Beats Won’t Get $3.2 Billion From Apple

2:20 PM, May. 27th, 2014 · · Editorial

Beats Won't Get $3.2 Billion From Apple

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.

At What Point Does Apple Stop Building Retail Stores in the U.S.?

4:40 PM, May. 15th, 2014 · · Editorial

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?
 

Vanity Fair Profiles Samsung’s History as a Willful Copycat in Multiple Industries

7:49 PM, May. 5th, 2014 · · Editorial

The Samsung Copier

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.