It’s been relatively quiet on Apple’s patent battlefront, but this week the CEO of Eastman Kodak spoke out on his company’s dispute against Cupertino and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion over digital camera technology, claiming the suit could produce upwards of $1 billion in royalties if they win.
Announced last week, Apple’s new policies for subscription billing appear to have raised the hackles of publishers more than it’s made them happy -- and questions remain as to exactly who is going to have to use the option in the first place.
Despite the announcement yesterday that CEO Steve Jobs will be out on medical leave for an undisclosed amount of time, Wall Street should have little to whine about Tuesday as Apple’s fiscal 2011 first quarter results have been announced, with another record-breaking quarter -- revenue is up 71 percent, while earnings have grown 78 percent.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs got a little shout-out on Wednesday from none other than the President of the United States, who held the executive up as an incentive for the rest of us to become wealthy and successful.
While Apple has had little to say so far about the new data center they’re building in North Carolina, a new search of county records there shows that Cupertino paid a pretty penny to obtain a one-acre site near the facility.
Let it be known that Apple has been doing a lot of business with, um, business.
According to the number crunchers at Needham & Company, Apple's sales to business customers grew upwards of 50% during the second fiscal quarter of 2010--that's three times the increase enjoyed by PC manufacturers to the same sector, who could only claim a 12.1% rise in their sales.
Sure, the iPhone 4 may be barely two months old by now, but that isn’t stopping some folks from looking ahead to what the next model may bring. With Apple’s recent hiring of a “near field communications” (NFC) expert, the future may be using your handset to pay for most everything.