Mar 19, 2012 Mike Daisey made up the details of his first-hand account of dismal working conditions at Apple factories in China for his stage play and the radio program This American Life. But for workers in China, the issues are real.
Mar 19, 2012 Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a conference call today it would start spending down its nearly $100-billion pile of cash with a $10 billion share buyback and a quarterly stock dividend of $2.65 a share.
Mar 19, 2012 Apple earns only about 1% interest by hoarding its pile of cash reserves. Today, it announced how it would start earning investor love with a stock buyback and dividends.
Heidi N. Moore
Mar 19, 2012 Apple, after amassing nearly $100 billion in cash, bows to shareholder pressure for a dividend. Investors want Apple to keep growing fast too.
Mar 20, 2012 The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?
Mar 16, 2012 Apple is willing to buy older iPads from customers who will upgrade to the latest model. Customers get store credit, and Apple gets part of the resale market.
Mar 16, 2012 The somewhat highly anticipated new iPad model goes on sale today in stores around the U.S. But will it sell as quickly as previous editions?
Mar 9, 2012 The Department of Justice is reportedly ready to sue over anti-competitive practices in the electronic book business.
Mar 8, 2012 A round-up of opinion on the new new thing.