Archive | January, 2012

Amazon Q4 2011 earnings beat Wall St. consensus; profits down 58%

31. January 2012

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Earlier today, Amazon released their earnings results from 2011 holiday quarter and, suffice it to say, they’re no Apple. Though overall revenue came in at $17.43 billion, up 35% from the same quarter a year-ago, the company’s actual profits declined by a whopping 58% to $177 million. All told, Amazon reported earnings of $0.38 a [...]

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China Telecom might land the iPhone 4S very soon

31. January 2012

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China Daily reports that China Telecom, the third largest carrier in China behind China Mobile and China Unicom, may begin carrying the iPhone 4S as early as February. The move would ramp up the pressure on the company’s domestic rivals in the fight to win more subscribers to the third-generation (3G) network service. In a [...]

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European Commission to investigate Samsung’s abuse of RAND patents

31. January 2012

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Well it seems that Samsung’s strategy of suing Apple for allegedly infringing RAND patents is coming back to bite them in the ass. Foss Patents reports: The European Commission just announced that it has “opened a formal investigation to assess whether Samsung Electronics has abusively, and in contravention of a commitment it gave to the European Telecommunications [...]

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Apple hires John Browett as its new Senior VP of Retail

31. January 2012

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After months of searching, Apple today announced that Dixons Retail CEO John Browett will succeed the recently departed Ron Johnson as the company’s Senior Vice President of Retail. Apple today announced that John Browett will join the company as senior vice president of Retail, reporting to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Browett comes to Apple from [...]

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Apple TV sales continue to accelerate

31. January 2012

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It may be just a hobby, but sales of the Apple TV continue to impress. Apple revealed during its earnings conference call last week that Apple had sold 1.4 million Apple TV units during the holiday quarter, setting an all-time quarterly record in the process. All told, the company sold about 2.8 million units during [...]

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The secret behind Apple’s elegant packaging desgins

30. January 2012

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From the type of wood used on the displays at Apple retail stores to the exact shade of white chosen for the iPhone, Apple’s attention to detail is obsessive, and indeed, is a huge factor in the company’s ongoing success. Apple arguably doesn’t just sell consumer electronic products. Rather, their mission is much broader. They [...]

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iPhone sales in China poised to reach 60 million units a year – Analyst

30. January 2012

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In the wake of Apple’s stellar earnings announcement last week, shares of APPL have skyrocketed into the $450 range. In doing so, Apple has surpassed Exxon as the most valuable company in the world. What’s scary, though, is that Apple still has plenty of room for grow. Apple’s share of the phone and PC market [...]

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iPhone 4s significantly more popular than iPhone 4 and 3GS

30. January 2012

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Following the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple for the first time made one of its older iPhone models – the 3GS – available for free to consumers on contract. With many Android models available at cheap pricepoints, Apple was clearly trying prevent a price umbrella over competing products. Now it’s to be expected that [...]

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Tim Cook responds to accusations of employee mistreatment in China

30. January 2012

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Responding to the New York Times’ expose into the working conditions at some of the plants owned by Apple’s manufacturing partners, Tim Cook last week sent an email to company employees. Cook’s email reads: Team, As a company and as individuals, we are defined by our values. Unfortunately some people are questioning Apple’s values today, [...]

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Lebron James jumps over another player to finish an Alley Oop dunk. WOW.

29. January 2012

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Lebron James arguably lacks that killer instinct that separates the great players from the truly legendary ones, but there’s no questioning that Lebron as an athlete is capable of doing things that most NBA players can only dream of. Earlier today, while playing the Chicago Bulls, James completed an alley-oop from Mario Chalmers by JUMPING [...]

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New York Times publishes detailed look into the dangers associated with iPhone and iPad manufacturing abroad

29. January 2012

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The New York Times last week published an extensive piece highlighting the human costs associated with manufacturing Apple products, kicking things off with the retelling of an explosion in May 2010 at a Foxconn factory that killed two individuals and injured over a dozen more. Describing the working conditions abroad in China, the Times writes: [...]

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Apple HDTV will include a 42-inch OLED with facial recognition – Crazy Rumor

27. January 2012

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Citing a high-ranking source at a major electronics retailer, Technobuffalo reports that Apple’s rumored HDTV will likely see the light of day by April, or May at the absolute latest. As for the TV itself, it’s rumored to be a 42-inch OLED described as being ‘gorgeous’ and ‘very thin’. While we don’t know if the [...]

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