Slideshow: Apple Shunned Black Thursday, Microsoft Sells 1M Xboxes And More From The Last Week Of November
In what could be the year's slowest week in technology news, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) made waves after it announced that it sold more than one million Xbox One units.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) scored a few headlines after it was revealed that the company's CEO fought against any plans to open its stores on Thanksgiving.
Rumors claimed that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) was hard at work on its next Kindle Paperwhite.
Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) exec chairman confidently said that iOS users will switch to Android and never go back.
And Disney (NYSE: DIS) cut Pixar's workforce after delaying one of the animation studio's films.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.
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Microsoft Sold One Million Xboxes
The console was released in 13 markets globally, making it one of the biggest universal launches in history for a new game system.
Sony (NYSE: SNE), however, sold one million PlayStation 4 units in just one territory -- North America.
The Japanese tech giant is expected to sell millions more now that the console is available in Europe.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Tim Cook Said "No" To Black Thursday
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook is not a fan of the trend surrounding Black Friday.
Instead of opening at 6:00 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, many open at 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, the night before.
But Cook reportedly stepped in and stopped the company from opening any stores on Thanksgiving.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
New Amazon E-Reader Already In Development
Does Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) ever sleep?
The online retail giant is already developing the next-gen Kindle Paperwhite.
The new e-reader is expected to come with a 300 ppi display, squeezable edges that function as page-turning buttons and a number of other enhancements.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Google Thinks People Will Switch To Android And Never Go Back To iOS
Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, is confident that Android users will remain with Android for life.
Assuming they came from iOS, that is.
He wrote on the matter this week, saying,
"Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you."Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Disney Reduced Pixar's Workforce (Thanks, Bad Dino!)
The Good Dinosaur may turn out to be a great film, but Disney (NYSE: DIS) was not convinced that it was ready for release in summer 2014.
The studio delayed the film's release by roughly 18 months.
As a result, Disney has now decided to reduce Pixar's workforce and lay off an unspecified number of employees.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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"We expect that our adjusted EBITDA number will be right at break-even to slightly positive," said DiPaolo, referring to the firm's fourth quarter expectations.Image source: Wikimedia Commons
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