"By simply becoming the default browser on an iPhone, developers like Google could easily gain access to potentially 900 million iPhone users and all their browsing habits on a constant basis," Jitesh Ubrani, research manager at IDC, told CNN Business. "The same would apply to anyone creating a mail app or music app -- and that's important because it could potentially slow the growth for some of Apple's services." … [Read more...] about Apple may soon let you choose Google Maps and Gmail as your default iPhone apps
The less expensive iPhone S is another way for Apple to convince customers -- especially those reluctant to shell out for premium models -- to upgrade their phones. That could have helped boost the company's sales during the March quarter, especially ahead of the typically slow summer quarter. But Ives said the new phone's release will now likely be pushed into April. … [Read more...] about Apple needs a 5G iPhone now more than ever
Goldman Sachs notes that the global economy is expected to keep growing, and the United States is, too, despite the country already having experienced its longest economic expansion in 150 years. That creates a supportive environment for stocks. But the bank is concerned that earnings expectations could still be too rosy, especially given the exposure of global companies to the Chinese economy. … [Read more...] about Goldman Sachs warns of stock market correction
According to the WSJ, Playboy is making even more money from licensing now that it’s private — $62 million last fiscal year, compared to $37 million the previous year. But there are some snags in the way of a full recovery — namely, a big licensing deal with porn giant Manwin that is falling apart, and a clock that is running out on some of its debt payments. (There is also the matter of CEO Scott Flanders, who has a brusque management style marked by “requiring employees to file regular reports to him detailing their conflicts with other employees in the company, and sometimes doling out verbal abuse.“) … [Read more...] about Can Private Equity Save Playboy?
The same sensitivity of feeling that causes annoyance when someone says something wrong works the other way, too. It is attentive to encouraging and uplifting words. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” (Proverbs 25:11 ESV). Your words can be profoundly helpful and healing. … [Read more...] about Greg Laurie: What do you say to someone who is grieving — Advice from someone who has been there