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12 markets Apple could reinvent in the next decade

Credit: The Next Web<p>Known for its radical product reinvention, Apple has changed the way the world uses their mobile phones. So what’s next for the tech giant?<p>After Apple‘s recent milestone, I posed the following question to a panel of business owners from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC):<p>What do …

Quentin Clark's Vision For The Growth Of SAP

Whether in the world of sports, politics, or business, it’s rare in any industry for someone to get a job that is the equivalent of being elected as the tech equivalent of a United States Senator. Quentin Clark got one of those jobs. After spending a year as CTO of SAP SE, Clark is now the chief …

Big Data

SAP lifts 2017 sales goal; takes margin hit to gain share | Reuters

WALLDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German software maker SAP on Friday raised its 2017 revenue outlook to the upper end of forecasts but said operating margins would dip as more business comes from cheaper Internet-based cloud software instead of legacy software packages.<p>A SAP logo is seen at its …

Enterprise Tech

SAP Meets Cloud Sales Expectations, and Then Some

<i>This story was updated Jan. 22 to clarify the customer count numbers for SuccessFactors.</i><p>SAP convinced big businesses to sign up for cloud …

SAP SE

Morgan Stanley maintains AAPL as a buy, giving four reasons for expecting stock to climb

Following Bank of America Merrill Lynch yesterday giving six reasons for downgrading AAPL stock, Morgan Stanley has responded today with four reasons it continues to rate the stock a Buy, reports <i>Business Insider</i>.<p>In a note to clients on Thursday, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty maintained an …

IDC: Apple snatches 3% of smartphone users from Samsung

IDC has just released its smartphone market share data for Q2 2015, and at least one thing is clear: Samsung is still struggling, and Apple is still doing really well. The Korean company’s smartphone market share dropped from 24.8% to 21.7% year-over-year, a 3.1 percentage point drop. Conveniently, …

The Apple car looks more likely as Cupertino hires new execs

Project Titan, Apple’s hundreds-strong initiative to create a next-generation electric car, is continuing to ramp up.<p>Word has it that Cupertino has just hired one of the industry’s veteran manufacturing executives to help push the so-called Apple car to market.<p>Doug Betts, previously the senior vice …

How an in-store Apple Watch demo will make you a believer

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of people, I took the midnight plunge and bought an Apple Watch before I’d even tried it on.<p>But today, I got to see the device I bought last night. I went down to the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco and tried on a range of watches.<p>I wish I’d done this before, …

Apple Continues Seeing Steady Mac Sales Growth Even as U.S. PC Shipments Decline

Even amid a decline in U.S. PC shipments, Apple continues to see steady shipment growth, according to new PC shipping estimates from Gartner. Apple shipped nearly 1.7 million PCs in 1Q15, up from 1.5 million in 1Q14, marking an 8.9 percent increase. Overall PC growth in the United States in 1Q15 …

Apple's Tim Cook leads different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready forthe harsh glare that shines on Apple’s (AAPL) CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the …

Immigration Reform

Apple's new enterprise business is going to be so much bigger than most people imagine

Business Insider was invited to the launch party, hosted by IBM UK CEO David Stokes, and we got to look around the trendy new space.<p>One section was devoted to IBM's new partnership with Apple. Seeing a demonstration of one of the apps IBM and Apple have been jointly developing for businesses left …

Apps

Apple may have sold a mind-blowing 73 million iPhones in last quarter

Apple on Tuesday will announce its financial numbers for its fiscal Q1 2015, and a well-connected analyst who’s been very accurate about the company …

Apple’s quarterly profit set new world record for any company, says Standard & Poor’s

Apple didn’t just set a new record for the company when it beat every forecast in the Q1 results announced yesterday, it set a new world record for the most profitable quarter of any company in history, says credit ratings giant Standard & Poor’s. Its net profit of $18B far exceeded the previous …

Apple Grabs Record US PC Market Share On Strong Mac Sales in Q3 2014

As forecasted, the third calendar quarter of 2014 was a stellar quarter for Mac shipments, with Apple gaining ground on its competitors in the US. According to IDC's quarterly PC tracker (via <i>Re/code)</i>, Apple reached its highest PC market share ever reported, a metric that accounts only for Mac …

