Apple executives are awarded stock bonuses that could be worth tens of millions of dollars

Certain Apple executives, including marketing chief Phil Schiller and retail head Angela Ahrendts, combined to receive Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that won’t vest until fiscal year 2022. Other executives included in the awards are Eddy Cue, who is in charge of internet software, software engineering head (and star of the Apple iPhone X unveiling) Craig Federighi, CFO Luca Maestri, Hardware Engineering chief Dan Riccio, Hardware Technologies leader Johny Srouji, and COO Jeffrey Williams.

Overall, 128,584 RSUs were handed out by Apple’s Board of Directors. On October 1st, 64,885 RSUs were …


The iPhone 7 is worth more for Google than for Apple when it comes to trade-ins


Like other relevant phone vendors, Google allows customers
to trade in old devices for its latest and greatest handsets – in this case,
we’re talking about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While checking out Google’s current
trade-in offers, we’ve discovered an interesting thing – the company is
offering more for an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus than Apple will give you for the
two handsets via its own trade-in program. 
 

 

When you trade in an iPhone 7 for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
(via Google Store), you can get up to $360 in credit, while an iPhone 7 Plus is
worth up to $388. At Apple, …

Apple sold $4.9 billion worth of the Apple Watch last year?

It is still hard to believe, but data computed by market researcher Asymco confirms Tim Cook’s recent comment about Apple being the top watch manufacturer in the world. From a perspective of revenue, Rolex grossed $4.7 billion in 2016. With 1 million watches sold that year, the average Rolex cost $4,700. Asymco estimates that over the last 12 months, 15 million Apple Watch units have been sold with total revenue at $4.9 billion. The average price of a purchased Apple timepiece? $330.

Since the launch of Apple’s smartwatch on April 24th, 2015, the research firm figures that Apple has sold …

Is the iPhone X worth buying?

The iPhone X is the long-awaited “all-screen” iPhone. It has been imagined numerous times over the years by various concept artists. And when rumors and leaks confirmed it to be a thing in 2017, the tech world braced for the coveted announcement. That announcement has now come and past and every iPhone user out there is probably wondering “Should I upgrade to the iPhone X or stick to one of the cheaper models?”. Well, here’s what the iPhone X has over any other handset in Apple’s lineup:

Design
Hands down, it’s the most futuristic-looking iPhone ever. …

Deal: Get a free wristband worth $24.95 when you buy the Nokia Steel smartwatch

Since Nokia purchased
Withings, some of the latter’s products have started to sell even
better than before, probably due to the portfolio rebranding. The
Nokia Steel is no exception, as the Finnish company confirmed back in
May the smartwatch has excellent sales since it announced the
acquisition of Withings.

To make the wearable
device even more appealing, Nokia is now running an interesting
promotion on the Steel analog smartwatch. The deal seems to be
limited to the United States, but you can order the smartwatch from
anywhere in the world.

So, if you buy the Nokia
Steel via Nokia’s …

Do you think the Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch worth buying?

Fitbit, famous America maker of smart fitness bands, today announced its very first smartwatch: Fitbit Ionic. The new wearable device looks exactly as expected – it’s got a sporty wrist band, and a rectangular, 1.42-inch touchscreen display with 348 x 250 pixels and an impressive brightness of up to 1,000 nits (for high readability in sunlight). The screen seems to have a bit too much bezel around it, but maybe that’s just us.

The Fitbit Ionic combines features that most smartwatches currently offer with Fitbit-specific stuff like a personal trainer (dubbed Fitbit …

It's not a Vin Diesel movie: iPhones worth more than half a million stolen from a moving truck

Dutch police have arrested five men suspected in the theft of iPhones worth more than half a million US dollars, but it’s not just the sheer amount of iPhones stolen: the men have allegedly pulled off a Fast and Furious stunt to make it happen. Driving a modified van near the truck loaded with the iPhones, one of the men broke into the truck while it was moving and started throwing boxes with iPhones into the van.
The five man, all with their origins in the Eastern European country of Romania, were arrested at a holiday park in central Netherlands …

Someone's selfie caused $200,000 worth of damage

The debate whether our selfie obsession has gone too far has been raging for years. In most cases, selfies don’t do any actual harm, but are just a little off putting and maybe slightly annoying to people around us. However, there are plenty of examples of selfies that were directly connected to the physical or monetary damage of someone taking the picture or people around them.

The latest example comes from Los Angeles, California, and more specifically – from the 14th Factory exhibition space. It shows exactly what happens when we’re not mindful of where exactly …

For a moment, Tesla was worth more than BMW

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For a little while, Tesla was worth more than even the fanciest automakers. 

The clean energy carmaker gained enough value in the stock market Friday to propel it past BMW — traditionally one of the highest-value auto companies. 

Tesla shares rose in value after Elon Musk voiced his confidence that Tesla could soon produce its long-awaited more affordable Model 3 at scale, for actual purchase by any customers. 

Tesla stock rose 1.9 percent to help Tesla outpace BMW’s $61.3 billion market value. By the end of the day, though, Tesla ended up $2.6 billion below BMW. 

Tesla’s gain over BMW was only in its value on Wall Street. In the real world, Tesla is still producing only 80,000 cars to BMW’s 2.4 million.  Read more…

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T-Mobile Tuesdays' 1-year anniversary will come with free stuff worth tens of millions of bucks

Since last summer, T-Mobile has been offering free gifts to its customers each and every Tuesday – as part of the Un-carrier’s ongoing T-Mobile Tuesdays campaign. On June 6, T-Mobile will celebrate the campaign’s 1 year anniversary by giving away more free stuff than ever – “tens of millions of dollars in free stuff,” to be precise.

On June 6, folks who have the official T-Mobile Tuesday app installed on their phone will be able to receive gifts like $0.25 off Shell fuel, two free movie or game rentals from Redbox, and T-Mobile trucker hats. Moreover, on one of the four Tuesdays throughout …