Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack

Hackers managed to invade the safety system of an infrastructure facility in what analysts are calling a “watershed” cyberattack that stopped plant operations, according to investigators.

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Another alleged Apple television sighting kicks off the rumor mill again

For years, analysts have predicted the coming of an Apple television. Although their prophecies have never come to pass, newly leaked photos indicate that an Apple TV may be in the works.

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Apple Pay promised to make plastic obsolete. Then came wary shoppers, confused clerks

More than two years after its launch, Apple Pay isn’t as ubiquitous as Apple and analysts had expected. Adoption has faltered amid consumers’ security concerns, large retailers’ slow acceptance, and Apple’s relatively paltry marketing.

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Oracle's Cloud Strategy: A Fine Balance

Oracle recently held a call for analysts to discuss its results for the last quarter, and there were multiple bright spots. It was much like a similar call 90 days previous, and together the calls drove home the conclusion that Oracle is turning into a cloud company. A casual observer might not be convinced, since the macro numbers show a company barely growing. Oracle told the story succinctly: Total Revenues were $9.0 billion, flat in U.S. dollars and up 1 percent in constant currency. However, the apparent stasis actually was good news.

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Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

Facebook on Wednesday reported a record Q3, beating analysts’ expectations for the fourth straight quarter, but investors’ concerns about the future drove down share prices. They closed Thursday at $119.95, down more than $7 from Wednesday’s closing price of $127.17. Friday saw little movement, with a closing price of $120.75. Facebook posted adjusted earnings of $1.09 per share on revenue of more than $7 billion for the quarter, compared with 57 cents per share and $4.5 billion in revenue in Q3 2015.

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Hands on: Apple targets the mainstream with new iPhone SE

Article Image Even before Apple held its “Loop you in” event, analysts and the company’s media detractors were vocally opining that all the announcements would be boring. While there weren’t any shocking new revelations to rock the industry, Apple’s latest product releases provide some deep insight into where the company is headed this year, starting with the new iPhone SE.

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'iPhone SE' rumors spark hopes that Apple will continue to sell iPhone 5s at $350 or less

Article Image Analysts on Wall Street expect the new 4-inch “iPhone SE” may be priced at $450, taking the place of the entry-level iPhone 5s. But if Apple were to keep the iPhone 5s around at a cheaper price, it could allow the company to tap into new markets.

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Absurd report claims Apple is prepping a 5.8" iPhone with OLED display for 2018

Article Image Taiwanese analysts reportedly believe Apple is about to join the mobile display size arms race, adding a yet larger display to its flagship iPhone lineup and moving to more power efficient OLED technology in the process. That seems highly unlikely — here’s why.

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PC sales fall to lowest level since 2007, analysts hope for 2016 recovery

The PC market continued to decline in 2015, with sales down roughly 9%. Analysts are hoping the tide will turn in 2016.

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Samsung reports weak profits for Q4 while shipping 12.5% more smartphones, casting doubt on Apple, Inc's "Peak iPhone" rumors

Article Image Samsung reported preliminary earnings for the December quarter, missing analysts’ profit estimates while shipping 12.5 percent more smartphones over the year-ago quarter. That calls into question the supposed flat demand for smartphones, a problem alleged to also affect Apple.

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GoPro shares surge more than 10% after Apple acquisition speculation

Article Image Shares of action cam maker GoPro jumped 16% on Thursday after market analysts speculated that the company may be an acquisition target for Apple.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgrades Apple stock to neutral on anticipated slowdowns

On Wednesday, analysts with Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded Apple stock to neutral and lowered a price target from $142 to $130, citing several short-term pressures on shares.

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Rumors Tell the Apple Watch Story

Apple hasn’t been saying much, as usual — but insiders and analysts are fitting together pieces of the Apple Watch puzzle through sales estimates, revelations about the vast gulf separating production costs from final prices, and expected features of the next version.
During Apple’s second-quarter earnings report, CEO Tim Cook said the company was off to an “exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.” However, Cook and company have not shared any sales figures for the device, which launched in April.

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Walmart Banks on Shaking Up E-Commerce

Walmart will be releasing its earnings report on Tuesday, and analysts are expecting hear a lot about the role of e-commerce in the current quarter, as well as an important factor in the company’s growth strategy. One of things it’s planning to do is to take on Amazon Prime. Walmart last week confirmed that it will roll out its own subscription shipping service, reportedly code-named “Tahoe,” this summer. “We will have a closed beta this summer by invitation to test an unlimited shopping program that is predictable and affordable,” said Walmart spokesperson Ravi Jariwala.

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Analyst predicts 1M Apple Watches sold over launch weekend, 2.3M by June

With Apple Watch on the horizon, industry analysts are placing their bets on how many units Apple can move on its first weekend of availability, with one prediction pegging the number at one million.

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Meet Periscope, the app obsessed with what's in your fridge

Tech analysts are comparing it to the early days of Twitter: users of a new social media app getting acquainted with something fresh—and sharing some incredibly mundane stuff in the process.

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Wall Street expects high margins, respectable sales for launch of well-designed Apple Watch

Analysts on Wall Street came away generally pleased with this week’s announcement of Apple Watch launch details, viewing the new platform as a way to extend the company’s valuable ecosystem and generate more revenue from high-margin products.

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Apple iPad sales slumped 18% in Q1, but Cook still sees 'bright future' for platform

As many industry analysts predicted, iPad sales saw a steep year-over-year decline for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic and sees great potential in Apple’s upcoming hardware pipeline.

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How will Alibaba measure up to America's online retail giants?

Following its IPO on Friday, analysts are watching closely to see how the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba measures up against U.S. online retail stalwarts like Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and eBay as it looks to stake its claims with North American consumers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/19/how-will-china-alibaba-measure-up-to-amazon-ebay/

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