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What’s the Business Model of Tech Companies?

Internet Companies Make Money 2012

What is the business model of your favorite Internet and technology companies? A chart reveals it all.

Have you ever wondered how for-profit technology companies make money when they aren’t charging users a penny for the basic service? Are they following the freemium business model or is advertising the main source of revenue? Is the company profitable?

You can instantly find these answers on Quora or if the company is public, you can dig through their SEC filings or save some time and just bookmark this online chart.

This handy resource, prepared by SEER Interactive, shares the broader business model of the most well-known Internet companies from Dropbox to EverNote to Tumblr and you also get to know if the company is profitable or not.

Lenovo Launches $349 Small-Business Desktop

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Lenovo Group today confirmed the launch of its series of low-cost PCs, taking aim at the $400 billion market for U.S. small and medium businesses now dominated by Dell and Hewlett-Packard.Lenovo will attempt to shoulder aside those companies with its Lenovo 3000 product family, featuring a $349 desktop PC and a $599 laptop. Both series launch with Internet sales Friday.$599 Laptop
The new line includes the C series of notebook PCs running on Intel processors and the J series of desktops running on either Intel or Advanced Micro Devices processors.
Industry analysts say Lenovo faces a marketing challenge, as these are the first self-branded products launched by the Chinese company since it acquired the PC division of IBM in 2005

Senator's take on PIPA/SOPA two

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Our trade laws have yet to catch up to deal with the global digital economy. The OPEN Act recognizes that the Internet has created new opportunities for foreign products to reach the U.S. market and that there is little difference between downloading a pirated movie from a foreign website and importing a counterfeit movie DVD from a foreign company. For those foreign web sites that are determined after an investigation to be primarily and willfully infringing, the International Trade Commission will issue a "Cease and Desist" order. The "Cease and Desist" order may also be served on financial intermediaries that provide services to that foreign web site, compelling financial payment processors and online advertising providers to cease doing business with the foreign site in question

Apple's Jobs warns on 'greedy' music pricing

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By Astrid Wendlandt and Jeffrey Goldfarb
Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:32 PM BST
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Apple boss Steve Jobs, the man behind the popular iPod digital music player, called the music industry greedy for considering hiking digital download prices, warning such a move would drive users back to piracy.
Record companies have begun rethinking how to price songs sold over Apple's online iTunes store -- 99 cents each in the United States and 79 pence in Britain -- before new contract negotiations come up with the California-based company.
"If they want to raise the prices, it means that they are getting greedy," said Jobs, chief executive of Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL - news), at a news conference in Paris on Tuesday

China expects special courts on intellectual property  — Global Times
Many of these cases were extremely complicated of foreign entities, cutting-edge technical issues, new business models on the Internet, or world renowned brands, said Jin Kesheng, deputy chief judge of the IPR tribunal of the Supreme Court.

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