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Friday: July 29, 2011

Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.

Apple's last earnings report (PDF here) showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June. In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government. That's because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:58 PM | Tags (8) | apple | billions | cash | ceiling | debt | government | tech | united states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.

This particular list is rife with iPad and iPhone alternatives (all of which seem to be running some flavor of Android).  The two lone and notable exceptions in my opinion seem to be this tiny camera, pictured in thumbnail to the left, and the ever peculiar Ant Watch (fifth slide in).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | camera | gadgets | msnbc | pcworld | slideshow | small | unavailable | unitedstates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.

...and can you guess of all fifty states which state was the one that managed to not get any snow? I'll give you a hint: their state fish is called 'humuhumunukunukuapua'a'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:00 AM | Tags (6) | fortynine | hawaii | snow | states | usatoday | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Want to know which ten states get the most spam?Want to know which ten states get the most spam?

'Interestingly, the top three most spammed states were among the 10 least spammed states in 2008,' the company said in the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | spam | email | security | interwebs | internet | junk | states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?

A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:31 PM | Tags (9) | fall | foliage | autumn | research | unitedstates | europe | msnbc | study | continents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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