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Sirius XM: Back From the Brink

February has been a great month for Sirius XM Radio. Last week, its shares rose above $1, the first time they’ve crossed that threshold since September 2008. And now the company has posted its first quarterly profit since its controversial merger.

Reporting fourth-quarter earnings this morning, the satellite-radio provider, which was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy last year, posted a profit of $14.2 million–less than a penny a share–compared with a year-earlier loss of $245.8 million, or eight cents. Revenue for the quarter rose 8.7 percent to $676.2 million.

An impressive showing, considering analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a two-cent loss on revenue of $664 million.

Sirius (SIRI) added 257,028 subscribers during the quarter, bringing its total to 18.8 million. The company expects to add another 500,000 in 2010.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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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