Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and ask yourself "what the hell were they thinking?" Case in point, Sony's mobile division. According to a report published today, the company will launch the Sony Xperia XZ2 in India for a mind blowing 72,990 Rupees. That is equivalent to $1,062 USD at current exchange rates. The issue isn't necessarily the actual price (although it seems steep no matter how you slice it), but the fact that Sony is even asking for so much in a market that isn't overflowing with money.The Sony XZ2 features a 5.7-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution. That means the aspect ratio is 18:9, allowing for a 5.7-inch screen to be placed on a phone that is the same size as the Xperia XZ1 and its 5.2-inch display. The HDR display will play back your home-made 4K HDR videos and HDR videos available from YouTube. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, currently the top-of-the-line SoC from Qualcomm. The Indian variant of the phone is equipped … [Read more...] about Why would Sony try to sell a phone in India for the equivalent of more than $1,000 U.S. dollars?
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Heesu Lee and Grant Smith, Bloomberg 4:43 am CDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Oil storage tanks in Cushing, Okla. Oil storage tanks in Cushing, Okla. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) Oil falls after industry data show surprise U.S. stockpile gain 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Oil slipped in New York, approaching its lowest level in almost a month, after a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories further allayed concerns of a looming supply crunch. Futures in New York dropped as much as 1 percent. The American Petroleum Institute was said to report stockpiles rose 629,000 barrels last week, whereas government data due later Wednesday is forecast to show a drop of 4.1 million barrels. Increased output from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Russia has also given … [Read more...] about Oil falls after industry data show surprise U.S. stockpile gain
LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--Senningerberg (Municipality of Niederanven), Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – May 17, 2018 - Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (“Orion” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced results for its first quarter of 2018.“We are very pleased with our strong start to the year. Our markets have strengthened worldwide and helped drive revenue up by 25.5% with gains in both Specialty and Rubber volumes. The stronger markets also supported price increases in both segments. While foreign exchange rates also favored revenue, the fundamentals of volume growth with stronger pricing were apparent in this good start to the year. As a result, our Adjusted EBITDA reached a quarterly record of $76 million,” said Jack Clem, Orion’s Chief Executive Officer.“In Specialties, we were successful in our efforts to recapture margin pressured last year … [Read more...] about Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2018--FirstCash, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: FCFS), the leading international operator of 2,247 retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America, today announced record revenue, net income and earnings per share for the three month period ended March 31, 2018. In addition, the Company announced that it increased its earnings per share guidance for 2018, that the Board of Directors declared a $0.22 per share quarterly cash dividend and that the Company has completed its previously authorized share buyback programs and the Board of Directors authorized an additional $100 million for future share repurchases.Mr. Rick Wessel, chief executive officer, stated, “FirstCash is off to a great start in 2018 as first quarter earnings per share of $0.90 grew 34% over the prior year on the strength of Latin American revenue growth, rapidly improving U.S. profitability metrics, further merger synergies and the reduced U.S. corporate … [Read more...] about FirstCash Reports First Quarter EPS of $0.90 and Raises Full Year Guidance; Announces Acquisitions and Openings of 156 Stores; Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.22 per Share; Completes Share Repurchase Plans and Adds New $100 Million Authorization
Amazon Coins Now Available for Kindle Fire Customers Every Kindle Fire owner in the U.S. will find $5 worth of free Coins deposited directly into their Amazon account Customers can also purchase Coins in bulk and receive a discount up to 10% Tens of millions of dollars worth of Amazon Coins are now in customers’ accounts to spend on developers’ apps SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 13, 2013– —(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon today announced that customers can now use Amazon Coins to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. To celebrate the launch, existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S. have had 500 free Coins—a $5 value—deposited into their Amazon accounts today. For customers, Amazon Coins is an easy way to purchase apps and in-app items on Kindle Fire, and for developers it’s another opportunity to drive traffic, downloads and increased monetization. With discounts of up to 10% for … [Read more...] about Amazon Coins are now live in the U.S., Kindle Fire owners get 500 of them free