Apple Dazzles Wall Street with Mobile Device Sales, App Store Growth Yet Again

Apple Dazzles Wall Street with Mobile Device Sales, App Store Growth Yet AgainApple wowed Wall Street on Monday in its fiscal Q2 earnings report.

Beating analyst expectations by sizable margins, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion — $2.33 per diluted share.

Just how much did Apple’s growth expand year-over-year in the same quarter?
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U.S. Money Prepaid Card Goes Mobile for iOS and Android

U.S. Money Prepaid Card Goes Mobile for iOS and AndroidAccording to an announcement shared with MMW, this week marks the launch of U.S. Money Prepaid Mobile.

In short, we’re talking about a new app that allows U.S. Money Prepaid Card customers account access on the go.

The new app features account history; card-to-card money transfers; a reload location finder; FAQs; and more.

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WWDC 2015: Did You Get Your Ticket?

WWDC 2015 Did You Get Your TicketAs MMW reported Thursday, Apple has announced that it will hold its 26th annual WWDC June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, “with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers.”

This year’s convention, like last year’s, will be all about the future of iOS and OS X.

Developers were invited to apply for tickets via the WWDC website through Friday. And by Saturday morning, Apple was contacting applicants with news of whether or not they had won the ticket lottery.
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Ex-Apple Exec Resurfaces on Broadway

Ex-Apple Exec Resurfaces on BroadwayEverybody wants to make it on Broadway. Even Scott Forstall, the dismissed former Apple executive and iOS chief who parted ways with the company some three years ago after the regrettable Apple Maps launch.

Since 2012, many have wondered where Forstall went and where he would turn up next.

But over the weekend, we got our answer when Forstall sent the first tweet of his life.
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Did Apple Watch Have a Monster Opening Weekend of Preorders?

Did Apple Watch Have Had a Monster Opening Weekend of PreordersOn Friday, preorders for Apple Watch began just after midnight PST. And within no time at all, supplies were fading fast.

By early morning, orders of Apple Watch — which officially goes on sale April 24th — were returned with shipping estimates out in June 2015.

Now, we were warned that supplies would be tight, but few expected to see such protracted shipping times within hours of the start to preorders.
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Get a Room! Apple Pay Checks In To Marriott in Another Tech-Hotel Love Affair

Get a Room Apple Pay Checks In To Marriott in Another Tech-Hotel Love AffairThe romance between hotels and mobile technology has now blossomed into a full blown raging love affair.

This week, Marriott International was the latest to be struck by Cupid’s mobile payments arrow, becoming the first global hospitality company to offer Apple Pay.

According to an announcement from the hotel giant, this represents the latest step in Marriott’s creation of a complete mobile-powered travel experience.
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No Stopping Apple Pay: GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments Game

No Stopping Apple Pay GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments GameGaming and electronics retailer GameStop is the latest prominent brand to adopt Apple Pay.

On Tuesday, the company announced that customers can start using Apple Pay to make payments with a single touch.

GameStop is bringing Apple Pay to its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores this month.
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