Archive | April, 2012

Apple’s profits and growth rates visualized [Charts]

30. April 2012

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Following another one of Apple’s blowout quarters which sent shares of Apple back up to the $600 range, The Atlantic put together a few charts to help contextualize just where Apple’s money is coming from and what products continue to drive revenue to unprecedented heights. Apple Revenue by Product Here we Apple’s revenue broken up [...]

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Tony Fadell speaks on early iPhone prototypes

30. April 2012

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Not really too much new information here, but still worth a look as Tony “godfather of the iPod” Fadell talks about the three iPhone prototypes Apple had in play during development. The interview comes courtesy of The Verge. Fadell left Apple back in 2008 but was an integral part of the development of multitude of [...]

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Angry Birds Space hits 50 million downloads in 35 days

30. April 2012

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Rovio announced today that their latest offering in the Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Space, has now hit the 50 million download mark in just 35 days. Angry Birds Space hit 50 million downloads within 35 days, making it the fastest growing mobile game yet and breaking all our previous records. This has been simply amazing, [...]

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Why iOS apps tend to look more elegant than their Android counterparts

30. April 2012

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It’s not a stretch to say that the same mobile app on iOS and Android devices don’t always look the same, which is to say that iOS apps tend to look more refined and elegant than their Android counterparts. This phenomenon isn’t necessarily and solely rooted in the efforts of developers themselves, but is also [...]

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble team up to take on Amazon and Apple

30. April 2012

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The tablet wars, which you have to admit are terribly one sided these days, just got a tad more interesting. Earlier today, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a new partnership in the form of a new Barns & Noble subsidiary that will focus on delivering “world class digital reading experiences” for users. Clearly, Microsoft [...]

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Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi to meet for patent settlement talks in 3 weeks

30. April 2012

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During Apple’s recent earnings conference call, CEO Tim Cook, when asked about Apple’s cash situation as it relates to the multitude of lawsuits it’s currently embroiled in, explained that he has always hated litigation and would prefer to settle legal disputes amicably rather than via the court system. At the same time, Cook explained that [...]

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Steve Jobs wanted to dress up as Willy Wonka to celebrate 1 millionth iMac sale

29. April 2012

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An odd and equally fascinating story from the recently released¬†Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, a book by former Chiat/Day advertising director Ken Segall. Segall worked closely with Steve Jobs for many years, and while his new book aims to impart many of the business lessons he picked up while working on a [...]

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Man offers to “change my name to yours” and $1600 for a WWDC ticket

28. April 2012

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When Apple put its WWDC 2012 tickets on sale earlier this week, it made a slight miscalculation in that tickets were already sold out by about 7:30 am in California. In other words, most folks in Silicon Valley might have been out of luck before even waking up. And sure, Apple puts videos of the [...]

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Tim Cook isn’t worried about the “Law of Large Numbers”

27. April 2012

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With another one of Apple’s blockbuster quarters in the bag, NetworkWorld published a piece detailing Apple’s ongoing financial success and the ill-conceived notion that Apple’s earnings growth can’t continue because of the law of large numbers. People like to look at Apple and ascertain how much more money Apple has to earn in order to [...]

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Museum company sues Apple for infringing upon touchscreen patents

27. April 2012

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One need only take a look at the avalanche of lawsuits that are currently in play in the tech world to realize that the patent system is out of whack. Everyone is suing everyone, often times for patents whose validity are questionable at best. And with nearly $100 billion in the bank, Apple is a [...]

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Tim Cook makes Time’s list of “100 most influential people in the world”

26. April 2012

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Time Magazine last week released a special issue listing the “100 most influential people in the world.” Initially, I refused to read it in protest for not having even been considered, but after getting over my prima donna mindset, I leafed through it and found that Apple CEO Tim Cook had made the cut. And [...]

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Apple files two patents highlighting next-gen connectors for smaller devices

26. April 2012

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If you take a look at Apple’s patent filings, it becomes abundantly clear that the company is constantly striving for ways to improve and refine its product line, and one characteristic it always has in its focus is slender design. To that end, Patently Apple recently highlighted two new patent filings from Apple which detail [...]

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