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Oct 21, 2010

Demand for Sony Move game controllers outstrips supply

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Sony said on Thursday it sold 1 million units of its Move motion-based video game controller in its first month on the American market, and that demand was outstripping supply.

Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, said the company does not expect to have enough supply on hand until February 2011.

Oct 20, 2010

Apple shows off iPad-inspired Mac laptop

CUPERTINO, Calif (Reuters) – Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the thinnest, lightest Mac laptop yet, fusing features from its popular iPhone and iPad with its traditional line of personal computers.

Apple, whose computers have taken market share from PCs based on Microsoft Corp’s Windows, will bring a version of its mobile applications store to the Mac, aiming to replicate its success and spur development of new programs.

Oct 20, 2010

Apple touts iPad-inspired Mac laptop

CUPERTINO, California (Reuters) – Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the thinnest, lightest Mac laptop yet with features borrowed from iPhones and iPads, hoping to grab more market share from Microsoft Corp’s Windows PCs.

The new MacBook Air starts at $999, weighs as little as 2.3 pounds (1 kg), and measures 0.11 inches at its thinnest to 0.68 inches at the rear. It is designed to replicate the versatility of popular devices like the iPhone and iPad on its venerable computer line, and will incorporate Facetime video chats and an apps store.

Oct 20, 2010

Apple’s margin miss raises questions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s profitability, long the envy of the tech sector, is coming under scrutiny after the company’s rare margin miss halted Apple’s surging shares in their tracks.

Apple’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) first margin miss in at least two years renewed chatter among some investors that its profitability may have peaked, as prices fall in the smartphone industry and the lower-margin iPad became a bigger part of the mix.

Oct 19, 2010

Analysis: Apple’s margin miss raises questions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) profitability, long the envy of the tech sector, is coming under scrutiny after the company’s rare margin miss halted Apple’s surging shares in their tracks.

Apple’s first margin miss in at least two years renewed chatter among some investors that its profitability may have peaked, as prices fall in the smartphone industry and the lower-margin iPad became a bigger part of the mix.

Oct 19, 2010

Steve Jobs blasts rivals as iPad sales disappoint

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs went on the offensive on Monday after a rare disappointment in sales by the iPad maker sent its shares tumbling, but even his biting words failed to reverse market sentiment.

Jobs, who has not addressed investors on an earnings call for two years, lashed out at competitors Google Inc and Research in Motion and dismissed the smaller tablets made by rivals such including Samsung and Dell.

Oct 19, 2010

Jobs blasts rivals as iPad sales disappoint

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs went on the offensive on Monday after a rare disappointment in sales by the iPad maker sent its shares tumbling, but even his biting words failed to reverse market sentiment.

Jobs, who has not addressed investors on an earnings call for two years, lashed out at competitors Google Inc and Research in Motion and dismissed the smaller tablets made by rivals such including Samsung and Dell.

Oct 18, 2010

Jobs defensive as iPad sales spark Apple selloff

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) easily surpassed profit and revenue forecasts again but supply bottlenecks curbed iPad sales to below Wall Street’s bullish targets, sending its shares more than 6 percent lower.

Weaker-than-projected gross margins and iPad shipments disappointed investors who had expected more from a company that had smashed Wall Street’s targets in each of the past eight quarters.

Oct 18, 2010

Apple trumps forecasts again but iPad disappoints

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc easily surpassed profit and revenue forecasts again but supply bottlenecks curbed iPad sales to below Wall Street’s bullish targets, sending its shares more than 6 percent lower.

Weaker-than-projected gross margins and iPad shipments disappointed investors who had expected more from a company that had smashed Wall Street’s targets in each of the past eight quarters.

Oct 15, 2010

Apple’s earnings to showcase one-two punch

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc should affirm next week that its six-month-old iPad tablet computer is selling well despite a shaky consumer market, while the iPhone continues to fend off a strong challenge from rival Google Inc.

Analysts expect fourth-quarter earnings next Monday to showcase Apple’s powerful one-two punch of the iPhone and the iPad, though some still question whether, with a plethora of rival products set to hit store shelves, Wall Street can justify Apple’s stratospheric valuation.

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