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LIVE: JCPenney CEO: ‘I Take Personal Responsibility’

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/live-jcpenney-earnings-call-2013-2

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JCPenney’s Q4 earnings announcement is out, and the numbers are catastrophic.

The company announced an adjusted loss per share of $1.95, far below expectations of a loss of $0.24 per share.

Revenues came in at $3.88 billion. Analysts were looking for $4.08 billion.

Q4 same-store sales were down 32 percent.

JCPenney will be hosting its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EST.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 news No Comments

How Much Personal Data Logging Is Too Much?

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5986938/how-much-personal-data-logging-is-too-much

How Much Personal Data Logging Is Too Much?There’s a lot to be said for collecting and storing data about yourself: it can give you a valuable, objective insight into your daily life. But how much is too much?

WIRED spoke to Chris Dancy, who likes to track his life. Really, seriously, track his life. From the article:

At the moment, he tracks everything he can, even if he doesn’t see an immediate benefit, so long as it’s relatively easy to collect – and he can save the data into Evernote, Google Calendar, and Excel. You never know when something seemingly pointless will come in handy in the future.

“If I’m on a call and my voice gets over 50 decibels, my phone notifies me,” he says. “My heart rate after a conference call usually can give me better insight into the call and my feelings about the call.”

There are two schools of thought here. One could argue that if you’re going to log personal data, you may as well persevere every scrap you can. Another might argue that this kind of data capture is so insanely neurotic that it’s unhealthy. What do you think? Is there such a thing as too much? And if so, what is it? [WIRED via Flowing Data]

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 news No Comments

Redbox’s $1 per night DVD rentals jump to $1.20 October 31st, Blu-ray and games stay the same

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/27/redboxs-1-per-night-dvd-rentals-jump-to-1-20-october-1st-blu/

While its movie rental rivals Netflix and Blockbuster have struggled for varying reasons recently, it seemed like Redbox could be just the ticket for thrifty renters. That may be tougher now that it has announced Monday we’ll see a slight increase in pricing for DVD rentals, from $1 to $1.20, citing increased debit card fees. So far, nightly pricing for Blu-ray discs ($1.50) and videogames ($2) is staying the same, but with studios already pushing for longer rental delays, there’s fewer safe ports or those pursuing cheap, current movies. On the conference call, executives floated the idea of using the first sale doctrine to buy and rent retail discs if necessary. Overall, as seen above Redbox’s share of the disc rental market rose last quarter, while there’s still no word on plans to jump into online streaming.

Check below for parent company Coinstar’s full Q3 earnings report plus a FAQ that helpfully points out this is Redbox’s first increase in eight years and that discs reserved online will still be just $1 for the first night through November. The actual email customers are receiving is included after the break.

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