Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini launch seems to be going very well indeed.
stories by John Koetsier
Guest Post Google+ still holds the keys to a bright future despite a rocky start and direct competition with social media powerhouse Facebook.
In a scene straight from a Bond flick, or perhaps Austin Powers, Google is building a showboat/party boat, right in the middle of San Francisco harbor.
Editor's Pick This is what Steve Jobs meant when he threatened to go nuclear against Android.
Google Play is continuing its inexorable overtaking of the app store, with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s app sales.
The reason is exactly the same one that impacts iOS market share: international markets.
It’s Halloween tonight, and tech is celebrating with treats, freaks, and more than a little dressing up. Well, at least those tech companies that like to have fun.
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.
Student-first online education hub Chegg filed a public version of its documentation to go public today, seeking to raise $158 million by selling 14.4 million shares at between $9.50 and $11.50.
Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more than doubled its Q3 unit sales from 4.3 million in 2012 to 9.7 million in 2013, for a 123% growth rate.
Imagine a solar-powered iPhone that recharges wirelessly just by sitting in the sun! Or a MacBook that powers itself while you work joyfully in the park, birds tweeting happily all around!
Guest Post The JOBS Act attempts to do the impossible: Balance investor protection with the desire to enable companies to raise money from strangers all over the country with minimal red tape.
And I am saying this as one of the earliest proponents of a crowdfunding exemption.
Everything was going so well. Revenue was up. Profit was up. Users were up. The stock was up.
Facebook just reported record quarterly revenue and significant increases in daily, monthly, and mobile users. And the social network’s revenue from advertising was $1.8 billion, up 66 percent from last year.
Facebook just reported record quarterly revenue and significant increases in daily, monthly, and mobile users. And it’s also making more money, per user, in every single territory it measures.
Facebook is doing just fine in the ads game, it turns out.
If you want your brand to be blasted straight through the eyeballs of your target audience right into their occipital lobe with maximum force, Bing’s new ‘hero’ ads will be right up your alley.
Updated 1:05 PM PST with a comment from Twitter
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
We want same-day delivery. Restaurant ingredient checkers. Virtual play connectors that join us with far-away friends in real-time games. Digital assistants who analyze our performance and give advice. And in-stock detectors that will tell us if the product we want is in the store.
Today, respected research and advisory firm Forrester dumped on Facebook, saying that it is failing marketers. The real problem, however, is actually that Forrester is failing its customers.
Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter — more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined — as global phone shipments reached a record 418 million.
Editor’s Pick Penelope Trunk has always been about careers. And she’s always been about off-the-wall suggestions, wacky ideas, and colorful ways of expressing them. Her new startup, Quistic, is exactly like her.
Quistic is a career-building online learning site focused on people who are not like you.
Editor’s Pick Want a coffee? Now you can pay in Bitcoin.
The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is opening up for business this morning at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. You can now buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin at a real, physical machine, depositing cash and checks for Bitcoin.
Guest Post Eric Bovim is Managing Director at McBee Strategic
Global smartphone sales passed a quarter of a billion units for the first time ever this past quarter, and Samsung accounted for a staggering 88.4 million of them.
Apple had its best quarter ever in education, CEO Tim Cook said today on the company’s quarterly earnings call. That includes the companies highest sales ever, and a 94 percent tablet market share for iPad.
Tim Cook was very careful to tell analysts that he has never promised that Apple would enter new markets with entirely new products today on Apple’s Q4 earnings call — but he did add that Apple could do exactly that, if the company wanted.
In 2012, Apple sold $157 billion worth of iPad, iPhones, Macs, songs, apps, and other assorted technological goodies, making almost $42 billion in profit. This past fiscal year, Apple sold a staggering $171 billion worth of iMerch, but only made $37 billion in profit.
Apple reported its fourth quarter and year-end numbers for 2013, and the results are simultaneously amazing — and amazingly forgettable.
Apple released its fourth quarter numbers today, and the results were pretty similar to what most analysts had predicted: good but not great, up from 2012 but not by much.
Just after the launch of the very-successful iPhone 5S and the not-quite-as-hot iPhone 5C, Apple told analysts to expect $36-37 billion in revenue and perhaps $7 billion in profit for its fourth quarter of 2013.
If there’s a social/content network that could be voted as most likely to succeed in 2014, it just might be Yahoo’s biggest recent purchase, Tumblr.
Twitter is delivering four times the revenue per visitor this year over last year, and Facebook’s ad click-through rate has jumped 275 percent, according to the Q3 Adobe Social Intelligence report, released today.
Apple’s senior director of real estate and facilities presented Apple’s vision of its new campus to a Cupertino joint city council and planning commission meeting last week, including video of the projected new campus.
A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
Editor's Pick In its run-up to IPO, Twitter has built ad tools for geotargeting and retargeting as well as ad products for the music industry and the TV industry. It’s built an Ads API for partners, and even bought an ad exchange to broaden access to its massive 500 million tweets per day inventory.
You’re having a garage sale. Perhaps a neighborhood social. Or, you’re trying to drum up business for your local landscaping company.
Why not buy a mobile ad?
Editor's Pick Updated: Oct. 25, 9:45 with information about MacBook Airs and what Apple is doing
Guest Post Arie Shpanya is the CEO of WisePricer
Twitter is planning to sell 70 million shares at $17 to $20 per share in order to raise about $1.4 billion in its coming IPO. The company updated its S1 filing with the SEC today with the new data.