Duly Noted: Sports television channels prepping for battle (Video)
For Samsung, the lack of a wow factor translated into slower-than-expected sales for the Galaxy S4, which in turn led to a stock slide as investors began to fear slowing growth. That turn of events, again, mimicked Apple’s own story since August of last year. Apple, too, has seen the effects of high-end smartphone saturation. In the March quarter, the average sales price for an iPhone fell to $600 , lower than some analysts’ projections of $625. At Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States, Apple’s newest model, the iPhone 5, made up about half of all iPhone sales for that quarter. Older models like the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 – both of which are offered at discounted price points – made up the rest of that carrier’s iPhone sales. Slowing growth in the high-end segment could spur Apple on to develop and release a mid-tier model of its bestselling smartphone. Rumors abound that the iPhone maker is working on a less premium build of its best-known device, with a polycarbonate-backed model hitting shelves as early as this fall.
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United prepping to retrofit Boeing 737s with split winglets
Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. Hunx and co. also have a new record, called Street Punk , coming out next week (on 7/23) via Hardly Art. A full stream of the forthcoming LP can be found after the jump.
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— Bloomberg video above Mayor Michael Bloomberg is, apparently, still dead set on pushing through a Midtown East rezoning plan that would allow for new, denser, office building construction. However, the plan has gathered a sizable group of opponents, so the city’s planning department made some changes and have released an amended proposal. The new plan includes a series of options that the City Council could select to include in the final plan. — Crain’s New York The 92nd Street Y is the subject of a probe into alleged kickbacks, with an apparent indirect tie-in to prominent organized crime families.
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Hunters prepping debut LP (song streams), playing Sub-t on tour w/ Hunx & His Punx
utilizing the new Split Scimitar winglet in an effort to maximize fuel efficiency. Email | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+ United Airlines this week said it has begun flight testing of a 737-800 from the Boeing Co . utilizing the new Split Scimitar winglet in an effort to maximize fuel efficiency. United has previously announced plans to retrofit its 737-800s and 737-900s with the new winglet, which the company believes will translate to a 2-percent annual savings on fuel for the fleet. Once the retrofits are done, United says the combined savings on fuel across its fleet thanks to new winglet technology should add up to more than $200 million a year. The airline expects to begin retrofitting the rest of the 737s early next year.
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