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June 22, 2006
Best Buy Co. said it was testing the possibility of selling Apple Computer Inc.'s full line of computers in its stores.
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September 19, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Apple Inc. said Tuesday that it would sell the iPhone in Britain with mobile-service provider O2, the first step by Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs to capture a share of the wireless-phone market outside the U.S. The 8-gigabyte handset will go on sale in Britain on Nov. 9 for 269 pounds ($536), Jobs said in London. O2 is owned by Madrid-based Telefonica, Europe's second-largest telephone company. Jobs slashed the iPhone's price in the U.S.
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December 19, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's Corp. warned that they might downgrade their ratings on Apple Computer Inc. because of concerns about the computer maker's earnings and revenue. . . .
BUSINESS
August 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Computer maker Apple Inc. and German automaker Volkswagen are discussing the possibility of building an "iCar" that would feature products by the producer of the ubiquitous iPod personal music player. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn met several days ago in California and plan to meet for further discussions, said Hans-Gerd Bode, a spokesman for VW. There are "scores of ideas" but few concrete plans at this point, Bode said.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sears to Sell Apple Computers: Apple Computer Inc. said it has authorized Sears, Roebuck & Co. to sell Macintosh personal computers and printers, giving the PC giant a strategic foothold in the retail market. Apple said in a statement that Sears, the nation's third-biggest retailer, will offer the Macintosh products through 60 office centers it opened last year in nine Eastern and Midwestern states as well as Washington.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2007 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
In a first peek behind the iPhone launch, AT&T Inc. said Tuesday that it had activated 146,000 of the handsets in the first two days of sales, which coincided with the last two days of its second quarter. Analysts had estimated that 200,000 to 500,000 of the highly anticipated Apple products would be sold in the first three days. The nation's largest phone company, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone, released quarterly results, but would not reveal how many of the devices were sold.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Cingular Wireless is expected to be the service provider for a new Apple Computer Inc. cellphone, according to a published report. The new phone and service could be unveiled as early as today, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website Monday night, citing unnamed people familiar with the situation. Cingular representatives could not be reached Monday night, and Apple spokesman Steve Dowling did not return a call seeking comment.
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January 3, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Apple Computer Inc., Google Inc. and Napster Inc. were sued by online movie distributor Intertainer Inc. and accused of infringing a patent on a way to distribute digital entertainment over the Internet. Apple, maker of the iPod music player; Google, the most-used Internet search engine; and Napster, a seller of songs online, are using the patented technology without permission, Intertainer said in a complaint Friday in federal court in Marshall, Texas.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2006 | Martin Zimmerman, Times Staff Writer
Apple Computer Inc. on Friday cleared Chief Executive Steve Jobs of wrongdoing regarding its improper handling of stock options, but new details from an internal investigation only fueled controversy.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski and Alex Pham, Times Staff Writers
Shares of Apple Computer Inc. went haywire Wednesday amid fresh reports that the company's stock options backdating problems could be worse than previously disclosed and possibly ensnare charismatic co-founder Steve Jobs. News accounts that Apple falsified documents to cover up the backdating of options given to executives drove shares down as much as 6% before they rebounded as investors dismissed the reports and took advantage of lower prices. The stock closed at $81.52, up a penny.
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December 16, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Apple Computer Inc. said it had delayed filing financial statements a second time and would restate earnings to account for backdated stock option grants. The size of any charge related to the stock options hasn't been finalized, Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company said it planned to file its quarterly and annual reports with regulators by Dec. 29.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2006
Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes music sales rose 84% in the first nine months of 2006 from a year earlier, according to a report from ComScore Networks Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2006 | Geoff Boucher
Last month, this column previewed the 2006 Bridge School Benefit Concert, but for most California rock fans, that sparkling annual all-star show in Mountain View is one they always want to attend but always seem to put off for reasons of ticketing, travel or time.
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