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Apple to reveal decision on use of cash hoard

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Apple shares headed for another all-time high today ahead of an announcement about what the company plans to do with its enormous pile of cash. Apple is the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, with a market capitalization of $545 billion. Continue Reading

New iPad model likely; faster chip, sharper screen expected

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Apple is holding an event today in San Francisco, and has hinted that it will reveal a new iPad model. Rumors speak of an updated tablet with a speedier processor, a sharper screen and an option for faster wireless broadband access. Continue Reading

iYolk: Eggs greet Beijing Apple store after iPhone 4S launch canceled

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The incident highlighted Apple’s huge popularity in China and the role of middlemen who buy up limited supplies of iPhones and other products or smuggle them from abroad for resale to Chinese gadget fans at a big markup.
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Brand names look for younger consumers

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

How old brands become newApple orchestrated one in consumer electronics. Cadillac in cars. Al Gore in politics. And Tim Tebow in football. Now, Lincoln is trying to stage one of its own for its aging cars. Continue Reading

Apple, e-book publishers subject of EU antitrust probe

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The probe, announced today by the European Commission, offers a glimpse into the fierce fight for shares of the growing e-book market, especially as Apple has tried to take on Amazon and its Kindle e-book reader.
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Winona, Minn., retailer backtracks from turtleneck sweater link to Steve Jobs

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Knitcraft Corp. executives are distancing themselves from comments attributed to them about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs buying his trademark black turtleneck sweaters from the Winona-based retailer. Continue Reading

Steve Jobs, dead at 56: Innovator led world into technology’s future

October 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Steve Jobs, who co-founded and ran Apple, moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them. Continue Reading

Apple unveils new iPhone, new line of iPods

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Apple is unveiling a new iPhone. The iPhone 4S will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine, according to Apple. Continue Reading

Amazon unveils $199 full-color Kindle Fire tablet, challenging iPad

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.
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FAKE TO THE CORE: Entire Apple stories pirated in China

July 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone fake Apple stores. Continue Reading