Greece consumer prices decline leveled off in recent years, and the end of the year the country struggle once again out of deflation.the Country's harmonized index of consumer prices increased in December by 0.3% compared to one year ago, told the country's statistical authority.compared with the Previous month prices rose by 0.4 per cent.the Greek sawed deflation and inflation for the whole year of 2016, and the average price remained at the 2015 level.Although this was an improvement in 2015 to 1.1% deflation in Greece, the figures are still far from the euro area average inflation.
Flights are getting cheaper this year, but prices vary depending on your destination.To figure out whether a flight is actually a good deal, Luiz Maykot, a data science analyst for Adobe, came up with a simple formula.The formula is pretty straightforward: multiply the trip s round-trip miles by $0.032, then add $230.Maykot explains how he came up with the formula:I calculated the average price paid by everyone in the data sample, based on how many days in advance they purchased their tickets up to 300 days in advance .Put simply, the number you crunch gives you a general idea of what the majority of flight prices have been in recent years.MarketWatch explains the formula in a little more detail and also includes a calculator to help you do the math, so check out the full post at the link below.
Holiday enabler Ryanair has said its fliers should see an average drop in fare prices of around 7 per cent this year, as it embarks on a wide range of price cuts designed to keep its planes full and batter the competition.The company's full results PDF make for extremely good reading for its owners, with passenger numbers up 18 per cent year on year, and profits rocketing by a massive 43 per cent.And it could've been much, much better too, as exec Michael O Leary admitted to backing a disastrous hedge on the price of oil back in 2014, meaning it paid an average price of $90 per barrel for its fuel over the last financial year despite global prices falling to less than half that.And it's quite possibly all down to the trousers worn by flight staff, as the flier explained: "We improved schedules and customer choice as we grew in more primary airports.We ve enhanced the in-flight experience with slim line seats, more leg room and Boeing Sky Interiors on our new aircraft, and our cabin crew helped design and deliver new uniforms."And it's also bargained its fuel price for 2017 down to an average of around $62 per barrel, which should ensure next year's graphs are all pointing up too.
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Courtside seats to Monday night's game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder are selling for nearly $30,000 a pop on online resale sites.StubHub currently has two VIP courtside tickets to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals available at $29,680 apiece, while TicketMaster has a few tickets going for $25,938 per seat.In fact, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell, two unidentified fans were able to purchase floor seats to Monday's game at $29,000 each through TicketMaster.All floor seat tickets have been sold out for a while.Rovell also notes that the series finale between the Warriors and Thunder has the second-highest average price $960 per ticket for an NBA Game 7 in the past 5 years, only trailng the average list price for the last game of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs $1,346 per ticket .The high demand for Monday night's game isn't all too surprising.The Warriors are the defending champs and set the best winning record in NBA history this season, while the Thunder's playing for a return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2012.The winner of Monday's game will head to the Finals to play against Lebron James' Cleveland Cavaliers.But it's also partly due to the renewed interest in the Warriors by the Silicon Valley techie crowd.The Warriors' home arena has seen a flood of celebrities and tech bigwigs show up on courtside over the last two seasons, as the team started playing much better than the past four decades.In case you're wondering what a $30,000 courtside seat looks like, here's the view:NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
Amazon Echo iPhone fell laitekunkun the stool, the Android operating system has conquered the smartphone market. Silicon Valley's most anticipated annual overview of the technology, the venture capitalist Mary Meeker 213-page fresh-baked film series a summary of the top findings are as follows: 1. The iPhone is dropped from the scene's hottest device of the era. The power of the Android operating system market, but the average price of phones has decreased. Message Applications such as WeChat and Facebook Messenger are taking place at the center of the home screen of mobile devices. US may again becoming the engine of the car industry, Tesla and Google's innovations, although car ownership is reduced and Uber UberPool solutions for entry into the mainstream. The proportion has now risen to 10 per cent.
