Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones

Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft. “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” Microsoft said. The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operatin


Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft. “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” Microsoft said. The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operatin
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Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones

Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft.

Microsoft said that on December 10, 2019 it will stop sending “new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or technical content updates from Microsoft for free.” In other words, there aren’t going to be any more updates, and only a few phone models will even be supported until that final date.

“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” Microsoft said. “Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices.”

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into both the iPhone and Android, where its suite of Office products are available. It also has a partnership with Samsung, which sells some versions of its flagship Galaxy phones with Office pre-installed.

The company once had huge plans for Windows on mobile devices, particularly when it refreshed the operating system in 2010 and launched Windows Phone 7. At the time, it held a parade and declared that both BlackBerry and iPhone were dead. Microsoft also acquired Nokia’s mobile unit so that it could build Windows Phone products internally. That too was a failure, and Microsoft eventually wrote down its $7.6 billion Nokia acquisition.

There are lots of reasons for why Windows failed on mobile. The largest was probably because there weren’t enough apps, including popular ones that were also available on Android and iPhone. Terry Myerson, the former head of Windows Phone, talked a bit about its failure in March of last year.

“We had a differentiated experience, but it’s so clear in hindsight that the disruption in business model which Android represented was enormous, and that building our early versions of Windows Phone on an incomplete Windows CE platform, designed for small embedded systems, left us too hobbled to ever catch up,” Myerson said.


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Research continually shows how distracting cell pones are—so some schools want to ban them

In July of 2018, the French government passed a law banning cell phones in schools. According to CNN, the law passed 62 votes to one. Some schools across the U.S. are enacting similar policies as a way to decrease distractions for students. Kvalo says the school confiscated over 200 phones during the last school year, and that students and teachers are seeing results. Study after study shows that the powerful computers we keep in our pockets can be distracting for even the most disciplined of ad


In July of 2018, the French government passed a law banning cell phones in schools. According to CNN, the law passed 62 votes to one. Some schools across the U.S. are enacting similar policies as a way to decrease distractions for students. Kvalo says the school confiscated over 200 phones during the last school year, and that students and teachers are seeing results. Study after study shows that the powerful computers we keep in our pockets can be distracting for even the most disciplined of ad
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Research continually shows how distracting cell pones are—so some schools want to ban them

In July of 2018, the French government passed a law banning cell phones in schools. According to CNN, the law passed 62 votes to one. The policy came into effect during the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and impacts students in kindergarten through the 9th grade.

Some schools across the U.S. are enacting similar policies as a way to decrease distractions for students.

“It was a constant distraction for kids and what it became is a constant discipline issue,” Robin Kvalo, Principal of Portage High School, tells Wisconsin Public Radio. Kvalo says the school confiscated over 200 phones during the last school year, and that students and teachers are seeing results.

“They are not distracted anymore,” she says. “The phones are not their preoccupation. They know they can’t have the phones in the classroom. If that had been the case years ago, we wouldn’t have needed the policy.”

It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that cell phones can be distracting, but if you want do happy to want confirmation from a scientist, it’s not hard to find. Study after study shows that the powerful computers we keep in our pockets can be distracting for even the most disciplined of adults — not to mention students.


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Retailers are slashing iPhone prices across China as consumers say the phones aren’t worth the cost

Apple’s latest iPhone models are facing huge discounts in China as retailers try to sell the struggling devices. That comes as the top-of-the-line Apple smartphones have posted poor China sales on what experts say are too-high prices for the world’s largest smartphone market and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei. Other third-party sellers on the site had the devices for even cheaper, offering flash sales to try to unload iPhones. Sunion, an Apple re-seller,


Apple’s latest iPhone models are facing huge discounts in China as retailers try to sell the struggling devices. That comes as the top-of-the-line Apple smartphones have posted poor China sales on what experts say are too-high prices for the world’s largest smartphone market and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei. Other third-party sellers on the site had the devices for even cheaper, offering flash sales to try to unload iPhones. Sunion, an Apple re-seller,
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Retailers are slashing iPhone prices across China as consumers say the phones aren't worth the cost

Apple’s latest iPhone models are facing huge discounts in China as retailers try to sell the struggling devices.

