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Are Phablets Really Here to Stay?

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January 21, 2014
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Tech experts differ on their predictions of the phablet's future, but many see the mobile device that is part smartphone, part tablet carving out its own niche in the crowded electronic landscape.


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Tablet Sales Decline for the First Time Since iPad Introduction

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TheStreet (May 29, 2014) — Tablet computers are selling slower for the first time since Apple introduced the iPad four years ago, although to be fair, consumers still love them. Market intelligence firm IDC expects 245 million tablets to fly off the shelves in 2014. But, it was slow going into the first three months of the year. Shipments of new tablets fell 5% to just a little over 56 million units. Apple is the most popular tablet manufacturer in world with about a 20% market share, but Apple's shipments during the first quarter slid more than 16% to 16 million units. Some of the change can be attributed to users holding on to the devices longer, as many don't feel the need to replace what they already have and if they do upgrade, they give the older model to a family member or a friend, which makes them less likely to buy another one. Smartphone screens are also getting bigger and phablets are eating away at tablet's market share. Video provided by TheStreet
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Why Apple’s Acquisition of Beats Is Important to the Brand

Why Apple’s Acquisition of Beats Is Important to the Brand

TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — Integrating Beats Music and Beats Electronics into the Apple ecosystem could potentially revive the iTunes platform and strengthen brand recognition with the association of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Stephanie Link and Jill Malandrino point out. Link and Jim Cramer own shares of Apple in the Action Alerts Plus portfolio, but Link mentions that the stock is up 40% in the last year and would not necessarily buy it up here. That said, second half of the year product cycles will kick in and it may not all be priced into the shares just yet because we really don’t know how much of a game changer the iPhone 6, watch or home products will be. Video provided by TheStreet
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Top 3 Features to Look for When Buying a 3D TV

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