Neowin News Feed for: Billion Neowin News Feed for: Billion en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft shares new Windows Store insights, touts 6.5 billion visits <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has shared some new Windows Store insights, claiming that the store has enjoyed 6.5 billion visits since the launch of Windows 10, touting it as a profitable opportunity for developers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 27 May 2016 06:48:01 +0000 Gartner: PC shipments to bottom out, smartphone sales to increase by only 7% in 2016 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Gartner has published a new report predicting that PC shipments will finally bottom out in 2016 but smartphone market will increase only by 7%, its first single-digit growth up till now. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 02 Apr 2016 13:08:01 +0000 Tablet users expected to climb to 1 billion in 2015, a third of them in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The number of tablet users is still growing at a great speed, but not for long, due to abundance in developed markets, as well as competition from other mobile devices like phablets and hybrids. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:26:01 +0000 Reddit had a big year in 2014, stats show 71 billion page views and counting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reddit has chosen to offer some of its stats from 2014, showing that they are a step closer to becoming the &quot;front page of the internet,&quot; with a nice infographic for your pleasure. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:58:01 +0000 Global smartphone shipments exceeded one billion in 2013 for first time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/154730683smartphones.png" alt="" /></div>Global smartphone shipments topped one billion in 2013, and just under a third of these were from Samsung, which shipped more than twice as many handsets as Apple, whose market share shrank last year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:22:40 +0000 Apple has paid out a total of $8 billion to developers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1446144654App-Store-Icon.png" alt="" /></div>Developers received a handout of $8 billion, up from $6.5 billion three months ago which netted Apple around $3.5 billion in revenue and continues to show that iOS is a profitable platform for devs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:43:48 +0000 Like? Facebook now has over a billion active users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/542942797facebook-zuck.png" alt="" /></div>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms that the social network now has over 1bn active users each month. To mark the occasion, the company released a video, telling us that &quot;chairs are like Facebook&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:24:21 +0000 Twitter now worth $1 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/754977705twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue.png" alt="" /></div>At first many shared the same opinions about Twitter, when it launched. Even I asked myself how much more absurd could the idea of modern communication get. However, millions of people around the world... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:29:04 +0000 Firefox approaching one billion downloads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>Mozilla's Firefox browser is popular amongst those who... well, don't use any other browsers, of course, and it's about to reach a new milestone. Not too long after pushing out their 3.5 update, you'll see... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Fri, 17 Jul 2009 07:43:15 +0000 Intel to invest $7 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>Intel has made plans to introduce a two year plan that will help to build advanced manufacturing plants in the US with its nanotechnology. The 32-nanometer chips will help to create faster manufacturing facilities... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 11 Feb 2009 05:55:59 +0000 UK spent 6.6 billion on new ID's, didnt buy one card reader <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/residence-card.png" alt="" /></div>The British government has spent 6.6 billion dollars for a new identity card program that is based around biometrics. Like any new ID card program it is designed to help enhance security for everyone... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 06 Feb 2009 01:55:19 +0000 Microsoft and Yahoo working on $20 billion deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/111615338013.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is once again in talks with Yahoo to acquire its search business for $20 billion according to reports from The Times. The deal comes after two previously failed Microsoft attempts to take over all... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 30 Nov 2008 05:27:40 +0000 Sirius-XM reports $5 billion loss in 3Q <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1903365330.png" alt="" /></div>Even with the recent merger of Sirius Satellite Radio, and XM Satellite Radio, into the newly named Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, the company reported a loss of almost $5 Billion in the third quarter. The company... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Tue, 11 Nov 2008 07:37:58 +0000 Google to be sued for $3 Billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google have had their fair share of lawsuits lately. One of the big ones came from Belgian Newspapers when they sued Google in 2007 for linking to news stories without their permission and the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Damien Reynolds) Fri, 07 Nov 2008 07:33:35 +0000 Facebook hits 10 billion photos <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has revealed that it has hit a huge milestone, 10 billion photos are stored on the site. Doug Beaver, a Facebook engineer, revealed the statistic yesterday evening on the companys blog. Perhaps more impressive... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:18:26 +0000 Mattrick: Over $1 billion spent on Xbox Live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1858913880510.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's Don Mattrick has revealed current sales stats for the Xbox 360 and boasted that the hardware will outsell its bitter rival during this generation. North American sales of the Xbox 360 have reached... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 Jul 2008 22:53:18 +0000 EU fines Microsoft record $1.35 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Commission fined Microsoft a record 899 million euros ($1.35 billion) on Wednesday for defying sanctions imposed on the software giant for antitrust violations, far exceeding the original penalty. The Commission, executive arm of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:05:52 +0000 Chips pass two billion milestone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The first chip to pack more than two billion transistors has been launched by silicon giant Intel. The quad-core chip, known as Tukwila, is designed for high-end servers rather than personal computers. It operates at... