The tech giant faces difficulties ahead as the chip market changes. Here's what the company's next leader must do.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Anyone care to run an $54 billion-a-year tech giant? Anyone have any good ideas how to get it growing again? Intel is looking for a new CEO to take the reins at the Silicon Valley icon next May, when Paul Otellini steps down from the job.
Since Otellini became MOREDec 5, 2012 7:27 AM ET
A deeper look at the surge in Black Friday shopping by smartphone and tablet
FORTUNE -- One of the paradoxes of IBM's Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping report was that Apple (AAPL) mobile devices -- especially the iPad -- led the surge in online shopping, and not the Android devices that have been steadily gaining market share.
Over the weekend, Asymco's Horace Dediu took a closer look at IBM's data, which he's been tracking MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 26, 2012 8:01 AM ET
A survey compared sales at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in the Mall of America
FORTUNE -- On Saturday we posted side-by-side videos showing Black Friday shopping activity at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in Lone Tree, Colo. The videos left the impression that there was a lot less shopping going in the Microsoft Store.
Thanks to Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray, we can support that impression MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 26, 2012 6:05 AM ET
Suspect reportedly helping detectives search Long Island for a truck full of stolen iPads
FORTUNE -- He's been called "bonehead," "Dumbfellas" and the "less-than-master-mind" behind the theft of 3,600 iPad minis Monday night from the JFK cargo building that was the site of the 1978 Lufthansa heist featured in "Goodfellas."
Court papers filed Friday in Brooklyn show that one Renel Rene Richardson has been arrested by the FBI and charged with acting MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 18, 2012 8:34 AM ET
Beats waiting in line at the Apple Store, says the New York Post
FORTUNE -- A gang of thieves Monday night made off with 3,600 Pad minis that had just arrived at JFK Airport from China.
According to Thursday's New York Post, the gang struck shortly before midnight, using one of the airport's own forklifts to load two pallets containing 1,800 tablets each onto a tractor trailer. They might have made off with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2012 10:34 AM ET
A survey suggests that Windows PCs, not 10-inch iPads, will be its primary victim
FORTUNE -- The day after the iPad mini was unveiled, Cowen's Matthew Hoffman wrote that he expected Apple's (AAPL) latest tablet to be "largely cannibalistic" -- eating directly into the sales of Apple's 10-inch iPad -- and he trimmed his iPad sales estimates accordingly.
But to be certain, he ordered a survey of 1,225 Americans to gauge their MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2012 7:25 AM ET
Suggested gifts on Apple's online store range from $30 to $500
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) must think Americans are feeling pretty flush this holiday season. With only 10 days to go before the madness of Black Friday, it posted a holiday gift guide Tuesday featuring some pretty pricy presents.
Topping the page is the new iPad mini starting at $329. Given that Americans spent an average of $705 on presents last Christmas, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 13, 2012 11:19 AM ET
PolitiFact would have given the company's assertions a "pants on fire" rating
FORTUNE -- Many Apple (AAPL) aficionados got a kick out of the company's impudent response to a London High Court's order that it "clear the fog" it created by suing Samsung in the U.K. for allegedly copying the iPad's design -- a lawsuit it lost both in trial and appeal.
Ordered to post a two-paragraph corrective on its website and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 12, 2012 12:50 PM ET
With Apple trading below $550, Brian White's price target still stands at $1,100
FORTUNE -- Of all the sell-side analysts who have stuck their necks out on Apple (AAPL) -- and with a mean price target or $667, there are plenty -- none is further out on a limb than Topeka Capital's Brian White. He set a 12-month target of $1,100 a share last April and hasn't budged since.
On Thursday, with Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 8, 2012 10:49 AM ET
"Time to sell or time to buy? There's probably an app for that."
FORTUNE -- ABC News Nightline weighed in Wednesday night on the recent decline in Apple's (AAPL) share price.
Bulls and bears, I suspect, will both find something not to like in the report. The line that raised my eyebrows highest:
"Even Microsoft, long ago left in Apple's dust, has a new exciting tablet called the Surface nudging for attention and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 8, 2012 8:33 AM ET
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