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Euro Bullish Breakout | LiveCharts.co.uk

Euro Bullish Breakout | LiveCharts.co.uk | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
In yesterday's blog I noted that the Euro / US Dollar cross was approaching breakout territory.  The Euro last Friday put in the highest weekly close versus
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Fiscal Cliff Should Be About Cutting Government - TrimTabs Money Blog

Fiscal Cliff Should Be About Cutting Government - TrimTabs Money Blog | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
TrimTabs' Charles Biderman explain why the fiscal cliff should be more about cutting ineffective government responsibilities than taxes.

 


"... Am I alone in saying that fiscal cliff conversations focusing only on tax rates are hiding the real problem. Are those not talking about government spending as the major issue simply ignorant? It could be that in an economy where nobody cares about real time data, that reality is just not as important as feeling good about ourselves, whatever that means and implies.

 

"Stopping the increase in government spending is the only one real solution to the fiscal cliff. A solution that focuses mainly on tax increases will end the fiscal cliff conversation, but will certainly not keep us from falling off the cliff. So without serious spending cuts, we will keep ignoring reality, hoping for a miracle and we will keep kicking the can down the road. At some point, of course, the can will become too heavy to kick. ..."


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Apple Reportedly Changes Battery Suppliers As Samsung Walks | TechCrunch

Apple Reportedly Changes Battery Suppliers As Samsung Walks | TechCrunch | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Apple has reportedly changed its battery suppliers for the iPad and MacBook lines to Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery, both Chinese firms, after Samsung SDI (Samsung's battery-producing subsidiary) stopped supplying Apple, the...
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Baidu: 76.7 percent of China mobile traffic on 2G | ZDNet

Baidu: 76.7 percent of China mobile traffic on 2G | ZDNet | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
In its quarterly trends study, the Chinese Internet company finds majority of traffic to its mobile search engine still on 2G, but has dropped from 82.4 percent in previous quarter.

 

There is huge upside for data services and sub CNY600 cost smartphones going forward, not only in China but across SE Asia as Thailand is beginning to auction off 3G bandwidth, etc. 

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T-Mobile once again expands their iPhone friendly network coverage | iMore.com

T-Mobile once again expands their iPhone friendly network coverage | iMore.com | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
 

Continuing their long-running expansion program, T-Mobile has now announced 10 new metro areas that will be making use of the 1900 MHz spectrum they gained from AT&T when their merger failed.
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Gold Pops, Pushes Through $1730 | LiveCharts.co.uk

Gold Pops, Pushes Through $1730 | LiveCharts.co.uk | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Apparently, the initial talks in Washington have the markets believing that Congress and the Senate will come to an arrangement on the fiscal cliff because that...
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China Mobile remains world’s largest operator, India’s Bharti up to fourth: Report

China Mobile remains world’s largest operator, India’s Bharti up to fourth: Report | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
China Mobile remains the world's largest telecom operator by a stretch, according to a report from Wireless Intelligence which pegged it at 683.08 million subscribers, a significant ...
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42% Of Windows Users Plan To Switch To Apple? More Like 5%

42% Of Windows Users Plan To Switch To Apple?  More Like 5% | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Yikes....

but, only if you are Henry Blodget.  42% of 16% are thinking of getting an apple product.... While the trend is definitely in Apple's (and Google's) favor... the reality is that Microsoft still has a big lead in the enterprise space they can leverage.

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Windows Phone 7.8 revealed to be RTM during Microsoft Singapore Windows Phone 8 developer event | Windows Phone Central

Windows Phone 7.8 revealed to be RTM during Microsoft Singapore Windows Phone 8 developer event | Windows Phone Central | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
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Google disappointed with Android app sales | TechRadar

Google disappointed with Android app sales | TechRadar | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Google disappointed with Android app sales...

This is what happens when your ecosystem is fragmented beyond recognition and apps are not vetted for quality.

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an extreme nokia lumia 920 camera test in very low light!!!!

the destroyer takes the nokia lumia 920 pureview low light technology into its paces.....and it is a WINNER!!!!! be sure to watch my lumia 920 unboxing that ...
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China Watch: Apple Deal With China Mobile to Happen Next Year, Says Morgan Stanley

China Watch: Apple Deal With China Mobile to Happen Next Year, Says Morgan Stanley | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it

“Distributors expect iPhone 5, with its new form factor, and iPad Mini, with a lower price, to sell well in China. The industry expects the Chinese government to issue LTE licenses in 2H13, which likely coincides with an iPhone distribution agreement with China Mobile.”

