FORTUNE -- There are several curious findings in Localytics' attached chart comparing the post-Black Friday/Cyber Monday presence of various devices on its analytics network with their presence the previous week.
That Apple's (AAPL) new iPad Air grew the most (51%) is not terribly surprising. But who would have guessed that...
METHODOLOGY: For this report, Localytics compared more than 1 million new devices in the U.S. for Black Friday weekend against the previous weekend.
The key witness turned out to be Apple's accounting expert.
FORTUNE -- The Apple v. Samsung jury that awarded Apple $290 million in damages Thursday has started to talk, and they're telling a pretty simple story.
According to two jurors who spoke to Bloomberg News, the jury took its cues from one particularly credible Apple (AAPL) witness -- a Chicago CPA named Julie Davis who offered them a clear roadmap to a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 22, 2013 11:38 AM ET
The original $1.05 billion damage award has now been whittled down to about $930 million.
FORTUNE -- Apple wanted $380 million. Samsung said it owed no more than $52 million. On Thursday, after a six day trial and a couple days of deliberation, a jury awarded Apple (AAPL) $290 million -- about 75% of what it asked for.
So ends the partial retrial of Apple v. Samsung, the patent infringement trial that resulted MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2013 4:48 PM ET
Claims a Patent Office decision "calls into question the entire jury verdict in this trial."
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, Samsung's lawyers interrupted Apple v. Samsung -- the patent retrial of the century -- to demand a mistrial.
Apple's (AAPL) chief counsel had played the race card, they claimed, when he compared what Samsung was doing to Apple in smartphones to what foreign manufacturers (i.e. Asians) had done to American-made televisions.
On Wednesday, as the jury MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2013 10:57 AM ET
If you ignore China and count Nokia, RIM, Motorola, LG and HTC as "negative profits."
FORTUNE -- According to Canaccord Genuity's Michael Walkley, Apple (AAPL) and Samsung managed last quarter to split all the world's profits in mobile phones -- 56% Apple and 53% Samsung -- and come up with a total of more than 100%.
That only makes sense if you accept two premises:
That money lost in a market should be treated MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 16, 2013 12:17 PM ET
Apple's iPad now trails Android in both units shipped AND revenues, says Morgan Stanley.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) investors have long taken comfort in the fact that even if its share of tablet shipments fell behind Android's in a particular quarter, the company still took home the lion's share of tablet revenues.
That's no longer true, says Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty.
Working from the tracking numbers IDC released two weeks ago -- which MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2013 8:27 AM ET
Wonder what the trial that starts today is all about? Florian Mueller has the answers.
FORTUNE -- Nobody covers high-tech patent litigation -- especially lawsuits involving Apple's (AAPL) patents -- more closely than FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller.
So it's probably appropriate that Mueller provide the definitive Q&A for the damages retrial that starts Tuesday in San Jose.
Click the links below for his full answers:
Q: Is this a patent trial?
A: Sort of. MORE
An Apple victory could result in the second largest patent infringement award in history.
FORTUNE -- If you thought that the one billion dollars a jury awarded Apple (AAPL) last year had been cut nearly in half, you may be forgiven. That's how most of the business press reported it.
What actually happened is that Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the big Apple v. Samsung patent infringement trial last August, "vacated" $400 million MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 8, 2013 8:34 AM ET
At Apple and HP, ad spending is flat as a percent of sales. The others are spending more.
FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu on Monday used last week's release of Apple's (AAPL) fiscal 2013 advertising budget to update the fever chart at left and to add a new chart on the right, one that compares advertising expenses as percent of sales. He notes that although by that measure Coca Cola (KO) outspends MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 4, 2013 11:58 AM ET
How exactly did Samsung overtake Apple in "overall satisfaction"?
FORTUNE -- You can hardly blame the reporters and editors who wrote all those headlines proclaiming Samsung's victory over Apple (AAPL) in J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Survey.
After all, that's what J.D. Power's press release said. Sort of.
But reporters who got their hands on the attached chart were left scratching their heads. It details Samsung's performance in the five MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2013 9:05 PM ET
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