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Apple’s Smartphone Lead Over Huawei Falls Below 5%

The global market for new smartphones in 2017 is forecast to reach 1.44 billion units, with the top six vendors accounting for more than 70% of the volume. Market leader ...
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How Apple Is Joining the Fight Against Epilepsy

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) helped conduct a recent survey using the Apple Watch, in an effort to track, record and document seizures in participants with epilepsy. This was a 10-month ...
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Chinese 4G Users Hit 770 Million in 2016

The number of people who use connected 4G devices in China reached 770 million last year, well over two times the U.S. population. No wonder it has become a bloody ...
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How the Major Unlimited Data Plans Stack Up

It did not take long, but all the major players in the telecom industry have been whipped into a frenzy following a cascade of new unlimited data deals. Although there ...
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T-Mobile, Verizon Top Mobile Network Rankings

Now that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) have once again added unlimited data packages to their mobile phone plan options, this is a good time ...
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Would a Return of the Nokia 3310 Really Matter?

Does it seem possible that Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) could be back in the news over a phone launch — or a phone relaunch? Isn't this 2017 rather than 2007? ...
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Apple Loses Market Share in China: IDC

Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) 2016 market share in China fell by 23.2% year over year to 44.9 million units, according to data released Monday by IDC Research. The U.S. giant's ...
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Why Analysts Keep Rekindling Apple Interest

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported its first-quarter earnings this past week and absolutely shocked investors and analysts alike. Apple is the best-performing Dow stock so far in 2017, up about ...
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How High Analysts Are Chasing Apple’s Price Targets

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported its most recent quarterly earnings and absolutely blew investors and analysts away. The stock generated a return of 12.5% in 2016, but currently 2017 is ...
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Apple Tops Samsung in Global Smartphone Sales

Investors were surprised by better than expected sales of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 7 in the final quarter of last year. The strength allowed it a position it ...
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iPhone 7 Plus

What to Expect From Apple Earnings

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter financial results on Tuesday after the markets close. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $3.22 in earnings per ...
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India’s 2016 Smartphone Sales Top 46 Million; Apple Settles for 2.5 Million

India is the world's second-largest country and the largest where a large proportion of its population has yet to acquire smartphones. The installed user base is reported to top 300 million, but ...
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Which Privately Held Firms Have a Bright Outlook for 2017?

By now the 2017 outlook for all sorts of asset classes has been sliced and diced by legions of commenters. There have even been a number of prognostications related to ...
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Apple Device Activations Surge Ahead of Competition During Holidays

One measure of the holiday sales of consumer electronics is how many of the products sold are activated by owners. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) won that race hands down. The ...
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Global Mobile Payment Market Expected to Approach $800 Billion in 2017

News reports about the 2016 holiday season were dominated by the explosion in online sales. And while that's absolutely true, the majority of retail sales remains with brick-and-mortar stores. The ...
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