Android outsells Apple’s iPhone in the US (NPD Survey)

According to NPD Group Google’s (GOOG) Android outsells Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and has grabbed the number two spot in the US for mobile phone sales. The operative word being sales. The figures they quote are based on sales data from more than 150,000 completed online consumer research surveys from each month for 2010 so far. According to NPD these surveys represent the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAndroid outsells Apple’s iPhone in the US (NPD Survey)

Apple Antitrust Investigation Update

Yesterday we reported a rumor from The New York Post that Apple (AAPL) may be facing an antitrust probe from the FTC or DOJ. Today a few other sources have weighed in on this issue with differing views. Whilst there has still been no comment from either Apple or any government office on this subject, some journalists and industry insiders are … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Antitrust Investigation Update

Rumor: Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry

The New York Post has kicked off a rumor that Apple (AAPL) is days away from facing an antitrust investigation into its decision to place restrictions on the way that iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad developers can work. Apple has effectively said that any apps published in the iTunes App Store must be developed using its own tools, and based … Read More

Stephen NorthcottRumor: Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry

Apple Financial Results for Q2 2010 Very Impressive

Apple’s shares seem to be on an elevator ride to heaven right now. As of writing this update shares in AAPL are at US$258, having risen more than $14 dollars today alone. Yet another all time high! This is off the back of very impressive second quarter earnings for what is now the biggest tech company in Silicon Valley. Apple’s … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Financial Results for Q2 2010 Very Impressive

Weekly news roundup on all things “Touch”

Apple shares are still rising, iPads are selling like hot cakes “virtually”, as well as receiving last minute design changes. Microsoft, Palm and Android are playing catch-up in the mobile space at GDC, and in sales figures. Some with more success than others…. Oh, and eBooks, or iBooks?, may be in a format you recognise and can be read aloud, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWeekly news roundup on all things “Touch”

Phone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

As I suggested last week, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC over phone patents did not come out of the blue, and is not the last of what may mushroom into a multi-company skirmish, perhaps even including Microsoft. Oppenheimer analyst Yai Reiner issued a report yesterday that illuminated the issues and industry discussions that have been going on behind closed doors prior … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPhone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.