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holiday quarter

AAPL passes 10% of all of NASDAQ value as analysts target half a trillion dollar valuation

Forty percent of Sprint’s 1.8 million iPhone sales were to new customers

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U.S. wireless carrier Sprint, the nation’s third-largest wireless telecommunications network, today announced holiday quarter earnings which contain a few interesting tidbits related to iPhone performance. Sprint, which ponied up $20 billion to land the iPhone last October, in a statement called the iPhone launch “successful”, adding: Forty percent of...
Forty percent of Sprint’s 1.8 million iPhone sales were to new customers

Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers

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Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that it sold 1.8 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 40 percent of those to new subscribers....
Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers
Can smartphone vendors survive with Apple and Samsung dominating the industry?

Microsoft promises native Dynamics CRM client for iPad, iPhone in 2012

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Software giant Microsoft will release in the second quarter a high-profile productivity tool for iPad-toting business professionals, it’s been revealed. Accompanying Microsoft’s CRM Dynamics 2012 platform update is this preview guide which specifically mentions iPad support, as noted by ZDnet. The document also includes a screenshot depicting Dynamics CRM mobile...
Microsoft promises native Dynamics CRM client for iPad, iPhone in 2012

Apple is the only PC brand making progress in Europe (and that’s without iPad)

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Research firm Gartner just released their estimates for PC shipments in the Western Europe region during the holiday quarter. Only Apple and Asus made any meaningful progress, with Apple recording the strongest gains in France and the United Kingdom. While the Mac maker remained absent from the top 5 rankings in...
Apple is the only PC brand making progress in Europe (and that’s without iPad)

NPD: iPhone dominated in Q4, Android popularity grows among first-time buyers

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Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the United States last quarter according to new data released on Monday. A new report from market research firm The NPD Group suggests that the three best-selling smartphones in America last quarter were all iPhones. Apple’s new iPhone 4S was deemed the...
NPD: iPhone dominated in Q4, Android popularity grows among first-time buyers

Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

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Impressive data points from Apple’s record-setting holiday quarter continue to trickle out, and new estimates suggest that the company accounted for a staggering share of mobile profits in the fourth quarter of 2011. Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt wrote in a research note on Tuesday that Apple took in...
Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

Apple’s Mothra Quarter Was Actually More Impressive Than Their Godzilla Quarter

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Two quarters ago, Apple unleashed Godzilla. It was a quarter so spectacular that the only appropriate way to describe it was in pure expletive form. $46 billion in revenue. $13 billion in profit. 37 million iPhones sold. 15 million iPads sold. A gross margin of 44 percent. These weren’t just...
Apple’s Mothra Quarter Was Actually More Impressive Than Their Godzilla Quarter

Samsung takes another page from Apple’s playbook: increase margins

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Apple has argued on multiple occasions that Samsung builds mobile products that ”blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success.” Courts seem to disagree for the most part, with only a pair of injunctions having been issued despite dozens of complaints Apple has filed around the...
Samsung takes another page from Apple’s playbook: increase margins

Apple's biggest iPad rival: the iPhone 4S

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Research firm IHS says money that would have normally been devoted to the iPad during the holiday quarter actually went to the newly released iPhone 4S. [Read more]...
Apple's biggest iPad rival: the iPhone 4S

Android reclaims 61 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales

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Grabbing ground lost during the holiday quarter, Android now holds almost two-thirds of the U.S. market, says NPD Group. [Read more]...
Android reclaims 61 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales

Facebook’s Amended S-1: 901 Million Users, 500M Mobile, Paid $300M Cash + 23M Shares For Instagram

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Facebook has just filed a fourth amendment to its S-1 to IPO that notes that it now has 500 million mobile users, 901 million monthly active users, and that it paid 23 million shares at $30.89 a share plus $300 million cash for Instagram for a total of $1,010,470,000. Facebook...
Facebook’s Amended S-1: 901 Million Users, 500M Mobile, Paid $300M Cash + 23M Shares For Instagram

Analyst: This Is What I Think Apple Will Name The Apple TV (AAPL)

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Apple will name its television, "iPanel," according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek (via Street Insider). Misek has a new note out this morning, raising his price target on the stock to $800 from $690. He cites the release of an Apple TV this year as one reason for the...
Analyst: This Is What I Think Apple Will Name The Apple TV (AAPL)
Welcome to the post-post-PC era: A review of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Yep. Developers Are Still Building For Apple’s iOS Over Android By A Factor Of 2-to-1.

