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Nokia led the wireless revolution in the 1990s and set its sights on ushering the world into the era of smartphones 헬싱 ova 다운로드. Now that the smartphone era has arrived, the company is racing to roll out competitive products as its stock price collapses and thousands of employees lose their jobs 고등래퍼2 2화.
This year, Nokia ended a 14-year-run as the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, as rival Samsung Electronics Co. took the top spot and makers of cheaper phones ate into Nokia’s sales volumes 다운로드.
Nokia is losing ground despite spending $40 billion on research and development over the past decade—nearly four times what Apple spent in the same period 다운로드.
Instead of producing hit devices or software, the binge of spending has left the company with at least two abandoned operating systems and a pile of patents that analysts now say are worth around $6 billion, the bulk of the value of the entire company 다운로드.
Source: Wall Street Journal – Nokia’s Bad Call on Smartphones
As Independent Booksellers Week gets into full swing, the Booksellers Association has released figures to suggest outlets with cafés are likely to have higher sales than those without 다운로드.
Figures based on a survey of 40 BA members reveal that bookshops with cafés saw a 3% growth in overall turnover in 2011, whereas those without experienced a decline in sales of 5.2% 닌자 고 동영상 다운로드. Those bookshops with cafés also experienced a 2% hike in their book sales last year, in comparison to those without cafés which had a decrease in book sales of 4% 포트리스2 다운로드.
“We want customers to celebrate their local bookshop and also we want consumers to vote with their feet and use their local bookshop or risk losing it. Bookshops are social and cultural hubs and provide far more to communities than books and as such deserve and require strong action to preserve their unique role in British life.”
Source: The Bookseller – Sales higher in bookshops with cafés
Continue reading Modern world: Bookstores with cafés increase sales – those without decrease
The sale of Blu-ray players is going to peak this year or next, Roku CEO Anthony Wood predicted at the TV of Tomorrow show in San Francisco Wednesday 다운로드.
“Will people use Blu-ray players in four years? I don’t think so,” he said, adding that the streaming performance on Blu-ray players doesn’t compare to the experience on a dedicated set-top-box like the ones his company sells 다운로드.
Wood sees momentum shifting to streaming players like the current-generation Roku boxes, as well as Smart TVs.
Via – Roku CEO: Blu-ray will be finished in 4 years
Continue reading Sales of Blu-ray players should peak this year – be done in a few years
Forbes has LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the cover—but the professional social network’s business model is the real hero of the story 안드로이드 adb 다운로드.
Here are some of the amazing statistics Forbes’ George Anders reports:
- LinkedIn users spend an average of 18 minutes a month on the site. Facebook users spend 6.4 hours a month 다운로드.
- But LinkedIn gets $1.30 in revenue for every hour those users spend on site. Facebook: 6.2 cents.
- Anders describes LinkedIn’s most expensive product offering, LinkedIn Recruiter, as a “Bloomberg terminal” for talent scouts. It costs up to $8,200 a year per “seat,” or user license 다운로드.
- Adobe, a big LinkedIn customer, has 70 seats. At list prices, that’s about half a million in revenue a year from a single client 다운로드.
- LinkedIn’s top salespeople make as much as $400,000 a year selling Recruiter.
- LinkedIn spends 33 percent of revenue on sales and marketing 구글포토 사진 전체.
- LinkedIn’s profits are expected to double this year to $70 million.
Via – How LinkedIn Gets TWENTY Times More Money Per User Than Facebook
**Note: Facebook’s profit in the last quarter was $205 million on revenue of $1.1 billion 다운로드.
Continue reading How Linkedin gets 20x more money per user than Facebook
Professional football, America’s most popular and profitable sport, is preparing to tackle a glaring weakness: Stadiums are increasingly empty 너를 그린다.
As part of sweeping changes designed to give teams more flexibility to fill their seats, the National Football League is watering down its controversial TV “blackout” rule 다운로드. And this season, for the first time, fans in the stadium will be able to watch the same instant replays the referees see during reviews of controversial calls 다운로드.
The league also is planning to introduce wireless Internet in every stadium and to create smartphone apps that could let fans listen to players wearing microphones on the field 라스트 홀리데이 영화 다운로드.
With declines in ticket sales each of the past five years, average game attendance is down 4.5% since 2007, while broadcast and online viewership is soaring 다운로드.
In hopes that professional football can mimic the wild stadium atmosphere typical of college football games, the NFL says it has “liberalized” its restraints on crowd noise 짠내투어 하노이 다운로드. Stadiums will now be free to rile up crowds with video displays, and public-address announcers will no longer be restrained from inciting racket when the opposing offense faces a crucial third down 말괄량이 삐삐.
Read more – Game Changer: NFL Scrambles to Fill Seats
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This column is focused on “craft” beer, as opposed to the big brands that still dominate beer sales worldwide. The terms “craft beer” and “micro-brew” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are actually distinct from one another 다운로드.
Micro-breweries produce less than 15,000 barrels of beer per year, while craft beer can be produced by breweries of much greater size.
So what exactly is “craft beer?” The Brewer’s Association (the trade group for craft brewers) offers their own definition 워킹데드 시즌3 다운로드. They say a craft brewer must be small, independent, and traditional.
- By small, they mean annual beer production of no more than two million barrels of beer—Boston Beer, maker of Samuel Adams, is teetering on the brink of this limit and has about a one percent share of the U.S 다운로드. beer market. Many local brewers produce less than a thousand barrels a year.
