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From Acorns to Oak Trees-Apple, Inc. From Acorns to Oak Trees-Apple, Inc.

1984:$3.36/Share     2011:$340.03/Share Apple started in young Steve Wozniack’s garage. Wozniack and his long time friend, Steve Jobs, had an idea to create a personal computer. In 1976, the two approached a local electronics store to see if they would be interested in buying a personal computer that Wozniack had built. The owner of the store became interested and said he wanted 50 units. Wozniack and Jobs, both penniless at the time, went to a local computer parts supplier and ordered the ... Read More

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Mobilotto–Mobile Lottery Solutions Mobilotto–Mobile Lottery Solutions

Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone talks with Loto Inc.’s President and Chief Technology Officer Fulvio Ciano about his company’s new and secure mobile lottery solution for cell phones. Smartphones are used for much more than making calls these days, especially when combined with functional apps that let you do everything from check your bank account to get directions. Now, thanks to Mobilotto, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toronto-based Loto Inc., users will be able to securely purchase lottery tickets and redeem ... Read More

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The Top Tech Investment of 2011 The Top Tech Investment of 2011

The following is an excerpt from Christina DesMarais | November 22, 2011 | Inc.com It wasn't apps or cloud computing, if that's what you’re thinking. Here’s where CIOs spent their money, and why it matters to your business. It’s fitting that Michael Lewis’s “Moneyball” just came out in theaters. The movie, which is based on the 2003 book, is about how the Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane bucked conventional wisdom and used statistical data to analyze and pick players for the team. ... Read More

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Report: Apple to Introduce ‘GarageBand For e-books’ Report: Apple to Introduce ‘GarageBand For e-books’

The following is an excerpt from Stan Schroeder | January 17, 2012 | CNN.COM | (Mashable) -- Apple is scheduled to host an education-related event on January 19 -- shrouded with a veil of mystery, as always. A new report from Ars Technica says the company is about to unveil a set of tools to create interactive e-books. Previous rumors said that Apple will show no new devices, and that the event will center around Apple's new partnerships with textbook publishers. If this ... Read More

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Apple’s $46 Billion Sales, Set New Tech Record Apple’s $46 Billion Sales, Set New Tech Record

The following is an excerpt from David Goldman | January 24, 2012 | CNN.com | NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Ask Siri how Apple recorded the best quarter in history for a tech company, and her answer should be: "Me." Apple sold a stunning 37 million iPhones last quarter, twice what it sold in the same period a year ago. IPad sales doubled to a record 15.4 million. Apple moved 5.2 million Macs, the first time Apple sold more than 5 million of ... Read More

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Are the Computer’s Days Numbered? Are the Computer’s Days Numbered?

The following is an excerpt from Quentin Fottrell | February 16, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | The computer is dead. Long live the tablet. Or smartphone. Or a combination of both. Apple’s laptops and desktops may be turning into iPads and iPhones. Apple CEO Tim Cook just unveiled a new “Mountain Lion” operating system inspired by the kind of features most people enjoy playing with on their tablets. “We see that people are in love with a lot of apps and functionality here,” ... Read More

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Apple Gives Shareholders More Input; Will Facebook Get the Message? Apple Gives Shareholders More Input; Will Facebook Get the Message?

The following is an excerpt from Tim Carmody | February 24, 2012 | Wired.com | At its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, Apple’s management bowed to pressure from key investors and agreed to allow shareholders to elect board directors by a simple majority vote. Now any new or current director standing for election who fails to receive support from a majority of shareholders must resign his or her position. At next year’s shareholder meeting, the company’s bylaws will be changed to ... Read More

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Apple CEO Introduces New iPad Apple CEO Introduces New iPad

The following is an excerpt from David Zielenziger | March 7, 2012 | Ibtimes.com | Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled a new version of its bestselling iPad 2, dubbed the iPad HD, priced from $499. The new tablet features high-definition TV reception, a retina display similar to the iPhone 4S's, with 1,298 by 1,536 pixels or more than 3 million pixels, or picture elements, for HD viewing. The new product will be available March 16. The name of the device hasn't been yet ... Read More

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How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

The following is an excerpt from CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER | First published on January 21, 2012 | NYtimes.com | When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products ... Read More

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Apple to Disclose Plans for Its Cash Stockpile Apple to Disclose Plans for Its Cash Stockpile

The following is an excerpt from JESSICA E. VASCELLARO | March 19, 2012 | WSJ.com | Apple Inc. AAPL +2.16% shareholders are about to get an answer to one of their most pressing questions: What will the technology giant do with its roughly $100 billion in cash? The Cupertino, Calif., company said late Sunday that it would hold a conference call Monday at 9 a.m. to disclose what it plans to do with the huge cash pile, of which shareholders have been ... Read More

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