It is not Mark Zuckerberg again! According to the Financial Times, Apple's Chief Executive Steve Jobs is the most fascinating and influential personality. The paper on Friday declared Jobs the Person of the Year.
Once again market is buzzing with speculations that Apple Inc. is gearing up to officially announce the launch of its popular mobile device iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network sometime next month.
If you're feeling good about the market, you're not alone. Take my hand as we go over some of this week's more uplifting headlines.
In a case of man bites dog, Googlereleased its Latitude application for Apple iPhone owners yesterday -- but only after millions of users have been playing with the location-based app on rival smartphones.
With the way Applenot only straddles the burgeoning tablet and smartphone markets but also holds sway across the computer, home-entertainment, and media fields, the moves it makes can have an impact on the future of hundreds of companies. With that in mind, we're taking a look at the week in Apple news to see how the latest activity affects the Cupertino giant, its suppliers, and even its competitors.
Qualcommunveiled details of its FLO TV device rebate program as it prepares to wind down the ill-fated mobile broadcast initiative in early 2011. Qualcomm will terminate FLO TV services on March 27. The firm said consumers who've purchased a FLO TV Personal Television, Audiovox Portable DVD Player with FLO TV or FLO TV Auto Entertainment unit and activated a corresponding service account may qualify for a rebate. To collect, users must submit an online rebate form for each device, not the device itself -- according to Qualcomm, rebate totals are determined by the retail price of the device on the date of activation, and in cases where the device was never activated, proof of purchase is required. Upon contacting FLO TV Customer Care, service will be disconnected within 72 hours; service will be pro-rated, with any charges from unused service refunded to the consumer's credit card account. Rebates will be issued via check and arrive between four and six weeks after the claim is validated.