The Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and the Dark Knight series may rule the box office, but the real superhero money comes from licensed products. And the superhero with the most lucrative license—earning a whopping $1.3 billion a year—is neither Bat nor big-screen Avenger.
The Central Intelligence Agency has been busy aggregating a huge database of international money transfers, according to the Wall Street Journal—and it includes millions of Americans' financial and personal data.
Sharp has just announced that it's getting a $110 million shot in the arm from Samsung. In turn, that will help guarantee Sammy as many LCD panels as it can use.
According to an international financial statement filed by Apple, the company manages to pay just 1.9 percent income tax on its foreign earnings, meaning it pays a mere $713 million in tax on earnings of $36.8 billion.
When a website goes into tailspin common wisdom dictates that there's no way it can make a comeback. But in recent time eBay has done just that, transforming its dismal financial state into successes resembling its glory days. How the hell did it do it?
Nokia has just released its financial report for the second quarter of 2012, and it's bitter-sweet. While Lumia sales are really taking off, the company continues to operate at significant loss.
Netflix had a pretty bad 2011. And that might be underselling it since the company pretty much destroyed all the goodwill it developed over the years and became a laughingstock. No matter! Netflix just announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011 and things are looking good.
Citigroup says one percent of its credit card accounts have been accessed by hackers, which was brought to their attention by "routine monitoring". Citigroup has 21 million account holders, meaning as many as 210,000 accounts were viewed.
Apple's stock has hit a personal high for the company at $205.04 per share, up from its previous high of $202.96 back in 2007. The company's overall value is rated at $183 billion (Microsoft is $236 billion, in comparison). [BusinessWeek]
Nerds of the world jump of happiness, for HP has brought the legendary HP 15C Scientific Calculator and the HP 12C Financial Calculator for the iPhone and iPod touch, complete with custom skins and programming.
Sony Corporation posted its 3rd quarter financial results today.