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Mark Zuckerberg Vs. Apple

Mark Zuckerberg is yet another person who doesn’t understand Apple

By on December 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Mark Zuckerberg is yet another person who doesn’t understand Apple

As you’ve probably read by now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took some shots at Apple in an interview with Time where he defended his company’s advertising-based business model and said that if Apple really cared about its customers, it would make its products a lot cheaper. While this might make for a good soundbite, it once again shows how a lot of people out there simply don’t get why Apple has been so successful over the years. More →

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Amazon CEO Bezos Fire Phone

Amazon CEO inadvertently explains why even the Fire Phone was a better idea than Windows 8

By on December 4, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Amazon CEO inadvertently explains why even the Fire Phone was a better idea than Windows 8

Amazon’s Fire Phone is without a doubt this year’s biggest mobile flop but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos isn’t too worried about it. The reason, he tells Business Insider, is that he tries to foster a corporate culture that encourages experimentation and that tolerates failure, at least on a limited basis. After all, not every risky bet you take will pay off and you have to live with the hits as well as the misses if you want to remain an innovative company. More →

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Did Steve Jobs Start Apple In His Garage

Woz dispels one of the biggest myths about the early days of Apple

By on December 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM.

Woz dispels one of the biggest myths about the early days of Apple

As far as early Apple lore goes, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak working furiously to build the first Apple I in Jobs’ tiny garage in California has to be one of the most popular stories. However, in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Woz says that his and Jobs’ reliance on the famous garage as a workspace has been greatly overstated. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Opposition

Huge coalition forms to kill the Comcast-TWC merger for good

By on December 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Huge coalition forms to kill the Comcast-TWC merger for good

The merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has never been popular and now a major coalition has formed to finally drive a stake through its heart and spread holy water on its ashes. Re/code points out that a new group called StopMegaComcast has just sprouted up and it includes both public interest groups and rival pay TV providers who are united in their opposition to a merger between America’s two most hated companies. More →

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Why Did Apple Buy Beats Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine tells the real story of how he convinced Apple to buy Beats

By on December 3, 2014 at 4:16 PM.

Jimmy Iovine tells the real story of how he convinced Apple to buy Beats

Apple’s decision to shell out $3 billion for Beats was one of the year’s most surprising deals, largely because Apple normally concentrates on smaller acquisitions that don’t make a lot of headlines. In an interview with GQ, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine explains how he got Apple to finally take the plunge on buying Beats, although he admits it took a while to really convince the company it needed to act. More →

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Huawei Windows Phone Cancelled

One of Microsoft’s only mobile partners gives up, says nobody can make money with Windows Phone

By on December 3, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

One of Microsoft’s only mobile partners gives up, says nobody can make money with Windows Phone

Following the launch of the original iPhone in 2007 and Android in 2008, Microsoft found itself painfully behind the times with its mobile operating system, then called Windows Mobile. So the company went back to the drawing board and built a brand new platform from scratch, ditching its boring old interface in favor of a beautiful modern user interface that focused on zero-touch, real-time information courtesy of live tiles.

Windows Phone was and is beautiful, unique and as smooth as a mobile operating system can be. And with each passing day, it looks more like a failure. More →

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EU vs. Google Search

EU wants to divide and conquer Google

By on November 28, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

EU wants to divide and conquer Google

The European Parliament on Thursday voted to break up Google, Reuters reports. The motion against Google, which already has its fair share of legal troubles in the EU, was “overwhelmingly backed” — 384 votes for and 174 against — although it’s not exactly clear what that means for the giant corporation’s search business. More →

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Apple iPhone Sapphire Display

Why Apple’s sapphire iPhone display plan may have been doomed from the start

By on November 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

Why Apple’s sapphire iPhone display plan may have been doomed from the start

It’s pretty clear that something went very wrong between Apple and its bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies over the past year. That said, Technology Review points out that there are good reasons to believe that Apple’s sapphire display plan for the iPhone 6 may have been doomed from the start because it seems both Apple and GT Advanced underestimated the major difficulties involved in mass producing large sapphire screens. More →

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Apple Market Cap $700 Billion

Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion – but is this the end?

By on November 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion – but is this the end?

Apple’s market capitalization hit $700 billion during Tuesday morning’s trading session, which is a lot of moolah. It’s more than the value of the entire Russian stock market combined. It’s more than the annual gross domestic product of Sweden, home to such powerhouse companies as Ikea, Volvo, Ericsson, H&M, Spotify, Astra Zeneca and Assa Abloy, the world’s leading lock brand.

The Cupertino-based company also now towers over ExxonMobil, which used to be the world’s most valuable company. Poor Exxon is stuck at around $400 billion. More →

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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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