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Apple: World’s Largest Smartphone Vendor

Another notch in Apple’s belt. The iPhone maker has finally overtaken Nokia as the world’s biggest smartphone vendor.

Posting abysmal second-quarter earnings this morning, Nokia reported smartphone shipments that slid 34 percent to 16.7 million units, and in doing so, forfeited its title as world’s largest smartphone manufacturer by volume. Apple, which became the world’s largest handset vendor by revenue in the first quarter of 2011 (again overtaking Nokia to claim that title), shipped 20.3 million iPhones in its second quarter.

Until today, Nokia had dominated the smartphone market for about 15 years after essentially creating it with the Nokia 9000 Communicator in 1996.

An astonishing upheaval in the global smartphone landscape — more so because Apple managed it in under five years. With a single smartphone.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik