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Apple,s CEO Tim Cook meets China Mobile Chief.According to Bloomberg the companies don,t have a contract, so China Mobile does not sell iPhones.
China Mobile is one the worlds biggest wireless operator, with almost 700 million subscribers.
Apple also has partnerships in China Unicom and China Telecom, but they are second and third largest in the country.
However according to Bloomberg China Mobile has homegrown 3G network, so Apple needs to make some modifications in its products to be compatible with China Mobile,s wireless services.Apple also plans more outlets in china.
By making some right moves Apple seems to gain bigger market share.
According to Goldman Sachs Apple will shift about 30% of it's AP chips business from Samsung Electronics Co and eventually 80% by 2017.
Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ: QCOM)
Qualcomm is one the biggest baseband chip company, with about 50% of the market.
According to Reuters, chipmakers are trying to produce single chip solutions that combines AP, modem chips and connectivity chips, that support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and near field communications.
This kind of product is very popular among low end smartphone makers.
Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC)
Intel Corp is also among the worlds top chip makers, but it struggles to attract the mobile processors market.
So according to Reuters, Intel,s market share in mobile devices is just 1%.
But desktop computers and server processors market is still dominated by Intel.
Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT)
According to Bloomberg, 60 million Windows 8 licenses sold since October.Microsoft is facing very tough competition from Google and Apple.
Particularly as the customers focus is shifting from traditional PC,s to Tablets, because of this traditional PC makers are really heading towards rainy days.
And on top of all this the operating systems like, Android and IOS, are taking away the pricing power, from traditional PC and operating system makers like, Microsoft.
Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG)
In the past when we used to say Google the first thing comes to our mind was Internet search engine but in today,s world, the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear Google, is the Android operating system.
As far as the Android operating system is concerned it seems to get more control of the mobile operating system market and the smartphone industry seems to heading towards making Android operating system as standard norm of the industry.
Android is the one that has given Apple,s IOS very tough competition.
Now let's talk about what Google is known for, The Best Search Engine. But recently Google is facing some criticism regarding it,s internet search industry dominance.
According to Financial Times "The European Union's ongoing investigation into Google Inc. indicates the company is abusing its dominant position in online search, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in an interview with the Financial Times published online Thursday."
But on the whole the company has good prospects.
Yahoo Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO)
According to Head of Yahoo Finance,Aaron Task,s Bloomberg appearance, big businesses of Yahoo are Sports, Mail and of course Finance.
According to COMSCORE, unique monthly visitors for Yahoo are as follows:
1.Yahoo Mail 288.830 million visitors per month.
2.Yahoo Finance 61.069 million visitors per month.
3.Yahoo Sports 45.526 million visitors per month.
Individual investors uses yahoo finance more often but what,s more surprising is that professionals as well as some of the Hedge funds employees also use Yahoo finance despite of having access to some paid data terminals.
ARM Holdings Plc (NASDAQ: ARMH)
Most of the chip making companies are under threat from ARM Holdings, ARM is a UK based chipmaker.
ARM dominates the mobile processor market.ARM holds almost monopoly, and according to Reuters, Woo said Samsung is under threat from ARM based chips, that boost low power consumption and compact design.

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