Amazon may soon bid a bittersweet farewell to its smartphone business — an enterprise born of a competitive desire to compete with the likes of iPhone that would ultimately fall drastically short of Amazon’s expectations.
While Amazon remains insanely successful in an array of other business ventures, the ecommerce king may be considering a departure from all things Fire phone in the near future.
‘Amazon.com Inc. flamed out with critics and consumers last year in its first attempt at a smartphone,” the WSJ reports. “Now, rather than forge ahead, as it has with other projects, such as its Kindle tablets, the online retailer is retrenching.”
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Rumors, Smartphones
Mark your calendars for September 9th. On that occasion, not only will Apple (presumably, at least) unveil its next-gen iPhone, the company will also take the wraps off of its new Apple TV.
If you’ve lost track of how long it’s been since the last Apple TV hardware update, try March of 2012.
On Thursday, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster dished on the matter with investors saying that he, too, believes it’s now likely Apple will refresh its set-top box next month.
Posted in Announcements, News, Rumors, Technology
Apple will likely hold a media event to unveil its next iPhone on September 9.
That heads-up comes via BuzzFeed News — and we’ll keep you posted with any updates.
“Apple hasn’t sent out invitations just yet, but people familiar with Apple’s plans told BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski that it will happen during the week of September 7,” reports BusinessInsider. “These sources reportedly said that Wednesday, September 9, is the most likely date for the event.”
Posted in Announcements, iPhone, News, Platforms, Rumors
Here at MMW, we don’t truck in rumors… except when they’re kinda juicy.
Let’s hear from a writer at ExtremeTech who provided the latest tasty bit:
“There are certain tech rumors that make the rounds so regularly, you could almost write the stories in advance. Every year, someone is going to buy AMD, graphene is just around the corner thanks to one major breakthrough or another, OLED televisions are finally going to hit the mass market at near-LCD prices (I cry inside every time this one turns out to be untrue) and, inevitably, Microsoft is going to give up on Windows Phone10 Mobile and make Android devices.”
Posted in Android, Announcements, Mobile Devices, Platforms, Rumors, Smartphones
With the nation’s second-largest satellite TV operator merge with the nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier?
The rumor suggests its a possibility. And now sources tell The Wall Street Journal the same thing.
According to published reports this week, Dish Network representatives are engaged with positive and progressing talks with leaders at T-Mobile about a possible deal.
Posted in Announcements, Mergers And Acquisitions, News, Rumors
If sources at the Wall Street Journal are correct, Apple will be singing a sweet tune on stage next week for the start of its annual developer conference.
We’re told that the WWDC 2015 keynote will bring with it an announcement from Apple that it will challenge the likes of Spotify and Pandora head-on in the streaming music market.
The service will reportedly cost $10 per month.
Posted in Mobile Music, News, Platforms, Rumors, Technology
Twitter is still a globally recognized social media powerhouse, but their ability to produce innovative new products and sources of revenue still has room for improvement. It is for this reason that sources close to Twitter have confirmed that the company is taking a close look at acquiring the personalized magazine Flipboard.
The rumors recently took on added momentum in response to coverage about the hotly speculated potential acquisition in re/code.
While the two companies are already partners in a few different professional capacities, officially joining forces could open the door for an unlimited amount of new possibilities. In fact, Flipboard entrepreneur Mike McCue was once a Twitter board member—who stepped down due to the conflict of interest between the two companies.
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