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สรุปยอดผู้ยื่นซองประมูล ดิจิตอลทีวี กับ กสทช. ตลอด 2 วัน (ThaiNews)

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ยื่นซองประมูลทีวีดิจิตอลวันแรกคึกคัก “ไทยรัฐ” ส่ง “ทริปเปิล วี บรอดคาสท์ “ยื่นประมูลช่อง SD กสทช.สรุปยอดผู้ประกอบการยื่นซองประมูลวันแรกถึง 28 ซอง จาก 20 ราย รวมหลักประกัน 1,687 ล้าน…

เมื่อวันที่ 28 ต.ค. บรรยากาศของการเปิดให้ยื่นคำขอใบอนุญาตให้ใช้คลื่นความถี่เพื่อให้บริการ โทรทัศน์ในระบบดิจิตอล ประเภทบริการทางธุรกิจระดับชาติ เป็นวันแรก ของสำนักงานคณะกรรมการกิจการกระจายเสียง กิจการโทรทัศน์ และกิจการโทรคมนาคมแห่งชาติ (กสทช.) เป็นไปอย่างคึกคัก โดยมีเอกชนยื่นแบบคำขอใบอนุญาตฯ จำนวน  23 บริษัท 28 ซอง แต่มีบริษัทที่เอกสารครบถ้วนเพียง 20 บริษัท แบ่งเป็นการยื่นซองประมูลช่องรายการสำหรับเด็ก 3 ซอง , ช่องรายการข่าวและสาระ 6 ซอง, ช่องรายการทั่วไป ประเภทความคมชัดมาตรฐาน (SD) 12 ซอง และ ช่องรายการทั่วไป ประเภทความคมชัดสูง (HD) 7 ซอง รวมมูลค่าการวางหลักประกัน 1,687 ล้านบาท

อย่างไรก็ตาม ในช่วงเช้าของการเปิดรับซองประมูล มีผู้ประกอบการยื่นเสนอซองประมูลรวม 14 ราย 17 ซอง ประกอบด้วย เครือ นสพ.ไทยรัฐ ยื่นประมูลช่อง SD ผ่านบริษัท ทริปเปิล วี บรอดคาสท์ จำกัด , บริษัท กรุงเทพโทรทัศน์และวิทยุ จำกัด (ช่อง 7) ยื่นซองประมูลช่อง รายการทั่วไป ประเภทความคมชัดสูง (HD) , บริษัท บีบีทีวีแซทเทลวิชั่น จำกัด ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทในเครือ ช่อง 7  ยื่นประมูลช่องรายการทั่วไป ประเภท SD , บริษัท ดีเอ็น บรอดคาสท์ จำกัด บริษัทในเครือเดลินิวส์ ยื่นประมูลช่องข่าว , บริษัท วอยซ์ ทีวี จำกัด ยื่นประมูล 2 ช่อง คือ ช่องข่าว และช่อง HD

บริษัท อาร์เอส เทเลวิชั่น จำกัด ในเครืออาร์เอส ยื่นประมูลช่อง SD , บริษัท อมรินทร์ เทเลวิชั่น จำกัด ในเครืออัมรินทร์ พริ้นติ้งแอนด์พับลิชชิ่ง  ยื่นประมูลช่อง SD  และ HD ,บริษัท โรสมีเดีย แอนเอ็นเตอร์เทนเม้นท์ จำกัด กลุ่มโรสมีเดีย ยื่นประมูลช่องเด็ก , บริษัท 3เอ มาร์เก็ตติ้ง จำกัด ผู้ผลิตรายการข่าวทาง ททบ.5 ยื่นประมูลช่องข่าว 

ด้านกลุ่มมหากิจศิริ ซึ่งมีนายเฉลิมชัย มหากิจศิริ ทายาทเนสกาแฟ เป็นผู้ถือหุ้นใหญ่ ยื่นประมูล 2 ช่อง โดยบริษัท พีเอ็ม กรุ๊ป จำกัด ยื่นช่อง HD และบริษัท โฟร์ วัน วัน เอ็นเตอร์เทนเม้นท์ จำกัด ยื่นช่อง SD , เครือสยามสปอร์ต โดยบริษัท ไอ สปอร์ต มีเดีย ยื่นประมูลช่องข่าว

