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Nomura Equity Research's “2012 Smartphone Guide” shows the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares.

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Nomura Equity Research's “2012 Smartphone Guide” shows the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares.

What’s Costliest Part of Smartphone? Hint: It’s Not the Display

Nomura Equity Research recently released its “2012 Smartphone Guide,” which offers a graphical look at the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares. More than 25 parts are needed to make a modern smartphone. What were the...

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

Nationwide Workers Reach for IPhones in Latest Blow to RIM

As soon as Nationwide Mutual Insurance allowed its employees to use iPhones and Android smartphones for work last October, people started ditching their BlackBerrys. Since then, about 15 percent of the company’s 7,000 BlackBerry users have traded in their devices,...

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The ability of companies to use what we say for their own commercial purposes is increasing.

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The ability of companies to use what we say for their own commercial purposes is increasing.

Say What? The Potential, Pitfalls of Data-Mining What We Tell Devices

Some of what we type into our digital devices is data-mined and used to help advertisers send us more targeted ads. But how about the queries or commands we say into our smartphones? Is that the next frontier for data-mining?...

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One former Apple marketer says RIM should simplify their message.

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One former Apple marketer says RIM should simplify their message.

With RIM Sliding, What Would Apple Marketers Do to Save BlackBerry?

For Apple, it’s “Think Different.” For RIM, how about “Be Heard?” That’s the advice of one former marketer at Apple, a company known for its advertising genius and ability to convince e-mail addicts weaned on the BlackBerry’s Chiclet keyboard that ...

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Lookout examined geographic data for some 9 million smartphones it helped locate last year.

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Lookout examined geographic data for some 9 million smartphones it helped locate last year.

Lose Your Smartphone? Check McDonald’s. Or the Dojo.

Where you lose your smartphone, it turns out, says a lot about where you live. If you lose a phone in San Francisco, you were probably at a coffee shop. Misplace it in London? Try the pub. In Brussels, call...

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We'll opt for the 3 hours and 21 minutes of walking, instead.

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We'll opt for the 3 hours and 21 minutes of walking, instead.

iPhone Owners Drink More Than Android, Says Mobile App at SXSW

Here’s one thing you probably don’t know about smartphone mania: iPhone users are bigger drinkers than Android users. That’s just one thing that 100Proof, a maker of mobile apps, learned from analyzing the drinking behavior of South by Southwest attendees over...

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Shoppers Andres Moran, left, and Mckiernan Flaherty checked out Apple's iPhone 4S at a store in San Francisco last year.

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Shoppers Andres Moran, left, and Mckiernan Flaherty checked out Apple's iPhone 4S at a store in San Francisco last year.

The One Apple Analyst Who Says ‘Sell’ as the Stock Keeps Climbing

There are 57 Wall Street analysts in Bloomberg’s database who follow Apple Inc., and only one of them has a “sell” rating: Edward Zabitsky. His reasoning? Zabitsky, an analyst at Toronto-based ACI Research, doubts Apple will be able to maintain...

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