It's been one-year since the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and some worry the magic Jobs brought to the company is wearing off. James Brehm, Compass Intelligence, and Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, discuss.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5- Consumer Reports, the influential reviewers' group that blasted the iPhone 4 for a faulty antenna, on Friday gave Apple Inc's latest smartphone a thumbs-up despite echoing widespread complaints about its patchy mapping service.
Although it's not flawless or as good as Google's maps app on Android phones, Apple's new offering on the iPhone got me where I needed to go _ for the most part. I've used Google's Android app since it was released three years ago.
*Fred Hassan to become nonexecutive chairman in January. By Jessica Wohl and Phil Wahba. Oct 5- Avon Products Inc.
Cybercrime is becoming increasingly commonplace and insidious and yet, time and time again, corporate America appears ill-prepared.
The shopping experts at dealnews.com studied what happened last year and they expect many popular electronic items to be at their lowest prices ever during what they call the “Black Friday Season” – mid-November to Cyber Monday.
Without visionary leader Steve Jobs to guide Apple, how long can the magic ride last? A year after Jobs' death, that question is on many minds.
For many people, Apple remains a unique investment. Apple Sanity is an invite-only online group of 600 retail investors linked together around the world.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. The SOTS crew discusses Jobs' impact on the technology sector and how his successor has fared in the last year.
*Fred Hassan to become nonexecutive chairman in January. Oct 5- Avon Products Inc said Executive Chairman Andrea Jung, who was replaced as chief executive officer in April, would step down from the board at the end of 2012, ending what became a tumultuous tenure in recent years and sending the company's shares up nearly 6 percent.
VIENNA, Oct 5- Uncertainty over a controversial merger is expected to delay an auction for Austria's fourth-generation telecoms frequencies until next September, potentially leaving the pioneer in mobile technology among the last European countries to have faster networks.
*Samsung Electronics reported a record quarterly profit of $7.3 billion, nearly double last year's figure, as strong sales of high-end TVs and Galaxy smartphones more than offset reduced orders for chips and screens from Apple Inc, its main rival and leading customer.
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the September unemployment report; the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death; and more.
LONDON, Oct 5-* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500 slipping by 0.1 percent, while the Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 futures contracts rose around 0.1 percent.
*LG Display falls after brokerage downgrade. SEOUL, Oct 5- Seoul shares edged up on Friday after bellwether Samsung Electronics. Shares in Samsung Electronics, which makes up over 15 percent of the benchmark KOSPI.
TOKYO, Oct 5- Sony Corp said it has halted sales of its Xperia tablet PCs, a month after its launch, after discovering gaps between the screen and the case that make some of the machines susceptible to water damage.
TOKYO, Oct 5- Sony Corp has halted sales of its Xperia tablet PCs, which the Japanese electronics firm launched to compete with Apple Inc's iPads, after finding some models had low water resistance, Jiji News Agency said on Friday.
HELSINKI, Oct 5- A senior Nokia executive in charge of product marketing has left the company, after a launch event last month for the company's new Lumia smartphones disappointed investors. He spoke to media last month when Nokia unveiled the Lumia 920, a top-of-the-range smartphone using Windows software.
Rob Bratby, Managing Partner, Olswang Asia, says the legal dispute between Samsung and Apple will eventually result in a settlement and a global cross licensing deal.
**LG DISPLAY FALLS MORE THAN 4 PCT** Shares in LG Display fell more than 4 percent after a local brokerage cut its outlook for the South Korean flat-screen maker, citing its weakening earnings momentum in the fourth quarter.