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  • Samsung (SSNLF.PK) has won the latest round in its global IP battle with Apple (AAPL) after Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the Korean company didn't willfully breach some  Apple patents and therefore left last summer's $1.05B jury verdict intact. Koh could have tripled the amount Samsung would have had to pay if she had found Samsung's actions to be willful, as the jury actually did. Koh also denied Apple and Samsung requests for a new trial. [View news story]
    Samsung need Apple and other innovators to give them electronics to copy every once in a while......!
    Feb 10 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Board Is All Grown Up [View article]
    Quick buck from Einhor and his fund, once any payment or preference shares are made, they'll take the money and dump the stock, as will many others. Increase in dividends over the long term is a better option. Let Apple look after the business and the money and stop trying to tell them how to run a business, they have enough experts there to know what the bigger picture is.
    This rationale is for short term gain only............!
    Feb 8 04:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cirrus Logic (CRUS -2.4%) slumps after fellow Apple (AAPL +0.6%) suppliers TriQuint and Multi-Fineline issue light guidance. Multi-Fineline (MFLX +0.9%), which apparently received 84% of its FQ1 (calendar Q4) sales from Apple, expects FQ2 revenue of $180M-$200M, below a $218.2M consensus. Moreover, gross margin is expected to be "slightly negative," as the circuit board maker works to pare inventory - shares have already priced in a lot of bad news. Apple continues to outperform with some help from David Einhorn[View news story]
    Oh no, more doom and gloom for Apple and it's suppliers, is that light guidance in comparison to Analysts pump and dump predictions.......? The markets are screwed by scheisters at the moment and in no real way reflect the capability of companies.....or their ability to produce. Hedge funds are running around like a bunch of headless chickens......!
    Feb 8 04:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Get Its Mojo Back? [View article]
    Do you think Apple with all their cash have been sitting on their laurels for the last 3 years ? Samsung are no spring chickens either, their "copied" products will grow old too and I agree with you in some respects that they are waiting for the next Apple innovation to copy.
    If Apple get their design and patents as airtight as possible, they may have a better time convincing the courts of rip off competition products.
    Maybe it's time to take on Google via a Yahoo tie up....!
    Feb 6 05:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) anticipated Galaxy S IV will be announced on March 15, SamMobile reports - the site has been an accurate source of Samsung rumors in the past. The device will reportedly go on sale in Europe and Asia in April, and hit North America in May or June. Rumored specs include a 5" 1080p OLED display, Exynos 5 Octa processor (for some models, at least), and 13MP camera. Possible/likely suppliers (I, II) include BRCM, QCOM, PANL, SWKS, ADNC, and MXIM[View news story]
    Yes, but are they truly innovating...........n... of TV's, copies of fridges, copies of hoovers, have Samsung come up with anything truly original!
    Feb 6 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can The Apple Tree Continue To Grow? [View article]
    It's a conspiracy man.....the government wants people to invest in bonds instead of shares man.....keep writing the doom and gloom and I'll buy at $390 or lower......! Your summary suggests it might be good or might be bad.......sit on the fence or what......!
    Feb 4 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL -2.3%) roundup: 1) Ahead of its Feb. 27 shareholder meeting, Apple has enlisted giant U.S. pension fund Calpers to help push through voting reforms: among the proposed changes are a requirement that a majority of shareholder votes are needed to approve a director. 2) U.S. iPad Mini shipping times are down to 1-3 business days, while the new iMac remains back-ordered in Europe. 3) Morgan Stanley expects gross margin to rebound in 2H13 thanks to lower iPhone-related equipment purchases and stabilizing NAND flash prices. [View news story]
    The markets are a complete joke if they can manipulate major stocks like this, it's the Wild West of investing......lets go for Google next, or Amazon......what they are not aware of is the damage that they are doing to the investment market in the process and the companies that they need to balance the economy and GDP.
