There's something satisfying about being able to quantify a concept -- to define it in numerical terms that tell us unequivocally what it's all about. The problem is that in many cases, numbers don't actually tell the whole story. Sometimes, in fact, they can even cloud what's really important. We see...
HBO shows will soon no longer be available on Amazon Prime. The television network will not renew its deal with Amazon when it is completed in May 2018, Richard Plepler, HBO's chairman and CEO, told investors on Wednesday. “I don’t think you’ll see us extend or expand our library programming on...
Apple has introduced a new website that puts a number on its economic impact. The site, which premiered on Wednesday, says the company has created 80,000 U.S. jobs directly. In addition, the company says it has created 450,000 jobs at third-party suppliers and another 1.53 million jobs in the "App...
There’s a new Windows in town. ‘Windows 10 S’ is Microsoft ’s attempt to strip back Windows 10 and compete with Google’s increasingly popular ChromeOS in budget, business and education sectors. The result? Windows 10 S sounds a lot like Windows 10, but in reality they are two very...
Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected in the first three months of the year, but that bare statistic hides an important bright spot for the company. The average selling price of an iPhone grew more than it has since the days of the iPhone 6. Apple does not break out...
Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best—or worst!—new example of this comes from the newspaper The Australian, which says it got its hands on some leaked internal Facebook documents. The 23-page...
New Delhi: Sectoral regulator Trai will "this month" send to the Telecom Ministry its clarification on Rs. 3,050 crore penalty it had sought from Airtel, Vodafone and Idea for denying call connectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio. "No, we have not written to them (Department of Telecom) yet. But we will...
Alphabet Inc's non-advertising business, which houses its cloud unit, Pixel smartphones and the Play store, has long been sandwiched between Google's advertising juggernaut and its moonshot ventures that have captured popular imagination. Not any more. The business, categorized as "Other Revenue" in its earnings report, posted a 49.4 percent jump in...
The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday...
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are shaping up to become the company's most successful flagships in a while. The duo has already broken records in Samsung's home country of South Korea. Over there, people pre-ordered more than one million units in total, and that amount is more than what...