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Apple Close to Striking Deal with LG Display for iWatch OLED Displays

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LG Display is reportedly close to a deal with Apple to provide OLED displays for the upcoming iWatch, according to The Korea Herald (via Unwired View). The report also states that RITEK subsidary RiTdisplay will be the other primary display supplier in addition to LG for the smartwatch. Samsung was also said to have met with Apple over becoming a potential supplier for the iWatch, but discussions between the two companies were reportedly “not productive”. A report from May stated that Apple had begun sampling 1.5-inch OLED displays from RiTdisplay for the iWatch, as Apple had also hired a senior OLED expert from LG Display this past February.

    “Instead of relying on one supplier for its iWatch, which will be unveiled next year, Apple will have two vendors to be safe. The key provider will be RiTDisplay and LG Display will be the second,” Seoul-based HMC Investment Securities’ analyst Kim Young-woo said. “Japan Display might also be a candidate, but so far its capacity seems lacking.”

Apple has been long rumored to be working on the iWatch, which is expected to serve as an accessory to the iPhone and other iOS devices, giving users easy at-a-glance access to common functions along with additional biometric integration. Apple CEO Tim Cook stated in Apple’s fourth quarter earnings call yesterday that the company still plans on introducing new product categories within 2014, which is a likely timeframe for the release of the iWatch as previously indicated by sources of the Financial Times as well as supply chain insiders familiar with the matter. by macrumors

 
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Tim Cook ‘Extremely Proud’ of Ongoing Collaboration At Apple, Will Host Employee Meeting Tomorrow

timcookFollowing today’s fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email (via 9to5Mac) to employees to thank them for their hard work and to invite them to an employee communications meeting that will be held on Tuesday, October 29.

In the email, Cook notes that he is “extremely proud” of the ongoing collaboration across the company, reporting that business at Apple “has never been stronger.”

    Team,

    We’ve just posted financial results for fiscal Q4, including record-setting iPhone sales. I am happy to report that Apple’s business has never been stronger, and we are heading into the holidays within amazing lineup led by the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, the stunning iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. You and your teams work incredibly hard to deliver the very best products in the world, and our customers simply love them. I’m extremely proud of the collaboration going on across the company and everything we’ve accomplished as result of this great team effort.

    Please join me for an employee communications meeting tomorrow at 9 AM Pacific time. The meeting will be broadcast to locations throughout Cupertino and Apple offices across the world. AppleWeb has a complete list of sites where you’ll be able to watch live or see a replay in certain time zones. We’ve also created a link on AppleWeb where you can submit your questions in advance, and we’ll do our best to answer as many as we can during the meeting. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Tim

The meeting will be held at 9 AM Pacific Time in Cupertino, and broadcast to employees around the world via a live stream or replay. Apple will also be taking questions from employees, which can be submitted on the internal AppleWeb.

Apple today announced that it had sold a record-breaking 33.8 million iPhones during the September quarter, up from 26.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also announced a total of $37.5 billion in revenue, with a net quarterly profit of $7.5 billion or $8.26 per diluted share.  by macrumors

 
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Apple ‘Unclear’ on Whether Retina iPad Mini Supplies Will Meet Demand

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During today’s fourth quarter earnings call, Tim Cook announced that Apple has completed a total of 15 “strategic” acquisitions during the course of fiscal 2013, which equates to one acquisition every three to four weeks.

Over the course of the year, Apple has focused on purchasing quite a few mapping companies, with the aim of improving its mapping services. Acquisitions have included Embark, HopStop, WifiSLAM, and Locationary.

Apple has also recently acquired data compression startup AlgoTrim, personal assistant app Cue, wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor, and discovery and recommendation startup Matcha.tv.

While quite a few of Apple’s acquisitions have been made public, a number of deals have clearly remained under the radar and may come to light as Apple works to unveil products in new categories over the course of 2014.

