John Chionchio

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Apple blurs lines between online and retail stores with revamped product support service

With new Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts in charge of operations, Apple is further blurring the lines between its online and physical retail store services. We reported earlier this year on Ahrendts’s plans to more seamlessly integrate both paths of Apple retail, and now the …

Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

Apple’s Mac marketshare hit record highs during the third calendar quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC. Official numbers from the firm’s quarterly PC tracker show that Apple’s Q3 shipments topped 2.34 million Macs moved during the quarter in the U.S., giving it 13.4 percent market share …

Lenovo Shares Dive To Four-Month Low As Xiaomi Accelerates In China

Shares in Lenovo, the world’s No. 1 PC brand, dived for a second day in Hong Kong on Friday after the company said smart-phone sales fell in the three months to September amid intense global competition that is also pressuring better-known Apple and Samsung.<p>Lenovo’s shares fell 4.8% on Friday to …

Turmoil at Pimco bruises its brand

For years, Owen Murray believed that Pacific Investment Management Co. was a safe bet for his clients for one big reason.<p>"They were just very, very consistent," said Murray, investment director at a financial advisory firm for wealthy individuals in Houston.<p>Murray's view was tested the last few …

China approves $113 billion in infrastructure projects: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China approved more than $100 billion worth of infrastructure projects in late October and early November, state media said on Saturday, in a bid to bolster slowing growth in the world’s second largest economy.<p>A garbage collector rides his tricycle as he looks for recyclable …

Apple told its sapphire supplier ‘Put on your big boy pants’

Judge Henry Boroff didn't do Apple any favors when he invited the company to specify which portions of Daniel Squiller's 21 pages of testimony were …

Berkshire Earnings Beat Expectations By $283 Per Share

Net earnings per Berkshire shares totaled $2,811.<p>Revenue in Berkshire's third quarter came in at $51.2 billion, up from $46.5 billion a year ago.<p>Earnings for holders of Berkshire 'B' shares are equivalent 1/1,500 of the Class A amount.<p>On Friday, Class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway closed at …