Apple Wallet differentiates vs. other mobile wallets via its state ID and TSA efforts. Yesterday Apple announced that it is working with several states which will roll out the ability for state residents to add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet on their iPhones and Apple Watches. With digital credit cards and the … Continue reading Apple Continues To Invest In Wallet
To date approximately 90% of TEK2day content has been free to readers. That will change on September 1st when the majority of our content will move to "premium" status including 100% of our long-form content. Certain of our articles - those of the single paragraph nature - will remain free to readers. Premium TEK2day articles … Continue reading Nothing’s For Free
The EU appears to have punctured Apple's 30% App Store fee structure. What if the United States and other countries were to follow suit? Below we estimate Apple's App Store revenue paid to third-party app developers in 2020 at $45.0 billion. This figure represents 70% of the total gross amount of $64.3 billion. The $64.3 … Continue reading Apple’s App Store Revenue Haircut
Both Facebook (Facebook Blue and Instagram) and Twitter have an enormous Bot problem. Fake user accounts are included in active user counts and therefore contribute to Ad rates. Facebook said it took down 1.3 billion fake accounts October-December which is not to say it removed every last fake account or even a majority of them. … Continue reading The Facebook and Twitter Ad Scam
We migrated off of AT&T's (tkr: T) mobile plan over the weekend in favor of Alphabet's (tkr: GOOGL), Google Fi mobile phone service. Google Fi charges less for unlimited calls and texts: Google Fi charges $20 for unlimited calls and texts per user per month vs. $25 for AT&T; Google Fi charges less per GB … Continue reading AT&T Is Caught In A Pickle. Google Is Benefitting.
Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft each grew headcount in 2020 with all but Alphabet accelerating headcount growth. Big Tech has a hunger for software engineers, architects, designers and data scientists. These skilled employees are working to scale sophisticated cloud platforms, applications and services that increasingly leverage advanced automation and analytics powered by artificial intelligence/ … Continue reading Big Tech’s Hunger For Talent
Cerner, Epic, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and more will spearhead the Vaccination Passport. Tickers mentioned: AAPL, AMZN, CERN, CHNG/UNH, CRM, FB, GOOG, MSFT, ORCL, RAMP One could argue that we already have National ID cards. Our digital footprint serves as a unique identifier and is easy to aggregate using cross-device tracking technology served up by Google, … Continue reading A Vaccination Passport Is Coming. Digital Currency and A National ID Card Are Next.
Apple promotors want investors to believe that Apple is a Services company. That is not reality. "Services" accounted for only 20% of revenue in AAPL's most recent fiscal year (see our table below). If Apple were to "bundle" certain hardware products into a version of its Apple One subscription (see our header photo), the company … Continue reading Apple Is A Services Company. Except It’s Not.
Apple (AAPL) agreed to pay a $113 million fine related to throttling of iPhones. The fine comes with all of the usual B.S. about not having to admit guilt. Apple generated $81 Billion of Operating Cash Flow in the most recent year, thus the fine is meaningless. This government action is without teeth and reminds … Continue reading Apple Slapped On the Wrist. Law Enforcement Lacks Teeth.
The punchline is that COVID-19 has had a dramatic and lasting negative impact on public transportation as measured by our analysis of Apple Maps data. Below we provide examples of some of America's largest cities and the trends around driving, walking and public transportation. It's probably not a good idea to go long muni bonds. … Continue reading COVID’s Lasting Impact On Mobility