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Sony makes money on movies and games, but not on smartphones

It wasn't long ago that Sony, almost inexplicably for a company of its size and heritage, was losing money everywhere it went. After a few years of pain, however, things have begun to look up, with the company posting a first quarter net profit of around $265 million. The bulk of the good news …

Google Releases the Source Code of Its I/O 2014 App

Google today published the source code for its I/O 2014 app in hopes of teaching developers some of its best practices for Android apps.<p>While you may have used the I/O 2014 app to plan your schedule at the conference, Google had bigger plans for the app. It’s designed to serve as a kind of template …

One thousand children, one room and a lot of code - welcome to the future

Emma Mulqueeny, who has been organising the Festival of Code for six years, on why the UK’s young programmers are more confident than ever<p>When we ran our first coding event for young people in 2009, it took me three months to find 50 young coders in the whole of the UK.<p>Our event, Young Rewired …

Shazam's Song Recognition Superpowers Land On Desktop

Mac users can now take advantage of Shazam's music identifying service without touching their smartphone.<p>The company added a Mac app to its lineup …

Samsung sees its lowest profit in two years as smartphone sales languish

When Samsung took the time to update investors ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report, it warned 'weak demand' for phones and an increased marketing spend could hit the company hard. That report hit today, and it's as bleak as the company expected. In its second quarter, Samsung posted …