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"The rules of the game changed in really 2007, 2008 and 2009, and everybody is trying to figure out how they adapt to that environment," Raymond said.
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The highly anticipated move marks the end of a five-year agreement of exclusivity between Apple and AT&T, the New York Times reports.
By adding Apple's iPhone 4 to Verizon's smartphone base, which currently generates about $100 roughly per customer, this will "jump dramatically and deliver significant value to our shareholders," Lowell McAdam, president of Verizon Communications, told CNBC on Tuesday.
This was a live blog from New York City's Rose Theatre where Verizon announced it will begin selling the Apple iPhone in its stores February, 2011. You can read how the announcement unfolded by reading from the bottom to the top.
The deal to bring the iPhone to Verizon is a big one. Verizon customers have been waiting for years, and the company should see a boost in the number of subscribers that it adds.
Verizon is set to offer an iPhone, cranking up the fight over smartphones, which can mean millions of dollars in revenue for wireless companies, the New York Times reports.
There were big buyers of the Verizon Jan '11 37-strike calls, with investors wagering that Verizon stock will close above $37.25 by the third week in January.
The Consumer Electronics Show proved to be a lot more vibrant than I expected. The buzz going in was that everything was “me, too,” and nothing innovative would be being shown. Instead, the press conferences jumped the gun and were early by a day, and the show itself was mobbed. It turned out to be a banner year for product introductions and excitement.
As Goldman Sachs pours $450 million into Facebook, Japan, with a large and growing online advertising market, is a big hole in Facebook’s global fabric, the New York Times reports.
Concerned by the wave of requests for customer data from law enforcement agencies, Google last year set up an online tool showing the frequency of these requests in various countries. In the first half of 2010, it counted more than 4,200 in the United States. The New York Times reports.
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Corning is making its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) debut this year. And though it's a newcomer, it's one of the most talked about and prevalent companies at the convention. This year the CES is focused largely on touch screen tablets and smart phones, and Corning makes the material—called Gorilla Glass-that encases nearly all these devices.
With a slew of new product offerings, 3D will continue its assault at retail this year. LG, Samsung and Panasonic all plan to include the technology in a wider array of products— most importantly in TV sets and Blu-ray players that aren’t being aimed at the high-end, early adopter audience.
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Apple rolled out its new Mac App Store, in an effort to steal some buzz from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It officially went online on Thursday morning with Apple releasing a software update for the Snow Leopard OS.
With Apple having paved the way for tablets last year, 2011 is when the competition is hoping to chip away at the company’s dominance in the category. It’s going to be a tough fight, though.
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