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What the iPhone 5S costs Apple

Apple's latest and greatest phone retails for $649 off contract, but costs a lost less for the company to make.

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tutor2u's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:53 PM

A short, but interesting estimate of the production component costs of the new iPhone 5s.

Geoff Riley's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:55 PM

Lots relevant here for Unit 3 business economics

Pendleton Economics's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:52 PM

Dynamic efficiency, use for abnormal profit?

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Microsoft investors reportedly press for Bill Gates to step down

Microsoft investors reportedly press for Bill Gates to step down | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Unnamed investors said to be lobbying the board for the departure of the technology giant's co-founder
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Lots of A2 themes- business studies gold! 

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Blackberry makes $1bn loss: what it means - Telegraph

Blackberry makes $1bn loss: what it means - Telegraph | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
As Blackberry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs, Katherine Rushton looks at what the company's financial losses mean for its future and for the millions who use their devices.
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Microsoft CEO Ballmer bids emotional farewell to Wall Street

Microsoft CEO Ballmer bids emotional farewell to Wall Street | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
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Insights into Microsofts strategy, insight into their strengths & weaknesses 

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BUSS3 A* Evaluation - Investment Appraisal and the Power of Application

The need to stay 100% in context when writing BUSS3 answers is well appreciated by A grade students.
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Rise of the warehouse robots

Rise of the warehouse robots | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Santa has his elves - but big retailers looking to compete are adopting innovative robotic warehouse technology
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No more burnt toast! Student, 21, invents an ingenious toaster that comes with a colour chart - and can sense when the bread is at the correct shade of brown

No more burnt toast! Student, 21, invents an ingenious toaster that comes with a colour chart - and can sense when the bread is at the correct shade of brown | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
The 'Hue' smart toaster was designed by Basheer Tome, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia, after he tired of having to hover over unreliable toasters only for his bread to emerge burnt to a crisp.
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Apple TV Is Coming In 2014, And Everyone Is Going To Copy It, Says Marc Andreessen

Apple TV Is Coming In 2014, And Everyone Is Going To Copy It, Says Marc Andreessen | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
The competition is waiting for Apple to show it the way.
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'Irresponsible' Asda pushes costly credit card cash for Christmas

'Irresponsible' Asda pushes costly credit card cash for Christmas | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Asda is encouraging credit card customers to use £5-a-go, plus interest, ATM withdrawals...
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Why does Tesco work in the UK but not in the United States?

Why does Tesco work in the UK but not in the United States? | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
The Fresh & Easy Express store at 1788 La Cienega Boulevard in Culver City, Los Angeles, was almost empty at 5pm on Thursday evening. Perhaps it was because the busy weekly farmers’ market across the street had lured away its potential customers.
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Tesco to venture into giant Indian market after their government allows foreign superstores

Tesco to venture into giant Indian market after their government allows foreign superstores | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Controversial decision to remove a ban preventing international firms setting up shop in India has now received full parliamentary backing.
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lucrative Asian market attractive for tesco

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BMW recalls utility vehicles for steering issue

BMW recalls utility vehicles for steering issue | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
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Mulberry loses out to Prada in luxury market

Mulberry loses out to Prada in luxury market | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Profit and margins have been damaged by British handbag-maker Mulberry’s bid to go even more up-market.
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Poundland eyes 1,000 shops in the UK

Poundland eyes 1,000 shops in the UK | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Discount retailer Poundland is planning to expand as its sales continue to grow.
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@BusinesRyan: Poundland eyes 1,000 shops in the UK Market Penetration according to my good friend Ansoff #buss3 

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Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market

Starbucks’ Long-term Investment in Leadership of the Chinese Coffee Shop Market | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
How on earth is Starbucks making a success of its push into China? China is a tea-drinking nation. In fact, China has the world's oldest and largest tea-drinking culture.
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Fantastic blog from tutor2u business studies gold 

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Microsoft’s Business In Three Charts | TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Business In Three Charts | TechCrunch | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Microsoft, like other public companies, doesn't like to disclose more about its business than it has to, but today, in the middle of a reorganization and a very public CEO search, a little openness could go far to settling the nerves of jittery...
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JD Sports not expected to break even until next year

JD Sports not expected to break even until next year | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
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BUSS3 - Lessons from June 2012

I'm a massive fan of examiners reports as they provide a wealth of information that is designed to help students improve. The examiners report for BUSS3, June 2012 is no exception. So, what can we learn from this report?
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BUSS3 How To Nail Good Application – Crunch the Connections and Calculations!

The skill of application is still neglected by too many students taking A Level business studies exams and nowhere is this more important than in the AQA BUSS3 exam (Strategies for Success)....
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WNCBusiness's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:54 AM

More excellent help from @tutor2u

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Airbus chief gambles on giving managers their wings

Airbus chief gambles on giving managers their wings | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
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Michael Gove: dock teachers' pay if they 'work to rule' - Telegraph

Michael Gove: dock teachers' pay if they 'work to rule' - Telegraph | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Teachers should have their pay docked if they “work to rule” in protests against the Government's school reforms, the Education Secretary has said.
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How did pound shops change the UK?

How did pound shops change the UK? | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Pound shops have proliferated through the British High Street but how have they changed the way people shop?
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AQA A2 Business (BUSS3) - Revision Quizzes

The comprehensive collection of revision quizzes below are designed to support students preparing for AQA A2 Business Studies BUSS3 - Strategies for Success..
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Apple to return some Mac production to U.S. in 2013

Apple to return some Mac production to U.S. in 2013 | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
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Teaching unions hit out over performance-related pay - Telegraph

Teaching unions hit out over performance-related pay  - Telegraph | A2 Business Studies #buss3 | Scoop.it
Ministers are facing a backlash over plans to introduce a system of performance-related pay in schools.
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Mr Jones's curator insight, November 29, 2013 8:46 AM

One of the many government policy inspired issues that many teachers feel unhappy about