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  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    OK whatever you write I still believe that very few people like this new iPhone and I think that the best weapon of Apple Inc. is its marketing department
    Oct 1, 2012. 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    You just said that they were out of iPhone 5 at the store, and than you said that picked up one in the store. You are just like Apple, making false hype ...
    Oct 1, 2012. 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) and Asus plan to release two new Nexus 7 tablets by year's end, one of which will cost a mere $99, sources tell Digitimes, whose track record with these kinds of rumors isn't exactly perfect. If the rumor pans out, Google would be undercutting the non-HD Kindle Fire (now $159), and would be showing a huge willingness to absorb losses to improve Android's market position relative to the iPad. The current Nexus 7 relies on an Nvidia (NVDA) processor. (Nexus 7 production[View news story]
    Tim Coom just had a heart-attack :)
    Sep 27, 2012. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After meeting with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) execs, Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt provided a more spirited defense of the top Android licensee's legal fight against Apple (AAPL) than what Google provided following Apple's California win. "Patent wars prevent choice, prevent innovation ... With respect to Apple patents, the best thing we can tell there are plenty of prior arts." But Schmidt, who probably doesn't want to see Google's iOS search deal go away, still called Apple "a very good partner." (previous[View news story]
    @dmarilley - Apple invented 4" screen didn't you know ?
    Sep 27, 2012. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's a new Apple (AAPL) rumor: Tech analyst Paul Mueller claims "at least three people close to Apple" have told him there are next-gen iPad prototypes featuring widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) displays. Many Android tablets sport widescreen displays, which lend themselves well to multimedia viewing, but the iPad has stuck with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which works better for reading and other portrait-mode activities. Judging by market share trends, consumers aren't complaining. [View news story]
    I bought a nice (used) Dell Latitude Core i7 for 400 euros, now that's a buy, god knows how much you paid for Apple laptop :)
    Sep 27, 2012. 02:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Even as the NASDAQ stumbles, Google's (GOOG +0.8%) rally refuses to let up. Shares are making new highs again after Canaccord's Michael Graham argues (like Citi) that Google's ad click prices, recently under pressure, are starting to rebound. Prices for mobile clicks (average price of $0.47) are said to be flat, while pricing for PC clicks (average price of $0.98) is said to be expanding. Mobile is estimated to have made up 13.9% of search volume in August, up from May's 11.3%. [View news story]
    It was about time to see Google going up. Go Google...
    Sep 26, 2012. 01:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Android, Eat My Dust [View article]
    It just does not matter how fast is the iPhone as it is still using the same icon grid UI from 7 years ago (it is logical that it will be faster) - but what people really want is functionality and to have the data on the palm of your hand. On my Android phone with several widgets I have put on my home screens I don't even have to open Apps to get the information. For example I have Finance widget one for aapl and one for goog so I only have to unlock my screen and see the quotes I don't have to open app to see the information I need. In iOS you have to open App for every information you want to get
    Sep 25, 2012. 05:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt says his company hasn't made any move to provide a Google Maps app for the App Store, in spite of the backlash to Apple's (AAPL) iOS 6 Maps. Schmidt hints, but doesn't overtly state, that Apple hasn't signaled it will approve a Google Maps app. He also refuses to guarantee Google will remain the default search option for iOS - that arrangement has produced huge revenue-sharing payments for Apple, and cemented Google's mobile search dominance. [View news story]
    I heard that in London subway they are instructing iOS6 users to use physical maps ....
    Sep 25, 2012. 10:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Stopped Apple From Selling More Than 5 Million iPhones [View article]
    And after the results? Will fall again (I hope so)
    Sep 25, 2012. 07:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em. Apple (AAPL), stung by the flare-up over iOS 6 Maps, is reportedly aggressively recruiting ex-Google Maps (GOOG) employees who helped build up the product's giant data libraries. Meanwhile, a Google product manager tells TechCrunch the company relies on 1,300 data sources to make Google Maps, and integrates them all using a proprietary system called Atlas. [View news story]
    If I am Google I would have put Apple and iPhone totally out of search results ;)
    Sep 24, 2012. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em. Apple (AAPL), stung by the flare-up over iOS 6 Maps, is reportedly aggressively recruiting ex-Google Maps (GOOG) employees who helped build up the product's giant data libraries. Meanwhile, a Google product manager tells TechCrunch the company relies on 1,300 data sources to make Google Maps, and integrates them all using a proprietary system called Atlas. [View news story]
    You didn't have to wait, you could have bought yourself any Android phone
    Sep 24, 2012. 04:12 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em. Apple (AAPL), stung by the flare-up over iOS 6 Maps, is reportedly aggressively recruiting ex-Google Maps (GOOG) employees who helped build up the product's giant data libraries. Meanwhile, a Google product manager tells TechCrunch the company relies on 1,300 data sources to make Google Maps, and integrates them all using a proprietary system called Atlas. [View news story]
    Hey Apple - it takes more than money to be Google ;)
    Sep 24, 2012. 03:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IPhone 5 (AAPL) sales come in at "over 5M," well below expectations. (PR) AAPL -2.3% premarket. [View news story]
    I am very sorry but Apple missed expectations ... have a nice day (as I probably will :))
    Sep 24, 2012. 10:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL -0.9%) pares the losses it saw after announcing it sold over 5M iPhone 5 units during opening weekend, less than some were forecasting. Horace Dediu observes the sales rate for the 5 was even with the 4S when normalized for countries supported - a little disappointing given the growth in Apple's base, and the fact the 5 is a bigger upgrade. On the other hand, initial 4S sales were likely boosted by the outpouring of emotion following Steve Jobs' death. One unanswered question: did the Maps controversy affect weekend sales? [View news story]
    I believe it's due to the fact that iOS still uses icons which is like very old fashioned UI compared to Android widgets or WP8 tiles, people don't care just about the speed but also about the functionality and usability
    Sep 24, 2012. 10:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IPhone 5 (AAPL) sales come in at "over 5M," well below expectations. (PR) AAPL -2.3% premarket. [View news story]
    For me it means that only few million of earth citizens are those that are continually robbed by Apple while the larger part of population can continue living freely without having to pay Apple-tax - i.e. they don't have to pay for things they should not pay ...
    Sep 24, 2012. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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