A guide for shoppers who can't wait for the lines to subside
As you may have heard, Apple's (AAPL) new and improved iPad 2 goes on sale in the U.S. Friday at 5 p.m. local time.
Unlike the first model, which was initially available only through Apple's retail stores and selected Best Buy outlets, buyers this year have choices -- more than 10,000 of them, each with their pros and cons. They MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 8, 2011 7:35 AM ET
Despite fierce competition, iTunes commanded a 64% share of the (legal) market in 2010
The online movie market may be Apple's (AAPL) to lose, but it hasn't lost it yet.
According to an IHS Screen Digest report issued Monday by iSuppli, the iTunes Store's share of the U.S. market for downloaded movies (see below re streaming) fell nearly 10 points last year, from 74.4% in 2009 to 64.5% in 2010.
But as IHS MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2011 3:08 PM ET
A long time coming, the combined efforts of major players and successful startups have irrevocably changed the way consumers shop.
In the tech world, 2010 will be remembered for a few newsworthy events. The iPad launched last spring and took tablets mainstream. In August, sales of Android devices trumped iPhone sales for the first time. And just several weeks ago, the industry eagerly witnessed Google's (GOOG) jaw-dropping (and rejected) bid for Groupon.
Behind MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 20, 2010 5:00 AM ET
Major retailers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot are battling the web sites that post their ads early, but they may have to shoulder some of that blame.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
Next week brings more than one American tradition: Thanksgiving turkey followed by a rush of frenzied bargain-hunters at the malls on Black Friday.
Unfortunately for some retailers, the Internet has added a new layer to the tradition: their ads posted and MORENov 19, 2010 12:41 PM ET
The company finally has enough iPhone 4s in stock -- just in time for the Christmas rush
From the day it launched the iPhone 4 in June, Apple (AAPL) has ramping up production, trying to get supplies to the point where they could meet demand.
The company reached that point of retail equilibrium last week, when shipping delays in its online store, which had been listed at 3 weeks from June through MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2010 10:38 AM ET
The high-quality streaming service comes to the cross-platform home theater app.
In another coup for VUDU, the startup Wal-Mart (WMT) acquired back in February for over $100 million, Boxee announced today that the high-quality video-on-demand service will appear on Boxee Box, a dedicated $199 set-top box launching next month, as well as the Boxee app.
"It rounds out our movie offering," says Andrew Kippen, Vice President of Marketing for Boxee. "We have MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 28, 2010 10:55 AM ET
Measured by market capitalization, it is second only to Exxon Mobil among U.S. companies
At the close of market Wednesday, Apple's (AAPL) share price stood at $244.11, down $1.11 (0.45%) for the day. Microsoft (MSFT), on the other hand, closed at $25.01, down $1.06 (4.07%).
Why is this significant? Because Apple's market capitalization ($221.36 billion) just overtook Microsoft's ($219.35) for the first time in 20 years, making it the second most MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 26, 2010 4:43 PM ET
Consumer Reports ranks its stores above the rest despite high prices and limited selection
You might think that the best place to buy a cell phone is from the store that has the biggest selection or the lowest price or a connection to the carrier you'll be using.
But you would be wrong, according to the June issue of Consumer Reports. Based on a survey of 11,000 online subscribers, the magazine gave MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 12, 2010 12:04 PM ET
There is a race going on right now among software companies to become the Facebook for the workplace. Jockeying for position are behemoths like IBM (IBM), giants in-waiting like Saleforce.com (CRM), and a slew of smaller companies including Greenplum, Jive, LinkedIn, and Socialcast among others.
With its recently announced acquisition of CubeTree, you can now add SuccessFactors (SFSF) to the list of contenders, and one likely to move to the front MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - May 10, 2010 2:38 PM ET
With its market cap at $213.9 billion, only two U.S. companies are bigger than Apple
Here's one way to measure Apple's (AAPL) progress in March, a month in which its stock price set 11 all-time highs.
On March 9, a few days after the company announced the iPad's ship date, Apple's market capitalization (share price times shares outstanding) was $198.5 billion, making it one of the five most valuable U.S. companies, right MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 31, 2010 6:34 AM ET
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