SEOUL, Oct 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's profit is seen weakening further in the third-quarter, underscoring the downturn in its market-leading smartphone business and piling pressure on the firm to deliver a revamped product lineup. Analysts and investors say Samsung's days of massive smartphone-driven earnings are over, as Apple Inc grabs the lion's...» Read More
It's sounds almost simplistic to say that Oracle's spacer shares will only move tonight after the company reports its fourth quarter earnings with a sizeable surprise, either to the up or downside. And some analysts I'm talking to say that surprise, to the upside, is indeed a real possibility.
Steve Jobs did report to work today, as I suggested in an earlier post, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, according to employees who have seen him on campus.
It struck me, as it did so many of you, in reading the Apple press release about iPhone 3GS sales this past weekend, a notable quote from Steve Jobs. A simple sentence, espousing nothing more different than anything Jobs has said before: iPhone is great, App Store is great, Apple is great.
Investors, start-ups and major corporations are pouring money into services that make it easier to use cellphones to buy goods and transfer money, the New York Times reports.
Let the controversies, speculation and navel-gazing begin anew as it relates to Steve Jobs, Apple, health, disclosure, fiduciary responsibility, who knew what and when and where do we all go from here.
All this talk this week about the coming iPhone 3GS and lost in the noise was a major development for SiriusXM Radio, and something users have been clamoring for
Piper Jaffray is admitting that its initial estimate of 500,000 iPhone 3GS handsets might have been too conservative. Gene Munster published a note this afternoon based on admittedly non-scientific data, but useful information nonetheless.
So just how busy is Apple's flagship San Francisco store? By 915aPDT, 354 customers had come in to buy their iPhone 3GS's. Not bad for a little more than 2 hours of sales. Three hours later, at 1215pPDT, that number had swollen to 647.
To say that Apple's iPhone 3GS is living up to its advanced billing is an understatement. Outside this flagship Apple store in San Francisco, the line has stretched a few hundred deep consistently for the last several hours. Apple even offered free coffee and bagels for those here.
So you gotta wonder whether Research in Motion's lighter than expected Blackberry sales and subscription sign-ups are a sign of sluggishness in the smart phone sector? Or whether this could be a sign that Apple's iPhone is starting to chip away at RIM's success in the marketplace.
Investors typically look to small cap stocks as the leaders out of a recession. More nimble than their large-cap counterparts, small cap companies are quicker to adapt during both economic downturns and periods of recovery.
After two years, the iPhone’s designers have finally gotten around to providing some basic functions. The result is a great leap forward for the iPhone, says David Pogue.
This is a big day for Research in Motion as it prepares to release its first quarter earnings, and with Apple's iPhone 3GS debuting tomorrow, a big week for the wireless sector.
Apple has stopped taking iPhone 3GS pre-order reservations with promised delivery for Friday, June 19 at apple.com so the company can make sure it has enough inventory at its 211 US retail stores as well as other partners including AT&T and Best Buy outlets.
The Walt Disney Co. is no stranger to the consumer electronics business, enjoying big success with its Hannah Montana MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs and the like. But today's entry into the netbook arena is the company's most ambitious plan yet to seize on the success of electronics and a consumer's insatiable need for gadgets.
As we head toward the release date for Apple's next big iPhone, the 3GS, pundits and experts are stepping forward with some pretty robust sales estimates.
With tensions beginning to broil on the streets of Tehran, impeded journalists and citizens looking to get their messages out to the world are relying on the micro-blogging site Twitter, where even 140-character messages can carry some impact on the world's stage.
Since Sunday's blog reports of widespread iPhone pre-order sell-outs, and hand-wringing by Apple faithful that their pockets would remain empty of the new 3GS because of pre-order mania, several of you have written in to school me as to why. And it's a fascinating look at the relationship between Apple and its carrier and its other distribution partners.
As Iran's government cracks down on traditional media after the country's disputed presidential election, tech-savvy Iranians have turned to the microblogging site Twitter.
Quick, how many blogs have you read since yesterday suggesting that pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 3GS have been so robust, that they're already sold out? Boy Genius Report had that news yesterday. InformationWeek is reporting that Apple and AT&T have both already sold out of their launch day pre-order units. Not quite.