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The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At How It Has Changed The World

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Five years ago today, Apple launched the iPhone. It seems safe to safe that never in history has a single product been so astoundingly successful so fast and had such a radical impact on the world. A few highlights: Five years ago, the iPhone didn't exist. It now generates nearly...
The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At How It Has Changed The World

Apple Share Price Breaches $500, Hits All-Time High

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Apple's share price pushed through the $500 barrier as trading opened this morning, reaching an important psychological figure. The stock price has been on a tear ever since Apple reported blowout earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, rising more than $75/share, or nearly 18%, in just under three...
Apple Share Price Breaches $500, Hits All-Time High

Exxon’s big bet on shale gas

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America’s most profitable company now produces about as much natural gas as it does oil. CEO Rex Tillerson thinks the fracking party has just begun. By Brian O’Keefe, assistant managing editor Drill pipe ready for use on a rig at Exxon’s Johnson Ranch site outside Fort Worth FORTUNE — For...
Exxon’s big bet on shale gas

Anonymous hackers target oil industry giants, more than 1,000 email credentials exposed

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More than 1,000 email credentials from five multinational oil industry companies, including Shell and Exxon and BP, has been dumped online by hackers associated with the Anonymous movement. The hackers targeted the three giants alongside Russian oil firms Gazprom and Rosneft, each of which is accused of melting the Arctic ice...
Anonymous hackers target oil industry giants, more than 1,000 email credentials exposed

Navigation App Waze Adds Real-Time Fuel Prices

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Waze, the impressively-funded navigation app that offers real-time traffic data collected by its users, isn’t just looking to save you time on your commute. With a new feature launching today, it could also save you money on gas. Di-Ann Eisnor, Waze’s vice president of platform and partnerships, says this is...
Navigation App Waze Adds Real-Time Fuel Prices

BUFFETT: Guess How Big A Cube All The Gold In The World Would Be--And Guess How Much It's Worth

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In his excellent investing primer in Fortune (an excerpt of his forthcoming Annual Letter), Warren Buffett devotes a few paragraphs to gold and the fools who worship it. He also explains why gold is generally a crappy investment, even if its price in dollars goes up from time to...
BUFFETT: Guess How Big A Cube All The Gold In The World Would Be--And Guess How Much It's Worth
How much Apple CEO Tim Cook really made last year

Apple $500

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Apple $500: Remember a month ago when Robert X. Cringely predicted that there would soon be an “insurrection” at Apple to overthrow Tim Cook? “If you are wondering when Apple will peak, well we’re about there folks,” Cringely wrote. Since then, Apple has posted holy-fucking-shit earnings (in their first official quarter...
Apple $500

Apple Jumps to #17 in Fortune 500 Rankings

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Fortune yesterday released its 2012 "Fortune 500" list, ranking America's largest companies by revenue. As a result of its continued strong growth, Apple rose 18 spots from last year's rankings to land at #17 in the new rankings, which are based on companies' fiscal year reports.The company emerged from the...
Apple Jumps to #17 in Fortune 500 Rankings

From landfill to Lamborghini: the future of biofuels | Damian Carrington

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Stung by criticism for turning food into fuel, the industry is looking to new sources of biofuel, from household waste to algaeWhat's not to like about converting garbage into a low-carbon energy, displacing oil and its climate-warming emissions?Not much according to the biofuels industry, which reckons household and office rubbish...
From landfill to Lamborghini: the future of biofuels | Damian Carrington
By the numbers: Apple vs. the world
Apple hits $600B market cap, still the biggest company in the world

APPLE IS WORTH HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS (AAPL)

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Apple's market cap just hit $500 billion. Its stock price moved past its 52-week high to $536.39 in after-hours trading. For this latest surge, credit Apple's killer holiday sales for the iPhone and big anticipation for Apple's iPad 3 announcement, coming next week. Some context: Facebook is worth $100...
APPLE IS WORTH HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS (AAPL)

AAPL closes at 552, over $100B above Exxon’s market cap

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Apple’s stock continues to soar hitting an all time high of 552 at closing.  Today’s high puts Apple’s market cap over $514B  which now towers over the market cap of the #2 company, Exxon, which is now stands at $403B.   40.714513 -74.005122 Share this:TwitterFacebook...
AAPL closes at 552, over $100B above Exxon’s market cap

Apple's Market Cap Hits $600 Billion

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Another milestone for Apple. With the broader market in decline, shares in the company rose to a new 52-week high this morning: $644. And that jump was enough to carry Apple’s market cap across the $600 billion threshold. This just about a month after the company reached the $500 billion...
Apple's Market Cap Hits $600 Billion

