Apple, now the second most valuable company in the world

Apple, is now the second largest company in the world, in terms of it’s market value. In May, Apple made news when it left Microsoft behind with Wall Street value of $222.12 billion, becoming second most valuable company in the United States. Now, Apple is worth $265.8 billion — ahead of $265.5 billion worth PetroChina….

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RIM’s ‘Blackpad’ might be released next week

In a latest report, BlackPad, Research In Motion’s (RIM) answer to Apple’s iPad might be released as soon as next week. RIM might reveal the rumored tablet in BlackBerry Developer’s Conference that runs from September 27-30 in San Francisco, California. The Wall Street Journal quoted unknown sources telling that the 7-inch tablet will feature BlackBerry…

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Is something terribly wrong in mobile industry ?

A new research note from Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley in Fortune raises question on the business strategy of majority of mobile phone manufacturers. When you see the pie chart on the right, it is clear that Apple manufactures a tiny fraction (about 2.8%) of total handsets manufactured in the world, not a big…

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Facebook Phone in making ?

One more thing at the Facebook camp is a rumored Facebook Phone. On fears of the influence of iPhone and Android in the mobile arena, it is told that Facebook is building its own mobile operating system. Techcrunch linked Facebook’s ‘web based operating system’, Parakey, that it acquired  back in 2007 and never saw the…

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‘Digita Newsstand’ for iPad ?

With strong iPad sales and Best Buy CEO, Brian Dunn, claiming iPad to be cannibalizing notebook sales by ‘as much as 50%,’ Apple wanted to offer newspaper subscription model for iPad. The Dunn statement however was ‘corrected‘ by another statement saying that there is some replacement of low-end netbooks by iPads, but Best Buy doesn’t…

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Android gaining market share in expense of other mobile OS

ComScore published its quarterly mobile subscriber market share report that tracks total smart phone subscribers for the three months. The report says that 53.4 million US residents own smart phone. That was 11% increase from the previous quarter. In the report, among the top five platforms, only OS gaining the market share was Google’s Android….

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Microsoft Funeral Ceremony for Windows Phone Rivals

Microsoft tried to show it’s confidence on its upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system by hosting a mock funeral ceremony of it’s rival phones including Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. In the ceremony, hearses for the iPhone and the BlackBerry were carried along with Microsoft employees dressed up in Windows Phone 7 garb. The Microsoft…

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Ping – 1 Million users in 48 hours

Apple says that more than one-third of the iTunes users who have downloaded iTunes 10 in 48 hours of it’s release, have signed-up for Ping. With that impressive number Ping, the social engine of Apple, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s public profile got a comment, telling him, "nothing to worry about here… Ping kinda sucks." Jay…

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