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Windows OS gains over BlackBerry after headsets gain popularity in Europe

As mobile operators settle down into the post festive season shopping period, which is traditionally the sectors quietest period, companies that have fought hard to establish their position in the market towards the end of 2012 can look towards serious consolidation where much of the year will be spent on refining their products and services. Read more...

Apple apologizes to Chinese customers in an effort to keep faith in a market of growing influence

Since the beginning of the year, the US and China have been engaging in a war of words which has had far reaching effects on the global industry. It doesn’t look like they are any nearer to achieving stability after both nations are adamant to stick to their Read more...

Who are the real victims in the ongoing technology war between China and the US?t

In response to China’s current stance regarding the local availability of technology products, where the Chinese government is gearing itself up to favor local products over Western imports, the US government has passed a law which restricts US government departments from buying information technology which is produced in China. Read more...

Microsoft gives more insight to Microsoft Blue and changing nature of its business

In order to remain relevant in the market, companies need to constantly look to their products and adapt them to suit consumer needs and changing trends. This is the motivation behind Microsoft’s somewhat top secret project which it called Windows Blue. Read more...

Lazaridis establishes quantum physics fund with BlackBerry co founder.

Former BlackBerry CEO Mike Lazaridis has announced his departure from the smartphone industry in favor of an industry he is equally passionate about. Quantum Physics. Read more...

Dell privatization deal in doubt as Blackstone shows interest in outbidding Silver Lake

While the world waits in anticipation to see whether Dell will make the successful transition from being a public company, that is constantly in the spotlight, to a private company, that doesn't have to live with the pressures of regulated reporting structures, the privatization deal with Silver Lake is far from being considered a done deal with other interested parties urging Dell to consider its options. Read more...

Apple looks to fingerprint technology as a key security driver for its platform

A hallmark of the technology industry is that it is always evolving. One of the aspects which evolves quicker than most is popularity drivers. A feature which makes one version of a phone popular will almost never be the same feature which contributes to the popularity of future models. Read more...

Galaxy SIV release may work in Apples favor

Gaining insight into a competitor's product is always a surefire way in which to ensure profitability. However, this is hard to achieve and often companies rely on the release of a competitor's product so that they can identify what improvements they need to make on their own. Read more...

Demand for Surface Pro high as Microsoft starts making inroads in the market

Apart from Apple, one of the most distinctive brands in the technology industry is Microsoft and its trademark Windows product. The success of Windows hinges on the fact that Microsoft was producing a tried and tested product which had very few redesigns and catered for changing industry needs. Read more...

Is BlackBerry on the road to recovery?

In what can be seen as the first significant step towards the company's revival, beleaguered smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has reported that one of its established partners has placed an order for one million BlackBerry devices, a record deal for the company. Read more...

Apple courts trouble as analysts point negative growth possibilities

Analysts are getting increasingly worried over Apples ability to dominate the industry due to Apple falling short of producing the record profits which have become synonymous with the company. Analysts predict that Apple will announce second quarter revenue of $41-million which is on the lower end of its forecast of $41-million and $43-million. Read more...

Apple could make a cash related announcement by the end of the quarter

One of the best problems for a company to have is a stockpile of cash so significant that investors are taking the company to court in order to force it to return some of the cash to the people that have stood by the company. Read more...

Microsoft in hot water over breaking a legally binding contract

One of the hallmarks of a healthy market is the existence of a range of products which offer the same service thereby fostering a culture of healthy competition and offering the consumer the freedom of choice when it comes to selecting an appropriate product to provide a service. Read more...

Industry majors are facing meaningless court battles which bore the public

One of the major stories which captivated the industry in 2012 was the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung. While the major case proved to be gripping and intriguing the associated cases, which, are currently being played out in courtrooms around the world, are failing to measure up to the original case. Read more...

Diversification seen as a key motivator behind Google’s move to become an online market place

Diversification is one of the key elements of businesses which can offer companies guaranteed success, provided it is done in the right way. Offering a range of services means that a company will be guaranteed cash flow through one or more channels while it is building capacity in a channel which can potentially become a significant profit generator. Read more...

Apple losing its magic touch as it struggles to keep up pace with the market

Often the difference between a good company and a great company is the ability to read the current market conditions and produce profitable products and services which seem to drawn out of a magicians hat. The retention of this ability will see sustained periods of growth while losing your magical touch, will see companies struggling to remain relevant in a market which is constantly evolving. Read more...

Foxconn forced to extend its reach as labor market experiences negative growth

Apple could soon be staring down the barrel of serious product shortages as its main manufacturing partner Foxconn is struggling to come to terms with the bad start to 2013. The Hong Kong based manufacturer reports that the company is being forced to extend its recruitment reach to move further inland into China as the labor shortage, in China’s coastal provinces grow. Read more...

Apples shares fall as company slumps to unfamiliar territory

A natural part of a company’s life cycle is to experience highs and lows; times when the stock is riding high and times when it is under threat to hit rock bottom. Read more...

Confidence in online currency trading up as BitCoin receives a boost

The confidence in trading online currency has once again increased after it was revealed that one of the world’s leading online currencies, Bitcoin, has received $500 000 in venture capital funding as well as entering a partnership with a major US Bank to handle the US and Canadian operations of the world’s largest virtual currency exchange. Read more...

Groupon leaderless after company loses 25% of its value in a single day

There are many reasons why a company starts to perform badly and in the process lose value. One of these reasons is poor leadership, and after a string of poor performances, which has seen the company lose as much as 25% of its value in just one day, Groupon has announced that it has fired its CEO Andrew Mason. Read more...

The true value of key supply agreements

Apart from expanding into key markets, one of the best ways in which a company can guarantee profitability is to negotiate lucrative contracts which would turn the company into a key supplier. This tactic proved successful in the mobile sector and was a key factor in BlackBerry's dominance of the industry. Read more...

Amazon beats Netflix in the battle for online content

While the world is embracing mobile technology, it has become evident that the need to produce engaging online content will not only play a vital role in the profitability of companies, it will play a vital role in the survival of these companies. Read more...

Greenlight Capital wins significant victory in legal battle with Apple.

Greenlight Capital has won a significant victory in its legal battle with Apple which means that an upcoming vote on February 27 regarding the issuing of dividends to shareholders of preferred stock will be blocked. Read more...

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