Windows guru Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has all but abandoned the Microsoft ecosystem.
FORTUNE -- "After more than two decades of being a dedicated Windows power user, and having invested tens of thousands of hours into mastering the platform, and run versions spanning from 3.0 to 8.1, I've now all but given up on Windows."
Those are words Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, a Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Visual Basic guru with several how-to books and countless MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 13, 2013 11:35 AM ET
The story was in the caveats, but most of the tech press missed them.
FORTUNE -- The headline on IDC's press release Tuesday was guaranteed to catch the attention of anyone in the media looking for signs of Apple's (AAPL) impending doom.
Android Pushes Past 80% Market Share While Windows Phone Shipments Leap 156.0% Year Over Year in the Third Quarter
To IDC's credit, it couched most of its numbers in the proper context. It pointed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 13, 2013 8:36 AM ET
In New York, the dean of Apple analysts talks mobile, wearables, smart homes and more.
FORTUNE -- Except for a few snarky comments Henry Blodget made in his opening presentation Tuesday about what Tim Cook needs to do to stay competitive in China, the only session devoted to Apple (AAPL) at Business Insider's three-day Ignition: Future of Digital conference was Gene Munster's 15-minute after-lunch talk titled "The State of Apple."
Among the points he made:
iPhone MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 12, 2013 4:12 PM ET
Wonder what the trial that starts today is all about? Florian Mueller has the answers.
FORTUNE -- Nobody covers high-tech patent litigation -- especially lawsuits involving Apple's (AAPL) patents -- more closely than FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller.
So it's probably appropriate that Mueller provide the definitive Q&A for the damages retrial that starts Tuesday in San Jose.
Click the links below for his full answers:
Q: Is this a patent trial?
A: Sort of. MORE
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, by Fred Vogelstein.
FORTUNE -- For reporters who know how hard it is to get anyone at Apple (AAPL) to talk -- never mind an engineer at the center of the action -- Fred Vogelstein's piece in the Oct. 4 New York Times Sunday Magazine was a revelation. It told the iPhone creation story from the perspective of Andy Grignon, the senior engineer MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 12, 2013 8:31 AM ET
A Goldman Sachs/UBS "quant" turned whistle blower says the stock market is rigged.
FORTUNE -- "It's really a circus," says Haim Bodek, before he launches into an elaborate metaphor about Metallica ticket scalpers to describe how high-frequency trading (HFT) computers get their hooks into big pension fund investments (the "dumb money" in Wall Street parlance) before anybody else can.
Bodek, a so-called quant (or quantitative analyst) who has held key positions at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 11, 2013 2:31 PM ET
An active iTunes user generates $48 of revenue per year. A Twitter user, $1.36.
FORTUNE -- Now that Twitter (TWTR) has gone public, we can calculate -- as George Anders has -- that each active Twitter user is worth, by Wall Street's valuation, $110.
So how does Wall Street value Apple's (AAPL) iTunes/iCloud ecosystem? That's harder to say.
"We don't hear much about how Apple is worth so many dollars per user," writes Asymco's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 11, 2013 6:59 AM ET
Just about everything, writes Charles Arthur in the Guardian. It's a must read.
FORTUNE -- These two charts at right, taken from a YouGov survey and chosen for demonstration purposes by Charles Arthur in the Guardian last week, illustrate nicely what's wrong with statements like this (from TheNextWeb): "Android represents somewhere in the region of 80% of the smartphone market."
That's "simply wrong," Arthur writes.
"Here's the reality: at the time this was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2013 8:35 AM ET
As a rule, Apple tend to rise in the beginning of the week and fall at the end.
FORTUNE -- Travis Lewis, an independent investor who studies the Apple (AAPL) options market, has long maintained that trading in puts and calls has become the tail that wags the underlying securities' dog -- especially for Apple options, the most heavily traded derivatives by volume, and especially since trading in those options went MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2013 10:57 AM ET
An Apple victory could result in the second largest patent infringement award in history.
FORTUNE -- If you thought that the one billion dollars a jury awarded Apple (AAPL) last year had been cut nearly in half, you may be forgiven. That's how most of the business press reported it.
What actually happened is that Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the big Apple v. Samsung patent infringement trial last August, "vacated" $400 million MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 8, 2013 8:34 AM ET
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