Tag Archives: business

SanDisk Puts Its $$$ Where Its Slot Is [Yet Again]

SanDisk’s $100 Sansa slotRadio player we reviewed previously is another attempt to convince us to adopt the music/media “format of the future” — which is, of course, the company’s microSD card. Last year, you may recall SanDisk launched a huge … Continue reading

Apple Tablet Due in September?

Headlines are a tricky thing. Today The Financial Times reported some big news, but don’t let the big type above their story fool you. They’re reporting much cooler news than this semi-snoozer: “Apple joins forces with record labels.” Don’t get … Continue reading

Number-two MP3 player maker declares, "You can't out-iPod the iPod"

Fortune: So is SanDisk sitting pretty? Not really. While Harari’s flash evangelism has yielded some impressive results, it hasn’t addressed his main challenge: SanDisk’s core flash memory business is dizzyingly volatile. Because so many companies manufacture flash storage chips, and … Continue reading

Palm Death Watch: Revenue falls 41% short of projections

From Palm: The company announced that it expects to record revenues for Q2 fiscal year 2009 in the range of $190 million to $195 million. The revenue decline vs. the company’s Q1 fiscal year 2009 and Q2 fiscal year 2008 … Continue reading

I went to a Circuit City

The day before yesterday I entered a Circuit City. I don’t recall the last time I’d been in one — I’m more of a Best Buy man myself, although only when I must; I tend to purchase electronics almost exclusively … Continue reading

Sprint sells its cellular towers (so it can lease them back)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jul 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) today announced an agreement to sell approximately 3,300 towers to TowerCo for approximately $670 million in cash. Additionally, the two companies have entered into a long term leasing … Continue reading

JVC and Kenwood to merge

Quoth Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese electronics makers JVC (6792.T: Quote, Profile, Research) and Kenwood Corp (6765.T: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday they would merge under a holding company on October 1 to fight fierce price competition and growing … Continue reading

Verizon quotes $420 in setup fees for business DSL, and that doesn't include the actual DSL

Think you have it bad as a residential customer? Businesses get it much worse. I posted a while back about getting WiFi from my home to my office. It’s not going well, even with a directional antenna from MacWireless.com to … Continue reading

RIM and Its Blackberries Going Strong

We tend to try to step daintily over raw business news around these parts, but RIM has posted their fourth-quarter profits and they’re looking laudably healthy. From TheStar.com’s report: The company added 2.18 million subscribers in the fourth quarter, bringing … Continue reading

Understanding the 700 MHz Auctions

Phone Scoop has a moderately technical overview of the spectrum sold in the 700 MHz auction held by the FCC. If, like me, you are getting a kick out of trying to understand how the wireless industry will expand over … Continue reading