iPad Air Components Cost Less Than Last Year’s Model

iPad Air Components Cost Less Than Last Year’s Model

By Sean Patterson November 6, 2013

With each passing year Apple adds new features and hardware to its line of iPhones and iPads. The cost for the latest Apple devices, however, has managed to remain relatively stable due to better manufacturing processes, as well as Apple’s …

Google Releases ‘Conversion Optimizer’ AdWords Feature
Inside AdWords informs the launch of Conversion Optimizer, a CPA bidding product.

Does Facebook Really ‘Cost Businesses Dear’?

I don’t have a Facebook account. At least, not yet, as I have mentioned in another blog post I shared over here not so long ago. But from that to say "[…] sites such as Facebook could be costing firms over £130m a day" is a bit of an over-reaction.

‘Catch-up’ Packet Takes Shape, ISPs Fire Shots

British Internet service providers are concerned with the BBC’s plans to allow viewers to freely download recent broadcasts and view them within 30 days, arguing that "catch-up" TV will eat up bandwidth if enough viewers take advantage of it.

Location – Online & Offline Business Costs

I have went shopping with my girlfriend in San Fransisco a few times, and got to thinking about how most of the businesses in the city pay $4,000 to $20,000 per month for rent. In many cases, with a 5 year term.

You can buy a great domain name for that. You can compete in the search results in most markets for that. Monthly rent to buy exposure in one city is recurring. Many online marketing costs and domain costs are not.

Hidden Distribution Costs

I recently went to a soap shop in downtown San Fransisco called Lush. It is the most expensive soap I have ever seen, and a perfect product for the web. My girlfiriend asked the clerk if they sold online and they said yes, but don’t buy Lush soap from Amazon.com.

Google Apps To Start Making Real Money

According to an article in the latest issue of BusinessWeek, Google will turn Google Apps For Your Domain into a subscription service for corporations sometime in the next few weeks. If true, it would turn the service (which offers services for company domains, currently Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and Blogger, and is expected to add more services) into an actual revenue generator for Google, a rarity for a company that many say needs to diversify its earnings.

US Spends $130 Million Daily On Spam

If the CEO wants to know how to save some money from being wasted each day, tell her the best people she can pressure aren’t the employees, but the company’s federal Congressmen.

Forget about gathering all the staff in one room and telling them how they are money-sucking time wasters. The problem may not be their fault. Spam could be to blame.

Logistics Costs and Bean Counting Don’t Add Up!

Does you company actually have true fiscal visibility throughout the supply chain? Many claim they do…very few really do…what should you do?

VON: Venture Capital And Leadership

Money. Startups need it, investors have it, and venture capital firms can bring them together. Though the prospect of composing a business plan and getting it in front of a VC might seem daunting, it could be well worth the effort.

Dells Reputation Tipping Point

All sorts of opinions are flying around about Dell’s recall of over four million laptop computer batteries announced Monday.

Employee Retention: What Employee Turnover Really Costs Your Company
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It’s one of the largest costs in all different types of organizations, yet it’s also one of the most unknown costs. It’s employee turnover.

The Real Costs of Not Doing Leadership Training

A report from the Said Business School at Oxford University in the UK found that British businesses and public sector organizations are wasting almost $140 million on executive education programs that are poorly conceived and delivered.

How The Internet Could Lower Energy Costs

A West Coast pilot program is giving brains to household appliances by enabling them to connect to the Internet and gather information about real time energy costs and make decisions about the best times to kick on or power down.

Oracle Appcasts

I talked about Oracle Podcasting in a previous post. They now have a more Applications oriented podcast available called Oracle Appcasts.

Accounting and Logistics Costs – an Impediment to Supply Chain Effectiveness
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Supply chain management (SCM) is one of the key drivers in today’s business world with offshore sourcing, foreign competition and global markets.

Retailers Face Challenge Of Keyword Costs

As more and more marketers enter the paid search market, competition for desired keywords has driven up the prices.