On Wednesday, Apple punctuated a strong quarter on Wall Street with impressive earnings that mostly beat analyst expectations.
Spiking more than $40 per share in after-hours trading, Apple reported earnings of $11.62 a share on revenue of $45.6 billion.
Analysts expected earnings of $10.18 a share on $43.53 billion in revenue.
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What does Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have planned for mobile now? Perhaps something bigger than we’ve ever seen before from the social networking giant.
According to published reports that have escalated in frequency over the last 48 hours, Facebook is ready to launch its long-rumored mobile advertising network.
“Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its ‘F8′ developer conference in San Francisco at the end of the month,” says Re/Code‘s Mike Isaac, citing sources close to the social network of more than one billion users.
Posted in iOS, iPhone, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Devices, Mobile Social, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Smartphones, Technology
According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the analyst firm says the wireless M2M devices industry within the gas and oil business is heating up fast.
Based on the research presented, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013.
“Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent,” the report summary reads, “this number is expected to reach 1.12 million by 2018.”
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The clock may be slowly counting down until Apple’s June presentation of WWDC 2014, but we may have already scored our first look at the forthcoming major update to iOS.
According to published reports ahead of the weekend, Apple is now “aggressively testing” iOS 8.
Corresponding with traffic log data, BGR shared a supposedly leaked image leak on Friday that purportedly depicts the new operating system on a larger iPhone 6 display.
Posted in Developer, iOS, iPhone, News, Predictions, Rumors, Technology
There’s a covert operation underway at Yahoo today (okay, so maybe it’s not exactly covert any longer, but it’s serious stuff nonetheless).
Yahoo’s chief executive officer, Marissa Mayer, is poised to make the pitch of her career in the coming weeks. And it’s to Apple.
According to knowledgeable industry sources, Yahoo’s boss wants to win Apple’s affections and inspire the iDevice maker to dump Google and make Yahoo the default search engine on all Apple products.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Smartphones
According to new projections from Juniper Research, the installed base of connected appliances in “Smart Homes” will surpass the 10 million mark by 2017.
That’s an impressive jump from 4 million at the end of 2013.
Juniper’s new report – Smart Home Ecosystems & the Internet of Things – found that consumer awareness of connected appliances, such as smart fridges and washing machines was gradually increasing, but that such devices are not widely considered to represent attractive purchases.
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The following is a guest contributed post from Toffer Grant, CEO and Founder of PEX Card.
When leaving the house over the past decade, a typical person’s checklist has morphed from “keys and wallet”, to “phone, keys and wallet” to “smart phone, keys… and do I really need my wallet?” With the evolution and growth of mobile payment solutions, now more than ever, you can cross “wallet” off of your mental checklist.
New applications and venues for accepting mobile payments have revolutionized online sales for merchants and consumers alike.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Predictions, Smartphones, Technology, Topics