The first video shows a queue three city blocks long for Japan's post-tsunami launch
Earthquakes, a tsunami and a few nuclear meltdowns don't seem to have cooled the ardor of Japanese Apple (AAPL) enthusiasts for the iPad 2, which launched Thursday after a five week postponement.
The first customers took their place on line at 8 p.m. Wednesday and withstood a night of heavy rain, according to the Wall Street Journal. A MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 28, 2011 11:00 AM ET
A curated selection of the weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.
Dell CEO Michael Dell sat down with The Wall Street Journal to reflect upon the path his company has taken since he co-founded it in his dorm room some 26 years ago. Among the areas discussed: how the tablet's meteoric success surprised him, why Android tablets will pass MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 25, 2011 6:30 AM ET
If she dared develop an Android device, says an expert tracking the latest patent suits
"Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple's innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple's valuable intellectual property rights."
Strong language for something as dry as a patent and trademark infringement suit, but that's the kind of rhetoric Apple (AAPL) legal used MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2011 6:26 AM ET
Rumors have it coming any time between late June and early 2012. Does it matter? Um, yes.
In early spring the folks who obsess about Apple (AAPL) are usually busy speculating about what features to expect in the next iteration of the iPhone -- a game neatly summarized in an infographic produced by the French site Nowhere Else, from which the image at right was taken.
But this year, reports that there MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 12, 2011 11:02 AM ET
Its acquisition of Next New Network is just the start.
Google (GOOG) has always cut a pretty clear line between "organizing the world's information" and creating it. However, a recent significnt purchase of Next New Network and a report by the Wall Street Journal today seem to indicate that Google is now forging ahead in creating its own content.
The company is planning changes to the homepage that would highlight sets of channels around MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 6, 2011 4:37 PM ET
Some long-term Apple investors view Nasdaq's rebalancing as a rare buying opportunity
With news guaranteed to roil the stock markets, the Wall Street Journal reported shortly after midnight Tuesday that Nasdaq OMX is set to announce a major rebalancing of its closely followed Nasdaq-100 index. According to the Journal:
"The move could mean significant selling pressure on Apple shares by money managers tracking the index. Because of the way the index MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 5, 2011 6:50 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.
"Apple is great if you've got a lot of money and live on an island. It's not so great if you have to exist in a diverse, open, connected enterprise; simple things become quite complex." -- Andy Lark, Dell global head of marketing (CIO Australia)In an interview with CIO MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 30, 2011 10:00 AM ET
There is a difference between "quite small" and "quite smooth"
My colleague Seth Weintraub hit a nerve -- and stirred a fierce debate -- Thursday with a post entitled Steve Jobs' reality distortion takes its toll on truth, in which he called Apple's (AAPL) CEO to task for what Weintraub saw as three deliberate distortions in Jobs' iPad 2 keynote:
Claiming that the iPad 2 is the first dual-core tablet to ship MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 5, 2011 5:23 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning.
Alibaba.com, which recently lost its CEO and COO over fraudulent company activity, elected Jonathan Lu, who led the company's efforts with the payment service Alipay, to take over the top executive spot. In a company-wide email, Lu urged employees to "forge ahead" and said he MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 24, 2011 7:50 AM ET
A curated selection of the long weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning.Major executive shakedown over at Chinese business-to-business service Alibaba.com. CEO David Wei and COO Elvis Lee took responsibility and resigned over fraudulent company activity that they were reportedly not involved in. An internal probe found that 2,000-plus vendors on the e-commerce site submitted fake business MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 22, 2011 5:00 AM ET
|GM's recalled Cobalt was a failure from the start|
|Michaels hack hit 3 million|
|Why you should pay off your car loan ASAP|
|Americans have fallen in love with real estate once again|
|Walmart offers cheaper money wire service|