Microsoft and Google find it difficult to follow Apple. The two companies are starting to produce their own hardware, which unfortunately are still far from what Apple has. Microsoft is criticized for its Surface Book Laptop, while Google has received hard reviews on its Google Pixel C tablet. It seems that Microsoft and Google are following Apple in the hardware business.
In an Oracle court proceedings against Google, it was revealed that the search engine company could be paying Apple at least $1 billion in revenue-shares. The payment was made to keep Google's search bar on Apple devices. A source named the sharing percentage for Apple to be 34 percent, but it's yet to be officially confirmed nor denied.
Foxconn has put forth a highly tempting offer of over $5 billion in front of the almost-bankrupt Sharp Corp, which well exceeds its current valuation at $1.8 billion. The other potential buyer, Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, who was already very confident, is not so sure of a win right now. Foxconn's bid amount not only surpasses Innovation's $2.5 billion, the Taiwanese firm has also offered to absorb all of Sharp's debts and not make any top management replacements. While the board does not want their Japanese seller to fall under any kind of foreign control, the decision needs to be based purely on deal economics and not political considerations.
Apple is all set to build its first iOS development center in Europe. With Italy's Naples as the chosen location, the world's largest app seller plans to provide opportunities to the students of the country to join the world's most enviable app ecosystem. Apple will help the teachers draw up a special curriculum to facilitate this process. Europe is already reaping the benefits as its developers have earned a total of $11.1 billion from sale of Apple apps. Now, with its move into Italy, the country is already looking at 75,000 job opportunities.
Apple just released iOS 9.2.1 that fixes an iOS bug allowing malicious agents to impersonate end users' identities by granting the read and write access to website cookies.
The child labor reported is taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in cobalt mines. The estimation says that about 40,000 children are working for the mines. Companies listed in the report gave various responses following the accusations.
Despite the spreading rumors that speculate new Apple Watch model would be introduced on March, an Apple-watcher wrote why it's unlikely that the model would arrive that soon. But it stays likely that Apple will have a major event on March, although not related to the new Apple Watch.
Apple has won a court verdict regarding trade banning on certain older Samsung handsets. The verdict has been appeared as a long cherished Apple appeal. But since the matter relates to smart phones, so industry insiders prefer for negotiation instead of imposing court injunctions. This is because of the fact smart phones require others’ features to include on payment basis for continuous development of products to sustain in the competitive market.
Gartner, a technology research firm has represented Apple through a study report as the lone PC vendor to post positive sales growth during 2015. The tech giant currently enjoys a market chunk of 7.5%. Apple’s performance appears to be shining since the worldwide PC market is passing through a negative sales trend for the fourth straight year.
Apple has revealed a glitch in its News app causing the company with lesser number of visitors count compared to the reality. However, Apple is reportedly to be working on the problem and it will be solved soon.
Apple has agreed to build a tool that will help users to transfer data from iOS to Android due to lots of pressure from mobile carriers. Although the company has not specified the date of release, the news means that Apple is ready to open up its ecosystem and will be in fair competition with other manufacturers.
CBS Corp. Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves announced Tuesday that Apple has hit the pause button in its TV subscription plans. According to Talking New Media, this is a sign that coordinating with broadcasting firms to develop a system for their business plans is harder than what was initially expected.
Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk and other prominent tech company executives raised $1 billion through an initiative called Open A.I. to fund an artificial intelligence research company.
Samsung has taken a decision a take an alternative business of automobile. The reason behind this is the declining profit generated from its Samsung handsets.
This year, Apple is supporting the annual Hour of Code program by using all of its 468 stores all over the world as temporary classrooms teaching coding. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, hopes to create a spark from this project among millions of children.