Amazon Echo Photo: AMAZON ECHO iPhone fell laitekunkun the stool, the Android operating system has conquered the smartphone market. Silicon Valley's most anticipated annual overview of the technology, the venture capitalist Mary Meeker 213-page fresh-baked film series a summary of the top findings are as follows: 1. The iPhone is dropped from the scene's hottest device of the era. Amazon, the Amazon Echo striimattavaa plays music from Spotify-like sources, operates the voice command function also at one end of the room, about the traffic situation and news, reading audio books and guides the lights and thermostats and so on. The power of the Android operating system market, but the average price of phones has decreased. Message Applications such as WeChat and Facebook Messenger are taking place at the center of the home screen of mobile devices. The proportion has now risen to 10 per cent.
Goldman Sachs cut its price target for Apple stock from $136 to $124 in a note issued on Thursday.Simona Jankowski and his analyst team continues to rate Apple as a "buy," though, because Goldman's model "implies upside to consensus estimates."But Goldman is less bullish on Apple than it previously has been for a few reasons.Goldman now has lowered its iPhone shipment estimates due to general pessimism about the smartphone market.The note also details worries about the Chinese market, which it calls the "most significant new risk" to Apple.The analysts believe that Apple's iPhone market share could decline 330 basis points — 0r 3.3% — in "Greater China," which also includes Taiwan and Hong Kong.Finally, Goldman sounds the warning — echoing comments made by Tim Cook earlier this year — that iPhone prices may be falling, due to greater penetration in emerging markets and Apple's new entry-level model: We expect blended iPhone average sales price to decline 3%/3%/1% in FY16/FY17/FY18, primarily driven by a greater shift to emerging markets, where we expect a higher mix of lower-end SKUs such as the iPhone SE and its successors.Shares of Apple are down less than a point in early trading on Thursday.Here's a chart that shows how the average price for an iPhone has dipped recently:NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
OPKK:the real estate centers of the ceos estimate in the survey this summer of the tougher summer cottage on the criteria of good location, fast access and a summer cottage in a neat condition.Dry country cottages is a lot on sale, but they are difficult to sell."the Average price level is higher in Mikkeli on the south side, where the drive from the metropolitan area is less than two hours," said Ari muttilainen from-Suur-Savo Opkk.Take the junk of the junk and stuff off so the inside than the outside.Buyer interest, inter alia, the toll, the real estate the amount of tax, waste management fee, road plowing, how much water is the end of the pier, where is the nearest supermarket and where to get fishing signs.the summer cottage business has been this spring in different parts of Finland at a different pace.
For Panos Papadopoulos, what s worse than the Greek government s new taxes is that they don t apply to his overseas rivals.The chief executive officer of Forthnet SA, Greece s biggest pay-television company, says the new levies make his battle against the likes of Netflix Inc. even harder.The story is similar for hotel-industry executives who say they face higher taxes that Internet-based services like AirBnB escape.For it latest bailout tranche from creditors, Greece has reached deeper into its economy and is raising taxes on everything from beer, Internet use, phone services and pay-TV.The government also doubled a special consumption tax on beer, raised registration fees for some cars and introduced a 10 percent levy on pay-TV bills.Most salaried workers and low-income pensioners will also see their take-home pay shrink as of this month as income taxes are increased and social benefits are cut.In contrast, a user of the Internet-based service Netflix Inc, which was rolled out in Greece earlier this year, pays 7.99 euros for a basic service or 11.99 euros for a premium offering.A spokesman for Netflix declined to comment on the pay-TV tax.With the new levies, the government hasn t managed to safeguard rules of tax symmetry between hotels and peer-to-peer services like AirBnB Inc., according to Andreadis, whose SETE lobby group represents 50,000 tourism-related businesses.AirBnB, which lists thousands of private properties for rent in Greece for an average price of about 100 euros a night in June, asks hosts who use its platform for listings to ensure they pay all the required local taxes.The increase in the excise tax on beer will lead to job losses and deal a devastating blow to one of the most dynamic sectors of the Greek economy, the Hellenic Association of Brewers said in a statement last month.
