Google Netflix Uber Vs. France

One country’s desperate battle to erase Google, Netflix and Uber from existence

By on November 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

One country’s desperate battle to erase Google, Netflix and Uber from existence

The French don’t play. Ever since Minitel bit dust, the continental power has been hopping mad about American domination of Internet services. And over the past weeks, attacks on U.S. giants have escalated from Paris to Lille. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales

Galaxy S5 has been a huge disappointment and heads may roll at Samsung

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Galaxy S5 has been a huge disappointment and heads may roll at Samsung

Samsung has not had a very good year so far and a new report from The Wall Street Journal shows that things are even worse than we imagined. According to the Journal, Samsung has sold about 40% fewer Galaxy S5 units than expected and this could lead to a huge shakeup of the company’s mobile business. More →

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Steve Jobs Jon Stewart Phone Call Video

Steve Jobs called Jon Stewart after The Daily Show ripped Apple – and you’ll be shocked at what he said

By on November 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Steve Jobs called Jon Stewart after The Daily Show ripped Apple – and you’ll be shocked at what he said

Way back when Apple went on a rampage against Gizmodo after the publication got its hands on a prototype of the iPhone 4, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show ripped into the company for its seemingly heavy-handed tactics in going after the publication. 9to5Mac has spotted an interview with Stewart on the Howard Stern show in which he says that Steve Jobs actually called him after he ran that segment… and the most shocking thing about it was that Jobs was polite and nice. More →

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Foxconn Innolux iPhone Display

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

By on November 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

Apple is willing to do anything necessary to make sure it has a steady flow of components from suppliers when it comes to its best-selling products, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm just that. The report reveals that Apple has apparently made an urgent request to Foxconn, the largest device manufacturer in the world and one of the main iPhone and iPad makers, for preferential treatment. And it looks like Foxconn will satisfy Apple’s request, even if that means making a $2.6 billion investment in the process. More →

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Comcast Customer Service Improvements

Comcast wants to fix one of the things you hate most about its service

By on November 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Comcast wants to fix one of the things you hate most about its service

Is Comcast really making an effort to improve its customer service? Given how its recent push to improve its image has coincided with its efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable, we remain skeptical. That said, it looks like the company is taking some steps to fix one of the absolute worst aspects of its customer service: Waiting around for cable technicians who may or may not show up on time. More →

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Xiaomi vs. Apple Samsung

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung receives more attention that any other battle in the smartphone world, but while the two heavy hitters were duking it out, a small Chinese phone maker swiftly ascended to the No. 3 spot in the industry. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, has surpassed some of the market’s biggest names, including Sony, LG and HTC.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, this is just the beginning. More →

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BlackBerry Samsung Partnership

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Apple’s iOS platform recently started to make waves in the enterprise space, and some analysts suggested it could mean curtains for BlackBerry. Of course, BlackBerry shares are up more than 75% over the past 12 months, so the company isn’t quite down for the count despite its diminished market share.

And now, BlackBerry has joined forces with Apple’s archrival in an effort to combat Apple as it turns up the heat in the mobile enterprise market. More →

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Wozniak on iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks large iPhones launched too late

By on November 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks large iPhones launched too late

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told CNN Money in an interview that Apple could have done a better job of battling Samsung in past years by launching a big-screen iPhone earlier than it did. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple’s first iPhones to tout significantly larger displays, with screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively, and the company is currently selling as many iPhone 6 units as it can make, according to its most recent quarterly earnings call. More →

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Microsoft Nadella Vs. Ballmer

Why Microsoft’s new CEO took a hatchet to Ballmer’s ‘devices and services’ plan

By on November 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Why Microsoft’s new CEO took a hatchet to Ballmer’s ‘devices and services’ plan

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has done things very differently from the way former CEO Steve Ballmer used to do business, although toward the end of his term Ballmer recognized that Microsoft seriously needed to change to remain a dominant force in the tech world. Ballmer’s strategy was to reposition Microsoft as a “devices and services” company that would produce its own hardware that acted as a showcase for its software and services such as Microsoft Office, Azure and more. More →

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Apple Spaceship Campus Drone Video

Drone captures incredible HD video footage of Apple’s new spaceship campus

By on November 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Drone captures incredible HD video footage of Apple’s new spaceship campus

Apple’s new California headquarters will be like nothing the world has ever seen once it’s finished. Actually, it’s already like nothing the world has ever seen — the increased popularity of privately owned drones and action cameras like GoPro models means that the world gets glimpses of footage that would have otherwise never been captured.

We’ve seen drone fly by footage of Apple’s upcoming new campus in the past, and now we get an incredible new high-definition look at the facility thanks to a newly published video. More →

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Jony Ive Newton MessagePad 110

The little-known story of Jony Ive’s first Apple product design

By on November 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

The little-known story of Jony Ive’s first Apple product design

Jony Ive hasn’t always been the tech design colossus that he is today — in fact, it turns out that his highly acclaimed design chops had very humble origins at Apple. Business Insider has published an excerpt from Leander Kahney’s book Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products that details Ive’s first time heading up an Apple design project, in this case the Newton MessagePad 110 that was a sequel to the first-generation Newton that infamously failed to set the tech world on fire in the early 1990s. More →

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AT&T Acquires Lusacell

AT&T announces major $2.5 billion acquisition that takes it into uncharted territory

By on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

AT&T announces major $2.5 billion acquisition that takes it into uncharted territory

AT&T on Friday afternoon announced a major deal that, if approved, will see the United States’ No. 2 wireless carrier become a major player in Mexico as well. The company announced that it has reached a deal to acquire Mexican wireless service provider lusacell from Grupo Salinas for $2.5 billion. The deal includes all of lusacell’s spectrum licenses, network assets and retail stores. lusacell currently serves 8.6 million subscribers and, according to AT&T, its network covers 70% of the population of Mexico. More →

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