Today's chart: iPad vs. Android tablets vs. Microsoft Surface, hour by hour
FORTUNE -- The folks at the Chitika ad network set out last month to test whether Microsoft's (MSFT) Surface -- heavily promoted as the tablet best suited for doing real work -- is actually being used more in work settings than Apple's (AAPL) iPad or all those tablets that run Google's (GOOG) Android.
To find out, they analyzed tens of millions of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 12, 2014 9:45 AM ET
And at 34% year over year, it's growing slightly faster says Asymco's Horace Dediu.
FORTUNE -- Is Apple still a growth company? With the Wall Street Journal's question still hanging in the air, Asymco's Horace Dediu has found a novel way to highlight a source of growth within Apple (AAPL) that is often overlooked.
In the attached chart, he's stacked the revenue categories of Google's (GOOG) core business (i.e. without Motorola and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 11, 2014 7:50 AM ET
The judge gets to keep her watchdog. But he's on a tight leash -- as Apple had demanded.
FORTUNE -- It took less than a week for a three-judge panel to issue a ruling in what Fortune's Roger Parloff calls "the weird and fascinating grudge match" between Apple (AAPL) and a U.S. District Court Judge.
The particular issue in this case -- the first of many expected to reach a higher court MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2014 6:24 PM ET
A debate over the future of the tablet splits Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
FORTUNE -- "Back in 2011, I was having an all-consuming love affair with tablets.... Now -- three years and 225 million tablets later -- I'm starting to see how misplaced that passion was."
So wrote Zal Bilimoria last week in post provocatively titled Our Love Affair With the Tablet Is Over.
Bilimoria, a former project manager at Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Netflix (NLFX), is now MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2014 1:21 PM ET
He writes in an open letter to Apple shareholders that he sees "no reason to persist."
FORTUNE -- On Monday, four and a half months after Carl Icahn tweeted that he had "pushed hard" for Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook to use his company's entire cash holdings to buy its own "extremely underpriced" shares, Wall Street's most feared and admired corporate-raider-turned-activist-investor backed down.
Icahn's announcement, made in an open letter to Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2014 10:06 AM ET
Words to remember in advance of the Feb. 28 vote on Carl Icahn's shareholder proposal.
FORTUNE -- It's not exactly on point, but reading Ben Popper's piece on Carl Icahn in the Verge this weekend brought to mind a Steve Jobs Q&A from May 1997 -- a few months after his return to Apple (AAPL) -- when someone asked: "Steve, what do we do about the press?"
Jobs spoke for nearly two minutes before he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 9, 2014 3:55 PM ET
But his definition of a growth company is not exactly canonical.
FORTUNE -- A growth company, according to Investopedia, is defined as follows:
Any firm whose business generates significant positive cash flows or earnings, which increase at significantly faster rates than the overall economy. A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings. Thus, it typically pays little to no dividends to stockholders, opting instead to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2014 6:40 AM ET
While the Street was dumping Apple, Cook -- and Carl Icahn -- were snapping up shares.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook's interview in Friday's Wall Street Journal puts the attached Apple (AAPL) stock chart in a new light.
What looked to human day traders and computer algorithms on Jan. 27 like a signal to sell, Cook saw as a buying opportunity.
He was surprised, he told the Journal, that Apple's share price fell 8% after the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2014 7:56 AM ET
The best clue for what Apple has up its sleeve may be the talent it's taken on.
FORTUNE -- A fitness expert. A sleep scientist. A pair of high-profile CEOs from the fashion industry. Lots of hardware and software engineers with expertise in wireless, non-invasive bionsensing -- measuring everything from respiration rates to glucose and oxygen levels in the blood.
What are these people doing at Apple (AAPL)?
Working on the so-called iWatch, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2014 7:12 AM ET
None of the leading smartphones are optimized for the hottest shot of all.
FORTUNE -- "Selfies are great," says the New York Times' Molly Wood (rhymes with Hollywood), "but the front-facing cameras on cellphones are terrible."
"Selfies taken on most major smartphones," she writes in Thursday's issue, "are almost uniformly of poor quality. They're unfocused, pixelated, dark, blown-out, backlit, grainy and worst of all, distorted (I swear, I have a normal size nose!)."
Some may MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 6, 2014 5:05 AM ET
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