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Why are you adding $1000 markup on costs and then marking that up again with 50% gross margin? They already have a retail operation and they're making their own products selling direct to buyers. Luxury watch makers go through resellers.In a Swiss watch, it uses more gold for a start because the gold covers the whole back and some of the internals, easily $1500 costs. They're not going to put mass-manufactured Chinese internals in either so the costs, even for automatic...
There's the real issue.http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/6/7992215/net-neutrality-obamacare-for-the-internet-rush-limbaugh-rand-paulhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/12/10/verizon-actually-strong-net-neutrality-rules-wont-affect-our-network-investment/"The FCC said it’s not going to impose the kind of common carrier restrictions that apply to utilities like our telephone networks. As the fact sheet makes clear, it won’t attempt to regulate the rates that...
50% margin with $1k costs would be $2k, 80% margin would be $5k. A high margin does allow for fluctuations in gold prices.If they had $1000 of parts ($800 gold) with 50% margin to hit $1999 and gold went up 70%, the build cost would be $1560, reducing gross margins to 22%. That could make a net loss unless they increased the price but they could change the price. If it fell below $500/ounce, the build cost would be $450, giving 77% margins on a $1999 watch. Higher volume...
It's just their target demographic, which is more casual gamers:http://www.joystiq.com/2009/02/19/nielsen-wii-audience-is-youngest-ps3-audience-is-oldest/"the Wii appeals to quite the broad spectrum of people, being especially popular among boys age 6 -11 and women age 25 - 34. Most interesting is the Wii's ability to captivate the older women audience, as the console's use by women over 35 is much higher than that of the Wii's competition. And they're apparently playing...
You're going all Padme on us:People still have to manually choose to visit websites, they aren't all being broadcast to you like TV and people are prosecuted for what they say online already:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/01/us-usa-court-socialmedia-idUSKCN0JF2W120141201"a Pennsylvania man found guilty of making threatening statements to his estranged wife, law enforcement officers and others on Facebook after his wife left him. His Facebook posts, written in the...
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/23/shape-things-come"Bob Mansfield, then closely involved in the watch project, said that Ive’s role was to be “himself and Steve” combined. Yet Ive still had to make a case to Apple, and Mansfield recalled “a lot of resistance.” It wasn’t clear how the company would display such things in stores; there were also concerns about creating a divide between wealthy and less wealthy customers. (As Mansfield said, “Apple wants to build...
Yeah if they manage to get say 25 GFLOPs per Watt, the high-end chip would still be over 20W and would need active cooling. iOS products are about 5W. The Apple TV has a 5W power supply so it would need a bigger PSU. The chip cost would be higher too but another factor in the cost would be storage as you couldn't fit many games on the 8GB storage it has. It would need about 32GB minimum. Then there's the controller. You can't sell a console without a controller, nor can...
That Rolex has a gold strap though and the whole body is gold. The Apple Watch has a huge circular area at the bottom for the sensors so the only gold part is the bezel (there will be some on the strap clasps but they'll be priced separately). Someone took apart the Rolex and weighed each part:http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=240119The bracelet alone had 51 grams.The case ring would be closest to what Apple has, which is about 14 grams of gold or 0.5 ounces as...
The former is anti-competitive, the latter isn't.This FCC?:This already happens y'know, it's just not the FCC doing it:http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2014/dozens-of-online-dark-markets-seized-pursuant-to-forfeiture-complaint-filed-in-manhattan-federal-court-in-conjunction-with-the-arrest-of-the-operator-of-silk-road-2.0Just like how they control what you can and can't say over the telephone?Very few people who make statements like this expand on the statement...
Yeah, they were probably geeking out on Star Wars or something:http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/the-science-fiction-books-that-inspired-elon-musk/68213"Obviously, I am a huge fan of Star Wars and Star Trek, all the things you would expect."http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/16/8044727/jony-ive-lightsaber-design"The new lightsaber that appeared in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens provoked some strong reactions last year, but how much more would people care if it...
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