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Apple Watch has lowest hardware cost to price: IHS

Apple Watch has lowest hardware cost to price: IHS

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s Watch has the lowest ratio of hardware costs to retail price across any Apple product, according to a preliminary estimate by research firm IHS after a teardown study. The hardware cost of an Apple Watch Sport model was about 24 percent of the suggested retail price compared with 29-38 percent for [...]

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U.S. firms lead EU lobbying league

U.S. firms lead EU lobbying league

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. companies, including tech rivals Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Google (GOOGL.O), were among leading spenders on corporate lobbying in Brussels last year, a Reuters review of new data showed (table below). Companies had until Thursday to update public entries in the European Union’s newly revamped Transparency Register following a tightening of rules in [...]

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As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

As sensors shrink, watch as ‘wearables’ disappear

(Reuters) – Forget ‘wearables’, and even ‘hearables’. The next big thing in mobile devices: ‘disappearables’. Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller – so small, some in the industry say, that no one will [...]

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