Fusion-io had just reported earnings earlier today, announcing $87.7 million in quarterly revenue with a net loss of $20 million, and a drop from last quarter of 27 percent and from the previous year’s quarter of seven percent.
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“The DMCA’s unintended consequences on our rights to modify and repair the electronics we buy, and to remix and make fair use of copyright content could easily be fixed as part of a larger Copyright reform act.”
“It took us more than 16 years to get to one million paid households but just 18 months to double it.”
“That’s the hope for the future, that Silicon Valley continues to attract many of the best and brightest of the entrepreneurs around the world.”
Are we more productive in the office or out?
The first part of Tim Cook’s answer was exactly what Wall Street wanted to hear. The second part, not so much.
Twenty of its existing stores will undergo remodels in 2013 — a reminder that the Apple store concept is now 12 years old.
Apple’s doing well in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today on the company’s earnings call, growing at 18 percent on a “sell-through basis,” he said.
“We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount,” Tim Cook said today in his Apple earnings conference call, adding that the company has “set many sales records.”
Apple investors did not get the shot in the arm they were hoping for this afternoon as the company released its second quarter numbers. At least, not from Apple’s actual sales results.
Apple reported its second quarter 2013 results today, with revenue of $43.6 billion and income of $10.09 per share. Analysts had expected revenue of $42.5 billion and income of $10 billion. Apple’s guidance had been between $41 and $43 billion.
iPad is still the king of the tablet browsing platforms. But the king is not quite as kingly as he used to be.
Apple stock has jumped more than $18 since yesterday, adding $17 billion in stock market capitalization to the company’s value in the last 24 hours.
Apple iCloud services for identity, Game Center, account creation and sign-in, iTunes store purchases are experiencing service failures this morning for some users, Apple says on its system status page.
Microsoft stock, which is down a penny today, jumped from under $30 to over $31 almost immediately overnight, and has climbed almost 11 percent over the last month. That’s part of a fairly steady rise over the last three months which has added over $30 billion in value to the company.
Apple made the announcement on its Chinese home page today, along with a message of condolence, saying that “our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake,” and that Apple employees in the area would be on stand-by to help out with disaster relief efforts.
Apple has won the lawsuit that Google division Motorola brought against it in summer 2012. The lawsuit, if successful, could have resulted in an import ban of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
The deal is for “special access” to advertising slots, as well as research data and new, as-yet-unannounced advertising products, in return for which Starcom has committed to spend $200 million — or more — of its clients’ money.
“iPhone 5 sales have failed to impress. There’s been a lack of innovation over the past few years to come up with the next great device, and consumers have filed to see any differentiation. Samsung has captured the market.”
“We want to price equivalent to a voice call,” Shapiro says. “Our competitors offer an inferior product for more money: Blue Jeans 15 time more, and other competitors 300 times more.”
This morning Google announced that the next major version of Google Earth, available today, will support input from Leap Motion’s innovative new gesture control technology. In other words, you’ll be able to fly virtually around the planet, using your hand to guide and direct the software.
In the early 2000′s, then-Google VP of user experience Marissa Mayer used to get mysterious emails from a complete stranger, each containing only a single number: 45, 52, 56.
Last week I published the story of Sarah Hanson, the 19-year-old developer who auctioned off 10 percent of her future income in exchange for a $125,000 investment into her startup, Senior Living Map.
Today, I’m wondering if Sarah Hanson really exists.
Guest Post This week’s tragic events of the Boston Marathon explosions have given me a lot of think about. While I’m still deeply saddened, I couldn’t help but notice the viral impact of social media during times like these. While it’s awesome we can get news almost instantaneously, there’s also much at stake if we’re not careful with what we say and how we respond during these times or any other time.
A 1,713-strong survey of North American consumers says that 19 percent of us want a shiny new iDevice that doesn’t even exist yet. Or, at least, isn’t public and isn’t purchasable.
The Internet’s not working. Or at least the self-styled “front page of the Internet.”
So. Facebook Home doesn’t work on your particular Android device. And you’ve seen that Facebook Home has an abysmal 2.2 average rating — more than half of Facebook Home users rate it one single solitary lonely star.
What’s a social news Android addict to do?
Chinese “app store” 7659.com is using Apple’s own bulk enterprise licensing system to distributed pirated apps to Chinese iPhone and iPad users, completely free.
Silicon Valley has been prominent in the fight — particularly around the Startup Act — to admit immigrants who want to start businesses and create jobs.
There’s a reason that even though Android has almost caught up to iOS in downloads, it’s still way behind in monetization.
Case manufacturer Tactus has published a photo that is allegedly Apple’s new budget iPhone, a plastic-backed larger-screen iPhone that will reportedly retail for about $300.
Facebook fans who are worth over $1,600? How does that work?
Editor’s Pick “Fisker spent a stunning $900,000 for each vehicle it produced,” PrivCo chief executive Sam Hamadeh told me. “Then they sold them to dealers for an invoice price of just $70,000.”
The future of eBay is mobile payments, however, and for investors willing to overlook some short-term pain, there may be some long-term gain as PayPal transaction volume increased a strong 21 percent in the last quarter, and PayPal merchant services jumped 25 percent.
The new drop means that Apple is now more than $300/share down from its high point in September, when the company was worth over $650 billion.
Tweets that you read and accounts that you follow are fairly likely to be on subjects that you care about. Tweets that you write are almost guaranteed to be about something that matters to you.
Guest Post Allow me to jump right into this by saying that yes, we have created a business while solving a problem.
And that last time we checked, it was still OK to do that.
Cue all kinds of Facebook social graph mapping jokes.
Google Play is quickly catching up to Apple’s App Store, both in download numbers and in revenue.