20 December 2013

BlackBerry dying, Apple slipping

The carcass is going to start stinking soon --

BlackBerry Stands by Hardware as Sales Slip to 2007 Level - Bloomberg"...“BlackBerry has the cash resources to get through its transition to cash flow break-even sometime in fiscal 2015,” Todd Coupland, an analyst at CIBC World Markets in Toronto, said in a note this week. He rates BlackBerry the equivalent of a sell. “The turnaround will take time,” he said, and this quarter is going to be “ugly.” If BlackBerry makes it to 2015, it’s likely to be a smaller company...."

Apple's Dominance In Apps Is Slipping Away As Android Takes Over - Business Insider: "The effect of that shift is most pronounced in Asia, where Apple now has only a minority share of app revenue in South Korea and Japan"

Apple Mac Pro: 9 Ways It Wows
InformationWeek
Though ridicule was quick to follow -- some likened the unusual cylindrical design to a trash can -- Apple has always been the target of such criticism. Recall departingMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer's comment about the iPhone in 2007: "There's no chance...

Microsoft jerks Surface Pro 2 firmware update
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft pulled an update for the Surface Pro 2 after owners complained that it crippled their tablets with reduced battery life and spontaneously changed how the device went into or out of the power-saving sleep mode. The company said ...


Microsoft warns customers to update to Windows 8.1 final or face ruin
Computerworld
Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow Gregg on ...

TechnologyTell


Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg selling 70 million shares
Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is offering more than 41 million shares of Facebook stock to the public as part of a follow-on offering worth about $3.9 billion. Zuckerberg along with the company and board member Marc ...

Apple a day may keep heart attacks, stroke at bay
CBS News
A new study shows that an apple a day may keep the doctor away by preventing thousands of heart attacks and strokes in British adults over 50 years ...

Medscape

Apple (AAPL) Wants iAds To Compete With Pandora (P) Ads

TheStreet.com
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+ ... A report from AdWeek claims that Apple's advertising team is now tasked with ... The iAds team at Apple is also reportedly working on a real-time bidding ... A real-time bidding system may also help the company compete with Google (GOOG), Twitter's (TWTR) MoPub, and ...

Apple: Susquehanna Ups Target to $650 on iPhone 5S Strength

Barron's (blog)
Susquehanna Financial Group's Christopher Caso this afternoon reiterates a “Positive” rating on Apple (AAPL) stock, and raises his price target to ...

AppAdvice

Google Android 4.4 KitKat

PC Magazine
Google Android 4.4 builds on the success of Jelly Bean with KitKat, ...Google pioneered features like the notification tray, and Apple incorporated ...

Android Headlines - Android News

Google joins Open Invention Network patent commons as a full ...

ZDNet
Summary: Google joins IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as a full member of the Open ... Apple, Oracle and M$ will soon be gone.

eWeek

Amazon Workers Across Germany Escalate Strike Action

Wall Street Journal
FRANKFURT-—Workers at Amazon.com Inc.'s distribution centers in Germany have voted to extend a strike in a dispute over wages, seeking to gain a ...

New Tang Dynasty Television

Fortunes of Google's Page, Apple's Cook diverge in 2013

USA TODAY
—Larry Page took back the CEO reins of Google when Eric Schmidt ... But Apple shares are up about 5% so far this year, while Google and Amazon ... Worse, activist investor Jeff Ubben of ValueAct Capital took a stake in Microsoft in ...

Apple Watch: Boys of Tech

New Zealand Herald
To do the same on an iPad or iPod, simply open the free Apple Podcasts app - there's an iTunes U app in the App Store too, also free. (In the iTunes U ...


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