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Panasonic will cut another 10,000 jobs by March, won't dodge a $10 billion annual loss

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Despite the recent uptick in its profits and the fact that it has already deleted 36,000 names from its payroll, Panasonic says it'll have to cut another 10,000 jobs by March of next year. The maker of the Lumix GH3, huge 8K plasmas and much else that is desirable,...
Panasonic will cut another 10,000 jobs by March, won't dodge a $10 billion annual loss
Samsung's sky-high marketing budget may be crimping its smartphones' profitability
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Amazon, Google and Starbucks are struggling to defend their tax avoidance | Richard Murphy

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The public accounts committee began the process of exposing strategies that large corporations use to avoid paying UK taxIt is rare that US companies are held to account by their shareholders: US law does not encourage it. It is rarer still that they are held to account in the UK...
Amazon, Google and Starbucks are struggling to defend their tax avoidance | Richard Murphy
T-Mobile may be sunsetting 2G, but its M2M biz keeps growing

Firm Estimates New iPad Costs Apple More

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Apple may be giving up a bit of profit margin because of the sophisticated display and other features in the new iPad, a research firm estimated....
Firm Estimates New iPad Costs Apple More
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Why did HMV fail? | Philip Beeching

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HMV could have put together a strong online offering when the going was good in the late 90s, but instead it took a wrong turnI first started work on the HMV advertising account in 1982, little knowing that I would go on to handle this piece of business for over...
Why did HMV fail? | Philip Beeching

Apple to Contribute Toward Costs of Improving Working Conditions at Foxconn Facilities

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Reuters reports on comments from Foxconn chief Terry Gou, who claims that Apple and Foxconn will be splitting the initial costs to improve working conditions at Foxconn's facilities in China."We've discovered that this (improving factory conditions) is not a cost. It is a competitive strength," Gou told reporters on Thursday...
Apple to Contribute Toward Costs of Improving Working Conditions at Foxconn Facilities

Related to the last link (and actually, that graph is from this...

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Related to the last link (and actually, that graph is from this post), Jacob Steinberg makes the bullish case for Amazon — and makes it pretty well.  Their investment spending continues to go up indicating that this is still very much a growth company (which may justify the high P/E ratio)....
Related to the last link (and actually, that graph is from this...
APPLE CRUSHED: Stock Falls Another 4% To New Closing Low
RIM discontinues 16GB PlayBook, still 'committed to the tablet space'

Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

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How much in content sales does it take for Amazon to earn a 20 percent profit margin on its Kindle Fire hardware? About $10 per month, which generates $3 once Amazon takes its 30 percent cut. Senior analyst at ABI Research, Aapo Markkanen, estimated by doing the math last week,...
Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

Apple's Cheap iPhone Is A Great Move For The Company

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At the end of this year, when Apple's cheap iPhone comes out, it is going to be amusing to listen to all the Apple fans who consoled themselves about Apple's loss of market share by dismissing competitors' phones as "cheap plastic crap." Because the new cheap iPhone is supposed...
Apple's Cheap iPhone Is A Great Move For The Company

Vending Machine Sells Books For Whatever Price You Want

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While we've seen pay-what-you-want models work quite well for digital goods, it's still uncertain as to whether the model works for tangible goods where the marginal cost of each sold item does not approach zero. However, that doesn't mean people shouldn't try. A Brazilian company launched a line of vending...
Vending Machine Sells Books For Whatever Price You Want

Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

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Telecommunications giant Verizon has just released its Q3 2012 earnings, reporting double digital growth for the third consecutive quarter. Wireless service revenues accounted for a good chunk of income on the backs of record high profit margin. And once again, analysts were right on the money with Verizon reporting $29B...
Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

Google Tablet Analysis Points to Thin Profit Margins

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It's not surprising that the first tablet to carry Google's brand would attract attention from hardware analysts. Nor is one of their key conclusions much of a shock--the $199 price tag on the new Nexus 7 doesn't leave Google much of a profit margin....
Google Tablet Analysis Points to Thin Profit Margins
People Now Think Amazon Is Better Than Apple

Is this Facebook's great leap forward?

