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 Mobile Leadership Strategies 

Apple Surprises Wall Street by Beating Earnings Estimates

by Carl Howe | April 24, 2014

Usually Apple can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of Wall Street, but that wasn’t the case during the tech giant’s most recent earnings call. Apple handily beat financial analysts’ estimates by reporting second fiscal quarter profits of US$10.2 billion, or $11.62 per share.

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 Mobile Marketing and Commerce Strategies 

Square Denies Acquisition Talks

by Jordan McKee | April 24, 2014

News broke recently that mobile payments company Square had positioned itself as an acquisition target for a larger company such as Google, Apple or eBay because of mounting losses and dwindling cash reserves. Square, however, flatly denied the report.

 
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 Mobile Application and Cloud Strategies 

Apple Hones Its Enterprise App Strategy

by Chris Marsh | April 24, 2014

During Apple’s latest quarterly earnings call, the company revealed its declining iPad sales along with better than expected sales gains in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. But it also tipped its longer term strategy of focusing on enterprise apps.

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 Mobile and Connected Device Strategies 

ARM: 64-Bit Androids Are Coming Sooner Than Expected

by Boris Metodiev | April 24, 2014

The push for 64-bit smartphones began in earnest with the release of Apple’s iPhone 5S as various Android manufacturers worked to follow suit. Thanks to that sense of urgency, chipmaker ARM says the widespread release of such devices should occur sooner than expected.

 
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 Mobile Broadband Strategies 

Ericsson Splits Up Its Network Unit

by Jennifer Pigg | April 24, 2014

Ericsson’s network unit will now have two distinct focuses. The company decided to split the division in two, with one half focusing on mobile and the other on cloud and IP networking.
 
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