Archive for the ‘rumors’ Tag

Over 1,000 Jobs to be Cut at Yahoo!

Yahoo!

Yahoo!

Yahoo! and their employees have all been suffering from the tough financial climate in the U.S. since the beginning of 2008.

We should be hearing from Yahoo! tomorrow as they will be announcing their plans to cut on expenses and avoid loosing to much ground over #1 competitor Google. This will also include many job cuts; as much as 1,000 to 3,000 jobs will be lost before the end of the year.

TechSpot

What’s Next for Apple?

Apple iMac

Apple iMac

After the notebook event of October 14th, one might be wondering what’s next for Apple.

Consumers thinking of buying an iMac should reconsider and wait as speculations of a new iMac lineup are surfacing around the web. This should happen before the end of the year and most probably before Christmas season.

The iMac is a great product and should not see many asthetic changes but will surely benefit from new and more performant Intel chips along with better graphics processors.

AppleInsider

Microsoft to Buy RIM/BlackBerry

BlackBerry

BlackBerry

Before you get too excited, this is still at the “rumor” status.

Microsoft apparently has a “standing offer” that has been set to buy major shares in RIM at the price of $50 per share. Now that RIM’s shares are in the $53-$58 range, it would not be surprising to see an official offer from Microsoft.

RIM has been said to be “opened” to friendly offers.

Electronista

$800 Apple MacBook?

Apple

Apple

How much rumors can you handle? Well, with Apple, there will never be anything sure until they announce it themselves.

According to The Inquisitr, some Apple retailers have received new price lists for a new laptop line that could sell as low as $800. These new laptops could be in the ultra-portable range (or not) and could possibly use the new “Brick” manufacturing process we’ve been hearing about.

All of this is speculation of course…

The Inquisitr

What is Apple’s “Brick”?

Apple

Apple

Rumors and speculations again from Apple. Everyone’s been talking about the “Brick” by Apple to be unveiled on October 14. Some talked about a Netbook product (like me), some about a metaphor seeing the “Brick” as a “weapon” thrown at Microsoft, and others were talking about a MacMini Pro.

We now have a new insight on the famous “Brick” from 9 to 5 Mac: a new manufacturing process for the new MacBooks where the outer shell would be cut out of a single piece of aluminum to avoid using screws and strengthening the structure.

What’s next Apple!?

9 to 5 Mac via Yahoo! Tech

False Report Makes Apple’s Stock “iDrop”

SEC

SEC

In a world where the stock prices are driven by pure speculation and rumors, it’s funny to see what a small report can do. Especially when it is said to be “false”. I have to say, I think this is getting out of control and investors will have to rely on real company performance, numbers and facts instead of emotions and speculation.

An article appeared on CNN’s iReport.com reporting that Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, was rushed in the hospital after suffering from a “major heart attack” on Friday. Immediately following the post, Apple’s stock started fall.

Everything was later denied and reported as being “fraudulent” by CNN. An investigation is underway to identify if the false report was posted to intentionally make the Apple stock go down.

Bloomberg via MacDailyNews
iReport

New AppleTV Coming Soon?

AppleTV

AppleTV

Rumors, rumors. Because of Apple’s announcement to their retail stores to “destroy all advertising material related to AppleTV”, speculations on what is going on have been pourring on the Internet.

Some say it’s nothing, some say that they might be removing the product from the shelves and replacing it with something else, others say it might just be an update to the existing product.

I’ll stick with the third theory as it is quite possible to see new AppleTVs with full 1080p HD capabilities and bigger hard drives (also SATA instead of PATA). When will that happen? Nobody knows for certain.

MacDailyNews

Apple’s ”Brick” Could be…

Apple Logo

Apple

Anything really! At MacDailyNews, they think it might be a Pro version of the Mac Mini. Also there are rumors that it could be a tablet-style notebook.

If you follow the NetBook trend, my guess would be a Mac version of a NetBook (really small MacBook 9” or something but that’s just me 😉 )

MacDailyNews