A deep dive into how -- and why -- Apple keeps its secrets
The excerpt, posted Wednesday, starts like this:
Apple employees know something big is afoot when the carpenters appear in their office building. New walls are quickly erected. Doors are added and new security protocols put into place. Windows that once were transparent are now frosted. Other rooms have no windows at all. They are called lockdown rooms: No information MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 18, 2012 6:24 AM ET
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* Is the Consumer Electronics Show, a.k.a. C.E.S., losing its clout? Nick Wingfield over at The New York Times argues the convention, which drew 149,000 people last year, isn't quite the powerhouse it used to be, thanks to product launches at company-only events or smaller conferences. (The New York Times)
* New Yahoo CEO Scott MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 9, 2012 3:30 AM ET
Likely to leave the field to Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, according to DigiTimes
Taipei-based DigiTimes, which has been churning out rumors from Asian electronics parts suppliers as fast as its correspondents can type, reported Thursday that unnamed "sources from upstream supply chain" believe that PC makers such as Hewlett-Packard (HPC), Dell (DELL), Acer and Asustek will "gradually phase out" of the tablet market.
According to DigiTimes:
With Amazon offering its Kindle Fire at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 18, 2011 6:25 AM ET
Apple and Amazon are fighting over the tablet market and Barnes & Noble doesn't want to be left out. But can its new device breathe life into its efforts?
FORTUNE -- Not content to let Amazon hog the spotlight this holiday with the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble unveiled the Nook Tablet, a hardware update to the Nook Color, launched last year.
Priced at $249 and shipping November 16, the Nook MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 8, 2011 7:35 AM ET
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"People like to talk about war. ... Google, I think, in some ways, is more competitive and certainly is trying to build their own little version of Facebook." -- Mark Zuckerberg on Charlie Rose (Business Insider)
* Besides appearing on Charlie Rose recently with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg also MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 8, 2011 3:30 AM ET
There's a case to be made that Amazon's new browser is more important than its tablet
The hardware Amazon (AMZN) introduced Wednesday dominated the early headlines. Most of the coverage focused on whether Amazon's Fire tablet will cut into sales of Apple's (AAPL) iPad or Barnes & Noble's (BKS) Nook or both.
But the second-day stories have started to zero in on the implications of a less-heralded -- and more unexpected -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 29, 2011 11:05 AM ET
The look of Walter Isaacson's bio will be as spare and restrained as any Apple product
"The cover," writes Isaacson in private e-mail, "is the Albert Watson portrait taken for Fortune in 2009. The back is a Norman Seeff portrait of him in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh, which ran in Rolling Stone in January 1984. The title font is Helvetica. It will look as you see it, with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 16, 2011 7:39 AM ET
Over the weekend, the Kindle, Nook and Google Books apps got crippled. Thanks, Steve.
"The fact is," Steve Jobs famously told the New York Times in 2008, trying to convince them that Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle was a nonstarter, "that people don't read books anymore."
What Jobs really meant, we discover three years later, is that people don't get to read books on his iPads or iPhones unless they buy them from his MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 27, 2011 7:20 AM ET
It's not an iPad, or even a Nook Color. But that's the whole point of Barnes & Noble's newest e-reader: it's not supposed to be.
FORTUNE -- Just six months after launching its well-received Android-based Nook Color tablet, Barnes and Noble (BKS) unveiled a major hardware update to the original e-ink-based Nook e-reader that cuts down on bulk, weight, and physical buttons.
Here's the important thing to note right off the bat MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 15, 2011 10:31 AM ET
Rovio has a blockbuster franchise just as notable for its flock of revenue streams as its wildly addictive game play.
FORTUNE -- You don't have to try very hard to spot Angry Birds in their natural habitat -- online -- because they are as ubiquitous as a Manhattan pigeon.
Since launching as an iPhone app in December 2009, the franchise has been downloaded 200 million times -- double the number reported just MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 3, 2011 12:33 PM ET
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