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Apple Picked as World’s Favorite Company

In a study that ranks "perceived strength" of companies rather than their financial performance, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) took the top spot. Research firm Future Brand described it selection methodology this ...
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Companies With the Best (and Worst) Reputations

Automaker Volkswagen now has the worst reputation of any major company in the United States. E-retailer Amazon.com has the best reputation, and Apple moved into second place, beating rival Samsung, ...
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Virtual Reality Picks for the 21st Century

Three-dimensional film and television repeatedly have tried to find their way into the mainstream, but a few highlights aside, like the film "Avatar," it has never happened on a large ...
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Wal-Mart Sells Apple, Samsung at Big Discounts

It didn't take long for the price of the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone SE to drop from $400 to $300. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will sell the ...
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Sales of Curved-Screen TVs to Double in 2016

Worldwide shipments of curved-screen TV monitors totaled 900,000 in 2015 and are expected to double to total shipments of 1.8 million in 2016. The pricey devices have become very popular ...
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Cheap iPhone Will Damage Apple’s Image

The press reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) may release a version of the iPhone called the iPhone SE. Based on speculation, or a furtive look at the product, its ...
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Fossil Wearables: Too Much, Too Late?

Fashion accessory maker Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) announced Tuesday morning that the company plans to introduce more than 100 new wearable products under eight different brands in time for the ...
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Which Apple Suppliers Are Most at Risk From a Failed iPhone Launch?

A quick look at Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) 2015 supplier list shows that the vast majority of its widely revered supply chain is based out of Asia. China, Japan, Taiwan ...
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Apple’s US Smartphone Rankings Rise in December

For the three-month period ending in January, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added 0.3% share of the U.S. smartphone subscriber market and now leads all original equipment manufacturers with a 43.6% ...
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Apple iPhone Q4 Market Share Now Trails Samsung

Worldwide smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 rose 9.7% to 403 million units. While unit sales were high, growth was the slowest since the same quarter in 2008. ...
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Apple’s US Smartphone Subscribers Slide Further in December

For the three-month period ending in December, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) lost 0.7% share of the U.S. smartphone subscriber market, and it led all original equipment manufacturers with a 42.9% ...
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Smartphone Sales Rise 12% in 2015 to Reach 1.4 Billion

Global smartphone shipments reached a level of about one-sixth of the global population last year. Shipments rose 12% to 1.4 billion. While the number is impressive, the growth rate has ...
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Apple’s US Smartphone Subscriber Share Trimmed

For the three-month period ending in October, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) lost 0.9% share of the U.S. smartphone subscriber market and now leads all original equipment makers (OEMs) with a ...
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Apple Global Smartphone Sales to Close in on Samsung

The remarkable success of the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 series and the new smartphones it likely will release in 2016 should allow its sales to close rapidly ...
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7 of Top 10 Smartphone Vendors Based in China

For the first six months of 2015, only three non-China-based firms were included in the list of the world’s top 10 smartphone makers. The lone U.S.-based company to make the ...
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