In December, we reported that Apple, Microsoft and Google were potential buyers of home automation startup company
Business Insider has compiled a ranking of some of the highest paying jobs at Apple. Take a look:
22. Mac Genius: $38,937
21. Lead Mac genius: $48,353
20. Assistant Apple Store manager: $49,176
19. Software engineering intern: $61,152
18. Account executive: $75,324
17. Financial analyst: $81,253
16. Software quality assurance engineer: $87,651
15. Business analyst: $87,768
14. Systems engineer: $94,119
13. Project manager: $94,652
12. Mechanical engineer: $99,900
11. Senior systems engineer: $101,794
10. Software engineer: $103,883
9. Firmware engineer: $103,985
8. Test engineer: $104,926
7. Hardware engineer: $105,316
6. Database administrator: $105,382
5. Product design engineer: $116,019
4. Product manager: $118,556
3. Senior hardware engineer: $124,893
2. Senior software engineer: $126,325
1. Art director: $133,664
In Paris, the Apple Store Opera was robbed on New Year’s Eve by four masked gunmen,
The new NPD research has found that consumers want more access to online video services rather than "smart" features like social networking access on their TVs. NPD said that a big problem is that TV owners are confused because too much choice is creating a complex user experience.
The New York Times reports that today the Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has published data on crime at the end of 2012, noting a slight increase in the rate of major crime in the city, which may be a consequence of increased theft of iPhone and iPad.
Pebble e-paper watch (right) and Sony SmartWatch (left)
“Apple is reportedly set to move its Mac mini production lines back to the US with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to be responsible of handling establishment, according to sources from the upstream supply chain”.
“The sources said Apple is in further discussions with Sharp over IGZO panel production capacity estimates for 2013 and is also inquiring about whether AU Optronics' (AUO) L5C line could be used to produce the technology”.
This week analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital provided a closer look at the latest statistics on mobile subscribers in China, noting that total number of 3G subscribers in this country reached 222 million last month, up 88% year over year. He also noted that 3G subscriber growth in China Mobile has been slowed because the company does not offer iPhones.
Last Friday, it was noted that the Jobs family's new yacht had been confiscated by the authorities of the Netherlands as a result of the dispute over design payment in favor of the famous French designer Philippe Starck. Stark asserted that he should have received the payment in the amount of 9 million euros for designing yacht, however the Jobs family reported that agreed rate was equal to 6% of the yacht valued in the 105 million euros. Stark said that his fee will be lower by about 3 million euro.
According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Apple, Microsoft and Google are potential buyers of home automation system firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 group, founded by Blake Krikorian. He was the founder of Sling Media, maker of the SlingBox, which was subsequently sold to EchoStar/Dish Network.