With expectations that a new iPhone and iPad will be unveiled next month, how has the stock performed leading up to previous product announcements?
Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to announce a new iPhone and perhaps a new iPad next month. Historically, shares have run up into a product announcement, and it looks as if this time is no different.
Courtesy of Sanford Bernstein, is a chart showing how Apple shares have done into a product release.
The Netflix CEO is a Facebook insider. Don't ignore his $1 million expenditure.
By Rocco Pendola
Last week, Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings purchased $1 million worth of Facebook (FB) stock. At right around the same time, I invested just over $2,000 in FB, upping my share total to a modest 103, a mere fraction of Hastings' 48,000-or-so buy.
It took me a few days to digest the development -- I moved with the big money, independent of the big money. Often, small investors act on what the big money does after the big money does it. Consider how, quarter after quarter, we relay news of the stocks hedge funds bought and sold. Readers can't get enough of it.
Demanding investors can do more harm than good to the visionary companies they support.
Many investors bring a mindset typical of our tap-the-touchscreen-and-it-appears society into their long-term stock positions. Despite feeling entitled by years of waiting around, you cannot expect instant gratification, particularly when a company requires drastic change just to stay alive.
The Mac maker's strategy might be changing with plans for a set-top device to deliver live programming from cable companies -- which the current Apple TV doesn't do.
By Chris Ciaccia
Just when you thought it was safe to say news about Apple's (AAPL) television strategy was slow, think again. This time, it looks like Apple might be changing the channel in its approach.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with U.S. cable operators about building an Apple set-top box for live programming.
Apple has been trying its damnedest to get into the living room, and many observers thought an actual television set would be at the heart of its strategy, particularly given former CEO Steve Jobs' comments about creating one. "It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine," Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson. "I finally cracked it."
Apple already has a set-top box, Apple TV, but the device hasn't really taken off. It provides content from places like Netflix (NFLX), Hulu Plus, YouTube and others, but it doesn't offer live channels from the cable companies. Perhaps that's why CEO Tim Cook thinks Apple can do more in this space.
Someday we'll look back on all the handwringing about the migration to mobile and laugh.
When I rolled into Manhattan on vacation earlier this month, the higher-ups at TheStreet roped me into filming a video on Wall Street with the great Debra Borchardt. I told them I would not wear a tie, shave or cut my hair. They still wanted to forge ahead with the experiment.
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