Google Q4 2014 Earnings

Google’s entire year couldn’t beat Apple’s blowout holiday quarter

By on January 29, 2015 at 4:22 PM.

Google’s entire year couldn’t beat Apple’s blowout holiday quarter

The past quarter has definitely been an eventful one for Google. The company has released its highly acclaimed mobile operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop, it’s announced an ambitious plan to expand its Google Fiber service to four new markets and decided to shift responsibility for Google Glass over to Nest founder Fadell. But was this eventful quarter as profitable as analysts had hoped? More →

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Microsoft Vs. Google Android

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

By on January 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

Google’s Android platform has basically become to smartphones what Windows has long been for desktop computers and laptops — that is, it’s the dominant player in terms of raw market share. Microsoft is obviously not happy that it missed the boat on the smartphone revolution but it may have come up with an ingenious way to undermine Google’s control over Android. More →

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Apple vs. Samsung: iPhone 6

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

By on January 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Who won the holiday quarter, Apple or Samsung?

Fierce rivals but close business partners Apple and Samsung squared off this week in one more episode of their massive duel, as each company reported financial results for the Christmas quarter. Apple was expected to post stellar results and record iPhone sales (which it did), with Samsung supposed to acknowledge yet another quarterly loss (which it did). Most interestingly though, some people said Apple might overtake Samsung as the world’s top smartphone vendor for the quarter, something that hasn’t happened in years. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q4 2014

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

By on January 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Yes, the iPhone 6 really hurt Samsung

Samsung on Thursday reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014, and even though the company made a lot of money during the period, it still took a significant hit, especially compared with Apple’s performance for the same Christmas sales period and an absolute record. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast is sorry it called customer an ‘a**hole’ on their bill

By on January 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

Comcast is sorry it called customer an ‘a**hole’ on their bill

Anyone who has worked in customer service knows that it can be a miserable job that involves dealing with rude, angry people. That said, the generally accepted way to deal with rude customers is to keep any such negative feelings about them to yourself, or at the very most only share them with your friends and colleagues. This unwritten rule doesn’t seem to have stopped one Comcast customer service representative from changing a customer’s first name to “A**hole” in the company’s database and keeping it there until the customer received their monthly bill with the expletive written at the top of the page. More →

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Best Jobs In America List

25 jobs that most Americans would kill to have

By on January 28, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

25 jobs that most Americans would kill to have

Do you hate your job? If so, then you’re probably wondering how to find a new one that would make you happier. And now there’s a way you can find out which career field has the most satisfied workers, as Glassdoor has put together a list of the 25 best jobs in America that you can get right now. More →

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Apple Q1 Earnings

Apple’s killer quarter in charts

By on January 28, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Apple’s killer quarter in charts

Apple’s fiscal first quarter was a complete blowout, sending the company’s stock soaring in after-hours trading on Tuesday night. We already gave you all the numbers: $18 billion in profit… $74.6 billion in revenue… 74.4 million iPhones sold… gross margin that climbed to 39.9%… it’s all simply staggering.

Of course, there’s no better way to put Apple’s killer quarter in content than by visualizing some of the key figures from Apple’s report. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

The hidden takeaway in Apple’s earnings: Android has almost nothing going for it right now

The hidden takeaway in Apple’s earnings: Android has almost nothing going for it right now

By on January 28, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Apple just isn’t selling a lot of iPhones to people around the world — it’s doing so at the expense of Android.

In the all-important holiday quarter, Apple earned $3.06 a share on $74.6 billion in revenue, a jump of 30% over 2014. Perhaps most stunning in the quarter, was the fact Apple shipped 74.5 million iPhones, nearly 20 million than the previous record. It also shipped 5.5 million Macs and 21.4 million iPads in the quarter. More →

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Apple Q1 Earnings

The 9 most important things we learned from Apple’s record-crushing quarterly report

By on January 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

The 9 most important things we learned from Apple’s record-crushing quarterly report

Apple reported results from its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday night and in case you somehow missed it, they were incredible. As we noted in our coverage immediately following the report, Apple’s December quarter was the most profitable quarter any company has ever posted. What’s even more incredible, perhaps, is that its feat is thanks largely to just two devices — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — as pent-up demand for larger iPhones sent sales soaring.

People are still digging through Apple’s filings for interesting tidbits, but all of the major takeaways from Apple’s fiscal first-quarter earnings are now out in the open. More →

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Apple Is Not Doomed

The people who said Apple was doomed last year – where are they now?

By on January 28, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The people who said Apple was doomed last year – where are they now?

One surefire way to draw attention to yourself is to come up with a “contrarian” take on current events. While it’s always good to try thinking against the grain, there are times when contrarian takes simply fly in the face of reality. Nowhere in the tech world is this more apparent than the pundits and analysts who have repeatedly predicted over the years that Apple is “doomed.” We decided to follow up on two prominent examples of this phenomenon from last year to see what they’ve had to say in light of Apple’s record-smashing Q1 2015 earnings. More →

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Apple Earnings Q1 2015 iPhone Sales

The single most incredible thing about Apple’s world-beating quarter

By on January 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM.

The single most incredible thing about Apple’s world-beating quarter

Yes, it seems that Apple has posted yet another record-smashing earnings report as it generated $74.6 billion in sales and an EPS of $3.06. But there’s one particular number that should really impress us when looking at Apple’s earnings: A huge rise in the average selling price (ASP) for iPhones. More →

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Apple Earnings Q1 2015

Apple posts record-smashing Q1 results as iPhone sales soar

Apple posts record-smashing Q1 results as iPhone sales soar

By on January 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

Apple’s results for the fiscal first quarter of 2015 are easily the most hotly anticipated earnings report of the season. On the back of the company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in mid-September, the holiday quarter marks Apple’s first full quarter of next-generation iPhone sales. With pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays and a record holiday shopping season in 2014, expectations were sky-high ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday evening.

Did Apple deliver? More →

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