rescue of Dell would be a very interesting move because they could get many benefits by having a hardware vendor for better products with Windows 8. On the other hand, Dell, simply mean the decisions Microsoft.

The investment does not mean that Microsoft could completely buy Dell, run more like a loan would become if this action can not be paid, this could change the fate of the company dramatically. To confirm the rumor reached would be facing an interesting situation for both parties, we'll see if the Redmond can get Dell afloat again. We also need to see you take this news as other Microsoft hardware partners such as Asus, Acer, Lenovo and HP. Sure they do not fall any good news.

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Microsoft announced that the Surface RT arrive in Spain and 12 other European countries

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 19:20

In June 2012, Microsoft introduced the world to its tablet, the Surface RT, a mobile device with a special version of Windows 8 optimized for tablets and, in general, lightweight devices that require high autonomy and mobility. Microsoft has decided to expand the market for RT Surface and has put the focus on Europe, expanding distribution channels to 13 new countries and, thus doubling the number of countries that will be available this tablet.

Therefore, RT Surface will be available in the coming weeks, in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. In the case of Spain , the release date will be February 14 in both 32 GB and 64 GB with starting price to be around 479 euros. With this release, the presence of RT Surface market expands and adds 13 new countries to the list consists of Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, United Kingdom and United States.

# Surface with # WindowsRT be available in Spain from February 14.

- Windows Spain (@ windowsespana) January 22, 2013

In addition, this announcement does not come just because the Redmond also revealed some more releases related to your tablet. On 9 February, Microsoft will release the Windows 8 Pro Surface in the U.S. and Canada, a device that encloses an Intel Core i5 will be available in versions with 64 GB and 128 GB of storage capacity and will have a starting price to be around $ 899, ie about 675 euros.

Moreover, the related product catalog Surface will also be expanded and new accessories will be launched to the market. For starters, Microsoft released next February a limited edition of the fundamental case for your tablet in three colors (red, magenta and cyan) that carry laser engraved motifs as decoration / decoration and will be priced at $ 129 (119 euros) and can be purchased from 9 February in the same countries where the Surface and sold once the extension is made to the 13 new markets, will also be available in these.

Other peripheral Wedge Touch Mouse will also reach the universe of Surface materialized in a special edition optimized for the user experience with these devices and which are intended to facilitate the management of the system to users (for the price of about 69 , $ 95).

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