All this brouhaha has got me thinking. (I know, had to happen one day...me thinking, I mean).<br><br>Fred and Steve are constantly banging on about how well Apple is doing, with 4 billion in the piggy bank and all. So how much does that little nest-egg contribute to the Apple Pie?<br><br>4 billion at say 5% = 200 million a year. That's 50 Mil a quarter. After tax that's probably 35 million each quarter. How much did Apple earn last quarter? $31 million - $32 million? That would appear to be less than the contribution of the interest on the nest-egg. So Apple really made no money at all from it's software/hardware sales. In fact, it seems there was a slight loss there. (I don't see how they could have lost money on the nest-egg).<br><br>So I think the iTools to dotMac scenario has been a must-do for Fred and Steve. Appears that $100 you'll be contributing each year to put the family holiday snaps on the web has become very important.<br><br>Me, I'll be sticking with my free-hosting as long as it lasts and continuing to use my ISP's email accounts. To all those who continue to use the dotMac service, thanks for your support. Steve needs it I think.<br><br><br><br>
I think most of the "load of rubbish" about this sort of thing ended up on another thread about the keynote.<br><br>Yeah, that's an interesting point about the $4 billion they're reported to have. As a side note though, I'm wondering where the heck you could even get a 5% return on any investment these days? Heh, heh.<br><br>I think you were just too late with your controversial comments about .Mac; my comments about it elicited a response to "grow up"! (no offense to the individual that replied) <br><br><br><br>
They could have a lot more in the bank and more market share were it not for letting Politics get in the way.<br><br>http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_071802/content/right.guest.html<br><br>Fan or not there is much truth in what Rush states in "this case."<br><br>-------------------------------------------<br>RWoelk <br>Generating 2048 bits of randomness...<br><br>Only the educated are free! -Epictetus
Loc: Syracuse, NY
I tend to agree with Rush. Before I continue let me first qualify my position on Apple. I love their products, I have been a huge proponent and owner of Apple products for 17 years now. I have raised all four of my children on macs. However, Apple is a publically traded company that has a responsiblity to their shareholders. That responsibility is providing a return on investment, either through paying dividends or increasing values in the company's stock. If Apple does not capitalize on shows like Rush and Imus, where both of those hosts are fans and users of Apple products than Apple is doing a disservice to it's shareholders. Both Rush and Imus reach millions of listeners every day. I listen to both shows and have heard numerous unpaid, unsolicited plugs for Apple products. I imagine a paid ad campain on either show would be successful. And because both hosts are proponents of Apple products the unsolicited plugs and Apple references would only increase as a result of the paid ads. Unfortunatly for Apple's shareholders politics comes before profits.<br><br>
Loc: Alexandria, VA
It has nothing to do with politics ...<br><br>Rush is just pissed off that Apple hasn't advertised on his show. But it's not like they're slighting *his* show over others - show me where Apple has advertised on radio *at all* ... they just don't do it ...<br><br>If Apple was advertising on *other* radio shows and not his, Rush might have at least a glimmer of a point - but as it stands now, he's just operating in the wrong media space =)<br><br>Now, I'm not saying that Apple would necessarily choose a show as controversial as Rush's to advertise with even if they did do radio advertising, but since they don't do *any* it's kind of a stupid point =)<br><br>FWIW,<br><br>***matt<br><br>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.