Apple Inc. (AAPL) – China Mobile (CHL) Deal Still Being Negotiated, Formal Announcement This Week Unlikely

A staff member sets up the new iPhone 5s for a display picture at Apple Inc.’s announcement event in Beijing, Sept. 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) is tight-lipped over the much-anticipated deal with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL), despite having started to take preorders for a mysterious unnamed 4G smartphone. “China Mobile has yet to reach agreement with Apple, but good news deserves to be waited for, and we expect to release related cooperation information soon,” said Xi Guohua, chairman of China Mobile, asking customers to have more patience. It had been speculated that the China Mobile-Apple deal will be announced as … Continue reading Apple Inc. (AAPL) – China Mobile (CHL) Deal Still Being Negotiated, Formal Announcement This Week Unlikely

Global E-Waste Will Jump 33 Percent in the Next Five Years

Photo: David G. Freund/iStockPhoto All of those cell phones, computers, tablets, toys, and toaster ovens really add up. Not only are consumers gathering more and more electrical and electronic equipment, but we are also tossing much of it in the trash. The piles of electronic waste, or e-waste, is rising rapidly across the globe, according to a new study by the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative. The United States and China were responsible for nearly half the world’s total in market volume of e-waste in 2012, which includes anything with a battery or electrical cord. The figures per capita, however, are … Continue reading Global E-Waste Will Jump 33 Percent in the Next Five Years

After initial iPhone rush, China Mobile may see usual Apple vs. Samsung battle

  For all the hype, Apple Inc’s long-awaited iPhone agreement with China Mobile Ltd may deliver little more than a fleeting revenue jolt for the U.S. giant. A deal with the world’s largest mobile carrier, expected as early as this week, nets Apple 759 million potential new customers that could generate $3 billion in 2014 revenue, or nearly one-quarter of Apple’s projected revenue growth in its current fiscal year. But after the initial haul, Apple will find itself in a familiar, expensive battle with its main smartphone rival, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to win over customers, one wallet at a time. And China … Continue reading After initial iPhone rush, China Mobile may see usual Apple vs. Samsung battle

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk

Qualcomm Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf speaks at the LG G2 smart presentation in New York August 7, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc, the world’s biggest maker of cellphone chips, unexpectedly named Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf as chief executive on Friday, heading off the possibility he might be poached to run Microsoft Corp. Mollenkopf had been in line to eventually succeed CEO Paul Jacobs, the 51-year-old son of a Qualcomm co-founder, but that plan was sped up in order to keep the senior executive from leaving, Jacobs told Reuters in an interview. “Our executives are very … Continue reading Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk