Apple: Trailblazing a New Future

I've used both the iOS and the Android OS, and I have to say I disagree that {complink 379|Apple Inc.} is repeating its mistakes, and here is why: The software market, current and past, for the Mac and PC is very different compared to the app market for smartphones. There were very few options for…

Hardware Trumps Software, Sort of

Another significant milestone in the evolution of {complink 379|Apple Inc.} is being marked this week. {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.}, the long-term nemesis of the consumer electronics company, announced its first-quarter results, and the numbers showed the software vendor's revenue had fallen behind Apple's for the first time in about 20 years. It's a triumph of sort,…

10 Takeaways From Intel’s Q1 Results

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} is red hot. The company blew away analysts' revenue and profit estimates in the first quarter, boosting its stocks on the equity market. The stocks rose 7 percent by midday today, April 20, and helped to lift the major indices. What made Intel so successful during the quarter was carefully laid out…

What’s Next for PC-Centric Acer?

Since the March 31 resignation of {complink 38|Acer Inc.} CEO Gianfranco Lanci, consensus has been that he was unceremoniously pushed out because of the rapid growth in demand for tablets from {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and other equipment vendors. That may be partly true, but indications are that it’s not the entire picture. In fact, a…

Acer Needs a New CEO, Plus a New Tagline

{complink 38|Acer Inc.} used to market itself as one of the world's leading desktop PC and notebook manufacturers. Even now, promotional materials on the company's website proudly proclaim its position as the “No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.” I fully expect Acer to drop that tagline within months. Why? It's no longer fashionable, profitable,…

What Will Happen to PCs as Tablets Surge?

In 2009, OEMs shipped about 2 million tablet computers before {complink 379|Apple Inc.} jumped into the market. In 2010, the iPad sparked roaring demand for tablets, and shipment jumped to 19.7 million units. The giddy year-over-year growth offers a striking insight into the future of tablets and the potential havoc they will create in the…

Nokia-Apple Patent War Heats Up

Barely a week after a judge rejected its earlier complaint, {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} has again hauled smartphone rival {complink 379|Apple Inc.} before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that the American company has violated another seven of its patents. In the new complaint, Nokia said Apple is infringing on patents related to mobile phones,…