Nokia has recently launched new products in the lower and mid-tier range to protect its position in emerging markets, but its success in the high-margin smartphone market will be crucial to its long-term survival. The Lumia 925 is the latest Nokia high-end smartphone that uses Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. Today’s graphic compares it to other major smartphones on the market.
European regulators have fined Microsoft 561 million euros, or $733 million, for failing to keep its promise to offers users a choice of competing Web browsers for the Windows 7 operating system.
The fine stems from the European Commission’s 2009 antitrust probe into whether Microsoft was taking advantage of its dominant market position to force its Internet Explorer browser on users.
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that just under half of 853 respondents between the age of 18 and 29 thought Microsoft is “cooler” now than it was a year or two ago. About 60% of 18- to 29-year-old respondents still thought Apple was cooler now than in the past. But Google Android brand did even better, with a full 70% giving it the thumbs up. Today’s graphic provides the results on the poll that gauged how “cool” a brand or product is compared to how cool it was in the past?
Back in the 1990s, Microsoft was the unchallenged king of computing and the release of a new Windows operating system would supercharge sales, generate excitement and generally boost its stock. Not anymore. As seen in the graphic below, Microsoft’s shares have fallen in the year following four of the last five Windows releases.
Microsoft’s latest operating system will be launched on Friday. Featuring a new interface that targets the younger set, Windows 8 also offers touch-screen functionality for tablet computers while remaining compatible with traditional desktop PC software. Today’s graphic shows a timeline of Microsoft’s major operating system releases, current market share and share price.
Microsoft, Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) struggled to maintain revenue streams, as consumers shifted towards tablets in the tight economy. Today’s graphic looks at the net income and revenue for these three tech giants.
It took 15,000 data points to answer a question millions of investors are asking: Is Apple stock overvalued? With the help of friends at Datastream, Reuters’ blogger Felix Salmon presents a unique visual analysis showing that even at $700 a share, Apple is not overvalued as Microsoft was before its bubble burst.
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Nokia and partner Microsoft showcased the new Lumia 920 phone yesterday in what may be their last shot at reclaiming market share lost to Apple, Samsung and Google. The new smartphones earned quick disapproval from investors looking for new handsets to rescue the struggling Finnish company, sending the firm’s shares tumbling 13%. Today’s graphic compares the Lumia 920 to the iPhone 4S, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy SIII, and ATIV S.