Doctoral students in economics are an endangered species at the University of Florida, and the entire Economics Department is under threat of extinction as well.
Funding for the doctoral program has been cut, and enrollment is frozen. Its aging faculty ranks have dwindled to fewer than a third of their numbers of two decades ago. And the administration plans to further thin out the ranks by half through attrition.
Professors, former graduates and even the former dean of the College of Business Administration have said it’s hard to believe UF would let a once nationally recognized economics program suffer like this. The department’s current chair said it could even hinder the university’s climb top 10 status among its peers.
I gladly confess, so do I…
(but I’m still stucked at level 125 at the moment) Grrrr
The game is available on Facebook, iOS and Android
When it comes to the HTC M8, we have heard our fair share of rumors in the past, including some alleged photos that had already leaked online. Not only that, it has also been rumored to arrive across all major mobile carriers in the US by the end of the first quarter of next year, which means all will be revealed within the next six months on the calendar.
Well, this time around, we have another leak from @evleaks concerning the HTC M8, where it has been touted to arrive with a 5” display which will feature Full HD resolution, running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system alongside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. The HTC M8 will also purportedly arrive with the Sense skin which is tipped to be version 6.
When one takes a look at the past release schedule of HTC, chances are the HTC M8 will arrive on store shelves as mentioned earlier, sometime in the first quarter of next year. In the mean time, we can most probably expect additional leaks and rumors surrounding the smartphone to make their way online. After all, an upcoming flagship device tends to be scrutinized closer than ever before.
Might be nice to receive the ONE2 very soon, yet I doubt that it can be available in stores by the end of Q1/2014. Next June or July sounds more realistic…
BTW, Sense 6 is ok, 5” with full HD resolution is fine, yet running on a Snapdragon 800 only is cheap. At the time the M8 will be out, Qualcomm will have for sure another flagship available… Can we get a micro-SD slot on M8? This is the main difficulty with the ONE if the device is to be used professionnally…
I still have however 3 HTC Ones to replace some day (Aluminium, Black, and Red). Too bad the One MAX is not sponsored by any gsm provider in France…
Candy Crush Saga is produced by the company KING.COM, aka Midasplayer International Holding Co.
The company is currently processing its introduction on Nasdaq,
with an expected US$ 3.6bn stockmarket value…
Here some figures/data about the game and its business model:
- Available from App Store and Google Play store
- 13 languages available
- interaction with Facebook
- more than 400 levels, with regular updates
- Free-to-play business model, with incorporated systems to buy super-power-candies and extras in order to unlock the game
- 130+ million players worldwide
- US$ 600,000 DAILY revenue
- US$ 220million Yearly revenue
- 700million DAILY game sessions
Kink.com might become the most successful Nasdaq introduction for a British technology firm
Let’s hope that Candy Crush Saga does not endorse Zynga’s fate…
(BTW: I’m currently fighting with level 125…)
Technology issues and investment size are invocated by SNCF and by the French government to postpone WiFi availability in TGVs.
Only TGVs travelling between Paris and Strasbourg have limited connectivity at an expansive rate (5Euros per hour, or 10E per trip, for only 2 “theoretical” Mb/s).
The THALYS has it for a very long time between Paris and Brussels (where the WiFi is granted for free to 1st class travellers)… and it does not work very well either
[JdG] Microsoft earns US$ 2bn per year in royalties with Android-based devices… thanks to 1000+ patents
An analyst at Nomura Securities investigated the licence agreements signed concealed by Microsoft to Google and other Android-based devices manufacturers (incl. Samsung, Acer, ZTE, LG…).
Microsoft uses more than 1,000 patents for these licences.
Microsoft does not communicate about the issue, yet Nomura Securities estimated that the Redmond firm generates about US$ 2bn per year revenue with these licences, that are a genuine 90% margin.
Only estimates and educated guesses ;)
This product is expected to launch in Japan on Dec 3rd, and the news report about a 100,000yens retail price… which are 1,000$
The tablet is typically aimed at professionals… with a Mobius B&W e-ink 1200x1600 screen, WiFi, 358g, 13.3” and 6.8mm…
Sober design… e-ink… GREAT product
Les ambitions de Twitter ne baissent pas pour son entrée en bourse, au contraire. Après avoir annoncé vouloir lever 1,6 milliard avant son entrée sur les marchés, le site de microblogging est plus confiant que jamais et souhaite désormais 1,75 milliard de dollars.
Au départ la valeur unitaire des actions se situait entre 17 et 20 dollars pour environ 70 millions titre, Twitter veut désormais qu’elle soit comprise entre 23 et 25 dollars, indiquent les documents de son projet d’IPO mis à jour. Joli score pour une entreprise qui ne dégage toujours pas de bénéfices.