According to Tim Cook, Apple has “great products” coming in categories that Apple does not currently participate in, potentially alluding to its iWatch or upcoming advances in the television industry.  by macrumors

 
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Tim Cook: iPhone 5c Wasn’t Meant to Be an Entry-Level Phone

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During its financial conference call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a new perspective on the company’s iPhone strategy.

Cook was asked questions about how Apple plans to address lower price segments of the smartphone market and where the iPhone 5c stands in the lineup. He stated that the iPhone 4s is now the entry-level iPhone contrary to the pre-launch belief that the iPhone 5c would be the entry-level device:

    If you look at what we’ve done, we’re selling the iPhone 4s as our entry offer. We sell the iPhone 5c as the mid-tier and the 5s. Our goal is to have growth across the iPhone but we want each of those categories to grow as compared to what we were doing previously. If you look at the total that we’re making in the low end and mid tier and high end, the sum there, we’d like to grow in each one of those. We’re really please that we did that.

Cook also elaborated the philosophy of seeing the iPhone 4s as the entry level iPhone after discussing foreign device pricing strategy and why the company did not keep the iPhone 4 in its lineup given its sales success:

    What we did with our lineup this time was the 4s is replacing the 4. If you look at the US as an example, the 4s is now free. The 4 was free previously. When you translate that out of the US, it depends on the market as to what specifically happens. Currency changes and the strength of the dollar doesn’t always play in our favor in some goes.

    We see the 4s as our entry iPhone offer that gives somebody the ability to access the entire ecosystem as a fantastic product. We understand that there is elasticity in that market and it will move accordingly.

Apple sold a record 150 million iPhones in fiscal 2013, up 25 million units from 2012. The company has sold 421.3 million smartphones since the iPhone’s launch in 2007. by macrumors

 
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Tim Cook: New Product Categories Still Coming in 2014

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During today’s fourth quarter earnings call, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple still plans on introducing new product categories within 2014.

According to Cook, Apple believes that it can use its skills building software, hardware, and services to create “great products” in categories that Apple does not participate in today. “We’re pretty confident about that,” said Cook.

Apple has been rumored to be working on a number of innovative products, including a smart watch dubbed the iWatch, which will compete with offerings from several other companies like Nike, Jawbone, and Samsung, along with a potential Apple television set.

Apple’s iWatch is rumored for a 2014 release, while a possible release date for a television set has been more hazy. The company is also possibly working on other offerings within the television sector, including a potential set-top box that replaces traditional cable boxes.  by macrumors

 
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Apple Reports Q4 2013 Year-End Results: $7.5 Billion Profit on $37.5 Billion in Revenue

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Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar and fourth fiscal quarter of 2013. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $37.5 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $36 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.2 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter.

Gross margin for the quarter was 37 percent compared to 40.0 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 60 percent of revenue. Apple also declared a dividend payment of $3.05 per share, payable on November 14 to shareholders as of the close of trading on November 11. The company currently holds $146.8 billion in cash and marketable securities.

The company generated $9.9 billion in free cash flow from operations and Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said Apple returned $7.8 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.

For the full fiscal year, Apple generated $170.9 billion in sales, a new record for the firm, with just over $35 billion in net income. In fiscal 2012, Apple made $41.7 billion on $156.5 billion in sales thanks to stronger margins. In 2013, Apple sold 16.34 million Macs, its lowest total since 2010, and 26.4 million iPods, its lowest total for that category since 2005.

It sold a record 150 million iPhones on the year, up 25 million from 2012, and the company has now sold 421.3 million smartphones in total. It sold 71 million iPads, a new record, and the company has now sold 169.2 million tablets.
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Quarterly iPhone unit sales reached 33.8 million, compared to 26.9 million in the year-ago quarter, and the company sold 14.1 million iPads, compared to 14 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 4.6 million Macs compared to 4.9 million in the year-ago period.

    “We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS.”

Apple’s guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 includes expected revenue of $55-58 billion and gross margin between 36.5 and 37.5 percent.

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Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2013 financial results conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific, and MacRumors will update this story with coverage of the conference call highlights.

Conference Call and Q&A Highlights are available in reverse chronological order after the jump.  by macrumors

 
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