That comes as the top-of-the-line Apple smartphones have posted poor China sales on what experts say are too-high prices for the world’s largest smartphone market and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei. The technology giant itself acknowledged earlier this month that unexpectedly low sales in the Chinese market would likely lead to worse-than-anticipated first quarter revenues.

One of the most recent iPhone cost cuts in the country came from Suning, a large Chinese retailer, which changed the price of the 128GB version of the iPhone XR from 6,999 yuan ($1,036) to 5,799 yuan ($858) — a 1,200 yuan ($178) discount.

Other third-party sellers on the site had the devices for even cheaper, offering flash sales to try to unload iPhones. One seller had a 256GB version of the iPhone XS Max, Apple’s most premium device, for 9,699 yuan ($1,436), way below the U.S. firm’s official selling price of 10,999 yuan ($1,628) for that smartphone.

Still, that remains more expensive than in the U.S., where the same phone would sell for $1,249, according to the Apple website.

And that’s just on one site. Other retailers in China are also putting their iPhones on sale. Sunion, an Apple re-seller, was advertising 700 yuan off for both the 128GB and 256GB versions of the iPhone XR. E-commerce site Pinduoduo, which allows third-parties to sell products, also had hefty discounts across all of the latest iPhone models.

Apple’s issues in China are down to two major factors, experts and local consumers say: It got its pricing wrong, and it has failed to introduce features to excite consumers in a forward-thinking technology market. Now, analysts said, competitors have taken market share in the premium smartphone space.


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Samsung is expected to announce its first 5G and foldable phones at an event on February 20

Samsung said Thursday it will hold an event on Feb. 20 in San Francisco where it’s expected to unveil its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S10. Another version of the phone is said to have a foldable screen. Samsung announced in July it had developed foldable screen technology, but since then, the company has been beat to the punch in launching the technology in a product. Samsung has reportedly told partners the foldable screen phone may be released as early as April, though a date and name have


Samsung said Thursday it will hold an event on Feb. 20 in San Francisco where it’s expected to unveil its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S10. Another version of the phone is said to have a foldable screen. Samsung announced in July it had developed foldable screen technology, but since then, the company has been beat to the punch in launching the technology in a product. Samsung has reportedly told partners the foldable screen phone may be released as early as April, though a date and name have
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Samsung is expected to announce its first 5G and foldable phones at an event on February 20

Samsung said Thursday it will hold an event on Feb. 20 in San Francisco where it’s expected to unveil its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S10.

The phone is expected to be the first major smartphone that supports 5G wireless networks, the faster wireless standard that carriers are deploying this year. Another version of the phone is said to have a foldable screen.

Samsung announced in July it had developed foldable screen technology, but since then, the company has been beat to the punch in launching the technology in a product. Startup Royale launched its FlexiPai mobile phone at a conference in Beijing in November. Samsung lowered its Q4 guidance earlier this week, citing competition in the smartphone market as a reason for missing expectations.

For its tenth anniversary phones, Samsung plans to roll out three versions of the Galaxy S10 with different display sizes starting in March, then roll out a fourth later in the spring that would include 5G network capability, the Wall Street Journal reported. Samsung has reportedly told partners the foldable screen phone may be released as early as April, though a date and name have yet to be set. The company is considering names including “Fold,” “Galaxy Fold” and “Galaxy F,” the WSJ reported.

The foldable phone has already been delayed, after Samsung initially said customers should expect a launch in 2018. Samsung showed a prototype of the foldable phone in November. The phone folds open to act more like a tablet.

Samsung moved up its launch date for its S10 series in order to preempt Huawei’s expected unveiling of a foldable-screen competitor at a Barcelona trade show in late February, the WSJ reported.

