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What Technology Will We Expect with Next Year’s PCs and How Will it Affect Prices?

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Smartphones and tablets have a lot to answer for, at least when it comes to making technology affordable for the public.  Since the launch of the first iPhone it’s become not only accepted that sensors and other devices such as GPS, multi-touch capacitive screens, NFC, accelerometers, digital compasses and more should...
What Technology Will We Expect with Next Year’s PCs and How Will it Affect Prices?
From zero to half-a-billion: CEO Jeff Lawson writes the perfect story for Twilio

Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

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Late last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his latest letter to shareholders. This year's letter, like most of Bezos's letters, should inspire most companies to change the way they do business. Specifically, it should inspire companies to do business the way Amazon does business--sacrificing this year's profits to...
Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

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There are two main problems in the U.S. economy: There are too few jobs Most of the jobs pay too little This state of affairs has left the most important customers in the U.S. economy--the formerly financially healthy middle class--starved for spending money. As any business executive will tell you,...
SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

GENE MUNSTER: If Apple's Labor Costs Go Up 20%, It Only Affects Profit Margins By 1% (AAPL)

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A new audit of Apple manufacturer Foxconn calls for some changes, and that obviously means spending some money. Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray says that if Apple's labor costs goes up 20%, it will affect profit margins by 1%, reports Bloomberg. He emphasizes that issues surrounding labor conditions at...
GENE MUNSTER: If Apple's Labor Costs Go Up 20%, It Only Affects Profit Margins By 1% (AAPL)

The Truth About That Mysterious, Sudden, Overwhelming Chocolate Craving

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It's not so mysterious, after all. And neither is your coffee or Coke habit. Exploring the subconscious signals we take in every day.If, like me, you’re a chocoholic, you know all too well about those moments when every ounce of your being is overwhelmed by the desire to taste chocolate....
The Truth About That Mysterious, Sudden, Overwhelming Chocolate Craving

Nokia warns of lower phone oultook, ships 2m Lumias

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Nokia sent out a warning on Wednesday that its results for the first quarter of 2012 would be worse than expected as its smartphone sales continued to struggle. Its operating margin would now be down by three percent instead of flat, while that for the just-started spring quarter would be...
Nokia warns of lower phone oultook, ships 2m Lumias

Groupon's New App Hints At A Change In Course

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The latest version of Groupon's app--released quietly on Android and iPhone over the last month--reflects the company's shifting focus. Once a text-heavy app focused on daily deals, it now sports a carousal navigation that makes flipping between Groupon services like Groupon Now!, Groupon Goods, and Groupon Getaways easier. It's a...
Groupon's New App Hints At A Change In Course

How much damage a cheaper iPhone does to Apple's profit margins

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Fears of 30% by 2015 are overblown, says Gene Munster, but he's lowering his target. FORTUNE -- So confident are analysts that Apple (AAPL) is getting ready to launch a lower-cost iPhone that some have started building the new device -- which none have ever seen -- into spreadsheets like...
How much damage a cheaper iPhone does to Apple's profit margins

Nexus 7 review: the best $200 tablet you can buy

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In 2008, when the Eee PC was revolutionizing the computing world and driving every manufacturer to make cheaper and smaller laptops, Sony washed its hands of the whole thing. The "race to the bottom," the company said, would profoundly impact the industry, killing profit margins and flooding the market...
Nexus 7 review: the best $200 tablet you can buy

Samsung reports Q1 earnings: $5.16 billion in operating profit

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Samsung just announced its Q1 2012 earnings this evening, reporting revenues of 45.27 trillion Korean won (up 22% y/o/y) and a record operating profit of 5.85 trillion won. We’ll be hopping on the call at 9:30 PM EST to hear more details. developing.  Press release after the jump.  –(SEOUL–Korea Newswire) April 27,...
Samsung reports Q1 earnings: $5.16 billion in operating profit

IHS: iPhone 5 Costs Between $207 and $238 To Make, Depending On Storage

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Research firm IHS has followed up its virtual teardown of the iPhone 5 with a brand new physical teardown, confirming its materials list and also the cost of manufacture for the latest Apple smartphone. The physical teardown reveals that the new iPhone costs between $207 and $238, including all suppliers...
IHS: iPhone 5 Costs Between $207 and $238 To Make, Depending On Storage

Apple sneakily debuts 32nm A5 in new iPad 2, Apple TV

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With an illusory flourish that only Apple could pull off — “Focus your attention on this shiny iPad 3!” — the magicians of Cupertino have quietly started shipping iOS devices with 32nm A5 SoCs. So far, the new $399 iPad 2 and third-generation Apple TV have been confirmed to use...
Apple sneakily debuts 32nm A5 in new iPad 2, Apple TV

Documents in Apple v. Samsung Give Reporters Plenty to Chew On

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So this is what all those lawyers have been up to. For anyone wondering if all of those hundreds of attorneys were really working on Apple v. Samsung, Thursday’s avalanche of paperwork makes it clear that they were. On Thursday alone, dozens of documents were filed or unsealed as a...
Documents in Apple v. Samsung Give Reporters Plenty to Chew On
Amazon's New Ad Network May Already Be Making $500 Million In Sales (AMZN)

Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

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In case you needed more confirmation that the priorities of US companies and the US economy are screwed up (specifically, they're engineered to create a country of a few million overlords and 300+ million serfs), here are three charts for you: 1) Corporate profit margins just hit an all-time high....
Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

HP's printer problem

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The printer industry is experiencing a long, slow decline — and HP is doubling down. That may be a mistake. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE – When Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January, no one was surprised. The 131-year-old company once controlled 90% of the U.S. film market in...
HP's printer problem

Latest iPad may boost Apple's app, music revenue

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Worries about Apple’s profit margins on the new iPad may be misplaced. Cost increases in iPad manufacturing could be offset by increased media and storage purchases....
Latest iPad may boost Apple's app, music revenue

Intel profits spike but chipmaker faces challenges

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As laptops go mainstream, it's good for Intel's sales - but it also puts pressure on its profit margins. Image: Dell Click above for a video interview with Intel CTO Justin Rattner. Intel's overall sales and profit numbers for the second quarter beat Wall Street's expectations on Tuesday, but bargain-hunting...
Intel profits spike but chipmaker faces challenges

Finally, A Stock Market That Is Actually Getting Cheap

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The U.S. stock market has been significantly overvalued for most of the past two decades, with the exception of a brief moment at the worst of the financial crisis three years ago. That is to say, the U.S. market's P/E on a cyclically adjusted basis--using "normalized" earnings instead of the...
Finally, A Stock Market That Is Actually Getting Cheap

Who's Running HP's New Printing and Personal Systems Group? Read The Memo

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Now that Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has ordered the company’s printing group and personal computers group to re-combine and undo a the separation forces upon them in 2005, the group’s boss, Todd Bradley, wasted no time putting his team in place. Below is an internal HP memo shared with me...
Who's Running HP's New Printing and Personal Systems Group? Read The Memo

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Hon Hai's Investment In Sharp A Sign That The Apple TV Is In The Works (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Off More Than 1%    Stocks are on the rise to end the week with the markets looking to close their strongest quarter in two years. Shares of AAPL however are...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Hon Hai's Investment In Sharp A Sign That The Apple TV Is In The Works (AAPL)

TI-Nspire rethinks the graphing calculator for the iPad (video)

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With tablets slowly working their way into the classroom, it wasn't a huge stretch to realize that Texas Instruments would bring a graphing calculator app to the table, but would you believe its solution is just hours away? The company has revealed TI-Nspire for the iPad, which is currently...
TI-Nspire rethinks the graphing calculator for the iPad (video)
Samsung’s Q1 profit balloons 82% on strong smartphone sales

Don't Freak Out, Ashton Kutcher Isn't Doing *The* Steve Jobs Movie

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Ashton Kutcher is going to be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming film. But before you get too excited, or angry, you should know that it's not a Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's biography. This Kutcher movie is an indie film, notes Philip Elmer DeWitt at Fortune....
Don't Freak Out, Ashton Kutcher Isn't Doing *The* Steve Jobs Movie

Facebook, It's Time To Face Facts: You Need Apple More Than It Needs You (AAPL)

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It's time for Facebook to go hat in hand to Apple and make a deal to get integrated in iOS and OS X. The two companies have been in a stand off for a long time. In 2010, Steve Jobs said Facebook's "onerous terms" prevented it from being integrated...
Facebook, It's Time To Face Facts: You Need Apple More Than It Needs You (AAPL)

Dilemma: Cloud Computing Is Disrupting Microsoft Office 2010 and its Profit Margins

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Microsoft President Stephen Elop says the cloud has created a "constructive disruption," in the market, creating an opportunity to offer Microsoft Office on the Web at no cost. It also looks like the cloud is disrupting Microsoft's pricing structure quite a bit. The issue: cloud computing may be the future...
Dilemma: Cloud Computing Is Disrupting Microsoft Office 2010 and its Profit Margins

Dirty house? Pathjoy maid service aims to clean up in Seattle

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Hate cleaning your grimy kitchen and bathroom every week? Well, a new online service just expanded to Seattle called Pathjoy that might alleviate the need to do those time-consuming chores. You can think about Pathjoy a bit like Uber, the popular private driving service. In this case, however, it’s a...
Dirty house? Pathjoy maid service aims to clean up in Seattle

Sony to Streamline Product Lines, Shift to Common Pricing in the U.S.

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Aiming to improve both its brand and sales, Sony is launching a new pricing program that will see many of its electronics at the same priced regardless of the store selling the products. Starting April 1, Sony will move many of its products across categories into what is known as...
Sony to Streamline Product Lines, Shift to Common Pricing in the U.S.

Open Textbook Startup Sued For Allegedly Copying 'Distinctive Selection, Arrangement, and Presentation' Of Facts From Existing Titles

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The Boycott Elsevier movement discussed here on Techdirt several times was born of a frustration at the high prices of academic journals. But another area arguably afflicted even more is that of textbooks for higher education: According to The College Board, the average college student spends over $1,000 per year...
Open Textbook Startup Sued For Allegedly Copying 'Distinctive Selection, Arrangement, and Presentation' Of Facts From Existing Titles
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