Samsungfreude: A funny thing happened on the way to the winning

The Macalope , Macworld

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Friends. The Macalope has some terrible news. Are you sitting down? It’s... it’s... about Samsung.

South Korean electronics giant Samsung reported a nearly 50 percent drop in third-quarter profit, as its smartphone business lost ground in an intensely competitive global market.

Whoa! Almost fiddy purcent?! That’s almost half! Well, cheer up, Samsung. The good news is you can keep losing half your profit and still be profitable forever.

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The d-word: Which is doomed, Apple Pay or CurrentC?

The Macalope , Macworld

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Apple is locked in battle with something else again and you know what that means. Writing for IT World, Matthew Mombrea says give him a “D,” give him an “O,” give him another...

It’s “Doom.” He thinks Apple Pay is doomed.

“Why CurrentC will beat out Apple Pay in the end” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

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The paradox: Perpetual 'loser' Apple somehow keeps winning

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As Apple Pay rolled out last week, making your checkout experience that much easier at several retailers, some retailers reacted by disabling the feature because it runs against their business interests.

Jim Edwards knows exactly how to sum this up:

“Wal-Mart Is At War Against Apple Over The New iPhone Payments System—And Apple Is Losing” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to @_HairForceOne)

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Spot the hubris: A case of the pundit pot calling the Apple kettle black

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You know how terrible it is when kittens turn into cats, right? Everyone was all “Awww, kitten!” and now they’re like “Big deal, it’s a cat.” That’s the point we’ve reached with tablets.

“Apple Is Confusing Tablet Leadership With Awesomeness" (indirect link and a tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King)

Writing for TechNewsWorld, Chris Maxcer is confusing market maturation with failure.

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Broken record: iPad naysaying from the usual suspects

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Were you people aware that Rob Enderle is still a thing? A thing that sometimes writes about Apple? The Macalope was astounded to find this out yet again. Every time he’s pointed to a piece by Enderle he does a double-take. How wrong can someone be time and time again and not simply wink out of existence? Turns out quite a lot!

”Tablet Wars: The iPad Drifts Toward Mediocrity” (indirect link with a tip o’ the antlers to Shawn King)

Rob would know about tablet mediocrity, having previously touted the Dell Mini 5 because—and this is an actual quote—“You can put the Dell Mini in a belt pouch.” Well, you could, but you might burst into flames because of all the hotness.

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Those who forget history: Apple's events haven't always been magic

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How does that saying go? “Those who forget history are doomed to write incorrectly about it”?

Writing for Mashable, Chris Taylor laments:

”Apple Magic Wears Thin at Underwhelming Launch” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

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Spaced Gray Lady: The New York Times coverage of Apple is less than stellar

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Apple held an event on Thursday and in the days leading up to that the New York Times was asking the important questions that people wanted answered.

Like this one:

“Apple’s iPad Problem: Does Anyone Really Need an Expensive Tablet?”

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