This is Comcast's Xfinity TV on the X1 platform. Judge for yourself.
FORTUNE -- There are two theories about what happens to Apple (AAPL) if Comcast (CCV) is allowed to swallow-up Time Warner Cable (TWC) and become the world's largest provider of cable TV and home Internet service -- a deal Comcast's Brian Roberts cheerfully describes as "pro-consumer, pro-competitive, and strongly in the public interest."
Be that as it may, the news MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2014 6:51 AM ET
From 3M Co. in Decator, Ala., to Zhen Ding Technology in Shenzhen, China.
FORTUNE -- Concerned about brutal hours? Underage workers? Excessive recruitment fees? Bonded labor? Polluted waterways? Tantalum and other so-called conflict materials?
You can read what Apple (AAPL) is doing about all these hot-button issues in the 2014 edition of the company's Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, released overnight Wednesday.
The full roster of Apple suppliers, with addresses, is a available at Supplier List 2014.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2014 10:53 AM ET
Many combatants fought the smartphone wars. Most are bleeding money.
FORTUNE -- Two sets of stats came out this week that should give the smartphone also-rans pause.IDC estimates that 95.7% of fourth quarter smartphone shipments originated either with Samsung (78.1%) or Apple (17.6%). Raymond James' Tavis McCourt estimates that in the broader market for mobile phones of all varieties -- smart and dumb -- Apple captured 87.4% of the industry's profits and Samsung 32.2%.
So MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2014 7:17 AM ET
No wonder Apple didn't want an antitrust monitor crawling around the company right now.
FORTUNE -- Testifying in the e-book antitrust trial last June, Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president Eddy Cue estimated that in the 24 years he's been signing up digital content for the company he's negotiated not hundreds or thousands but tens of thousands of contracts.
In the case that put him on the stand last June -- as star witness for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 12, 2014 9:01 PM ET
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
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