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  • With YouTube joining Google Maps in being removed from iOS 6 (perhaps at Google's insistence), MG Siegler wonders if Apple (AAPL) will part ways with Google (GOOG) search. Reasons for Apple not to: Google dominates mobile search, has far more user data than Microsoft (MSFT), and is paying Apple huge revenue-sharing fees. But there's no denying the animosity between the companies, and Bing does have a social media edge. Also, Microsoft is probably desperate enough to outbid Google. [View news story]
    Apple would dine with Microsoft- with a long spoon...
    Aug 7, 2012. 07:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft, The Cheap And Innovative iPad Killer [View article]
    Egad, yet another attempt to use "innovation" and "Microsoft" in the same sentence!. Gimme a break.
    Aug 7, 2012. 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Jobs was "very receptive" to the idea of a 7" tablet during a 2011 discussion, wrote Apple (AAPL) exec Eddy Cue in an e-mail turned up during Apple/Samsung legal proceedings. Two takeaways: 1) The iPad Mini concept has been floating around Apple HQ for a while. 2) Don't take everything Jobs said at face value. Or at least consider the possibility he might have changed his mind. The e-mail came up as iOS chief Scott Forstall discussed Project Purple, which gave birth to the iPhone.  [View news story]
    Re CNBC- were you watching the week they all had MacBooks (4 of them) with the Apple logo glowing (great product placement) for all to see. Then the following week they were covered up with the CNBC peacock, tho ever since then, they feel free to knock Apple products.
    Some cognitive dissonance to be found there, contributing to the general BS factor known, TBS.
    Aug 4, 2012. 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD has hired Jim Keller, formerly the head of Apple's (AAPL) mobile processor efforts, to be the new chief architect for its CPU division. The hiring represents a nice reversal of fortune for AMD, which has lost key execs lately to Samsung and Qualcomm. As for Apple, Keller's departure comes just a month after hardware engineering chief Bob Mansfield announced plans to retire. (yesterday)  [View news story]
    JK left Apple..for AMD? I think his judgement left with him.
    Aug 1, 2012. 09:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are There Enough Chips For A Robust iPhone 5 Launch? [View article]
    Where is Intel? They are sure to capitalize on any shortfall, and could easily displace QCOM with 14mm technology, yet.
    Jul 30, 2012. 01:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We don't do market research," says Apple (AAPL) design chief Jony Ive. "It will guarantee mediocrity and will only work out whether you are going to offend anyone." Consider that one more way Apple's culture is the opposite of Google's (GOOG), which is famous for taking a data-driven approach to everything. Ive also raised eyebrows by declaring the goal of the world's most valuable company "isn't to make money," but to "make great products." (previous: I, II)  [View news story]
    I hope more companies approach their designs with the same confidence and proven capability. Here's the challenge: think of something better with less effort involved.
    Jul 30, 2012. 01:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Finally Be Turning A Corner To The Downside [View article]
    I own 102 Apple shares longterm and an iMac; I have no doubts for the future as this is a familiar pattern for Nasdaq with highs and lows on its chart in direct relation to the larger economy.
    Just kick back and wait for the inevitable return to prosperity.
    Jul 25, 2012. 01:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan (JPM +5.4%) CIO Risk Manager Irvin Goldman has resigned in response to major trading losses and a criminal investigation. Bank stocks continue to shoot higher (XLF +2.4%), as the Street gives a thumbs-up to JPMorgan and Wells Fargo's (WFC +3.1%) Q2 reports (I, II). (more on JPM)  [View news story]
    Any smaller bank would get hosed- let's see some parity here.
    Jul 13, 2012. 05:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Maturing Company Coming Of Age? [View article]
    You are denying yourself the benefits of the latest Apple software upgrades, obviously. The PPC is very limited in comparison to current hardware with Intel CPU's.
    I write this because I have owned Apple hardware since the Apple2 and Mac+, and have upgraded every three years. The only problems arose with the earlier models (IIc, eg ) which seemed to have issues with the power supplies. This has not been the case lately, and I can expect to upgrade my iMac to Mountain Lion this year and be good for the long-term future.
    I'm retired, living on my savings, but do not begrudge the occasional
    expense to stay current. The experience is worth it.
    Jul 2, 2012. 02:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Server giants IBM and H-P provide cautious responses to Intel's (INTC) recently-announced Xeon Phi accelerator cards, which pack 50 cores and are aimed at the lucrative high-performance computing (HPC) market. Big Blue says it doesn't expect to ship many of its Blue Gene supercomputers with Xeon Phi cards on board. H-P is somewhat more positive, but doesn't see Intel's gear blowing away Nvidia's (NVDA) Tesla, the current leader in the HPC accelerator market.  [View news story]
    Interesting item about Intel/XeonPhi/HPC accelerator cards; why don't we hear more about the Nviidia Tesla cards? We only seem to hear about Intel or Nvidia CPU's in portable devices- is it a case of comparative value to the OEMs or publicity re consumer market?
    Jun 21, 2012. 07:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Revolutionary Move Into Robotic Manufacturing [View article]
    Interesting... I'd like to know whose electronic components go into the build of these cunning robots. Could be a ground-level buy stockwise.
    Jun 14, 2012. 03:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has chosen Apple's (AAPL) "nano" sim card design as the new standard for the next generation of such cards over a rival proposal from Nokia (NOK), RIM (RIMM) and Motorola (GOOG). The new sim is 40% smaller than the micro-Sim used in some devices today.  [View news story]
    Thank you, beryrb and techy46
    Jun 4, 2012. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has chosen Apple's (AAPL) "nano" sim card design as the new standard for the next generation of such cards over a rival proposal from Nokia (NOK), RIM (RIMM) and Motorola (GOOG). The new sim is 40% smaller than the micro-Sim used in some devices today.  [View news story]
    SIM- are we not talking SIMM- as in PC memory?? Just asking.
    Jun 3, 2012. 05:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Summer Swoon For Tech Will Be Worse This Year [View article]
    Anyone invested in tech is aware, or at least well-advised to be aware of tech's volatility. The current pullback is nothing new, and will self-correct within 2012, just in time for some kind of plunge in 2013.
    Hey, I rode out 2008-09 well enough to feel some cautious confidence in the future, even tho I'm retired and dependent on my holdings.
    May 31, 2012. 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple TV Will Revolutionize Content Delivery And Advertising [View article]
    Totally agree. Locally Comcast is the ONLY cable provider. While I need Comcast for my augmented basic cable, i have access to Google WiFi for my *free* internet usage at home on my desktop iMac. (BTW *Thank You*, Google)
    Would Apple have a plan in place to similarly bypass cable with their iCloud? Would WiFi have the bandwidth or is there some similar Apple measure to render cable obsolete?
    May 22, 2012. 01:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment