HR cloud software company Workday files for IPO; Google and Apple CEOs talk patent issues.
One possible scenario under consideration could be a truce involving disputes over basic features and functions in Google's Android mobile software, one source said. But it was unclear whether Page and Cook were discussing a broad settlement of the various disputes between the two companies, most of which involve the burgeoning mobile computing area, or are focused on a more limited set of issues.
Workday files for a $400 million IPO [ALLTHINGSD]
Workday, the fast-growing cloud software company, has filed for a $400 million IPO, a public debut that will likely become one of the most-watched tech offerings in the pipeline. ... Over the past three years, the company's revenue has skyrocketed, increasing 400 percent to $134.4 million. And in the first six months of 2012 it has already booked $119.5 million in revenues.
HBO had announced earlier Thursday that it was going to bring its programming to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland this fall. The network will be available via pay TV subscriptions, but viewers will also be able to subscribe to a stand-alone Internet-only plan – something that HBO has long ruled out for U.S. consumers. HBO Nordic will cost less than €10 (about $12.50).
In yet another financial PR blow, Facebook's revenue estimates from analysts at eMarketer have dropped to around $5 billion for 2012. Previously, the firm forecast revenues of $6 billion for the year.
Walmart is today unveiling a new search engine named "Polaris" which now powers Walmart.com, as well as the company's mobile web and mobile apps, and offers a 10%-15% increased likelihood that a customer will complete their purchase, the company claims.
Unable to fill U.S. orders, it will make the device unavailable in 25 more countries on Friday
Last week, for reasons I'd rather not examine too closely, I spent the better part of an hour waiting outside an Apple retail outlet in center city Philadelphia only to be told, 50 minutes before the store was scheduled to open, that its promised overnight shipment of iPad 2s had not arrived.
It was an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 22, 2011 1:41 PM ET
Analysts are baking the new carrier into their 2011 estimates, but low-balling sales
On Wednesday, Stifel Nicolaus' Doug Reid raised his Apple (AAPL) target price to $390 per share (from $360) based in part on his "increased confidence" of a Verizon (VZ) launch in early 2011 (mid-February is his best guess).
On Thursday, Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig did the same, raising his target to $420 (from $415) for similar reasons. "We expect MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 9, 2010 12:59 PM ET
Signs of "crazy interest" in Steve Jobs' tablet computer in Scandinavia, Europe and Asia
Could enthusiasm for the iPad be even greater overseas than it is in the U.S.?
Exhibit A: Two Apple (AAPL) resellers in Norway have been overwhelmed by eager buyers whose pre-orders exceeded expected supply in less than a week.
"It's been a crazy interest and demand for Apple's latest creation, iPad," reads the website of Eplehuset (Apple House), a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2010 9:24 AM ET
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