• Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

    Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

    Worldwide sales of smartphones declined year over year, from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, according to figures from analyst Strategy Analytics, which it says is the first time in the history of what it dubs the “modern smartphone market” that this has occurred. Read More

  • iPhone Sales Up 35% With 47.5M Units Sold In Q3

    iPhone Sales Up 35% With 47.5M Units Sold In Q3

    It would appear that Apple can’t stop, won’t stop when it comes to iPhone sales. After two blockbuster quarters in a row — Apple sold a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones in Q1 2015 and 61 million iPhones in Q2 — Apple has completed what is traditionally its slowest quarter selling 47.5 million units of the iPhone. That’s a yearly increase of 35 percent. Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone 6s Will Have A Luxe Rose Gold Option

    Analyst Says iPhone 6s Will Have A Luxe Rose Gold Option

    Apple’s next iPhone (likely the ‘iPhone 6s’ if it keeps with recent naming conventions) could come in a luxury rose gold finish, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). The analyst, who has a good track record of calling Apple product plans ahead of their official announcement, shared info about the rose gold option in a research note today, and… Read More

  • Keurig CEO Blames Coffee Pod DRM For Falling Sales

    Keurig CEO Blames Coffee Pod DRM For Falling Sales

    In what amounts to a win for the anti-DRM crowd, Keurig CEO Brian Kelley said the 23% drop in sales came from his move to prevent coffee lovers from using unofficial K-Cups in its 2.0 machines. After the company’s patent on the K-Cup expired, the company added a lock to its new machines to prevent the use of refillable cups and cups from outside manufacturers. Users also filed a… Read More

  • LinkedIn Q1 Beats On Sales Of $638M, EPS Of $0.57, Shares Tank On Weak Outlook

    LinkedIn Q1 Beats On Sales Of $638M, EPS Of $0.57, Shares Tank On Weak Outlook

    After Facebook and Twitter reported mixed results this week, LinkedIn today was the latest of the social networks to report its Q1 earnings. The company, which has over 350 million users globally, posted sales of $638 million, up 35% year on year, with non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.57. Both beat analyst expectations but the stock is taking a big hit in after-hours trading, down more… Read More

  • No Traditional Financial Institutions? No Problem Crunch Network

    No Traditional Financial Institutions? No Problem

    On Lending Club’s February 2015 quarterly earnings call, an analyst asked CEO Renaud Laplanche a simple question: have you considered getting the loans you’re issuing rated? Renaud had a simple answer: We have, but we won’t. As Renaud said, the marketplace lending platform’s loan grading system, which it illustrates on its website, is in many ways more transparent and… Read More

  • Analyst: Apple Could Finally Be Opening Up Apple TV To Developers At An Event In March

    Analyst: Apple Could Finally Be Opening Up Apple TV To Developers At An Event In March

    The Apple TV could finally be getting a developer SDK that would allow third-party apps to appear on the platform, according to an analyst note from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today. The note cites channel checks as the source of the info that Apple will hold an Apple TV-related event in March, at which time it may introduce an SDK for “iTV” development. Read More

  • Analyst: PS3 to win over Xbox 360 and Wii

    Technology analyst firm Strategy Analytics just announced their latest forecast: Sony’s Playstation 3 will will outsell the Wii and Xbox 360 by the time they all end their product cycle. Say what? Read More

  • Analyst: iPad could be delayed until April

    It begins: Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek is harshing on all our buzzes by announcing that according to an unidentified source at Hon Hai Precision, a CE manufacturer, the iPad could be delated until April. The source said that there were only 300K units available for a March launch, which may put a damper on what we’re calling iPad Awareness Month. He expects Apple to sell about… Read More

  • SSD sales up last year, despite recession

    So it wasn’t all bleak last year, SSD manufacturers experienced a 14% increase in sales, along with a total of over 11 million drives sold. That’s a whole lot of memory chips. Read More

  • AT&T needs to spend $5 Billion to catch up

    With all the crap that’s gone on (and still going on) between AT&T and Verizon, it’s safe to say that this is the last thing AT&T wanted to come out. According to a study that just came out, AT&T would have to spend approximately $5 billion US to get their network to the same level as Verizon and Sprint. Read More

  • Turns out you really, really, like your television provider

    Last year, overall satisfaction with television providers was at the lowest level in 5 years. It seems however, that when J.D. Power tells the providers that they suck, they listen. And now, they seem to have actually turned it around. Read More

  • Analysts say wireless charging is pointless without super capacitors

    Well, despite the fact that the wireless charging system for the Palm Pre is popular and functional, the analysts at Strategy Analytics say that it’s pointless. Come again? Read More

  • Analyst: Palm Pre, she is dying

    Collins Stewart analyst Ashok Kumar (not this guy) is claiming that the Palm Pre will be a dud and that shortages, manufacturing problems, and Sprint’s relative suckitude as a carrier will push the $199 smartphone straight to the bottom. While I welcome this bracing opinion of everyone’s darling, it seems Kumar has some sort of bone to pick and is bringing up concerns you could… Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone Not Yet Competing with RIM

    Scott Karp from Publishing 2.0 and Seeking Alpha recently spoke at a conference where no one had an iPhone. That’s right, businessmen in their 40-somethings still don’t have an iPhone and probably don’t give a damn. You see, in the business world, RIM still reigns king. If you sit down and take a look at both the latest Blackberry and the iPhone, you’ll see that… Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone May Have Learning Curve

    10 days is all you have left until you can pick up a sweet, juicy iPhone from your local AT&T shop. But before picking it up, you may want to hear American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu’s take on the most popular phone ever. Wu says that while the iPhone is a hot ticket and people are sure to buy it, it does have flaws that need to be addressed. The biggest concern is that… Read More

  • Apple TV To Overtake TiVo, Netflix, and Jesus According To Analyst

    Saying that a device like Apple TV is going to overtake huge, pioneering companies like TiVo and Netflix is a pretty bold move. But here at the CG, we like bold moves. ThinkEquity analyst John Hoopes says that the Apple TV is “an ideal conduit for multiple services including DVR, paid-for content, gaming, or advertising.” Ok, quite true. The Apple TV can do a lot of fantastic things. Read More