England - Apple (NASD: AAPL)
has acquired a 3.6% stake in mobile graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies
Group for about $5 million.
Apple had already been licensing Imagination’s
CNET speculated that the company’s PowerVR cores will likely be
used in future versions of the company’s iPhone and iPod touch devices.
While mobile phones continue to be the most searched-for product in
the UK, they have seen a 23% decrease in searches since October as
consumers turn their attention to Christmas gifts such as toys, video
games and games consoles.
Despite this switch in behaviour, the gap between the most
searched-for phone, the Apple iPhone, and its nearest rival grew
considerably in November. Apple has been marketing the iPhone as a gift
in the run up to Christmas, and consumers appear to have bought into
this messaging much more [...]. one comment
Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) announced
yesterday that this year will be the last it exhibits at Macworld Expo, the
annual trade show that has become the event where CEO Steve Jobs unveils the
company’s latest creations. The company further threw water on January’s event
by announcing that Jobs will not deliver his traditional Macworld keynote
address. "Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever
before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of
how Apple reaches its customers," the [...].
This is just in – 2009 will be the last year that Apple (NASD: AAPL) will
exhibit at IDG’s MacWorld Expo, and Steve Jobs will not hold his signature keynote (which usually steals some of the thunder from the rest of the tech crowd gathered in Las Vegas for CES).
Instead Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product
Marketing, will deliver the opening keynote. The reason, according to Apple’s
spin doctors, is that the company believes that expos
and trade shows like the [...]. one comment
New York - Apple (NASD: AAPL) plans to
begin selling its iPhone at Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) stores as early as next week, Bloomberg
reported, citing store employees at five locations in California.
The report did not say whether
Wal-Mart will offer the iPhone for $99, as was rumored by the blog Boy Genius
Report last week.
Employees in the mobile phone departments at five Wal-Mart
stores told Bloomberg that they are being trained to sell two iPhone models.
clerk in Stockton
said additionally that they are expected to [...].
– Apple (NASD: AAPL) has provided some details of the top-selling albums and songs of the
year at its iTunes Store, revealing that Coldplay’s "Viva la Vida"
album and Leona Lewis’ song "Bleeding Love" were the most popular
downloads of 2008, the Associated Press reported.
A publicist for Coldplay told
AP that more than 500,000 of the over 2 million copies of the band’s album were
sold digitally, mostly through iTunes, while J Records told AP that the Lewis
single sold 3.2 million digital downloads.
– Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone App Store has now released over 10,000 applications for the
device, according to a report on 148Apps.com, which tracks iPhone applications.
The largest segment of applications are games (2,333), followed by
entertainment (1,122), utilities (1,015), education (737) and productivity
(517); some one-quarter are available free of charge. In related iPhone news,
hackers have been able to boot the Linux operating system on the iPhone, the
Linux on the iPhone blog reports. However, key elements such as touch-screen
functionality, sound and networking [...].