Why would Apple put its music on Google's platform?
FORTUNE -- Billboard reported Friday that Apple (AAPL) was "thinking about" about adding an iTunes App for Google (GOOG) Android phones. Some of the instant analysis on Twitter was pretty smart. A few one-liners that caught my eye:
@stroughtonsmith: iTunes won because it made owning easier than piracy. Subscription services will invariably win because they're easier than owning.
@reneritchie: I'd much rather have iTunes for MORE
A Web ad network's analysis of 2013 see shifts in momentum in the smartphone wars.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) and Samsung are both expected to launch new flagship smartphones in 2014. To get some baseline numbers in advance, the folks at the Chitika ad network have done a fresh analysis of iPhone and Galaxy usage in 2013.
Their report, issued Friday morning, is based on Apple and Samsung mobile ad impressions in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 21, 2014 9:40 AM ET
How customers buy and use iPads affects the device's long-term prospects, says CIRP.
FORTUNE -- For Apple (AAPL), the iPhone is a sale that keeps on giving -- at least in the U.S. Once a customer has bought one, he or she is likely to come back for another, usually within two years, when that contract expires.
The iPad is a like a big iPhone in some respects. The two devices share MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 21, 2014 8:22 AM ET
The British actor who played Batman is reportedly top pick for Aaron Sorkin's screenplay.
FORTUNE -- Money and talent are no guarantee that a Hollywood movie won't stink. (See Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs': What the critics are saying.)
But for the Sony Pictures (SNE) project based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, the pieces are starting to fall into place.
Aaron Sorkin, whose credits include The Social Network and The West Wing, has reportedly finished MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 21, 2014 7:02 AM ET
In February, the giant carrier added 1.34 million 4G users, most of them iPhone users.
FORTUNE -- The day after Apple (AAPL) announced that China Mobile (CHL) would begin selling iPhones to its 776 million customers in mid-January, nobody really knew how many extra sales that would mean. We asked some Apple analysts for their best guess and got answers that ranged from the ridiculous to the absurd. But the average MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2014 9:28 AM ET
Samsung follows at $55,184. Microsoft at $42,220. Google at 23,587. Amazon at $1,439.
FORTUNE -- Here's a fun interactive graphic, produced by the online marketers at Distilled for WorldPay Zinc, a U.K.-based payment service for small business.
Click on the snapshot and it will start a clock showing you how much revenue and profit each of a dozen high-tech companies is generating by the second. On a per-minute basis, Samsung comes in first in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2014 4:21 AM ET
The gap Morgan Stanley spotted could be the difference between ho-hum Q2 and a blowout.
FORTUNE -- The vertical gap between the black triangle and the blue square at the far right of the attached chart -- sent to clients Wednesday by Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty -- may not look like much.
But it represents 4 million iPhones, the difference between the Street's estimate of iPhone shipments in the quarter that ends MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2014 11:14 AM ET
Is Apple really doomed? We don't know, and neither does she.
FORTUNE -- Confession: I was one of the more than 200 sources Yukari Iwatani Kane interviewed for Haunted Empire, the new book about Apple's transition from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook that arrived Tuesday to largely negative reviews.
I've known since last summer -- and agreed to keep silent about -- the arc of her story. Kane told me in July that she went MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2014 9:18 AM ET
Since iPhone, high-end smartphones have been the low-hanging fruit of the mobile market.
FORTUNE -- Of the 10 charts Asymco's Horace Dediu posted Tuesday in a brief item titled Invaluable, the one at right may be the most striking.
It shows the share of operating profits among the top eight vendors from the sale of mobile phones -- all mobile phones, smart and dumb -- starting with the 2007 launch of Apple's (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 18, 2014 10:28 AM ET
A new price point would explain the pre-Spring burgeoning of iPhone 5C billboards and ads.
FORTUNE -- It takes stubborn company to resist the pressure Apple (AAPL) has been under for the last six months to lower the price of the iPhone 5C -- the one Wall Street expected to be C for "cheap" or "China" but which turned out to be neither. The day the price was announced, analysts across MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 18, 2014 6:28 AM ET
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