- By independent, they mean that no more than twenty-five percent of the brewery can be owned by a big brewery like A-B, Miller, or Coors (the Big Three) 우드잡 다운로드.
- Traditional is the hardest to pin down, as they state a traditional brewer is one that has “an all malt flagship” or which uses “adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor”—a subjective matter 서유기 선리기연 다운로드. That’s a dig at the Big Three who use adjuncts (corn or rice) to lighten body and flavor and increase mass appeal.
Via – BH Weekly
Craft Brewing Facts
- Craft brewers currently provide an estimated 103,585 jobs in the U.S 스케치업 2018 한글 다운로드.
- Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2011 was 13% by volume and 15% by dollars compared to growth in 2010 of 12% by volume and 15% by dollars 철권5 다운로드.
- The craft brewing sales share in 2011 was 5.7% by volume and 9.1% by dollars.
- Craft brewer retail dollar value in 2011 was an estimated $8.7 billion, up from $7.6 billion in 2010 wma 파일.
- 1,940 craft breweries operated for some or all of 2011, comprised of 1,063 brewpubs, 789 microbreweries and 88 regional craft breweries.
Source – Brewers Association
And, if you live in Southern California, San Diego has 46 craft brewers for you to try out and 9 more opening this year 다운로드. Get your drink on.
Continue reading Craft beer is rising in America – matching the elegance of beer in Europe
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have teamed up to compete against Apple and Amazon in the eBooks business. The new partnership sees Microsoft investing $300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary 뮤즈대쉬 다운로드.
The $300 million investment in the Nook subsidiary of Barnes & Noble gives Microsoft about 17.6 percent ownership of this business unit 인터넷 동영상 링크 다운로드. That values this part of the business at about $1.7 billion. Before the markets opened this morning, the Nook business was valued about $900 million more than Barnes & Noble itself 다운로드.
In addition, Microsoft is paying another $305 million to get Nook on Windows 8 with some content:
Microsoft will be paying the Barnes & Noble subsidiary $180 million for revenue sharing on the Nook app that B&N will make for the Windows 8 platform 파크라이3 다운로드. This is nonrefundable, the filing notes. Microsoft is also paying $125 million (equal to $25 million over five years) “for purposes of assisting NewCo in acquiring local digital reading content and technology development.” This, too, looks to be nonrefundable 다운로드.
To put that in perspective, in the last quarter Barnes and Noble made $52 million in profit (on $2.4 billion in sales), and Amazon pulled in $130 million in profit (on $13 billion in sales) 바우와우. Clearly, Amazon has a big edge over B&N.
But, when you look at Microsoft’s earnings for the last quarter, $5.1 billion in profit (on $17 billion in sales), it looks like the big dog just entered the game 플라즈마 스워드 다운로드. But, don’t forget that Apple is on the scene as well.
Clearly, the e-reader battle is just heating up and everyone wants a piece.
On a side note, Target just announced they are pulling all Kindle’s from their stores due to ‘showrooming.’ The practice of visiting Target to physically touch a product, so you can then buy it on Amazon 다운로드.
The start-up marketplace is booming according to a new infograph from StartupHire.com 다운로드. There was a 23.5% increase in job postings from 2010 to 2011. But, what types of jobs are they and where are they located?
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Where are the Jobs
- California (36.3 percent)
- Massachusetts (7.43 percent)
- New York (7.13 percent)
- Texas (4.87 percent)
- Washington (4.02 percent)
- Colorado (2.66 percent)
- Pennsylvania (2.52 percent)
- Illinois (2.15 percent)
- Virginia (1.87 percent)
- North Carolina (1.48 percent)
- Software (36.6 percent)
- IT Services (20.9 percent)
- Business Products/Services (5.7 percent)
- Cleantech/Energy (4.8 percent)
- Networking & Equipment (4.8 percent)
- Biotech (3.3 percent)
- Healthcare Services (2.9 percent)
- Telecomm (2.8 percent)
- Media & Entertainment (2.4 percent)
- Computers & Peripherals (2.3 percent)
Top Job Titles
- Software Engineer
- Sr. Software Engineer
- Product Manager
- Account Manager
- Project Manager
- Account Executive
- Business Analyst
- Inside Sales Representative
- Sales Engineer
- Product Marketing Manager
As we all get finished with our taxes so do the President and First Lady. It turns out that the Obama’s came in with a 20.5% tax rate on income of $789,674 (married filing jointly), including donations worth $172,130 다운로드.
The bulk of that income came from presidential salaries, $394,821, and book sales, $441,369.
In 2010, their income was $1.7 million with the increase due to book sales, and in 2009, it was more than $5.5 million from book sales and Barack’s Nobel Peace Prize award money 다운로드.
In comparison, Mitt Romney pulled in an estimated $20.9 million in 2011, and is paying a %15.3 tax rate on that 다운로드. It seems that both our politicians are paying lower rates than average Americans.
Continue reading We all pay taxes – Barack & Michelle made $800k, donated $170k, & paid $160k in taxes
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- 13% of Blackberry developers have made more than $100,000 다운로드.
- iPhone app sales were 4x that of Android.
- Android has more free apps than iTunes.
Continue reading Infograph – comparing the app stores for Android, iPhone, & Blackberry
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