Battlefield Arsenal Costs Real Cash

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When glancing through the multiplayer beta for Electronic Arts' upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Battlefield: Bad Company last night I noticed something odd in the title's "Unlocks" section: Ten of the unlockable weapons are tagged with...

PlayStation 3 Now Costs Sony $400 to Manufacture

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Ever since the launch of the PlayStation 3, those who took exception to the console's relatively high price criticized Sony's decision to include an expensive Blu-ray Disc drive. While developers such David Jaffe (God of...

iSuppli: 8GB iPod Touch costs Apple $155.04

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According to iSuppli Corporation, Apple Incorporated’s iPods traditionally have been sold at retail pricing that is about twice the level of their hardware Bill of Materials and manufacturing costs. The iPod touch is no exception....

Sun Posts Profit as Costs Fall

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Despite its recent financial woes, Sun Microsystems, the world's third largest manufacturer of business computer servers, has managed to return a profit this quarter. Although Sun's revenue rose only marginally, going from $3.83 billion to...

SanDisk Makes Move to Cut Costs

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SanDisk stated that NAND component prices have plummeted 50% in the past two months due to excess supply and along with increasingly cut-throat competition, the company has been forced to take drastic measures to keep...

Wii Costs Nintendo $158 to Make

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A while ago, Nintendo announced it was turning a profit for every Wii sold. Since Microsoft loses $200 per Xbox 360 and Sony loses between $240 to $300 per PS3, it was a particularly surprising...

PC Upkeep Costs Twice that of Mac Systems

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According to a report by Network World, a study performed by them has declared that the average Mac is half as expensive to maintain compared to a comparable PC in a business setting. This...

2GB iPod nano Only Costs $100 to Make

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After disassembling the iPod nano, iSuppli discovered something that's bound to make iPod nano owners angry. The entire cost of materials inside the nano adds up to a measly 90.18 and if you add 8...

Microsoft To Cut Costs by $1 Billion

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to his employees today. The memo goes on to tell about the rising expenses that Microsoft is facing. To trouble shoot this Steve Ballmer plans on...

As Video Game Costs Rise, Industry Seeks Savings

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For years, video game companies have envied Hollywood moviemakers for their glamorous stars, gee-whiz special effects and mass-market appeal -- but now they are learning that these things can come at a high price. Behind...

Oracle Slashes 10g Database Costs By 16%

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Ending days of speculation, Oracle finally slashed its prices yesterday for its next-generation 10g database software, by 16% in a bid to capture a sizeable market pie of small to mid-size businesses. The...

Apple faced with legal costs in Buzzle case?

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Having lost its attempt to have the liquidator of Buzzle removed, Apple is now locked in battle over who will pay the legal costs for the action. In the NSW Supreme Court yesterday, the barrister...

Fabrication plant costs soar

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The cost of building a fab has soured to a staggering $4bn, according to microchip manufacturers at the Semico Summit conference. This is a huge difference compared to the cost of previous 300-mm,...

AOL to cut costs, jobs

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America Online will undergo "relentless" cost cutting this year by eliminating a portion of its $1B in marketing expenses, slashing its 18,000-person payroll and trimming computer-network costs. Wayne H. Pace, chief financial...

BT cutting costs again?

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Thanks stevie. ps- BT's a great, sound choice. In another shocking move from BT they seem to have cut prices to business users, on their broadband subscription. They've reduced their price from £40...

SDRAM now costs more than DDR

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Seen at The Inquirer. Some strange events happened in the memory market yesterday. SDRAM became more expensive than DDR memory, indicating one of two things. [A] Andrew Norwood, the senior analyst at...

New Intel P4 chip costs $55 to make

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This compares the the approximate production price of the 214 square millimeter "Willamette" die for the Pentium 4 as compared to the 145 square millimeter "Northwood" die for the Pentium 4 Intel will release tomorrow....

New Stacked Computer Chips Cut Costs

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Any real estate speculator knows that stacking offices or apartments vertically beats horizontal sprawl when land prices are high. In the microscopic world of computer chips, the same principle applies, and a...

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