A dinner, a tweet, a pop in the market.
FORTUNE -- He's done it again.
In August, corporate raider Carl Icahn announced on Twitter that he believed Apple (AAPL) at $470 was "extremely undervalued." He said that he had taken a "large position" in the company, had talked to Tim Cook about accelerating the company's record $60-billion stock buyback program, and would be meeting with Cook to discuss it further.
On the strength MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2013 10:44 AM ET
His critics went quiet after Apple reported first-weekend sales of 9 million new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- When Apple (AAPL) ran out of stock Friday and had to turn away thousands of would be iPhone 5S customers, a reader who calls himself iDawg tweeted a question that was on a lot of Apple watchers' minds:
"How does CEO get a reputation as an operational genius by continually running out of stock."
Not as many people MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 23, 2013 12:16 PM ET
He joined on Friday. By Sunday morning @tim_cook was following 27 Twitter accounts.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook has said so little about his private life that when he joined Twitter and started following some of the accounts he found there, it was a minor revelation.
We knew he was a fan of Auburn football and Duke basketball (the only personal details he includes in his profile).
But we've learned a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2013 12:48 PM ET
Exclusives with Businessweek and USA Today have veteran reporters scratching their heads.
FORTUNE -- The image Tim Cook, Craig Federighi and Jony Ive on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek yucking it up behind the big red headline "What, Us Worry?" stirred a lot of questions -- and a few dozen follow-up stories -- among the chattering classes of the tech world.
Was the sly reference to Mad Magazine deliberate? Was Bloomberg laughing MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2013 8:31 PM ET
What the confused Apple CEO can do to avoid getting canned and having to slink away with nothing but his $378 million compensation package as comfort.
By Fraser P. Seitel
FORTUNE -- I'm sure Tim Cook is hugely competent, a wonderful operating executive, and a real nice guy.
But as CEO of the world's most respected high-tech franchise, he has been an unmitigated disaster.
In the two years since Cook assumed the reins of MORESep 12, 2013 10:16 AM ET
It's taken a couple of days for the import of Ballmer's retirement to sink in.
FORTUNE -- For a time in the mid 1980s, Steve Ballmer used to stop by my cubby hole at Time Magazine on his visits to New York. I was a struggling staff writer and he was Bill Gates' oversized salesman, but he didn't impress me as a man with a vision or deep knowledge of computers, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2013 5:52 AM ET
Two tweets, 3 minutes, $9 per share.
FORTUNE -- If there were such a thing as a empty Over-the-Counter calories, this is what they would look like.
At 2:21 p.m. Tuesday someone using the Twitter account @Carl_C_Icahn -- presumably the corporate raider/hedge fund manager himself -- issued the first of a pair of tweets:
That was followed four minutes later by this:
Apple's (AAPL) shares, which had been trading at $475.77, did what stocks MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 13, 2013 3:13 PM ET
Apple's CEO paid a visit to the White House Thursday. Stop the presses.
FORTUNE -- According to a report in Politico, Google (GOOG) vice president Vint Cerf, who co-designed the TCP/IP protocol that is the foundation of the Internet, attended a closed-door briefing with President Obama Thursday to talk about U.S. government surveillance.
So did Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T (T), as well as representatives of groups like Public Knowledge and the Center MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 9, 2013 6:59 AM ET
If you want a free repair at a Beijing Apple Store, be prepared to pay.
FORTUNE -- When Wang Bin's iPhone 4S developed a glitch, he went online to book a slot at the nearest Apple Store Genius Bar.
Mr. Wang, a correspondent for the Beijing Morning News, soon discovered that every appointment at all three Beijing Apple Stores had been booked four weeks in advance.
They'd been snapped up by scalpers MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 30, 2013 7:12 AM ET
Tracking the meteoric rise of Lenovo, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Alcatel et al.
FORTUNE -- "How Samsung is beating Apple in China," read the headline on the Reuters newswire Friday. The piece quoted Tim Cook high up describing China as a huge opportunity for Apple "over the arc of time."
"But time looks to be on the side of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd," the story continued, cleverly using Cook's words against him MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 27, 2013 8:22 AM ET
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