• Conan O'Brien fixes the Fire

    The tech-savvy comedian used the occasion of Amazon's (AMZN) first software update to poke fun Tuesday night at the Kindle Fire -- and show his bias in favor of Apple's (AAPL) iPad 2.

    Via Minyanville.

    - Dec 21, 2011 10:43 AM ET
  • Yes, Google, Siri is a serious threat

    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 MORE

    Nov 9, 2011 11:27 AM ET
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  • Today in Tech: Steve Jobs and the end of an era

    Fortune's curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you every day. 

    "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 MORE

    - Aug 25, 2011 3:30 AM ET
  • Apple Q3 2011 earnings preview

    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, MORE

    - Jul 15, 2011 12:22 PM ET
  • Asymco: Apple could buy the mobile phone industry

    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 MORE

    - Jun 17, 2011 10:26 AM ET
  • Apple's sleepiest day of the year

    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, MORE

    - May 10, 2011 8:09 AM ET
  • A heart-stopping Google glitch

    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 MORE

    - Mar 31, 2011 6:18 AM ET
  • Survey: Apple poised for gains in China

    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 MORE

    - Mar 29, 2011 2:22 PM ET
  • Mac is the hare, PC the tortoise

    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 MORE

    - Feb 17, 2011 11:28 AM ET
  • Google woos publishers from Apple with 10% One Pass cut

    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 MORE

    - Feb 16, 2011 11:10 AM ET
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