Tag Archive: Million


Facebook Finally Allowed To Actually Buy Instagram, Deal Now Worth $747 Million

Back in April, Facebook decided to acquire Instagram for a staggering $ 1 billion. After the acquisition was announced initially, The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an antitrust investigation that barred the deal from going through. In essence, Instagram hasn’t actually been touched by Facebook yet.

Today the FTC approved Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, but the deal is worth $ 747 million instead of the original $ 1 billion.

The reason for the  [Read More…]

iPad Mini Production To Reach 4 Million Units Per Month In September [Rumor]

Will we see more iPad mini components as production ramps up?

Production of the 7.85-inch “iPad mini” is expected to ramp up next month, according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, reaching a target of 4 million units per month. Apple hopes to build enough units to launch the device before the end of the year and serve with busy holiday season. DigiTimes reports:

Supply volume of Apple’s 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to  [Read More…]

Apple’s Genius Bar Services Over 18 Million People A Year, And Other Crazy Stats

Every time you drop by your local Apple Store it’s probably crazy busy. Even when they haven’t launched a new product in months, the floors are always packed with people. Apple just opened its 374th and 375th retail stores this weekend in Canada.

While he was up in Canada, Jim Dalyrmple talked to Apple about the success of their retail operation and came away with some interesting statistics – like the  [Read More…]

Google Settles Apple Safari Privacy Charges, Pays FTC $22.5 Million

In a special deal today with the Federal Trade Commission, Google Inc. agreed to play $ 22.5 million to settle the charges of bypassing privacy settings of people who use Apple’s Safari browser. The deal ends the FTC probe into the allegations, and Google was not required to admit to any liability or admit to any wrongdoing. The charges arose from the FTC’s consent degree with Google from 2011, in which  [Read More…]

After 100 Million Downloads, Temple Run Celebrates With Retina iPad Update And More

One of the very few App Store games to reach Angry Birds-level popularity is Temple Run. Developed by the small team at Imangi Studios, the game has seen incredible success in Apple’s App Store and now on Android as well. In celebration of Temple Run’s one year anniversary, Imangi has announced that the game has been downloaded 100 million times across iOS and Android devices. That’s quite an incredible feat.

A Temple Run update  [Read More…]

Consumers Expected To Shut Up And Smile As Verizon Donates $1.25 Million Of Stolen Money To The FCC [Rant]

Perhaps you’ve heard the “great” news about how Verizon has to dish out $ 1.25 million to the FCC for violating the FCC’s “C Block rules,” requiring licensees of C Block spectrum to allow customers to freely use the devices and applications of their choosing. If you’re just hearing about it, let me give you the gist of things and then you’ll get to hear me rant.

Back in 2008 there  [Read More…]

Apple Posts Q3 2012 Financial Results: $35 Billion Revenue, 26 Million iPhones, 17 Million iPads, 4 Million Macs

Apple just released the numbers for its 2012 third quarter earnings. The company made $ 35.0 billion in revenue and a quarterly net profit of $ 8.8 billion, up from revenue of $ 28.6 billion and a net profit of $ 7.3 billion last quarter. Apple sold 26 million iPhones, 17 million iPads, 6.8 million iPods, and 4 million Macs in Q3. A cash dividend of $ 2.65 per share for investors has been announced  [Read More…]

Apple Sells 35 Million iPhones In First Quarter, Shares 50 Percent of Global Market With Samsung [Report]

According to a report by ABI Research, Apple and Samsung have 50 percent of the smartphone market, and 90 percent of the global profits from that market. These top two companies dominate the smartphone industry so thoroughly, claims the research firm, that there is no one even close to becoming a third player. “At this point in the year, Nokia will have to grow its Windows Phone business 5000 percent in  [Read More…]

Tim Cook Highlights App Store Numbers, More Than 400 Million Accounts Worldwide

Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted a number of applause worthy App Store statistics during today?s WWDC keynote presentation. Apple?s App Store will be available in 155 countries with 32 new additions this year alone. In these 155 countries Apple has 400 million App Store subscribers (accounts) with one-click buying. Quote: ?This is the store with the largest number of accounts with credit cards anywhere on the internet that we’re aware of.” ? Cook The massive number  [Read More…]

Mac OS X By The Numbers: 60 Million Users Worldwide [WWDC12]

Craig Federighi took the stage after Phil Schiller at WWDC today to talk Mac. OS X Lion has been a wild success, and 40% of all Mac users run the operating system now 9 months later. 26 million copies have been shipped exclusively through the Mac App Store. There are 60 million Mac users around the world, and Apple’s market share has been rising exponentially in the desktop space over the past  [Read More…]