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Apple needs to overcome a core challenge, and it’s not China, says top analyst Toni Sacconaghi

In a rare acknowledgment of slowing sales, Apple lowered revenue guidance to $84 billion, down from the $89 billion to $93 billion it had previously projected. But the initial reaction is that it was worse than we thought,” Sacconaghi said. However, it could decide to come out with second, lower-priced versions of its higher-end phones, he explained. For one, Apple is still not that inexpensive in relation to the rest of the market, he said. “That makes Apple a better company and provides a road


In a rare acknowledgment of slowing sales, Apple lowered revenue guidance to $84 billion, down from the $89 billion to $93 billion it had previously projected. But the initial reaction is that it was worse than we thought,” Sacconaghi said. However, it could decide to come out with second, lower-priced versions of its higher-end phones, he explained. For one, Apple is still not that inexpensive in relation to the rest of the market, he said. “That makes Apple a better company and provides a road
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Apple needs to overcome a core challenge, and it's not China, says top analyst Toni Sacconaghi

In an interview with CNBC’s Josh Lipton on Wednesday, Cook said, “Our shortfall is over 100 percent from iPhone and it’s primarily in greater China.”

“It’s clear that the economy began to slow there for the second half and what I believe to be the case is the trade tensions between the United States and China put additional pressure on their economy,” the CEO added.

In a rare acknowledgment of slowing sales, Apple lowered revenue guidance to $84 billion, down from the $89 billion to $93 billion it had previously projected. The company cut its gross margin forecast to about 38 percent from between 38 percent and 38.5 percent.

“The magnitude of the decline in iPhones was bigger than anyone had anticipated. There were lots of warning signs from the supply chain that iPhones would be weak. But the initial reaction is that it was worse than we thought,” Sacconaghi said.

He doesn’t expect Apple to necessarily drop the cost of the phones because it is a “premium brand” and would instead try to bring new innovation to the marketplace rather than a lower price. However, it could decide to come out with second, lower-priced versions of its higher-end phones, he explained.

Apple shares tumbled after the news, closing down 10 percent on Thursday.

Sacconaghi wouldn’t buy the the dip right now.

For one, Apple is still not that inexpensive in relation to the rest of the market, he said. Also, we don’t know if the company’s numbers can still come down further, he added. “Things could get worse in China.”

“Given that valuation isn’t compelling, given that numbers might still need to come down and given that we don’t think next year’s iPhone cycle is going to be particularly compelling, I’m not so sure you need to run out and buy the stock,” he said.

However, he’s not selling because the services business is still growing.

“That makes Apple a better company and provides a road map for improving earnings going forward,” Sacconaghi said.

— CNBC’s Steve Kovach contributed to this report.

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Costly phones, innovation and a saturated market snowballed Apple, analysts and investors say

Overpriced iPhones, anemic innovation and market saturation forced Apple on the first trading day of the year to take a bite out of its revenue guidance, analysts and investors told CNBC on Thursday. “This is caused by some issues around economics and some mistakes the company’s made around aggressively pricing their phones,” the Loup Ventures founder said on “Squawk Box.” Apple reduced its revenue estimates, from as much as $93 billion to $84 billion, along with gross margin. He scolded Apple f


Overpriced iPhones, anemic innovation and market saturation forced Apple on the first trading day of the year to take a bite out of its revenue guidance, analysts and investors told CNBC on Thursday. “This is caused by some issues around economics and some mistakes the company’s made around aggressively pricing their phones,” the Loup Ventures founder said on “Squawk Box.” Apple reduced its revenue estimates, from as much as $93 billion to $84 billion, along with gross margin. He scolded Apple f
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Costly phones, innovation and a saturated market snowballed Apple, analysts and investors say

Overpriced iPhones, anemic innovation and market saturation forced Apple on the first trading day of the year to take a bite out of its revenue guidance, analysts and investors told CNBC on Thursday.

After cutting fiscal first-quarter guidance by about 8 percent on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook heaped much of the blame on China’s economy and Sino-U.S. trade relations in a preliminary disclosure.

Apple bull Gene Munster, who predicts the tech giant will be a top performer in the so-called FAANG group, said the cut is not because of competition or a shift in consumer needs.

“This is caused by some issues around economics and some mistakes the company’s made around aggressively pricing their phones,” the Loup Ventures founder said on “Squawk Box.” “They jumped the price [of iPhones] by 23 percent this fall.”