    Feb 4 03:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) roundup: 1) Folowing a year in which the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and new iMac all saw big supply constraints due to their use of advanced designs/materials, Paul Kedrosky thinks Apple's design team has gained too much influence relative to its manufacturing team (video). 2) Apple VP John Couch recently met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul. They reportedly talked about a deal to supply up to 15M iPads to Turkish students. 3) Apple has won a patent for a plastic-bodied phone with no home button or front camera. Is this the rumored cheaper iPhone[View news story]
    Why are you jumping to conclusions Abdul....!
    Feb 3 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FTC issued recommendations on Friday to beef up privacy on mobile devices, including that developers should incorporate do-not-track capabilities in apps and other software. While the proposals aren't binding, they carry the weight of policy for the likes of Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT). Underscoring the FTC's commitment to privacy, it has fined social-networking app Path $800K for collecting personal information on children. [View news story]
    Oh no, that means we should sell Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, be safe and sell everything which means Samsung too, as there are so many reports of how Samsung have reached the top spot with selling come you never mentioned them in your brief........or do they not count when the main here is to manipulate Apple stock again.......!
    Feb 3 06:17 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Though the iPad Mini launch helped Apple (AAPL) sell 22.9M iPads in calendar Q4, the company's tablet shipment share fell 810 bps Y/Y to 43.6%, per IDC. Samsung (SSNLF.PK), meanwhile, is estimated to have more than doubled its share to 15.1%. Amazon (AMZN), believed to have shipped 6M Kindle Fires, is given an 11.5% share (-440 bps Y/Y). Nexus 7 maker Asus is at 5.8% (+380 bps), and Barnes & Noble (BKS) at just 1.9% (-270 bps). IDC believes total shipments rose 75% Y/Y to 52.5M (equal to 58% of PC shipments), and is forecasting 172.4M for 2013. (previous[View news story]
    What is the difference in profit that each company has made on each tablet, Apple are still selling more than the competition, just because they don't double the number each quarter doesn't mean Jack......!
    Jan 31 03:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung (SSNLF.PK) has won the latest round in its global IP battle with Apple (AAPL) after Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the Korean company didn't willfully breach some  Apple patents and therefore left last summer's $1.05B jury verdict intact. Koh could have tripled the amount Samsung would have had to pay if she had found Samsung's actions to be willful, as the jury actually did. Koh also denied Apple and Samsung requests for a new trial. [View news story]
    Samsung should have got even more creamed on that one, blatant piracy......!
    Jan 30 02:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Tax Man's Piece Of The Apple Pie [View article]
    Oh dear, maybe Apple should just close down tomorrow and you can let some Korean company that makes fridges take the tech mantle........why don't you get behind your home grown companies and be positive about them, after all that is what will ultimately help your GDP and stop China from owning most of America and the West in the next 10 years.......!
    Jan 28 04:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MIA: Apple Investors [View article]
    Spot on....parasitic analysts either wanting some limelight or increasing their short speculations on the back of a company who is still making heavy profits in a recession........Apple has already shown that it is not a one trick pony.....they do have to move with the times but then they have shown that they can do that too.....!
    Jan 28 02:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is Still A Buy Even Though Amazon And Google Have Better Products [View article]
    I agree with you that there is a lot more viable product competition out ther for Apple and they need to hit the different price levels with products or will get beat on price and choice, do you not think that Google and Amazon are overpriced and due a drop soon too.....!
    Jan 27 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A 5th-gen regular iPad (AAPL) will launch in October and feature "virtually no left or right bezels, and only enough space above and below the screen" to allow for a camera and home button, says iLounge, which has passed on accurate iRumors in the past. The info is generally in-line with a recent report from KGI Securities. iLounge also claims Apple is planning to launch an iPhone 5S sporting an improved camera this summer, and is developing a cheaper, plastic-bodied iPhone "with China Mobile in mind." An iPhone with a 4.7" display is said to be in "early prototyping stages." [View news story]
    Having just been out to help my wife get a replacement phone, it was no contest on price and capability.....Samsung SIII mini for £ would have been 3 times that for the latest IPhone......THAT is why Apple are getting creamed at the moment.....they have to come up with a 'less costly" phone option (they don't do cheap) and work better with the providers or they will lose that market no matter how may Apps they have......that goes for tablets too.
    Jan 26 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment