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Wintek's sales plunge hints at Apple's switch to in-cell iPhone touch panels

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Touch panel maker Wintek on Tuesday announced that its June sales were down an unusually high 33.6 percent month over month, signaling that the company may have lost out on key orders for Apple's next-generation products, namely a new iPhone rumored to have in-cell touch panel technology....
Wintek's sales plunge hints at Apple's switch to in-cell iPhone touch panels

MacMall Kicks off Black Friday 2012 Sale on Macs, iPods and iPads

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Online retailer MacMall has kicked off their 60 hour Black Friday sale just now. The sale runs until midnight on Friday. Traditionally, 3rd party retailers have offered better discounts than Apple once sales tax is taken into account. MacRumors is an affiliate partner of MacMall. Their full sale list...
MacMall Kicks off Black Friday 2012 Sale on Macs, iPods and iPads

GiftCards.com Agrees To Buy Giftly To Grow A Mobile Platform

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GiftCards.com, a Pittsburg-based company that has been around for more than a decade and has sold 5 million gift cards, agreed to buy San Francisco startup Giftly to grow out a mobile platform. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Giftly had raised about $2.8 million from investors including...
GiftCards.com Agrees To Buy Giftly To Grow A Mobile Platform

Margin Call 2

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I expected Apple’s margins to improve  last quarter. They didn’t and so the question I needed to answer is why. Here is a history of Apple’s gross margin and operating margin as reported since late 2005: For a company selling hardware these are extraordinarily high margins. They are higher than...
Margin Call 2

Here Are The Three Things That Got Zillow Hammered By Investors (Z)

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Investors hated Zillow's third-quarter earnings report--not the record numbers the online real-estate marketplace posted for the period, but the outlook it gave for the fourth quarter. The stock, already down 5.3 percent at the close of trading, dropped another 22 percent in after-hours trading to $26.80. We just listened to...
Here Are The Three Things That Got Zillow Hammered By Investors (Z)
We're At The Beginning Of A Paradigm Shift In How Companies Hire CMOs And CTOs

Wolfson shares jump 3% after signs chipmaker could be back in favour with Apple

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UK group lost out in latest iPhone and iPad but analysts say it has a chip in Apple's new adaptorWolfson Microelectronics suffered a downturn when Apple said while ago it would no longer use UK company's chips in the later generation iPhone and iPad.But could the fractured relationship be on...
Wolfson shares jump 3% after signs chipmaker could be back in favour with Apple
Meet Nvidia's GeForce 700M GPUs, same as the GeForce 600M GPUs

Why 2013 is RIM's BlackBerry year

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As we look ahead to 2013, it's becoming increasingly clear that the new year provides an unprecedented opportunity for Research in Motion to make a huge comeback. This is largely because the market is dominated by two platforms: Android, which is seen as an unsecure malware magnet, and iOS,...
Why 2013 is RIM's BlackBerry year

Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

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With a number of reports and now photos supporting the idea that Apple will be introducing a significantly smaller dock connector for its iOS devices in the coming weeks, iLounge reports that Apple's lack of advance notice is causing concern for accessory manufacturers worried that they will not be able...
Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

Layar Founder Steps Down In Favour Of Print Publisher Veteran

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Raimo van der Klein, founder and CEO of Layar – one of the bigger mobile augmented reality startups – is stepping down and appointing Quintin Schevernels in his place. van der Klein plans to stay on as Creative Director. The company recently launched both the Layar Creator product that allows...
Layar Founder Steps Down In Favour Of Print Publisher Veteran

New Samsung Cortex A15-based chip opens door to "Retina" Android tablets

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The block diagram for Samsung's new Exynos 5 Dual SoC Samsung Samsung has just released details about its new Exynos 5 5250 SoC for mobile devices. This dual-core, 1.7GHz chip is the first one on the market to feature the new Cortex A15 CPU architecture from ARM, which will...
New Samsung Cortex A15-based chip opens door to "Retina" Android tablets
Apple Initiates Replacement Program For 3rd Generation Apple TVs with WiFi Connectivity Issues
Apple says small number of Apple TVs have WiFi issues, opens replacement program
Apple TV with Wi-Fi problems? You could get a free replacement

AU Optronics Reportedly Making up Ground on 'iPad Mini' Display Production

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Amid reports of component yield issues holding back launch supplies of the "iPad mini" earlier this month, it was reported that AU Optronics, which had been slated to produce two million display panels during the third quarter, was experiencing issues that resulted in the company providing only 400,000 units over...
AU Optronics Reportedly Making up Ground on 'iPad Mini' Display Production

Slumping Sales at Apple Touch Panel Partner Wintek Interpreted as Sign of In-Cell Adoption

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Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White today issued a new research note highlighting a steep drop in sales at Wintek, Apple's long-time supply chain partner involved in production of display touch panels for iOS devices. According to the report, Wintek has experienced one of its steepest declines in shipments on...
Slumping Sales at Apple Touch Panel Partner Wintek Interpreted as Sign of In-Cell Adoption

Judge Refuses To Hike Up $1.05 Billion Judgment For Apple In Its Patent Fight With Samsung

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge late Tuesday rejected Apple Inc.'s demand to increase the $1.05 billion in damages a jury ordered Samsung Electronics Inc. to pay its fiercest rival in the smartphone market. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh also rejected demands from both companies to conduct another trial...
Judge Refuses To Hike Up $1.05 Billion Judgment For Apple In Its Patent Fight With Samsung
The Legacy Trap: Getting caught by the innovation curve
Is the iPad 2 cannibalizing the new iPad’s profits?

Facebook seeks computer vision engineers for 'next generation products'

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Facebook this week added a job listing for a Software Engineer, Computer Vision to join a team working on the social network’s “next generation products.” Computer vision is a field that involves electronically processing and understanding images. It can be applied to a range of industries and tasks, but most obviously for...
Facebook seeks computer vision engineers for 'next generation products'

Uh Oh? Analyst Says, 'Apple Touch Panel Supplier Reports a Very, Very Weak June' (AAPL)

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Here's an interesting note from Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. He says Wintek, which supplies touch screen panels for Apple, had a horrible June. Sales were down 34% on a month over month basis, which is one of the biggest drops in almost seven years. He warns that it may...
Uh Oh? Analyst Says, 'Apple Touch Panel Supplier Reports a Very, Very Weak June' (AAPL)
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