‘Investing’ Category

PC sales fall 11% – Why and what is going on with the PC market?

A recent Gartner report says PC sales fell 10.9% in quarter two. Worldwide PC shipments dropped to 76 million units in the second quarter of 2013, a 10.9 percent decrease from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments, which is the

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Apple iTunes just passed the 50 Billion download mark

Lucy winner A couple of weeks ago Apple announced the 50B download competition. It is now too late to enter as someone, currently unknown is the lucky winner of the $10K iTunes card. Let’s stop and look at the iTunes business and relate this back to an earlier post about the value of the eco

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Apple valuation – out of line with reason

What ‘s going on? The City and Wall St have given up on Apple. The stock has tanked more than 40% from a peak of $702 last September to a new low of just under $400 this morning. The stock is also now trading at a price/earnings ratio of 9X. That P/E ratio is well

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The Imploding PC Industry – Sales Fall 14%

IDC Report According to IDC, PC sales fell 14 percent this quarter on a year over year basis, the biggest decline since IDC started tracking the PC market in 1994. IDC was only expecting a 7.7 percent drop for the first quarter. Last year Microsoft updated Windows, the software that runs over 90 percent of

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