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[22 Jul]    Microsoft Confirms Decision To Kill The Surface Mini 

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 2.32.29 PMRemember the Surface Mini, a device that got axed at the last minute? Microsoft gave it a shout out in its earnings report today. The company noted in its hardware section that its “[c]urrent year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from our transition to newer generation devices and a decision to not ship a new form factor.” Ding. Read More


[22 Jul]    China Drove Big iPhone And iPad Sales For Apple During Q3 2014 

apple-store-chinaApple‘s earnings are out, and there’s a narrative contained therein of the emerging importance of China and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries in general – the company revealed to the FT that iPhone sales are up 55 percent year over year in the BRIC nations, and Chinese iPhone sales are up 48 percent, with the iPad sales in that country rising 51 percent year… Read More


[22 Jul]    Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014 

hero_hardwareApple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight declines as it did last quarter. By the numbers, Apple sold 35.20 million iPhones, 13.27 million iPads, 4.41 million Macs and 2.96… Read More


[22 Jul]    Apple’s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS 

apple-earningsApple has just released its fiscal Q3 2014 earnings, reporting $37.4 billion in revenue, $7.7 billion in net profit representing $1.28 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 5.9 percent in revenue, and 19.6 percent in EPS (adjusted for the 7-for-1 split). Fortune’s consensus among analysts was for Apple to report earnings of $1.26 per share on… Read More


[22 Jul]    The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray 

Screenshot 2014-07-22 15.41.57Safety first! That’s what my mom always says. Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that. It’s a new pocket-sized device that combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for police and health services, and pepper spray to… Read More