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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 26th April in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Tablet Size and Climate Change

on Apr 26, 2011 1:00 pm by Anton Wahlman - The Street

No, I'm not talking that kind of climate change. What I am going to talk about is the impact of consumer preferences with respect to tablet size, based on where you live. The debate is whether consumers prefer tablet screens closer to 7 inches or 10 inches diagonally. Obviously Apple (AAPL) continues to dominate with a 4:3 aspect ratio tablet close to the high end of that range, whereas Samsung a... Read More


7 Gadgets Retrofitted for the Future

on Apr 26, 2012 2:35 pm by Diane Bullock

Imagine if the phrase "Everything old is new again" applied to technology -- that consumers suddenly grew bored with intuitive design and began to hunger for, say, the touch of a bulky button or the sound of a dial-up modem. Well, as it turns out, gadget manufacturers have found a niche market in tech nostalgia. 56K Modem Simulators Maybe it&r... Read More


The Small Business Interview: New York Start-Up Delivers 'Daily Game Plan' for the Active Crowd

on Apr 26, 2012 1:40 pm by Kathleen Culliton

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL For all the nine-to-fivers out there who dream of open fields or open bars, the Blood, Sweat & Cheers daily newsletter is more than the perfect procrastination device -- it's the doorway to life beyond the desk. "We're that breath of fresh air in your inbox," says Jonathan Ages, CEO and founder of the start-up. The website launched in New York... Read More


Best of the Blogs: Will Obama's 'Stacked' Fed Be His Lasting Legacy?

on Apr 26, 2012 9:35 am by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Use our comments section to post your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written. Wall Street Journal: Real Time Economics Link: Has Obama Stacked the Fed? Not Really "Foreign Affairs magazine, a publication of the Council on Foreign... Read More


Today in Tech: It's True -- Google Makes More Money From iPhones and iPads Than Androids

on Apr 26, 2012 1:30 pm by Vincent Trivett

Oracle's (ORCL) lawyers dredged up some illuminating internal documents from Google (GOOG) showing how it monetizes the Android mobile operating system. Oracle is suing Google for using Java APIs without a license, and Google's position is that APIs, like forms of speech, are not copyrightable. Even in Google's latest quarterly report, the exact amount that Google makes from Andr... Read More


Howard Stern, Against the Odds, Files an Appeal

on Apr 26, 2012 2:20 pm by Chris Ciaccia - The Street

The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" isn't going down without a fight. Disc jockey Howard Stern has appealed a lawsuit against employer Sirius XM (SIRI), which was previously dismissed and ruled "with prejudice," by New York State Supreme Court Judge Barbara Kapnick, meaning neither Stern nor his manager, Don Buchwald, could refile a suit with similar claims.  ... Read More


Best Buy Kills Connect

on Apr 26, 2012 4:55 pm by Bristol Voss

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL As if having the CEO walk out on you wasn't bad enough, Best Buy (BBY) is hanging up its coast-to-coast mobile broadband service, Connect, the company said Thursday. Best Buy confirmed to All Things D that it would "suspend operations" on June 1. Connect had signed up approximately 11,000 subscribers for its branded service, which boasted -- among other featur... Read More


Should Apple Be More Worried About Samsung or Google?

on Apr 26, 2013 9:00 am by Sterling Wong

Since hitting an all-time high of $702.10 in September 2012, shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have experienced a precipitous 40% decline, thanks to a combination of product fatigue, a perceived lack of new ideas, botched application launches, and increased competition from its rivals. Indeed, Apple's fall from grace (at least in the eyes of investors) has largely coincided with the ris... Read More


In Insider Trading, Bill Gates Sells Microsoft Shares While Spectrum Brands and Opko Health See Purchases

on Apr 26, 2013 11:45 am by Josh Wolonick

Welcome to our daily roundup of top insider trades. Here's a look at the most significant inside sales and purchases filed with the SEC on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Purchases: Harbinger Group (NYSE:HRG) bought 87,9000 shares of consumer products company Spectrum Brands (NYSE:SPB) for $5,012,550. The company's range of products is wide: It sells Rayovac Batteries, Stanley Hardw... Read More
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