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Amazon stock is Cook-ing Apple's – Boston Herald

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Will Making An iPhone Phablet Hurt Apple More Than It Will Help? – Forbes

With AdHub Will Samsung Show Apple How To Do Ads? Haydn Shaughnessy Contributor Image via CrunchBase Interesting piece yesterday from Eric Savitz, Forbes Tech Editor on the need for an Apple phablet. Terrible term. I will say iPhone hybrid. At the same time rumors of a large screen iPhone 6 are out there too. Samsung is widely credited with innovating form factor size to 5″ while Apple is resolute at 4. The problem for Apple is that the 5″ form is growing in popularity, particularly outside the USA. Eric quotes Barclays’ Ben Reitzes: Our global tech team believes that growth for the 5”+ smartphone market will exceed that of the overall market, rising from 27 million Phablet units in 2012 Read More

Apple's fast track Samsung sales ban plea rejected – ZDNet

Apple’s pleas to a U.S. appeals court have fallen on deaf ears as the tech giant’s wish to place a sales ban quickly on Samsung products is rejected. As Reuters reports, the iPad and iPhone maker has lost its bid to fast-track the appeals process. Long-suffering U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, told the tech giant that under no uncertain terms would it be able to bypass normal proceedings, and would have to wait for a full court review and go before a three-judge panel before any sales bans could be considered. While Apple’s appeal, following the high-profile patent battle which won the firm $1.05 billion in damages, will have to wait Read More

Apple museum to pop-up at Vintage Computer Festival outside Atlanta – ZDNet

Even though I feel that Apple should think different on the issue, Phil Schiller has made it perfectly clear, there will not be an Apple museum in the company’s futuristic, spaceship campus when it opens in 2016. All is not lost however. Fans will be able to get their fill of Apple paraphernalia at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) when it opens in the greater Atlanta region in late April. Roswell, Georgia will host what is being  billed as “a public celebration of computer history and nostalgia” on April 20 & 21, 2013. The original Vintage Computer Festival was held in Pleasanton, California in October 1997 and now it’s arriving in the greater Atlanta area this April. Read More

Apple Advantage Eroded as Google Closes on iPhone – Businessweek

Apple Inc. (AAPL), five years after popularizing the term “app” and sparking a mobile-software boom, is losing its advantage in smartphone applications to Google Inc. (GOOG), diminishing one of the iPhone’s selling points. Sales of applications from Google’s online store doubled in the fourth quarter from the prior three months, while Apple’s revenue climbed 20 percent, according to market researcher App Annie. And some software firms such as Ngmoco LLC, which historically wrote programs for Apple before Google, have put the two operating systems on equal footing — in some cases developing for Google first. Apple was for a time the biggest smartphone maker and its mobile operating system was the most widely used, in part because of the company’s Read More

China-based Apple plant pledges union access – USA TODAY

Manufacturing giant Foxconn, which that makes the iPhone, iPad and other Apple products in China, plans to offer its workforce greater representation in trade unions. A worker walks past a Foxconn factory in an industrial district of Foshan City, southern China’s Guangdong province, in 2010.(Photo: Getty Images) BEIJING – Manufacturing giant Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm that makes the iPhone, iPad and other Apple products in China, plans to offer its huge workforce greater representation in trade unions dominated by company management and Communist party functionaries. The announcement comes as Foxconn has found itself dealing with an increasingly restive work force that has complained publicly about working conditions. Several workers at Foxconn, mainland China’s largest private-sector employer with 1.5 million workers, Read More

Samsung Doubles Tablet PC Market Share Amid Apple's Lead – Businessweek

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) more than doubled its share of the tablet computer market in the fourth quarter, gaining on segment leader Apple Inc. (AAPL) as total unit shipments jumped 75 percent, researcher IDC said. Worldwide tablet sales surged to 52.5 million units in the period, IDC said in a statement yesterday. Samsung’s market share jumped to 15 percent from 7.3 percent a year earlier, while Apple’s dropped to 44 percent from 52 percent. New products, lower average prices and increased holiday spending all contributed to the surge in demand for tablets, IDC said. Apple’s iPad faced stronger competition from Samsung tablets based on Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android software and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows 8, though it held the top Read More