The Apple deal with Beats is probably going to happen. The whole affair is likely in lock-down mode until the WWDC Keynote. What's not going to happen, however, is that Beats gets US$3.2B in this deal.
Microsoft didn't do well selling the first and second generation Surface tablets. Those tablets were not pure, mainstream tablets. So Microsoft has altered its strategy with the Surface Pro 3 to go after notebook computers. The result? The true toaster-fridge makes its debut.
Analyst Trip Chowdhry recently declared that Apple had to release an iWatch in sixty days or Apple would vanish. How recently? Sixty days ago today.
The way Apple has handled the iTunes 11.2 upgrade bug that made the /Users folder invisible is troubling. It's a matter of concern how and why it happened, that an OS bug should be introduced in an iTunes update, and how Apple handled the fix.
Jim Henson passed away 24 years ago today and Kelly explains why he's such a big deal. For starters, Apple thought highly enough to include him its series of Think Different posters.
Ever since the first Apple retail stores opened in May of 2001 in Tysons Corner, VA and the Glendale Galleria, CA, new stores have been opening on a regular basis with the total in the U.S. now exceeding 250. At what point does adding new stores in the U.S. no longer make sense?
Apple has won another court battle with Samsung over patent infringement, but the reward was small and hasn't slowed Samsung down at all. How might these pyrrhic victories affect Apple's long term thinking? Hint. Think sapphire.
Net Neutrality is a big issue, and it gets complicated fast. Kelly breaks down why it's a good thing, and what you (yes you!) can do to help preserve it.
Two U.S. juries have found that Samsung willfully copied Apple innovations and technologies, and those cases established that Samsung wilfully and deliberately set out to copy the iPhone. A five page spread in Vanity Fair digs deeper into Samsung's corporate culture, and the magazine detailed that Samsung has used willful patent infringement not just as a crutch, but as a deliberate, bottom feeding strategy.
When the corporate need for wealth, fueled by pervasive advertising, outstrips the funds and time of customers, there is technological pushback. That's when customers start looking more carefully at the concept of value, and that's why they love Apple.
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