Peering Inside Google’s $19 Billion Black Box

October 15, 2017

There's a $19 billion black box inside Google. That's the yearly amount Google pays to companies that help generate its advertising sales, from the websites lined with Google-served ads to Apple and others that plant Google's search box or apps in prominent spots.  Investors are obsessed with this money, called traffic acquisition costs, and they're particularly worried about the growing slice of those payments going to Apple and Google's Android…

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Google CEO Sets AI-First Device Blueprint to Catch Apple

October 10, 2017

Google unveiled the second generation of its own devices along with an array of entirely new gadgets, plowing the company deeper into a competitive consumer hardware market. But at its splashy press event in San Francisco, Google executives announced each device with a repetitive focus on its artificial intelligence software. That drumbeat served as a reminder that the tech giant’s hardware strategy centers on keeping its lucrative web services relevant…

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Apple’s Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews

October 10, 2017

Despite the strength of its brand, Apple Inc. occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked by reviewers for specific functional flaws, ranging from the iPhone 8’s middling design to Apple Watch Series 3 issues with wireless connectivity, and…

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Amazon Prepares for Apple and Google Competition With Home Devices Push

October 3, 2017

purchase in August of Whole Foods Market, operator of hundreds of high-end food market. At its happen Wednesday, Amazon also introduced a revamped Fire TV set-top box that will support higher-resolution 4K video at a faster make proportion the the previous accounts, pairing the capabilities of Apple’s recently modernized simulate. Amazon’s new carton is smaller than the current invention and can plug into the back of a Tv via its…

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iPhone Disappointment Hammers Suppliers

October 2, 2017

Apple Inc.’s recent products are getting a thumbs down, at least by investors in the company’s Asian suppliers. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co ., which makes the iPhone and other Apple devices, has fallen 10 percentage in Taipei since Apple unveiled its collect of new devices for the holidays this month. Other suppliers across the region, including Taiwan’s Pegatron Corp. and South Korea’s LG Innotek Co. have submerge more than…

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A brief recent history of Apples product swerves

October 1, 2017

The perennial refrain of Android fans is that Apple is just adding stuff to iOS that they’ve had for years already in their mobile ecosystem. And it’s certainly true that Cupertino makes a point of waiting until it believes a technology is properly baked and the time is juuuuust right — or at least commercially judicious — to introduce a new product or capability, one which has likely already been…

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Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China

July 31, 2017

Apple has issued the following statement regarding last-place lights removal of most major VPN apps from the App Store in China. Unsurprisingly, Apple says that it is complying with regulations put in place by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology earlier this year who are in need of VPN apps to be licensed by the government. VPN apps and works currently represent one of the only lanes that a…

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Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

July 30, 2017

The Chinese authorities crackdown on the internet continues with the information that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the two countries censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ExpressVPN, a provider based outside of China, which said in a blog post all major VPN apps including its own had been purged from Apples China-based accumulate. The companionship…

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