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The iPhone Economy

Apple has become one of the best-known, most admired and most imitated companies on earth, in part through an unrelenting mastery of global operations. Last year, it earned over $400,000 in profit per employee, more than Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil or Google.

Apple employs 43,000 people in the United States and 20,000 overseas, a small fraction of the over 400,000 American workers at General Motors in the 1950s, or the hundreds of thousands at General Electric in the 1980s. Many more people work for Apple’s contractors: an additional 700,000 people engineer, build and assemble iPads, iPhones and Apple’s other products. But almost none of them work in the United States. Instead, they work for foreign companies in Asia, Europe and elsewhere, at factories that almost all electronics designers rely upon to build their wares.

Here is an interesting video about the iPhone economy.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/20/business/the-iphone-economy.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1

And here is the whole article about it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1&hp

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Is Twitter a Social Network?

Here is another interesting article about Twitter; it comes as a response to the other article notAmoment2spare has published yesterday, titled ‘Twitter as a business model’. Robin Wauters argues here that Twitter is a social network, stating that this is not only for the distribution and re-distribution of information; it also serves as a platform of connecting, communicating and sharing information with friends. But how a real ‘social network’ can be defined and how this differentiates Twitter from Facebook? There is a debate here, as for most of the people the division is obvious, as they mostly use Facebook for social networking – in terms of getting in touch with other people – and Twitter for getting and distributing information and knowledge (is this really involved in the social networking terminology?). Future will show!

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/16/of-course-twitter-is-a-social-network/

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Twitter as a business model

Here is an interesting article about Twitter – interview with Jack Dorsey. Interesting part is the balance between Twitter’s role as a destination for information or as a mechanism for distribution of content.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/22/dld-2012-jack-dorsey-twitter-has-a-business-model-that-works/

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