Apple reduced its revenue estimates, from as much as $93 billion to $84 billion, along with gross margin. The decrease was driven, among other factors, by weaker-than-expected iPhone sales in emerging markets with a shortfall coming “primarily in greater China,” Cook said in an interview with CNBC’s Josh Lipton on Wednesday.

But AlphaOne Capital Partners’ Dan Niles, who turned sour on the stock last May, told CNBC on Thursday that many of the challenges Cook pointed to were already known halfway through 2018. He scolded Apple for having the “wrong strategy” in raising iPhone prices in emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia and India.

“Part of the issue here is that Apple’s not acknowledging the real problems that they have,” Niles said later on “Squawk Box.”


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NASA space probe ‘phones home’ in landmark mission to solar system’s edge

The nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) to come within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long (32-km-long) space rock in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt. “We have a healthy spacecraft,” Mission Operations Manager Alice Bowman declared. Launched in January 2006, New Horizons embarked on its 4 billion-mile journey toward the solar system’s edge to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons. Scientists had


The nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) to come within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long (32-km-long) space rock in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt. “We have a healthy spacecraft,” Mission Operations Manager Alice Bowman declared. Launched in January 2006, New Horizons embarked on its 4 billion-mile journey toward the solar system’s edge to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons. Scientists had
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NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

NASA’s New Horizons explorer successfully “phoned home” on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.

The nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) to come within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long (32-km-long) space rock in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt. The belt is a ring of icy celestial bodies just outside Neptune’s orbit.

Engineers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland cheered when the spacecraft’s first signals came through the National Aeronautic and Space Agency’s Deep Space Network at 10:28 a.m. EST (1528 GMT).

“We have a healthy spacecraft,” Mission Operations Manager Alice Bowman declared.

The spacecraft will ping back more detailed images and data from Thule in the coming days, NASA said.

Launched in January 2006, New Horizons embarked on its 4 billion-mile journey toward the solar system’s edge to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons.

“Last night, overnight, the United States spacecraft New Horizons conducted the farthest exploration in the history of humankind, and did so spectacularly,” New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern told a news conference at the Johns Hopkins facility in Laurel, Maryland.

An image of Thule, sent overnight and barely more detailed than previous images, deepens the mystery of whether Thule is a single rock shaped like an asymmetrical peanut or actually two rocks orbiting each other, “blurred together because of their proximity,” Stern said.

During a 2015 fly-by, the probe found Pluto to be slightly larger than previously thought. In March, it revealed methane-rich dunes on the icy dwarf planet’s surface.

Now 1 billion miles (1.6 billion km) beyond Pluto for its second mission into the Kuiper Belt, New Horizons will study the makeup of Ultima Thule’s atmosphere and terrain in a months-long study to seek clues about the formation of the solar system and its planets.

Scientists had not discovered Ultima Thule when the probe was launched, according to NASA, making the mission unique in that respect. In 2014, astronomers found Thule using the Hubble Space Telescope and the following year selected it for New Horizon’s extended mission.

As the probe flies 2,200 miles (3,540 km) above Thule’s surface, scientists hope it will detect the chemical composition of its atmosphere and terrain in what NASA says will be the closest observation of a body so remote.

“We are straining the capabilities of this spacecraft, and by tomorrow we’ll know how we did,” Stern told reporters on Monday. “There are no second chances for New Horizons.”

While the mission marks the farthest close encounter of an object within our solar system, NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2, a pair of deep-space probes launched in 1977, have reached greater distances on a mission to survey extrasolar bodies. Both probes are still operational.


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Foxconn to begin assembling top-end Apple iPhones in India in 2019: Source

Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said, potentially taking Apple’s business in India to a new level. The work will take place at Foxconn’s plant in Sriperum


Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said, potentially taking Apple’s business in India to a new level. The work will take place at Foxconn’s plant in Sriperum
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Foxconn to begin assembling top-end Apple iPhones in India in 2019: Source

Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said, potentially taking Apple’s business in India to a new level.

