Xbox Live surpassed 4 million members, targets 6 million by 2007
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The report pegs the current market for ethnic-specific HBC products at nearly $1.9 billion, a 19% gain over 2001 figures. General-market HBC purchases ring up at about 3.5 times more than ethnic-specific, with this year’s general-market purchases expected to total over $6.5 billion.
|Narzana (India - mobile entertainment content): $1.5 million|
|KeyEye (solutions to networking equipment makers): $16 million|
|Atrenta (predictive analytics solutions): $16 million|
|W5 Networks (wireless solutions for the retail):$12 million|
|mVisible (mobile content delivery solutions): $3 million|
|DeviceVM (virtualization software): $10.4 million|
|VMLogix (virtual technology for software lifecycle): $3.5 million|
|Right Media (online advertising marketplace): $45 million|
|Experiencia (educational - immersive learning): $2.38 million|
|NewStep (convergence s/w for carriers and enterprises): $7 million|
|NComputing (low-cost computing): $8 million|
The job market remains healthy as the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6% in September, matching a 5-year low.
|Mon 10/16||NY Empire State Index (Oct): 22.9, up from 13.8|
|Tue 10/17||PPI (Sept): fell 1.3%|
|Tue 10/17||Core PPI (Sept): climbed 0.6%|
|Tue 10/17||Net Foreign Purchases (Aug): $116.8 billion|
|Tue 10/17||Capacity Utilization (Sept): 81.9%, down 0.6%|
|Tue 10/17||Industrial Production (Sept): down 0.6%|
|Wed 10/18||CPI (Sept): fell 0.5%|
|Wed 10/18||Core CPI (Sept): up 0.2%|
|Wed 10/18||Housing Starts (Sept): rose 5.9%|
|Wed 10/18||Building Permits (Sept): fell 6.3%|
|Thu 10/19||Jobless Claims (wk 10/14): 299k, down 10k|
|Thu 10/19||Leading Indicators (Sept.): up 0.1%|
|Thu 10/19||Philadelphia Fed Index (Oct.): fell 0.7|
|Thu 10/19||Money-Market Mutual Funds (10/18): down $3.23B|
Google Net Soars, Propelled By Overseas Growth: Google 3Q profit nearly doubled and revenue soared 70% to $2.69 billion. Excluding commissions paid to marketing partners, revenue was $1.87 billion. Google revenue grew 79% in 1Q'06, 77% in 2Q'06 and 96% in 3Q 2005. Yahoo Tuesday reported a 38% decline in third-quarter net income.
Google's international sales contributed 44% of its third-quarter revenue, rising from 39% a year earlier. Google posted net income of $733.4 million, up 92% from a year earlier. Google shares jumped $33.32 to $459.38 in after-hours trading, follwing the earnings results.