The Apple years while Steve Jobs was away

As one of the founders of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Jobs became synonymous with the brand. But his relationship with the company wasn't always so hallowed and harmonious. After internal disputes with Apple's board of directors in 1985, Jobs left the company to pursue other projects, including NeXT …

Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

Apple & Barclaycard offer new Visa rewards card w/ Apple Store credit, chip-and-pin, & updated financing options

Following the launch of Apple Pay in the US last month, Apple and Barclaycard have introduced a new co-branded credit card with EMV chip-and-pin support and revised rewards and financing options.<p>Apple has long advertised the Barclaycard “iTunes Rewards Visa Card” through its online store for …

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus increase iOS enterprise share at the expense of Android

Good Technology is out with its latest report examining share of mobile platforms in the enterprise and in it noted that iOS was able to grow its market share following the introduction of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The increase from 67% last quarter to 69% during Q3 isn’t a huge one, but it’s …

With new smartwatch, Apple buys itself some time

It won't deliver the Apple Watch to consumers until next year. So who's going to now rush out to buy a wearable from the likes of LG, Motorola or Samsung?<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple may have shown rivals its hand by unveiling its first smartwatch months before it hits the market. But it also made …

Smartwatches

Apple Hiring for Future Retail Store in United Arab Emirates

Apple today posted retail job listings for a future store to be located in the United Arab Emirates, indicating that the company may be soon opening its first store in the Middle East. The postings were initially spotted by <i>ifoAppleStore</i> and show typical openings for Specialists, Creatives, and …

Apple shows how to spend billions of dollars — the smart way

Being the world's largest technology company has its perks, including a stream of almost limitless cash. But the law of large numbers also starts to …

The entire tech industry struggling to compete with Apple, in one insane chart

Jan Dawson at Jackdaw Research has a great post about Samsung up today, arguing that the company's future rests on turning around the struggling mobile division. It's an interesting argument, but this insane chart in the middle is the real story: there isn't a single consumer electronics company or …

Angela Ahrendts continues debut tour with employee Q&A, New York City Apple Store visits

New Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts is continuing her Apple debut tour this week. The former Burberry Chief Executive Officer today toured through Apple’s many stores in the New York City area and she also held a question-and-answer session with select Apple Retail …

Tim Cook Says Businesses Could Revive Slowing iPad Sales

The company is also seeing fast growth in emerging markets, though sales still trailed analyst expectations for a second straight quarter.<p>Although iPad sales were below analyst projections for a second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the tablet can continue to grow, particularly if …

40 best iPhone and iPad games of 2014 (so far)

Hearthstone, Monument Valley, Supernauts, Boom Beach, Thomas Was Alone, Threes!, Leo's Fortune and more<p>If you're an iPhone and/or iPad-owning gamer in 2014, you truly are spoiled for choice when it comes to new titles.<p>This year has seen a steady flow of innovative, creative and above all …

Apple's $45.6 Billion Second Quarter, by the Numbers

Apple handily beat Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue in the March quarter. That, combined with the news that Apple would boost its share …

Still Think You Can’t Do Real Work On The iPad? A Lot Has Changed Since 2010

<i>This story first appeared in Cult of Mac Magazine.</i><p>Back when I worked exclusively on my iPad, writing posts for Cult of Mac and everything related to that, I had a hell of a time getting some things done. It seemed like every tiny step needed to be researched before I could get anything done.<p>In the …

Apple Earns More Money Than HP, Google, Intel and Cisco Combined

Everyone knows Apple is incredibly profitable, but did you know that the top-earning tech company brings in more money than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco combined?<p>That’s according to the <i>San Jose Mercury News’</i> newly published Silicon Valley 150 list, which ranks 75 tech companies using …

When will retailers jump on the iBeacon bandwagon?

Push notification company Urban Airship hopes to make Apple's location-based system more relevant for retailers.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- While companies are still figuring out the best way to use Apple's location-sensing tech, iBeacon, push notification specialist Urban Airship believes it has a way to …

eCommerce

When Founders And Investors Split Over An Acquisition Offer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>For one founder who recently sold his startup, it was the culmination of a long journey. At the same time, the founder, who spoke to me on …