Apple Inc.

  1. 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 ...

  2. CTIA Wireless Assoc. Kicks Off Annual Trade Show With Mobile Wallets

    May 08, 2012 7:20 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- CTIA Wireless, the U.S. cellphone industry's annual trade show that starts Tuesday, is drawing heavy participation not just from the cellphone industry, but from MasterCard, Visa, and other companies in the business of mov ...

  3. Why Does Apple Want To Hide Steve Jobs' Secret Deposition in Major Label Digital Revenue Lawsuits?

    April 30, 2012 3:19 PM EDT Aftermath Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is about to go to trial in a case that will determine what money is owed over digital music to producers of many hit Eminem records. Meanwhile, in another case -- a class action against UMG b ...

  4. Sony CEO Confirms 10,000 Job Cuts, Reorganization

    April 12, 2012 8:06 AM EDT Faced with mounting losses, Sony Corp. said Thursday it will slash 10,000 jobs , or about 6 percent of its global workforce, and try to turn around its money-losing TV business over the next two years. New CEO and President Kazuo Hirai outlined hi ...

  5. Apple Sued By US Department of Justice Over E-Book Price Fixing

    April 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers Wednesday, saying the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition. The government also filed pap ...

  6. Facebook Leaning Toward Nasdaq: Report

    April 06, 2012 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook will list its shares with Nasdaq, according to media reports. That would be a big win for the Nasdaq, which competes fiercely with NYSE Euronext Inc., especially for an initial public offering as large as Facebook's, ...

  7. Walmart Launches Disc To Digital Service

    March 14, 2012 8:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wal-Mart pledged to help introduce Hollywood's emerging online movie locker system to its customers, many of whom have never owned anything digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or Blu-ray discs from five participati ...

  8. Apple Unveils New iPad With Sharper Screen, Faster Processor

    March 07, 2012 2:01 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple's new iPad model, with a sharper screen and a faster processor, will go on sale in the U.S. and six other countries next Friday, the company confirmed Wednesday. The new features mean the iPad will be slightly thicker a ...

  9. Apple Expected to Unveil iPad 3 at Event Next Week

    February 28, 2012 4:19 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple is expected to unveil a new version of the iPad at an event in San Francisco next week. Apple sent out invitations to news media on Tuesday with an image showing part of an iPad screen. The company had been widely expected t ...

  10. Apple Vs. Proview iPad Trademark Lawsuit Comes To U.S.

    February 24, 2012 7:48 AM EST SHANGHAI (AP) -- Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China - this time in a court in California. Proview Electronics Co., a unit of Proview International Holdings, which claims it owns the iPad name, file ...

  11. Apple Defends Use of iPad Trademark in China During Heated Court Battle

    February 22, 2012 7:54 AM EST SHANGHAI (AP) - Apple defended its right to use the iPad trademark in China in a heated court hearing Wednesday that pitted the electronics giant against a struggling company that denies it sold the mainland China rights to the tablet's name. ...

  12. Chinese Authorities Seizing iPads

    February 16, 2012 7:30 AM EST BEIJING (AP) - Authorities have seized iPads from retailers in more Chinese cities in an escalating dispute between Apple Inc. and a struggling local company over the trademark for the popular tablet computer, news reports said Thursday. The Chine ...

  13. Google Wins U.S., EU Approval For $12.5 Billion Motorola Bid

    February 14, 2012 11:27 AM EST Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, moving Google a major step closer to completing the biggest deal in its 13-year history. Monday's blessing ...

  14. Neil Young: Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl

    February 01, 2012 8:45 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Legendary rocker Neil Young took his campaign for higher-fidelity digital sound to the stage of a technology conference Tuesday, saying a giant of the industry was on his side: the late Steve Jobs. Young said the Apple c ...

  15. Apple Announces Interactive iPad Textbooks

    January 19, 2012 1:50 PM EST Apple's new textbooks for iPad initiative NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school ...

  16. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Hits Familiar Chord In CES Swan Song

    January 10, 2012 7:26 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer struck a familiar chord Monday in his swan song at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Much of the 70-minute presentation revolved around Microsoft's work on software that Ballmer has ...

