Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/new-estimate-amazon-kindle-cost-2011-10


With Amazon only charging $200 per Kindle Fire, it’s widely assumed the company is taking a major loss on each device sold.

That might not be the case, after all, according to a new estimate of the cost of Kindle parts by UBM TechInsights, which says the Kindle Fire’s parts are $150 in total. This would suggest Amazon is breaking even, or turning a profit on each Kindle sold.

Obviously, a Kindle Fire is more than parts. It has to pay people to put to them together, it has to pay for shipping, storage, etc. UBM TechInsights doesn’t have an estimate for those costs.

For a point of comparison, UBM estimates the iPad’s components cost $270 for a wireless version, and the BlackBerry PlayBook’s components cost $170 for a 16GB version.

Previously we saw an estimate that the Kindle’s parts cost $210, and we saw an estimate that it was losing $50 per device.

Here’s the breakdown from UBM:

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Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/new-estimate-amazon-kindle-cost-2011-10


With Amazon only charging $200 per Kindle Fire, it’s widely assumed the company is taking a major loss on each device sold.

That might not be the case, after all, according to a new estimate of the cost of Kindle parts by UBM TechInsights, which says the Kindle Fire’s parts are $150 in total. This would suggest Amazon is breaking even, or turning a profit on each Kindle sold.

Obviously, a Kindle Fire is more than parts. It has to pay people to put to them together, it has to pay for shipping, storage, etc. UBM TechInsights doesn’t have an estimate for those costs.

For a point of comparison, UBM estimates the iPad’s components cost $270 for a wireless version, and the BlackBerry PlayBook’s components cost $170 for a 16GB version.

Previously we saw an estimate that the Kindle’s parts cost $210, and we saw an estimate that it was losing $50 per device.

Here’s the breakdown from UBM:

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Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/microsoft-turns-to-crowdsourcing-service-to-swat-away-patent-tro/

We’ve seen the havoc that patent trolls can wreak on tech companies and Microsoft clearly wants no part of it. That’s why Ballmer & Co. have joined forces with Article One Partners — a New York-based research firm that crowdsources scientific expertise to figure out whether or not patented ideas or inventions are as innovative as they claim, based on prior art. By subscribing to Article One’s new Litigation Avoidance service, Redmond hopes “to reduce risk and reduce potential litigation cost” brought by nonpracticing entities (NPEs) — companies that collect thousands of patents, in the hopes that one may lay a golden egg. No word on how much the service will actually cost, but we’re guessing it’ll be worth at least a few legal headaches. Full presser after the break.

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Novo Nordisk, Spokesman Pay Extra Care to Regulatory Issues

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Scrutiny of direct-to-consumer advertising from the Food and Drug Administration may be heightening, but that has not deterred one pharmaceutical company from trying something new for the industry: a branded Twitter page.

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General Mills No Longer Needs Huge Budgets to Talk to Specific Segments

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — The package-goods model has always been a no-brainer: Create a mass-appeal product; distribute it nationally; stoke demand with big-budget, shotgun-style advertising to spray the widest possible market; and hope sales hit the magical $100 million first-year benchmark. But that traditional model is evolving at major marketers such as General Mills.

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