FTC Report Details How Google Manipulated Results to Hurt Competitors

9:36 PM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · Analysis

Google Baloney

A previously undisclosed report from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission detailed some of the many ways that Google Inc. manipulated its search results to promote its own services at the expense of its rivals. The report was part of a "lengthy" investigation, yet no complaint or lawsuits will be filed against the company.

Nintendo Finally Embraces iPhone Gaming and Still Blows It

5:15 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Analysis

When I heard Nintendo was finally going to bring its games to the iPhone and iPad, my first thought was, "Shut up and take my money!" My second thought was, "They're going to find a way to screw this up." Turns out I was right: Nintendo figured out exactly how to fail on the iPhone, and ran with it.

AT&T Uses FCC Net Neutrality Rules it Hates in Fight against FTC

9:20 AM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · Analysis

What do you do when a Federal agency makes changes to assert more control over your industry against your wishes? Use that change to your advantage, even though you're going to sue to get it overturned. That's exactly what AT&T is doing in its legal fight with the Federal Trade Commission over wireless data throttling.

The Financial Incentive for Apple to Make an Electric Car is Huge

4:15 PM, Mar. 12th, 2015 · · Analysis

Several articles have been written lately about whether Apple could actually make decent money with an electric car. The matter involves some industry numbers and assumptions about how well Apple can do in the market. John Martellaro does some math and makes some predictions. 

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

10:04 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is engaged in an active campaign to break Apple's encryption technologies in order to broaden its ability to surveil anyone, anywhere. According to The Intercept, the CIA has waged a multi-year effort to find vulnerabilities in iOS, iPhones, and iPads that it can exploit.

Apple Stores Replacing Department Stores as Main Driver of Mall Traffic

9:08 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Analysis

5th Avenue Apple Store

Apple's fleet of Apple Store retail locations bring in so many visitors, they have begun replacing department stores as the main traffic driver to malls in the U.S. Apple has been able to use its industry-redefining sales to drive lease terms that are far more attractive than other retailers.

Watching the Apple Watch Watchers

11:57 AM, Mar. 9th, 2015 · · Analysis

Watching the Apple Watch Watchers

We're just hours from Apple's Spring Forward Event, where the company is expected to provide more details about the Apple Watch. So what better time to throw out some more speculation about the newest "soon-to-be-must-have" device? TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes the under on price speculation and wonders about upgrade paths. How wrong is he? You'll find out soon!

Gartner Says Apple Beat Samsung in Smartphones in December Quarter

9:11 PM, Mar. 3rd, 2015 · · Analysis

Apple

Gartner announced on Tuesday that Apple topped Samsung in smartphone sales during the December quarter of 2014. While Apple has long made between most and all of the hardware profits in the smartphone industry, this is the first time in many years that Apple can claim to be the top smartphone maker in mere units-sold terms.