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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Checked 10:05 AM; Last Updated 9:35 AM CDT; 14:35 GMT


  • "Days of Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab dominance are over" The National 6:52 AM
  • "Apple brass: A Bargain At $281 Million/5 Executives' Compensation Ranks Best In Pay-For-Performance Index" Bloomberg 6:53 AM
  • "On The War On General Purpose Computing" ["...What would a so-called 'war on general-purpose computing' actually look like? Its proponents tend to use Apple as an example, and I admit there's something creepy about the near-total control Apple maintains over every facet of its ecosystem–but that doesn't mean the Apple model could ever scale to an entire nation."] TechCrunch 9:34 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay: Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index, the first daily ranking of the highest-paid U.S. executives."  Bloomberg 4/17
  • "Apple Polishes China Image With Solar Farms: Apple's new solar power initiative in China is a highly symbolic move to curry favor with local officials, and should win the company positive public relations points at very little cost."  Forbes 4/17
  • "Nosebleed territory: Apple gets its second $1 trillion valuation/Initiating coverage, FBR Capital sets a new market-high price target of $185 per share." Fortune 4/17
  • "Apple's $1 trillion dream slips away: Remember all the talk about Apple racing to be the first company worth $1 trillion? Looks like the party will have to wait." USA Today 4/17
  • "Apple's Watch Strategy Embraces the 80-20 Rule" Above Avalon 4/17
  • "This time iPhone 6 is 'fundamentally different' to anything we've seen before"  Business Insider 4/17
  • "iPhone sales expected to show hefty gain in past quarter: analyst: Apple may have sold as many as 57 million iPhones last quarter, according to analyst Gene Munster. That would be a sharp jump from 43.7 million from a year ago. But would that make Wall Street happy?" CNET 4/17
  • "Apple following anti-trust orders" CNBC Videos 4/17
  • "US schools seek refund over $1.3bn iPad project: Schools in Los Angeles are seeking compensation from Apple over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry." BBC 4/17
  • "L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations: The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software." InformationWeek 4/17
  • "Schools Demand Huge Refund From Apple For Educational iPads Deemed Unusable" Digital Trends 4/17
  • "SEC probes bond disclosure in L.A. school district's failed iPad program - report" AppleInsider 4/17