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Verizon and Apple Report Impressive Quarterly Earnings, International Markets Grab 61% of Apple’s Revenue

In the midst of Verizon’s announcement of another impressive quarter, Apple has also released its first 2013 quarterly earnings today. Apple’s revenue totaled $54.5 billion with $13.1 billion in profit, or $13.81 per share. In comparison with Apple’s earnings of $46.3 billion 14 weeks ago, this quarter makes it Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever. Additionally,…

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First Wave of iPhone 4S Smugglers in Shenzhen Brought to Trial

Smuggling goods from Hong Kong to the Chinese Mainland has been a common occurrence for years.  The nature of tax differences between the two “systems” makes it an attractive way to make money, and in recent years due to a soaring demand for luxury products and electronics, it has become common to smuggle Apple products across the…

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Apple Sued by Encyclopedia of China, Appeal Makes Little Progress

Being a market leader puts one in a tough position at times, as it is very easy to make a few enemies and step on a few toes, especially in a new market . Apple has not been taking careful steps lately in China. They narrowly escaped losing their iPad patent in Mainland China’s earlier this…

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Foxconn Rumored to Consider a US Factory in Detroit or LA

Perhaps as a response to recent labor issues in China or to rising manufacturing costs, or even as a way to hedge its dependence on the Chinese Mainland for a large chunk of its business, Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn is reportedly considering a new factory in the US, potentially in Detroit or Los Angeles. The…

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User Acquisition & Virality: Tips to a Successful Product

As an iPhone and Facebook developer myself, the panel at GMIC SV on user acquisition and virality really hit home. It’s really hard to have a successful app if you have no users. I was lucky that Campus Maps (www.GetCampusMaps.com) went viral at the University of Maryland, but even now I am having difficulty gaining…

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[Interview] Cooliris Already Top in 63 Countries and Expanding in Asia

Though their app has only been in the public light since its launch at the beginning of August, the folks over at Cooliris are already making an impact that will have photo enthusiasts rejoicing and some competitors in the industry glancing a wary eye. Originally started in 2007 as an application for browsers to display…

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China Mobile 4G Will Be Ready by the End of the Year

Reports are showing today that China Mobile’s will see its first 4G mobile phone by the end of the year. This comes after several months worth of testing in Shenzhen, Ningbo, and Hangzhou, as well as 4G service opening in Hong Kong in early May. While this is certainly good news, it is perhaps a…

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Mobile Oracle 2012: Weixin Will Make Tencent China’s 4th Largest Carrier

For our final set of predictions we bring you thoughts from some of our members. These predictions were handled differently than our previous prediction requests.  Our members were asked two questions, one retrospective, one gazing forward.  Hopefully, you will find it as insightful as we did.   Comparing these predictions to our previous one, which…

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3 Reasons International Developers Can’t Avoid China

3 Giant Reasons Why International Developers Should Care About China China could become number one in smartphone users, app usage and app downloads in the very foreseeable future. China is a giant opportunity that international developers can no longer afford to ignore. Recently, I have been overwhelmed with the number of mobile apps and service…

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NewsWrap: A Special NewsWrap For Colin Hart

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at Korea’s attempt at curbing internet addiction in teens, Morgan Stanley’s assessment of the driving factor in smartphone sales, social media in China, the result of adding an RMB currency option to iTunes App Store, and the hurting…

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