Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Earnings

Apple Earnings:Apple reported record revenue and earnings for the quarter, which ended in September, a sign of prowess in the field of user-friendly mobile devices.
Sales roar in virtually all its product lines, from smart phones to the new IPad pills. As a result, Apple saw its share price also rises above $ 300 a share last week for the first time.

Surging revenues from the iPhone is an important factor that pushed Apple’s quarterly earnings above U.S. $ 20 billion for the first time, and its profit to $ 4.3 billion.

As a result of a bullish outlook among Wall Street analysts have turned Apple into a leading high-tech firms of the country.

Apple is worth more than competitors such as Microsoft and Google, and it has a larger stock market value than industrial giant General Electric or retailer Wal-Mart.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs leaves no doubt about his own “buy” rating.

“The more time passes, the more I am convinced that we have a tiger by the tail here,” Mr. Jobs said of the IPAD, touch screen device the size right between your phone and laptop computer.

Jobs predicted that competitors will launch a rival pill no convincing softward applications, and screen size is less than half of the IPAD.

This does not mean the next decade will hold competitive risks. Apple is already facing increasing competition from smart phones running the Android software from Google. Although Apple posted its best ever profit, its gross margin declined slightly compared to last year.

Now, however, success is breeding mainly success.

IPad had a strong start this year. Apple, Mac computers have been its best quarter ever. The latest generation of the iPhone on the reverse order.

“We have sold 14.1 million Iphones in the quarter, Jobs said.” We have now passed RIM [and blackberry], and I do not see them overtake us in the foreseeable future. ”

For both IPad and iPhone, the secret of success is that users have thousands of add-on software applications to choose from.

For many analysts, the stock price may be historically high, but it is not unreasonable.

“It’s an incredible thing. … They blew past forecasts, and this is mainly due to iPhone,” analyst Colin Gillis of BGC told Reuters.

Stock analysts have recently revised their forecasts for earnings in Apple next year, to about $ 18 per share, according to information collected by this site Yahoo! Finance.

Apple’s success leaves him kind of problem most companies dream of: to figure out what to do with excess cash. Jobs said the company is eyeing the possibility of one or more “strategic opportunities” such as an acquisition.
New Gap Logo
New Gap Logo:Clothing retailer Gap has recently changed its iconic All-Caps-in-blue box logo on the modern (and lame) black logo lowercase Helvetica. But when people talked – and hated it – the company decided to revert to the old and comfortable. The Boston Globe reports that the new logo has been met with such criticism from the bloggers, commentators on the Facebook page of the gap, font officianados and design community that the only option was the way of new messages.

“We learned how much energy there is around our brand, and after much deliberation, we decided to return to our iconic blue logo”, a company spokesman said Louise Callagy Bloomberg.com Monday.

Hooray! I do not even love the old logo, which many … It’s more that the new logo so unhip. If you think the font does not matter, just ask the people who created a movement to rid the world of Comic Sans.

The question is – and any new logo to make Gap fans want to leave them Chinos? This blue box is really too iconic to change? This customer says “yes.”

Robert Reed

Robert Reed:Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American stage and television actor. He is often remembered as portrays his father, Mike Brady, of Brady Bunch comedy from 1969 to 1974.
Early life and career:
Reed was born John Robert Rietz, Jr. in Highland Park, Illinois. His parents were Helen (nee Teaverbaugh) and John Robert Rietz, Senior  Reed spent much of his childhood in Muskogee, Okla., and later studied Shakespeare in college. He was educated at Northwestern University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and later transferred to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He first gained fame in the early 1960′s for the lead role, along with EG Marshall in a series of television series Defenders from 1961 to 1965. He also appeared in the 1968 movie “Star!
Since the beginning of Brady Bunch Reed was unhappy with his role as Mike Brady. He felt that the acting is often silly comedy was beneath his serious Shakespearean training. Despite dissatisfaction with the show, by most accounts, he truly loved his fellow star, and was beloved father figure to the younger actors. In his efforts to bring more realism to the show, Reed often locked horns with series creator and executive producer Sherwood Schwartz. Reid Schwartz presented with frequent, usually handwritten memos detailing why a certain character’s motivation does not make sense, and / or why it was wrong for a particular episode to combine elements of various styles, such as a farce and satire.

Reid was particularly shocked by the fifth season of Brady Bunch’s, “hair-brained scheme.” He sent a memo Schwartz choice but to episode, but Schwartz did not receive reminders quickly enough to change the show, as Reid wanted. As a result, the aversion Reid Schwartz said they would do an episode without him, which they did, changing the shooting schedule and the provision of the line, Mike Brady to other characters. As a result, Schwartz has dismissed it out of the series – which turned out not to make a difference, because the Brady Bunch was canceled after that.

Reed played a role of Mike Brady in the Brady Bunch Variety Hour, as well as the Brady Brides, a few made-for-TV movies Brady, and a number of subsequent Bradys.

During the launch of the Brady Bunch, Reed also a recurring role as Lt. Adam Tobias on the television drama Mannix from 1967 to 1975.
After graduating from Brady Bunch in 1974, Reed appeared on stage and made many guest star appearances on other TV shows and TV movies, including Pray for the Wildcats and SST: Death Flight. He won critical acclaim for her role as a doctor who wants to get a sex change operation in two parts of an episode of Medical Center in 1975. Reed also appeared in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The rich man, poor man, and roots. He also guest starred on Wonder Woman, playing the Falcon. Other interesting performance reviews include: Hawaii Five-O, Charlie’s Angels, Galaxy 1980, Vega $, and Murder She Wrote for at least three appearances. Reed played a recurring role of Dr. Adam Rose at critics (though not for long) hospital drama Nurse during the 1981-1982 television season. In 1986 he played the role of Lloyd Kendall on the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow. He also made several appeances in Hunter (U.S. TV series) and Jake and the Fatman.
Reed was briefly married to Marilyn Rosenberg (1957-1959). Couple had one daughter, Karen Ritz, who was born in 1958. Karen had a small role in an episode of Brady Bunch entitled “Dream of capers. Her character’s name was Karen and she is credited as” Carolyn Reed. “This episode also reunited with Reed and his roles from defenders, E. G. Marshall.

Reid believes that his career has required him to be secretive about their homosexuality.   Nevertheless, most members of the Brady Bunch cast knew about his sexual orientation, and expressed outrage at the media exploitation of her after his death, primarily by Barry Williams.

Reed was very close friends with actress Anne Haney, best known for her portrayal of a social worker Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire. She was the one who told his daughter of his homosexuality and his struggle with AIDS. She often received their HIV medications for it under a pseudonym to protect his privacy.

Reed died in 1992 in Pasadena, Calif., from cancer of the colon and bladder, he was suffering from AIDS, at the time. He was cremated and his ashes are buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Illinois.