Thursday, July 22, 2010

Successes Apple

Apple announced financial results for the third quarter of 2010 financial year ended 26 June 2010 record revenues of U.S. $ 15.7 billion and net quarterly profit - 3.25 billion dollars, or 3.51 per diluted share. Company's revenue for the same quarter the previous year amounted to 9.73 billion dollars and net quarterly profit - 1.83 billion, or 2.01 per diluted share. Gross margin was 39.1 percent, which exceeds the figures for the same quarter last year (40.9 percent). International sales accounted for 52 percent of quarterly revenue.

For the quarter, Apple sold 3.47 million PCs Mac - 33 percent more than in the corresponding quarter last year. The company sold 8.4 million iPhone - 61 per cent more than in the corresponding quarter last year. Quarterly iPod sales totaled 9.41 million units, up 8 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter last year. The company began selling iPad during the quarter, total sales of which amounted to 3.27 million

In the U.S., closed nine pirate movie sites.

Immigrant and U.S. Customs Service (ICE) «dismantled" nine major pirate streaming movie sites, which laid out movies in just a few hours after the premiere show.

Closed Movie SiteThis is only part of the anti-piracy initiative called "Operation on our sites," which began to ICE and the District Attorney of the Southern New York. Promoting law enforcement has the American Association for film companies.

Eliminated the following domain names: Movies-links.TV,,,,,,, и

Sites earned from advertising, and some of them even begged donations. Federal authorities have frozen the assets of 15 accounts. The searches conducted in several states.

The head of ICE, John Morton explained that the number of illegal movie sites has increased dramatically recently in the U.S. and abroad. For some of them is organized crime. Recently, Hollywood has recognized these resources to their main enemy, giving the unfortunate filesharing respite.

Mr. Morton contends that the closed sites have attracted "millions and millions of users on a monthly basis, cost American companies billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Yes, the new pirate resources will still appear, but an admirer of Rabelais said that the promotion they will need at least a year. But we'll see.

Recently, the U.S. government has an extensive program to protect intellectual property. Perhaps it is the first fruits.

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