John Paczkowski

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Amazon Losing $50 Per Kindle Fire?

With its new Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is clearly undercutting Apple’s iPad on price. At just $199, the Fire costs less than half of Apple’s entry-level iPad. An appealing price point, but one that requires Amazon to eat a few dollars on each sale. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, “Amazon is likely losing about $50 per Kindle Fire.” Munster doesn’t bother to explain where he gets that number. He does, however, note the disparity between that loss and the 30 percent-plus gross margin Apple makes on the iPad.


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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik