Why Is The iPad Mini $329? Because It Is

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces But Amazon’s Kindle Fire thing is half the price! But the Nexus 7 is way cheaper!So?Apple is going to sell out of its Christmas 2012 supply of iPad minis no matter how much it costs — $329, $200, whatever. Why leave money on the table? If it can sell 100% of its iPad mini supply for more than $329, why bother selling any to people who would only buy it for less than $329? (Also, this helps preserve Apple’s margins.)Then, next year, Apple can launch the retina-display iPad mini at the current (or similar) price, and slice $100 off the non-retina model. The same way Apple continues to sell the iPad 2 for $399 and the iPhone 4S for $99 — $100 off their current-year-model prices. (Perhaps the 2013 prices will vary, depending on what Amazon and/or Google, etc. are charging then.)Either way, it’s a sure sellout this year and a good story to tell next year. Smart.This article originally appeared onSplatF with Dan Frommer. Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPad mini#iPad mini#mobile Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img dan frommer What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

DAVV University organise 51st convocation after two-year delay

first_imgAfter a long halt of two and a half years, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, will finally organize its 51st annual convocation on December 1.Multiple hundreds of students from the 2013 -13 and 2013-14 batches would be awarded with their respective achievement at the convocation ceremony.It is speculated that the cancellation of convocation consecutively was due to the poor health condition of the then chancellor, Ram Naresh Yadav, among other reasons, as reported by HT.51st convocation of DAVVThe 51st convocation ceremony would be held at the university auditorium on Thursday. While chancellors of all state universities will grace the ceremony with their presence, Governor Omprakash Kohli would chair the convocation. Among other dignitaries, Prof. DS Chouhan, Vice-Chancellor of JLA University, Mathura was invited as the chief guest at the ceremony.Special appearancesCity Mayor Malini Goud and State Higher Education Minister Sanjay Pathak was invited as a special guestAs many as 272 meritorious students with gold and silver medal of the two batches besides 61 PhD scholars would be awardedAround 33, 000 graduates and 11, 000 postgraduates, 375 MPhil, and 185 PhD scholars will be awarded degrees in absentiaGender gap in accoladesThe university once again boasted more number of girls winning medals.While 204 girls won a medal, there are only 68 boys on the medal tally.While 86 girls of the 2012-13 batch will be conferred with gold medals, 14 are slated for silver medalsWhile 90 girls of the 2013-14 batch would be conferred with gold, 14 will get silverRitu Bansal, an MBBS students, would be conferred with four gold medals and two silvers for excellence in academic record, and yet another engineering student, Anshu Hirani would be confer with four gold medals26 gold medals and two silver medals would be given to boys.Read: SC to monitor setting up of International University in OdishaadvertisementRead: No subsidy for foreign students in IIT Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

US Secretary of Labor Touts Apprenticeships for Broad Economic Prosperity

first_imgralejandro@afro.com U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. (Photo by Roberto Alejandro)The American economy continues to improve while too few reap the benefits, requiring more pathways into the middle-class, said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. He shared these thoughts while speaking at a Greater Baltimore Committee breakfast March 16.According to Perez, the U.S. has seen 60 consecutive months of private sector job growth with about 12 million jobs created during that period, and is currently experiencing the lowest unemployment rate since the spring of 2008. There are, he said, 5 million jobs open and awaiting someone to fill them.“We clearly have a wind at our back,” said Perez, “but I’ll be the first to say, and the president will be the first to say, that this is not the time to spike the football because we all know that there are a lot of people who haven’t been lifted by this rising tide.”Perez noted that the Wall Street bonus pool in 2014 was roughly twice the total earnings of all full-time minimum wage workers in the country. He added that it is time for the country to invest in its human capital infrastructure by building a skills super highway whose destination would be middle-class jobs.In order to build the skilled workforce Perez referred to, multiple pathways beyond our reliance on four-year college degrees are needed. Among those pathways, said Perez, should be trade apprenticeships. “We need to redouble our efforts in the apprenticeship context, because I have seen in my travels across not only the country, but the world, that apprenticeship is a proven route to the middle-class,” said Perez. He noted that the youth unemployment rate in Germany is less than half that of the U.S. A big reason for this, he said, is German teenagers can sign onto apprenticeships around age 15 or 16, apprenticeships enjoy the same stature as college degrees.Apprenticeships have been devalued in the U.S., according to Perez, who referred to apprenticeships as “the other college, except without the debt.”The secretary’s comments come at a time when Del. Cory McCray (D-Baltimore City) has been pushing for legislation in General Assembly to require contractors to pay the full cost of apprenticeship programs for those apprentices under their employ. McCray says that efforts like the one contained in his bill – House Bill 370 – are essential to rebuilding the middle-class that was once the backbone of Baltimore City. “[Apprenticeship] is how you can still make $60, $70, $80,000 with a high school diploma, with a driver’s license, with one year of algebra, with being 18 years of age, and this is how our city and our state was built,” said McCray.McCray was grateful Perez added his voice to the issue of apprenticeships and how this pathway can help expand the middle-class. Too often, McCray said, conversations about alternative paths to economic prosperity are confined only to those segments of the population who might benefit directly from programs such as apprenticeships, segments whose voices seldom have the impact of the Secretary of Labor.“There [aren’t] enough people, there [aren’t] enough voices talking about opportunities for our young men, our young women, in our neighborhoods and how it can be doubled down, just like Secretary Perez said, rebuilding the middle-class in reference to apprenticeship opportunities.”last_img read more