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In 2013, after Windows 8 had been finished, Microsoft made $78b in revenue and net income of $22b so their net margin is far from 100% once their software reaches deployment. They have over 100,000 employees. They don't just fire them and then hire them back when they need to put out a new version of Windows. There are ongoing marketing costs to let people know that Windows exists and expenses to bribe retail staff to convince customers to buy a Microsoft product instead...
Not likely, it's a security issue:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6147?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_USThey weren't validating secure connections properly so someone connected locally between you and your destination could intercept your data, look at some of it and modify it. It's pretty unlikely someone would ever go to this trouble though.Your email issue is more likely down to putting in the wrong details - you need to use the SSL address of your provider as well as...
That's their entire business. You can only develop for iOS with a Mac. The desktop line could be gotten rid of but not laptops and now isn't the time as long as it's profitable.That's a good example:http://www.anandtech.com/show/7724/it-begins-amd-announces-its-first-arm-based-server-soc-64bit8core-opteron-a110064-bit, PCIe 3, DDR3/DDR4, 8-core 2GHz+, 25W, estimated $100.Estimated performance doesn't look too good...
The same point has been expressed for close to a decade now, including by me years ago - it hasn't been missed. The point not being gotten is that it clearly doesn't make much difference for Apple.IDC thinks that 135 million desktops and 180 million laptops were sold in 2013, total 315m. HP and Lenovo are the two biggest around 16%. This gives them around 50 million per year each. Apple sells roughly 20 million Macs (about 6% share), 25% are desktops and dropping.That...
I agree with you that the price was far too high but that seems to have been down to a bidding competition with Google - they're to blame for inflating the price so high in the first place. I just don't think it's a worthless buy, which is being suggested with the mentions of every WhatsApp user already being a Facebook user.The figure of $20m in 2013 was profit on revenue of $100m but these are estimates as the company is private. I would guess it's based on iOS members...
It's possible that every WhatsApp user is a Facebook user but Facebook has 1.2b users so 750m Facebook users can't already be WhatsApp users. This means there's room to grow the subscription revenue.Also, the crossover doesn't matter as far as the current subscription revenue goes. 450m users still means $450m per year in revenue. While that would take a while to recoup $19b if it doesn't grow, there's not really a time limit on how long Facebook or WhatsApp will be...
The Macbook Pro is a pretty good option (it has a screen but you can run it closed if you want) and is one of the machines they keep updated regularly. It has the same CPUs as the Mini. It costs more new but the refurbs are ok:http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD103LL/Ahttp://store.apple.com/us/product/FE664LL/Ahttp://store.apple.com/us/product/FE293LL/A/If you'd have gotten a Mini with core-i7 and dedicated GPU at $999, the 2012 MBP for $1449 isn't that much of a premium....
Everything smells nicer with de-odo-rant.
What do you think they met up about?The capacity is fine though. With faster charging and more charging stations, the batteries won't be an issue.Yeah, the units shipped are really low but that's to be expected with low capital to grow.Maybe:but will they invest in an infrastructure for charging with such a low potential audience? Although Tesla has a low audience now, it's aimed at the mass market.That looked like the case years ago. Both his companies were in trouble and...
It's a subscription app with over 450 million users, $0.99 per year after the first year. It'll have some running costs but there's only 55 staff.WhatsApp has a steep growth curve. This will follow the adoption rate of smart devices so it'll slow down with them too but it has room to more than double again.The reason for Facebook's price is clearer now after this Google bid. I figured they'd have wanted in on this, they're always trying to buy into social media. At least...
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