When working in an office, one can nary go a week without hearing the mating call of theiPhone user: "Hey, does anyone have a spare iPhone charger? Uh, no, the other one. The smaller one."
Because of its stubborn refusal to switch to the more universal micro-USB format - the likes of which are standard on Android, Windows, and BlackBerry devices – Apple continues to make the lives... » more
The folks at Yahoo must have danced with joy when their new logo design was widely ridiculed and panned.
They had changed their logo. And somebody noticed.
Anybody who has ever worked at a web company on the skids knows that stopping that downward momentum is a near impossibility.
And yet, it looks like Marissa Mayer, in the CEO’s job only since July 2012, might have pulled it... » more
Making the cover of Time magazine used to be one of the great hallmarks of success for an individual or a company, and it’s still no mean feat. Though, most companies would not be thrilled at being described, like Google is this week in its Time cover story, as “one of the most successful, ubiquitous and increasingly strange companies on the planet.”
Then again, Google corporate types may... » more
On Sept. 10, after months of rampant Internet speculation and leaks, Apple officially unveiled its next generation of iPhones, including the high-end, fingerprint-scanning 5S, and the colorful, lower-end (but still not cheap) 5C.
Although Apple only made pre-ordering available for the 5C, which means you'll have to line up if you want to get a 5S on its first day, both phones will launch on... » more
Wow, investors in Apple stock sure are a wussy bunch all of a sudden.
Monday’s world-shattering news was, literally, no news. That is, there was no word from Cupertino on the number of online pre-orders received over the weekend from U.S. consumers for the newly-announced iPhone 5C.
Also, there was one tidbit of possible news. That is, the Wall Street Journal reported that China Telecom... » more
Like mountain biking? There's a phone for that.
The need to stand away from the crowd, and improve margins, has smartphone makers moving into niche markets.
The Galaxy S4 was announced in March, and there’s a good chance you heard about it.
Samsung’s spring event, like Apple’s fall one, has turned into something like the State of the Union address. One day a year, everyone tunes... » more
The folks at Twitter, where every story can be told in 140 characters or less, must have known that the company’s IPO announcement would boil down to this: It’s going to be the biggest Internet IPO since Facebook.
Talk about damning with faint praise. The Facebook IPO was seen as a fiasco, at least until a couple of months ago when its stock price finally started creeping up above the $30... » more
The folks at Twitter, where every story can be told in 140 characters or less, must have known that the company’s IPO announcement would boil down to this: It’s going to be the biggest Internet IPO sinceFacebook (NASDAQ:FB). Talk about damning with faint praise. The Facebook IPO was seen as a fiasco, at least until a couple of months ago when its stock price finally started creeping up above the... » more
The reaction to Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C unveiling this Tuesday was ambivalent at best.
The high-end 5S is predictably beautiful and packed to the brim with smart updates to its functionality, but it doesn't quite have the transcendent appeal of previous models like the 4 or 4S, which used features like Facetime and Siri to get people talking.
But the real talk of the town is the 5C,... » more
"Now I'd like to talk about iPhone. A couple of you may be expecting this."
Meant as a tongue-in-cheek introduction ofApple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest offering to a frothing press and public, Tim Cook’s deadpan delivery was actually right on the nose considering the already familiar product he was about to show off to the world. Two products, actually.
At Tuesday’s big press event,... » more