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Apple stock opens down 5% on news of Steve Jobs’ medical leave

January 18th, 2011

With Steve Jobs’ medical leave from Apple, many expected the company’s stock to get hit quite a bit — and they’d be right as shares of AAPL are down around 5% as the market opens this morning. Don’t forget that Apple is reporting its Holiday quarter earnings later today, however, and the consensus is that Apple will …

Apple’s market cap passes $300 billion

January 3rd, 2011

Apple’s stock is up around 7 points at the time this post was published, and you know what that means… the company’s market cap is now above $300 billion. The actual number is more like $302 billion, but who’s counting a measly two billion at this point, right? Shares of Apple are trading at around $330 which …

Motorola to finally split on January 4th

November 30th, 2010

Motorola announced Tuesday that its board has approved a reverse stock split ratio of 1-for-7, and the company will finally split into two separate entities on January 4th, 2011. In just over a month, Motorola will change its name to Motorola Solutions, Inc. and its mobile division will separate to form a new publicly traded …

MacBook Air benchmarks: stock vs. built-to-order

November 9th, 2010

Ever since Apple announced the new MacBook Air — and we found out there was a built-to-order option which upped not only the RAM but CPU — we figured it would be worth putting it head to head with the stock model to see performance differences. We have a 13-inch MacBook Air “stock” model with …

Apple's stock tops $300, U.S. market share at 10%

October 13th, 2010

It certainly was a good day for Cupertino-based electronics company, Apple Inc. The company’s stock hit an all-time high of $301.96 per share — before closing at a more modest $300.14 per share — and, according to Gartner research, Apple now holds 10.4% of U.S. computer sales. Market analytic firm Gartner is reporting that U.S. …

Motorola announces shareholders meeting to approve reverse split

September 24th, 2010

Today, Motorola announced that it would be holding a special meeting for all stockholders on November 29. The company is seeking approval of a reverse split buyback of common stock; ratios being reported are anywhere from 1-for-3 to 1-for-7. “If approved by stockholders, the reverse split is expected to be implemented on Motorola Solutions common …

Wirefly selling HTC EVO 4G tomorrow via Facebook

August 30th, 2010

These days, trying to score an HTC EVO 4G is like trying to photograph a giant squid; you know that both exist, and it should technically be possible, but they are nearly impossible to find. Well, Wirefly has just dropped us a note to say that they have taken shipment of some EVOs and will …

Samsung Galaxy S gets stock Android 2.1

August 21st, 2010

For those Samsung Galaxy S-loving purists out there, you’ll be pleased to know that there is an option around the corner. Stock Android 2.1 has been running just fine on the Galaxy S, though there are some issues at this early stage in the game, namely the camera application not functioning. Once all the bugs …