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September 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Apple Inc. and Chief Executive Steve Jobs were sued by shareholders in a case relying on a legal strategy different from similar lawsuits claiming the company improperly backdated stock option grants. Filed under a sealing order in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose, the case is "similar but not identical" to other so-called derivative lawsuits, said H. Adam Prussin, a lawyer representing shareholders. Apple did not immediately comment.
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June 9, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs has revealed plans for a new headquarters for the company that "looks a little like a spaceship. " The presentation about the proposed campus, designed to hold 12,000 employees, was made before the City Council in Cupertino, Calif., Apple's present home. The company hasn't formally submitted plans to the city, but the fact that Jobs — who is on medical leave from Apple but still participating in decisions — showed up in person for the presentation Tuesday surprised many in attendance.
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BUSINESS
May 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Apple Inc.'s iPhone is sold out at its online stores in the U.S. and Britain, a sign that a new model with faster Internet access may be introduced soon. The shortage suggests Chief Executive Steve Jobs is readying a new model, which may be unveiled during his speech at Apple's developer conference June 9, Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Gene Munster said.
OPINION
June 2, 2011
In the last decade, Apple made the 99-cent download the standard unit of music sales. Now, Apple is reportedly poised to try a second transformation, enticing music fans to store songs online — "in the cloud" — instead of on a hard drive. If the company's iCloud helps persuade the masses to embrace cloud-based services, that could help reverse more than a decade of sliding music sales. That's a big "if," however, and much depends on the labels' willingness to change. The shift from physical CDs to digital files has been a mixed blessing for the music industry, opening the door to rampant online piracy as well as promising new business models.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2011 | By Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
The latest health scare for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs is raising sobering concerns for a company basking in a string of hit products that have helped make it the world's most valuable technology enterprise. FOR THE RECORD: Steve Jobs: In the Jan. 18 Section A, a graphic with an article about the latest health scare for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs said he missed his customary speech at Macworld in December 2008. Macworld was held in January 2009. ? Apple rattled Silicon Valley and its own employees by disclosing Monday that Jobs is taking his second medical leave in two years to attend to unspecified health problems.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
A shareholder proposal to force tech giant Apple Inc. to publicly release a succession plan for ailing Chief Executive Steve Jobs has gotten the backing of Institutional Shareholder Services, a firm considered to be one of the most influential investor advisors. The shareholder proposal was submitted in August by the Central Laborers' Pension Fund, which owns Apple shares. Jobs, who co-founded the company and is considered key to its enormous success, has had a series of health problems and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2011 | By Jim Puzzanghera and David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. has pulled off a string of runaway hits ? like the iPhone and the iPad ? that have revolutionized every industry they touched. It has become the world's second-most-valuable company, worth more than $300 billion. But when shareholders meet Wednesday at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, the buzz will not be about Apple's next sleek new gadget or soaring profits. Much of the talk will be about Chief Executive Steve Jobs and what Apple would do without him. The secretive Apple has been reluctant to talk publicly about Jobs' battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
A shareholder proposal to force tech giant Apple Inc. to publicly release a succession plan for ailing Chief Executive Steve Jobs has gotten the backing of Institutional Shareholder Services, a firm considered to be one of the most influential investor advisors. The shareholder proposal was submitted in August by the Central Laborers' Pension Fund, which owns Apple shares. Jobs, who co-founded the company and is considered key to its enormous success, has had a series of health problems and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn and Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Apple found a way to divert attention from Chief Executive Steve Jobs' health Tuesday ? a blowout $6 billion in profit. A day after Jobs stunned investors and employees alike by announcing he was taking medical leave for the third time in seven years, Apple Inc. crushed analysts' estimates with record first-quarter revenue and earnings. The company's stock rallied on the report, buoyed by impressive sales of iPhones, iPads and a pipeline of consumer gadgets. Shares fell a less-than-anticipated 2.2% to $340.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2011 | By Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
The latest health scare for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs is raising sobering concerns for a company basking in a string of hit products that have helped make it the world's most valuable technology enterprise. FOR THE RECORD: Steve Jobs: In the Jan. 18 Section A, a graphic with an article about the latest health scare for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs said he missed his customary speech at Macworld in December 2008. Macworld was held in January 2009. ? Apple rattled Silicon Valley and its own employees by disclosing Monday that Jobs is taking his second medical leave in two years to attend to unspecified health problems.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2010 | By David Sarno
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs once again took the stage to show off a bevy of enhanced software features that will launch this summer on the iPhone family of devices. The most talked-about feature of the new operating system was the iAd mobile advertising platform. But the system will also allow users to play games against one another in real time, better organize their devices' programs and run several of the phone's programs at once, or multitask -- a capability whose absence iPhone critics had long bemoaned.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs has revealed plans for a new headquarters for the company that "looks a little like a spaceship. " The presentation about the proposed campus, designed to hold 12,000 employees, was made before the City Council in Cupertino, Calif., Apple's present home. The company hasn't formally submitted plans to the city, but the fact that Jobs — who is on medical leave from Apple but still participating in decisions — showed up in person for the presentation Tuesday surprised many in attendance.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2010 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Bryan Bartow, a software developer in Austin, Texas, invented an iPhone application he called MePing and submitted to Apple Inc. in March. Six months later, it was still in limbo, neither approved nor rejected. "It just waited in review forever," Bartow said. "I just assumed it wasn't going to be approved, and moved on. " Then, last week, Bartow got a surprise e-mail from Apple. MePing had been approved. "It magically came through," he said. He was not alone in having his long-delayed app suddenly accepted by Apple — other developers reported that their creations had suddenly come out of the deep freeze and been approved for consumers using the company's iPhone family of devices.
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