Apple weighting lowered in Nasdaq-100; Microsoft, Google raised

By on April 5, 2011 at 8:46 AM.

Apple weighting lowered in Nasdaq-100; Microsoft, Google raised

NASDAQ on Tuesday announced that it will adjust the weighing of several companies in the NASDAQ-100 index to better reflect their market capitalizations. The NASDAQ-100 index is comprised of the 100 biggest non-financial stocks on the NASDAQ exchange. The adjustment, which will take place on May 2nd, is the first of its kind since 1998. Apple will take the biggest hit as its weighting will be adjusted down from 20.46% of the the index to 12.33%. The Cupertino-based company’s representation on the NASDAQ-100 is currently six times that of the No. 2 company, Microsoft, which will see its weight doubled on May 2nd. A total of 82 stocks will be adjusted downward while 18 companies including Microsoft, Google, Intel, Cisco and Oracle will get larger shares. More →

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Details of HP’s tablet leaks ahead of media event; TouchPad’s the name

By on February 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM.

Details of HP’s tablet leaks ahead of media event; TouchPad’s the name

The gang over at PreCentral showed up to today’s HP media event several hours early just to… you know, get a good seat. While roaming the halls, the folks from HP just happen to be rehearsing this afternoon’s presentation — and the folks from PreCentral just happen to overhear several details about what we’re in store for. We now know the name of the device, the TouchPad; it’s weight, 1.5 pounds; and it’s depth, 13mm. The event kicks off at 1:00PM ET today, we’ll be there live-blogging the event to bring you the news as it happens. More →

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The Internet weighs around 450.5 billion kilograms?

By on November 21, 2009 at 11:32 AM.

The Internet weighs around 450.5 billion kilograms?

How heavy is the internet

This is just too weird not to post. CNET UK has reported that the Internet has a weight, and by taking the sum total of all peripherals, computers, etc. you can actually formulate a number. So what do the intertubes weight? 498,438,559,990 kilograms to be exact. About 570,937,778 computers are connected to the Internet and are being estimated to weigh in at 22.83 billion kg, while 175,480,931 servers are said to weigh in at 1.75 billion kg. The reported weight also includes 6.075 million kg in iPhones, 6.8 million kg in BlackBerrys, and 87 million kg in cables. Somehow virus’ made the list with a weigh of 287,524 kg — huh? Now, we’re not sure how accurate their estimates are but they describe their report as both “precise” and “scientific.” We’ll let you guys scientifically hash out how precise the numbers are in the comments. More →

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