During Senate Judiciary hearings today, former FTC official and new Google employee, Suzanne Michel, said that two-thirds of mobile search comes from Apple iOS devices. Considering the amount of Android units available to the public, that's a pretty remarkable figure.
A new report indicates that Google's brand value has risen 9 percent to hold the top spot with a value of over $48 billion. Apple, however has vaulted up 39 percent over the same period to grab the number two spot with a value of over $39 billion.
According to the report, this places Apple ahead of Microsoft, IBM, Wal-Mart, and General Electric for the first time -- ever.
In addition to this week's MacBook Air update, Apple has also released firmware updates for the early 2011 MacBook Pro and the mid-2011 Mac mini. The software update provides support for Apple's Thunderbolt Display, as well as enables Lion Internet Recovery. You can get your update through Apple's Support Downloads page.
While Apple is certainly famous for its product lineup, another thing the tech giant has also become famous for is how far it goes to keep its upcoming products secret. BusinessInsider recently spoke with an iPad app developer who shared some interesting insight into just what measures Apple reportedly takes to make sure nothing gets out.
When your company continually grows by leaps and bounds, you gotta have room for all those employees, right? Apple sure thinks so. Due to said growth, Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has mentioned that Apple executives are already in the planning stages for a third Apple campus, after completion of the "spaceship" campus.
Almost curiously on the heels of the criticism of Steve jobs' lack of a public record of philanthropy, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that the company has launched a new charitable matching program for its employees. The company is offering to match employees' personal charitable contributions up to $10,000 per year.
As the Thunderbolt port continues to make an appearance in Apple's lineup of products, a report out today has one item line beginning to ship to stores and resellers this week. Originally introduced in July, Apple's new 27-inch Thunderbolt Display could be making its way to customers soon.
Hot on the heels of Walter Isaacson's biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, will be a new book titled Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works. The book, written by Adam Lashinsky of Fortune magazine, aims to shed more light onto the inner workings of Apple.
In this day and age of tech lawsuit mania, it can be hard to remember them all. However, remember the Apple versus HTC one that is currently in process with the U.S. International Trade Commission? It took an interesting twist recently, where Apple filed in a brief that essentially claims Android co-founder and current Google exec Andy Rubin may have gotten the idea for the Android framework while still with Apple.