The question isn't whether Siri is a search engine that can replace Google's search box. It's a different kind of search -- one that could be the future.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- It sounded pretty good until Eric Schmidt said it: Siri, the so-called personal assistant app on Apple's iPhone 4S, is the new face of search. Siri is threatening to sideline the tried-and-true search box that Google turned into MORENov 9, 2011 11:27 AM ET
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"I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you." -- Steve Jobs (Apple)
* Steve Jobs officially resigned as Apple (AAPL) CEO with a short, poignant resignation letter requesting MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 25, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Estimates from 48 analysts forecast earnings growth between 50% and 107% year over year
This was a busy week for last-minute revisions from the Wall Street analysts that follow Apple (AAPL). The spreadsheet above shows the final estimates we've collected -- barring still more revisions -- from four dozen amateurs and professionals, along with each analyst's rank, where available, in our earnings smackdowns for Q1 and Q2.
An amateur, Traderhood's Nicolae Mihalache, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 15, 2011 12:22 PM ET
It could, in theory, acquire every cellphone vendor except Samsung with cash alone
Asymco's Horace Dediu has been tracking Apple's (AAPL) growing liquid assets and the shrinking valuations of its mobile competitors, and he estimates that they soon will cross.
Apple's third fiscal quarter closes next week, and when it does, Dediu is pretty sure that Apple will have amassed more than $70 billion in cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2011 10:26 AM ET
Trading in the company's shares Monday was slower than it's been since New Year's Eve, 2010
Apple (AAPL) has been trading in a narrow band this year -- to the undying frustration of investors who think the stock's price ought to reflect the company's breakneck earnings growth (EPS up 75%, 68%, 75% and 92%, respectively, over the past four quarters).
Apple's trading volume, by contrast, is as changeable as a baby's bottom, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 10, 2011 8:09 AM ET
Apple shares briefly fall to $0.00 on Google Finance
Under the heading "OK, I almost just had a heart attack," one of the investors who follow Apple (AAPL) on Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board posted the screenshot at right, in which Google's (GOOG) stock-tracking service reports Apple's shares plummeting $350.96 (100%) in after-hours trading Tuesday.
The stock bounced back in the next clock tick, but the glitch shook investors who rely on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 31, 2011 6:18 AM ET
Nokia may be most vulnerable as Chinese cellphone owners upgrade to smartphones
There's good news for Apple (AAPL) in the results of an Alphawise/Morgan Stanley survey released Tuesday.
The survey, conducted among a sample of 2,029 Chinese mobile phone users in February and March, found demand for smartphones to be surprisingly strong. 88% of respondents said they expected the next phone they bought would be a smartphone. And 30% of those who MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 29, 2011 2:22 PM ET
Last quarter, Apple's shipments grew nearly 7 times faster than the market's
December marked the 19th straight quarter that Mac shipment growth has outpaced the market's, and in note to clients earlier this week, Needham's Charlie Wolf used IDC's numbers to break down Apple's (AAPL) sales by market segment. Among his findings:
Mac sales to the worldwide home market grew 17.1% year over year in the December quarter, compared with the broader MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 17, 2011 11:28 AM ET
As Apple deals with a publisher backlash from its subscription plan offering, Google swooped in today to offer publishers a less expensive alternative that will work on more devices.
Originally leaked last June as 'NewsPass' by an Italian newspaper, Google (GOOG) released details on its new One Pass publishing tool today. The timing is no coincidence as Apple (AAPL) is currently dealing with a publisher backlash over its newly-enforced 30% cut of publisher revenues in MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 16, 2011 11:10 AM ET
"They were the Apple of their day" -- Dan ("VisiCalc") Bricklin
From the Oct. 27, 1986 Fortune cover story that named Olsen America's Most Successful Entrepreneur:
THOUGH he has not yet become a household name, Kenneth Harry Olsen is arguably the most successful entrepreneur in the history of American business.
In 29 years he has taken Digital Equipment Corp. from nothing to $7.6 billion in annual revenues. DEC today is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2011 11:10 AM ET
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