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Friday, August 26, 2016
Checked 3:25 AM; Last Updated 7:35 PM CDT; 00:35 GMT


  • "Jony Ive Is Making People Uneasy/Apple pessimism is on the rise. New Apple products are being questioned like never before. Even some of Apple's most loyal customers are beginning to wonder about Apple's direction. While many are directing criticism towards Tim Cook, nearly all of the criticism pointed towards Apple can in one way or another be traced back to a different person: Jony Ive."  Above Avalon 2:19 PM
  • "5 things Tim Cook has done better than Steve Jobs: Apple has shipped billions back to investors in five years under Cook"  MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "Would Steve Jobs Have Been a Better Apple CEO Than Tim Cook? Apple stock has done merely okay under Cook's watch, but that doesn't mean it would have fared better under Jobs."  The Motley Fool 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's stock has gotten a bad rap under Tim Cook: Apple became the most valuable U.S. company under Cook, but under Jobs it went from 459th to second"  MarketWatch 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Reaped $373 Million in Stock in Five Years as CEO" Bloomberg 7:46 AM
  • "U.S. warns EU: Don't hit Apple with a massive tax bill/The United States has sent a message to the European Union: Stop your tax crackdown on American companies or be prepared to suffer the consequences."  CNNMoney 7:32 AM
  • "US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling" ["Apple has been accused of sheltering billions of pounds in profit in the Republic of Ireland tax-free, under a deal it reached with Irish authorities. JP Morgan, an investment banker for Apple, has said the company could face a bill for $19bn (£14.3bn) in a worst-case scenario."] BBC 8:17 AM
  • "US sends nastygram to European Union over alleged Apple tax dodging: Brussels' officials once again deny accusations of bias against US firms." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "US companies braced for tax shake-up as Apple feud escalates" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Plans iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways: Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., according to people familiar with the matter."  Bloomberg 7:35 PM
  • "Apple Weighs iPhone Video Editing App in Renewed Push on Social: Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity of social networks, is developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new related features for its iPhone and iPad operating systems."  Bloomberg 7:22 AM
  • "Apple is creating its own Snapchat, says Bloomberg" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Apple hopes to stake fresh space in social media" Computerworld 7:47 AM
  • "Why Apple Needs To Forget Chasing Snapchat And Explode The Augmented Reality Industry"  Forbes 10:54 AM
  • "The Sad State of Mics Is Holding Back Siri and Alexa: The billion-dollar digital mic industry hasn't seen much improvement since the launch of the iPhone 5."  Bloomberg 3:53 PM