With all of the big dogs at play, who is the world’s most valuable consumer brand According to the BrandZ survey, that company is now Apple, with an estimated value of $153.3 billion. They’ve just scooted ahead of Google to become number one.
The topic of Steve Jobs’ health has been a concerning one for many in the Apple community, with folks wondering what Apple would be like without Steve Jobs. According to a report from Fortune, Steve Jobs thinks Apple will be just fine.
I recently received an email inviting me to participate in a new Apple Program called Customer Pulse. The program is a survey-based panel that is designed to allow customers to provide Apple feedback about their products.
A new class action lawsuit alleges that Apple, Google, Intel, and other tech companies have been “conspiring to suppress compensation of their employees.” Among other things, the suit seeks damages for affected employees.
Microsoft recently announced its net profit for the first calendar quarter of 2011 – a figure of $5.23 billion. Interestingly, this is $760 million less that Apple’s profit over the same period, marking a truly historic occasion.
Interestingly, it’s come to the attention of GigaOM that, with Apple’s $65.8 billion stockpile, they could survive sales-free for 7 years and still sustain the company. Check out the chart just below!
Steve Jobs has purportedly unleashed another one of his curt responses upon the tech world, this time responding to an iOS tracking question.
A report has recently been published by Strategy Analytics claiming that Apple has overtaken Nokia as the world’s largest vendor of handsets (by revenue).
In less than 4 years, the iconic and amazing Apple iPhone has gone from zero percent of Apple’s income to a staggering 50%. Apple reported $12.3 billion in iPhone sales last quarter (half of its overall revenue). Check out the chart of the day below.
Popular comedian Conan O’Brian has posted a parody add for Apple’s “iDea 2”, in which he makes a play on the cult mentality of some Apple customers, as well as on Apple’s legendary secrecy.
Is the Cupertino Giant the “Apple” of your eye? Do you love your iPhone more than you love life? Are you, generally speaking, a raving Apple fanatic? I know I am. And there’s good news – Dimitri Kourtchine wants to interview you for a documentary!
As Easter approaches, Apple comes close to a significant sales milestone – the sales of 20 million iPhones.
More and more analysts are calling for Apple to enter the consumer video fray. Jefferies & Co are predicting Apple to release a new video gadget in 2012 or 2013 to answer the demands, and a cloud streaming service to go with it.
Despite frequent talk from analysts and other sources about Android being a warrior platform that it about to overtake (or has overtaken) iPhone in marketshare, the fact still stands that Apple’s iPhone business is over twice the size of Google’e entire organization.
Pandora disclosed in an amended filing related to their upcoming $100 million public offering that a US Federal grand jury has requested information regarding how its customer data is used. They do not believe they are the main target since subpoenas were issued to other Android and iOS app developers. Pandora seems to be the least invasive of privacy compared to many other apps out there. Facebook, anyone?
AppleInsider reports that a bomb threat was put forth today for Apple’s Elk Grove, California distribution center. Three buildings have been evacuated while the threat is assessed.