Apple’s profit and margins slid despite higher sales of iPhones in its fourth quarter. Today’s graphic shows key earnings, revenue and shipment statistics for Apple over the last three years.
Apple missed Wall Street’s revenue forecast for the 3rd straight quarter as iPhone sales came in below expectations, fueling investors’ worries about the company’s slowing growth. Today’s graphic shows the share price chart (the stock is down around an additional 10% this morning), Q1 shipments and revenue growth by quarter. Do you think the negative sentiment surrounding Apple is warranted?
This post continues our series – Technologists @ Thomson Reuters. These stories were gathered for our new Tech Careers iPad app – an innovative tool to build our brand as a technology employer and help us attract tech talent. Check out these stories and more on the app, available at the iTunes app store.
Jennifer Hauschildt, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, FindLaw, tells us a bit more about the development of FindLaw Social Media Manager.
The Challenge (more…)
Some products are fairly straightforward to execute. Others, like the one I’m going to talk about today, take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I remember first talking internally about the Wider Image app nearly two years ago, and the fact that it has launched just recently tells you that nothing about it was particularly easy. (more…)
This post is part of a new series – Technologists @ Thomson Reuters. These stories were gathered for our new Tech Careers iPad app – an innovative tool to build our brand as a technology employer and help us attract tech talent. Check out these stories and more on the app, available at the iTunes app store.
Roland Beton, head of Distributions for Elektron Market Data, tells us a bit more about the global team that developed Elektron.
In global financial markets, investment decisions depend on the fluid availability of real-time market data. To help customers stay one step ahead of the markets, the team was challenged to design, develop and deploy a completely new kind of global, real-time network capable of exceeding the capacity characteristics, service availability and latency profile of the existing network. To meet the goals for improved performance, our teams had to reduce by a factor of 20 the time required for delivery of content, and move from a centralized to a very distributed architecture.
Elektron was delivered in 18 months, and was a game-changer. With improved data models and delivery systems, the new infrastructure was optimized for low latency as well as high throughput, with servers capable of individually processing 1 million messages per second. End-to-end times across systems between the exchange and the customer are now under 4 milliseconds. Our diverse development community successfully worked together to meet a very challenging business goal and deliver an exciting new technology that enables financial professionals around the world to make investment decisions at the speed of business.