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Will Apple Unveil an iPhone 6 at Its Worldwide Developer’s Conference? Will Apple Unveil an iPhone 6 at Its Worldwide Developer’s Conference?

The following is an excerpt from RHEANA MURRAY | June 2, 2014 | abcnews.go.com | Apple fans are hoping for a major announcement from the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week –- but they’re not holding their breath. For decades, the WWDC has been a space where new ideas were born, and Apple introduced game-changing products such as the Mac Pro and the iPhone 4. But this year, as in recent years, rumors are swirling that there won’t be any announcements ... Read More

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Google and Apple Settle Lawsuit Alleging Wage Fixing Google and Apple Settle Lawsuit Alleging Wage Fixing

The following is an excerpt from Eliana Dockterman | April 24, 2014 | Time.com | Four major tech companies, including Intel and Adobe as well, were accused of agreeing not to poach each other's employees in order to drive down wages. The companies admitted to having a no-hire agreement but denied that wages was their motivation Four major technology companies settled a lawsuit that alleged they conspired to keep salaries low in Silicon Valley on Thursday, only weeks before the high-profile trial ... Read More

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Apple CEO Tells Climate Change Deniers to Sell Their Apple Shares Apple CEO Tells Climate Change Deniers to Sell Their Apple Shares

The following is an excerpt from Ned Resnikoff | March 4, 2014 | msnbc.com | It’s not every day that a corporate chief executive publicly invites one of his company’s shareholders to sell their stock. But that’s exactly what Apple CEO Tim Cook did at a shareholders meeting Friday when someone from the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) said that Apple should abstain from environmental initiatives that don’t have a direct, positive effect on stock valuation. “As shareholders, we ... Read More

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Apple: Icahn Sees ‘No Reason to Persist with Our Proposal’ Given ‘Aggressive’ Approach to Shares Apple: Icahn Sees ‘No Reason to Persist with Our Proposal’ Given ‘Aggressive’ Approach to Shares

The following is an excerpt from Tiernan Ray | February 10, 2014 | Barrons.com | Shares of Apple (AAPL) are down $1.68, or 0.3%, at $518, in early trading as Carl Icahn a short while ago tweeted about a new letter to Apple shareholders saying that he no longer sees any reason to press for his proposal, which is on the slate to be voted on at Apple’s annual meeting this month, that Apple do an immediate $50 billion buyback of ... Read More

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Apple Eyes Move Into Mobile Payments Apple Eyes Move Into Mobile Payments

The following is an excerpt from Douglas MacMillan and Daisuke Wakabayashi | January 24, 2014 | allthingsd.com | The business of handling mobile payments is one of the hottest areas in technology. Now, it appears that AppleAAPL -1.82% is preparing to toss its hat in the ring. Eddy Cue, a key lieutenant to Apple CEO Tim Cook, has been meeting with players in the mobile-payments industry to discuss the company’s interest in handling payments made on iPhones and iPads, according to people ... Read More

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Apple Shares Get Boost on Icahn Dinner With CEO Cook Apple Shares Get Boost on Icahn Dinner With CEO Cook

The following is an excerpt from Thefiscaltimes.com | October 1, 2013 | NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares of Apple Inc. rose about 2 percent on Tuesday on news that billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn had dinner with Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday and "pushed hard" for a buyback. "Had a cordial dinner with Tim last night. We pushed hard for a 150 billion buyback. We decided to continue dialogue in about three weeks," Icahn tweeted on Tuesday. In August, Icahn told ... Read More

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Apple: Opening Weekend iPhone Sales Top 9M, 200M iOS 7 Downloads Apple: Opening Weekend iPhone Sales Top 9M, 200M iOS 7 Downloads

The following is an excerpt from Joanna Stern | September 24, 2013 | abcnews.go.com | Turns out that iPhone lines around the corner translate to big sales. Apple announced this morning that in just three days it has sold 9 million of its new iPhones. Also, since being released Sept. 18, iOS 7 has been downloaded 200 million times, making it the biggest software launch for the company. The company did not give a breakdown of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C ... Read More

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Apple and the Idiocy of Taxing Profits Apple and the Idiocy of Taxing Profits

The following is an excerpt from Matthew Yglesias | May 21, 2013 | Slate.com | How does a company earn almost $30 billion over four years with no employees and no physical office? That’s the miraculous tale of Apple Operations International, an Ireland-based shell company established by Apple for the purpose of making profits disappear from the prying eyes of the tax man. Every large international firm has lots of fungible money, and tax law varies substantially from place to place, ... Read More

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Advice to Students: Become Plumbers Mayor Bloomberg’s Advice to Students: Become Plumbers

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | May 20, 2013 | A college education won’t necessarily fatten your pockets, but the billionaire mayor of New York City has a suggestion he wants students to consider before they sign any costly tuition checks: what about becoming a plumber? Yes, that’s career advice courtesy of New York’s Michael Bloomberg: the Big Apple’s media mogul-turned-billionaire mayor who recently led an unsuccessful campaign to ban oversized sugary drinks in his city. Now after making a ... Read More

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Earnings or not, Apple is the buy of the year Earnings or not, Apple is the buy of the year

The following is an excerpt from Oliver Pursche | April 23, 2013 | Smartmoney.com | On Tuesday afternoon, Apple will report second-quarter earnings results. Wall Street estimates that the company will earn $10.07, down from $12.30 for the same period a year ago. I suspect that there will be no shortage of analysts, portfolio managers and prognosticators who will opine on the results and direction of the share price. To me, they are missing the point. When it comes to Apple AAPL ... Read More

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