Xiaomi Smartphone TV Sales

3 crazy facts about Xiaomi that you probably don’t know

By on February 12, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

3 crazy facts about Xiaomi that you probably don’t know

Upstart Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has had an incredible rise over the past couple of years and is giving Samsung all kinds of headaches thanks to its ability to mass produce and ship incredibly cheap hardware at an astonishing pace. Xiaomi held a press event in San Francisco on Thursday and offered up some amazing facts about the company that we’ve never heard before. We’ve picked our three favorites and listed them below. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast cashes elderly woman’s rent check, refuses to give her a refund until busted by local news

By on February 12, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Comcast cashes elderly woman’s rent check, refuses to give her a refund until busted by local news

If you’ve ever accidentally received a check that wasn’t addressed to you, you probably did the right thing and either tried to contact the person who wrote it or just ripped it up and threw it in the trash. You, however, are not Comcast. More →

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Comcast TWC Merger

Comcast’s customer service is so bad that it might end up undoing the TWC merger

By on February 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Comcast’s customer service is so bad that it might end up undoing the TWC merger

Comcast’s bad customer service is almost legendary at this point. New stories pop up nearly every day that involve people being horribly mistreated by Comcast’s customer care team, and each one is more cringeworthy than the last. Examples from the past few weeks alone involve Comcast calling a subscriber an “a**hole” on her bill, Comcast calling a 63-year-old woman “super b*tch” on her bill, and one particularly ridiculous story of a couple who couldn’t get help with their Comcast service until someone complained to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts’s mother on their behalf.

Survey after survey finds that Comcast’s customer service ranks among the worst in the country, and now it looks like the company’s terrible customer care might end up helping to prevent its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. More →

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Apple Vs. Google Microsoft Market Cap

Apple is now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined

By on February 11, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

Apple is now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined

Ca-ching, ca-ching, ca-ching! Apple’s stock price has been on a tear lately and the company’s shares closed trading on Wednesday at a new high of $124.88. This gives Apple an absolutely massive market cap of $716.7 billion, which once again makes Apple the single most valuable American company ever just one day after it broke through the $700 billion barrier for the first time. More →

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Apple Solar Farm California

Apple is spending almost $1 billion on its ‘boldest project ever’

By on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Apple is spending almost $1 billion on its ‘boldest project ever’

It’s been proven time and time again that Apple is one of the greenest companies in the United States, but there’s always room for improvement. That’s why Apple is partnering with First Solar on a new solar farm.

Tim Cook announced at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday that Apple plans to invest $850 million into the construction of a 1,300-acre solar farm in Monterey County, California. More →

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Apple Market Cap $700 Billion

Apple is America’s first $700 billion company

By on February 10, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

Apple is America’s first $700 billion company

In case you haven’t noticed, Apple has been doing pretty well lately. The pride of Cupertino has seen its share prices soar ever since it posted record-crushing earnings last quarter and on Tuesday its total market cap closed trading at above $700 billion for the first time ever. Oh, and for the record, no U.S. company has ever hit such a high market cap, which means Apple is now the most valuable American company in history. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Woman gets results from Comcast only after telling CEO’s mom her son’s company is terrible

By on February 10, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

Woman gets results from Comcast only after telling CEO’s mom her son’s company is terrible

Tattling on someone to their mother isn’t typically the way adults go about getting results… but then again, Comcast isn’t your typical company and special measures are usually required to get things done. More →

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Apple Campus 2 Aerial Tour

Video: Check out the progress on Apple’s incredible Campus 2

By on February 9, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Video: Check out the progress on Apple’s incredible Campus 2

The Apple Watch isn’t the only exciting project being developed by Apple this year — the company is also hard at work on the Apple Campus 2, which has seen significant progress in the past several weeks. As expected, Apple itself hasn’t had much to say about the workspace, but AppleInsider managed to capture more exclusive aerial coverage of the construction this month. More →

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Apple Q1 2015 Earnings Analysis

Apple is breaking all kinds of laws… but in a good way

By on February 9, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Apple is breaking all kinds of laws… but in a good way

Just how amazing were Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings results? So amazing that the company is seemingly shredding years’ worth of conventional wisdom about how much an established firm can keep growing. Jean-Louis Gassée at Monday Note has written a tongue-in-cheek look at all the “laws” of economics Apple has broken with its record-crushing earnings report and he explains why some of these laws were highly questionable to begin with. More →

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Apple Vs. Tesla Employees

Apple and Tesla are already fierce rivals, but not in the way you think

By on February 6, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

Apple and Tesla are already fierce rivals, but not in the way you think

Let’s get this out of the way: Apple won’t be making its own car anytime soon, nor will Tesla be making its own smartphone. However, that doesn’t mean Apple and Tesla aren’t already fierce rivals when it comes to recruiting one another’s employees. More →

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Comcast Vs. Dish Vs. Charter Vs. TWC

Congrats, Comcast: You’re now only America’s second most hated pay TV provider

By on February 5, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Congrats, Comcast: You’re now only America’s second most hated pay TV provider

For the past year, Comcast has ruled the roost as America’s most disliked pay TV provider but this year it seems it has some major competition. Via Bloomberg, a new Harris poll of more than 27,000 American consumers found that Dish was actually the most disliked pay TV provider and was in fact America’s third-most hated company overall.

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s latest epic blunder: Calling a 63-year-old woman ‘super b*tch’ on her bill

By on February 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Comcast’s latest epic blunder: Calling a 63-year-old woman ‘super b*tch’ on her bill

The Comcast customer who got called an “a**hole” on her monthly bill can rejoice — she’s got company. Chicago’s WGN TV reports that 63-year-old Mary Bauer of Addison, Illinois was recently shocked when she found that her latest Comcast bill was addressed to someone named “Super B*tch Bauer.” More →

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