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Mark Gurman
For Mark Gurman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 20, 2021
Apple accelerates work on car as it aims for fully autonomous vehicle
In trying to master self-driving cars, Apple is chasing a holy grail within the auto industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2021
Apple and Amazon results spark fears of an unhappy holiday season
As the economy emerges from the worst pandemic in a century, getting enough products to consumers is a daunting challenge for nearly everyone.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 15, 2021
Netflix plans to offer video games in push beyond films and TV
Video games give Netflix another way to lure new customers and may make it easier to justify price increases in coming years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 25, 2021
Big Tech’s car obsession is all about taking eyes off the road
What's at stake, essentially, is something even more valuable than profitability: The last unclaimed corner of consumers' attention during their waking hours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2021
Apple and Microsoft’s rivalry had cooled. Now it’s back and getting testier.
At a virtual product launch in November for Apple’s Mac reboot, actor John Hodgman appeared in a nerdy, ill-fitting suit before a white backdrop. "Stop, hang on, wait, one more thing, hi, I’m a PC,” he said, reprising the popular Mac vs. PC television commercials of a decade ago that not so...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2020
Apple and Sony both held talks about buying podcaster Wondery
Wondery is one of the largest independent podcasting studios and networks, reaching a monthly audience of more than 8 million people.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2019
Apple's holiday sales forecast to top analysts' estimates
Apple Inc.'s new iPhones are expected to help the technology giant return to growth in the key holiday period, supported by a growing collection of other products and services.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 28, 2018
Apple to expand iPhone X design with new colors, big screens
Apple Inc. is not only doubling down on the iPhone X, it's tripling down.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2018
Adobe to launch Photoshop for iPad in strategy shift
Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple Inc.'s iPad as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 24, 2018
Amazon reportedly working on another big bet: home robots
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Mar 28, 2018
Apple takes on Google in education with cheaper iPad and new software
Apple Inc. is going head-to-head with Google in education, a market the iPhone-maker helped pioneer but has let languish.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 19, 2018
Apple's 'secret' project: Replacing Samsung screens with in-house microLED displays
Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to people familiar with the situation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 9, 2017
Apple seen eying 2018 iPad revamp to add facial recognition, but OLED screen unlikely
Apple Inc. is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 27, 2017
iPhone X wait times rise as Apple device sells out in Hong Kong
Apple Inc. began accepting early orders for its iPhone X and shipping times quickly lengthened to as much as five weeks in the U.S., signaling supplies will likely remain tight as the new device goes on sale Nov. 3.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 17, 2016
Apple wants OLED displays in next iPhone iteration but most suppliers aren't ready
Apple Inc. has big plans to outfit its next iPhone with vibrant, energy-sipping organic LED displays, seeking to entice consumers with new technology that's already been embraced by other high-end smartphone makers.

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