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This Business Week article describes the rising demand for first generation iPhones. "Shelf prices" (using eBay values of virtual shelves) for the 16GB iPhone are currently at about $600, and $500 for 8GB models. In other words, the $250 AT&T refurb specials from March are now worth roughly dou...

September 3rd 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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BusinessWeek spent some time examining the indisputable success of our Blizzard overlords. At the very beginning of the article, BusinessWeek credits Blizzard's mastery of gaming to the often-spoken, often-hated "when it's ready." In a quote from Jay Wilson, Blizzard says that if "a product isn't...

August 25th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Not unlike this guy, Apple is going to need avalanche insurance for the mountain of cash that it's sitting on. According to BusinessWeek, Apple has amassed $20.8 billion in cash and short-term investments, adding nearly $1 billion each and every quarter. It's not necessarily odd for a company to ha...

August 8th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Two years ago, BusinessWeek did a cover story on Second Life and sparked an explosion of interest in marketing in virtual worlds. Many of the early efforts to market in Second Life were little more than unimaginative billboards copying real-world advertising. Despite downbeat reports, more than a d...

May 25th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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It's a good time to work at Nintendo, and not just because of the mushroom shaped pastries in the lounge or the regular attempts at Princess Peach cosplay. BusinessWeek has released what it calls the 'InfoTech 100,' essentially a listing of the world's hottest tech companies, and wouldn't you know...

May 24th 2008 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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BusinessWeek has ranked Apple #2 on its list of the Infotech 100. This list is designed to rank tech companies on their fundamental economic strength, taking into account "shareholder return, return on equity, total revenues, and revenue growth." Apple was up from 6th place last year and came in beh...

May 24th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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This week's BW cover story puts Apple's approach to business users squarely in the spotlight, as Peter Burrows captures both the remarkable surge of employee-driven Mac purchasing for the enterprise (often triggered by staff who are Mac users at home, or as I sometimes refer to them, "iMullets" -- b...

May 2nd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Over at Business Week, Helen Walters has an interesting summary of a presentation given by Michael Lopp at SXSW on Apple's design process. Lopp is a senior engineering manager at Apple and gives a sneak peek at the process that Apple uses to bring such great products to the market. Particularly inte...

March 12th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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In a recent BusinessWeek blog post, writer Arik Hesseldahl says he has information from one of his sources that the long awaited iPhone SDK might well be delayed. According to the source, the delay could be anywhere from one to three weeks; with February drawing to a close and no announcement yet of...

February 22nd 2008 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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Arik Hesseldahl has a thoughtful article up today over at BusinessWeek, describing why he won't be buying an iPhone any time soon. There are far too many great lines to quote here so go read the entire post. Hessendahl call's Apple's no-third-party development stance ridiculous. He argues that softw...

October 8th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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For the third consecutive year, Business Week has named Apple the "Most Innovative Company" (they beat 2nd place Google with double the votes). Data was collected late last year from the top 10 executives at the world's 1,500 largest corporations.* While acknowledging the accomplishment, Business We...

May 7th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Business Week just published their yearly list of 'The 50 Most Innovative Companies', and Sony came in at number 10. They seemed particularly impressed with Home, stating:"This traditional tech hardware maker is devoting more resources to software. To turn its PlayStation 3 console from living-room...

May 4th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments