By Sunday, the new tablets were selling in China for up to 105% over their sticker price
The staff manning the huge crowd that mobbed Apple's (AAPL) Fifth Avenue Store Friday estimate that as many as half the iPads sold that day were being bought for re-sale overseas.
It's a familiar pattern. In September, the New York Times ran an investigative report detailing how Chinese customers were lining up to buy pairs MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 14, 2011 8:02 AM ET
Whether or not the redesign turns the social network around, analysts and design experts seem to agree it's a step in the right direction.
When MySpace unveiled its radically different logo at the Warm Gun Design conference in San Francisco two weeks ago, the media -- Fortune, included -- scratched their heads. Was the struggling social network off its rocker?
As it would turn out, yes, but in a very good way.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 27, 2010 1:13 PM ET
With Square, the entrepreneur wants to bypass middlemen and empower small merchants. But can he revolutionize an industry wedded to decades of status quo?
When Jack Dorsey's friend, a glassmaker based in San Francisco, failed to sell one of his pieces on the street simply because he couldn't accept credit cards, he saw an opportunity. They invented Square, Dorsey's new company that transforms mobile device into a credit card readers, letting MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 4, 2010 2:52 PM ET
Upgrade of the Big Apple's 3G network is complete, it says. San Francisco still needs work.
After three years of dropped calls, sluggish downloads and terrible press, AT&T (T) announced on Monday that an upgrade of its wireless network in four of the five boroughs of New York City is officially complete.
According to AT&T, the project -- which involved expanding the capacity of its 3G network -- has steadily improved service MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 28, 2010 5:38 PM ET
San Francisco is using advanced technology - and the strong arm of government - to turn the city into one of America's greenest.
By David Ewing Duncan
On Pier 96 on San Francisco Bay, a dirty, smelly leviathan of a machine roars and vibrates as it organizes 750 tons of refuse each day into neat cubes of plastic, paper, and metal.
It may look crude, but this three-story-high knot of conveyors, MORESep 11, 2009 6:00 AM ET
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