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Apple Hires Dixons Official Apple Hires Dixons Official

The following is an excerpt from Jessica E. Vascellaro | February 1, 2012 | WSJ.com | U.K. Electronics Store Chief Is Named Head of Tech Company's Retail Operations Apple Inc. tapped the chief of one of Europe's largest electronics retailers as its new head of retail, filling its most high-profile vacancy with a rare company outsider. John Browett, chief executive of Dixons Retail PLC since 2007, will join Apple in April as a senior vice president in charge of the technology giant's retail ... Read More

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Apple Defends ‘iPad’ Name in Chinese Court Apple Defends ‘iPad’ Name in Chinese Court

The following is an excerpt from Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | February 22, 2012 | USAtoday.com | SHANGHAI – Apple defended its right to use the iPad trademark in China in a heated court hearing Wednesday that pitted the electronics giant against a struggling Chinese electronics company that denies having sold the mainland China rights to the popular tablet computer's name. Shenzhen Proview Technology's lawyer Xie Xianghui argued that the sale of the iPad trademark to an Apple subsidiary by Proview's Taiwan ... Read More

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Want an iPad 3? Sell Your iPad 2 Now Want an iPad 3? Sell Your iPad 2 Now

The following is an excerpt from Quentin Fottrell | February 23, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | Listen up, Apple fans: save your personal files to your iCloud in the sky, and delete your apps – because the time is nigh to sell your iPad 2. Re-sale prices for the iPad 2 will fall as the official launch date for the iPad 3 — widely expected to be March 7 — edges closer, experts say. Consumers can expect to see a steep decline in ... Read More

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Apple Market Value Hits $500 Billion Apple Market Value Hits $500 Billion

The following is an excerpt from Peter Svensson | February 29, 2012 | USAToday.com | NEW YORK – Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured — and none have stayed for long. Apple was already the world's most valuable company. The gap between it and No. 2 Exxon Mobil has widened rapidly in the past month, as investors have digested Apple's report of blow-out holiday-season sales of iPhones and iPads. And, more ... Read More

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How Apple Turned the Foxconn Scandal into Another Way to Beat its Competitors. How Apple Turned the Foxconn Scandal into Another Way to Beat its Competitors.

The following is an excerpt from Will Oremus | March 30, 2012 | Slate.com | Even when Apple loses, it still wins. The well-buffed image of the world’s most valuable company has been scuffed in recent months by investigative reports and activist campaigns—not to mention partially fabricated one-man plays and radio programs—calling attention to the health and safety violations, long hours, and low wages at the Chinese factories that make its products. Read the New York Times’ long story on Foxconn, ... Read More

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Nokia’s Problems Haunt Microsoft Nokia’s Problems Haunt Microsoft

The following is an excerpt from ANTON TROIANOVSKI, SVEN GRUNDBERG AND SPENCER E. ANTE | June 14, 2012 | WSJ.com | Nokia Corp. warned Thursday that its cellphone business is quickly deteriorating and that it will cut 10,000 workers, a setback that threatens partner Microsoft Corp.'s mobile aspirations. The companies bound themselves together last year in a last-ditch effort to compete in a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Now, Microsoft faces the possibility that the company responsible for ... Read More

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Apple, Samsung Must Stop Some Korea Sales in Patent Fight Apple, Samsung Must Stop Some Korea Sales in Patent Fight

The following is an excerpt from Jun Yang | August 24,2012 | Bloomberg.com | Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) must stop selling some smartphones and tablet computers in South Korea and pay damages after a Seoul court ruled they infringed on each other’s patents. Apple, maker of the iPhone, violated two Samsung patents related to mobile-data transfer technologies, the Seoul Central District Court said today. Samsung, the world’s largest mobile- phone maker, infringed one Apple patent related to a ... Read More

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Apple Wins Lawsuit Against Samsung, As Jury Awards $1B for Patent Infringement Apple Wins Lawsuit Against Samsung, As Jury Awards $1B for Patent Infringement

The following is an excerpt from the Associated Press | August 24, 2012 | Foxnews.com | SAN JOSE, Calif. – After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad. The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected. Apple Inc. filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged legions of the country's highest-paid patent lawyers to demand $2.5 billion ... Read More

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Amazon and Epix strike movie deal; Netflix shares drop Amazon and Epix strike movie deal; Netflix shares drop

The following is an excerpt from Alistair Barr | September 4, 2012 | reuters.com | (Reuters) - Amazon Inc and Hollywood studio partnership Epix struck a deal that adds about 3,000 movies to Amazon's video streaming library, ramping up competition with the likes of Netflix Inc and Apple Inc. The news pushed Netflix shares down as much as 11 percent and comes two days before Amazon is expected to unveil at least one new tablet computer at an event near Los Angeles. The ... Read More

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Barnes & Noble Unveils its First Hi-Definition Tablets Barnes & Noble Unveils its First Hi-Definition Tablets

The following is an excerpt from Phil Wahba | September 26, 2012 | Yahoo.com | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc's first hi-definition tablets, unveiled on Wednesday, were well received by analysts who said the devices keep the bookseller in the fight with Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Google Inc - for now. The largest U.S. bookstore chain introduced a $199 7-inch Nook HD tablet that will go up against similar, recently launched products by Google and Amazon.com this holiday ... Read More

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