Apple has added yet another expert to its ever-expanding ranks of experts in wearables, sensors, health, and fitness. The company hired Roy J.E.M Raymann, an expert in sleep research who was formerly a senior scientist at Philips Research and a member of the Dutch Society for Sleep-Wake Research.
Last week, Facebook announced it was introducing a new iPhone app called Paper. If the name sounds familiar, it's probably because you've already heard of Paper by FiftyThree -- a popular drawing app for the iPad. FiftyThree is asking Facebook to change the name of its app, but it doesn't look like the social networking service is interested, and that could make for a big headache for the drawing app company.
Apple has turned to the medical community for several of its recent hires, hinting that at least part of its wearable technology plans include fitness tracking. The most recent hire was Michael O'Reilly MD who previously worked for Masimo Corporation as the company's Chief Medical Officer.
Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang's plan for buying Motorola is nothing less than "surpassing" not only fellow Android OEM Samsung, but iPhone maker Apple. In an interview with Fortune held right after Mr. Yang addressed Motorola employees in Chicago, the Chinese executive said he believes his company can pass up both companies "over time." Good luck with that, sir.
Samsung won't be facing any sanctions for its involvement in leaked confidential licensing documents between Apple and Nokia. Quinn Emanuel, the law firm representing Samsung in the patent infringement fights, is being saddled with all the costs and fees related to the leaks for handing over the documents to Samsung, which ultimately lets both off the hook without any serious consequences.
Google is reportedly selling what's left of Motorola Mobility to China-based Lenovo for $2-$3 billion, bringing Google's losses on Moto to roughly $8 billion. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the debacle.
We just celebrated the 30th birthday of the Apple Macintosh. Now, in the Post-PC era of iPads and other tablets, John Martellaro looks at what seems to be a continued bright future for the venerable Mac.
According to celebrity investor Donald Trump, Apple is in trouble and it's because size does matter. He says Apple failed to hit its iPhone sales goals and the reason is because the smartphone's screen is just too small.
Rovio, the company behind the wildly popular Angry Birds game franchise, is denying claims that it provides user information to government surveillance organizations such as the NSA. The denial follows reports that security documents leaked by Edward Snowden show Rovio has been cooperating with government agencies collecting personal information without search warrants. If government agencies are collecting user data, but Rovio isn't cooperating, where is the weak point in the information chain?
During Monday's Apple Q1 2014 earning report, analyst Toni Sacconaghi at Sanford Bernstein asked Tim Cook a very tough, pointed question about the Mac versus iPhone growth. Mr. Cook's response was instructive.
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