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MG Siegler asked this question yesterday. Where are those awesome Android-exclusive apps that Google chairman Eric Schmidt said were coming? Not here yet, if you look at Flurry’s data. The company, which has its mobile analytics service in 185,000 apps and 100 million unique devices, says that developers are...
Yep. Developers Are Still Building For Apple’s iOS Over Android By A Factor Of 2-to-1.

iPhone 4S launch sent Apple Store sales skyrocketing

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Apple Stores are often busy and with the release of new iPhones and iPads, Apple’s retail locations become bombarded with waves of excited customers. According to Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf, the launch of the iPhone 4S sent Apple Store sales to record heights during the holiday quarter. In the...
iPhone 4S launch sent Apple Store sales skyrocketing

The Three Words That Explain Why The iPhone 5 Is Going To Be A Monster Hit (AAPL)

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Long term evolution. Those three clumsy words explain why the next iPhone is going to be a monster hit, regardless of whether the next iPhone is a radical redesign, or an incremental hardware upgrade. Long term evolution, or as it's more commonly called, "LTE" is a super fast next generation...
The Three Words That Explain Why The iPhone 5 Is Going To Be A Monster Hit (AAPL)

IDC: Smartphone sales hit all-time high in Q4 led by Apple, Samsung

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The record sales managed by both Apple and Samsung during the holiday quarter last year sent smartphone market growth soaring in late 2011. Market research firm IDC on Monday released data from a new report that suggests smartphone shipments grew 54.7% in the fourth quarter last year. Driven by...
IDC: Smartphone sales hit all-time high in Q4 led by Apple, Samsung

Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

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Facebook gave investors something to ponder ahead of its mid-May IPO, when it filed an amended S-1 to report lower quarterly revenue and net income for the first three months of 2012. Where has the money gone? Look under its hood, strip away its go-faster stripes and you see Facebook...
Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers
Contract customers continue fleeing T-Mobile in Q1

Uneven E-book Growth Sees Lagardere Book Sales Slim

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Global holiday-quarter books revenue dipped by 3.8 percent at Hachette operator Lagadere Publishing despite booming western e-book sales, the Lagardere group reported, as it warned it would write off almost €1 ($1.3/£0.83) billion against other group activities. For Lagardere, which operates several imprints including the flagship Hachette, e-books grew...
Uneven E-book Growth Sees Lagardere Book Sales Slim

ChinaTimes: Apple said to have ordered 65 million 264PPI Retina displays from LG and Samsung for iPad 3

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The iPad 3 is expected to be announced the first week of March — rumored March 7th — with a 2,048 by 1, 536-pixel Retina display, quad-core A6 processor, improved cameras and LTE chip. The over-all design of the tablet is expected to remain the same, but the big new feature...
ChinaTimes: Apple said to have ordered 65 million 264PPI Retina displays from LG and Samsung for iPad 3
IDC Q1 2012 Numbers: ‘iOS and Android have successfully distanced themselves from the industry’
What’s in a name: Why the new iPad isn’t called iPad 3

T-Mobile USA blames iPhone 4S for huge customer defections in holiday quarter, says 4G LTE coming in 2013

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The nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier T-Mobile USA just reported they lost 802,000 contract customers during the holiday quarter, causing revenues to dip 3.3 percent to $20.6 billion. The Deutsche Telekom-owned company put the blame for such a huge loss in customers and mindshare on Apple’s iPhone 4S, which bypassed...
T-Mobile USA blames iPhone 4S for huge customer defections in holiday quarter, says 4G LTE coming in 2013

Wall Street anticipating huge holiday quarter after Apple disappoints

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Though Apple fell short of market expectations with its third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, analysts on Wall Street still have great expectations for the company during the 2012 holiday shopping season....
Wall Street anticipating huge holiday quarter after Apple disappoints
Verizon sold 2.7 million iPhones last quarter, share slips to 45% of smartphones
AT&T, Verizon look to further squeeze subscribers as earnings soar

Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs: Worker Safety, iPhone and iPad Growth, and Financial Strategy

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has just completed a Q&A session with analyst Bill Shope at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. While we liveblogged the event with a rough transcript of Cook's comments, here are a few of the highlights: - Worker safety: Addressing ongoing publicity about working conditions...
Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs: Worker Safety, iPhone and iPad Growth, and Financial Strategy
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