Posts Tagged 'Apple'

Why the Nexus One Is Sucking Wind

Stacey Higginbotham writes an interesting post in Gigaom about the growing clash between Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone. It has gotten particularly nasty as Apple filed a patent infringement suit against HTC (the maker of Google’s NexusOne phone). But what Higginbotham’s post is missing is that Google is trying to turn the cell phone market on its ear. They want consumers to buy the phone they want and then find a carrier. They have a powerful array of interests aligned against them – just look at the contrast between the Verizon (and Motorola) supported Droid which outsold the iPhone in the first 74 days, and the lackluster sales of the NexusOne with no carrier.

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Can’t Wait to Get My Apple iSlate

There are lots of rumors swirling around, but apparently a 10″ iPhone-like tablet will be available in the spring. I haven’t jumped on board the Kindle wagon, but would jump at the chance to get an Apple iSlate. Below is a compelling example of what Sports Illustrated might be like on an iSlate:

Jan. 22, 1984: Dawn of the Mac

Wow – has it really been 25 years?  Apple’s famous Super Bowl ad aired 25 years ago today.  Created by Chiat/Day, the ad showed a woman running through gray hallways with sickly gray people invoking George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, to throw a sledgehammer at a TV image of Big Brother, meant, in this case, to represent IBM. It ends with the promise, “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”

Interestingly, Apple recently announced gains in market share beating analysts estimates and its stock is up 8% (in spite of Steve Jobs failing health).  Meanwhile, Microsoft missed earnings and, for the first time, announced that it’s laying off 5,000 people.  Its stock is down 12%.


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