Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

Joseph Menn

Cisco Systems, under investor pressure from disappointing profits and a scatter-shot approach to new markets, on Thursday said it would fix the latter in hopes of improving the former. 

Tim Bradshaw

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear from many publishers these days: “We found Apple were very helpful.”

Ever since Apple set down new rules for taking a 30 per cent cut of all App Store subscriptions in February, media groups and their trade bodies have often been found bad-mouthing the iPad maker.

But as the Telegraph Media Group launches its new paid iPad app, its digital editor, Edward Roussel, says Apple has been “co-operative and helpful” during its development.  

Tech news from around the web:

  • Facebook and Google are separately considering a tie-up with Skype after the web video conferencing service delayed its initial public offering, according to Reuters. Skype could fetch up to $3bn-$4bn with its IPO expected to raise about $1bn, several people told Reuters.

 

Intel has claimed the biggest breakthrough in microprocessor design in more than 50 years, raising the stakes significantly for rivals in the increasingly capital-intensive global chip industry. 

Tim Bradshaw

One of the biggest challenges facing any tech start-up, particularly in the UK, is recruiting skilled developers.

Rather than sit around waiting for the government’s East London Tech City initiative to bear more fruit than ministerial meet-and-greets, the residents of Shoreditch’s “Silicon Roundabout” are taking matters into their own hands. And yes, it involves a hilariously bad play on words.