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Site's share offer will create new billionaires and millionaires – but analysts worry about its capacity for growth and many users fear for their privacyManagement consultant and business expert Peter Cohan does not plan on investing in Facebook stock any time soon. The author of 10 business books, including Capital...
Is this Facebook's great leap forward?

Google vs Apple: Google Doesn't Need To Win

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So now we're apparently in a Google versus Apple fight to the death. Google open-sources VP8 (now WebM), and Steve Jobs immediately throws cold water on it. Apple got their share of scorn at Google's I/O conference. Google thinks they have mobile/cloud/desktop integration nailed--and if what they demo'd last week...
Google vs Apple: Google Doesn't Need To Win

Google Tablet Analysis Points to Thin Margins

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It’s not surprising that the first tablet to carry Google’s brand would attract attention from hardware analysts. Nor is one of their key conclusions much of a shock — the $199 price tag on the new Nexus 7 doesn’t leave Google much of a profit margin. The Nexus 7 tablet...
Google Tablet Analysis Points to Thin Margins

Hey, Look, Groupon's Trading For About The Same Amount Google Offered For It Two Years Ago! (GRPN)

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Groupon's stock hit a post-IPO low yesterday, falling to the mid-$9s. That's down more than 50% from the IPO price of fewer than 6 months ago. That also translates to a market-cap of just over $6 billion. That's the amount that Google offered to buy Groupon for, in cash, in...
Hey, Look, Groupon's Trading For About The Same Amount Google Offered For It Two Years Ago! (GRPN)

HP's New $169 Tablet Is A Missile Fired Right At Apple

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Hewlett-Packard has announced that it will begin selling a $169 tablet computer in April. The tablet will have an 7-inch screen, which is the same size as Google's well-reviewed Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire.  This screen is about 1-inch smaller than the screen on Apple's latest tablet, the iPad...
HP's New $169 Tablet Is A Missile Fired Right At Apple

Japan lives on borrowed money as hi-tech dream dies

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Panasonic, Sharp and Sony have lost too much of their technological edge and mass appeal - as well as billions in solar panel making factoriesSharp made my first hi-fi. These days the Japanese electronics brand is etched on my microwave oven. They both cost around £70. There was probably a...
Japan lives on borrowed money as hi-tech dream dies

Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

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Editor’s note: Armando Kirwin is a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, 13 feature films, and a handful of TV shows. Follow him on Twitter. In case you haven’t noticed, wannabe Hollywood analysts, er sorry, I mean tech bloggers the world over, are breathlessly opining and propagating...
Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

Nexus 7 leaves Google with razor-thin profit margin

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Analysts estimate that Google's first branded tablet will generate very little income per device. What will make the tablet a profitable venture? [Read more]...
Nexus 7 leaves Google with razor-thin profit margin

Analyst: Netflix Has Fully Recovered From Its Quickster Debacle

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In 2010, people couldn’t say enough good things about Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX)—it was the darling of the digital entertainment world. Then last year, they couldn’t say enough bad things, after a series of public-relations fiascos cratered its stock price and subscriber count. So where does the company stand now?...
Analyst: Netflix Has Fully Recovered From Its Quickster Debacle

Follow-Up: Tim Cook On Apple Defeating Law Of Large Numbers

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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs event yesterday, Tim Cook tackled a topic we've tried to delve into before: How Apple's fantastical financial figures keep going up, defying analyst's thinking.Back in October we explained "Analysts Just Can't Get Apple Right, It's Too Innovative" in the aftermath of a strange couple of...
Follow-Up: Tim Cook On Apple Defeating Law Of Large Numbers

The iPhone Is Beating Android In The U.S. (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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The iPhone overtook Android in the U.S. in October, according to new data from Kantar Media. Apple has 48.1% share of U.S. smartphone sales, compared to Android which is at 46.7%. Strong sales of the iPhone 5 drove Apple's share gains. Kantar analyst Dominic Sunnebo says in a release, "The...
The iPhone Is Beating Android In The U.S. (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

The Mark Zuckerberg Era Is Over (FB, GOOG)

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For a long time, Facebook was the most dramatic, exciting company in Silicon Valley, if not the world. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was a global icon thanks to his remarkably young age. Before 23, he became a subject of intense scrutiny and hero-worship. This all happened for several good reasons. Facebook...
The Mark Zuckerberg Era Is Over (FB, GOOG)
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