Words to remember in advance of the Feb. 28 vote on Carl Icahn's shareholder proposal.
FORTUNE -- It's not exactly on point, but reading Ben Popper's piece on Carl Icahn in the Verge this weekend brought to mind a Steve Jobs Q&A from May 1997 -- a few months after his return to Apple (AAPL) -- when someone asked: "Steve, what do we do about the press?"
Jobs spoke for nearly two minutes before he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 9, 2014 3:55 PM ET
But his definition of a growth company is not exactly canonical.
FORTUNE -- A growth company, according to Investopedia, is defined as follows:
Any firm whose business generates significant positive cash flows or earnings, which increase at significantly faster rates than the overall economy. A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings. Thus, it typically pays little to no dividends to stockholders, opting instead to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2014 6:40 AM ET
While the Street was dumping Apple, Cook -- and Carl Icahn -- were snapping up shares.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook's interview in Friday's Wall Street Journal puts the attached Apple (AAPL) stock chart in a new light.
What looked to human day traders and computer algorithms on Jan. 27 like a signal to sell, Cook saw as a buying opportunity.
He was surprised, he told the Journal, that Apple's share price fell 8% after the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2014 7:56 AM ET
"The whole sensor field," Tim Cook said last spring, "is going to explode."
FORTUNE -- I was reading up on wireless pulse oximetry over the weekend when it occurred to me that we might be looking at Apple's (AAPL) so-called iWatch project from the wrong angle.
Because CEO Tim Cook is a health nut who hits the treadmill every morning, wears a Nike Fuel Band and sits on Nike's (NKE) board of directors, everybody MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 3, 2014 12:11 PM ET
Shares tumble $50 after-hours on disappointing iPhone sales and Q2 guidance.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) reported record earnings of $14.50 per share on sales of $57.6 billion Monday -- beating both its and Wall Street's expectations. But unit sales of the iPhone were less than expected and the company's guidance for the current quarter -- $42 billion to $44 billion -- was a disappointment to investors, who were anticipating a top MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 27, 2014 4:50 PM ET
CEO talks to ABC about what he can and can't say about Apple and the NSA.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook got serious at the 2:20 mark in the attached 4-minute YouTube video.
ABC News' David Muir had finally stopped peppering Apple's (AAPL) CEO with questions about the company's next big thing and brought the subject around to the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance program.
A top-secret powerpoint slide leaked last June suggested that an NSA program MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 25, 2014 6:54 AM ET
Why is everybody all in Apple's business?
FORTUNE -- It's not just that so many industry experts think they know Apple's (AAPL) business better than Apple does, Time's Harry McCracken writes. It's that they feel empowered to state it as an imperative, often right in the headline: "Apple must..."
To illustrate, McCracken has posted a fully linked and mordantly annotated version of the list below, with date of imperative, who made it, what Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 23, 2014 7:50 AM ET
No endless lines. No unruly mobs of scalpers. But more that a few customers did show up.
FORTUNE -- Despite a surprise appearance of Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook at China Mobile's (CHL) flagship store in Beijing, the long-awaited launch of the iPhone on the world's largest cell phone network got a "weak" and "muted" response, according to the first report in the New York Times -- a story datelined Tokyo that managed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2014 9:01 AM ET
Sharp dissent among the commissioners who extracted a $32.5M settlement out of Apple.
FORTUNE -- There's fun to be had reading the documents that came with the Federal Trade Commission's announcement Wednesday that it had cut a $32.5 million deal with Apple (AAPL).
Apple was charged with letting kids spend millions on in-app purchases without their parents' consent. The company grudgingly agreed to settle.
The FTC's press release described the consent decree as a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 15, 2014 6:12 PM ET
Pre-orders for the iPhone at China Mobile are in the "millions," Xi tells the press.
FORTUNE -- After years of long-distance negotiations, the chairmen of Apple (AAPL) and China Mobile (CHL) staged their first joint press conference in Beijing Wednesday.
The meeting came two days before China Mobile was scheduled to begin selling iPhones to its 760 million subscribers.
CNBC reports that ahead of Friday's launch, China Unicom (CHU) and China Telecom (CHA), MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 15, 2014 7:51 AM ET
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