How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions [Infographic]

Last year, Visualcapitalist published a chart showing that tech companies have displaced traditional blue chip companies like Exxon Mobil and Walmart as the most valuable companies in the world. Here are the latest market valuations for those same five companies: Rank Company Market Cap (Billions, as of May 11, 2017) Primary Revenue Driver #1 Apple $804 …

The iPhone 5s is outselling the 5c by a Factor of 3.4x

So much for demand for a “cheap” iPhone. In the first weekend it was available, the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c by a factor of 3.7 worldwide, says mobile and app analytics company Localytics. Apple hasn’t released the breakdown of sales for the iPhone 5s and 5c, and has only announced that 9 million iPhones were sold in …

Is iBeacon the real crack of iOS7 and NFC-killer?

At WWDC in June, Apple quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, mentioned nothing about about it in the keynote, and Apple hasn’t provided any details about it; it was only seen on one slide in the WWDC keynote. Nor did …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track You!

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements. Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty heavily on advertising revenue for their business …