Technology

Mark Gurman: Here’s what Tim Cook said about an Apple hiring freeze

From Apple Plans to Cut Back on Hiring Due to iPhone Sales Struggles, posted Wednesday on Bloomberg News: Cook was asked if the company would impose a hiring freeze in ...
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6 Top SunTrust Internet and Digital Media Stock Picks for 2019

The new year is rolling with earnings reporting for the fourth quarter in full swing, and many of the top firms that we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. are ...
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Apple calls for FTC crackdown on data traffickers

From You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It, published Thursday in Time Magazine: One of the biggest challenges in protecting privacy is that many of the ...
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Information: Facebook’s Messenger has overtaken Apple’s iMessage

Is Apple waiting to be crushed by the competition before it fixes iMessage’s broken sync?   From Apple, Facebook Messaging Rivalry Hints at Intensifying Services Battle ($): Publicly, Apple and ...
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J.P. Morgan: 2019 will be the worst year of the smartphone era

From a note to clients by analyst Samik Chatterjee that landed on my desktop Wednesday:   We are updating our “Global Handset Model”… [in-text-ad] Weaker-than-expected 4Q18 smartphone demand; 2019E ...
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Watch Jim Cramer pump Apple and Epic, the health-record giant

The host of Mad Money may have the germ of a good idea.   Here’s CNBC’s 51-second summary, which is missing the punchline: Cramer: Apple should buy Epic Systems, ...
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How did Apple get blindsided by China? Here’s one theory.

Jean Louis Gassée asks a good question. Horace Dediu suggests an answer.   From Gassée’s latest Monday Note: By the end of October 2018, Apple was on its way ...
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Analyst Has 5 Incredible Internet Stock Predictions for 2019

Without a doubt, the internet, which has had a spectacular growth cycle over the past 25 years, has become one of the single biggest leaps in technology as it applies ...
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He sold his kidney for an iPhone 4 eight years ago. Bad idea.

From Newsweek’s Man who sold Kidney for an iPhone bedridden after organ failure: Chinese man who sold his kidney for an iPhone and iPad as a teenager now faces ...
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Tim Cook: Apple swapped out 11 million iPhone batteries

From John Gruber’s On Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program and its role on their earnings miss: During Apple’s all-hands meeting January 3, Tim Cook said Apple replaced 11 ...
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Is Western Digital’s Huge Dividend At Risk?

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) shares dropped on Monday following an analyst report that believes the market has not fully priced in the competitive hurdles that the firm faces. Not ...
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Wedbush: Apple is in a quagmire, a sandbox and a sluggish car

How many ways can analyst Daniel Ives say that Apple is playing catch-up?   From a note to clients that landed in my inbox Monday: Herein lies the quagmire ...
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Look what Barron’s wants Apple to buy

From Tae Kim’s Apple’s Next Big Move? It Should Buy Nintendo ($) in this week’s magazine: Apple needs its next big thing—fast… In a recent CNBC interview, Cook made it clear ...
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Rumor: Apple has started producing AirPower pads

From Mashable’s Don’t get worked up about AirPower just yet, Apple stans, posted Saturday: The Hong Kong website ChargerLAB reported, via a “credible source,” that AirPower wireless charging mats ...
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Wasn’t Tim Cook supposed to be an operational genius?

Two Apple-friendly sites rip into the company’s record of on-time shipping.   From John Kheit’s Tim Cook Is a Failure at Operations, posted Friday on the MacObserver: Operations are ...
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