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Smartphone Sales Cooling Off as Chinese Growth Slows

Global smartphone sales are forecast to rise by 11.3% year-over-year in 2015, a nice clip but well below the 27.6% growth in sales during 2014. Sales in China are forecast ...
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Can Apple Watch Sales Reach 40 Million?

For the most part, sales expectations for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) have been muted so far. Analysts continue to focus on iPhone sales, which are by far the largest contributor ...
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Why Analyst Changes Mind on GoPro

Analyst upgrades and downgrades help give investors the information they need for what direction a stock or company might be going. Sometimes these analyst calls get an immediate response in ...
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Why Does Apple Bother to Advertise Its Watch?

At the top of the front page of WSJ.com is an ad, and a large one, for Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) new watch. Why advertise at all, if Apple Watch ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Likes the Apple Watch but Sees Room for Improvements

Some people are still undecided on the newest product from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), but Merrill Lynch is here to help with an evaluation of the Apple Watch and where ...
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iPhone6

Best Buy and Sprint Offer $1,300 Off iPhone

One or more of the three companies involved in a $1,300 discount for an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 sold by Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) and tied to ...
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China Smartphone Sales Fall for First Time in 6 Years, Apple Surges

The economy in China may be worse than believed, or more people in the People's Republic have smartphones than was previously assumed. For the first time in six years, smartphone ...
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Women Like Apple Watch More Than Men Do

If the Apple Watch from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is going to be a raging success, that success looks like it will be driven by women. When the Apple Watch ...
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iPhone6

Apple Takes March US Smartphone Market Share From Samsung

For the three month period ending in March, Samsung Electronics lost 1.4% of market share in the U.S. smartphone market and now holds a total share of 28.3%. The Korean ...
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Why Amazon Sells Its Fire Phone for $449

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its founder Jeff Bezos never give up on anything. The Fire Phone has been a failure since it was launched. Amazon hoped that, if it could ...
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Apple Watch Sales Failure?

It was bound to happen: forecasts of poor sales of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) new smartwatch early on after is launch. This is according to a preeminent observer of Apple ...
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With an $84 Cost to Build, Apple Making Huge Profits on Watch?

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) newest release, the Apple Watch. The big question has been how this tech giant expects to make money off ...
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iPhone6

Did Apple Sell 60 Million iPhones?

Now comes the test. As Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) gets ready to announce its most recent quarterly results, the primary focus of investors will be on iPhone sales, because the ...
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Apple Watch Pre-Orders Near 1 Million

Small research firm Slice Intelligence estimates that early orders of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) new smartwatch have reached nearly a million. What is hard to tell is whether that volume ...
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Can Dogs Save Garmin?

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) is releasing a product that it hopes will put it back on the map. It is no secret that Garmin shareholders have been unimpressed -- after all the ...
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