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How To Fix The Economy... In One Simple Chart

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There's a lot of sturm und drang these days about who wrecked the economy. And there is a lot of yelling about how to fix it. But the economy is complicated, so it's easy to get fooled by someone who is yelling persuasively, especially if they play for your favorite...
How To Fix The Economy... In One Simple Chart
This One Chart Shows Why The U.S. Economy Is Finally Recovering...
Apple's U.S. Mac Shipments Fall 7.5% as Overall PC Market Plunges 14% Year-Over-Year
Netflix passes Apple to take lead in online movie business

Fitch Downgrades AMD Debt From "Meh" to "Almost Hopeless"

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Times have been tough at chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, but they just got a little bit tougher. Fitch, the debt ratings agency, just sent word that it has downgraded AMD’s long-term debt to CCC from a B. For context, a B rating indicates debt that is considered two notches below...
Fitch Downgrades AMD Debt From "Meh" to "Almost Hopeless"

Gartner: Enterprise IT Spend Will Pass $3.6 Trillion In 2012, Cloud Investments Rise To $109B

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Gartner has updated its forecasts on IT spend worldwide: spend in areas like hardware, software, and IT services are going to drive total investment of $3.6 trillion into IT overall. Gartner calls that number “lackluster,” in that it’s only slightly higher than Gartner projected last month, and only three percent...
Gartner: Enterprise IT Spend Will Pass $3.6 Trillion In 2012, Cloud Investments Rise To $109B
Profits Just Hit Another All-Time High, Wages Just Hit Another All-Time Low

Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

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A report by market analysts App Annie and IDC continue to show that mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Nexus 7 control a clear majority of mobile gaming interest and dollars spent on purchases, with portable handhelds fading rapidly. The first quarter of 2013 saw another milestone achieved...
Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

Study: Gamers are gaga for virtual goods

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Consumer spending on virtual goods has doubled since 2009, according to a survey by Visa’s PlaySpan digital monetization division. And the total U.S. market value for virtual goods grew 28 percent to $2.3 billion in 2011. PlaySpan and the survey firm Frank N. Magid Associates surveyed 600 people and...
Study: Gamers are gaga for virtual goods

Comet: more than 6000 jobs at risk

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The high-street electrical chain is estimated to have made a loss of £35m in a year and could go into administration todayMore than 6,000 jobs are at risk as the troubled high-street electricals chain Comet teeters on the edge of administration.Comet, the UK's second largest electrical specialist after Dixons, has...
Comet: more than 6000 jobs at risk
CHART: Mobile Commerce Continues Its Massive Rise
As e-commerce grows and grows, ChannelAdvisor files for IPO

Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

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• 71% of contract customers own smartphones• Nearly 500,00 pre-pay customers defect in Q1 • ... but 151,000 contract customers sign up• 90% of new customers take broadband tooEverything Everywhere, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, has turned the rise in smartphone owners to its advantage by curbing the revenue...
Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

'Fiscal cliff' fears blamed for flat online holiday spending growth

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Consumer spending online was up 14 percent over last year but relatively flat compared with expected growth rates that were in excess of 16 percent, ComScore concludes. [Read more]...
'Fiscal cliff' fears blamed for flat online holiday spending growth
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce
BII REPORT: How Brands Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce
Someday Thousands Of People Will Wake Up And Realize They Once Waited Hours On Line To Get A New Phone

PlaySpan: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

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It’s not exactly a secret that gaming has found new life on the web, social and mobile platforms. Of course, with it, especially the rise in free-to-play gaming, developers need to find ways to monetize their apps, or their browser-based games. Beyond mobile or banner advertising, there is the option...
PlaySpan: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

Mobile Game Biz to Nintendo and Sony: Seasons? What Are Those?

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As if you needed any further reminding that phone and tablet games are where it’s at, take a look at the new portable gaming report that IDC and App Annie are releasing today. The report, obtained in advance by AllThingsD, shows just how different the new generation of mobile games...
Mobile Game Biz to Nintendo and Sony: Seasons? What Are Those?

Apple Still Has a Giant Advantage in Digital Music, With 75 Percent of the Market

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There are a lot of places to spend money on digital music, but all of them are dwarfed by iTunes. If you spend any time at all thinking about the digital music business, you know that already. But it’s good to see it spelled out, courtesy of Asymco analyst Horace...
Apple Still Has a Giant Advantage in Digital Music, With 75 Percent of the Market
Overall video game sales dive 20 percent in July, 3DS and NCAA Football 13 take top spots

Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

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Apple will report its quarterly earnings Tuesday afternoon, providing the latest glimpse into the sales of the company’s main iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. One underlying question: How much will the iPad cut into Mac sales? The shift in consumer spending toward the iPad and other tablets has been...
Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect
CHART: How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce

Groupon Shares Suffer As eBay Enters The Daily Deals Business (EBAY, GRPN)

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - EBay Inc has quietly launched an online marketplace for deals on local services, taking on Groupon Inc and expanding into a potentially big category. Called eBay Lifestyle Deals, the offers are being run in a limited number of urban areas, including the San Francisco...
Groupon Shares Suffer As eBay Enters The Daily Deals Business (EBAY, GRPN)

Apple Carefully Explains Exactly How It Could Be Destroyed (AAPL)

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With a market capitalization of $559 billion, Apple is the most valuable company in the entire world. But that doesn't mean it can't be destroyed. In fact - per SEC regulations - Apple itself has put together a list of "risk factors" that, in careful detail, explain just how Apple...
Apple Carefully Explains Exactly How It Could Be Destroyed (AAPL)

Consumer spending on movies increased in Q1 of 2012

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The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) has reports that consumer spending on movies rose in the first quarter of the year, the first such rise in many years. Consumers spending increased by 2.5 percent for the quarter to $4.45 billion, which came on the back of a staggering 545.5 percent increase...
Consumer spending on movies increased in Q1 of 2012
Mobile price wars flaring up everywhere but America
How New Mobile Merchandising Trends Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce

AMD reports weak second quarter earnings on PC market softness

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Advanced Micro Devices reported relatively weak second-quarter  earnings as it suffered more than its share of headaches from a softening personal computer market. The chip maker, which is a perennial No. 2 to Intel in PC microprocessors, reported net income of $37 million, compared with $61 million a year...
AMD reports weak second quarter earnings on PC market softness

ADAM SMITH: Our Record-High Profit Margins Are A Sign The U.S. Is "Going To Ruin"

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Last week, we pointed out one of the defining characteristics of our imbalanced economy: Corporate profit margins just hit a record-high Wages just hit a record-low The juxtaposition of these two facts perfectly illustrates the fundamental problem with the U.S. economy. What's the fundamental problem? The fundamental problem is that...
ADAM SMITH: Our Record-High Profit Margins Are A Sign The U.S. Is "Going To Ruin"
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