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Posts tagged “Apple”

12:31 p.m. Tuesday

More room to tweet; more ads at Google maps; Facebook news changes; apps TV future, says Apple

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter revises tweet multimedia limits; more ads are coming to Google Maps; Facebook makes changes in news after meeting with conservatives; and Apple's Tim Cook says apps are the future of TV.

May 19

Bayer-Monsanto talks; Facebook meets conservatives; 117M hit in LinkedIn hack; Apple's India move

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Bayer and Monsanto are talking a deal; Facebook execs meet with conservatives to discuss alleged bias; LinkedIn confirms just how big a 2012 hack was; and Apple plans to open a development office in India.

Updated May 16

Buffett makes $1B tech play in Apple + Graphical view of Berkshire Hathaway

Warrenn Buffett  Investors might question Warren Buffett's long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple. The news gives a boost to Apple shares.

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Updated May 16

Premium Lock Why Apple's $1B investment? A venture capital perspective + good will in China

Apple Analysis: So what's really going on with Apple's $1 billion investment in China-based ride sharing firm - and Uber rival - Didi Chuxing? Anand Sanwal of venture capital research firm CB Insights offers his take. Plus, there's good will such a deal will generate for Apple in China, says an analyst.

May 13

Google's women emojis; Apple's $1B ride-sharing bet; Facebook 'trending' debate; bank cyberattack

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google proposes new emojis for professional women; Apple invests $1 billion in an Uber competitor; Facebook defends its news trending; and a new cyberattack hits bank.

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Updated May 6

Vivek Wadhwa: Why Tesla, Musk are the sparks Apple needs

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Apple's dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership. Its last breakthrough innovation was the iPhone -- which was released in 2007. So it's time to acquire Tesla - and name Elon Musk as CEO.

May 4

AOL goes VR; Google-Fiat Chrysler minivan; Apple loses iPhone name suit; Google's $250K Flint offer

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: AOL promises more live content, including VR, plus a public studio; Fiat Chrysler and Google are teaming up to develop an autonomous minivan; Apple loses a suit in China over the iPhone name; and Google offers $250,000 to Flint, Mich.

Updated May 2

'God particle' search; Parkinson's drug; Mayer $55M parachute; Ichan dumps Apple

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The search resumes for the "God particle" at CERN; the FDA approves a Parkinson's disease drug; Marissa Mayer gets $55 million severance package if ousted; and billionaire Carl Icahn sells his stake in Apple.

Updated April 29

Apple's medical apps; Sanofi offers $9B for SF firm; Comcast-DreamWorks deal; FTC hits Amazon

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple unveils medical apps for iPhones; Sanofi badly wants to buy a San Francisco pharmaceutical firm; Comcast is buying DreamWorks; and the FTC wins court case over in-apps purchases made by children through Amazon.

April 28

Premium Lock Lenovo falls from top 5 among global smartphone vendors

Lenovo   A reorganization and job cuts in its smartphone business are apparently not producing quick dividends for Lenovo. The latest statistics from research firm IDC show that Lenovo has fallen out of the top five among global manufacturers.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock Inside Apple: First revenue decline since 2003 reflects a problem - people love, keeping iPhones

iPhones          Analysis: Apple's latest earnings report shows a big obstacle for the tech giant. Year-over-year revenue declined for the first time since 2003 and a reason is: People love their iPhones. So what's Apple to do? Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta offers his in-depth analysis.

April 25

Premium Lock Solar flight a pilot test, too; feds crack iPhone; Uber's driver deal; Lithuania hack

Bulldog In today's Bulldog technology news roundup: Global solar flight also a pilot test; feds crack an iPhone; Uber's driver/contractor settlement; and Lithuania reports another hack attack.

April 21

Premium Lock Apps in, box out at Comcast; Virgin Galactic exercises; Chinese electric buses in US; Apple earnings delay

Bulldog In today's wrapup of science and technology news: Comcast plans to use apps rather than cable boxes; Virgin Galactic back at Spaceport USA; Chinese firm finds success with electric buses in U.S.; and Apple delays its earnings for a funeral.

April 19

Premium Lock FBI wants encryption help; blood testing firm probe; Insomniac VR games; Jobs mentor dies

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The FBI wants direct tech industry support with encryption; a blood testing firm is under investigation; Insomniac to launch VR games; and a mentor to Steve Job dies.

April 14

Premium Lock Burr: Encryption should not be 'above the law'

Talking encryption North Carolina Senator Richard Burr along with California's Dianne Feinstein unveiled proposed legislation that would require companies to help the government break encryption on devices, but it already has generated opposition from Silicon Valley and privacy groups.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Duke prof: CEO activism can boost bottom line

The debate over North Carolina's controversial HB2 includes businesses from large to small whose CEOs are protesting its passage through public statements to delaying economic development and moving events elsewhere. And new research from Duke University finds that companies can benefit financially by being activists on issues such as gender equality as well as the environment.

April 12

Premium Lock Lenovo shows PC muscle in US but global sales plunge for industry

Lenovo employees are gathering in Raleigh this week for the spring kickoff by the world's No. 1 PC seller. But there's not much joy for Lenovo or its competitors based on the latest PC sales statistics. Global shipments crashed in the first quarter. About the only bright spots for Lenovo were: Increase sales in the U.S. and a bigger global market share year-over-year.

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Updated April 8

Premium Lock $10M Uber driver settlement; FBI mulls sharing iPhone hack info; Tesla orders keep soaring; Google picks Phoenix for car tests

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber settles driver background-check case for at least $10M; orders for lower-price Tesla reach 325,000; FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple; and Google to test self-driving cars in Phoenix area.

April 6

Premium Lock New technology could replace cellphone ports, jacks

New phone technology ‚ÄčThe tech world is buzzing about a design that hints Apple might do away with the headphone jack on its next iPhone.

April 4

Premium Lock Drones nearer commercial use; FCC won't probe Netflix; Apple hurt by FBI scrap?; solar firms target NY

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The FAA moves closer to approving drones for commercial deliveries; the FCC won't investigated Netflix for throttling video; its dispute with the FBI could hurt Apple's brand; and solar developers eye New York.

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