The company has an opportunity to turn an afterthought into a new mass medium
FORTUNE -- "As I've described many times before in this space, Apple's core competency is finding common but horrible content consumption experiences and replacing them with awesome, Apple-designed experiences."
So writes Mike Elgan, long-time editor of Windows magazine, who has seen the light and now contributes to Leander Kahney's Cult of Mac.
The horrible content consumption experience to which MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2012 6:54 AM ET
The social network is testing out ways to give children safe and legal access; why the TV business may be on the verge of collapse.
Facebook explores giving kids access [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking site under parental supervision, a step that could help the company tap a new pool of users for revenue but also inflame MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 4, 2012 1:04 PM ET
Why is Apple fighting so hard to keep two-year-old court records sealed?
FORTUNE -- The first thing you learned when you sat down with Steve Jobs was that the interview was off the record. And it stayed off the record. No matter how innocuous the quote, no matter how much time had passed, Apple (AAPL) public relations wouldn't let you use it.
So it doesn't surprise me to learn from a story MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2012 6:39 AM ET
The New York Times uses Apple as a lens to look at the loopholes in corporate tax codes
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL), like every other company in America, from Amazon (AMZN) to Google (GOOG), uses every loophole it can find -- and at least one it apparently invented -- to avoid paying a penny more than it has to in corporate taxes.
According to a front-page story in Sunday's New York Times, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2012 6:39 AM ET
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"I don't think you understand. We can't treat newspapers or magazines any differently than we treat FarmVille." -- Apple (AAPL) senior vice president Eddy Cue on the company's 30% revenue cut via iTunes (The Wall Street Journal)
* Zynga's (ZNGA) contributions to Facebook's overall revenues declined from 19% last year to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 24, 2012 3:30 AM ET
Why would a stock like Apple fall 10% just before quarterly earnings are due?
MONDAY 4:00 p.m. UPDATE: Throw another -4.15% on the barbie. One analyst called today's selloff "panic profit taking."
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I think it may be time once again to dust off Jason Schwarz' classic blog post: Apple: Seven Reasons Shorts Love It.
Apple's (AAPL) shares, in case you missed it, took a drubbing last week, falling $38.77 (6%) in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 16, 2012 7:40 AM ET
Watching TV and movies at home doesn't mean having to shell out a lot for cable. At least, not anymore.
FORTUNE -- For years, access to a large selection of TV and movie content meant shelling out for cable. If you wanted premium content from channels like HBO or Showtime, there were extra fees, and if you sought to record those shows via DVR, you paid more still. When all was MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 20, 2012 11:23 AM ET
The hardware is the easy part. The trick is to get Hollywood on board
"Apple enters markets to reinvent them," wrote Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster in a note to clients Tuesday reiterating his oft-repeated conviction that Apple's (AAPL) next big thing is an Apple-branded television set.
To be sure, Munster has scaled back his expectations since he predicted that the company would sell 6.6 million Apple TV set-top boxes in 2009 and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2012 7:02 AM ET
As rumors of a "real" Apple TV heat up, ideas that could upend the industry resurface
In late 2009, the Wall Street Journal ran a story that sent shivers through the television industry.
Quoting unnamed sources familiar with Apple's (AAPL) negotiations, the Journal reported that CBS (CBS) and ABC (DIS) were seriously considering Steve Jobs' plan to offer TV subscriptions over the Internet.
One form those subscriptions might take, according to these sources, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 28, 2011 4:23 PM ET
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* Facebook, which is inching closer to an IPO, reached a settlement with the FTC after the federal government accused the social networking champ of engaging in "unfair and deceptive" practices regarding privacy, including the act of making user information public without warning or consent. Facebook will now MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 30, 2011 10:30 AM ET
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