from Breakingviews:

Tim Cook’s pride may expand corporate talent pool

October 30, 2014

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

What to expect from Apple’s product launch event today

By Chris Morris
October 15, 2014

Local resident Andreas Gibson celebrates with employees outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store after being the first to exit with an iPhone 6 in hand on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York

After the widely acclaimed introduction of the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay a month ago, Tim Cook is ready to take a victory lap. But the energy surrounding this week's expected roll out of a new slate of iPads and new MacBook and iMac models is significantly lower than that of a month ago.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Bad for the Glass

October 7, 2014

Beware of companies tying their fortunes to one company – something both the debt and equity holders of GTAT Advanced Technologies learned painfully on Monday, when the company filed for bankruptcy. While it’s nice to look ahead at the rest of the world, the mechanics behind some of the selling is so severe that it’s worth delving into just a little bit here.

from Breakingviews:

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets $25 billion warning shot

September 26, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Apple cooks up recipe to empty pockets and wallets

September 10, 2014

By Robert Cyran

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from The Great Debate:

iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Tim Cook all impress, but questions remain

By Chris Morris
September 9, 2014

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Tim Cook has had his first Steve Jobs moment.

With Tuesday's introduction of the new iPhone 6 line, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company’s CEO escaped the public shadow of his revered predecessor. Now the question is: Can he deliver in the same impressive fashion?

from The Great Debate:

iPhone 6: What does Apple have to reveal Tuesday to stay on top?

By Chris Morris
September 7, 2014

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It's been a while since we've had a true 'Apple moment' at one of its press events. Tuesday’s expected introduction of the iPhone 6 (and possibly more) could end that drought.

from The Great Debate:

Tuesday’s big iPhone 6 question: Is Apple done leading from behind?

By Jason Fields
September 7, 2014

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For the last few years, Apple’s iPhones have been a little like the U.S. role in the war against Muammar Gaddafi in Libya — leading from behind.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – The quiet days for Apple

July 22, 2014

Apple’s been the two-ton behemoth of the stock market for so long that it is going to be surprising, in a way, to see that the company isn’t really pulling its weight anymore when it comes to its percentage of S&P 500 earnings. This sort of thing can be a bit silly, but Howard Silverblatt, the index guru over at S&P Dow Jones, points out that Apple right now is about 3.2 percent of the total market value of the S&P while at the same time accounting for an expected 2.8 percent of earnings in the S&P – the first time since 2008 that Apple hasn’t delivered a percentage of S&P earnings equivalent to its market value.

from Alison Frankel:

The weird proviso in Apple’s e-books settlement

By Alison Frankel
June 17, 2014

There’s a very unusual sentence near the beginning of the letter that class action lawyer Steve Berman of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro sent Monday to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of Manhattan. Cote is presiding over the consolidated antitrust litigation in which the Justice Department, 33 U.S. states and territories and a class of book purchasers have accused Apple of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices. A year ago, after a bench trial of the Justice Department’s case, Cote found Apple liable for violating federal antitrust law. Since then, the company has been pursuing an appeal of the liability decision at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while continuing to battle with the states and private plaintiffs in Cote's courtroom.