Ashton Kutcher explores the glamour and glitches of Steve Jobs (Reuters)
Ashton Kutcher may be best known for his goofier comedy roles in “That ’70s Show” and “Two and a Half Men,” but the actor takes a rare dramatic turn in new film “Jobs” as visionary Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs. Kutcher, 35, who bears a strong physical resemblance to a young Jobs with his wavy dark hair, brown eyes and five o’clock shadow, told Reuters that as a fan of Jobs’ work, he was surprised when learning details about the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO’s life. “When I read the script, Steve was a guy that I really admired, and he was not always being shown in the best light, and I was a little taken aback. I really admire who he is and what he’s done. I want to in some ways protect the legacy of a guy that I admire,” Kutcher said.
New iPhone, 4G technology may mean Apple, China Mobile tie-up closer (Reuters)
The stars may be aligning for a long-awaited deal between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL), the world’s biggest mobile carrier, that could help the iPhone maker claw back lost ground in its most important growth market. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to unveil its redesigned iPhone next month and may also release a cheaper, emerging market smartphone. [ID:nL2N0GC0DH] Crucially, it also now has QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) chips that can operate even on China’s obscure networks. At the same time, Beijing is expected to grant 4G licenses by the year-end that favor the biggest of its domestic mobile operators.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Making TV More Flexible, Spending upto $1.5 Million (eFinanceHub)
Sitting in front of your TV and seamlessly finding — and surfing between — Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), HBO Go, iTunes and live TV, all without switching to apps and inputs. Another similar feature is already anticipated in next-generation Xbox, and it could be part of what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is attempting with its recent acquisition of a small Silicon Valley-based technical startup called Matcha.TV, an app that helps you figure out what to watch. If we’re reading the tea leaves right, the purchase offers yet another clue to tech giant’s stated “very grand vision of television.”
Is Apple targeting $580? (MarketWatch)
Now that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) +0.21% has broken out above the 200-day, downtrend, moving average and broken above the psychologically important 500 price, is it ready to target resistance at $508 and $580? The announcement of Carl Icahn buying a stake has finally enabled price to break out of a trading range, confirm a double bottom that is in place on the daily chart and provide the first buy signal coming up from a bottom, namely the break above the 200-day moving average. The big question is can price hold above the 200-day and will it move still higher as Icahn does his thing?
Apple Given Strong-Buy Rating at ISI Group (AAPL) (Zolmax)
ISI Group restated their strong-buy rating on shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in a report issued on Tuesday, American Banking & Market News reports. “It has been several quarters since we published our proprietary global carrier model for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) (referred to as our ‘TTP’ or ‘theoretical threshold of penetration’ analysis which was first referenced in our note dated Mar-15-2012. The updated raw statistics are impressive (e.g., Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) currently has ~280 total carrier partners across over 100 different countries with a collective total wireless subscriber base of ~4.0 billion of which nearly 30% are postpaid subs).