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This is the first year Apple will operate without its co-founder and leader Steve Jobs. To move forward without him, what does the company need to do in the new year? While I’ve never fancied myself a prognosticator, I do have a few suggestions on what the Cupertino, Calif. company needs to do.
Some have to do with changing the way Apple works and does business; others require some hard decisions on Apple’s product lines. Either way, 2012 will give us the first glimpse whether or not Apple can move on from its past and iconic leader.
SkyDrive is free, although Microsoft is charging $2.99 for Kinectimals. The game is the only app that the company currently charges for. The two apps follow the release of an Xbox Live app earlier this month and OneNote for the iPad, and Lync for the iPhone.
Have investors, analysts, and pundits lost their minds? Reading some recent Apple analysis you could make that case. The company is still wildly successful financially, yet perusing the news sites and the blogs will make you think the company is in some danger of failure. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
There is too much focus on the present, take for example Apple’s most recent quarterly results. The Cupertino company had its second best quarter ever, yet investors focused on analysts sky-high expectations. Apple paid for it, and still hasn’t recovered two weeks later.
To kick off Halloween today, Betanews’ Managing Editor Joe Wilcox gave us a lighthearted list of 10 things about Microsoft to be scared of. Here’s a slightly more grim list of stories from the Infinite Loop.
HORROR FACTORY— Though nearly every consumer electronics company uses some Chinese contractors for parts or manufacturing, Apple has a black mark on its ethical record for the unsafe working conditions at Chinese factories that supply parts for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod product lines. Stories of labor horrors include rash of employee suicides, and fatal explosions at Foxconn, and fatalities from exposure to neurotoxin N-Hexane at touchscreen supplier Wintek.
Friday, Samsung and Google postponed what could be one of the most significant Android device launches in awhile — likely the Nexus Prime — scheduled for next Tuesday, October 11. The original statement was somewhat vague, but disclosed that both parties agreed that “it was not the appropriate time” to release the device.