That didn't take long. Zach Epstein:
More than two dozen sellers have taken to Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace in an effort to capitalize on the incredible amount of hype surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. The phone is expected to be the first iPhone to feature a ... Read More »
Apple's iPad has strong but declining sales. Why? CEO Tim Cook isn't worried. Zack Whittaker with more details on the Apple-IBM deal:
Apple currently has iPads in 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, including banks, technology companies, and others. But that could ... Read More »
Somebody must be the happiest nation on earth. Guess who? Kari Paul on a DNA study covering over 130 countries:
Researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy wanted to find out why countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands ... Read More »
Microsoft announced that 18,000 employees would lose their jobs in the largest corporate restructuring ever for the Windows maker. Now what?
Microsoft has made a move that may seem perfectly logical to the bean counters who look at dollars and cents ... Read More »
Samsung has missed revenue and profit projections for three straight quarters, thanks to intense competition in the smartphone and tablet industry, especially at the low end of the spectrum. ZDnet says smartphone executives have returned 25-percent of their achievement bonuses.
Bonuses ... Read More »
The match between two giants which seems to be made in heaven is missing something. So says Frederic Paul:
There’s one critical piece missing from the deal that may tend to undercut the deal’s importance for both Apple and Microsoft. The deal is all about iOS, it ... Read More »
Nice list from Adrian Kinglsey-Hughes on the massive problems facing Google's Android project.
Things might seem rosy in the Android camp. After all, it commands some three quarters of the global shipment market share, and Google is seeing some 1.5 million new devices activated ... Read More »
You knew the train wreck was coming as soon as Microsoft bought Nokia. Polly Mosendz on the what may come to be known as the 'Slaughter At Microsoft.'
Microsoft will actually be firing 18,000 employees. That's exactly 14.16 percent of its global staff of 127,104. This ... Read More »
Bloomberg has details on Apple and IBM's new corporate business alliance:
The deal unveiled yesterday gives Apple access to an IBM sales force that will recommend Apple’s devices to customers in industries such as health care and banking, which have never been priorities ... Read More »
One way to prevent the loss of paying customers is to never let them leave. Brad Reed on America's Worst Company, with this exchange to former customer Ryan Block:
“Why don’t you want the faster speed? Help me understand why you don’t want faster Internet.”
“We ... Read More »
I couldn't help myself. Charmer Rose McGowan went all ape$#@& after posting a photo on Instagram and a reader said "You look like Michael Jackson." McGowan:
Has anyone stopped to think that Michael Jackson used to be black, and tried to turn himself into a white, possibly ... Read More »
There's a sure sign things are not working at a company when one shakeup is followed by another which is followed by yet another. Tom Warren on yet another shakeup on the way at Microsoft:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a broad email to all employees today outlining ... Read More »
Despite Aereo's best efforts, the Supreme Court decided that its service was too much like cable TV and therefore its unlicensed streaming of TV broadcasts were illegal. Now, after putting its service on pause, Aereo has filed a letter with the US District ... Read More »
As one who is getting ready to tie the knot I'm collecting these items. From Jenna Birch:
Remember the early days of your relationship, where things felt easy and exciting? After the post-wedding glow, no matter how much you care for your spouse, married life can become ... Read More »
If you don't run antivirus apps on your Mac then you're boneheaded. So says Adrian Kingsley-Hughes:
In fact, choosing not to run antivirus on a Mac is a boneheaded move that people choose to make based on nothing more than fanboy idealism, and has no place in the real ... Read More »
Reilly Dowd on one way to beat poor labor conditions in the Chinese factories that make Apple's iPhone:
Foxconn parent company Hon Hai is set to deploy an army of 10,000 assembly-line robots to help meet the demands of producing the highly anticipated iPhone 6.
No ... Read More »
Yours truly on Mac360 writing on how the large screen iPhone 6 (I think it will be called 'iPhone Air') will cannibalize the iPad mini, but Apple doesn't care.
What I see taking place is obvious. Many of us have an iPhone, a Mac, and an iPad, either Air-class or iPad ... Read More »
You can't make up this stuff. Mike Oz:
Andrew Rector, 26, fell asleep during the April 13 game between the Yankees and the rival Boston Red Sox. It was nationally televised on ESPN, and Rector was noticed by cameras and talked about by commentators John Kruk and Dan Shulman... ... Read More »
Security guru, writer, educator, consultant David Gewirtz had his website hacked. How is that possible?
And yes, I understand the irony of a cybersecurity expert getting hacked. It's like the old story of the barber who never cuts his own hair. While I would never advise ... Read More »
One common refrain we hear from iPhone haters is that Apple has essentially gotten away with releasing the exact same smartphone every year since 2007. While this may sound clever, it’s also completely untrue: The iPhone has changed dramatically over the ... Read More »
Great insight to Apple's leverage and Microsoft's inability to maintain a presence in the mobile device industry from Rocco Pendola.
My overarching theory: As we saw with the artist formerly known as RIM (that's BlackBerry), employees ultimately demand to use the preferred ... Read More »
Sarah Perez on Nielsen research that tells us how many apps the average smartphone user actually uses each month.
U.S. iPhone and Android users over 18 have been increasing the time they spend using mobile applications, which is up 65 percent over just two years ago. ... Read More »
The great and powerful Woz has spoken. Jeff Engel with the Woz perspective on Samsung's Galaxy Gear:
That was the only technology I bought to experiment with that I threw out after half a day, sold it on eBay because it was so worthless and did so little that was convenient. ... Read More »