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Nokia Earnings Preview: The Lumia Question

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Nokia will report its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings tomorrow, a seminal moment for the company as the figures will represent the last full period in which it will own the hardware assets that it is selling to Microsoft.

It also matters as Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone sales in the quarter will provide a report card of sorts for Microsoft. Given that Nokia makes and sells the vast majority of Windows Phone devices, its sales are proxy for the larger market for the phones. So if Nokia had a good quarter selling Lumias, Microsoft had a good quarter selling Windows Phones.

Microsoft will report its earnings later in the day.

Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia devices in the third quarter of 2013. Given extant growth trends, we would expect Nokia to sell more phones in the fourth quarter. Add the simple fact that the period includes the holiday sales cycle, and we expect another bump. This means that Nokia should sell — easily — more than 10 million Lumia handsets in the quarter.

The stakes here are high for Nokia, given that it’s hard to win in this context, but very easy to lose. If it sells 11.5 million handsets instead of 11 I doubt people will laud it. But a weak number could cast a pall. The irony is that the asset in question is what the company is selling, so a negative result may not have as sharp an impact on its share price as it otherwise might.

Investors are expecting Nokia to earn around €0.08 ($ 0.11) in the quarter on revenue of €6.4 billion ($ 8.671 billion). It will be interesting to parse the company’s earnings as it intends to mark the assets it is selling as discontinued businesses. Nokia will dramatically change once it and Microsoft clear the final regulatory hurdles that sit between their consummation.

For the full-year period, Nokia is expected to earn €0.07 ($ 0.09) (on aggregate revenue of €23.7 billion ($ 32.11 billion) in revenue. That latter figure is a firm decline from its 2012 tally of €30.2 billion ($ 40.92 billion). And Nokia, selling off another chunk of revenue, is about to slim again.

So that’s that. Keep your eye on the Lumia number, as it matters for both firms.

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Really random question about what to name a robot?

Question by Kyn: Really random question about what to name a robot?
Okay, so I am trying to come up good name for a robot. No stupid names or anything inappropriate, please. Just a cool name like Flame or something…

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Answer by Diana D

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Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Question Mark Box Coin Candies

Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Question Mark Box Coin Candies

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Horse_Ebooks: The Dril Question

Weird Twitter’s most legendary “bot” has been exposed. But what about its most revered character?

Horse_ebooks, the most visible outgrowth of Weird Twitter, was today revealed as a long-running art project by a BuzzFeed employee (though not on the editorial side) and his friend, Thomas Bender.

Many had suspected that the account was no longer a bot; few, and none at BuzzFeed, knew it was run by Jacob Bakkila. In any case, its popularity had been steadily rising for nearly three years.

The reveal was a surprise, but in retrospect made some degree of sense. Bakkila used to go by @agentlebrees on Twitter before deleting his account. He left Twitter before coming to work at BuzzFeed, for fear, he said at the time, of alienating potential employers. Some time after joining BuzzFeed he helped us with an oral history of Weird Twitter, where he participated in character — @agentlebrees was an early, and influential, account among Weird Twitter people. Few knew who was really behind it, but few cared. It was a character.

More interesting, in retrospect, was that he connected us with the second most visible, and by far the best loved, Weird Twitter account.

Jacob claimed to know Dril, which was strange, because nobody knows Dril. He offered to connect us, and said Dril was interested in participating in the oral history and gave me a throwaway email address. He responded, and it was funny.

Jacob also told us a little about Dril, saying he was a graphic designer, or something like that, and that he lived in the tri-state area. He said he had hired him to do some work on a “project” he had been working on, but stopped short of giving us any identifying information. Suggestions that we give this “graphic designer” work were rebuffed. The secrecy was never explained but never really questioned; Dril is an art project and the creator didn’t want to come forward, at least not all the way. It made enough sense.

He also pointed us to a video series created by Dril, with unspecified others, documenting Trey Parker and Tré Cool's battle to rename April either Treypril or Trépril, and one policeman's mission to stop them at any cost. It's, well. It's something:

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European Commission and others question Google about Glass privacy issues


The European Commission and officials in several countries are asking Google executive Eric Schmidt whether Google is equipped to deal with the privacy implications of its Glass heads-up display. In an open letter, privacy commissioners from Israel, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as a representative of the EU’s privacy-focused Article 29 Working Party, raised questions about Project Glass’ privacy policy and asked whether they could test its capabilities first-hand.

