Apple Scarfs Up Nearly All the Smartphone Profits


Ninety-two percent of worldwide profits from smartphones go to Apple, according to Cannacord Genuity. Samsung is a distant second with 15 percent of the profits. The numbers add up to more than 100 percent, due to companies in the mix that break even or lose money on their smartphone business. Apple’s profit numbers are even more astonishing, considering that it commands just 20 percent of the sales in the market. Since the company started peddling smartphones eight years ago, its profit picture has brightened continuously.

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Verizon Dabbles in Security Reporting


Ninety-two percent of more than 100,000 incidents reported by 50 companies over the past 10 years fall into nine basic patterns, according to Verizon’s 2014 data breach investigations report. An advance copy was released to the media Tuesday. Point-of-sale intrusions, Web app attacks, cyberespionage and card skimmers cause the most concern for data disclosure, it says. The patterns of attack affect some companies and industries more than others, it notes, and companies can use matrix it supplies to discover what they are most vulnerable to.

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