 

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Another leaked Nokia slide shows there will still be a lot of life in Windows Phone 7.x | WMPoweruser

Another leaked Nokia slide shows there will still be a lot of life in Windows Phone 7.x | WMPoweruser | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
RT @wmpoweruser: Another leaked Nokia slide shows there will still be a lot of life in Windows Phone 7.x http://t.co/UAL30qR6...
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Gold Holds onto $1700, Closes Flat Before FOMC | LiveCharts.co.uk

Gold Holds onto $1700, Closes Flat Before FOMC | LiveCharts.co.uk | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Tomorrow is the latest policy statement by the FOMC and as such always creates certain types of havoc in the markets.  If Bernanke and the Fed announce the
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Report: Features of Windows Phone 7.8 get revealed and confirmed | Windows Phone Central

Report: Features of Windows Phone 7.8 get revealed and confirmed | Windows Phone Central | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
@Plaffo @wpmitalia Report: Features of Windows Phone 7.8 get revealed and confirmed http://t.co/RS4m6LCB...
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Report: Nokia Received Over 2.5 Million Units Of Order For Lumia 920 | WMPoweruser

Report: Nokia Received Over 2.5 Million Units Of Order For Lumia 920 | WMPoweruser | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it

Wow.  I'm sure very few were expecting 2.5 million units.  Nokia's stock has popped back to $3.50. 

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Smartphones crushing point-and-shoot camera market

Smartphones crushing point-and-shoot camera market | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
TOKYO (AFP) - The soaring popularity of smartphones is crushing demand for point-and-shoot cameras, threatening the once-vibrant sector as firms scramble to hit back with web-friendly features and boost quality, analysts say.

 

This is exactly why Nokia's not going out of business folx. the smartphone very quickly will be the only portable device you own.  Global demand for the 920 and that camera is not a fad, it's the future

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Nokia Here Map App Released For iPhone And iPad | TechCrunch

Nokia Here Map App Released For iPhone And iPad | TechCrunch | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Nokia has released Here, its newly rebranded mapping application, for iOS devices. The app is universal, so it works on both iPhone and iPad, and it's free.

 

This is a great response by Nokia to jump on Apple's mis-step with their Mapping App.  Nokia's locations services are a difereentiator for them.

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Steve Ballmer fired Sinofsky -faster mobile progress | ExtremeTech

Steve Ballmer fired Sinofsky -faster mobile progress | ExtremeTech | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Microsoft may deny it, but Windows President Steve Sinofsky was apparently summarily fired.
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Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% of new Internet users come from rural areas

Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% of new Internet users come from rural areas | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Mobile phones have become the most common way for Chinese citizens to connect to the Internet, meaning the mobile Web has surpassed desktops. This is largely thanks to rural areas, ...
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Nokia Lumia 920 Hammer & Knife Scratch Test

Lumia 920 Drop Test: http://youtu.be/jH4xYN9I5Kw I test the durability of the Nokia Lumia 920 by scratching it with car keys, slicing away at it with a knife...
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Windows 8 PC Sales "disappointing" at Microsoft | TechRadar

Windows 8 PC Sales "disappointing" at Microsoft | TechRadar | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it

Windows 8 PC Sales "disappointing" at Microsoft.....

 

We'll find out at the next earnings report.  if they are that bad then Ballmer is steering this ship into the ground... and without Sinofsky to replace him it doesn't look good (again if this report is true), no matter how good the technology may be. 

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iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE vs Nexus 4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 | SmartPhones Tube

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE vs Nexus 4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 | SmartPhones Tube | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE vs Nexus 4 vs Nokia Lumia 920: Wat is de beste smartphone van 2012?
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Are Apple And Google Going To Settle Their Patent War? - Forbes

Are Apple And Google Going To Settle Their Patent War? - Forbes | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
There's a thought out there that perhaps Apple and Google have seen the waste of enriching only the lawyers by fighting in every courtroom that will allow them time and space to do so.
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rodemaa: Windows Phone 7.8 would be available in a few days

rodemaa: Windows Phone 7.8 would be available in a few days | As the SmartPhone Turns | Scoop.it
Windows Phone 7.8 would be available in a few days http://t.co/vG7paykC via @rodemaa...
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