09 June 2013

Apple iPhone trade-in program

Good move by Apple to keep a mature market buying iPhones--

Apple partners with Miami company for iPhone trade-in program, report says - South Florida Business Journal: "The company (NASDAQ: AAPL) is expected to launch an iPhone trade-in program in June through a partnership with Brightstar Corp., sources told Bloomberg. Apple has teamed with Miami-based Brightstar Corp., a mobile-phone distributor, to run the exchange program, according to people who asked not to be identified because Apple has not publicly announced the plan, Bloomberg said."

Apple TV needs apps
CNNMoney
But if Apple waits too long, it runs the risk of ceding ground to the competition. Roku's streaming boxes continue to improve, Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) is transforming the Xbox into an all-purpose, home entertainment device, and Google remains ...

Google Wallet Is Leaking Money
Businessweek
Google Wallet (GOOG), the mobile software that allows Android users to pay for purchases online and in stores with their phones, has become a money pit. The company has dedicated hundreds of developers to Wallet and spent about $300 million to acquire ...

NSA PRISM program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others
The Guardian
The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook,Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program ...

Apple's Big Event: What to Expect
ABC News
It has been nearly nine months since Apple has held its last big event. In that time the company has suffered from some issues on Wall Street, been scrutinized for tax evasion and most recently defended its E-Book pricing against the Department of Justice.

Google allowing fake drug site ads, AG says
USA TODAY
Google, which settled a $500 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2011 over fake online pharmacy ads, is still allowing consumers to obtain illegal and counterfeit goods, including dangerous drugs without a prescription ...

Wintel under siege as mobile and Android ascend at Computex
PCWorld
Microsoft and Intel are no longer the devoted partners they once were, with Microsoft promoting software for ARM chips and Intel cozying up to Google's Android. "Taiwan always used to be a ...Apple's iOS has been part of the reason. There were plenty ...

Apple clashes with Amazon in e-book case
News24
Apple attorneys grilled a trio of witnesses from Apple rival Amazon and undertook a bruising cross-examination of a Google executive. Apple attorney Howard Heiss peppered Amazon executives during a series of contentious exchanges with sceptical ...

Apple Said to Start IPhone Trade-In Program in Stores
Bloomberg
Samsung has become a market leader by offering smartphones based on Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Android mobile operating system, which captured 75 percent of the market in the first quarter, compared with 17 percent for phones running Apple's iOS software, ...

Apple's Plan to Make Its iOS Software Look Cool Again
Businessweek
The market share of its mobile operating system, iOS, fell from 22.5 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to 18.2 percent a year later, as Google's (GOOG) Android OS share jumped from 56.9 percent to 74.4 percent, according to market researcher Gartner ...

Microsoft's Xbox One Access Requirements Create an Odd Double Standard
TIME
Microsoft's Xbox One will allow you to play games offline for up to 24 hours a pop, says the company in a fresh explainer, but you'll have to connect to the Internet thereafter or forfeit access. If you're playing on someone else's system, that 24-hour ...

Apple And Sony Reach Agreement, Giving iRadio Full Record Label ...
By Darrell Etherington
Apple's rumored iRadio support has just scored a major win, signing up remaining holdout Sony Music according to a new report from AllThingsD's Pete.. ... 6.6.13 Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Yahoo, Microsoft And Apple Deny… 6.6.13 Apple Reportedly Planning Trade-In Program For iPhones,… 6.6.13 There Are Two Races In The Mobile Market, Claims Flurry, And… ... iRadio Agreement · Google Will Soon Launch Google Web Designer · Amazon Studios Releases Storyteller, ...
TechCrunch


Google, Apple and Facebook Outright Deny They're Giving NSA ...
By Liz Gannes
From time to time, people allege that we have created a government 'back door' into our systems, butGoogle does not have a 'back door' for the government to access private user data,” was the company's statement. Update: Facebook, too. “We do not provide any government ... We're still waiting on more responses from Microsoft, Yahoo, PalTalk, AOL and Skype, but the Guardian attested to receiving more of the same. Without specifying which companies replied, its report said, “all ...
AllThingsD

Facebook, Google, Apple, and More Giving Your Data Directly to NSA
By Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Leah Beckmann to Gawker
... e-mails, documents and connection logs" from virtually every major tech company: "Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple,” and cloud storage service Dropbox is “coming soon," according to the NSA.
Gawker

Google: No 'Back Door' For Spying - Business Insider
By Julie Bort
From time to time, people allege that we have created a government 'back door' into our systems, butGoogle does not have a back door for the government to access private user data." Apple has absolutely denied knowing about the program, ...
Business Insider

The FBI's and NSA's PRISM surveillance: Apple, Google, Microsoft ...
By John Koetsier
We've contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through ...
VentureBeat


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