Vol 22 - Issue 18


Telefonica Gets Approval to Buy Canal+ Stake

by Helen Vince

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has approved Telefonica’s acquisition of a 56% stake in Canal+ but with certain conditions. These include the obligation to offer 50% of its premium channels to competitors through a wholesale offer.

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LDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 18

by Tom Allen

The Data Display Group now holds samples of AUO‘s P550HVN04.2, which was announced last year. The unit consists of two 55″ displays in a single 19.6mm-thick housing. The displays can show the same or …

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Samsung Discusses Curved Display Plans

by Tom Allen

Samsung Display has published more information about the flexible AMOLED display used on the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. The Galaxy S6 Edge uses the third iteration of Samsung’s curved displays; the first was a …

Tags:AMOLED| Curved Displays| Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung Display| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 18

EU Upholds €210m Fine for LGD

by Helen Vince

The European Court of Justice has upheld a €210 million fine imposed on LG Display (LGD) for its part in the cartel of LCD panel makers between 2001 and 2006. The company was originally …

Tags:business| Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| Vol 22 - Issue 18

Facebook Earnings Call Implies No Oculus in 2015

by Tom Allen

While there had been rumours of a consumer launch this year, it appears that the Oculus Rift will not be reaching shelves in 2015. The CFO of Facebook (which bought Oculus last year – …

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Microsoft Result 30/04/2015

by Helen Vince

Microsoft Corporations’s Q3 net profit dropped 11.9% to $4.9 billion from $5.6 billion in the third quarter of last year, as turnover increased 6.5% to $21.7 billion from $20.4 billion in Q3 of the …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 18

Comcast Abandons Time Warner Bid

by Helen Vince

Comcast has terminated its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, largely because US regulators were against the merger. Go-ahead for the merger had been in doubt since March after the Federal Communications …

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Google Result 30/04/2015

by Helen Vince

Google Inc’s first quarter turnover was $17.3 billion, up 12% year on year from $15.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014. The company’s net profit for the first three months of the year …

Tags:Financial Data| Google| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 18

Convertible Component Order Increase Expected From China

by Tom Allen

Sources in Asia say that supply chains are preparing for an increase in component orders for convertible tablets. Sub-$250 Windows convertibles, based on Intel’s Bay Trail-T CR platform, will be a ‘key target’ for …

Tags:Acer| Asus| Chromebooks| Convertible PCs| Google| HP Inc| Intel| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Quanta| Vol 22 - Issue 18

Streaming More Popular Than Linear TV

by Tom Allen

Deloitte’s Digital Democracy survey shows that streaming popularity is continuing to climb across the USA. Such services are now used by more than 42% of households in the country, with streaming content having overtaken …

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Acer Press Conference 2015 in New York City

by Norbert Hildebrand

In its press conference and product announcement event in New York, Acer laid out its success during last year as well as the company’s strategy going forward. The location was very remarkable as so …

Tags:Acer| Notebooks| Smartphones| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 18

3D: The Why and Not the Wow

by Len Scrogan

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) has released their latest 2015 Ed Tech Next report “Dimensions in Learning: Visualizing, Designing, and Making in 3D.” The report focuses on the growth and potential of 3D …

Tags:3D (Three Dimensions)| 3D Projection| display technology| Education| Vol 22 - Issue 18