The work will take place at Foxconn’s plant in Sriperumbudur town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, this source added.

Foxconn, which already makes phones for Xiaomi Corp, will invest 25 billion Indian rupees ($356 million) to expand the plant, including investment in iPhone production, Tamil Nadu’s Industries Minister M C Sampath told Reuters.

The investment may create as many as 25,000 jobs, he added.

The other source declined to be named as this person is not authorized to speak to the media. A third source confirmed Foxconn planned to assemble iPhones in India.

The Hindu newspaper first reported on December 24 that the Foxconn plant would begin manufacturing various models of the iPhone. Reuters is first to report the size of the investment and the kind of phones to be assembled.


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The battery industry is blowing up and it’s changing everything, from cars to phones

Take a minute and think about how many things you’ve used today that need a battery. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is worth $23 billion and is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research. Battery technology has been ever-evolving since the late 18th century as our energy-storage needs have continued to grow. But to propel us into a fully electric future, we may need new battery technology on a scale never before seen. Watch to learn about how battery innova


Take a minute and think about how many things you’ve used today that need a battery. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is worth $23 billion and is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research. Battery technology has been ever-evolving since the late 18th century as our energy-storage needs have continued to grow. But to propel us into a fully electric future, we may need new battery technology on a scale never before seen. Watch to learn about how battery innova
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The battery industry is blowing up and it's changing everything, from cars to phones

Take a minute and think about how many things you’ve used today that need a battery. We’re surrounded by them. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is worth $23 billion and is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research.

Battery technology has been ever-evolving since the late 18th century as our energy-storage needs have continued to grow. But to propel us into a fully electric future, we may need new battery technology on a scale never before seen.

Watch to learn about how battery innovation is changing our world.


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TD Ameritrade sees more people trading on their phones

Mobile trading is becoming more common among TD Ameritrade clients. Through the end of October, about 25 percent of trades placed this year by TD Ameritrade retail investors were done so through a smartphone or a tablet. “It gives them an opportunity to trade when they want,” said Steven Quirk, executive vice president of trading at TD Ameritrade. Interest in mobile trading seems to be growing across the brokerage industry. TD Ameritrade competitors like E-Trade, Charles Schwab and Interactive B


Mobile trading is becoming more common among TD Ameritrade clients. Through the end of October, about 25 percent of trades placed this year by TD Ameritrade retail investors were done so through a smartphone or a tablet. “It gives them an opportunity to trade when they want,” said Steven Quirk, executive vice president of trading at TD Ameritrade. Interest in mobile trading seems to be growing across the brokerage industry. TD Ameritrade competitors like E-Trade, Charles Schwab and Interactive B
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-11-29  Authors: fred imbert, david paul morris, bloomberg, getty images
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TD Ameritrade sees more people trading on their phones

Mobile trading is becoming more common among TD Ameritrade clients.

Through the end of October, about 25 percent of trades placed this year by TD Ameritrade retail investors were done so through a smartphone or a tablet. This is up from 22 percent in the same time period last year. Logins via mobile devices more than doubled, averaging over 642,000 from about 315,000 in 2017.

“It gives them an opportunity to trade when they want,” said Steven Quirk, executive vice president of trading at TD Ameritrade. People might see something they like and “try to take advantage of it.”

“This gets highlighted on days like Black Friday when people are out shopping and spending time with their families,” Quirk said. Mobile trading on Black Friday accounted for 31 percent of all trades, a record.

Interest in mobile trading seems to be growing across the brokerage industry. TD Ameritrade competitors like E-Trade, Charles Schwab and Interactive Brokers all offer their clients the ability to trade on a mobile device. J.P. Morgan Chase even unveiled its own mobile trading earlier this year.

TD Ameritrade’s Quirk thinks this will only grow from here. “We have businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore. Mobile trading there is about 40 percent (of trades). I think we’re going to get closer to that in the U.S.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-11-29  Authors: fred imbert, david paul morris, bloomberg, getty images
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, quirk, vice, trading, td, sees, trades, yeartd, mobile, phones, black, ameritrade, trade


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