“To date, what information we have about Google Glass … largely comes from media reports, which contain a great deal of speculation, as well as Google’s own publicizing of the device,” wrote the officials. Though Google has created…

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Dollar collapse question. When are countries going to realize we dont produce anything other than green paper?

Question by LolWhoGivesA5hitAboutGlobalWarming: Dollar collapse question. When are countries going to realize we dont produce anything other than green paper?
We consume all the worlds resources in the states and produce nothing because of strict regulation on business and outsourcing. When are countries going to catch on the the fraud the federal reserve does? When are the people going to realizes the quantitative easing (printing money out of thin air) is just a way to keep the scam going longer?
Third might sound good, until you see how much we consume. Then you realize we need to be far ahead of even number one to keep a healthy economy.
Most of the worlds resources.

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The US is the world’s third largest exporter.



“The EU [European Union] and the US economies account together for about half the entire world GDP and for nearly a third of world trade flows…

“EU goods imports from the US in 2010: €169.5 billion.

“EU services imports from the US in 2010: €131.0 billion.

“EU investment flows to the US in 2009: €79.2 billion.”


“As the world’s 3rd biggest exporting nation, America shipped $ 1.291 trillion worth of exports in 2008.

“Principal American exports were capital goods including aircraft, industrial supplies like organic chemicals, consumer goods including automobiles and agricultural products led by soybeans and corn.

“Based on 2008 statistics, America’s largest export clients were Canada (20.1%), Mexico (11.7%), China (5.5%), Japan (5.1%), Germany (4.2%) and the United Kingdom (4.1%).”


These ignorant, hysterical questions are typical of those who rant against “The Fed!”

And of those who try to scapegoat “Regulations!” as the cause of President Cheney’s Great Recession,

when ,in fact, it was the GOP’s ideology of De-Regulation that allowed the Global Plutocratic Cabal’s Big Banks to loot working Americans’ net worth:

International Monetary Fund’s former Chief Economist:

“Our leading bankers looted [the United States], plunged the world into deep recession, [starting Dec, 2007] and cost the United States eight million jobs.

“Now many of them stand by with sharpened knives and enhanced bonuses – willing to suggest how the salaries and jobs of others can be further cut.

“Consider the morality of that.

“Will no one think hard about what this means for our budget and our political system until it is too late?”

By Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist @ the International Monetary Fund.


Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate in Econ: The 2000s, the “Decade of Zero”: Zero gains for home prices, home equity, workers’ median income, employment, & stockmarket.


From 2001 to 2009, for the first time since WW2, the average American’s net worth fell, and by a huge 13%.

The 1990s had the largest increase, 44%.


Robert Reich, Sec of Labor under Clinton:

“What’s happened in the last 30 years is that worker [in the private sector] has taken a shellacking.

“The US economies’ problems lie w/ “fraud, deregulation and vast concentration of wealth.

“For three decades we’ve cut taxes on the wealthy while real wages stood still.”
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The median American male worker earns less today [in 2010] adjusted for inflation, than he did 30 years ago.

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Droid Question- Is there anyway to access your trash can to look at deleted pictures?

Question by Mike Ryan: Droid Concern- Is there anyhow to access your trash can to look at deleted pictures?
I have one of the first Droid’s and I in some way erased some photos I needed for a course. Is there any possible way to see them in some way. As mentioned, it is among the firs Droid’s that moves open.

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n’t have a trashcan. When erased, they are gone for good.:(

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Corsair pops the question, acquires Scotland-based Simple Audio

DNP Corsair acquires Simple Audio,

Scotland-based Simple Audio announced today that it has been acquired by American computer component maker Corsair. The five-year-old audio firm is best known in Europe for its networked set-top receivers, which are capable of sharing music from PCs, Macs, TVs, iPods and MP3 players. In an effort to expand its reach, Simple Audio hopes that this multi-million dollar deal will help bring its products stateside sometime this year. While there’s no word how many doubloons Corsair shelled out, the company stated that it had been eyeing Simple Audio since 2010 and felt that it was the right time to make a move. To take a closer look at this acquisition, click through to the press release after the break.

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OLED (organic light emiting diode) question?

Question by Dauson: OLED (organic light emiting diode) question?
I am looking to create a OLED panel like the one in this video link.

does anyone know appropriate chemicals or technique to make one myself? or is this like IMPOSSIBLE with out a professional lab and a gazillion dollars? thanks.

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Answer by JohnB.
No, this will cost you two gazillion dollars. The link below shows all the parts of the device.

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