03 October 2014

Apple, Gold iPad, Luxury Watch, Signs Of Decline Into Irrelevancy

This speaks volumes about Apple and where it is headed--Gold iPads and luxury watches are Apple's admission that it can no longer compete in the mass market--

Apple Said to Add Gold Option to IPad to Goose Sales - Bloomberg: "Apple Inc. (AAPL) will add a gold color option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that’s posted declining shipments this year, according to people familiar with the plans. New versions of the company’s 9.7-inch iPads, anticipated to be unveiled this month, will include gold as a choice of color for the rear metal cover, adding to the silver and gray available for the lighter iPad Air..."


as does this:


Jony Ive, Marc Newson showcase Apple Watch to fashion luminaries in Paris
The Apple Watch has attracted some of fashion's biggest names to its ...

and this

A Rare Look at Apple's Design Genius Jony Ive — Vogue (yes that Vogue, the fashion mag!)


Other technology NEWS:

Wall Street Journal

Facebook Changes Real-Name Policy After Uproar From Drag Queens
Wall Street Journal
Drag queens from left, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina, take turns speaking about their battle with Facebook during a news conference in ...
Facebook Clarifies 'Real Names' Policy Amid LGBT and Drag Queen Protests - Yahoo Tech
Facebook Apologizes, Promises to Update 'Real Name' Policy - Mashable
Facebook clarifies real name policy amid LGBT protests - The Verge


The New Yorker

Here Is Why Yahoo Is Now A Most Enticing Stock To Buy
Forbes
Yahoo Yahoo (YHOO), one of the world's largest providers of online content and services that owns a 22.4% stake in Alibaba, looked like a sure big ...


The New Yorker

Facebook Aims to Shrink Google's Lead in Digital Ads
Wall Street Journal
Google will take 32% of the $120 billion global digital ad market this year, ... Facebook is second with an estimated 8% share this year. ... relaunched Atlas, an advertising system it bought last year from Microsoft Corp. ... other required tracking technology such asApple's Identifier for Advertisers, or IDFA, ...


USA TODAY

Windows 10: Microsoft hits a turbo button to get back to business
The Verge
Microsoft's Windows 10 event didn't include flashy features, sexy videos, or big unveils, it was about two things: fast improvements and feedback.
Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10? - CNET


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Which States Make You Pay an Amazon Sales Tax
Wall Street Journal
Amazon.com today begins collecting sales tax from purchasers in Minnesota and Maryland, marking the 22nd and 23rd states where the online ...

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes
After weeks of backlash over Facebook's real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages ...

Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results | Computerworld: "In a move to minimize legal risks, Google has stopped showing news snippets and thumbnails for some well-known German news sites in search results."


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