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Morgan Stanley showed significant confidence in Apple on Monday, raising their price target to $160 and expressing a belief to investors that the company can continue to grow its business. In her latest research note, analyst Katy Huberty raised her price target from a previous projection of $133. And she's also introduced a new "bull case" scenario, in which she could see shares of Apple reaching $190 if the company outperforms her own expectations. Huberty's...
Search giant Google on Monday revealed plans to build a new mobile payments API into its Android mobile operating system, allowing developers to integrate the service -- dubbed Android Pay -- into their applications. Though details remain scarce, Google executive Sundar Pichai did say that Android Pay would make use of account number tokenization and that it will work with NFC and biometric authentication, according to TechCrunch. At first blush, Android Pay appears to...
Speaking at a Mobile World Congress keynote on Monday, Google's senior vice president of products, Sundar Pichai, confirmed earlier speculation and announced that the company is planning to launch its own carrier service with more details set to be announced in the coming months. Pichai elaborated that the company is currently in negotiations with established carriers in an attempt to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). His comments were highlighted by...
Apple CEO Tim Cook waxed nostalgic about his relationship with the late Steve Jobs, reiterated the company's commitment to its customers' privacy, and discussed his thoughts on Apple's ability to influence social change during a sit-down with German tabloid BILD earlier this week. Tim Cook meets with Bild editors Kai Diekmann and Julian Reichelt | Via Twitter. Steve Jobs was "by far the best teacher I ever had," Cook told BILD's Sven Stone and Nick Star, saying Jobs...
The latest magazine to offer a closer look at the Apple Watch comes from Hong Kong, where a series of photos in the publication "East Touch" show off different models and watch band combinations for men. Photo via official Instagram of East Touch. All three models of Apple Watch -- the base Sport model, the standard stainless steel version, and the 18-karat gold Edition variant -- are all featured in the photos spread. And unlike the previous magazine features on Apple...
Dutch chipmaker NXP -- which provides near-field communications and motion processing hardware for Apple -- announced on Monday that it would spend $11.8 billion to acquire rival firm Freescale Semiconductor, a seminal semiconductor manufacturer and itself a longtime Apple supplier. NXP will pay $6.25 in cash and 0.3521 shares of NXP stock for each share of Freescale stock, valuing Freescale at $11.8 billion. Following the move -- which will be funded with $1 billion...
As part of plans to triple its retail presence in China by mid-2016, Apple on Sunday announced that Chongqing's MixC mall will play host to the country's next Apple Store. According to an update posted to Apple China's website, the company is slated to hold a grand opening event at a new Apple Store location in the MixC mall in Chongqing on March 7. The outlet will be Apple's third in the city. The MixC location debut comes a little over one month after Apple's most...
Following cover stories in major publications across China, France and the U.S., Apple Watch made its big UK debut on Sunday with a three-page spread in widely circulated fashion magazine Style. Apple Watch dominated "The Big Spring Issue" of Style magazine with two separate stories in the fashion-oriented standalone included with weekly UK broadsheet publication The Sunday Times. The first article, which relates to one of four covers created for the magazine's...
Kicking off the Mobile World Congress event on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which use premium glass and metal to counter the blockbuster success of Apple's iPhone 6. Samsung has famously used cheaper materials like plastic in previous flagship handsets, giving the devices, to some, a less "premium" feel than Apple's iPhone lineup. That will change in April, however, when...
Apple will offer a low power mode on Apple Watch to help boost it through longer days, according to a new report that also takes a stab at dispelling rumors that the company may have elected to all some long-rumored sensors last minute. With the exception of Pebble products, most current and upcoming smartwatches - including the Apple Watch - will last no more than a day on a single charge. To help mitigate this issue, Apple has reportedly developed a still unannounced...
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