Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today we heard Samsung might sell as many as 10 million Galaxy S IV handsets after the device launches, which is supposedly happening later this year. We also heard J.J. Abrams might direct the next Star Wars movie, despite the fact that he said he wouldn’t in an interview last year. Microsoft delivered its financial report for Q2 2013 today, posting $6.38 billion in profit, while AT&T’s own reported showed a net loss of $3.9 billion. Samsung Display said today that it has produced 300 million OLED panels, and ABI Research is predicting that 145 million tablets will be shipped in 2013.
Western Digital‘s fiscal Q2 results show the company pulled in $3.8 billion in revenue during the quarter, and Belkin announced that it will buy up Cisco’s home networking business. The Huawei Ascend P2 was featured in a leaked press shot today, and Logitech made it clear that it isn’t leaving the PC gaming business. Namco Bandai explained the reason some pre-orders of the Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition are being canceled or delayed, while Deep Silver offered up nine minutes of gameplay footage from Dead Island: Riptide.
Acer has introduced the world to its new Liquid E1 Android smartphone, and Wolfram Alpha announced a number of new upgrades to its Facebook analytics tools. Vine arrived on Twitter today, bringing six-second videos to the masses, and Internet Explorer is targeting the children of the ’90s in a new ad. Apple held a town hall meeting with employees after its financial report yesterday, and AT&T announced the end to this week’s U-Verse issues. THQ president Jason Rubin revealed that the remaining THQ IP will be sold off in a separate process, while a French court has ordered Twitter to identify racist users.
We got our first look at JOBS today, with Temple Run 2 arriving on Android after a week of exclusivity on iOS. Lenovo might be looking to buy RIM in an effort to bolster its mobile offerings, and Sony has been fined for the PlayStation Network breach two years after the fact. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 showed up in the wild earlier today, and Intel announced plans to open up a $4 billion plant in Ireland. Nokia issued its Q4 2012 results today while revealing that Symbian is going the way of the dinosaurs in the same report. Finally tonight, we have a review of Vine for you to read through, and Chris Burns goes hands-on with GeForce Experience, unboxes the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, and tells us why Apple may shake things up in 2013. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night folks!