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  1. Apple Introduces Newest Employee: Dr. Dre At WWDC (Updated)

    June 02, 2014 4:01 PM EDT Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi introduced Dr. Dre as a company employee via telephone during the keynote presentation at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference. “What time should I show up for work?” as ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The Evolution of iTunes: The Birth of a Colossus

    April 26, 2013 3:01 PM EDT This is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the May 4, 2013 issue of Billboard magazine, which also features our cover story on Rod Stewart's return to rock, an in-depth look at the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store, ...

  5. Morning Fix: WMG Realignment; Elections' Impact on Music Biz; Tim Schaaf Leaving Sony; Azoff Speaks Out

    November 08, 2012 8:20 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business news letters WARNER MUSIC REALIGNS STRUCTURE; CAMERON STRANG GETS BIG BOOST: Warner Music is restructuring and dividing itself into 3 divisions: frontline recorde ...

  6. Apple Delays iTunes 11 Release Until November to 'Get it Right'

    October 30, 2012 7:40 PM EDT In an unusual move to postpone a previously announced product launch, Apple on Tuesday said it would not release its new iTunes software until November, a month after the company had earlier promised to deliver the update. Billboard's FutureS ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Steve Jobs Remembered at Memorial Service for Apple Employees

    October 19, 2011 8:53 PM EDT Coldplay and Norah Jones performed Wednesday at a Steve Jobs memorial that drew tens of thousands of Apple employees, the Wall Street Journal reported . Apple CEO Tim Cook, who over from Jobs in August, spoke at the outdoor service, held at the co ...

  12. Apple Stores To Close Today For Steve Jobs Memorial Service

    October 19, 2011 7:49 AM EDT CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple is holding a private memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of company co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs. The service, announced to Apple employees in an email by CEO Tim Cook, is schedu ...

  13. Wall Street Luke Warm On New Apple iPhone 4S

    October 05, 2011 7:40 AM EDT CUPERTINO, California (AP) - The most closely kept secret about the iPhone 5? There isn't one - yet. The new iPhone is faster, has a better camera and allows you to sync content without needing a computer. It includes a futuristic, voice-acti ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Lady Gaga Criticized Apple's Ping in Meeting With Steve Jobs

    June 07, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Lady Gaga isn't intimidated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, apparently. The singer last year traveled to Cupertino, Calif., along with her business manager, Troy Carter, at Jobs' request to discuss Apple's music-centered social network Pin ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Apple iPad 2 Launches Today

    March 11, 2011 8:44 AM EST Apple Inc.'s updated version of its iPad tablet computer will be available in stores Friday afternoon but those who can't wait to say they own the gadget can beat the crowds by ordering one online before the sun rises. The Cupertino comp ...

  18. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health. He says he will continue as CEO and be involved in major decisions but has asked chief operatin ...

  19. Apple Sues Motorola

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc sued rival Motorola Inc, claiming the Droid smartphone maker infringes on three iPhone patents. Cupertino, California-based Apple says Motorola is purposefully using its touchscreen software, as well as other display technologies. " ...

  20. Apple 4Q Net Income Soars 70 Percent; iPad Falls Short

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. Shares fell in after-hours trading. Apple's stock had been breaking through record- ...

  21. Apple Manager Charged With Taking Kickbacks

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A manager at Apple Inc has been charged in California with taking kickbacks he received after leaking corporate secrets to Asian companies that supplied iPhone and iPod accessories, court documents showed. Paul Shin Devine, a global supply manager ...

  22. Apple Forecast Beats Street view, Mac Sales Jump

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc gave an unusually upbeat revenue forecast that trounced Wall Street's expectations and eased fears that the "Antennagate" controversy around its iPhone 4's reception would hurt sales, boosting its shares 3%. It report ...

  23. RIM Says Apple Claims About BlackBerry Unacceptable

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be deliberately distorting the issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna design by asserting that Research In Motion's BlackBerry has similar reception problems, RIM said. "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into ...

  24. Apple To Hold iPhone Press Conference Friday

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has called a surprise press conference for Friday (July 15) to talk about the iPhone 4, as the company continues to deal with fallout from reported reception problems on its popular smartphone. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said the comp ...

  25. Apple Says iPad Sales Hit 3 Million

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc said it has sold 3 million iPads since the touch-screen tablet computer hit the market less than three months ago, boosting its stock before the company's iPhone arrives on store shelves this week. Shares in the consumer electronics ...

