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Apple Pulls Even With Samsung in Smartphone Shipments

In the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sold 74.5 million iPhones, just 600,000 fewer than Samsung Electronics’ total of 75.1 million. A year ago Samsung sold over ...
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How Much Did Apple Sales Hurt Samsung?

In a note published on Tuesday, research firm Canalys said that for the first time ever Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the leading smartphone seller in China in the fourth ...
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An iPhone for Nearly Everyone in Iran

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sold 74.5 million iPhones as part of a quarter that has been described as the largest for any company based on net income in the history of ...
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Did Apple Sell 70 Million iPhones?

Analysts up and down the Street expect Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to report big numbers on Tuesday when the company reveals its first fiscal-quarter results. There are two main reasons ...
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How Much Could BlackBerry Fetch in a Buyout?

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) is a company that has so far just refused to die. Its market share has dwindled to the league of irrelevant versus iPhone and Android, but ...
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Apple Holds Lead as Top US Smartphone

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) held the U.S. market share lead among smartphone manufacturers in the three months ending in November. Its share was 41.8%. Apple handily held off its major ...
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Chinese Gamers Will Wait Longer for Sony PlayStation 4 Intro

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) said in a statement Thursday that the scheduled January 11 launch of the company’s PlayStation 4 in China has been delayed. A new date has not ...
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Tablet Users Expected to Pass a Billion This Year

Worldwide, tablet users will pass 1 billion this year, according to a study by research firm eMarketer. What the research does not make clear is the exact role that the ...
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Shopping Drove Mobile App Usage in 2014

The overall growth rate in 2014 for mobile app usage was 76%, a startlingly large number on its own. But the really big growth came in the use of shopping ...
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Why One Analyst Is Overly Bullish on Ambarella

Canaccord Genuity’s Mike Ramsay released a report Tuesday morning on his thoughts about the future of Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA). The direction of the report is that the company has ...
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Lithium Battery Is Tech Product of 2014

It sits in consumer devices from portable games to flashlights to toys to cameras, using among the most widely used technology in American. It is the lithium battery. Tech developments have ...
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Apple Wins Race for Global Holiday Sales

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) ability to beat back the rise of Samsung and of Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android operating system was on full display as new research showed it ...
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Apple’s Short Interest Plummets

Maybe the market has reacted so sharply to the rise in Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock that short sellers of the shares have abandoned them in droves. The drop in ...
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Was Keurig Recall Totally Overblown?

It would have been difficult on Tuesday to locate a media outlet that did not have the story regarding the recall of more than 7 million coffeemakers by Keurig Green ...
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Keurig Recalls Millions of Coffeemakers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall of more than 7 million coffeemakers made by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) between 2009 and 2014. The ...
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