profit machine

profit machine

Apple's iWatch may be unveiled this year, Bloomberg says

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The iWatch rumors heat up as consumers await Apple's next new product. A timepiece seems more likely to be a profit machine than that other rumored Apple device, the iTV. [Read more]...
Apple's iWatch may be unveiled this year, Bloomberg says
Op-ed: Apple Store may be shifting from customer experience to profit machine

If Apple Is Really Cutting Back Employee Hours To Make More Money, It's Terrible (AAPL)

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Apple is reportedly cutting back the hours of some retail employees, as well as thinning its staff. This is reportedly happening because new retail chief John Browett wants Apple's stores to be more profitable. If both of these reports are true, it's troubling on a number of levels. There's no...
If Apple Is Really Cutting Back Employee Hours To Make More Money, It's Terrible (AAPL)

Minecraft's pixelated profit machine

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It looks like something from the Atari era, but Minecraft has made its idiosyncratic Swedish designer a hero in the game industry. And his company is already worth millions. A screenshot from Minecraft. FORTUNE -- When programmer Markus Persson, 32, began working on a side project called Minecraft in 2009...
Minecraft's pixelated profit machine

The Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks sagas will debut on film in 2013

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Two major tech tales are headed to big and small screens in 2013, along with the Steve Jobs biopic "jOBS" starring Ashton Kutcher that is slated to hit theaters in April. The two upcoming additions focus on well-known controversies: one is a documentary about the file-sharing site The Pirate...
The Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks sagas will debut on film in 2013

JEFF BEZOS: Amazon's Not Going To Launch A Smartphone This Year

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There has been a lot of speculation that Amazon is going to start making and selling its own smartphone. From time to time, this speculation gets "confirmed." Last week, for example, one report suggested that Amazon would be rolling out its smartphone at the Kindle launch presentation. Nope. And, in...
JEFF BEZOS: Amazon's Not Going To Launch A Smartphone This Year

Fathoming Facebook

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Amidst my snark, there are a few high level things about Facebook’s numbers that I find interesting. First: So Facebook had nearly double the profits of Amazon in 2011… — MG Siegler (@parislemon) February 1, 2012 Second: Facebook revenue and profit are both about about 1/10th that of Google (which...
Fathoming Facebook

17 Facts About The Apple Store Profit Machine (AAPL)

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Apple now has 363 stores worldwide. Collectively, these stores generate a staggering $18 billion of revenue per year. Apple's stores also generate an astounding 26% profit margin, allowing the company to rake in $4.4 billion of retailing operating profit a year. Apple now employs a vast number of store employees--more...
17 Facts About The Apple Store Profit Machine (AAPL)

Why Twitter May Have the Edge in Online Ads

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For all their popularity, social networks have turned out to be barren soil for advertisers. Facebook famously has 901 million users, but it only saw $4.12 in revenue from each of them last year. Twitter has taken even longer to implement a business plan for monetizing its 140 million...
Why Twitter May Have the Edge in Online Ads
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