Yahoo, Apple Discuss Deeper iPhone Partnership
Yahoo and Apple have been discussing how more Yahoo services can play a prominent role on Apple's iPhone and iPad.
Apple loses battle against “iFone” in Mexico — yes, really
Apple’s Goliath took on David — and David won. Ifone, a small Mexican communications systems and services company beat Apple in court, after the tech giant tried to register the iPhone name in Mexico, only to be told by the Mexican Industrial Property Institute that the name was already taken. Apple appealed but Mexico’s supreme court denied the appeal.
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Apple Loses iPhone Naming Rights in Mexico
Mexico's Supreme Court rejected Apple's appeal against a ruling that a technology services firm owns and makes proper use of the "Ifone" brand name in the country.
The psychology behind lines
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 00:59 Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images Customers queue up to purchase Apple's new iPhone 5 smartphone outside an Apple store, before its opening, on September 21, 2012 in Paris. We've all spent endless hours waiting in lines. What's the science behind it and how has the process changed? Sales, holiday shopping, rush hour traffic -- we've all spent countless hours of our lives stuck in lines. But there's actually a science behind lining up -- part physics, part psychology. Dick Larson , director of the Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says q ueueing theory has its roots in a Danish engineer named A.K. Erlang . He developed the science when trying to figure out the maximum profit a telephone company could make. About 50 years ago, the psychology of queueing was born. How has the process of waiting for a product or service changed in the last few decades? "I'm old enough to remember -- when I had to get cash, I had ...
Retailers report another strong sales month
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 06:56 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Customers inspect the new iPhone 5 at an Apple Store on September 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent last month, as Americans increased their spending on a range of products. "We had a big jump in electronics and appliances, at least some of which is due to the iPhone," says Gus Faucher, Senior Economist, at the PNC Financial Services Group. Faucher notes the strong report was also due to growth in other areas, such as building materials and foods and beverages. Though gasoline prices have been high, which is normally a drag on consumer spending, Americans are "digging into their savings a bit more," says Faucher. Additionally, Faucher believes gains in stock prices and home prices are giving consumers more confidence. Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 15, 2012 by Jeff Horwich Story Type: News Story