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iT&T: iPhone 3G Sales "Nearly Double" Original

Given the speed at which consumers are abandoning their traditional landlines, AT&T and its shareholders should be quite pleased with the company’s latest earnings. AT&T (T) said Wednesday that second-quarter profit rose 30 percent as it gained a net 1.3 million wireless customers. Revenue rose 4.7 percent to $30.87 billion from $29.48 billion, with a nearly 16 percent increase in wireless sales more than making up for a 8.3 percent drop in AT&T’s traditional voice-calling business.

And wireless sales will undoubtedly increase again in the months ahead thanks to Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 3G. AT&T reports that sales of the device in the first 12 days doubled those of the original iPhone last year, despite supply issues. “In the days following our exclusive U.S. launch of this new device, powered by the nation’s fastest 3G wireless network, customer response has been everything we had anticipated and more,” Randall Stephenson, AT&T chief executive, said in a statement. “This strengthens our wireless business, and it reinforces our positive view of the opportunities ahead for AT&T and the industry.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work