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Feb 25, 2011
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Verizon iPhone gets dinged by Consumer Reports (Update)

“Antennagate” again?

The reception problem that plagued AT&T’s iPhone 4 last summer is also found on the Verizon version of the iPhone, according to Consumer Reports.  The influential nonprofit organization, which publishes guides on everything from cars to TVs, said Friday that holding the Verizon iPhone “in a specific but quite natural way” can cause the phone to drop calls.

Consumer Reports tested the device against five other Verizon smartphones — Samsung Fascinate, Motorola Droid 2 Global, HTC Droid Incredible, LG Ally, and Motorola Droid X — and said “the only phones in which the finger contact caused any meaningful decline in performance was the iPhone 4.”

Feb 24, 2011

SanDisk voices confidence on 2011 forecast

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Flash memory supplier
SanDisk Corp (SNDK.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said healthy trends in the industry give
the company optimism that its revenue and gross margin for 2011
will land in the upper half of its previously forecasted
range.

“We are encouraged by the strength of the supply-demand
environment that we are seeing so far this year and in the
first quarter, and this gives us optimism,” SanDisk Chief
Financial Officer Judy Bruner said during the company’s analyst
meeting on Thursday.

Feb 24, 2011

Apple succession call nixed

CUPERTINO (Reuters) – Apple Inc shareholders rejected demands that the company disclose a succession plan for ailing chief Steve Jobs, and the company kept mum on how many had backed that proposal.

The reluctance to reveal details of the vote on a proposal by the Central Laborers’ Pension Fund raised speculation that a sizable contingent of shareholders may have supported it, and prompted an affiliated group to push for more disclosure.

Feb 23, 2011

Apple to host event, iPad 2 in the wings

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is
hosting a media event next week to show off the next-generation
of the iPad, as it prepares to take on new rivals in the
fast-growing tablet market.

Apple, which sent an invitation to reporters on Wednesday
via email, will host the March 2 gathering at the Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the same venue where
Apple unveiled the original iPad in January 2010.

Feb 23, 2011

Apple shareholders nix succession but OK board rule

CUPERTINO (Reuters) – Apple Inc shareholders rejected demands that the company disclose a succession plan for ailing CEO Steve Jobs but approved a proposal giving them a bigger say in the appointment of directors.

With co-founder and Chief Executive Jobs sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed medical condition, increasingly restive investors have demanded more information about the company’s future.

Feb 23, 2011

Apple succession disclosure nixed, board rule Okd

CUPERTINO (Reuters) – Apple Inc shareholders rejected demands that the company disclose a succession plan for ailing CEO Steve Jobs but approved a proposal giving them a bigger say in the appointment of directors.

With co-founder and Chief Executive Jobs sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed medical condition, increasingly restive investors have demanded more information about the company’s future.

Feb 23, 2011

Apple succession call nixed, OKs board rule

CUPERTINO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
shareholders rejected demands that the company disclose a
succession plan for ailing CEO Steve Jobs but approved a
proposal it adopt majority votes for board directors.

With co-founder and Chief Executive Jobs sidelined
indefinitely with an undisclosed medical condition,
increasingly restive investors have demanded more information
about the company’s future.

Feb 23, 2011

Apple to face music on succession, board vote

CUPERTINO (Reuters) – Apple Inc faces questions on Wednesday from increasingly restive shareholders about a succession plan for an ailing Steve Jobs, while influential investors will push for changes to better protect their rights.

With Apple’s co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed medical condition, investors will demand more information about the company’s future at its annual meeting.

Feb 23, 2011

Apple feels shareholder heat over Jobs succession

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tim Cook, the small-town football fanatic turned steward of the world’s largest technology group, faces a challenge from Apple shareholders unhappy about the company’s succession planning.

Cook, who took over day-to-day charge of the Apple last month when CEO Steve Jobs stepped away to take medical leave for the third time, will be confronted by calls for a clear plan at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday.

Feb 23, 2011

Newsmaker: Vision quest haunts Apple CEO-in-waiting

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – For Tim Cook, the small-town football fanatic turned steward of the world’s largest technology company, it always comes back to the vision question.

The search for an answer will frame succession planning discussions in Building 4 of 1 Infinite Loop — the heart of Apple’s California headquarters — when Cook is expected to step in for his boss to lead the annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

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