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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Checked 10:10 AM; Last Updated 9:50 AM CST; 15:50 GMT


  • "Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android" ["Apple weakened the chipsets in Android by forcing the manufacturers to follow them on the 64-bit roadmap. Resources, time, and developmental energies were directed away from competing directly with Apple and into something that has taken far longer than planned. Through careful financial management, Apple built up the resources to invest heavily in component hedging."]  Forbes 6:51 AM
  • "Maybe this is the real reason Apple made the iPhone bigger" ["A big part of the iPhone's success can likely be attributed to one decision: To finally offer it in larger sizes, matching the phones that Android rivals, such as Samsung and Motorola, have made for years. On Apple's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said the company saw a record number of new iPhone customers and more people switching from Android than for any of the previous three iPhone versions."]  Quartz 7:22 AM
  • "Here's how good Tim Cook has been for Apple in one chart" Business Insider 7:48 AM
  • "Apple's earnings report was *too good*. People don't think Apple can beat it. Here's why that's a problem." Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "The iPhone may be starting to steal Android's lower-income customers" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung: 2015 will be a challenging year for the Korean phone maker, but there are steps Samsung can take to reverse its declining market share"  Computerworld 1/30
  • "Here's the real star of Apple's record-breaking quarter" Business Insider 1/30
  • "Senate proposal could allow Apple to repatriate $178B foreign cash, but unlikely to pass" 9to5Mac 1/30
  • "Apple Is 0.5% Of US GDP, 0.15% Of Global GDP" Forbes 1/30
  • "Widespread 2011 MacBook Pro 'failures' continue: Class action lawsuit to be heard by judge 'in April'" Macworld UK 1/30
  • "How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/30