I've been wrestling with the right way to put this for weeks. There was something about Samsung that's been bugging me since the bizarro world GS4 media event, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Yesterday's news about the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013 helped crystallize it for me—Samsung has delusions of relevance.
Warner Music Group and Universal Music are both excited about Apple's planned streaming service, but Sony Music is apparently hung up on how much it gets paid for songs that are skipped. Bryan Chaffin is mystified by this kind of myopia and thinks that Sony needs to pull its corporate head out of its corporate behind.
Apple is getting ready to retake control of the narrative, according to Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes. At the same time, that means that Apple lost control of that narrative in the first place, and Bryan Chaffin says that Apple can only blame itself.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins wants the world to know that he's a visionary. By 2018, he sees a future that's so advanced it's gone all the way back to 2009 because by then this whole tablet thing will have gone the way of the dodo.
Tim Cook let us know on Tuesday that Apple will sell no 5-inch iPhone before its time. This is Cook Code for "it's coming, but not just yet." Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts.
Bryan Chaffin has had enough. Microsoft has been stumbling from one disaster to another since Bill Gates stepped aside as CEO, and it's time for the company's board of directors to make some changes. Being the handy-dandy-armchair-quarterback that he is, Bryan put together five free tips for the company.
Eric Schmidt has apparently found religion on privacy, and he's here with a message: mini-drones need to be regulated. Bryan Chaffin thinks that the Google Chairman is plumbing new depths of audacity.
The HTC One earned a 1 out of 10 Repairability Score from iFixIt on Friday, the first time a device earned such a score. Will that result in legions of Apple critics leveling their wrath on HTC? Don't count on it.
Everyone knows that Apple has an enormous cash hoard, but while people talk about the tax hit Apple would take if it brought more of that money back to the U.S., Bryan Chaffin argues that we should also be looking at the politics of local taxes, too.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Apple have been tweaking each other over Google Now for iOS. In an interview, Mr. Schmidt suggested—but did not actually say—that Apple was in way keeping Google Now from being released on iOS, but Apple made the rare move of denying in public that Google had even submitted the app for App Store approval.
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