Posts filed under “Technology”

Cell Phone Spending Passes Residential Phone Services

I find this data point from the BLS rather intriguing:

In 2001, the ratio of spending on residential phone services to spending on cellular phone services was greater than 3 to 1. In 2007, cellular phone expenditures accounted for 55 percent of total telephone expenditures compared to 43 percent for residential phone expenditures.

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) show that cellular phone expenditures increased rapidly from 2001 through 2007. Cellular phone expenditures surpassed spending on residential landline phone services beginning in 2007. Chart 1 shows that annual expenditures for cellular phone services per consumer unit increased from $210 in 2001 to $608 in 2007, an increase of 190 percent. Expenditures for residential phone services per consumer unit decreased from $686 to $482 over that period, a decrease of 30 percent.


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Spending on Cell Phone Services Has Exceeded Spending on Residential Phone Services

http://www.bls.gov/cex/cellphones2007.htm

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Technology

How Bad Are Tech Earnings?

Eric Savitz of Barron’s notes that “earnings season is off to a miserable start” as far as Tech is concerned. He gives 5 key reasons: 1. PC DEMAND IS SUFFERING big time. Microsoft and Intel are both cutting jobs;  Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted a 33% drop in profits; Disk-drive maker Seagate ‘s (STX) revenues…Read More

Category: Earnings, Economy, Technology

Microsoft Zune: Down 54%

My pal JP notes that the iPod wannabe had an utterly disasterous quarter: Overlooked in the carnage of Microsoft’s second quarter was the performance of the company’s Zune platform. Which was, quite simply, atrocious. Seems that $10 to $20 holiday discount didn’t do much good at all. According to Microsoft’s latest 10-Q, “Zune platform revenue…Read More

Category: Legal, Markets, Music, Technology, Venture Capital

Chart Selection

Amusing flow chart telling you which chart to use: via Flow Chart

Category: Digital Media, Technology

The Auto-Tech Paradox at C.E.S.

The automobile market isn’t suffering alone. The market for in-vehicle technology, those screens, navigation devices and audio systems inside cars, is tanking right along with it.

Category: Technology, Video

The History of the Internet (Animated Infographics)

Pretty cool:


History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

via infosthetics

Category: Technology, Video, Web/Tech

Top 2009 Gadgets

WSJ’s Walt Mossberg talks about the top gadgets of 2009, from a headset that makes PC video games 3-D to HP notebooks, that are like a laptop and a netbook combined. Courtesy Fox News.

1/8/2009

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology, Video

An hour with Bill Gates

Interesting Charlie Rose video from last week, overlooked during the holidays: An hour with Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft.

I’m not a fan, as I know that MSFT is(was) the Evil Empire, but its interesting nonetheless

December 22, 2008

Category: Corporate Management, Technology, Video

Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Magic?

In search of big ideas in the Valley

click for (pop up) video: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Magic?

BusinessWeek’s John A. Byrne and Steve Hamm discuss whether Silicon Valley still has its mojo, or will risk aversion and myopia kill the golden goose?

Category: Markets, Technology, Venture Capital, Video, Web/Tech

2008: The Year in Wisecracks

Very amusing video, via John P at All Things Digitials:

Category: Humor, Technology, Video