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Apple and Huawei Close Gap on Samsung in Global Smartphone Market

Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:51 am PDT by
The latest numbers from research firm IDC show that Samsung and Apple continue to lead the worldwide smartphone market, but Chinese handset maker Huawei is placing increasing pressure on the industry giants after experiencing strong 60.9% growth compared to the year-ago quarter. IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker reveals that Samsung continues to be the top smartphone vendor with ...
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Samsung May Follow Apple by Launching Smartphone Leasing Program

Sunday September 20, 2015 7:49 pm PDT by
Samsung is planning to follow in Apple's footsteps by launching its own Galaxy smartphone leasing program in the U.S. over the coming months, according to Forbes.The South Korean electronics giant is planning to launch a program for leasing its Galaxy phones in the U.S. market, similar to the one Apple announced just weeks ago, according to an industry executive with knowledge of Samsung’s...

Appeals Court Rules Apple Was Entitled to Sales Ban on Samsung Products in Earlier Trial

Thursday September 17, 2015 9:38 am PDT by
A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Apple was entitled to an injunction on multiple Samsung products that a lower court ruled to be infringing on the iPhone maker's patented technologies in an early 2014 trial. As noted by Bloomberg, the ruling sets an important precedent, since it could have an impact on how damages are awarded in future trials involving patented inventions from large ...
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Beats 1 Lead Executive Ian Rogers Leaves Apple

Friday August 28, 2015 4:38 am PDT by
Apple Music senior director and former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers has resigned from Apple nearly two months after the launch of the streaming music service, the company confirmed to the Financial Times today. Rogers was among a group of executives that joined Apple last year when the iPhone maker acquired Beats for $3 billion. Rogers's official title was Senior Director of Apple Music, a...
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Apple Shares Drop Below $100 Amid Wider Stock Market Downturn [Updated]

Monday August 24, 2015 5:54 am PDT by
Apple shares dipped below $100 in pre-market trading today amid a wider Dow Jones and stock market downturn, with AAPL fluctuating around the $98-$100 mark prior to the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange opening bell at 9:30 AM Eastern. Apple shares last dropped below $100 in October 2014, four months after opening at $92.69 following a 7-for-1 split that took effect in June 2014. AAPL dips ...

Apple Releases New Diversity Numbers, Hired Over 11,000 Women in Past Year

Thursday August 13, 2015 12:36 pm PDT by
Apple has released updated diversity numbers that provide a breakdown of the company's workforce based on gender, race and ethnicity in 2015. The new data reveals that Apple hired over 11,000 women globally over the past year, a 65% increase over the previous year, in addition to 2,200 Black employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66% increase over the previous...
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Apple and Samsung Combined for Over One-Third of Smartphone Sales in Second Quarter

Thursday July 23, 2015 8:54 am PDT by
The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that the premium smartphone market continues to be a largely two-horse race between Samsung and Apple, which accounted for 21.7% and 14.1% market share in the second quarter respectively. The rival tech companies combined for 35.8% quarterly market share, finishing well ahead of emerging Chinese competitors Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo during the...
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Apple Obtains Touch ID-Related Patents From Biometric Security Firm Privaris

Friday June 26, 2015 10:07 am PDT by
Apple has been working to acquire the intellectual property assets of Charlottesville, Virginia-based biometric security firm Privaris, according to CNN. Privaris recently transferred 26 of its 31 patents to the iPhone maker, including 4 patents in December 2012 and dozens more in October 2014. The patents are primarily related to fingerprint and touchscreen technology that could lead to Touch ...
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Apple Again Places #5 in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings

Thursday June 4, 2015 8:21 am PDT by
Fortune has released its annual Fortune 500 list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue, which together accounted for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and $17 trillion in market value. Apple maintained the 5th spot in the rankings for the second consecutive year after steadily rising from 6th place in 2013, 17th place in 2012, 35th place in 2011 and 56th place in...
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Apple Surpasses Google to Reclaim Title of World's Most Valuable Brand

Wednesday May 27, 2015 5:00 am PDT by
Apple was named the most valuable global brand in market research firm Millward Brown's tenth annual BrandZ brand value report [PDF], seeing a 67% rise in brand value to $246.9 billion. The Cupertino-based company surpassed Google, which ranked first in the 2014 report, to reclaim the top ranking in the study for the fourth time in the past five years. See BrandZ's annual reports in 2011, 2012...
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Apple Considering Major Corporate Expansion in North San Jose

Wednesday May 20, 2015 8:02 am PDT by
Apple is considering a major corporate office expansion in northern San Jose, California, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The report claims that Apple is shopping at least two properties that it could lease in the city: Ellis Partners' 296,000-square-foot 101 Tech R&D building along Orchard Parkway and the 1.5-million-square-foot Coleman Highline development site near the Mineta ...
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Samsung Overtakes Apple to Reclaim Title of World's Largest Smartphone Maker

Wednesday April 29, 2015 6:41 am PDT by
The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung surpassed Apple to reclaim its position as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter of 2015. The two smartphone vendors were previously tied in the fourth quarter of 2014 after Apple matched Samsung with 74.5 million smartphones shipped on the strength of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and busy holiday shopping...

Apple Forecasted to Report Double-Digit Growth in Second Quarter as Sales Remain Strong

Monday April 27, 2015 1:10 pm PDT by
Apple will report its financial results later this hour for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, a three-month period spanning January through March that directly followed the holiday shopping season. Apple has offered guidance of between $52 billion and $55 billion in quarterly revenue, while the average of all analysts combined forecasts the company's revenue during the quarter...

Video Software Chief Randy Ubillos Retiring After 20 Years at Apple

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:13 am PDT by
Apple's former Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos announced on Twitter today that he is retiring after working for 20 years at the Cupertino-based company on professional video and photo software. Ubillos is best known as the creator of the first three versions of Adobe Premiere and KeyGrip, which was sold to Apple and released as Final Cut Pro. After an amazing 20 years ...
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Apple Highlights Environmental Responsibility in 2015 Progress Report

Monday April 20, 2015 5:40 am PDT by
Apple on Monday shared its 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report that reflects on the company's environmental progress during the 2014 fiscal year. The report focuses on Apple's commitment to climate change, renewable resources, finite resources, and toxins, and outlines the company's 2014 carbon footprint and other usage information. Apple's latest environmental progress report...
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Tim Cook Named 'World's Greatest Leader,' Reflects on Leading Post-Jobs Era at Apple

Thursday March 26, 2015 8:03 am PDT by
Following the release of ty">Becoming Steve Jobs, an acclaimed biography of the late Apple co-founder, Fortune has named Tim Cook the "world's greatest leader," accompanied by an in-depth profile that reflects on the chief executive in the post-Jobs era. The interesting article provides a closer look at Cook's transition from a soft-spoken operations manager to a high-profile leader at Apple, and ...

Apple Praises 'Becoming Steve Jobs' as 'Better Than Anything Else We've Seen'

Monday March 23, 2015 7:22 am PDT by
Apple continues to offer praise for 24">Becoming Steve Jobs, the unauthorized biography of the late Apple co-founder set to be released on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Apple told The New York Times that the upcoming book is "better than anything else we've seen," and several executives at the company agreed to be interviewed for the title because they "felt a responsibility to say more" about the...
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Apple to Replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18

Friday March 6, 2015 5:25 am PST by
Apple will be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to S&P Dow Jones (via The Wall Street Journal). Apple will be added to the Dow Jones at the close of trading on March 18, replacing AT&T as one of 30 members on the major price-weighted index. Apple is listed on Nasdaq with a pre-market share price hovering around the $128 mark as of this writing.“Apple is the clear choice for...
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Apple and Samsung Tied as World's Largest Smartphone Makers in Q4 2014 [Updated]

Wednesday January 28, 2015 6:28 pm PST by
The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple tied Samsung during Q4 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker based on global shipments. According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the three-month period of October through December. Apple's number is an official figure from its financial results, while Samsung's number is...