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  • Aug 3, 2015
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Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages

  3 August 2015 –   iPhone users may soon find that Siri doesn’t just talk to them, but also to people trying to call them. According to Business Insider, Apple employees are “testing a voicemail service that uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages. Apple’s iCloud service will then send you the […]


  • Jul 13, 2014
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For Apple, the next stage of smartphone competition unfolds

      13 July 2014 – The iCloud was Steve Jobs’ last big bet, a way to tie users into an expanding family of devices and services. Apple has yet to deliver fully on the promise but it is getting there. The smartphone, as the brains and the connection hub, sits at the center. But […]


  • Apr 5, 2014
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“Follow the money” : illustrating the socioeconomic divide with iOS and Android

        5 April 2014 – Android has a huge market share advantage over iOS these days, but it hasn’t had as much success at following the money. iOS continues to win over many app developers and businesses who want to maximize their earnings. Now, an article at Slate goes over some of the statistics demonstrating this trend. A map of […]


  • Feb 3, 2014
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  • Comments Off on Apple’s health-tracking device is coming: a patent filing points the way. And privacy issues abound. Your move, Google! [EXPANDED VERSION]
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Apple’s health-tracking device is coming: a patent filing points the way. And privacy issues abound. Your move, Google! [EXPANDED VERSION]

Upping the ante for privacy intrusion and discoverable information  By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.    3 February 2014 – As widely reported in the press, Apple is planning to make a push into health-tracking and medical devices. For example, see the TechCrunch piece which quotes several sources. And various Apple blogs have been reporting that Apple […]


  • Dec 10, 2013
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Apple vs. Samsung! The free cash flow “Clash of the Titans”!

  10 December 2013 – Over the weekend I started prepping for the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the “Mother of All Mobile Events”, held in Barcelona, Spain, where EAM Capital now has an office. Paris and Barcelona are becoming Europe’s tech hubs (I will have a detailed post on why in early 2014) so it […]


  • Dec 4, 2013
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IDC report shows competition amongst smartphone global players pushes launch of greater number of low-priced smartphones … except in North America

  4 December 2013 – A recent IDC report shows competition amongst smartphone global players has pushed the launch of greater numbers of low-priced smartphones … except in North America. Smartphone shipments are estimated to surpass 1 billion units in 2013, that is on a global scale, resulting in 39.3% growth over the last year. According […]


  • Aug 29, 2013
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The decline of E-Empires, Microsoft, anti-trust, Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, network externalities … and a 14th-century Islamic philosopher

  Ibn Khaldun   29 August 2013 – Paul Krugman had an excellent piece in The New York Times.  Here is the piece in its entirety: The Decline of E-Empires By Paul Krugman 27 August 2013 © Copyright The New York Times Steve Ballmer’s surprise announcement that he will be resigning as Microsoft’s C.E.O. has set off […]


  • Jun 27, 2013
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Apple is REALLY trying to prevent your iPhone from being exploited to build up profiles for ad-targeting … but those damn apps just NEVER listen

  27 June 2013 – And tracking continues. In 2011, Apple advised that iPhone and iPad apps should stop logging the unique identifiers of users’ devices, a practice that can be exploited to build up profiles for ad-targeting purposes. But a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, suggests that many apps […]


  • Jun 19, 2013
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Google tries to skirt the rules and avoid an antitrust investigation of the Waze acquisition

19 June 1023 – If you follow the comings and going in the smartphone market you know that Google recently announced that it had acquired  privately held online mapping firm Waze. Despite the fact that many casual tech users have never heard of Waze, the value of the deal was $1 billion. The company’s outsize valuation is […]


  • Jun 11, 2013
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Apple’s new iOS 7

  11 June 2013 – Apple shared details of the next version of its iOS mobile operating system (due out this Fall) during the opening keynote address at its annual developer conference Monday. Nick Bilton at The New York Times offers a detailed blow-by-blow account, and Tech Crunch has a good summary. Or for all the details and the explanation you […]


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