Are Apple Inc. and Nike About to Get Even Cozier?

All the latest developments in the tech sector around Apple, Nike, Microsoft, and BlackBerry.

Evan Niu
Evan Niu, CFA and Erin Kennedy
Apr 12, 2014 at 3:11PM
Technology and Telecom

On Friday's edition of Tech Teardown, host Erin Kennedy and Motley Fool tech and telecom bureau chief Evan Niu discuss the biggest stories in tech from the market this week. Apple may be considering a major overhaul to its iTunes store, with iTunes music sales and iTunes Radio both continuing to underperform. Should investors be concerned? Then, could consumers soon see the end of Nike's FuelBand, replaced by a partnership with Apple?

Also, Evan takes a look at the latest numbers from the PC market, and why they weren't as bad as they were expected to be. He discusses who is currently on top among the PC vendors, where the weakness in sales came from geographically, and why Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system could have been a catalyst that gave PCs some unexpected strength.

Evan then looks into one projection that has the smartphone application processor market continuing to grow annually at 11% through 2018 into a $30 billion market and who stands to benefit most from that trend, and he also discusses rumors that BlackBerry was considering exiting its hardware business, and just how long it can keep that business afloat if the losses don't stabilize.