17 October 2013

iPhone 5C Flops, Apple Cuts Orders

Apple made a mistake with iPhone 5C -- too expensive, inferior to iPhone 5S (which doesn't cost that much more) --

Apple Cuts iPhone 5C Orders - WSJ.com: "Apple Inc. has reduced orders for its lower-end iPhone 5C, people familiar with the situation said, fueling concerns about weaker-than-expected consumer demand and the company's pricing strategy...."

iPhone 5c a Flop? Apple Reportedly Cuts Orders
ABC News
The "c" in the iPhone 5c might now stand for cut. After some drastic price cuts at Walmart and other U.S. retailers, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple's is cutting the production or orders for its lower-end phone with its suppliers. Apple has told its ...

Apple Is Reportedly Cutting iPhone 5c Orders - The Next Web
Kaylene Hong
Apple has told its Taiwanese assemblers Pegatron and Foxconn that it is cutting ... Latin America, Middle East, UK, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter...
The Next Web
Kristine Schachinger
If you mimic all the good things brands do well, Google will give you some of those authority and quality points. Though big brands are subject to the same rules ...
Search Engine Watch

How Much Is Yahoo Worth Without Alibaba? Not Much
Businessweek
Much has been made of Yahoo's increasing sprawl, as it swallows startup after startup. Sure enough, in a Tuesday call with investors, chief executive Marissa Mayer said Yahoo had made eight new acquisitions in the last quarter alone. But what Yahoo's ...

Watch Dogs delay wounds games maker Ubisoft
BBC News
Shares in video games firm Ubisoft have slumped by 26% after it delayed the release of two much-anticipated titles. Hacker-themed Watch Dogs and open-world racing game The Crew have both been postponed until the publisher's next financial year, which ...

Amazon reportedly making a smartphone with HTC
Chicago Tribune
Amazon.com Inc is developing smartphones with HTC Corp, putting it in a position to compete with Apple and Google, the Financial Times reported. One device ...

ZDNet

Microsoft: Free Office 365 For Students
InformationWeek
Microsoft announced Tuesday that schools that license Office 365 ProPlus or Office ... allowing competitors such as Apple's iWork and Google's Google Apps to ...

CIO Today

Microsoft revamps Yammer's iPad app
PCWorld
Microsoft has enhanced its Yammer enterprise social networking suite's mobile ... Microsoft detailed the improvements on Tuesday at an event it held in San ...

Microsoft's Google-Bashing TV Campaign Is Actually Working (says Microsoft)
AdAge.com
Once viewers do hit Scroogled.com, data collected for Microsoft by Answers Research show a 45% favorability gap in favor of Google contracting to just 5%....

AdAge.com

Apple might go low to tap smartphone sales
HispanicBusiness.com
Can Apple sustain its growth and meet shareholder expectations by only catering to the ... It might be a matter of when, not if, Apple could introduce lower-priced ...

Amazon fish wears armor to repel vicious piranha bites
NBCNews.com
Arapaima gigas is the largest — and evolutionarily, one of the oldest — fish species living within the lakes of the Amazon River basin. A team of researchers ...

AFP

Microsoft Ventures announces first enterprise seed investment
ZDNet
On Tuesday at the DLD Tel Aviv Digital Innovation 2013 conference,Microsoft announced the backing of the Tel Aviv-based firm in a blog post -- the first startup ...

ZDNet

Apple iPhone 5S vs. Moto X
Mobile Burn
Apple and Google have been partners in mobile since the release of the original Apple iPhone in 2007, but they've since become less than friendly rivals thanks ...

Mobile Burn

Apple's New Store Chief Brings Impressive Track Record From ...
Chicago Tribune
Apple has managed to attract the first woman to its top ten executive team. The woman is Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry Group Plc. The stock market clearly ...

Google-backed BitTorrent client spread malware to Windows PCs ...
The Guardian
A Google-backed file sharing service was discovered distributing malware that ... One of the programs, a plugin for the Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel ...

Digital Music News

Apple Announces October 22 Event: "We Still Have a Lot to Cover ...
John Paczkowski
Trending – Google CIO Ben Fried on How Google Works ... Apple this morning distributed invitations to a special event at which it is expected to unveil the next ...AllThingsD 
David Meyer
Apple has something to show off on October 22nd. Is it the new iPad mini? Maybe, maybe not...GigaOM
 
Amazon: Watch Dogs PS4 bundle pre-orders will get the system on ...
Mike Suszek
In an update on the bundle's product page, Amazon noted that "all orders for ... Amazon added that it is "working on adjusting these orders and will update you as soon as we know more. ... Apple asking devs to submit OS X Mavericks apps....Joystiq 

Google working on Google Glass sequel to be released next year
Chris Chavez
We know just about everything there is to know about Google Glass. Participants in the Explorer program (including yours truly here at Phandroid), have been....Phandroid 

Apple iWatch Rumors: Features, Specs and Release Date
The iWatch could shake up the tech industry, but what does Apple have in store for consumers? Check out all the latest rumors....LAPTOP Mag Main Feed

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake
BBC News
Divers working at a Russian lake have recovered a half-tonne chunk of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. The object plunged into Lake Chebarkul in central Russia on 15 February, leaving a 6m-wide hole in the ice. Scientists say ...


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