Apple Death Knell #70 - Apple’s In Big Trouble and Has No Plan B

7:06 PM, Nov. 9th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Apple Death Knell #70

Apple is doing really well. The company is fantabulously successful, or so Bryan Clark argued at TheNextWeb. But all that success is only masking the reality that Apple is in a heap of trouble with no future. That's what Bryan Clark is saying, and for his efforts he has earned himself a place in the Apple Death Knell Counter.

Amazon Explores the Brave New World of Brick and Mortar Book Sales

6:50 PM, Nov. 5th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Amazon Books

Did you hear the one about night being day, up being down, black being white, and Amazon opening up a brick and mortar book store? It turns out one of those things is true—earlier this week, Amazon opened up its first brick and mortar book store in the tony confines of Seattle’s University Village. Bryan Chaffin looks at what this might mean.

Silicon Valley Sources Refute Elon Musk Claims about Apple

8:30 PM, Oct. 9th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Elon Musk and Tim Cook Taking a Ride in TMO's Rendering of an Apple Car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the world Friday that Apple has been hiring people fired from Tesla, that Apple is jokingly known as the Tesla Graveyard. That's not the story I've been hearing for some time from my sources. My understanding is that many people have been leaving Tesla to go to a variety of other companies, and not just to Apple.

Factions Form For and Against Upcoming ‘Steve Jobs’ Film

9:48 PM, Oct. 5th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

Controversy is building around Steve Jobs, an upcoming film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the same name. While praised by critics, the film is being criticized by some of the people who were closest to him, including his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and long-time Apple board member Bill Campbell.

This Is How You Know It’s Time for Apple Car

8:12 PM, Sep. 22nd, 2015 · · The Back Page

Bob Lutz on CNBC

Hey look, it's another auto executive explaining to the world how absurd it is for Apple to make a car. It's hard, he said. It will be a money pit, he said. Apple doesn't know anything about cars, he said. And most of all, he said that the auto industry is a low margin business, making it a terrible market to enter. This is how you know it's time for Apple Car.

When Google Did Evil

6:20 PM, Aug. 6th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Turning points. If you look any person, company, or organization you'll find a key moment that sent that entity down a particular path, be it good or bad. Bryan Chaffin argues that Google had a turning point when it decided to promote its own content over the competition even when its own algorithms said that content had less value.

Google Plus + Google Agenda = Facebook Win

10:00 PM, Jul. 27th, 2015 · · The Back Page

Google Branded Baloney

Google announced it was scaling back on Google Plus, showing you can't build a social networking service on top of a corporate agenda. Despite all of its many advantages, Google hasn't been able to make a dent in Facebook's dominance of this market.