Dial-up Subscriptions Produce Most AOL Profit

AOL Subscription Business Produces All The Profit - Business Insider: " . . . AOL's dial-up subscription business--the business that powered AOL to astounding global success in the 1990s--still accounts for the vast majority of AOL's profits. In fact, AOL's subscription business generates more than all of the company's profits, after accounting for AOL's corporate costs. On the one hand, this is really bad news, because AOL's subscription business is still shrinking. . . . This shrinking business still throws off an amazing amount of cash--about $500 million a year--that AOL can use and is using to invest in other cool businesses (content and an ad network) . . . Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-subscription-business-profit-2013-2#ixzz2LBRrnLEQ

Contracts? We don't need no stinking contracts! | ZDNet: Contracts? We don't need no stinking contracts! Summary: I've been living with my Nexus 4 for a while now, contract-free and happy to be rid of Verizon. It seems I'm not alone. . .  My Great Debate this week with ZDNet Healthcare blogger Denise Amrich had us looking at the impact of unlocked phones on the wider wireless market. Having lived with an unlocked Nexus 4 for a few months now, I can very confidently paraphrase the classic line from Blazing Saddles(among other books and movies): "Contracts? We don't need no stinking contracts!". .  . "

iPhone 5 rated 5th in U.S. user satisfaction | Mobile - CNET News: "The iPhone 5 trailed four Android phones for user satisfaction, according to a new report out today. Conducted by mobile research firm OnDevice Research, the poll asked 320,000 smartphone and tablet users in six countries how satisfied they were with their devices. Among the 93,825 people surveyed in the U.S., Motorola's Atrix HD came out on top, followed by Motorola's Droid Razr M, HTC's Rezound 4G, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 2, leaving the iPhone 5 in fifth place. "Although Apple created one of the most revolutionary devices of the past decade, other manufactures have caught up, with some Android powered devices now commanding higher levels of user satisfaction," On Device Research marketing manager Sarah Quinn said in a statement. . . ."

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