• How Google blows statistical smoke up the media's skirts

    Its (false) claim that the Nexus 7 outsold Apple's iPad in Japan is par for the course.

    FORTUNE -- Kudos to SlashGear's Chris Burns for declining to take at face value Google's (GOOG) claim, made at the launch of the new version of the Nexus 7 tablet last week, that the original Nexus 7 was more popular in Japan than Apple's (AAPL) iPad.

    Burns ran the numbers past IDC -- a research firm MORE

    - Jul 31, 2013 7:13 AM ET
  • Obama should overturn an ITC import ban on Apple phones

    A recent ITC ruling in the global smartphone wars has teed up a hot-button issue in patent law. The White House has till Friday to weigh in. Will it?

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- This week we will see if President Barack Obama puts some muscle behind his recent professorial lectures on the need for patent reform.

    Unless he acts, an order of the International Trade Commission will take effect MORE

    Jul 30, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • The best and worst Apple analysts: Q3 2013 edition

    There were some inspired estimates, but nobody hit every nail on the head.

    FORTUNE -- It's easy to make fun of Apple (AAPL) analysts -- and fun, too -- but in terms of their ability to accurately forecast the company's quarterly results, they've come a long way.

    Two years ago, when Apple announced blow-out results that surprised nearly everybody, Wall Street's analysts missed the company's revenue and earnings by a combined average MORE

    - Jul 24, 2013 8:26 AM ET
  • Apple's $35.3B June quarter: What the analysts are saying

    Pleased by iPhone, worried about iPad and China, anticipating new product launches.

    FORTUNE -- The news from Apple's (AAPL) June earnings report might have been mixed, but the after-market traders liked what they heard. (Or was that just the shorts covering their derrières?)

    In any event, we got a bumper crop of analyst's reports Wednesday morning, which we'll process in batches, putting new ones on top.

    UPDATE: We got a new crop after lunch, MORE

    - Jul 24, 2013 5:57 AM ET
  • Microsoft's Surface tablets: A trip down memory lane, via Apple

    Should we be surprised Microsoft had to write off $900 million in unsold tablets?

    FORTUNE -- I don't spend a lot of time writing about Microsoft (MSFT) these days, but the company's re-entry into the tablet market last summer felt like news I should be covering.

    After all, Apple (AAPL) had succeeded where Microsoft had, for so many years, failed. And now Redmond was back, gunning for the iPad.

    So I watched Microsoft MORE

    - Jul 20, 2013 10:22 AM ET
  • Inkling picks up powerful publishing partners

    More firepower in the startup's bid to transform interactive books.

    FORTUNE -- Just five months after digital book publisher Inkling launched Habitat, a set of cloud-based tools that let users create interactive books, the startup has picked up two powerful new partners. Publishing giants Pearson and Elsevier have announced multi-million dollar deals to use Inkling to build digital versions of the textbooks, scientific and technical journals they publish. The news comes MORE

    - Jul 17, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?

    The analysts' estimates range from 13.5 million to 22 million. The median is 18 million.

    FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) refreshed its iPad line out of sequence last fall to capitalize on the holiday quarter, and as a result the company's June quarter came and went without a new iPad to sell for the first time since Steve Jobs unveiled the device in 2010.

    So nobody should be surprised, especially with competition in the MORE

    - Jul 17, 2013 11:06 AM ET
  • The cult of unboxing

    How I became slightly addicted to these strange, homemade videos, with their mildly intoxicating mixture of smugness and exhilaration.

    By Mark O'Connell

    FORTUNE -- About six months ago, I bought an iPad through the online Apple Store. Some three or four business days later, a DHL guy appeared at my door and presented me with a rectangular package. I signed for it and carried it into the kitchen, where I selected MORE

    Jul 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • Chart of the day: Apple's iPad and the 13 dwarfs

    The iPad's share of tablet Web traffic edged up in May. The others are going nowhere.

    FORTUNE -- Based on Web usage, the tablet market in North America still looks like Apple and the 13 dwarfs.

    The chart above was posted Monday by Chitika, a mobile ad networks that runs about 4 billion spots per month across 300,000 websites in the U.S. and Canada and -- shades of the N.S.A. --  collects MORE

    - Jun 24, 2013 12:07 PM ET
  • 'The issues have shifted' says the judge in the Apple e-book trial

    She waited until the penultimate day of a three-week trial to share her feelings.

    FORTUNE -- U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, who played her cards close to the chest throughout the proceedings of the Department of Justice's antitrust case against Apple (AAPL), opened up a bit on Wednesday.

    It started with the declaration of her feelings for her iPad, and ended with something that could be more material to the outcome of MORE

    - Jun 19, 2013 1:52 PM ET
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