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Apple will finally achieve some form of world dominance. By shipping 86.4 million iPhones this year, Apple will dethrone Nokia as the globe’s leading smartphone shipper. Even more impressive: This is a 82-percent increase in iPhones from last year, when Apple shipped 47.5 million, according to a Digitimes report. Now second place Nokia saw a 26-percent decrease in shipments.
Count this as another sign that our entire lives will soon take place in the clouds. DropBox will soon close a financing round that’ll bring in $250 million to $300 million. The funding involves a number of investors, including Index Ventures and Goldman Sachs, and will value the cloud-computing firm at nearly $4 billion.
If you want stock tips with your morning shave or conflict-zone reporting with your Colgate, the New York Times Co.’s R&D Lab may have just the thing. The Lab has developed a device that looks like a bathroom mirror and that, it seems, is supposed to offer an attractive way to get your news while trimming your nose hairs.
Tech writer Michael Arrington, who founded TechCrunch and sold it to AOL a year ago, announced last week he is raising a $20-million venture capital fund to invest in early-stage technology companies, reported The Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has been widely criticized for what many say is a conflict of interest and now the future of TechCrunch itself appears to be on the line.