  17. Online Shopping Jumps 16.4 Pct On Christmas Day

    December 27, 2011 8:17 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - A growing number of shoppers apparently need only the briefest of breaks before diving back in, especially if they can log in to shop. IBM found that online shopping jumped 16.4 percent on Christmas Day over last year, and the doll ...

  18. Steve Jobs To Receive Grammy's Trustee Award

    December 23, 2011 7:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts. Jobs is among a dozen people, music groups or companies receiving honorary awards Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys. H ...

  19. AT&T Drops $39 Billion T-Mobile Bid

    December 20, 2011 8:27 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) -- AT&T Inc. is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U.S. government raised concerns that the deal would raise prices, reduce innovation and give custome ...

  20. Twitter Simplifies In Bid to Engage More Users

    December 09, 2011 7:30 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is changing to address a paradox about a service that revolves around messages limited to just 140 characters. As simple as it sounds, the concept remains too confusing and frustrating for a lot of people. A redesign i ...

  21. Sony Headed for Fourth Straight Year in the Red, Reports $346 Mil. Quarterly Loss

    November 02, 2011 8:16 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony reported a 27 billion yen ($346 million) loss for the latest quarter and downgraded its annual earnings forecast Wednesday to stay in the red for the fourth year straight, battered by the strong yen and poor sales of flat panel T ...

  22. Video: Steve Jobs Memorial Service Posted by Apple -- Features Coldplay, Norah Jones, Al Gore

    October 24, 2011 10:34 AM EDT Apple is allowing the general public to get a look at a heartfelt and star-studded memorial service it held for employees to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters last week. Apple Inc. posted a link on its website ...

  23. Apple iCloud Review: Don't Cut Your Cords Just Yet

    October 20, 2011 7:41 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem. The advent of iCloud was meant to lift the headaches of this cord-reliant process ...

  24. Apple Quarterly Earnings Lower Than Expected

    October 18, 2011 6:03 PM EDT Apple Inc. failed to set a new sales record in the last three months of founder and CEO Steve Jobs' life. Its financial results came in below expectations on Tuesday - a rare miss for the company. After several record quarters, the July-to-Se ...

  25. Apple iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million, Break Record

    October 11, 2011 7:48 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Apple says first-day pre-orders of the iPhone 4S topped 1 million, breaking the record set by last year's model. Apple Inc. and various phone companies in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Britain started ...

  26. Steve Jobs Set Course Forward for Music, Movies, Books

    October 07, 2011 8:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a tough negotiator who took tu ...

  27. Sprint to Buy More Than 30 Million iPhones (Report)

    October 04, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. has committed to buying more than 30 million iPhones over the next four years, imposing a heavy burden on an already cash-strapped company, according to a report published Monday. The Wall Street Journal's ...

  28. Amazon Expected to Launch Tablet Today

    September 28, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is expected to unveil a tablet computer Wednesday, picking a fight with Apple Inc. and its iPad. The iPad has many challengers, but analysts say Amazon's could be different - it has a chance to be more than a wannabe. A ...

  29. Is Google's Purchase of Motorola All About The 17,000 Patents?

    August 16, 2011 7:44 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It may be the boldest move yet by a company known for being audacious: Google is spending $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility. But the big prize isn't Motorola's lineup of cellphones, computer tablets and cable se ...

  30. Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

    August 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google Inc. is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in cash. It's by far Google's biggest acquisition to date and a sign the online search leader is serious about expandi ...

  31. Apple Passes Exxon As Most Valuable US Company -- Briefly

    August 09, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon before settling back slightly lower. But the two are now so close that the change of guard is likely to happen soon. Apple Inc.'s stock gained 5.9 ...

  32. Sony Corp Announces $199 Million Quarterly Loss on Disasters

    July 28, 2011 7:00 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. sank to a 15.5 billion yen ($199 million) quarterly loss, hurt by the disasters in northeastern Japan, a massive online security breach and plunging TV prices. The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment company said Thur ...

