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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.
Google and Samsung struck a ten-year patent cross licensing deal over the weekend they characterize as an example for the rest of the industry. While the two companies are pushing the deal as a positive move for innovation, it rings hollow and seems more like an attempt to make the competitors they're already fighting over patent infringement claims look bad.
Carl Icahn stepped up his pressure on Apple to increase its stock buyback program with a rambling open letter to shareholders. In that letter, which weighs in at a hefty 2,982 words, two themes are clear: the first is that Apple should listen to him because he knows best, and the second is that he just plunked down another billion dollars to buy more $AAPL stock.
Samsung suffered yet another legal setback in its ongoing patent infringement fight against Apple Tuesday evening when Judge Lucy Koh issued a summary ruling saying the electronics maker is infringing on the iPhone and iPad's typing autocomplete feature. Judge Koh gave Samsung another blow when she ruled its multimedia sync patent was invalid, too, essentially killing one of the company's legal weapons ahead of this March's new patent infringement trial between the two tech giants.
Apple won a temporary stay on Tuesday that blocks the imposition of a court appointed antitrust monitor until Apple's full appeal can be heard by a three judge panel. Judge Raymond Lohier Jr. from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also said that Apple's full appeal should be heard "as soon as possible."
Apple has pointed out its line in the sand...again...for a patent settlement with Samsung: a "no cloning" provision that would allow Apple to sue come the day that Samsung copies its devices...again. In a court filing published by FOSS Patents, Apple said that despite Samsung's attempts to convince the court otherwise, Apple has consistently included a "no cloning" provision in its settlement talks with Samsung.
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