The country's largest retail chain is ditching Amazon's tablets, the latest sally in an ongoing battle between traditional big-box retailers and their online rivals.
Apple's Internet radio ambitions put the Internet radio company in play.
With demand for the devices expected to outpace inventories, consumers could be left empty-handed.
As device makers design from the chip out, this major player's mass-market approach faces trouble.
Starboard's stake in the big-box retailer is useful only to traders, not long-term value investors.
Apple seems set to enter the fiercely competitive world of compact budget tablets, and would go toe-to-toe with Amazon and Google.
This is great news for Microsoft and should be a golden opportunity to gain exposure and popularity among users.
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