MORE APPLE-BASHING

It’s well-known that Gateway has been struggling to stay alive. Gateway has lost money in 13 of the last 14 quarters, it has closed all its retail stores, it has cut its workforce from 24,600 to 7400 employees, and it has stopped manufacturing its own computer...

APPLE’S FUTURE IN MULTIMEDIA (CONTINUED)

A year ago I speculated that Apple would start to shift its emphasis away from the computer business and into consumer electronics. (Click here and scroll down to May 17, 2003.) Apple announced this week that it will split its product development into two parts,...

ADOBE & APPLE DRIFTING APART

Apple fans are increasingly hard-pressed to justify clinging to a product with an insignificant, dwindling market share. The conventional wisdom is that Apple computers have some relevance in the world of graphics and publishing, for various reasons depending on...

APPLE GRIEF

The Press Democrat’s business pages frequently feature fawning coverage of Apple’s press releases, while attacking Microsoft at every opportunity. Today it was a long article about the exciting! MacWorld! show! in San Francisco! this week! Never forget...

iTUNES ECONOMICS

The Register’s article today helps us understand the online music services. Apple’s iTunes store charges 99 cents per song. Apple claims it is the most popular of several competing services selling authorized downloadable music. Apple is losing money on...

APPLE iTUNES FOR WINDOWS

AppleInsider.com reported today that Apple will announce its iTunes software and music store for Windows on Thursday, October 16, ahead of schedule. It’s been possible to make an iPod work with Windows for a while, but this will boost iPod visibility and sales,...