Apple Inc.

  1. 5 Things to Know About Apple's Stock Split

    June 09, 2014 10:18 AM EDT Apple's resurgent stock may have as much to do with financial engineering as the company's technological wizardry. In late April, the iPhone and iPad maker announced plans to split its stock for the first time in nine years. Since then, ...

  2. Apple’s CarPlay to Hitch iPhone to Autos

    May 23, 2014 12:04 PM EDT Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a t ...

  3. Steve Jobs vs. Tim Cook: The Apple CEOs' Major Differences

    May 12, 2014 4:53 PM EDT "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing that idea while making decisions that might have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor. Apple's p ...

  4. Samsung Infringed Apple Patents, Jury Says

    May 02, 2014 9:09 PM EDT A California jury has determined that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million damages. The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. Apple In ...

  5. Apple Shares Surge on Earnings, Dividend Boost

    April 23, 2014 7:52 PM EDT Apple Inc. on Wednesday posted a modest 4.7% increase in sales and a 7% jump in profit its second quarter that nevertheless beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts and helped send the company's stock soaring more than 8% following the f ...

  6. Apple Offering Free Recycling, Promises Renewable Energy Use

    April 21, 2014 2:07 PM EDT Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detaili ...

  7. Underwhelming Start to iTunes Radio Lights Fire Under Apple

    April 09, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The failure of iTunes Radio to halt the decline of music downloads has prompted Apple Inc. to consider the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade, according to executives familiar with Apple’s internal delibera ...

  8. Apple and Samsung Square Off... Again

    March 31, 2014 10:53 AM EDT The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial will mark the latest rou ...

  9. Apple CFO to Retire, Successor Named

    March 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller. The announcement Tuesday comes one day after Goldman Sachs named Oppenheimer as one of ...

  10. Apple's iPhone Becoming More Compatible with Cars

    March 03, 2014 3:51 PM EST Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Google Beats Apple to Your Dashboard Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show ...

  11. Apple Presses Labels For More 'Beyonce'-Type Exclusives In Wake of Downloads' Slide

    February 28, 2014 2:22 PM EST iTunes wants more exclusive ‘Beyonce time’ for downloads   THIS ARTICLE IS FROM THE NEW BILLBOARD GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Apple Inc.’s music chief Robert Kondrk has been pressuring major labels ...

  12. Apple Takes $14B Bite of its Stock via Buyback

    February 07, 2014 12:37 PM EST Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors. Its shares rose in morning trading Friday. Apple bought $12 billion of the shares ...

  13. Apple Stocks Dip After Disappointing 1Q Earnings Report

    January 27, 2014 5:13 PM EST Apple's holiday season proved to be a disappointment even though the company sold a record number of iPhones and iPads during its latest quarter. The fiscal first-quarter earnings released Monday topped analyst projections, but Apple sold few ...

  14. iTunes Lists Best-Sellers, Names Justin Timberlake Artist of the Year, Lorde Best Song

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Apple Inc. this week released its annual lists of best-sellers, as well as a handful of awards for songs, albums and podcasts that its editors handpicked. The lists are particularly interesting because of Apple's market dominance, owning 63% ...

  15. Apple Shares Volatile on Lower Profits, Outlook

    October 28, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Apple Inc. on Monday posted lower profits but higher revenue as sales from the iTunes store and from iPhones more than offset declines in Macs and iPods. Apple Unveils New Macs, iPads, (Free) Desktop Software What To Expect at Today's Apple ...

  16. Apple Taps Burberry CEO, Known for Tech-Savviness, to Oversee Stores

    October 15, 2013 10:55 AM EDT Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, who used technology to drive a remarkable turnaround at her luxury fashion house, will take charge of the company's expansion plans and retail operation. Ahrendts, who will become a seni ...

  17. Activist Investor Carl Icahn Wants Apple to Spend $150B Buying Its Stock to Boost Shares

    October 01, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated shareholders. ...

  18. Morning Fix: iTunes Radio's Report Card; Pandora/ASCAP Ruling: 'All In' or 'All Out'; 'Spotify Landmark' Launches

    September 19, 2013 8:21 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE ITUNES RADIO'S PROMISE VS. ITS DELIVERY: A REPORT CARD iTunes Radio, after much chatter and speculation, has finally gone live as a feature in Apple Inc.’s new iOS 7 operating system, which a ...

