October 15, 2005
* Apple Computer Inc. named Tim Cook operating chief, cementing his position as the No. 2 executive at the company and as a potential successor to Chief Executive Steve Jobs. * U.S. retail sales of video games for consoles and portable game players in September fell a larger-than-expected 24% from a year earlier to $347 million ahead of the all-important holiday season, analysts said. * A California court affirmed a jury verdict ordering Toshiba Corp. and a subsidiary to pay Lexar Media Inc.
September 9, 2008 |
Apple Inc. settled a lawsuit claiming that company directors and managers, including Chief Executive Steve Jobs, lied to shareholders about how they backdated option awards to maximize personal profit. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose tentatively approved the settlement of the so-called derivative lawsuit brought by Apple investors on behalf of the company against directors and officers for breach of corporate duties, said Fogel's clerk, Christian Delaney. Cupertino, Calif.
October 24, 2008 |
A false Internet report claiming that Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack was posted by a teenager, and investigators haven't found evidence that he tried to profit by driving down the stock, two people familiar with the matter said. The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining the 18-year-old's motives after the article, posted on a user-submitted news website run by CNN called iReport.com, sent Apple shares down as much as 5.4% on Oct. 3, according to the two people, who declined to be identified because the ongoing investigation isn't public.
January 19, 2011
'The Charming Quirks of Others': A review in the Jan. 2 Arts & Books section of Alexander McCall Smith's novel "The Charming Quirks of Others," the latest in his Isabel Dalhousie series, referred to Isabel's fiance, Jamie, as a cellist. He is a bassoonist. IPhone movie: A Jan. 15 article in Calendar about South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's use of an Apple iPhone 4 to shoot his latest short film, "Paranmanjang," said the English title for the project was "Ups and Downs.
January 5, 2011 |
Apple Inc. is nowhere to be found at the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ? but its shadow is just about everywhere. Many of the world's largest electronics makers have come to the show to unveil new products aimed squarely at Apple's popular devices, but Apple does not participate in the year's biggest tech event. The trade show, which officially kicks off Thursday, will be inundated with iPad-like tablet computers, iPhone-like smart phones and Internet-enabled televisions to rival Apple TV. There is even an "iLounge" that will feature companies hawking carrying cases, docking bays, car chargers and other accessories for Apple products.
March 29, 2011 |
Growing from a scrappy underdog to one of the biggest technology companies on the planet with a huge base of loyal fans, Apple Inc. is looking for even more friends — this time in Washington. The company, with a market value greater than that of Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. or Hewlett-Packard Co., is increasingly evolving from a computer maker into a multi-product international powerhouse and a major force in the entertainment and publishing industries. But Apple's aggressive exploitation of its immensely popular iPhone, iPad and sprawling online marketplace for music and digital applications has raised the eyebrows of regulators and lawmakers, who worry the company's dominance might stifle competition.