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No tweets for me, Buffett’s second-in-command says
By Jennifer Ablan and Jonathan Stempel OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) – So they are not completely in sync after all. A day after Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chairman Warren Buffett set up his own account on Twitter, his second-in-command, Charlie Munger, said he has no plans to follow the legendary investor’s lead. Buffett, 82, launched his “@WarrenBuffett” account with the tweet “Warren is in the house,” and immediately started adding followers at the rate of 1,000 per minute. …
BlackBerry Q10 early sales reportedly strong in Canada
It looks like BlackBerry fans really do love their physical keyboards. Barron’s points us to a new note from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, who claims that several “store checks” of outlets in Toronto show that the “BlackBerry Q10 has been selling extremely well.
Clients question Google’s UK tax status
Some of Google’s clients have questioned its assertion that it does not sell to customers from its London office, a key plank in its ability to operate almost tax-free in Britain, a poll said.
Apple is ‘bleeding market share’
According to recent estimates, Apple’s share of the smartphone market took a big hit in the first quarter this year. Market research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that the 37.4 million iPhones Apple sold last quarter were good for 17.9% of the global smartphone market, down from the 22.8% of the market Apple controlled in the same quarter last year. With no savior expected until September at the earliest — CEO Tim Cook recently said Apple is working on new products that will launch beginning this fall — Apple stands to continue losing market share until the iPhone 5S, and perhaps a new low-end iPhone as well, launch later this year. A recent research note from AllianceBernstein, picked up by Forbes, suggests that