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Nordstrom's e-commerce bet pays off big

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Over $1 billion in direct sales. That’s what Nordstrom raked in according to their fiscal year 2012 report, a first in the company’s history. Overall sales grew by 12.1 percent year-over-year with e-commerce achieving an impressive 37 percent growth. Those numbers put Nordstrom 4.8 percent ahead of comparable retailers according to Internet Retailer. Why...
Nordstrom's e-commerce bet pays off big
Basically, David Einhorn Set Up A Huge Showdown With Apple's Management (AAPL)

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

Skype sets a new record with 35M people using the service at the same time

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Skype is a powerhouse when it comes to VOIP, which is exactly why Microsoft bought the company for $8.5M last year. In what appears to be a surge of usage this past month, the company has announced a new record for usage at the same time, 35 million users. That...
Skype sets a new record with 35M people using the service at the same time

GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

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Many phones have WiFi, and there are hotspots in all sorts of places these days, so wouldn't it be cool if you could use them for roaming, regardless of provider? Well, if a new collaboration between the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has any say in the...
GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

How Apple will become a mobile carrier

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What’s next for Apple? Apple will provide wireless service directly to its iPad and iPhone customers. First, Apple will sell data packages bundled with iPads. Then it will sell data and international roaming plans to iPhone customers through the iTunes Store. And in time — sooner than many think — Apple...
How Apple will become a mobile carrier

Apple gearing up to pay out $2.5 billion in dividends on Thursday

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Flush with billions in cash it simply can't spend fast enough, Apple has begun the process of issuing its first quarterly dividend to shareholders in 17 years....
Apple gearing up to pay out $2.5 billion in dividends on Thursday

Intel Beats Estimates for Q4 2012

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Intel’s results for the fourth quarter of 2012 just crossed the wires, and they’re good. Earnings on a per-share basis were 48 cents, beating the 45 cents that analysts had expected. Sales were $13.5 billion, right in the sweet spot of the consensus. Intel shares finished the day up by...
Intel Beats Estimates for Q4 2012

How about an iPad instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day?

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An iPad: It’s the gift that keeps on giving! That’s the perspective that Apple has adopted with their most recent newsletter mailing. It echoes the message that Amazon has been advertising recently (see my post from last week) and it’s a compelling story. For anyone who can afford to spend...
How about an iPad instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day?

Why Can't Apple BUY Anything With Its $100 Billion?

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Having an extra $100 billion lying around isn't a bad problem to have. And I don't have an issue with Apple's decision today to use some of that cash stash to pay dividends to investors and to buy back some of its stock. But doesn't that decision also indicate a...
Why Can't Apple BUY Anything With Its $100 Billion?

HP's Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations on Weak Sales

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Quarterly results from Hewlett-Packard just crossed the wires and they’re better than expected on the bottom line, but weaker on the top. Per-share earnings were 87 cents, down 4.4 percent from a year ago on sales of $27.6 billion, which amounts to a decline of 10 percent from last year....
HP's Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations on Weak Sales

Apple Stock Crosses $700 Per Share After Hours On The Strength Of iPhone 5

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Apple joined the illustrious $700 club today in after-hours trading, a list of stocks that have traded at or above that price per share which includes only a few select companies, including Google, which passed that mark earlier in September. The share price was likely driven up first by strong response to its opening of...
Apple Stock Crosses $700 Per Share After Hours On The Strength Of iPhone 5
As Marissa Mayer Annoys Investors By Keeping $4.2B In Dividends, YHOO Is Down 5.4%

Apple Paying Dividends to Employees with Restricted Stock Units, CEO Tim Cook Declines to Participate

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Apple's board has decided to award dividend equivalent payments to employees holding restricted stock units or RSUs. Apple announced a quarterly dividend of $2.65/share in March, to commence in July. RSUs are typically issued to employees to encourage them to stay with the company. They are awarded in a similar...
Apple Paying Dividends to Employees with Restricted Stock Units, CEO Tim Cook Declines to Participate

