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A new survey of tech workers places the highest optimism at Apple, where employees believe their company will continue to have a bright future ahead of it under the leadership of Tim Cook. UBS Evidence Lab polled employees at major tech firms and had them evaluate their workplace. The survey found that Apple was far and away the leader among companies surveyed, taking first place in all categories assessed. As part of the poll, employees were asked about business...
Amid increasing chatter that Apple may consider migrating the Mac to its own in-house ARM processors, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on Friday characterized the two firms' relationship as "strong" and reiterated Intel's strategy of competing for business based on performance, price, and reliability. "Apple is always going to choose the supplier who can provide them the most amount of capability and innovation for them to build on, for them to innovate," Krzanich said during...
RBC Capital Markets on Friday advised investors to stay long on Apple stock, as the investment firm sees multiple catalysts for the company in the near future, starting with the reporting of holiday iPhone sales. With Apple's December 2014 quarterly earnings report fast approaching, analyst Amit Daryanani issued a note to investors on Friday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, in which he raised his AAPL price target to $123, up from $120. In particular, he...
Shortly after Apple introduced its first custom A4 Application Processor in 2010 to power the original iPad, rumors began to suggest the company could eventually migrate its Macs from Intel x86 processors to ARM chip designs of its own. However, there's a series of significant hurdles the company would need to jump first. Why today's Macs use Intel chips Since 2006, Apple's new Mac models have used Intel x86 CPUs, often paired with a dedicated GPU from Nvidia or AMD...
Looking to freshen up its product range, Samsung in January found a new head of global design in Don-tae Lee, former co-president of a London-based design consultancy called Tangerine, which had Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive as one of its earliest employees. New Samsung head of global design Don-tae Lee. | Source: TCDC via YouTube With Lee heading up its global design team, Samsung looks to bring Tangerine's design "DNA" to its product lineup, and hopes to mirror the...
Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies have agreed to pay out $415 million to settle an anti-trust class action lawsuit alleging so-called "no-poach" measures artificially suppressed employee salaries. The agreed upon amount was made public on Thursday after a court filing earlier this week revealed Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe had reached new settlement terms. An official number was unavailable at the time, but a preliminary motion to settle filed...
Just six months after its introduction at WWDC 2014, Apple's Swift continues to generate immense interest with developers and is now the 22nd most popular programming language around, according to new rankings published on Thursday. In its semi-annual programming language rankings for January, research firm RedMonk found developer interest in Apple's Swift has grown dramatically since its debut last June, jumping 46 spots over the last two quarters. RedMonk's results...
Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app. Since iOS 8 debuted, iBooks has become an uninstallable native app on all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. That move has worked well for Apple, as the company revealed on Thursday that iBooks has averaged one million new customers every week since. The data point was disclosed by Keith Moerer, director of...
Shares of Apple stock took an unexpected slide on Thursday, and dragged the larger market down as a whole with it, after a high-profile Japanese bank downgraded its rating on the iPhone maker to "neutral." Mizuho Securities issued a note to investors on Thursday, saying it believes the risk-reward level for shares of AAPL is "well-balanced at the current level." The firm has pegged the upside for AAPL stock at between $130 and $140, while the downside is in the...
Former Apple executive Tony Fadell --?known colloquially as the "father of the iPod" --?is set to take over Google's Glass augmented reality project as the search giant reorganizes the stumbling wearable team. Current Glass chief Ivy Ross will remain as the team's manager under Fadell, who will lend "strategic guidance" to the project, according to the Wall Street Journal. Fadell will continue to lead Nest, the connected home company he co-founded and sold to Google...
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