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PC industry customer satisfaction again dominated by Apple

09/21/2010, 08:09 am

Apple remains the best in its class for customer service, with the Mac maker again leading all other PC makers for the seventh straight year, despite industry-wide improvement, according to a new study.

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Former HP exec Mark Hurd hired as Oracle co-president

09/06/2010, 11:09 pm

Mark Hurd, whose departure from HP had been compared to Steve Jobs' exit from Apple in 1985, is headed to Oracle where he will serve as co-president and join the board of directors.

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Palm unveils webOS 2.0, SDK available to developers

08/31/2010, 04:08 pm

Palm on Tuesday introduced the beta software development kit of the next version of its mobile operating system, webOS 2.0, bringing new features like an expanded universal search that developers can tap into, and new HTML5 capabilities and enhancements.

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Apple reseller slashes Mac prices to lowest seen all year

08/23/2010, 08:08 pm

In a bid to capitalize on this year's back-to-school shopping season, one of Apple's largest authorized resellers has dropped Mac prices to the lowest seen this year, offering $150 of white MacBooks, up to $180 off new iMacs, and up to $300 off MacBook Pros.

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Ouster of HP CEO compared to when 'idiots' at Apple fired Steve Jobs

08/10/2010, 08:08 am

Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison this week compared the ouster of HP CEO Mark Hurd to when Steve Jobs was run out of the company he founded -- Apple -- in the 1980s by "idiots" on the board of directors.

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iPad launches Apple to 3rd place in mobile PC market share

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

Apple's market share as a mobile PC vendor has surged along with the launch of iPad, breaking 200% year over year growth while vaulting the company from seventh to third place in global portable computing.

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Steve Ballmer: 'Apple sold more iPads than I'd like them to sell'

07/29/2010, 05:07 pm

Speaking to Wall Street analysts, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer noted that tablets are a big issue for the company and expressed concern about Apple's success with iPad.

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HP's webOS 2.0 to take on iPhone 4, iPad later this year

07/23/2010, 03:07 pm

After making comments to the contrary this summer, Hewlett-Packard is now positioning its acquired Palm webOS as a competitor to Android and iPhone 4, as well as Apple's iPad, relegating its Windows 7 Slate PC offerings to a business tablet niche.

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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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Apple attempted to purchase Palm, was outbid by HP - report

07/15/2010, 03:07 pm

Apple reportedly sought to purchase its smartphone rival Palm earlier this year, but was outbid by PC maker HP, which paid $1.2 billion for the struggling company.

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iSuppli: Apple was only US PC maker to outgrow market in Q1 2010

06/04/2010, 03:06 pm

The greatest growth in the PC industry in the first quarter of 2010 came from overseas computer manufacturers, with one exception in the U.S.: Apple.

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HP's purchase of Palm could lead to WebOS tablets, netbooks

04/28/2010, 07:04 pm

In addition to entering the smartphone market against the iPhone, HP's acquisition of handset maker Palm could allow the PC maker to expand the WebOS mobile platform to tablets and netbooks to compete with Apple's iPad.

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HP to acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion

04/28/2010, 04:04 pm

HP announced Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase struggling smartphone maker Palm in an all cash deal worth 1.2 billion.

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Apple jumps to No. 56 in annual Fortune 500 rankings

04/15/2010, 03:04 pm

Fortune magazine on Thursday released its annual list of the Fortune 500 U.S. companies with the highest gross revenue in 2010, and Apple moved up 15 spots to take the 56th overall position.

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Growth in netbook sales slows in anticipation of Apple's iPad

04/02/2010, 12:04 pm

As the launch of Apple's iPad looms, a new report alleges that HP and Dell have cut back production of low-cost, low-power netbooks after the market saw relatively slow growth in the first quarter of 2010.

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HP attacks Apple iPad over Flash, ARM expects 50 new tablets in 2010

03/10/2010, 10:03 am

As HP attempts to push its own Flash-playing slate PC over the Apple iPad, one ARM executive said he expects more than 50 tablet-style devices to be introduced this year alone.

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HP plans to beat Apple iPad price, Microsoft Courier still in works

02/18/2010, 11:02 am

Apple's iPad announcement has not deterred PC competitors, as HP's forthcoming 3G-enabled "slate PC" will reportedly be competitively priced, and Microsoft is still working on its unannounced Courier dual-screen tablet.

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Apple among top 5 brick-and-mortar, online electronics stores

02/10/2010, 03:02 pm

Apple ranked in the top five electronics retailers in all of 2009, with both its brick-and-mortar retail stores and commercial Web site among the top revenue earners.

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Apple tops PC rivals in customer experience, but iTunes lags behind

01/13/2010, 08:01 pm

In a recent survey of customer experience, Apple ranked above its main competitors in the personal computing space, but consumers found iTunes to be behind rivals Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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CES: Microsoft, HP introduce touchscreen 'slate PC'

01/07/2010, 09:01 am

During his keynote at CES Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled a new touchscreen tablet from HP running Windows 7, dubbed a "slate PC."

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