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Apple reveals store stats after staffing 'mistake': 300M visitors, 50K Genius Bar visits daily 2012

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Apple has given a set of Retail Store numbers to Jim Dalrymple of The Loop that tout how many visitors the outlets serve each year. It says that the stores served 300M visitors in 201, with 50k visitors a day to the Genius Bar, Apple’s expert assistance staff. Over several...
Apple reveals store stats after staffing 'mistake': 300M visitors, 50K Genius Bar visits daily 2012

Want To Make An Android Phone? That'll Be $15 To Apple. $5 To Microsoft. $0 To Google.

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Want To Make An Android Phone? That'll Be $15 To Apple. $5 To Microsoft. $0 To Google.: This is where things start to get really interesting. Reports Ian Sherr for Dow Jones Newswire: The consumer-electronics company has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. to settle...
Want To Make An Android Phone? That'll Be $15 To Apple. $5 To Microsoft. $0 To Google.

PC-Ya Later

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PC-Ya Later: Ian Sherr for WSJ citing the latest numbers from IDC: Worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 13.9% in the first quarter, according to market researcher IDC, in the biggest decline since the firm began issuing quarterly numbers in 1994. And: Indeed, IDC said that Windows 8 hasn't only...
PC-Ya Later

Apple Goes on the Defensive Against Samsung

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Apple Goes on the Defensive Against Samsung: I'm not sure which is more strange: 1) That Phil Schiller would say anything the day before a big Samsung event. 2) That Phil Schiller would say anything, period. 3) That Schiller doesn't mention Samsung, but mentions Android. 4) That WSJ sort of throws...
Apple Goes on the Defensive Against Samsung

Waiting for Gold From Microsoft Mobile Games

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By Ian Sherr and Shira Ovide Making apps for Apple’s mobile devices is thought of somewhat like digging in California 150 years ago. There are many success stories, including the likes of Rovio Entertainment Ltd.’s “Angry Birds,” and PopCap Games’ “Plants vs. Zombies,” which have convinced many independent developers that...
Waiting for Gold From Microsoft Mobile Games

EA CEO Sends Farewell Letter: 'My Decision To Leave EA Is Really All About My Accountability'

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Electronics Arts CEO John Riccitiello announced today that he'll be stepping down from his post. He was at the helm of EA for six years.  Matthew Lynley and Ian Sherr at The Wall Street Journal dug up the farewell memo Riccitiello sent to his employees. In it, the exec addressed the...
EA CEO Sends Farewell Letter: 'My Decision To Leave EA Is Really All About My Accountability'

Apple's Unusual, Direct Attack On Samsung And Android Surprises Even The Apple Bloggers (AAPL, SSNLF, GOOG)

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Last night, Apple executive Phil Schiller went to Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg to trash Samsung and Android. The reason: Tonight, Samsung reveals its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4. Over the past year, Samsung has emerged as a real threat to Apple's ownership of the smartphone market.  Schiller gave...
Apple's Unusual, Direct Attack On Samsung And Android Surprises Even The Apple Bloggers (AAPL, SSNLF, GOOG)

Microsoft Offers New Xbox 360 Pricing Model

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By Ian Sherr and Shira Ovide Amid flagging sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 videogame system, the company Monday began testing a new payment model that gives customers an option to pay less for the game console upfront if they agree to a two-year contract. Microsoft said in a statement...
Microsoft Offers New Xbox 360 Pricing Model

Apple Sues Samsung For 'Slide-To-Unlock' And Other Ludicrous Patent Violations

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If ever you needed an illustration of the absurdity of the U.S. patent system, just check out the four things Apple just sued Samsung for. They're all smartphone-related. Samsung has just come out with a phone called the "Galaxy Nexus" that some people think is better than the iPhone....
Apple Sues Samsung For 'Slide-To-Unlock' And Other Ludicrous Patent Violations

Microsoft on DRM: 'We Have Listened'

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Microsoft on Wednesday said it is backing away from some strict digital-rights-management policies that were poorly received in the videogame community, Ian Sherr writes....
Microsoft on DRM: 'We Have Listened'

Apple Has Licensed iOS Design Patents to Microsoft, Agreement Bans "Cloning"

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Apple has licensed its design patents to Microsoft -- the same patents at issue in the Samsung case -- according to Boris Teksler, director of Patent Licensing & Strategy at Apple. The development was revealed today in the Apple v. Samsung trial according to Dan Levine, a legal reporter for...
Apple Has Licensed iOS Design Patents to Microsoft, Agreement Bans "Cloning"

Rick Santorum’s Google Problem Subsides

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By Ian Sherr and Geoffrey A. Fowler Sen. Rick Santorum may have lost the presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan, but there’s at least one thing he can celebrate: his Google problem appears to be subsiding. Reuters Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum can smile now that his Google problem appears...
Rick Santorum’s Google Problem Subsides
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