It is the first company to successfully pivot from computer maker to device maker. And its devices are now ubiquitous, its annual new product releases are among the most anticipated in the world and it recently announced it would begin issuing a dividend to its stock owners expected to generate $10 billion in the first year alone. There is also speculation that Apple will enter into the payments market in the near future (allowing its handheld products to serve in the same fashion as a credit card). This alone would turn them into a trillion dollar company.
Source : http://www.economist.com
In findings released yesterday, it has been discovered that the UK is severely lagging behind over the speed of broadband services. The survey carried out by Oxford University’s Business School and Spain’s University of Oviedo’s Department of Applied Economics, and sponsored by the networking company Cisco, carried out the survey looking at the quality of broadband.
Over half of the 66 countries studied enjoyed broadband connections at the level of performance required to deliver a consistent quality experience for most common web applications today, but some major countries such as the UK, Spain and Italy on average fell just below this threshold.
Link : bme.eu.com