Amazon’s new smartphone, which joins their “Fire” lineup of tablets and streaming devices, aims to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. The new 3D Fire phone seeks to offer shoppers instant gratification by recognizing thousands of products, television shows and songs and allowing users to immediately buy them on Amazon. Today’s graphic compares the new Amazon Fire to six major competitors on the smartphone market.
On Friday, news broke that Apple is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics. This is significant, considering that Apple has not made a billion-dollar acquisition in over a decade. Today’s graphic shows the company’s major acquisitions since 1997.
Yesterday, Amazon unveiled its new media streaming device, offering the hardware as well as a $39.99 gaming controller for its own fast-growing online content services. Today’s graphic compares the new Fire TV to its main competitors from Apple, Google and Roku.
Yesterday, A U.S. judge rejected Apple’s request for a permanent sales ban in the U.S. against some older Samsung smartphones. Today’s graphic is a timeline of Apple’s continuing legal battle with Samsung. Apple’s claims on infringements made by Samsung in their original suit are categorized in three groups, highlighted below.
UPDATE: We took your comments to heart and added the Google Nexus 5.
Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone, the S5. Market expectations for the new device remain subdued, given its comparative lack of innovation. Today’s graphic is a side-by-side comparison of the flagship smartphones from seven of the major players in the industry.
Today’s blog post stems from a couple of different stories I’ve been reading lately. The start of the year always feels like a point in time when we reminisce about the good old days or things that had significant meaning in our lives. 30 years ago, Steve Jobs introduced us to the Macintosh. If you’ve never watched the video of that launch, you should definitely take the five minutes to do so.
In retrospect, that personal computer was truly an amazing machine for its time. Pick your font, create graphics, all on a machine that could speak. A very young Steve Jobs changed the way that we interacted with computers forever. One of my favorite reads is Siliconvalley.com - a website hosted by the San Jose Mercury news – and Mike Cassidy has a terrific article on that launch and what it has meant to users everywhere.
I also came across a brilliant article on the Huffington Post about a guy who recently bought a bunch of Buffalo, New York newspapers from 1991 as the Gulf War had broken out. At the back of one of the pages was an ad from Radio Shack showing all sorts of gadgets – all of which have functions now that are mainstays in our mobile phones: (more…)
For the world’s biggest tech giants, there’s a lot of turf to fight for in 2014, from your wrist to your digital wallet. Reuters’ Jon Gordon reports.
Worldwide tablet shipments totaled 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, growing 36.7% year on year. Today’s graphic shows who controls the tablet market.
Apple’s profit and margins slid despite higher sales of iPhones in its fourth quarter. Today’s graphic shows key earnings, revenue and shipment statistics for Apple over the last three years.
Yesterday, we posted a graphic comparing some of the most popular “mini” tablets currently on the market. In addition to a new iPad mini, Apple also announced the new iPad Air. Today’s graphic compares the iPad Air to some of its major competitors.