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And once users start blocking ads, that number will be ambiguous as the trackers used to get that information will no longer work and be of dubious value.Google Analytics, gone. Quantserve, gone.As for how much revenue is set to be lost... zero.People need to remember that the only people who benefit from ad blocking extensions are the advertisers, as they are no longer paying CPM on ads not delivered. CPC ads (eg adwords) are already completely useless and most sites...
Share-repurchases are often the best thing to do when your company has "too much money", because that neuters the bears ability to manipulate the stock price in short-sales.However, there are often much much better things that money could be spent on.Google meanwhile has been nothing short of harmful to everything they touch outside the search engine. Sure you might have a lot of smart people, but Google hasn't learned the lesson Apple learned when Steve Jobs came back to...
I think there is. But you have to look at the much bigger picture.How much is the Apple Pay commission? How much is the subscription commission? Even if Apple were to take 0% on RCCB (Recurring Credit Card Billing) for subscriptions, they are still making some profit from the credit card comission. This is what that 30% covers. On small items, eg 99 cent items 30% happens to be pretty close to how much it costs to eat the credit card payment fees. On something larger, eg...
Nope, they just have the leading android devices "shipped" . Still don't know what landfill they are being shipped to In terms of usage, my own websites place iOS devices at the top, with only a small handful of android devices even getting anywhere near iPod levels. You have to fold the entire Samsung line (phones, tablets, smarttvs) to get any number above iPads.Like, who knows, it could be true that Samsung sells more phones than Apple sells iPhones, but very few of...
We haven't seen any AppleTV leaks because every device since the second generation model has been identical in shape, so if anyone is building it, they would only have seen a change in part numbers.The last two models were identical.What I expect is some announcement regarding h.265 support and 4k/5k/8k decoding ability in the next version of the device, and possibly Apple getting the drop on cable co's UHD support by having curated versions of HBO UHD or something to that...
Americans get screwed pretty hard on mobile service, but Europeans are AFAIK still charged to place any calls to mobile numbers. Where as Americans are charged to receive calls on their mobile devices unlike European numbers. Once everyone pretty much went to unlimited calls, all "lines" in the USA and Canada became shared plans that cost 80$/mo and additional devices cost 15$/moCanadian wireless service is still highway robbery. It gives Americans a point of reference for...
European mobile carriers never subsidize the phones. Hence people in the USA tend to balk at paying 1299$ for the high end mobile phone, while Europeans see the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones with the same retail prices.Carriers in the USA are far more greedy and have been subsidizing the Korean phones less to make it look like the Korean phones are better deals, when they simply make more money on them since they have a lower wholesale price.
Indeed. C# is used primarily by Unity, and damn near everyone is using unity for their cross platform mobile games because android is garbage to develop for. Unity makes it easy to develop something that runs well on iOS and OS X without resorting to having to create 100s of wrappers for devices that will be obsolete by the time you get to it. However Unity only uses .NET 2.0 so it's quite a bit behind.However. I am a bit more interested in what Microsoft is doing here,...
Google's entry into FTTH actually has caused some backlash by other ISP's in those markets, some of them just outright abandoning the market entirely. But this is more of a "ISP doesn't want to compete by offering lower prices to all of their customers, so they would make more money by abandoning any market they would have to compete with Google in."ISP's are in collusion with each other to not undercut each other. Otherwise we would see Japan and Korea levels of Fiber...
Sounds a bit vapor-ware'ish to me. If Intel rolls out SSD's themselves to put the proof in the pudding, then maybe we will see something cost-competitive with NAND flash and finally see an end to mechanical hard drives.The reason that mechanical drives are still being produced at all is because NAND wears out, quickly. TLC has 10,000 writes, MLC has 100,000 writes, and SLC has 1,000,000 writes. NAND also loses it's charge over time, so without being refreshed every so...
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