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Apple must wait another day to best Microsoft on earnings

01/27/2011, 08:01 pm

After numerous analysts had predicted weakened income for Microsoft, the Windows maker surprised Wall Street Thursday by posting a quarterly profit of $6.63 billion, enough to stay ahead of Apple on earnings for the time being.

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Netflix says Apple TVs streaming more of its movies than iPads

01/26/2011, 05:01 pm

Within Netflix earnings release, the company noted that Apple TV's support for its Watch Instantly video streaming has already passed up iPad users in viewing hours.

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Apple revamps its public website using HTML5

01/26/2011, 06:01 am

Apple has relaunched its entire website with a new design using HTML5, adding a darker, glossy navigation bar and speedy new animated page layouts for Mac and iPod pages.

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iPhone, iPad extend lead over Android in mobile enterprise adoption

01/26/2011, 04:01 am

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reported a 64 percent increase in the iPad's share of all device activations over the past quarter among its more than 2,000 companies deploying mobile devices. The jump extended Apple's iOS lead over Android, with more than twice as many device activations over all of 2010.

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New 'iPad is iconic' ad touts 60,000 apps

01/25/2011, 09:01 pm

Apple has begun showing a new commercial that highlights a growing number of iPad-specific apps, now pushing past 60,000 titles.

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Apple poised to beat Microsoft's quarterly profits for first time in 20 years

01/25/2011, 10:01 pm

Microsoft is expected to report lower profits than last year as PC market growth stalls, making it almost certain that Apple's latest $6 billion earnings record will exceed Microsoft's for the first time since 1990.

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Pixelmator reports $1 million haul from Mac App Store in just 20 days

01/25/2011, 04:01 pm

Less than three weeks after listing Pixelmator on Apple's new Mac App Store, its developers report grossing a million dollars from the title, while Microsoft and some other big Mac developers have yet to engage the new online market.

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Deutsche Bank very positive on iPhone trial, 'no going back' to BlackBerry

01/24/2011, 08:01 pm

After a two month iPhone trial using Good Technology's secure email app, Deutsche Bank Equity Research reports an "overwhelmingly positive" experience that left it waving goodbye to RIM's BlackBerry.

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Apple launches App Store social links on Twitter, Facebook

01/24/2011, 08:01 pm

Following up on its efforts to defend the trademark "App Store," Apple has launched a Twitter account promising exclusive offers and new app discovery, similar to its existing iTunes Twitter accounts and Facebook pages.

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Kodak loses imaging patent claim against Apple, RIM

01/24/2011, 07:01 pm

A patent infringement case filed by Eastman Kodak against Apple and RIM has been ruled to be invalid by a US International Trade Commission judge.

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Apple's Tim Cook profiled as "most powerful gay man in Silicon Valley"

01/20/2011, 11:01 pm

Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs has left operations chief Tim Cook in command during extended periods of medical leave three times now, indicating confidence in a man who has been described as Jobs' heir apparent for years.

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Apple outlook raised to 7 million iPads, 4.3 million Macs for Q1 2011

01/18/2011, 12:01 am

Apple is expected to beat even some above-consensus revenue numbers when it announces earnings Tuesday night, having sold new peak numbers of iPhones, iPads and Macs in the winter quarter.

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Apple seen selling 100 million iPhones, 40 million iPads in 2011

01/17/2011, 09:01 pm

Any drop in Apple's share price tomorrow "presents a buying opportunity ahead of earnings," according to the latest analyst to weigh in on the impact Steve Jobs' leave of absence may have on investors, noting an improved outlook for iOS and more favorable component costs than previously expected.

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Analysts: 'Stay the course with Apple,' $450 price target set

01/17/2011, 07:01 pm

While traders on the Frankfurt DAX sent Apple shares sliding 6 percent today, similar to the drop that occurred in the US the last time Apple announced that its chief executive Steve Jobs was taking a leave of absence, US analysts expressed more confidence in Apple's market strength.

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Gartner: Apple takes 9.7% share in Q4, grows Mac sales by 23%

01/12/2011, 09:01 pm

Gartner has released its own estimates on US and global PC markets for Q4 and 2010, which paint a slightly better picture for Apple and a slightly worse outlook for other PC makers, compared to its market research rival IDC. Both continue to ignore the iPad.

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IDC: Apple hits 8.7% share as fastest growing PC maker in US 4Q sales

01/12/2011, 07:01 pm

Even without counting iPad sales, IDC's preliminary Q4 2010 report on PC shipments shows Apple experienced the fastest growth in an industry where average growth went negative due to tablet sales.

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Pixelmator banks on Mac App Store for exclusive distribution

01/07/2011, 07:01 pm

Pixelmator, the developers of streamlined Mac image editor that compares to Adobe Photoshop at a much lower price, has announced exclusive commitment to Apple's new Mac App Store for its software sales and distribution.

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Dutch iPhone carrier challenging Apple's exclusive European contracts

01/04/2011, 05:01 pm

National Dutch phone carrier KPN has reportedly decided that Apple's exclusive iPhone contract with Mobistar in Belgium is illegal, and has begun offering the iPhone in Belgium through its Base subsidiary.

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2011 marks Apple's tenth anniversary of Mac OS X, iPod, Apple Retail

01/03/2011, 05:01 am

As Apple begins 2011 by opening its new Mac App Store and expanding its partnerships with Verizon, later this year the company can look forward to celebrating the tenth anniversary of three of its greatest successes: Mac OS X, the iPod, and the company's uniquely successful retail initiative.

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Report: iPad will grow 250% in 2011 at the expense of PCs

12/31/2010, 03:12 pm

A new report claims tablet sales will more than triple next year, but says Apple will hold on to its dominant position with the iPad, jumping from 14 million units in 2010 to 36 million next year.

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