John Paczkowski

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Droid Sales Boost Motorola Profits

Motorola’s decision to “double down” on Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system was clearly a wise one. Though the company’s mobile-phone unit reported an operating loss for its second quarter, it shipped 2.7 million smartphones, up from 2.3 million in the quarter prior and in line with analyst estimates.

A respectable showing and one that has co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha predicting a return to sales growth in the third quarter, with profitability in the fourth quarter. “Demand is outstripping supply,” he said of the company’s new Droid X Android smartphone during a conference call with analysts this morning. “We have momentum going into the third quarter and fourth quarter.”

For its second quarter, Motorola (MOT) reported a profit of nine cents a share excluding costs. That was a penny ahead of expectations and three cents per share better than the profit the company posted in the year-ago quarter. Revenue was $5.41 billion, above the consensus estimate of $5.19 billion, but down slightly from the $5.497 billion the company made during the same period a year ago.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik