Home Depot http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32343/all en Home Depot calls up iPhone, drops BlackBerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/home-depot-calls-iphone-drops-blackberry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry was handed a crushing setback for its glitzy new handsets when its major customer Home Depot confirmed on Tuesday it was switching to Apple's iPhones.</p> <p>Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes told AFP almost 10,000 BlackBerry handsets used by its company executives and store managers would be dumped in favor of the iPhone 5.</p> <p>While BlackBerry helped create a culture of mobile users glued to the smartphones nearly a decade ago -- dubbed "crackberry addicts" -- many of those customers have since moved to Apple or Android-based phones.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/home-depot-calls-iphone-drops-blackberry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Home Depot Information appliances Smartphones AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:35 +0000 5753693 at http://www.globalpost.com Home Depot posts earnings jump, raises outlook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/home-depot-posts-earnings-jump-raises-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Home-improvement retailer Home Depot reported Tuesday a 42.7 percent rise in fiscal third-quarter earnings and raised its 2013 sales outlook as the US housing recovery continued to boost performance.</p> <p>Net income rose to $1.4 billion on revenues of $19.5 billion, up from $947 million on revenues of $18.1 billion in the year-earlier period. </p> <p>Those results translated into per-share earnings of 95 cents, six cents above analyst expectations. Revenues were also better than expected.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/home-depot-posts-earnings-jump-raises-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dow Jones Industrial Average Guidance Home Depot The Home Depot AFP Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:02:06 +0000 5993528 at http://www.globalpost.com