Data from the Anonymous attack on oil companies may have been faked

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Last week we wrote that Anonymous grabbed data from five oil companies, posting more than 1,000 email and passwords combinations online, but now it has emerged that a large portion of the data may have been faked. NovaInfoSpec, which initially reported the results of the operation against Shell, Exxon, BP,...
Data from the Anonymous attack on oil companies may have been faked
Apple's market cap crosses $500 billion: a look back at Apple's value over the years

In Case You Had Any Doubt About Where Apple Gets Its Money From (AAPL)

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In case you had any doubt, Apple is an iPhone company now. The iPhone accounted for 58% of Apple's total revenue last quarter. The iPhone didn't exist five years ago. Today, the iPhone business alone is more profitable than Exxon. Below, you can see how the iPhone has gone from...
In Case You Had Any Doubt About Where Apple Gets Its Money From (AAPL)

In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Apple's Profit Comes From...

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Last month, I noted that the 5-year-old iPhone is already the most profitable product in the world. The iPhone, I estimated, is so profitable that it generates more profit than just about any other company on earth, not just product. The iPhone generates more profit than GE, for example (all...
In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Apple's Profit Comes From...

Apple stock hits $500 milestone

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Apple stock broke the $500 barrier for the first time during Monday trading, and ended the day at $502.60 which gives the world's most valuable company a substantial leg up when compared to next-closest Exxon Mobil Corp....
Apple stock hits $500 milestone

Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

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Fair Labor Association begins independent inspections of tech giant's suppliers after criticism over alleged abuses of workersApple has reacted togrowing criticism over alleged abuses of workers at its suppliers by asking an independent group, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), to conduct audits of its "final assembly" suppliers. Those include Foxconn,...
Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

Everyone Makes The Same Stupid Mistake When They Talk About S&P 500 Earnings Without Apple (SPY, AAPL)

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The earnings season naysayers are quick to point to Apple's size and staggering growth rate as key to corporate profit growth during the first quarter. As such, it has become popular to talk about earnings growth ex-Apple, which is far below the inclusive growth rate. However, it is a mistake...
Everyone Makes The Same Stupid Mistake When They Talk About S&P 500 Earnings Without Apple (SPY, AAPL)

9 Fascinating Facts About Apple's Stock (AAPL)

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Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has an interesting report on "The Elephant In The Room" AKA: Apple. It's not so much about the company, but rather about the stock itself and how investors should deal with such a megacap in their portfolios. Even though Apple's been a huge winner for tons...
9 Fascinating Facts About Apple's Stock (AAPL)

Apple shares cash pile as it launches dividend and share buyback scheme

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Chief executive Tim Cook announces tech giant will pay first dividend since 1995 in quarterly stock offering of $2.65 a shareApple has announced a plan to start handing back some of its cash hoard of almost $100bn to shareholders.The company is to pay its first dividend to shareholders since 1995,...
Apple shares cash pile as it launches dividend and share buyback scheme

Twitter court case defendant pledges to stop 'fantasy' tweets about oil firm

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Spencer Freeman tells judge he will halt hoax information against Gulf Keystone Petroleum that led to share price collapseA Twitter user has promised to stop posting "fantasy information" about an oil company on the site after the firm took legal action.Lawyers told a high court judge that Spencer Freeman's "naive"...
Twitter court case defendant pledges to stop 'fantasy' tweets about oil firm

The Inside Story of a Climate Scientist Under Siege

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Michael Mann reveals his account of attacks by entrenched interests seeking to undermine his 'hockey stick' graph. It is almost possible to dismiss Michael Mann's account of a vast conspiracy by the fossil-fuel industry to harrass scientists and befuddle the public. His story of that campaign, and his own journey...
The Inside Story of a Climate Scientist Under Siege

Apple shares hit record high above $500

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Recent rally makes Apple clear leader as world's most valuable company ahead of Exxon MobilApple's shares broke above $500 for the first time on Monday. It was the latest step in a rally that began more than two weeks ago, when the company reported staggering sales and profits for the...
Apple shares hit record high above $500
'Anonymous' hackers target Exxon, Shell and others for melting polar ice caps

Apple shares break $600 for the first time

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For a moment this morning, each share of Apple stock was worth as much as a new 32GB third-generation iPad. Apple shares broke the $600 mark for the first time ever Thursday morning, hitting $600.01 before falling back a bit in morning trading. The milestone price leap was propelled...
Apple shares break $600 for the first time

Apple's Market Cap: Half a Trillion and Counting

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Apple’s market capitalization passed the $500 billion mark in Wednesday trading, making it the sixth U.S. company to reach that heady milestone. But how long can it remain there? Of the five other companies to top $500 billion — Intel, Cisco, General Electric, Microsoft and Exxon Mobil — none has...
Apple's Market Cap: Half a Trillion and Counting
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