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Microsoft's R&D edge: It outspent Apple 2.8:1 last year, a $6.4 billion difference

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Spend time around anyone from Microsoft research and you will notice several things all at once: They are happy, they love their job, and nothing they are working on will lead to a commercial product. Well, that last one is only nearly always true. I kid, but Microsoft has an enormous appetite...
Microsoft's R&D edge: It outspent Apple 2.8:1 last year, a $6.4 billion difference

Apple 2.0's ten most-read stories of 2012

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A heist, a lawsuit, a liar, a passel of new products and a $75 million payout forgone FORTUNE -- There was no shortage of big Apple (AAPL) news in 2012, from a billion-dollar jury verdict to a three-month bear market that lopped $260 billion off the company's market cap. But of the 814...
Apple 2.0's ten most-read stories of 2012

Apple hits a new all-time high

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The world's most valuable company is now worth $425 billion, $24 billion ahead of Exxon Apple (AAPL) capped a post-earnings surge by closing Tuesday at $456.48, a new all-time record high. In intraday trading it reached as high as $458.24, also a record. Measured by market capitalization (price per share...
Apple hits a new all-time high

Apple's iOS 6 due for release at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific

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The company is hoping to avoid a logjam on Friday, when the iPhone 5 goes on sale FORTUNE -- iOS 6, the newest version of Apple (AAPL) iPhone/iPad software platform, is scheduled to arrive today, Wednesday Sept. 19. The timetable below was posted on Twitter. Check it to see when...
Apple's iOS 6 due for release at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific

PSA: iOS 6 expected to arrive at 1PM Eastern, get your downloads ready

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Apple tends to release new iOS upgrades like clockwork, which gives us a good indicator of when it should push iOS 6 to early adopters: 1PM Eastern, or 10AM Pacific and 5PM GMT. At that point, you can likely get your turn-by-turn and Passbook fixes through at least iTunes....
PSA: iOS 6 expected to arrive at 1PM Eastern, get your downloads ready

Today in Tech: Meet the kid who squated at AOL for two months

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AOL’s woes in numbers; Tim Cook goes to Washington; and, the not-so-ignominious end of HP’s WebOS. Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL [CNET] Unlike most people working at AOL’s Palo Alto, Calif., campus who were surely still hours from showing up at the sprawling complex, [Eric] Simons was...
Today in Tech: Meet the kid who squated at AOL for two months

The Morning Lowdown 3-19-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Pew: Twitter, Facebook aren’t moving as much news as you think (paidContent) »  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and the Daisey affair (CNN/Apple 2.0) »  FAA reconsiders takeoff, landing ban on e-readers and other devices (paidContent) »  Apple will discuss...
The Morning Lowdown 3-19-12

This book plays itself on TV: E-book bestsellers breakdown

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This new weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title The book: “A Brewing Storm” by Richard Castle (Hyperion, list price $2.99). “A Brewing Storm,” an e-single, is #13...
This book plays itself on TV: E-book bestsellers breakdown

Christmas Eve at the Apple, Microsoft and Sony stores

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In Los Angeles' Century City mall FORTUNE -- In his second entry in our continuing series of contrasting store photos, reader Howard Kaplan paid another visit to the Westfield Century City mall, half-way between Beverly Hills and Westwood, California. The photo at right and the first one below were was...
Christmas Eve at the Apple, Microsoft and Sony stores

Apple Thunderbolt Software Update causing sporadic errors, frozen boot screens

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Software updates can be a bit of a mixed bag -- just ask anyone who's ever been on the other side of a botched firmware install. While many users react with itchy trigger fingers to download the goods, the more prudent (read: hardened) prefer to hold off in the...
Apple Thunderbolt Software Update causing sporadic errors, frozen boot screens

And They're Lining Up To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S3 In Europe...

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Via Philip Elmer-Dewitt at Apple 2.0, here's a video of a (short) line outside a Samsung store in London about an hour before the Galaxy S3 was to be released. The global smartphone game is a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung right now. And it's nice to see that...
And They're Lining Up To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S3 In Europe...
Pros vs. Indies on Apple's Q2 2012: A $6.8 billion gap

Australian iPad Incident Costs Apple $2.29 Million

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Apple has resolved its iPad branding difficulties Down Under. An Australian federal court judge Thursday ordered Apple to pay a $2.29 million fine for potentially misleading consumers over the 4G capabilities of its new iPad tablet. Judge Mordecai Bromberg found that Apple decieved Australian consumers by claiming in its advertising...
Australian iPad Incident Costs Apple $2.29 Million

Android's original standard bearer -- HTC -- falls from grace

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Squeezed by Apple and Samsung, it had a bad quarter and expects the next to be worse There was a time when HTC and Android were practically synonymous. The Taiwanese manufacturer built the first commercially available Android phone -- the HTC Dream -- in 2008, and two years later collaborated...
Android's original standard bearer -- HTC -- falls from grace

An Apple chart for Mr. Market

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Something is amiss when Apple's price per earnings per trailing growth approaches zero Click to enlarge. Source: Asymco.com "I want to scream every time I see or hear another one of those ridiculous claims that Mr. Market doesn't understand Apple (AAPL), doesn't respect it, doesn't get it, etc." an investment...
An Apple chart for Mr. Market

