Gettin' an awful lot of name-calling outrage online the past few days for my supposedly tough stance on Apple and Antennagate. The iPhone devotees say I'm biased, I'm clueless, I'm an Apple-basher.
I never believed in the "V"-shaped recovery. I was more with Lee Cooperman's square-root design of an economic graph. It looks to me like that is the best we can now hope for.
Today's six stocks worth watching.
Apple held a rare news conference on Friday to address complaints about reception issues with its iPhone 4 smartphone.
The enthusiasm of those faithful to Apple’s products is the envy of many. It was a company that many thought could do no wrong, but it is now one on the defense and for good reason. Looks like innovation sometimes runs into bumps like inadequately tested products. And now Apple is paying the price for a phone with issues.
It's clear that the company stands behind the product, as is, and Jobs alludes to the sales numbers thus far: their more immediate problem—meeting the demand.
Limbaugh launched a passionate defense of Apple and its iPhone 4 on his syndicated radio program Thursday, saying he "had no reception problems" with the one he recently purchased.
Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?
The funny business of cell phones signals. Consumer Reports says you may need a little duct tape on your iPhone 4 to guard against dropped calls. Sound like a step backward? What about a cellphone signal that may fail in the middle of a large building?
If you had to name a company that symbolizes exemplary customer experience, superb brand management and cutting edge products, Apple wouldn't be too far from the top of most people's lists. Which is why it's been so surprising to find the company squandering its reputation for all these things over a relatively minor flaw with the new iPhone.
Tyco's acquisition is to further its broadband connectivity exposure. In addition, the company released its preliminary earnings report.
But the company could still make a big comeback.
Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.
China's soaring labor costs, a stronger currency and rising housing prices threaten to increase the cost of making electronics. The New York Times reports.
Management can use all the smoke and mirrors it wants. The fact remains that Yahoo's stock price is just a temporary stop to some lower destination.
Funny thing about principles: They tend to carry much more weight when they're stuck to and not merely a matter of convenience. Google backtracking in China might be a business decision, but this late in its game of Chinese Chicken, it might come at a steep cost.
The key to success with social media is to outline a strategy which considers the amount of time you can realistically dedicate each day to your online marketing efforts, writes the author of the new book, Networking Like A Pro.
On a day of widespread losses, Verizon stock briefly popped Tuesday on reports that it will offer an Apple iPhone in January of next year.
When it comes to Apple and the iPhone launch, and even AT&T , it turns out you really can argue with success.
I spent last week not far from there in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the most important observation I can make about the trip relates to the country’s efforts to spur technological innovation and encourage direct foreign investment in Russia.
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