"We note that if the current trend of meager user and engagement growth remains, we think it's inevitable that Twitter will need to pursue M alternatives as has been discussed in the media for some time," he writes."Peck has kept his "buy" rating on the shares given the perceived value of Twitter as an M target.The analyst believes a sale would likely be a 2017 event, assuming current trends do not improve.He adds that the most likely partners for such a deal would be Google, Facebook, Apple, or a more traditional media property.Peck's updated research was sent out due to continued high profile departures at the social media site.He finds these particularly concerning, given the continued advancements of Twitter's competitors Facebook Inc., Snapchat Inc. and Instagram Inc. Shares of Twitter have been under pressure for some time, falling nearly 60 percent over the past year.The average price target on Wall Street is currently $18, with shares closing at just over $15 on Monday.The average target was $47.83 one year ago, with the lowest estimate sitting at $38 from Cowen and Company's John Blackledge.
The share issue is oversubscribed and the company is close to 22 million and 2,000 new shareholders. We have written about publicly traded Storytel aims to bring in 23 million kronor aimed continued growth. Now it is clear that the audio book service supplied 21.6 million in a share issue. The subscription price has been set at SEK 33.30 per share, which is 6 percent lower than the average price during the subscription period from June 1 to 10. Today Storytel in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Holland.
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Over the years, there's been a lot of anxiety over whether or not Microsoft should sell off business units like Xbox and Bing, seen as secondary to the tech titan's profitable Windows and Office businesses.And despite the Xbox's high level of brand recognition and popularity, Microsoft executives themselves haven't always stood up for the gaming business.If former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had gotten the Microsoft CEO job, he reportedly would have sold off Xbox, and Bing search, too.Worse, in 2014, Bill Gates said that he would "absolutely" support then-new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella if he chose to sell off Xbox.Because while it's definitely been a tumultous few years, the Xbox business is finally poised to help feed back into Microsoft's core business after all, even as the console converges with Windows 10.Even if all you have is the PC, though, then boom, there are a lot more great games coming.Having more games on the Windows Store in Windows 10 is also a good thing for Microsoft, as it looks to beef up its its lagging app selection compared to the Apple App Store and Google Play Market.Games, needless to say, are popular on every platform — at the time of writing, four of the top five highest-grossing games on the iPhone App Store are games the fifth is Spotify, holding the 1 spot .Race to zeroGames make app store operators a lot of money: Apple, Microsoft, and Google all take a 30% cut of app purchase prices and in-app purchases.But according to Statista, the average price of an app circa January 2016 is just $1.16, with the average price of a game a measly$0.57.But, and this is important, the MSRP on a new Xbox game on release day is $59.99, both in retail stores and digitally.Furthermore, even big-budget, $59.99-at-launch games like "Rise of the Tomb Raider" are offering in-app purchases, of which Microsoft can take a cut.Better yet for Microsoft, it publishes top game franchises like Halo, Forza Motorsport, and Gears of War, all of which are coming to Windows 10 in one form or another.That means they won't be showing up on competing PC platforms like the Mac, or rival consoles like the Sony PlayStation 4.It's an advantage that's hard to match, and it can bring gamers to Windows 10 while also monetizing them.Finally, Microsoft also offers Xbox Live Gold, a $59.99/year premium gaming service that enables online multiplayer gaming on the Xbox consoles, alongside other benefits.It slots right in to Microsoft's broader ambition to sell more subscriptions, notably seen in its success selling the Microsoft Office 365 productivity service.Selling the Xbox Live service to Windows 10 users will be tough, but not impossible — the subscription also includes access to "free" games every month on the Xbox, and it's not hard to see how that could be expanded to PC owners.This isn't necessarily good news for everyone: Apple's App Store has seen some backlash over what Spotify calls the "Apple Tax," as developers resent the notion of giving App Store owners any portion of their hard-earned revenue.
Tesla's shares are diving after it announced an offer to buy Solar City, the solar-power company also co-founded by Elon Musk.The company said earlier this year it plans to produce 500,000 vehicles by 2018, which is about 10 times the number it produced last year.This would start with the car that you drive and the energy that you use to charge it, and would extend to how everything else in your home or business is powered.Similarly, SolarCity s wide network of sales and distribution channels and expertise in offering customer-friendly financing products would significantly benefit Tesla and its customers.We would be able to provide the best possible installation service for all of our clean energy products.This proposal represents a value of $26.50 to $28.50 per share, or a premium of approximately 21% to 30% over the closing price of SolarCity s shares, based on today s closing price of SolarCity s shares and the 5-day volume weighted average price of Tesla shares.While a transaction would be further subject to customary and usual closing conditions, we believe that Tesla is well positioned to negotiate and complete the transaction in an expedited manner.
