| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:19 AM
European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group.
The announcement came as the U.S. and other...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Apple investors were rejoicing this week after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were far better than expected, thanks to strong iPhone sales. Throw in an additional $30 billion that the company plans to spend on stock buybacks and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:14 PM
After weeks of anxiety among investors over Apple Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter results, the company delivered a one-two punch of good news Wednesday that sent its stock soaring.
First, Apple posted revenue for the three months ending in March that...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
[This post was updated at 10:24]
Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September after 18 years at the company.
"His guidance, leadership and expertise have been instrumental to Apple’s success, not only as our CFO but also in many areas...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone out of his way to call a new book, which is focused on the state of his company since the death of Steve Jobs, "nonsense."
Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane released the book this week. It is...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:43 AM
When it comes to tablets, Apple remains the dominant leader, but rival Samsung is catching up.
Apple iPad sales fell from 19.5 million during the first quarter of 2013 to 16.4 million during that period this year. At the same, Samsung grew its tablet...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:23 AM
When Dong Nguyen announced that he would be removing Flappy Bird from app stores last month, he did so through Twitter. So it is only fitting that he used a tweet to disclose that the popular mobile game would be returning.
Nguyen, the 29-year-old...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Apple could be close to making its biggest acquisition in the company's history, offering $3.2 billion to purchase headphone maker Beats Electronics, which recently launched a streaming music service.
Should the deal close, it would mark a major payout...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:38 PM
More than a decade after it revolutionized the music industry with the launch of iTunes, Apple Inc. remains the world's largest music retailer and one of the most recognized brands.
So why, exactly, does it need to buy Beats Electronics' headphone and...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:26 PM
As my colleague Chris O'Brien notes, Apple's reported interest in buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion is causing a lot of head-shaking and tongue-clucking among tech and finance cognoscenti. Even some of the company's most famous (or notorious)...