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  • How Apple sliced its pie in 2009

    The Mac and iPod slices shrank between '08 and '09. iTunes grew a bit. iPhone grew a lot.

    Steve Jobs likes to describe Apple's (AAPL) business model as a stool built on three-legs: the Mac, the iPod and the iPhone.

    But a quick glance at the 2009 Form 10-K, which Apple filed on Tuesday, shows that it is now more like a four-leg chair, with a couple of wedge-shaped pillows on the MORE

    - Oct 28, 2009 8:02 AM ET
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  • Looking for innovation? Ask your lawyer

    Legal departments turn to technology to handle an onslaught of regulatory requests

    By Aaref Hilaly , president and CEO, Clearwell Systems

    Have some sympathy for your corporate legal department – it's facing the perfect storm.

    Like everyone else this year, the legal department is required to cut its budget, in some cases by 20% or more. But unlike other departments, legal faces a greatly increased workload. It's not so much because of litigation, MORE

    Oct 22, 2009 11:00 AM ET
  • Steve Jobs' health: Where's that SEC probe?

    It's been nearly six months since Bloomberg News, which had been leading the pack investigating the vagaries of Steve Jobs' health problems, reported that Apple (AAPL) was facing a "review" by Securities and Exchange Commission.

    On Wednesday, team Bloomberg revisited the story and reported that Apple's disclosures about Jobs' health "remain under scrutiny" by the SEC.

    But the 1,039 word piece, reported by Connie Guglielmo, David Scheer and Karen Gullo, offers no MORE

    - Jul 8, 2009 8:01 AM ET
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  • Steve Jobs lawsuits face tough odds

    The report Wednesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking closely at Apple's disclosures about the state of Steve Jobs' health (link) follows speculation last week that stockholders are also likely to file lawsuits against the company.

    The issue, of course, is whether Apple (AAPL) and Jobs misled investors by issuing first good news ("hormone imbalance") that drove the stock up, followed by bad news ("medical leave") that drove it MORE

    - Jan 21, 2009 11:16 AM ET
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  • What changed for Apple in fiscal 2008

    Of all the reporters who have tried to slog their way through Apple's 100-page Form 10-K for fiscal year 2008, nobody has done a better job digging out nuggets of news than AppleInsider's Prince McLean. (We got bogged down in the page-turning boilerplate of the Risk Factors section.)

    What did Mr. McLean discover? Here are his highlights:

    A shift in business strategy. From "digital lifestyle" products to "high-end hardware solutions" for "enterprise, MORE

    - Nov 6, 2008 7:47 AM ET
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  • Apple's scary Form 10-K

    Apple on Wednesday filed its Form 10-K for fiscal year 2008, as required by the SEC.

    And as is customary, the report includes a long section on "Risk Factors," in which it rattles off everything that could possibly go wrong with the company.

    These things always make for unsettling reading, but this year's list of risks is longer than last years's and, given the economic climate, seems even scarier. Among the topics:

    The MORE

    - Nov 5, 2008 1:44 PM ET
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  • Steve Jobs rumor: What can the SEC do?

    Should investors take comfort in the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating "Johntw," the as-yet unidentified rumor mongerer who briefly drove Apple (AAPL) down nearly 10% Friday before Apple PR finally broke its silence and let it be known that Steve Jobs had not, in fact, suffered a heart attack? (link)

    Not necessarily.

    As anybody who follows the company knows, rumors about Apple -- negative and positive -- are MORE

    - Oct 4, 2008 9:17 AM ET
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