Apple’s dividend news could pressure Amazon and Google to return cash to investors

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While Apple’s plans announced today to return billions to its investors via share buyback and dividend actions are critical news, they are hardly revolutionary. In fact, the news underscores the fact that Apple, in this specific area, has been lagging its wealthy peers for some time. In August of 2011 TNW...
Apple’s dividend news could pressure Amazon and Google to return cash to investors

Apple increases buyback to $60 billion, and quarterly dividend to 15%

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Following its Q1 2013 earnings report on Tuesday, Apple announced that its Board of Directors authorized increasing share repurchasing to $60 billion, up from $10 billion that it announced in 2012. In total, the company expects to utilize a total of $100 billion of cash under this expanded program. Shareholders...
Apple increases buyback to $60 billion, and quarterly dividend to 15%

Apple's decision day: what to do with $100bn in cash

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Following loss of Steve Jobs, computer firm's Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer will today either reward shareholders or make a big purchase with accumulated reservesApple is to announce today the outcome of its internal discussions about what to do with nearly $100bn in cash reserves the company has built up.Speculation...
Apple's decision day: what to do with $100bn in cash
Apple by the numbers: 26.9M iPhones sold, 14M iPads
Apple Reportedly Preparing to Announce Larger Dividend or Stock Buyback

TNW's Daily Dose: Twitter Search goes back in time, Apple may get more generous with dividends, and more

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Apple may accelerate its dole-out of surplus cash to investors, Twitter Search results finally start to go back further than a week, and Spotify finally lands on Windows Phone 8. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Twitter Search goes back in time, Apple may get more generous with dividends, and more

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Angry Pigs, Battlefield Research, And More

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Find out why Nokia is thanking Apple's lawyers, and why hiring annoying people might just pay dividends in the long run. These stories and more in this week's top 10. 1. 5 Apps To Help You Swing Back Into Productivity Mode Fast Company Amber Mac hits you with some...
10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Angry Pigs, Battlefield Research, And More

Universal ticker hack takes a look back at a time before NASDAQ (video)

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Know what takes the sting out of your crashing stock portfolio? Arduino fun, silly geeks. Alright, so in this case it's an FTDI Basic board, but the spirit of this hack remains the same. A Swarthmore student by the name of Ames Bielenberg picked up where his hobbyist Pops...
Universal ticker hack takes a look back at a time before NASDAQ (video)

Hewlett-Packard Scores a Second Quarter Beat

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Hewlett-Packard is at least starting today’s earnings report with good news: It has beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Per-share earnings at 98 cents beat the Street forecast of 91 cents, while sales, which were though to be light, came in at $30.7 billion, ahead of the $29.9 billion...
Hewlett-Packard Scores a Second Quarter Beat
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$145 billion in cash buys Apple a lot of options
Apple acquires app discovery tool Chomp

Intel annual results beat estimates with $11 billion profit

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Intel has reported its quarterly and annual earnings, posting decreases year-over-year in most aspects, but still beating analyst's estimates. The company states full-year revenue of $53.3 billion, operating income of $14.6 billion, with a net income of $11.0 billion. Intel generated approximately $18.9 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends...
Intel annual results beat estimates with $11 billion profit

REPORT: Apple's Plan For Cash To Shareholders Coming In The Spring (AAPL)

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Apple is going to do something with its cash this spring, says Gina Chon at Quartz. "Apple is leaning toward additional dividends or a share buyback program as part of its effort to return more cash to investors, according to sources," reports Chon. This means, of course, that it is...
REPORT: Apple's Plan For Cash To Shareholders Coming In The Spring (AAPL)

Microsoft Successfully Courting Developers for Windows Phone: Study

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Microsoft’s all-out pursuit of mobile developers is working, according to data released this morning from Appcelerator. The startup, whose tools are used by developers to build desktop and mobile applications, found that of the more than 1,000 developers it polled last week, 34 percent were “very interested” in doing so...
Microsoft Successfully Courting Developers for Windows Phone: Study
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