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Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.

What kind of charges you ask? Well there is conspiracy, wire fraud and unauthorized computer access for starters. According to the source article that wire fraud charge carries a twenty year prison sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:00 AM | Tags (13) | hackers | tickets | ticketmaster | profit | concerts | music | yahoo | hacking | charges | conspiracy | wire | fraud | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Apple reports that they just had the most profitable quarter ever.Apple reports that they just had the most profitable quarter ever.

This company is so innovative that they actually figured out a way to beat the economy. Kudos. Hey, why aren't you buying a laptop at this very minute? Get thee to the nearest Apple store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:53 AM | Tags (6) | conference | earnings | profits | quarter | recession | record |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.

Oh, and they also have hit the three hundred million user mark as well. All hail Facebook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:53 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | social | network | users | cash | profits | interwebs | latimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Blu-ray disc sales actually up this quarter.Blu-ray disc sales actually up this quarter.

Rentals and overall sales are significantly higher than the were the same time last year. Take that, DVD.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | bluray | dvd | adoption | profits | sales | revenue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

It only costs Apple $178.96 to manufacture the latest and greatest iPhone.It only costs Apple $178.96 to manufacture the latest and greatest iPhone.

I for one am shocked. On second thought - no I'm not.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | manufacturing | cost | cheap | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Electronic Arts posts small loss for fourth quarter. Uh oh.Electronic Arts posts small loss for fourth quarter. Uh oh.

I'm sure everything will turn out just fine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | ea | loss | gaming | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 394 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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