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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said changes to how it reports earnings forecasts are designed to increase transparency.

Apple Shuts Down Reality-Distortion Field on Earnings Forecasts

For 34 consecutive quarters beginning in April 2003, Apple easily beat analysts’ estimates on its earnings per share. Then on Oct. 18, 2011 — less than two months after Tim Cook took over as chief executive officer — Apple missed....

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Apple has more than 435 million iTunes accounts stored in the company’s database, according to Talal Khan, an analyst.

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Apple has more than 435 million iTunes accounts stored in the company’s database, according to Talal Khan, an analyst.

Apple’s ITunes Would Be One of World’s Biggest Media Companies

Google, Facebook and even Yahoo have been hailed as visionary companies that aren’t just disrupting old media, they’re replacing it. That conjecture hasn’t applied as readily to Apple, which after all deals in high-end hardware, not eyeballs or advertising. A closer look, however, reveals...

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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is retooling the Kindle Fire to revive slumping demand in a market dominated by Apple.

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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is retooling the Kindle Fire to revive slumping demand in a market dominated by Apple.

At Amazon’s Event, Jeff Bezos Channels Steve Jobs Again

The similarities these days between Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and the late Steve Jobs are no coincidence. Bezos has channeled Apple’s co-founder before. It happened again yesterday when Amazon unveiled a new line of Kindle e-readers and tablets that take...

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Apple's Steve Jobs shows off the new iPad during an event in San Francisco in 2010.

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Apple's Steve Jobs shows off the new iPad during an event in San Francisco in 2010.

Company Mottos at the Intersection of Magical and Cliche

Steve Jobs often said that Apple was “at the intersection of technology and liberal arts.” The iconic co-founder alluded to that phrase in one of his last product presentations. “I’ve said this before, but thought it was worth repeating: It’s...

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Apple executives have rarely spoken at events that the company did not put on itself.

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Apple executives have rarely spoken at events that the company did not put on itself.

Apple Executives Emerge From Shadows to Raise Public Profile

When Apple’s design guru Jonathan Ive spoke at a business conference in London this week, he didn’t reveal much. More telling was the fact that he agreed to the on-stage interview in the first place. Apple executives have rarely spoken...

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Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

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Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took the stage at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Apple Has Trouble Keeping Secrets

Apple’s Tim Cook, chief executive officer of a company long known for its hush-hush culture, said last month he was placing an even greater emphasis on secrecy when it comes to its products. “We’re going to double down on secrecy,”...

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive displays his Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace in London today.

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive displays his Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace in London today.

Design Guru Jony Ive’s Favorite Apple Product? The Next One

Apple design chief Jony Ive rarely gives interviews, but on the occasion of being knighted in his native U.K. today, the man who helped craft the iPhone and iPad talked with the Telegraph newspaper about the creative process and life...

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Forrester Research CEO George Colony said that without Steve Jobs at the helm, Apple will 'coast and then decelerate.'

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Forrester Research CEO George Colony said that without Steve Jobs at the helm, Apple will 'coast and then decelerate.'

Apple Doomed to End Up Like Sony, Says Forrester CEO

As analysts, investors and other pundits try to out-superlative one another talking about Apple’s second-quarter results from yesterday, the CEO of one of the leading market research firms used the event as an opportunity to warn that the iPhone maker...

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