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Apple not acknowledging loss of market share to rivals – says RCM Technology Trust – 15088

24 January 2013

What goes up must go down as Isaac Newton almost said but should that really have applied to Apple’s share price this week? Given that profits were steady at around $13.1bn and the firm sold more iPhones, at around 47.8 million and iPads of 22.9 million in the final three months of 2012 than in […]

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Apple – don’t give up on it as an investment just yet

18 January 2013

As the largest company in the world – and of all-time before recent dips – media glare on Apple is rarely less than intensive. After a huge first half of 2012, during which its share price rose from $500 to $700, recent months have been tougher and the company has dropped back towards the $500 […]

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Facebook

17 January 2013

To create a business that took even a small percentage of Google’s search market share is obviously well worth the effort. But we suspect that Facebook would like to do a lot more than that with its new search service graphsearch. A relatively low key launch this week contrasted with Google’s bid to take on […]

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HMV’s suppliers want it to survive with a High Street presence. Can they defy the forces of creative destruction?

15 January 2013

Most analysts say that changing consumer habits and technology made HMV’s slide into administration inevitable. Indeed, HMV looks like a textbook case of creative destruction. The Guardian reports the views of analysts most of whom agree, with one suggesting that had HMV moved online 15 years ago, then it could have beaten Amazon out of […]

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ICAEW rubbishes basis of supermarkets’ like for like sales claims

15 January 2013

A week after Sainbury’s and Tesco clashed over who had won the Christmas sales battle, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has rubbished the basis of retailers’ calculations of like for like sales. The Daily Mail reported on the row last week that saw Sainburys claiming its sales would have been higher […]

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