Apple may have finally resolved its lingering iPhone 5s supply issues.
On Tuesday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reported that iPhone 5s supplies are finally meeting demand.
This development, if accurate, comes at a great time for Apple, as the holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday (or some might even say tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday.)
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Following a long weekend of rumors, a spokesperson for Apple has just confirmed reports that the iDevice maker has acquired Israeli 3D sensor firm PrimeSense.
Although financial terms weren’t verified publicly, sources close to the deal confess the acquisition may have cost Apple close to or slightly more than $360 million.
PrimeSense is a successful maker of sensors, specialized silicon and middle-ware for motion sensing and 3D scanning applications.
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On Thursday, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, released his discussion draft of tax reform legislation.
The draft is particularly controversial and of concern to the mobile ad community.
According to a statement provided to MMW by the Association of National Advertisers, the proposed legislation includes a provision that will, if enacted, “severely impact the economy and lead to significant job loss.”
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Despite the fact that Apple’s current flagship iPhone, the iPhone 5S, was just released six weeks ago, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant isn’t letting any grass growth beneath its smartphone empire.
According to published reports out of the Far East, Apple has already begun field testing the next-generation iPhone 6.
Chinese blog C Technology reports that Apple’s iPhone 6 will deliver a larger 4.9-inch display.
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According to a new report from mGamingWatch, online gambling in California may be inching closer to legalization. That tidbit comes straight from the Commissioner of California’s Gambling Control Commission, Richard Schuetz.
But don’t expect full-blown digital casinos. It’s most likely that the initial wave of online gambling will be limited exclusively to poker.
“We have 38 million people,” Schuetz was quoted by PokerUpdate. “We’re the eighth largest economy in the world. We’re bigger than Canada, so it’s not a case like Nevada that has 2.7 million people. We have more poker tables in the state of California than every other state in the nation.”
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As our regular readers will attest, MMW has published no shortage of stories, tidbits, and insights into the remarkable mobile growth experienced across the continent of Asia in recent years. But despite the monumental adoption of mobile throughout the APAC region, major opportunities for further growth linger.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), too few companies have been successful leveraging enterprise mobility solutions to drive tangible business benefits even though the industry is one of Asia/Pacific’s (not including Japan) fastest-growing markets.
In this region, the addressable market for enterprise mobility, which includes applications, devices, security, middleware, and professional services, is expected to grow from $1.4 billion in 2013 to $2.3 billion by 2017.
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While leading mobile payment solutions providers like GoPayment and PayAnywhere are earning praise for strengthening America’s small businesses through the availability of affordable platforms, some critics are blasting Square on Monday for not doing the same.
This week, Square confirmed that it is eliminating a monthly flat-fee option for smaller businesses “in favor of its usual per swipe fee.”
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