Five reasons Apple is doomed, doomed, doomed!

“You don’t have to turn the dial too far in order to find somebody singing the death knell for Apple [AAPL] and here’s five reasons they’re singing those shanties,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. Apple is losing to Android: Marketshare based on sales figures should be a big indicator of platform popularity. The ascendancy of … Continue reading

Google to open retail stores this year in attempt to compete with Apple

“An extremely reliable source has confirmed to us that Google is in the process of building stand-alone retail stores in the U.S. and hopes to have the first flagship Google Stores open for the holidays in major metropolitan areas,” Seth Weintraub reports for 9to5MGoogle. “The mission of the stores is to get new Google Nexus, … Continue reading

Will Apple envy wreck Samsung?

“Samsung is tired of watching Apple run away with most of the money in mobile,” Mike Elgan writes for Computerworld. “Now, the Korean giant is making a big play to become like Apple — a company that makes not only the hardware, but also the software and the store where you buy stuff.” “Samsung also … Continue reading

Cheapest Apple shares in 12 years signals ‘Buy’ to some of world’s biggest investors

“The cheapest Apple Inc. shares in 12 years are encouraging some of the world’s biggest investors to bet that the stock will rebound after losing 33 percent of its value on concern about slowing profit growth,” Lu Wang and Leslie Picker report for Bloomberg News. “The world’s largest company by market value is trading at … Continue reading

Greenlight’s Einhorn sues Apple, ‘dissatisfied with capital allocation strategy’

Here come the lawsuits. “Fund manager David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital on Thursday said it has sued Apple Inc and said the company needs to do more to unlock value for shareholders,” Reuters reports. “Einhorn said Greenlight filed suit in federal court in New York to force Apple to modify a proposal on its proxy [No. … Continue reading

The surprising (and untold) genius of Steve Jobs

“Apple Inc.’s disappointing earnings have generated a firestorm of media pontification – mostly bears saying that Apple’s good days are gone,” Peter Sims writes for MarketWatch. “It is far too soon to tell. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stepped into the hardest shoes to fill of any leader in recent history, and the key to … Continue reading

Verizon had deal to put Siri exclusively on Android phones before Apple bought the company

“In February 2010, three weeks after Siri debuted as an independently developed iPhone app, Dag Kittlaus, Siri’s co-founder and chief executive, received a call from a mystery number,” Bianca Bosker reports for The Huffington Post. “It was Steve Jobs and he wanted to meet. The next day.” “Siri’s co-founders spent three hours with Jobs at … Continue reading

Five myths about Apple

“This fall, Apple chief executive Tim Cook formally apologized for the company’s mistake-filled mobile map application, which became a national joke for its screwy geography. The misstep focused new attention on the legendary company and how it has fared since the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011,” Darrell Etherington writes for The Washington Post. … Continue reading

What’s – and who’s – next for Apple Retail Stores

“Apple has ousted its head of retail just in time for the holidays,” Laura Heller reports for Forbes. “John Browett is out as head of retail and Apple is once again on the hunt for someone lead this division.” “Apple hired Browett to take over when Ron Johnson left to head JCPenney. The choice of … Continue reading

Obama reveals what’s on his Apple iPod on radio show

“As Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Mid-Atlantic this morning, and the White House scrambled to get the commander in chief back to Washington, President Obama could be heard on the radio airwaves in battleground Ohio talking about his iPod,” Devin Dwyer and Jake Tapper report for ABC News. “‘I’ve got a pretty good mix. I’ve … Continue reading

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