  26. Apple Questions Android Smartphone Surge

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc questioned recent data showing smartphones using Google's Android operating system surpassing iPhone sales in the United States, and said there are no signs that the competition is gaining in the smartphone market. Smartphones using ...

  27. Apple Results Smash Street View, Outlook Strong

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's results blew past Wall Street expectations on the back of record iPhone sales, and the company gave a strong revenue forecast, sending its shares up more than 5% to an all-time high. The results and forecast should boost Apple ...

  28. Apple COO Gets $22 million Reward As Jobs Stand-in

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has awarded its COO a bonus valued at $22 million for leading the company while chief executive Steve Jobs was on six months' medical leave last year. The cash-and-stock award came at Jobs' recommendation, and was made in recog ...

  29. Apple Holds Annual Meeting As Stock Seeks Catalyst

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday (Feb. 25), and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information. Apple's shares have been treadi ...

  30. Nokia Expands Patent Dispute Beyond Apple iPhone

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia Corp. is broadening a legal dispute it already has with Apple Inc. over the iPhone, saying almost all of the company's other products also violate the Finnish phone maker's patents. Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint ...

  31. Apple Plans 40-50 Store Openings In 2010

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said plans to open 40 to 50 retail stores next year as the consumer electronics giant expands its reach to customers. More than half of the new stores will be outside the United States, with new outlets planned in London, Paris and two i ...

  32. Apple Smashes Forecasts, Stock Hits Record

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's profits and sales streaked past Wall Street forecasts as iPhone and Mac sales hit quarterly records, sending its shares rocketing to all-time highs. Sales of Mac computers -- the largest single contributor to Apple's revenue ...

  33. Apple Smashes Profit Forecasts, iPhone Shines

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street forecasts thanks to strong sales of Macs and iPhones and higher-than-expected gross margins, boosting its shares 4% on Tuesday. The company continued to defy the global recession with a solid ...

  34. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Returns To Work

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs is back at work following a near six-month medical leave, although he will work at least initially from home for a few days a week, the company said. The official word of his return followed months of speculati ...

  35. Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital and has "an excellent prognosis," the hospital that performed the operation has confirmed. Jobs, 54, received the transplant because he was "t ...

  36. Apple Profit Beats Expectations, Shares Jump

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street's estimates, and gave an outlook that cheered investors, who sent its shares up 10 percent. The maker of the iPhone, iPods and Mac computers said on Wednesday its net profit in the f ...

  37. Jobs Won't Deliver Macworld Keynote

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said on Tuesday that chief executive Steve Jobs will not deliver the keynote address at the Macworld trade show next month, reviving some investors' concerns about the state of his health and sending the company's shares down 3 ...

  38. Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Research group NPD recently named iTunes the second-largest U.S. music retailer, and the company has just revealed that its store has passed the 4 billion download mark. So Billboard decided to crunch some numbers to see whether the conventional w ...

  39. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  40. Cisco, Apple Settle 'iPhone' Dispute

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. have agreed to share the "iPhone" name, but both companies are staying tightlipped about what future products might come from the resulting deal to collaborate on "interoperability" between the ...

  41. Apple Reports Record Q1 Profit

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. on Wednesday (Jan. 17) posted a record profit in its fiscal first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates as earnings rose 78 percent amid strong holiday sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers. During the final three mon ...

  42. Apple Faces Suit Over iPod-iTunes Link

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST As if its options woes weren't trouble enough, Apple Computer Inc. said Friday (Dec. 29) it is facing several federal lawsuits, including one alleging the company created an illegal monopoly by tying iTunes music and video sales to its market ...

  43. iTunes Music Stores Back On Track After Christmas Delays

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes music store appeared to be back to normal Thursday (Dec. 28), two days after shoppers wielding new gift cards faced long delays in downloading music on Christmas and the hours afterward. Apple officials di ...

  44. Apple Posts Strong Q4

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT iPod, computer sales continue to power bottom line. Strong sales of iPods and Mac computers continue to power the bottom line for Apple Computer. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company says iPod shipments grew 35% to 8.7 million units for its fiscal ...

  45. Apple Works On Labor Issue At iPod Plant

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 million iPods have been sold since 2001. Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday (Aug. 30) it was working to resolve a dispute over alleged labor abuses by an iPod manufacturer in China. Hongfujin Precision Industry Co., a major exporter o ...

  46. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  47. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  48. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  49. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  50. Feds Launch Probe Against Apple

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ruling expected within 12—15 months. The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a probe into whether Apple Computer's iPod infringes on a Creative Technology Ltd. patent, Creative said on Wednesday (June 14). Creative filed a compla ...

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