Wearables continue to display strong growth in the first quarter of the year, reaching $6 billion in revenue on a 133 percent yearly growth.The main factor for pushing wearables passed the $6 billion mark is the Apple Watch, which is already the most successful smartwatch on the market, despite being less than a year old.See Also: Ericsson sees a wearable future that s easy to swallowValue per wearable grew at a rate of 50 percent yearly to $218, according to research firm Futuresource Computing, another potential factor of the Apple Watch growth in the first quarter.Major watchmakers Swatch and Rolex are still ahead, but the insurgence of a non-watchmaker into the market may change in the industry s perception on smartwatches.Due to the slump in wearable average price, spend in this area only grew by two percent in 2015 and Futuresource expects similarly underwhelming figures in 2016.Despite the lack of spend in the fitness and health tracker realm, we are seeing large acquisitions take place in the industry for talent and tech.
Shares in Care.com Inc soared 18 percent in extended trading, after the home care provider announced a $46.35 million investment from Google Capital, the growth equity arm of Alphabet Inc.Google Capital s investment makes it the largest shareholder in Care.com, and Laela Sturdy, a partner at the fund, will join the company s board, Care.com said Wednesday in a statement.The company provides child, adult, senior, pet and home-care services and had a market capitalization of $276 million as of Wednesday.Google Capital was founded in 2013 and has invested in numerous private companies.It pairs its companies with advisers spread across Alphabet, and in the last six months has tapped 300 different people to give advice to its companies, Sturdy said.This deal marks its first investment in a public company.Care.com said it used a portion of the Google Capital investment to repurchase 3.7 million shares of its common stock from Matrix Partners at a price of $8.25 per share, a 5 percent discount to the 30-day volume-weighted average price.It also issued a new series of convertible preferred stock to Google Capital at an initial conversion price of $10.50 per share.
Antivirus firm Avast has announced a deal to buy rival company AVG for $1.3 billion £1bn .The transaction is an-cash offer for AVG's shares at a price of $25 per share.Avast will finance the deal with existing cash reserves and debt financing from third party lenders.The company said the purchase would help it "gain scale, technological depth and geographical breadth".The sale price represents a 32 per cent premium on AVG's average price per share over the last six months.At the end of 2015, Avast had a 15 per cent share of the global antivirus market, with AVG on 5 per cent, according to data from Opswat.
When app developers want to advertise to gain new users, they usually turn to Facebook.In fact, Facebook is the "largest platform for app marketing," according to a new analyst note issued by Citi on Thursday.Here's one statistic that drives that home.Citi estimates that 1.15 billion apps will be downloaded through marketing on Facebook properties in 2016.That's up 33% from last year, when 867 million apps were downloaded through Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, according to Citi's research.Here are some more nuggets that showcase Facebook's success with app marketing:The average price of an app install from Facebook is $3.40The average smartphone user downloaded .35 apps through Facebook in 2015Mobile app install advertising accounted for 17% of Facebook's total ad revenue in 2015 or $2.9 billion for context, total US mobile app-install ad revenue was projected to top $4.6 billion in 2015 .Facebook will be responsible for over 4 billion cumulative downloads by 2017, according to Citi's projectionsApp install ads are a lucrative niche for Facebook, but Citi's projections could be overly optimistic.One reason why Facebook is getting so much app marketing money is because the main app stores run by Google and Apple aren't great at allowing consumers to discover new apps.
In many major cities, $1,500 is a fraction of the average cost of rent.If you re planning a move, it s useful to know what you ll get for your money.Rent Cafe researched prices to visualize what a $1,500/month apartment looks like across the U.S.To come up with their numbers, Rent Cafe used the Yardi Matrix, a commercial real estate data tool that collects statistics across 122 markets in the United States....we were curious to see how the 30 most populous US cities rank in terms of value for money—in this case value being square footage, for the sake of simplicity.We calculated the average apartment size in these cities, compared it with the average rents, and a simple division gave us the average price per square foot in each city.