Do you own an iPhone six? If so, you’ve contributed to Apple’s most recent success. Will you be investing in an Apple Watch this spring? Learn more about what’s in store in this article from Bulldog Reporter’s Daily ‘Dog, reported by Richard Carufel. Read entire article here.
Apple’s Brand Surges Again: Iconic Gadget Giant’s Titanic Q4 Confirms Its Global Dominance—and Marketing Mastery
With the Apple Watch Right Around the Corner, Can Company Disrupt Again? (Photo credit: Bulldog Reporter)
If quarterly earnings reports are a reflection of a company’s reputation and its level of consumer engagement (as, of course, they are), then Apple could not be sitting any prettier—in addition to big bucks, the company has re-earned once-wavering big respect. The gadget giant’s iPhone six models shattered analysts’ expectations in Q4 of 2014, generating more revenue in the holiday quarter than Microsoft and Google combined, according to their earnings reports. Huge sales numbers of the iPhone in China catalyzed a record-breaking earnings period—and the outlook for the coming months is poised to explode again as the company prepares to roll out it’s long-anticipated Apple Watch in April. As it stands, fears that the company would not again ascend to the disruptive heights that Apple achieved in the Steve Jobs era have been effectively quashed—Apple is once again a smooth-operating, PR self-generating machine. Read more…
Jon Hamm in “Black Mirror,” a dark British series now on Netflix. Credit House of Tomorrow — The New York Times
Check out David Carr’s take on Microsoft’s new HoloLens. Carr writes for The New York Times. Read it here.
Microsoft made a big announcement last week, revealing that Windows, a lucrative legacy franchise, was about to be unleashed into the physical environment through a set of goggles called the HoloLens that superimposes the operating system on the actual world. In one sense, it was heartening. Business reporters are frequently hung up on the new and the insurgent, but seeing mature companies adapt to a changed world is equally interesting.
But something about Microsoft’s new technology creeps me out, and it probably has less to do with the threat of holograms populating our everyday lives and more to do with something I’ve been watching on a different screen.
“Black Mirror” is a three-season, seven-part anthology series, which first appeared in 2011 on Channel 4 in Britain and recently became available on Netflix, eliciting a lot of provocative chatter stateside. The show shares DNA with “The Twilight Zone,” but is very much about the present future we are living through. Read more…
Davos gives bankers and executives a chance to rub elbows and have informal meetings that often lead to deals down the road.Credit Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Read about how bankers and executives use Davos as a meeting place for the World Economic Forum. This article was written by David Gelles of The New York Times.
Even before deal makers descended on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, they were making an important decision: how to protect their feet from the elements.
‘‘What shoes to wear is one of the most important questions,’’ said Jeffrey Rosen, deputy chairman of Lazard. A regular at the forum, Mr. Rosen is well accustomed to the mix of unpredictable winter weather in the Alps, long walks from the Congress Center to various hotels, fancy dinners and casual meetings that makes zeroing in on footwear a particular challenge for attendees.
It might seem mundane. But comfort is important because, for investment bankers, the main reason for being at the snowy resort town this week is not to linger over presentations about artificial intelligence or to schmooze at the chalet soirees. The point is to meet up with clients and prospective clients. As many as their endurance will allow. Read more…
Investors will be cutting their day short on Christmas Eve! Will you be heading out early too? Check out this article written by Joseph Adinolfi for MarketWatch.