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    Apple CEO Tim Cook took a couple of hours to deliver the state of the company to his employees. Along with celebrating another fantastic holiday sales season, teasing the second office campus for a January 2017 ribbon-cutting, expanding employee benefits and more, Cook had some interesting outlooks for its mobile hardware and services. The executive said that the iPhone is the "greatest business of the future," perhaps for decades. Apple has made India its number one emerging market target with plans to bring official retail presence there. It will extend its presence in China as well. ...

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    I am mandating a switch of a whole bunch of my team over to Android, just because people, when left up to their own devices, will often prefer an iPhone. — Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer, Facebook Facebook, it seems, can't afford to miss out on the world that's using Android. The company is on the offensive to service its emerging markets and took to reporters to show that it was ready. Many developers, including ones employed by Facebook, prefer to code and open up betas to iPhone users first with the Android app being second-in-line or — for some — an afterthought and Windows ...

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    Microsoft spoke recently about their future plans, stating that they planned to continue the Nokia tradition of focusing on low-end smartphones for emerging markets. After all, there are a lot more people out there NOT using smartphones than there are using them. But when one hears something like that, one might become concerned. Does a focus on low-end devices mean a lack of focus on flagship devices? I for one sure as heck don't think so. Flagships and other higher-end devices are just as important to a product line up as low end emerging market type smartphones. Windows Phone in ...

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