The San Francisco Mint Burned Its Carpets to Find $3,200 Worth of Gold

Even after the gold fever died down, gold itself was in the air in San Francisco—as long as you knew where to look. That place would be in the San Francisco Mint. In a majestic granite and sandstone building downtown, bullion was turned into gold coins—as well as lots and lots of gold dust. » 2/27/14 5:40pm 2/27/14 5:40pm

AT&T Sells 2.4 Million iPhone 3Gs, 40 Percent to New Customers

Not surprisingly for AT&T, the iPhone 3G is a strong part of their quarterly earnings report. Off the top they added two million net subscribers, ballooning to nearly 75 million total, and it looks like the iPhone 3G played a solid part in landing them. Of the 2.4 million iPhone 3Gs activated last quarter, 40 percent… » 10/22/08 9:00am 10/22/08 9:00am

Apple Quarterly Earnings: 6.9 Million iPhones Sold, "More Phones Than…

Though Apple's live broadcast of its fourth quarter earnings doesn't start for another few minutes, they've already dumped the numbers on us. Here are the important ones: 6.9 million iPhones, 2.6 million Macs, and 11 million iPods. Wryly noting that "we sold more phones than RIM," Steve Jobs says they're still not… » 10/21/08 4:55pm 10/21/08 4:55pm

Apple Quarterly Results: Mac Sales Way Up, iPods Pretty Flat

No surprise, this quarter was Apple's best March quarter ever. Here are the bits that matter—2.29 million Macs shipped, 51 percent more than same time last year, so Mac sales are booming. iPod sales are actually pretty flat from last year, up a meager one percent—are we at the saturation point? And 1.7 million… » 4/23/08 4:42pm 4/23/08 4:42pm

TiVo Earnings Report: Profit's Still Not Its Middle Name

I kinda thought (hoped) earnings report season was over. But it's not! Today we're looking at TiVo's net loss of $8.2 million on total revenues of $75.5 million, which was "considerably ahead of guidance" and up (down?) from an $11.1 million net loss in the same quarter last year on revenues of $66 million. Given all… » 11/28/07 7:20pm 11/28/07 7:20pm

Apple Gets $831 for Every iPhone Sold Thanks to AT&T Payments

We already knew that the iPhone was making Apple money by the barrelload, but we didn't know exactly how much. Well, uh, you'd better sit down. According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Apple receives a whopping $18 per month from AT&T for each iPhone customer. That adds up to $432 for each two-year… » 10/29/07 8:13am 10/29/07 8:13am

Apple Earnings Report: They're Balling, Hard (Updated)

Despite a couple of bumpy moments this quarter that ended Sept. 29 that might've slightly shaken the faith of the devout, Apple's earnings are unsurprisingly expectation busting: Apple's reporting record September earnings, with revenues of $6.22 billion with a net quarterly profit of $904 million for earnings of… » 10/22/07 6:04pm 10/22/07 6:04pm

Apple TV Profit Margins Not As Obscene as Most Apple Wares

On top of not selling so well, even when Apple does manage to unload an Apple TV, apparently they're not doing so at the slam-bang profit margins they're accustomed to. Masters of component/cost analysis iSuppli broke down the parts of the Apple TV to estimate that Apple's pumping at least $237 into each one—and… » 6/06/07 1:50pm 6/06/07 1:50pm