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There are so many choices for the branding of epic collapse... To get "Nokia'd Out", to get "Motorol'led Over" are two bigger and more dominant player allusions who have ceased to be.BB are a classic example of a small player in a smaller pool which made them look mighty in the early smartphone days (like HTC) but they really never stood a chance at scaling to become a real player given the size and ruthlessness of the sharks that entered when the pool opened up to the...
C'mon, this whole article was design to allow the author to bring the words RIM and Jobs next to each other. See last paragraph... Lol. Back from the gutter, QNX may be cool but it is a small software company and offers no chance at supporting a relatively capital intensive smartphone business. QNX is to all its licensees as ARM is to smartphones. Small, cool but everyone else makes the big bucks. BB cannot compete in smartphones. Apple and Samsung have destroyed handset...
I think the point here is that they can't make him stay but they can prevent him from working elsewhere to the point where he loses his opportunity, since Apple or anyone else might not want to wait 6 months for him. Then he would have to line up another job or stay at BB.Typically when someone does this, they are put on "gardening leave" but BB might try to keep him busy if they think they can tank his Apple offer with this tactic.
iPhone 4 seems pretty expensive to make (all glass design)and now in smaller volumes, there are smaller economies of scale. As a stop gap it's OK if they are not serious about a low-end iPhone that might dilute sales of high-end phones elsewhere.
A key issue is that these private buses are clogging up the public streets, and most importantly, blocking Muni buses (that people pay their own money for) from using the stops and slowing public transport for many more people. The irony is that they can't use the fees to make Muni better. These buses are a potent and obvious symbol of the inadvertent social engineering going on in the Bay Area. It doesn't have to be a willful conspiracy to still be happening. Full...
It's probably better if you actually try to read the chart correctly and not make stupid comments. Each bar is a quarter (see bottom axis). Each quarter, iTunes seems to make about $1.6-1.7Bn on music alone, which (amazingly) adds up to $6.9Bn for 2012.   Oh, comprehension... it's not overrated...
Is Igzomania related to Amoledophonia?  
Pioneer is a Japanese corporation and no longer makes TVs. They were the best when they did make plasmas but that is several years ago now.
But it's not half price is it as far as Nokia is concerned. It was $400 before subsidy and now it's $350. This is the kind of price reduction you would expect from any manufacturer except Apple (who just takes increased profit rather than try to generate more sales from lower prices). It is hardly a comparably bad sign for Nokia as most of the other harbingers of poor sales and being Osborned by Ballmer.
Probably quite well. Apple doesn't do much that is knee-jerk, it bides its time and strikes when it is ready. See what it has done to Google in Maps and search (by keeping it out of Siri's front-line sources). It took 3 years to get Maps to be good-enough to kick Google off the stock Maps app. Samsung will get its day. It takes years to invest in and build up the competitors (see Sharp and LG partnerships). When those are ready and TSMC are ready to make the A6 or A7,...
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