  19. Apple iTunes Radio’s Promise Vs. Its Delivery: A Report Card

    September 19, 2013 7:20 AM EDT iTunes Radio, after much chatter and speculation, has finally gone live as a feature in Apple Inc.’s new iOS 7 operating system, which also featured a new configuration of iTunes itself.  Apple iTunes Radio Launching Sept. 18, Called 'Pur ...

  20. Morning Fix: Apple Debuts iPhone 5S, 5C, 'Pure Dose of Awesomeness'; Lady Gaga Vs. Ex-Assistant; Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves Lead CMAs

    September 11, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE APPLE DEBUTS UPGRADED IPHONE 5S, LOWER COST 5C For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones - a che ...

  21. Apple iTunes Radio Launching Sept. 18, Called 'Pure Dose of Awesomeness'

    September 10, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Apple Inc. on Tuesday announced it will flip the switch for its Internet radio feature on Sept. 18, when the company releases its next operating system, iOS 7.  The radio streaming function, which will catapult Apple into the ad-supported str ...

  22. Apple Expected to Expand Selection of iPhones

    September 09, 2013 2:01 PM EDT Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation. In keeping with its tight- ...

  23. Pandora Says August Listener Hours Rose 16 Percent

    September 05, 2013 8:57 PM EDT Pandora managed to boost its listener numbers last month despite rising competition for online music lovers. Total listener hours rose 16 percent in August to 1.35 billion, from 1.16 billion hours in the same month a year ago. That's a 5 pe ...

  24. Nokia Stocks Rise, Microsoft Stocks Fall Following Acquisition News (Updated)

    September 03, 2013 2:59 PM EDT Updated 2:55PM -- Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to capture a slice of the lucrative mobile comput ...

  25. U.S. Justice Department Seeks Oversight of Apple's iTunes Store Following Anti-Trust Ruling (Updated)

    August 02, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Editor's note: The following story was updated with Apple's response to the Department of Justice's remedies after it was originally published. Following a victory against Apple in an anti-trust lawsuit on July 10, the Department ...

  26. Apple iTunes Breaks Sales Records In Q3

    July 23, 2013 6:01 PM EDT Even though iPad sales stumbled in the third quarter, Apple Inc.'s iTunes store continued to rock on, according to the company latest earnings report released Tuesday. The iTunes store "generated record billings of $4.3 billion in the ...

  27. Apple Stock Soars After Posting Better-Than-Expected Earnings

    July 23, 2013 5:11 PM EDT Apple Inc. on Tuesday posted third-quarter financials that came in slightly ahead of Wall Street analysts' lowered expectations, sending its stock soaring more than $15, or 3.6%, in after-hours trading immediately following the earnings rel ...

  28. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices

    July 12, 2013 6:30 PM EDT In today’s . Biz Stock Ticks , a look at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony over the last week. Below each 5-day stock graph ...

  29. Apple Found Guilty of Conspiring with Publishers to Raise E-Book Prices

    July 10, 2013 12:04 PM EDT Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing "compelling evidence" from the words of the late Steve Jobs. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Ap ...

  30. .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices

    July 05, 2013 1:15 PM EDT In today’s . Biz Stock Ticks , a look at publicly traded entertainment stock prices (as of approximately 1:30 p.m. July 5) by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony over the last week. Below ea ...

  31. Apple's 2013 WWDC Conference: What to Expect

    June 09, 2013 3:39 PM EDT Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil at the Worldwide ...

  32. Warner Music Group Inks iRadio Deal for Publishing, Recorded-Music Licensing

    June 02, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Warner Music Group on Sunday became the first major record company to sign both a publishing and a recorded music licensing deal with Apple Inc. for the upcoming Internet radio service that many have dubbed "iRadio," sources say. Unive ...

  33. Google’s Streaming Service Likely to Premiere Today at Software Developers' Conference

    May 15, 2013 7:43 AM EDT Google is expected to use its annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. And there’s talk that Google’s ...

  34. Apple, Universal Music Group Reach Agreement for iRadio Service: Report

    May 09, 2013 10:14 PM EDT Universal Music Group has agreed to license its songs to Apple Inc.'s proposed iRadio streaming service, according to the Financial Times.  With the largest record company in the bag, the Cupertino, California, hardware company now only nee ...

  35. iTunes Market Share Still Dominant After a Decade (Research)

    April 16, 2013 7:00 AM EDT After nearly a decade since selling its first digital song, Apple Inc.'s iTunes continues to dominate with a 63% unit share of the U.S. market for digital music downloads in the fourth quarter, according to estimates released Tuesday by t ...

