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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. . . .
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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.
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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.
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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.
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January 10, 2007 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
The sleek iPhone will shake up the wireless industry and force manufacturers to come up with more user-friendly handsets, industry analysts said Tuesday after Apple Computer Inc. showed off its highly anticipated mobile phone. The handset, to be launched in June by Apple and Cingular Wireless, has a plethora of features that challenge the way handset makers are building so-called smart phones.
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January 10, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
In a sign of its growing clout as an entertainment player, Apple Computer Inc. dropped "computer" from its name Tuesday and unveiled two devices that promise further upheaval in the rapidly changing media industry.
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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 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
In August 1997, Apple Computer Inc. handed four top executives options to buy a total of nearly 1 million shares. The next day, the value of those options jumped a staggering 48%, or $7.7 million. This was no coincidence, according to a shareholder lawsuit filed against executives and directors of the Cupertino, Calif.-based company in federal court in Northern California. Rather, the options were granted to coincide with good news that would give the four executives an overnight windfall.
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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.
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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.
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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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