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:40:11 +0000 Bidding reaches $18.55 Billion in U.S. Wireless Auction <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bidding has reached $18.55 billion in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's record-setting auction of government-owned wireless airwaves, covering five separate blocks of spectrum in the auction. The FCC is keeping bidders' identities secret until the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 02 Feb 2008 00:29:22 +0000 Microsoft offers $44.6 billion for Yahoo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. is offering $44.6 billion in cash and stock for search engine operator Yahoo Inc. in a move to boost its competitive position in the online services market. The unexpected announcement Friday comes as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Feb 2008 12:03:31 +0000 Steve Jobs has lost $1 billion since Macworld <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Owning 5.4 million shares of Apple stock is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you have a huge fortune. On the other, you can lose $214 million in a week. This is just one... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:28:45 +0000 Wireless Auction Opens with $2.4 Billion in Top Bids <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Top bidders put up a total of more than $2.4 billion on Thursday in the opening round of the Federal Communications Commission's auction of coveted U.S. government-owned airwaves. The figure represents the highest bids received... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:41:17 +0000 Microsoft: $16.37 Billion Revenue in Record-Breaking Q2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corporation has announced second quarter records for revenue ($16.37 billion, a 30% increase over last year's period), operating income ($6.48 billion, a 87% increase) and diluted earnings per share ($0.50, a 92% increase). During... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:10:15 +0000 Oracle agrees with $7.85 Billion Price for BEA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Business software maker Oracle Corporation has agreed to buy BEA Systems Incorporated for about $7.85 billion, a compromise price that ends a months-long dispute over the value of the software company. In October, Oracle suggested... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:48:30 +0000 Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sun Microsystems will plunk down $1 billion to buy MySQL, the maker of a popular open-source database. Sun said Wednesday that it will pay about $800 million in cash for MySQL's privately held stock and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:04:39 +0000 MS offers $1.2 Billion to acquire Fast Search & Transfer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corporation is offering 6.6 billion NOK (or approximately $1.2 billion USD) for the acquisition of Fast Search &amp; Transfer, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. FAST's board of directors has unanimously recommended that... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 08 Jan 2008 21:35:33 +0000 Washington's $50 Billion Tech Plan Derailed by Lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The General Services Administration has announced that project Alliant has been halted after a group of technology service providers claimed that the U.S. government broke its own laws in August when it selected contractors to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:35:31 +0000 October video game sales top $1.1 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Market research firm NPD is reporting that U.S. sales of video game hardware and software jumped 73% in October to $1.1 billion (compared with $643 million a year earlier). Nintendo's Wii console regained its spot... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Nov 2007 05:54:20 +0000 IBM to Acquire Cognos for $5 Billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM Corp. is making its largest acquisition ever, a deal announced Monday to buy Cognos Inc. for $5 billion in cash in hopes of keeping up with rivals in &quot;business intelligence&quot; software. The acquisition would... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Nov 2007 23:09:52 +0000 Mininova Breaks 3 Billion Downloads Barrier <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Easily one of the most popular publicly available torrent sites, Mininova has over 3 million visitors per day which places them in the list of 100 most visited websites on the Internet. The site has... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 01 Nov 2007 22:29:31 +0000 US faces $100 Billion Fine for Web Gaming Ban <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Panellists at a trade forum criticised the US government for going back on commitments made to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regards to internet gaming. The forum believes that the US could be liable... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 12 Oct 2007 02:55:05 +0000 Senate adds $1 billion to NASA budget <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Senate has added $1 billion to NASA's budget as both Democrats and Republicans voted to further break President Bush's budget for domestic programs. The funding was added to a $56 billion measure funding science... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 05 Oct 2007 01:48:10 +0000 Microsoft Closes $6 billion Buyout of aQuantive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As part of an online advertising push designed to leapfrog Yahoo and present a serious challenge to Google, Microsoft has just closed a $6 billion deal with digital marketing company aQuantive. As the software industry... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:48:45 +0000 One Billion Mobile Broadband Users by 2012 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The internet is about to become even more ubiquitous, according to analyst firm Juniper Research. In a report released today, analysts predict that nearly one in three mobile subscribers around the world, representing over one... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 09 Aug 2007 23:42:27 +0000 Microsoft's $1.5 Billion MP3 Fine Dropped <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a development which Alcatel-Lucent calls &quot;shocking and disturbing&quot; and which Microsoft calls a &quot;victory for consumers,&quot; a federal judge in the San Diego District Court has overturned a jury's decision which had ruled that... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 07 Aug 2007 15:45:09 +0000 AMD Claims Intel Collected $60 Billion in Illegal Profits <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The latest development in a pending antitrust suit by CPU manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) against its cheif rival, Intel, comes in the form of a glimpse at the case AMD will present in a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 02 Aug 2007 22:47:04 +0000 iTunes Store Tops Three Billion Songs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The iTunes Store said Tuesday it had passed a milestone, selling more than 3 billion songs since launching four years ago. The milestone came just six months after iTunes, Apple Inc.'s online music download service,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:02:04 +0000 Microsoft's Annual Revenue Surpasses $50 Billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, a 13% increase over the same period of the prior year. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.31.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:47:26 +0000 One billion PCs worldwide by end of 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More than one billion PCs will be in use worldwide by the end of 2008, fuelled by high growth rates in emerging markets such as the Bric bloc of countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:20:39 +0000 Open Source Pulls in $1.8 Billion in 2006 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a new IDC study, the growth in adoption of stand-alone open source software reached $1.8 billion in 2006 and will grow 26% annually for the next four years, hitting a total market worth... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 04 Jun 2007 20:19:14 +0000