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2010

Amazon sees $1 billion in sales on mobile devices in 12 months

July 23rd, 2010

Yesterday, During Amazon’s Q2 earnings call — where Amazon posted $6.57 billion in net sales, up 41% year-0ver-year — the online retailer announced that over $1 billion of merchandise was order on mobile devices. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, had this to say: “In the last twelve months, customers around the world have …

Verizon Wireless Q2, data revenue up 23.8%, 92.1 million customers

July 23rd, 2010

Verizon Communications, Inc. has just announced their Q2 earnings, and included in the massive statement is the results for Verizon Wireless (a venture owned by both Verizon Communications and Vodafone). What did Q2 look like for Big Red? Well, Verizon Wireless posted revenues of $16 billion (up 3.4% YoY), had an operating margin of 30.3% …

Microsoft has best Q4 in company history, over $16 billion in revenue

July 22nd, 2010

There were whispers that Apple’s latest quarterly earnings — $15.7 billion — could best those of rival Microsoft, however today, the Redmond company put all of that to rest. The first few sentences of Microsoft’s earnings release explains it all: Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June …

Nokia posts mediocre Q2, 1% bump in net sales

July 22nd, 2010

Global leader in mobile Nokia, posted their Q2 2010 numbers this morning, and to be honest, they are just okay. The Finnish company posted net sales of €10 billion, which is up 1% year-over-year — but down 4% when adjusted for constant currency — and had net sales of €6.8 billion — which is up …

Netflix is on its way to Canada

July 19th, 2010

By way of the tweet, Netflix has announced that it will be offering its services in Canada beginning “this fall.” If you’re located in Canada, and would like more information, you can head on over to http://www.netflix.ca and register to receive more information when it becomes available. No word yet on pricing or availability. Pretty cool, …

The Apple press conference round up…

July 16th, 2010

The much anticipated Apple press conference has just concluded. Here is — in bullet form — what we just learned: The iPhone 4 death grip signal degradation thingy happens to a lot of smartphones. Apple demonstrated it on a BlackBerry 9700, Samsung Omnia 2, and HTC DROID Eris. The software update (4.0.1) released yesterday will take care of …

Google has strong Q2, 24% revenue growth year-over-year

July 16th, 2010

Mountain View, CA search juggernaut Google has announced their Q2 2010 financial results… and it all looks very good. Google posted revenue of $6.82 billion for the quarter (up 24% YoY), a net income of $1.84 billion (up from $1.48 billion), an effective tax rate of 24%, cash, cash equivalents, and short-term marketable securities of …

2010 NY Auto Show video

April 21st, 2010

We’ve always wanted to hit the NY Auto Show and this year, Buick sponsored our trip. There weren’t many brand new announcements (we actually can’t think of a single one that we can remember), but we did spend some quick time going over some of the cars that caught our eyes. Don’t judge us. Check …