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Mar 13, 2015

Exclusive: Apple Watch not on shopping list for 69 percent of Americans: Reuters poll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

However, the survey also showed limited awareness of the watch. The poll was taken after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook rolled out the product on Monday, and only about half of respondents said they had heard news of the timepiece in the last few days.

Mar 11, 2015

Google CFO retiring, leaves spreadsheets for backpack

By Alexei Oreskovic

(Reuters) – Google Inc’s finance chief said on Tuesday that he plans to retire, the latest in a series of changes in the company’s upper ranks but a move that some analysts said was unlikely to cause major disruptions.

Patrick Pichette is leaving Google to go backpacking, the 52-year-old French Canadian announced in a lengthy post on his personal Google+ Web page on Tuesday.

Mar 10, 2015

Google says CFO Patrick Pichette to retire

March 10 (Reuters) – Google Inc said on Tuesday
that Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette has announced his
intention to retire, marking the latest change to the Internet
company’s upper ranks.

Google expects to find a replacement for Pichette within six
months, the company said in a regulatory filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. The effective date of
Pichette’s retirement has not been determined but Google said
Pichette intends to assist in the search for a new CFO.(1.usa.gov/1Af5q91)

Mar 10, 2015

Google says CFO Patrick Pichette to retire

March 10 (Reuters) – Google Inc said on Tuesday
that Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette has announced his
intention to retire, marking the latest change to the Internet
company’s upper ranks.

Google expects to find a replacement for Pichette within six
months, the company said in a regulatory filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. The effective date of
Pichette’s retirement has not been determined but Google said
Pichette intends to assist in the search for a new CFO.(1.usa.gov/1Af5q91)

Mar 10, 2015

Apple debuts $17,000 watch, some waiting for killer app

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but some investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook’s first product would be a breakaway hit.

Apple’s first new device since Cook became CEO will be available for order on April 10 and in stores on April 24, including chic boutiques in Paris, London and Tokyo.

Mar 9, 2015

Apple’s high-end watch to start at $10,000

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 (Reuters) – Apple Inc will
begin selling its new watch on April 24, with the high end model
starting at $10,000, the company said, rolling out its first new
product in five years in a bid to extend its preeminence in
mobile devices.

The Apple Watch sport will start at $349 for the smaller,
38-mm model. The standard version of the watch will start at
$549 and the high end “Edition” watch will be priced from
$10,000, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday.

Mar 9, 2015

Apple’s Cook shows off ‘revolutionary’ watch

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief
Executive Tim Cook began showing off features of the new Apple
Watch on Monday at a presentation in which he is expected to
give details of the launch of the product, the first created
under his leadership.

Shares of Apple were up about 1.4 percent at $128.41.

The watch will track exercise, remind wearers of events with
a tap on the wrist, and make calls through an electronically
tethered phone, since the watch has a built in speaker and
microphone.

Mar 9, 2015

All eyes on Apple’s Cook as Watch launch expected

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Monday is expected to announce details of the first product developed under his leadership, a watch that Apple hopes will transform the market of wearable technology.

The company provided a sneak preview of the “Apple Watch” in September, has shown it to fashionistas, and even bought a 12-page advertising spread in Vogue magazine, but fans and skeptics are eager for more details.

Mar 6, 2015

Silicon Valley debate on self-driving cars: do you need a map?

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Silicon Valley race to build a self-driving car may revolve around one simple question: to map or not to map.

The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb along the road – an expensive endeavor that other companies could find difficult to match.

Mar 6, 2015

Analysis – Silicon Valley debate on self-driving cars: do you need a map?

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Silicon Valley race to build a self-driving car may revolve around one simple question: to map or not to map.

The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb along the road – an expensive endeavor that other companies could find difficult to match.

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