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Does Apple Have an iPad Problem?

Does Apple Have an iPad Problem 300x225 Does Apple Have an iPad Problem?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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Zuck’s Next Mobile Move May Be His Biggest

Zucks Next Mobile Move May Be His Biggest 206x300 Zucks Next Mobile Move May Be His BiggestWhat 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.
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Wireless M2M Devices Industry Has Gas (and Oil)

wireless M2M Devices Industry Has Gas and Oil 300x164 Wireless M2M Devices Industry Has Gas (and Oil)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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Is This Our First Look at What’s Next for Apple?

Is This Our First Look at Whats Next for Apple 300x200 Is This Our First Look at Whats Next for Apple?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.

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Yahoo Wants to Take a Bite Out of Apple

Yahoo Wants to Take a Bite Out of Apple 294x300 Yahoo Wants to Take a Bite Out of AppleThere’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.
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Smart Connected Home Appliances More in Demand Than We Realize

Smart Connected Home Appliances More in Demand Than We Realize 300x190 Smart Connected Home Appliances More in Demand Than We RealizeAccording 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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Mobile Payments: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

Mobile Payments Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going 261x300 Mobile Payments: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re GoingThe 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.

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