With 8.7% market share, Apple has 75% of cell phone profits

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Between them, Samsung and Apple are sucking up 91% of the winnings Click to enlarge. Source: Asymco.com Asymco's Horace Dediu on Friday updated his quarterly review of  mobile phone profits, and the news for everybody but Apple (AAPL) just gets worse. As the iPhone's share of the market in terms of units...
With 8.7% market share, Apple has 75% of cell phone profits

S&P Earnings Growth Without Apple: 0%

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Analyzing the market sans-Apple is becoming a more and more popular sport on Wall Street. A new report from Barclays' Barry Knap adds to the body of literature, looking at S&P earnings sans-Apple: As we head into 1Q12 earnings season, much like last quarter, AAPL is expected to have...
S&P Earnings Growth Without Apple: 0%

Apple price target roundup

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Midway through 2012, the analysts’ calls range from a low of $270 to a high of $1,200 Click to enlarge. Source: Posts at Eventide FORTUNE — Robert Paul Leitao, who runs the Braeburn Group of independent Apple (AAPL) analysts, published the 12-month price targets of 15 Braeburn members on his...
Apple price target roundup

New date pegged for alleged "iPad mini" event: October 23

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The so-called "iPad mini" is now expected to be introduced at an event on October 23. According to sources who spoke to All Things D (which typically publishes well-sourced info) the special event will take place roughly a week and a half from now, though the location of the event has...
New date pegged for alleged "iPad mini" event: October 23

Sorry, But the iPad is Not 'Killing' Netbook Sales

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Hopefully by now, most readers of this site understand how the tech world works: Apple releases a successful product (the iPad) but it suddenly becomes The Second Coming (tm). So much so that Fortune's web-based Mac blog, Apple 2.0, has suddenly decided that--get this--the iPad is "killing" the netbook. Only...
Sorry, But the iPad is Not 'Killing' Netbook Sales

Apple's iTunes is a victim of its own success

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iTunes was the best thing that happened to Apple as it rescued the company's image. Now it's a bloated operating systemThe best thing that happened to Apple in the last two decades was Steve Jobs's 1997 return to power after he reversed-acquired the company he'd co-founded 20 years before.And the...
Apple's iTunes is a victim of its own success

How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?

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The estimates range from 26 to 44 million. The best analysts’ consensus: 35 million. Click to enlarge. Source: Company reports; Apple 2.0 The most important metric for Apple (AAPL) in the quarter that ended two weeks ago — likely to account for more than half of the company’s revenue for fiscal Q2...
How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?

Apple posts two videos from its iPhone 5 launch event

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Both are available for streaming from apple.com FORTUNE -- Couldn't make it to San Francisco for Wednesday's iPhone 5 special event? Not to worry. Apple (AAPL) has posted the whole thing -- from Tim Cook to the Foo Fighters -- on its website. You can get it here. Also available,...
Apple posts two videos from its iPhone 5 launch event

Can Tuesday's earnings report reverse Apple's 2-week slide?

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Wall Street expects record results. The independent analysts are calling for a blowout Click to enlarge. Data: Co. Reports, Apple 2.0. Chart style: Adam Bushman FORTUNE -- Savvy Apple (AAPL) investors know that the company's share price often gets dragged down in advance of its quarterly earnings report -- only...
Can Tuesday's earnings report reverse Apple's 2-week slide?

Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than all the Macs sold it in 28 years

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Tim Cook on the 55 million iPads sold to date: This 55 is something no one would have guessed. Including us. To put it in context, it took us 22 years to sell 55 million Macs. It took us about 5 years to sell 22 million iPods, and it took...
Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than all the Macs sold it in 28 years

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Opens The Door To Samsung's Competitors: 'We'd Love To Work With You'

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Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, said that staying independent was a key part of Dropbox’s strategy; and with mobile being the most important platform for picking up new users, Dropbox was looking for more handset makers and carriers for partnerships along the lines of the one it has with...
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Opens The Door To Samsung's Competitors: 'We'd Love To Work With You'

Video: 'All eyes on the S4' for a free Samsung Galaxy

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A Swisscom kiosk in Zurich's main railway station makes a clever Samsung promo. FORTUNE -- Swisscom, a successor to the state-owned PTT and a major Swiss telecommunications carrier, has come up with a crowd-pleasing way to promote one of the things the Samsung Galaxy S4 can do that Apple's (AAPL)...
Video: 'All eyes on the S4' for a free Samsung Galaxy

CNN Takes Over The Internet With New Tech, Showbiz, Food Sites (TWX)

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CNN's digital network is huge — and it's about to get even bigger. At a big announcement today at the Time Warner Center, CNN.com general manager KC Estenson boasted to a crowd of advertisers and agencies about the network's massive online reach. The Time Warner (TWX)-owned CNN plans to reach...
CNN Takes Over The Internet With New Tech, Showbiz, Food Sites (TWX)

Videos: Hundreds line up for Apple's new Palo Alto store

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In a reprise of Steve Jobs' celebrated 2007 visit, Tim Cook stops by to check it out FORTUNE -- I've got three videos for you today: IDG's 2 minute report on Apple's (AAPL) new store in Palo Alto, which opened Saturday A 3-minute video of the crowd greeting CEO Tim...
Videos: Hundreds line up for Apple's new Palo Alto store

Apple's $90 billion run

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The company has gained nearly one Facebook in value since Steve Jobs died On Oct. 4, the day before Steve Jobs passed away, Apple (AAPL) shares closed at $372.50 and its market cap stood at $347 billion. Four months later, the stock is up nearly $100 and it's market cap...
Apple's $90 billion run
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