A little Friday “fun” for you… sure, perhaps it’s Friday and you may be stuck in the office for the day, however, just thank yourself that you aren’t flying to Spain and having to endure a landing in these wicked 60+ MPH cross winds! Wow… I think I’ve experienced this at DIA before!! Have a great week-end all…
Archives for April 27, 2012
So, how much money does Apple make? Well, not a bad question… let’s just say a SHITLOAD!! I know that may be a bit harsh but seriously, how else can you say it without beating around?? Apple has just this week released their Q2 results and the numbers are impressive to say the least. Year-over-year, revenues are up 94% – that’s a quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and a quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion. Of interest, International sales accounted for some 64% of the quarter’s revenues! Some highlights of interest:
- sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter – that’s 88% growth
- sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter – a 151% increase
- sold 4 million Macs during the quarter
- sold 7.7 million iPods – a decline of 15% – no surprise as many your users are no doubt jumping on the iPhone and iPad bandwagon rather than shelling out for a music device.
- Expectations for Q3 are an expect revenue of about $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $8.68
Checkout a PDF summary table of earning HERE
This web map service I’m pleased to share comes via GeoGeek and awesome mapper from Vancouver, Mark Laudon (@mapsrus). I had the pleasure of meeting Mark recently in Palm Springs at DevSummit where he shared with me his passion for developing apps in his part time – kudos to him on these efforts! One such app is the Save the Rain app (http://save-the-rain.com) and he has it entered in the World Bank Apps for Climate Challenge. Save the Rain is a fun yet serious app where anyone can easily locate a building, quickly delineate the building footprint, then generate the rain footprint – the total volume of freshwater used to produce goods. the app then returns a table that gives an idea of the kind and amount of fresh goods that could be grown using the rain water that is potentially saved. The app is built using HTML5 and is fully supported on all major tablet platforms also. See a detailed video HERE and please try the app and give Mark a well deserved vote in the challenge!
Check out Save The Rain at http://www.save-the-rain.com/SR2/ – please give him your vote (competition ends this week) and hit up Mark @mapsrus if you have comments for him!