Apple next act; why Google Hangouts are hot.
Bernstein Research: People don't want Windows phones [BOY GENIUS REPORT]
"Our research shows that for many years, poor sales of Windows-based phones stem from a deep and stable lack of consumer interest for the product," Ferragu wrote. "Despite numerous and repeated efforts of manufacturers (Nokia, but also Samsung and HTC) and Operators to develop an alternative toAndroid and Apple based on Windows, and despite the launch of numerous phones based MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 30, 2012 1:18 PM ET
AT&T's new shared data plans just won't work; why the DOJ should drop its e-books suit against Apple.
JC Penney CEO: It may get worse before it gets better [FORTUNE]
Johnson also highlighted some of the improvements he is making in the stores. He announced that JC Penney had scrapped an outdated technology infrastructure and replaced it with an Oracle-based system. The new technology will allow the company to improve the in-store MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 19, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The secret to Reddit's massive success; 3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface warrants a serious look.
YouTube's gigantic year is already here, Citi says [ALLTHINGSD]
The video site should generate more than $3.6 billion in gross revenue this year, says Citi's Mark Mahaney. After distributing some of that to partners, Google probably records net revenue of $2.4 billion, he says.
How Reddit got huge: Tons of fake accounts [MOTHERBOARD]
But in terms of power, not traffic, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 22, 2012 1:10 PM ET
Nokia to lay off thousands; what Facebook knows about you.
Microsoft manufacturing tablet to rival Apple iPad [THE WRAP]
The company has scheduled a secretive event for Monday at 3:30 p.m. June 18 in Los Angeles, where it will make a "major" announcement whose nature has not been disclosed. Even the venue has not yet been announced. But an individual with knowledge of the company said that Microsoft would introduce a Microsoft-manufactured tablet MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 15, 2012 10:48 AM ET
The company describes firing thousands and forecasting bad quarters ahead as "sharpening strategy" and "providing updates."
FORTUNE -- We all expect spin from press releases -- that's what they're for. But sometimes they go so far past spin they become worthy of note. Or of mockery. This often happens when a company has appallingly bad news to report. Today, Nokia issued a release to inform its investors that it plans to MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 14, 2012 1:47 PM ET
Apple's Tim Cook says hello: The full D10 interview [ALLTHINGSD]
While clearly playing it close to the vest, he ranged over a wide number of topics, from secrecy at Apple (it's now apparently been doubled!) to the iPhone to controversies in China to a possibly more social partnership with Facebook to more television efforts to, of course, the legacy of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, who died last year.
Microsoft 'mulled Nokia buyout, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 11, 2012 12:55 PM ET
Can the collapse of RIM, Nokia and LG be predicted down to the quarter?
FORTUNE -- Updating a chart he first posted last year (see here and here), Asymco's Horace Dediu on Monday tried to estimate how long three badly wounded veterans of the smartphone wars -- Research in Motion (RIMM), Nokia (NOK) and LG -- might survive.
He defines what he calls the "post-traumatic period" of a phone manufacturer's life as beginning with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 29, 2012 10:58 AM ET
The iPhone's "buzz" got a bump after Apple started using celebrities in its Siri ads
FORTUNE -- Some purists used the fact that Apple (AAPL) had replaced the always appealing but generally anonymous faces in its TV ads with a couple of Hollywood celebrities -- Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson -- as evidence that the company had gone to hell without Steve Jobs at the helm. (See Siri takes a star turn.)
But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2012 7:56 AM ET
The notion that the Apple has a "carrier subsidy problem" just won't die
FORTUNE -- In the summer of 2009 a Danish mobile phone analyst named John Strand issued a 105-page report entitled "The moment of truth: a portrait of the iPhone," that listed the "10 largest myths" about Apple's (AAPL) smartphone:
1) The iPhone drives data traffic into mobile operators networks
2) The iPhone helps operators attract new customers
3) The iPhone is MORE
Among the major vendors, Samsung captured 26%, HTC took 1%, and the rest lost money
FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu on Thursday updated his quarterly review of mobile phone profits, and the news for everyone but Apple (AAPL) and Samsung is not good.
Apple is in roughly the same position it was last quarter, with an 8.8% share of the market in terms of units shipped (according to IDC) and a share MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2012 7:48 AM ET
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