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The end of the world, relatively speaking

May 7, 2010

Bloomberg has a story today which takes a close look at an Apple investor who was caught in yesterday's turmoil. Apple traded down more than 15% on the day before snapping back to a -4% finish. This particular investor first purchased his 26 shares of Apple in late 2007, for $189. He sold them in […]

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The hidden cost of an iPhone 3GS

June 8, 2009

Apple's new iPhone 3GS is can be pre-ordered for just $199... unless you already have an iPhone. That's right, current iPhone users are not eligible for the subsidized price, and will have to shell out $600 for for the 16GB model, as disclosed in the footnotes of the pre-order page. AT&T is apparently telling some […]

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Tuesday trends like an Apple a day

May 19, 2009

All this talk of Microsoft and Apple's relative values sent me quickly to Google, where I pulled up the following chart: The blue line is searches for "Microsoft;" the red is for "Apple." I've filtered it by "Computers & Electronics" to limit the impact of a certain fruit. The blue spike around April first is […]

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Charting value (maybe)

May 19, 2009

Silicon Valley Insider presented this as its Chart of the Day today, saying it indicates the success of Microsoft's "Laptop Hunter" ads: First of all, it takes some digging to learn what this scale even means, which brings us to a violation of charting rule #1: do not use a misleading axis! The true scale […]

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Tragedy in AAPLville

January 14, 2009

This tragic story popped up in red all over my Bloomberg news feeds this afternoon: 16:35 *APPLE SHARES ARE HALTED BY NASD PENDING NEWS           :AAPL US 16:36 *APPLE SAYS JOBS TO TAKE MEDICAL LEAVE UNTIL END OF JUNE 16:36 *APPLE'S JOBS SAYS TIM COOK TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAY TO […]

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