  36. Whitney Houston, PSY, Hurricane Sandy Were Most-Googled Terms in 2012

    December 13, 2012 12:37 AM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the " ...

  37. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy Hits Concert Biz; UMG-EMI Nashville Restructuring; Google Play Gets WMG

    October 30, 2012 8:35 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters HURRICANE SANDY TO COST CONCERT BIZ MILLIONS: With live events being cancelled or postponed as Hurricane Sandy pounds the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, stakeholders in the l ...

  38. Morning Fix: Beyonce Vs. Madge's Super Bowl; WMG Revenues; Apple Mini iPad Vs. MSFT Source; CMJ

    October 17, 2012 7:50 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters WARNER MUSIC GROUP EXPECTS TO IMPROVE REVENUES IN Q3: When the Warner Music Group reports its financials for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, the company expects reve ...

  39. Apple iPad Mini Vs. Microsoft Surface: Music To The Ears of Consumers and Rights Holders

    October 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. appear poised to duke it out over the touch-screen tablet market this holiday -- with the winners most likely to be consumers who will have more gadget choices than ever, as well as music rights holders whose songs w ...

  40. Morning Fix: Mumford Mania; Apple's iPad Mini; Best Buy Buyers

    October 03, 2012 7:37 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MUMFORD & SONS' BABEL HAS 2012'S BIGGEST DEBUT, TOPS BILLBOARD 200. Mumford & Sons' sophomore release Babel had an historic first week: The British ...

  41. Morning Fix: UMG-EMI Merger, YouTube Goes iOS, Russell Simmons Writes To Jay-Z

    September 11, 2012 7:34 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. SPOTIFY PRICING STAYING PUT: Spotify is set on its current prices as reports circulate its working on a browser-based version of its subscription service. Well, for the mo ...

  42. Morning Fix: Apple's Pandora-Rival Plans; Obama, Madonna & Twitter; MTV's Not-So-Shocking VMAs

    September 07, 2012 7:32 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MTV VMAS 2012: RIHANNA, ONE DIRECTION FIND LOVE & MOONMEN: The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? That would be the lack of shocking moments at t ...

  43. Lady Gaga Says New Album 'Artpop' Will Also be an Interactive App

    September 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Albums are so yesterday. Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "Artpop," set for early 2013. In a statement posted on Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says ...

  44. Sony Corp's Losses Grow, Cuts Earnings Forecast

    August 02, 2012 8:41 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's red ink worsened in the April-June quarter and it lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of liquid crystal display TVs and video game machines. The Japanese electronics and ...

  45. Samsung Launches U.S. Music Hub With Cloud Storage, Streaming, Radio, Store

    August 01, 2012 8:18 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Samsung launched its Music Hub service in the U.S. on Tuesday. It's an effort to capture some of the buzz around Spotify with a feature that combines a cloud music locker, unlimited song streaming, a radio player and a mus ...

  46. Apple's Second Quarter Doesn't Match Expectations, Shares Fall

    July 25, 2012 10:11 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Apple are falling after it did something un-Apple-like: posting results below Wall Street expectations. Late Tuesday, Apple Inc. reported that in the latest quarter, earnings rose a mere 21 percent from the year before, ...

  47. Apple Pays $60 Million to Settle iPad Dispute With China's Proview

    July 02, 2012 7:50 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) -- Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market. Chinese Authorities ...

  48. Kazuo Hirai, New Sony CEO/President, Meets Fear, Hope at Shareholder Meeting

    June 29, 2012 9:01 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- The record 9,000 shareholders that packed Sony's annual meeting was no cause for celebration. After four years of losses and a halving of the share price, some angry investors doubt even a new CEO can pull the entertainment and ...

  49. Sony Stock Dips Below 1,000 Yen, First Time Since 1980

    June 04, 2012 8:14 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's stock price fell below 1,000 yen Monday for the first time since 1980 in a symptom of weak global markets and the company's decline after huge success with the Walkman three decades ago. Battered by competition from ...

  50. Sony Reports $463 Million Music Profit While Parent Corp. Posts Record $5.7 Billion Loss

    May 10, 2012 7:53 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. racked up a record annual loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) in its fourth straight year of red ink as the once-glorious maker of the Walkman and PlayStation struggles toward a turnaround under a new president. Sony, h ...

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