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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Checked 11:10 AM; Last Updated 8:20 AM CDT; 13:20 GMT
 

 

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  • "Apple TV's 4K Future" ["Let's say Apple sells five┬ámillion Apple TVs per year at $79 wholesale for gross hardware revenue of just under $400 million annually. While $400 million sounds like a lot, for a company with Apple's fiscal 2014 sales of $182 billion, it's at best a rounding error, if that -- just over two tenths of a percent of total sales. So in an MBA textbook sense the Apple TV wasn't (and isn't) worth doing. The business simply isn't big enough to bother."]  I, Cringely 8:05 AM
  • "Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments" ["Apple is preparing to announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its software conference next month. Those include a rewards program for the mobile wallet service, said two people briefed on the product."]  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Apple knocks Google off perch, snags top spot in worldwide brand value" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Report: Apple Taking On Google Now With Smarter iOS Spotlight" Forbes 7:50 AM