Apple Q4: 46.7M iPhones, up 3% YoY from 45.5M; 10.3M iPads, up 11% YoY from 9.3M; 5.4M Macs, up 10% YoY from 4.9M; expects Q1 2018 revenue of $85-87B (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)

November 2, 2017

Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Apple Q4: 46.7M iPhones, up 3% YoY from 45.5M; 10.3M iPads, up 11% YoY from 9.3M; 5.4M Macs, up 10% YoY from 4.9M; expects Q1 2018 revenue of $85-87B  —  Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2017. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Pandora reports Q3 revenue of $379M, up 8% YoY, vs. $381M expected; 5.19M subscribers, up 29% YoY; 73.7M “active listeners” vs. 74.6M expected; shares fall 6% (Tucker Higgins/CNBC)

November 2, 2017

Tucker Higgins / CNBC: Pandora reports Q3 revenue of $379M, up 8% YoY, vs. $381M expected; 5.19M subscribers, up 29% YoY; 73.7M “active listeners” vs. 74.6M expected; shares fall 6%  —  Pandora Media is expected to report results after market close Thursday as the company struggles to compete with its big-name rivals. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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SEC Warns Famous Crypto-currency Backers

A reader shares a report: Celebrities, sports figures and social media stars have been warned by US regulators about endorsing crypto-currencies. Paris Hilton, boxer Floyd Mayweather and others have all publicly backed digital currency funding drives. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said the endorsements could break laws on selling securities. Those promoting crypto-currencies must say if they are being paid for the endorsement, it said. In its official warning,…

November 2, 2017
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Social Engineer Spills Tricks of the Trade

Imagine this: A bank’s vice president is at work on a day when he knows a penetration test is scheduled. The phone rings. He’s expecting a call, so he picks up. It’s someone who claims they’re calling to fix his email. The VP proceeds to share sensitive company data over the phone, information an attacker could use to target his bank and other businesses as well. The scenario comes from…

November 2, 2017
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IDG Contributor Network: What must CIOs and CTOs know about iOS 11 to maintain enterprise iOS apps?

As a CIO or CTO of an enterprise, you are always worried about new updates from iOS or Android and how they may affect the mobile apps that you maintain. Here comes iOS 11 in September 2017 with positive news: it has added several library and other feature enhancements to make your iOS application maintenance easier. I have compiled a list of the feature and support items iOS 11 adds…

November 2, 2017
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The Mobile Internet Is the Internet

A reader shares a Quartz report: Think back to the mobile phone you had in 2010. It could access the internet, but it wasn’t such a great experience. On average, people only spent 20% of their time online on their phones back then, according to Zenith, a media agency. Today, by contrast, we spend around 70% of our time on the internet on phones, based on estimates and forecasts for…

November 2, 2017
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BrandPost: 5G – Connection Density — Massive IoT and So Much More

The GSMA, an organization that tracks the number of mobile devices worldwide, estimates that there are over 5 billion mobile devices being used by people around the world. That’s quite a few connections and a lot of communication. This represents 93 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) since cell phones were introduced in the early ’80s – per year! By the end of 2017, Gartner, Inc. predicts a whopping 8.4…

November 2, 2017
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