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Apple Increased Mac Sales for the First Time Since 2012

For the first time in two years, Apple has seen an increase in sales of its Mac computers. Not just an increase; a nearly 20 per cent jump over a year ago. That's...kind of nuts? Read More >>

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UK's Minimum Wage May Pop to £7 an Hour as Country Plods into Recovery Mode

Chancellor George "Cockney" Osborne has come out in favour of a shock, inflation-busting rise in the minimum wage, suggesting that those on the adult minimum pay structure might be earning a basic £7 an hour by the year 2015. Read More >>

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Money DOES Buy Happiness, But Too Much Triggers Status Anxiety and the Sadness Just Returns

The University of Warwick has been tracking the happiness index of people in countries with rising wealth levels, suggesting that more money actually leads to fewer problems -- but once earnings rise above a certain level the greed urge kicks in and you start getting stressed that nothing's good enough. Read More >>

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It's National Party Time Again as UK Minimum Wage Rockets by 12p an Hour

If you are lucky/unlucky enough to have a job that pays the UK's minimum wage you can afford to treat yourself to a sandwich from the luxury ranges today, thanks to the hourly minimum pay rate rocketing by 12p to sit at £6.31 per hour. Read More >>

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Four of the Five Highest-Paid Execs in the US Work for Apple

If you already feel a little hard done by when it comes to your paycheque, brace yourself. Bloomberg reports that four of the five best-paid executives across the whole of the US are employed by Apple — and just wait until you hear how much they earn. Read More >>

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More People Are Using Facebook via Phone For the First Time Ever

It's time for another quarterly earnings, that kooky game wherein companies announce how much cash they've raked in, and then investors spank or hail them without much correlation to reality. Now up: Facebook, which has just entered crazy new territory. Read More >>

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Revenue Up, Profits Down, Windows Still Plugging Away as Usual for Microsoft

Microsoft announced its latest set of financial numbers last night, with Windows 8 helping the company's Windows division to record a 24 per cent increase in profits. Read More >>

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Nokia Is Profitable Once More

For once, Nokia's earnings report isn't the kind of thing which makes investors weep like small children. In the fourth quarter of 2012 the Finns became successful once more — netting a £370 million profit. Read More >>

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Eyebrows Raised Over Twitter's Laughably Low £16,500 UK Profit

Twitter has finally filed its UK accounts after a bit of a delay, claiming to have made a profit of only £16,500 from its new UK office. To be fair, Twitter only started trading in the UK in May of 2011 with a skeleton staff of hipsters huddled around a hot-desk in London's Silicon Roundabout tech zone, so the figures might be genuine and not just another massive tax dodge. No need for a boycott and mass exodus just yet. [Guardian] Read More >>

business
Company HP Bought For $11 Billion Just Cost HP $9 Billion

All is not well at Meg Whitman's HP, we learned during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call this morning. HP just recorded a $9 billion devaluation of its assets stemming from serious accounting tomfoolery at a company that HP bought for $10 billion last year. Ouch. Read More >>

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Apple Only Pays 1.9 Per Cent Tax Outside the US

According to an international financial statement filed by Apple, the company manages to pay just 1.9 per cent income tax on its earnings outside the US, meaning it pays a mere £446-odd million in tax on earnings of about £23 billion. Read More >>

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Samsung Sells 50 Million Smartphones a Quarter, Twice as Many as Apple

In the second quarter of 2012, Samsung sold 50.5 million smartphones—twice as many as Apple—which sees the company extend its sales lead ahead of the iPhone. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Just Lost Money For the First Time Ever

Microsoft just posted its fourth quarter results, and for the first time since the tech giant was founded, it lost money. But this isn't necessarly all doom and gloom the beginning of the end—not yet anyway. Read More >>

google
Google Hauled in £6.5 Billion of Highly Relevant Money Last Quarter

Google just reported its earnings results from the most recent financial quarter, and while there's not too much to go on yet, it's notable that for the first time, the company took in over $10 billion (around £6.5 billion) of revenue in a single three-month period. Read More >>

apple
Apple: iPhone 5 Rumours Hurt Sales

Apple's earnings call last night began with new CEO Tim Cook offering homage to Steve Jobs. He went on to note it set new records, sold a fuckton of phones, tablets, and computers, and made a huge pile of money. Read More >>

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Is Google Going To Conquer The World With Google +?

Google Co-founder and CEO Larry Page spoke candidly about the future of Google during the company's recent earnings conference call. Page wants to make Google's products more social and the best way to do that is through Google +. Read More >>

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