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December 6, 2012 | By Chris O'Brien
It felt a bit anti-climatic after a blistering day of Apple news courtesy of Chief Executive Tim Cook, including a lengthy interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, and lots of teasers from NBC in recent days. But tonight, finally, Cook's interview with NBC's Brian Williams aired.  The big news had already spilled out: Apple plans to begin manufacturing some Macs in the U.S. next year. But if you missed the segment, the transcript is still worth a read. And we'll update with the full video after NBC posts it. In the meantime, here's the transcript from the Thursday night segment of NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams": TRACK 1 Nobody remembers the guy who came after Thomas Edison.
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BUSINESS
November 2, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Mini lines greeted the arrival of the iPad mini Friday, a stark reversal from the frenzy at Apple stores in September when the iPhone 5 launched. At the Grove shopping center in the Fairfax district in L.A., about 30 people waited in line ahead of the 8 a.m. on-sale time. The earliest shopper arrived at 4 a.m. Third in line was 32-year-old Brett Hodgson, who arrived at 5:30 a.m. "I expected more people to be here, to be honest," said Hodgson, a rugby player from England. He bought a 64GB white iPad mini, which he wanted on the first day so he could use it on his flight to Australia Friday night.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The only surprise in Apple's event Tuesday was its announcement of the fourth generation iPad, which will launch less than eight months after its predecessor. This is the first time Apple launches two generations of the 9.7-inch iPad in the same year, and understandably, some consumers are mad. A flash poll of third generation iPad owners conducted by CouponCodes4u.com released Wednesday showed 83% of them felt "cheated" by the announcement. Fortunately for these owners, though, it appears Apple has some sympathy -- at least for those who bought the iPad 3 in the last month.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
Another app company and some of its employees may have quietly joined the Apple family. According to a CNET report , Apple has acquired San Francisco creative consulting firm Particle and added some of its dozen employees to Apple's staff. Particle specializes in Web applications and HTML 5 marketing projects, which aligns with Apple's vision: The company has been pushing for more HTML 5 use since Steve Jobs dismissed Adobe Flash from Apple mobile devices more than two years ago. HTML 5 is the markup language for designing Web pages.
NEWS
October 15, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
It's true that many people find romance at work. After all, most of us spend a lot of time at work, and the people at work often share our interests and desires. But who knew that was also true at California prisons? As my colleague Jack Dolan reported Sunday: Twenty California prison employees suspected of smuggling cellphones to inmates have resigned or were fired in recent months, according to a report from the state's prison watchdog agency. Most of those employees were accused of taking the phones in for cash, while others were suspected of doing it for love or something like it, according to the report.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
The wait is finally over. IPhone 5 sales began at 8 a.m. on Friday, with more than 250 Apple fans lined up at the Grove shopping center. They included George Adams, 19, and about 10 of his friends. He said he arrived at 6 p.m. Thursday to be the first in line, hoping to sell about half of the group's spots for $300 each. He sold five spots, but only for $100 each. PHOTOS: iPhone frenzy means lines, high-fives around world "It was less than what I wanted, but it was a good profit," Adams said.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Despite complaints over a new Maps app and a smaller dock connector, hundreds of Apple fans spent the night outside Apple stores across Southern California hoping to be among the first to grab the iPhone 5. One of the first to emerge from the Apple store at the Grove shopping center Friday was 25-year-old Tyler Allen, who triumphantly raised his new phone in the air to loud cheers. The manager of a pizza shop said he waited nearly 12 hours in line and played video games to stay awake.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
A day before the iPhone 5  goes on sale in the U.S., Steve Wozniak already has two of them. The Apple co-founder and veteran line sitter waited overnight at an Apple store in Queensland, Australia -- where he's traveling for business and to attend a concert -- to be among the first in the world to buy the new smartphone. Reached on his cellphone shortly before 9:30 a.m. local time in Australia, Wozniak said he'd bought the phones about an hour earlier and hadn't yet tried them out. He got two 64GB models, one in white and one in black, because he couldn't decide from photos which he liked better.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - Charlie Hufnagel, 24, has done a lot of odd jobs over the last couple of months. He serenaded someone's sick boyfriend (Prince's "Let's Go Crazy"), pulled an all-nighter making 12 alligator piñatas out of papier-mâché, and fetches limited releases of 1980s punk-rock records at secret Fat Wreck Chords parties. But his latest gig is the one getting him the most attention: Camping out for five days in front of the Apple store in San Francisco's Union Square. Someone hired him on TaskRabbit to be first in line for the new iPhone 5 that goes on sale Friday morning.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2012 | By Andrea Chang and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Charlie Hufnagel isn't sure whether he wants an iPhone 5 when it goes on sale Friday, but that didn't stop him from being first in line at the Apple store near Union Square. In fact, he has been there since Monday morning - after all, he's being paid for it. Huge crowds and guaranteed media coverage have spawned a subculture of enterprising opportunists piggybacking off Apple hype. With the company set to release its highly anticipated iPhone 5, dozens of people are already gathered outside high-profile stores around the country.
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