  33. Amazon Q2 Profits Fall But Surpass Wall St. Expectations As Shares Rise

    July 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit fell despite a 51 percent jump in revenue as the leading online retailer spent heavily to expand its business. The results easily beat analyst expectations, as did Am ...

  34. Sony Q1 Results Expected To Show Recovery

    July 26, 2011 8:15 AM EDT reports fiscal first quarter earnings Thursday that are expected to reflect a gradual recovery, despite the damage from the March earthquake and an embarrassing online security breach. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The aftermath of March 11 quake and tsunami ...

  35. Wal-Mart Offers Video Streaming Via Vudu Post Netflix Price Increases

    July 26, 2011 8:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Now playing: Movies at Walmart.com. The world's largest retailer on Tuesday started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc ...

  36. Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China

    July 21, 2011 7:35 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) -- At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words ...

  37. Apple Smashes Q3 Earnings Estimates With Record iPhone, iPad Sales

    July 19, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The iPhone is conquering Asia, the home of its strongest competitors. Sales there nearly quadrupled from a year ago and helped Apple Inc. trump analyst expectations for yet another quarter. Apple also said iPad sales worldwide nearly doubled from ...

  38. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  39. Netflix Rates Rise Up To 60 Pct For DVD, Streaming

    July 12, 2011 10:10 PM EDT Netflix is raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for millions of subscribers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet. The company is separating the two options so that subscribers who want both will have to buy separate ...

  40. New Security Holes Discovered in iPhones, iPads

    July 08, 2011 7:26 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new security hole has opened up in Apple Inc.'s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, raising alarms about the susceptibility of some of the world's hottest tech gadgets to hacker attacks. Flaws in the software runn ...

  41. Apple Settles With Nokia in Drawn-Out Patent Dispute

    June 14, 2011 4:52 PM EDT HELSINKI, Finland - Nokia Corp. on Tuesday notched a valuable win against rival Apple Inc., with the U.S. company agreeing to pay the Finnish handset maker a one-time sum to settle long-standing patent disputes as well as royalties for current lic ...

  42. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  43. Sony Unveils PlayStation 'Vita' at E3

    June 07, 2011 7:35 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Sony Corp. on Monday took the wraps off its next generation portable gaming machine, PlayStation Vita, a touch-interface and motion-sensitive handheld that outdoes its workhorse PlayStation Portable and will go on sale before the win ...

  44. E3 2011 Kicks Off In Los Angeles This Week

    June 06, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Almost six years ago at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo unveiled what would eventually become known as the Wii. But the Japanese gaming giant didn't show off the new console's distinctive motion-sensing c ...

  45. Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman: 'I Screwed Up' on Facebook

    June 01, 2011 7:37 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - If he had another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader to focus more on mounting a challenge to Facebook while he was still running the company. "I screwed up," Schmidt said ...

  46. Senator Calls For Smartphone App Privacy Policies

    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to require all developers that make apps for their mobile devices to adopt formal privacy policies. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters to the ...

  47. Apple, Google Grilled on Location Data By Senate Panel

    May 11, 2011 7:18 AM EDT WASHINGTON - Executives from Apple and Google told lawmakers Tuesday that users have control over information used to pinpoint the location of iPhones and smartphones running Google's Android software. Guy "Bud" Tribble, vice presid ...

  48. Amazon Betting on Cloud Computing, Sacrificing Some Profit

    April 26, 2011 8:20 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc is thinking long-term when it spends heavily on "the cloud," but investors may see a little more short-term rain when the online retailer reports its earnings on Tuesday. The company has been willing to sacrifice some prof ...

  49. Apple Slammed Over iPhone, iPad Location Tracking

    April 22, 2011 7:47 AM EDT Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple Inc. about why iPhones and iPads are secretly collecting location data on users - records that cellular service providers routinely keep but require a court order to disgorge. It's not clear ...

  50. Apple Earnings Nearly Double, Helped By iPhone

    April 20, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Apple Inc. is already the envy of the technology world. On Wednesday, it rubbed it in with quarterly results that had only one blemish: It couldn't make the new iPads fast enough. "We sold every iPad 2 we could make," Chief Financia ...

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