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Micro Focus – from takeover target to FTSE 100 newcomer

Almost exactly five years ago the UK software group Micro Focus was on the verge of being taken over. Valued at just over £500m the company was being wooed by a clutch of private equity firms. But “market volatility” killed the talks. Since then Micro Focus’s fortunes have changed dramatically. This year it joined the […]

December 8, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Exports, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Connected Business, Flying Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over £18 billion in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct […]

November 23, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Services, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, New Business Development, Online Business Growth, Uncategorized  No Comments

Raspberry Pi maker Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler

The maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer is being bought by Swiss electronics company Daetwyler Holdings for 1bn Swiss francs (£700m). The deal values Premier Farnell shares at 165p each. The shares soared 50% to 164p after the takeover was announced. Daetwyler distributes more than 500,000 electronics products under brands such as Nedis. Premier […]

November 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Connected Business, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Blackberry revival hopes boosted by sales rise

Blackberry has reported increased revenues of £377 million for the last three months – 12% higher than the previous quarter. It was the struggling smartphone maker’s first quarter on quarter increase for more than two years. The better than expected results give the Canadian company some hope that its turnaround plan is working. Revenue was […]

April 24, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Blackberry revival boosted by sales increase

Blackberry has reported revenues of £377 million for the three months to November – 12% higher than the previous quarter. It was the struggling smartphone maker’s first quarter on quarter increase for more than two years. The better than expected results give the Canadian company some hope that its turnaround plan is working. Revenue was […]

January 18, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

How to make money online- with Banners Broker

There are a number of ways of making money online- but one BannersBrokers is a pretty unique company. The usual online business income development process are through advertising and publishing. But BannersBroker have a third method- combining the two processes. Website Advertiser Publisher Combined If you have a Facebook account then you don’t get any […]

February 22, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, Global Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Websites  No Comments

Samsung reports record profits on Galaxy smartphone sales

Samsung Electronics has reported record profits in the three months to September- led by strong sales of it’s Galaxy range of smartphones.Net profits were 6.5 trillion won (£3.7 billion), up 91% from a year earlier. The South Korean phonemaker was also boosted by strong demand at its display panel unit. While Samsung has enjoyed tremendous […]

November 20, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Online Profits Growth, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

ARM builds profits up 22pc on smartphone successes

Arm Holdings- whose computer chip technology powers Apple and Samsung smartphones, has posted a 22% rise in quarterly profits to £68.1 million.At the same time, Arm’s revenues went up 20% to £144.6 million in the three months to the end of September. The increase was helped by the company expanding in newer markets-  such as […]

November 7, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Exports, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  One Comment

Cisco profits beat expectations

Cisco, the world’s largest maker of networking equipment, has increased its dividend after reporting better-than-expected profits.The company said that cost cutting had helped fourth quarter net income to rise to $1.9 billion (£1.2billion) from $1.2 billion a year ago, on revenue up 4.4% to $11.7 billion. On the strength of the results Cisco also said […]

September 5, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Mobile phone firms offer better service Ofcom watchdog finds

Consumers are more satisfied with their mobile phone provider than they are with landline or broadband suppliers, research has indicated.Communications regulator Ofcom has conducted the latest of its regular samples of customer satisfaction. Seven in 10 customers were happy with the service from their mobile provider – often after calling about their package or service. […]

November 25, 2011  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Services, Business Win, Connected Business, Global Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  One Comment