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Four years ago, when I first starting writing about Foxconn, it was almost impossible to get a photo of the factory workers who assemble 40% of the world's electronic devices.
Now, 18 suicides, two fatal explosions, an off-Broadway show and a New York Times exposé later, Foxconn has opened the factory where Apple's (AAPL) iPads MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2012 12:01 PM ET
Down 6% in 2011, that's where, according to the NPD Group
If it weren't for tablets and mobile phones, 2011 would have been a miserable year for the U.S. consumer electronics industry.
Total U.S. retail sales for the year were $144 billion, down 1% from 2010, according to a report issued Monday by the NPD Group.
That might not sound too bad. But sales of PCs, TVs and video game hardware were all down, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2012 10:13 AM ET
Between them, Samsung and Apple are sucking up 91% of the winnings
Asymco's Horace Dediu on Friday updated his quarterly review of mobile phone profits, and the news for everybody but Apple (AAPL) just gets worse.
As the iPhone's share of the market in terms of units shipped has grown from 3% in second quarter of 2010 to 8.7% last quarter, Apple's share of the profits has swelled from 39% to 75%.
Dediu's chart of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 3, 2012 8:20 AM ET
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* If the flurry of recent reports prove correct, Facebook could file for an IPO later today, seeking to raise up to $5 billion. (CNNMoney)
* Amazon (AMZN) announced its latest earnings and while revenues climbed 35% to nearly $17.4 billion, the figure was at least a billion dollars less than MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 1, 2012 9:10 AM ET
From a 14.3% share of the global market in September to a 20.3% share in December
A note to clients issued Tuesday by Canaccord Genuity's T. Michael Walkley had good news and bad news for Apple (AAPL) investors.
The bad news, which we reported here, was that he expects sales of Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire to cut sharply into the iPad's dominance of the worldwide market for tablet computers, reducing its unit MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 7, 2011 8:03 AM ET
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"Yeah, Google's a great company, and I think we want to look at and learn from everything that they do. But at the same time, people have shared a lot on Facebook and have already told a lot of their life story on Facebook. And we think that we have MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 5, 2011 1:19 AM ET
Only "money" and "clothes" scored higher in an annual pre-holiday survey
For 22 years, Piper Jaffray researchers have been asking American teenagers what they want for Christmas, and for the past four years Apple (AAPL) products have been moving steadily up the wish lists.
All told, according to a note to clients issued Monday by senior research analyst Gene Munster, 11.2% of the 5,700 teenagers surveyed this fall named one Apple product MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 28, 2011 6:29 AM ET
Your chance to register a preference before Steve Jobs, the movie, is cast
Sony (SNE) has reportedly picked up the film rights to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, and according to the Hollywood rumor mill two ER veterans -- George Clooney and Noah Wyle -- are in the running to play the title role.
Clooney, of course, has the edge in box office appeal. But Wyle looks more like Apple's (AAPL) late co-founder MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2011 6:27 AM ET
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* As an active Facebook user, you may have noticed News Feed updates describing which news stories your friends recently read via apps like The Washington Post's Social Reader or songs they listened to from say, Spotify. But is this form of "automatic sharing" simply the next logical step, or is MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 21, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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"Over half of the U.S. doesn't pay anything for music each year." -- Pandora CTO Tom Conrad (JP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 11, 2011 10:42 AM ET
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