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Apple, Microsoft, RIM group bid wins Nortel patent auction for $4.5B

07/01/2011, 02:07 am

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel announced late Thursday that a consortium of companies, including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Sony, placed the winning bid in a high-profile auction for a collection of more than 6,000 patents.


Apple spent $560K on lobbying in Q1, competitors nearly three times as much

07/01/2011, 01:07 am

According to a recent disclosure report, Apple spent $560,000 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter of 2011, roughly one-third the amount that Google and Microsoft each spent in the same period.


Neighboring cities amenable to Apple's proposed Cupertino mega-campus

06/19/2011, 11:06 pm

The initial response from neighboring mayors toward Apple's unveiling of plans for a massive new campus in Cupertino, Calif., has been positive, despite a history of "border wars" between cities.


Apple approved to bid on Nortel patents, sources say

06/17/2011, 10:06 pm

Apple has received approval to proceed with plans to bid on a group of wireless technology patents from bankrupt Canadian company Nortel, while significant interest in the patents has led to the auction being pushed back a week.


DOJ approves Google bid for Nortel patents, still in talks with Apple

06/14/2011, 11:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has concluded an antitrust investigation into Google's bid for a collection of wireless-related patents from Nortel and has approved the bid, while talks with Apple and Research in Motion over their potential bids remain ongoing.


Apple planning massive 12,000 employee 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino

06/08/2011, 03:06 am

The day after giving a keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented the company's plans for a second campus in Cupertino, Calif., which would feature a round building that would hold 12,000 Apple employees, to the city council.


Pranksters affix Windows logo to upcoming Hamburg Apple Store

06/04/2011, 09:06 pm

A group of pranksters disguised themselves as construction workers on Saturday in order to post a Windows logo onto the facade of a future Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany.


DOJ probes Apple's interest in Nortel patents

06/03/2011, 08:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is concerned about potential bids from Apple for a cache of patents being sold by Canadian telecom company Nortel, given the iPhone maker's legal track record.


Apple clamping down on free iPad, iPhone promotions

06/02/2011, 12:06 am

Apple has been more strictly enforcing its guidelines for promotions, which forbid the use of the iPad, iPhone or an iPhone gift card, according to a new report.


SEC internal probe investigates Apple's role in $1 million purchasing scandal

05/25/2011, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission has implicated itself in a report detailing a series of internal purchasing violations of Apple products that cost the SEC as much as $1 million.


ITC judge sides with Kodak in Apple patent suit

05/12/2011, 08:05 pm

A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled on Thursday that Eastman Kodak did not infringe upon digital-camera patents owned by Apple.


Apple beats Microsoft in quarterly sales and profits

04/28/2011, 04:04 pm

Apple's revenues and net earnings for the first calendar quarter of 2011 both beat the reported sales and profits of its rival Microsoft for the first time in recent history.


Briefly: RIM defends PlayBook; It Gets Better employee video; white iPhone 4

04/14/2011, 11:04 pm

Research in Motion executives spoke out in defense of the BlackBerry PlayBook, calling it "superior," while Apple employees from the LGBT community have posted a video for the It Gets Better project. Finally, Apple has again confirmed that the white iPhone 4 will launch this spring.


Labor union votes against Steve Jobs' reelection to Disney board

03/22/2011, 02:03 am

A prominent federation of labor unions has voted against the reelection of Steve Jobs to the board of directors of the Walt Disney Co., while an influential shareholder advisory firm has questioned whether Jobs is fit to remain on the company's board.


Inside Apple's shareholder meeting and Q&A with Tim Cook

02/23/2011, 03:02 pm

Apple shareholders met at the company's Cupertino, California headquarters today to vote on six proposals and voice questions directed at Apple's executive team, followed by comments and a question and answer session handled by the company's chief operations officer Tim Cook.


Apple products appeared in 30% of all top movies in 2010

02/22/2011, 02:02 pm

Apple product placements appeared 30 percent of the top films of 2010, more than any other brand, including Nike, Chevrolet and Ford, which all tied for second place with placement in 24 percent of the top movies.


Apple cofounded effort to design and build $2 billion New Stanford Hospital

02/21/2011, 09:02 pm

This month, Apple joined eBay, HP, Intel, Intuit and Oracle in an "unprecedented" joint philanthropic effort to help Stanford Medical Center build a new $2 billion hospital, designed to use the latest technology available in ways mirroring the innovation of Silicon Valley tech companies.


Steve Jobs reported in attendance in meeting with Obama

02/18/2011, 12:02 am

Despite being on medical leave, Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs attended the meeting with President Obama he was invited to as Silicon Valley leader.


Apple lobbies for offshore tax holiday to bring cash to US

02/16/2011, 04:02 pm

Apple has joined a consortium of companies including Cisco, Duke Energy, Oracle, and Pfizer to lobby the US government for a tax holiday that would allow corporations to bring home an estimated $1 trillion now parked in overseas accounts.


Steve Jobs prioritizing Apple's next-gen iPad, iPhone on medical leave

02/10/2011, 10:02 pm

While on medical leave for undisclosed health issues, Apple CEO Steve Jobs continues to work from home, remaining especially involved in work on the second-generation iPad and the next version of the iPhone, according to a new report.