bshamblin

Bill Shamblin

Market analyst, economist, stat geek, and comedy writer. My goal at The Fool? Tell the story behind the numbers. I've developed competitive analysis for Fortune 500 clients, managed an econometric model of US price and wage indices, and written comedy for syndicated radio programs. BA economics/computer science, University of Maryland. MBA Georgia Institute of Technology. Follow me at: @bshammy

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Tue Jun 10

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Apple's Spotlight: Jumping Ahead of Google in Search

Has Apple finally figured out search? With the redesign of Apple's Spotlight app, Cupertino has devised a way to "skim" search business from Google, while at the same time leaving the Mountain View search behemoth in the Safari search bar. Investors [more]

Thu May 29

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Large Screen Smartphones: How Samsung Blew It

Large-screen smartphones have become an important segment in the mobile category. But despite Samsung's dominance, it appears its large-display strategy is weakening its high-end mobile business. In the mean time, both Apple and Microsoft appear [more]

Tue May 27

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Yahoo! + Yelp = More Apple Search Business

Yahoo! is interested in increasing the mobile search business it provides to Apple. Yelp could be the answer.

Fri May 23

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Apple and Beats: It's About Your Car

Tapping into the huge search and ad revenue opportunities of the mobile-connected “smart-car” could be the next big thing in mobile. Apple’s anticipated purchase of Beats is the company's move to make sure the company is ready.

Mon May 12

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Android Is Like Windows and That's Good News for Microsoft and Apple

Microsoft Windows helped to kill Dell. Since all PC OEMs used Windows, the key point of competition became price. Apple maintained pricing power because it could differentiate the Mac. Android smartphone price wars have begun to break out. Android's [more]

Tue May 6

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Apple Inc's Risky Product Cycle

The expected launch of the iPhone 6 and the iWatch gives Apple investors plenty to be excited about. However, the recent performance of Apple's supply chain in the holiday quarter indicate that it might not be smooth sailing for the company's stock [more]

Sat Apr 19

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Here's the Reason Apple Inc. Will Charge More for the iPhone 6

The iPhone 5c showed Apple that a larger-than-expected percentage of Apple customers are willing to pay a higher price for premium features. Based on the iPhone 5c experience, Apple is likely confident it can price the iPhone 6 at $299.

Thu Apr 17

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Is Android's KitKat Good News for Apple Inc?

Android KitKat has been streamlined to increase the appeal of Android in emerging markets. But, will Google's new Android strategy let Apple capture a larger share of the premium-priced smartphone market?

Thu Apr 3

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Memo to Apple: Here's Your Next Big Thing

Apple's been plagued by slowing top-line growth and eroding margins, here's how they can solve both problems.

Tue Apr 1

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bshamblin published an article 12:22 PM

Is Microsoft Helping to Sell iPads to Businesses?

Microsoft Office is the dominant productivity software in enterprise, and the iPad, the dominant tablet. Redmond's decision to provide Office apps for the iPad have just cemented the hold that Office and the iPad have in business.

Wed Mar 26

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bshamblin published an article 1:04 PM

Can China Mobile, iPhone 6, and the iWatch Return Apple to Double Digit-Growth?

In 2014, investors need to determine what opportunities, if any, could significantly increase revenue growth for Apple. This analysis gives investors a basis for understanding what can happen in 2014.

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