1996? Now means 2015 not 1996. It is cheaper to build your own than to buy it. It is cheaper and more secure for companies that are still around in the year 2015.
The shift to this custom gear is part of a much larger movement not only at Facebook but across the net. Online giants such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook now design all sorts of hardware for use inside their data centers, working to both reduce costs and improve efficiency in these massive computing facilities. This includes everything from computer servers to data storage gear to networking switches, the devices that shuttle information from machine to machine.
This might be the time to get out of the IP business. The big question now is when will AT&T, Version and Comcast start building their on networking equipment.
It is cheaper to build your own networking equipment than to buy it.
'Pay-as-you-grow' upgrade path for service providers preserves existing fiber investments while significantly reducing cost of deploying latest fixed-line ultra-broadband technology
Maybe it will be a stock swap like we had before. 2 ALU for 1 NOK or a reverse split of 2:1 for ALU and then we could do a 1:1 on the NOk stock swap.
Alcatel-Lucent has also said it plans to sell part of its submarine-cable unit in an initial public offering this year. Chief Financial Officer Jean Raby said that is set to happen during the second half.
Should look for more of this company to be spin off.
General Motors beats by $0.39, beats on revs; co intends to raise dividend 20% to $0.36/share (GM) : Reports Q4 (Dec) earnings of $1.19 per share, ex-$0.53 in items, $0.39 better than the Capital IQ Consensus of $0.80; revenues fell 2.2% year/year to $39.6 bln vs the $38.09 bln consensus.
Earnings before interest and tax (:EBIT) adjusted was $2.4 bln in Q4, compared with $1.9 bln in 4Q13.
GM North America (:GMNA) reported EBIT-adjusted of $2.2 bln in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with $1.9 bln in 2013.
GM Europe (GME) reported EBIT-adjusted of $(0.4) bln in the fourth quarter of 2014, which includes $0.1 bln for restructuring costs. This compares with $(0.4) bln in 2013, which also included $0.1 bln in restructuring costs.
GM International Operations (:GMIO) reported EBIT-adjusted of $0.4 bln in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with $0.2 bln in 2013.
Co intends to increase the second quarter dividend on its common stock by 20% to 36 cents per share.
A $12B lose that the US taxpayers had to eat on the GM loan along with the huge tax breaks that GM got, it is time for the government to claw back part of this. GM now can pay their fair share in taxes just like all the other companies do. They should put a stop to the tax breaks.
Heinz-Peter Mang is obsessed with turning human waste into gold. As millions of Chinese move to cities, the German engineer is convinced the country is on the way to hitting the jackpot.
Someone from Saudi Arabia will be RIG's white knight and beat China to the punch.
Take out a second mortgage on you home and barrow as much money has you can and buy ALU.
A buyout of RIG at a 32% premium would only cost $20.79 per share. What a great deal for some company to buy this right now. A company could bough the money at these low interest rates, buy the company for almost nothing. You would think an oil company would at least be looking at RIG.
Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.