The bad news? The company's latest iPhone competitor isn't groundbreaking. The good? It doesn't have to be to sell tens of millions.
FORTUNE -- Investors are bullish on Samsung after the Korean giant unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Shares for the company were up slightly after a 13% drop over the last year -- a big deal when the company's MOREAndrew Nusca - Feb 25, 2014 12:38 PM ET
Cook's hometown paper has unearthed a trove of unflattering yearbook pictures.
FORTUNE -- According to the Mobile Press-Register, Tim Cook played trombone, sold ads for the yearbook, and was the second-best student in his Robertsdale High School graduating class. The valedictorian, Teresa Prochaska Huntsman, works as an application developer analyst in Boise, Idaho.
More photos and bioperse: Tim Cook -- Apple CEO and Robertsdale's favorite sonPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 25, 2014 11:17 AM ET
Could Apple do business in a state that sanctions discrimination against gays?
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) has confirmed that it urged Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over the weekend to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
Since the Arizona statehouse passed the measure last Thursday, Gov. Brewer has faced growing pressure to kill the bill that opponents characterize as "state-sanctioned discrimination."
Three state senators MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 25, 2014 8:37 AM ET
Monday, Feb. 24, would have been his 59th birthday
FORTUNE -- As we did when he was still running Apple (AAPL), we'd like to celebrate Steve Jobs' life by re-posting what may be the most personal public speech this intensely private man ever made: His commencement address to the Stanford University class of 2005.
If you haven't seen it — or haven't heard it recently — we give you Steve Jobs on life, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 24, 2014 10:15 AM ET
Also Safari, Twitter, Calendar, iBooks, FaceTime, Keynote and Software Update.
FORTUNE -- Ashkan Soltani, an independent computer security expert best known for analyzing Edward Snowden's NSA leaks for the Washington Post, has published a list of applications running Mac OS X 10.9 that he says are vulnerable to the same security hole Apple (AAPL) patched in its mobile operating system on Friday.
They include apps used by millions of Mac users every day: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 24, 2014 9:56 AM ET
Combination of two enterprise mobility companies could present new challenges to Blackberry.
FORTUNE -- Good Technology, a software company, is expected to announce that it plans to acquire BoxTone, a sometime partner in the growing business of helping companies manage, monitor and secure employees' mobile devices. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
The deal between the two private companies could aid Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Good in its quest to wrest customers MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Feb 23, 2014 10:30 AM ET
Did U.S. government spies create the security hole that Apple patched last week?
FORTUNE -- You don't have to put on a tin hat to find the timing of the "Apple" entry in the attached Powerpoint slide suspicious, although a tin hat probably helps.
The slide, marked TOP SECRET, was one of the first documents leaked to The Guardian and the Washington Post by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last June. It lays out MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2014 9:14 AM ET
But Samsung had largest share in 2013 of fastest-growing segment: less than $30K a year.
FORTUNE -- The good news for Apple (AAPL) in a report issued Thursday by the NPD Group is that it still owns the biggest share of the richest and most profitable segment of the U.S. smartphone market.
One third of Apple's U.S. sales in 2013 were to Americans making more than $100,000 a year, and of that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 21, 2014 12:08 PM ET
Also on the 'top secret' list: Johnny Carson, Latino Baseball, Social Awareness, Peanuts.
FORTUNE -- There used to be a rule that you had to be dead for at least 10 years before your face could appear on a U.S. postage stamp. That got lifted in 2011, in time for the Postal Service's Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee to approved a 2015 series collectible commemorating Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs (1955-2011).
According to the Washington MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 21, 2014 8:34 AM ET
Think of it, writes Kara Swisher, as the price Facebook must pay for not having a mobile OS.
FORTUNE -- Judging from the sheer volume of commentary generated by Facebook's (FB) $19 billion offer for WhatsApp, it seems everybody in the tech world is having a hard time swallowing the sticker price, even if most of it comes in the form of Facebook shares that may or may not be overvalued.
$19 billion puts MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2014 10:51 AM ET
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