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Jan 24, 2011

Security apps boost Apple as BlackBerry alternative

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A slew of small security software developers are helping Apple’s iPhone gain a foothold within corporations that were once the exclusive domain of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.

The shift reflects efforts by some companies to accommodate the preference of many employees for Apple’s iconic smartphone, a trend that has led software makers to develop programs to deliver secure email and other data over the iPhone.

Jan 24, 2011

HP to phase out Neoview data warehousing product -sources

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co
(HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has decided to stop selling its Neoview data
warehousing platform, after it failed to attract enough
customers, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Neoview — launched in 2007 under former HP Chief Executive
Mark Hurd — will no longer be offered to new customers, but HP
will continue to support the product through 2014, the sources
said.

Jan 21, 2011

Apple tightens the screws on iPhone 4

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple is giving a whole new meaning to locking your phone with its new screws.

In line with its infamous philosophy of maintaining absolute control over its products, sources said U.S. Apple stores are replacing screws on iPhone 4s brought for servicing with tamper-proof screws to prevent anyone else from opening the device.

Jan 21, 2011

Apple tightens the screws on iPhone 4-sources

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is
giving a whole new meaning to locking your phone with its new
screws.

In line with its infamous philosophy of maintaining
absolute control over its products, sources said U.S. Apple
stores are replacing screws on iPhone 4s brought for servicing
with tamper-proof screws to prevent anyone else from opening
the device.

Jan 21, 2011

HP shakes up board, adds Meg Whitman and 4 others

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co is shaking up a board criticized by many as dysfunctional, bringing in five new directors including former eBay chief Meg Whitman, as new CEO Leo Apotheker remakes the company.

HP’s board had for years come under fire from shareholders and business leaders such as Oracle’s Larry Ellison, most recently after it forced out Mark Hurd as CEO in controversial fashion.

Jan 20, 2011

Hewlett-Packard shakes up board, four to leave

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co on Thursday said four directors are leaving, as a company shake-up continues under new Chief Executive Leo Apotheker.

HP, still reshaping itself after the recent ouster of CEO Mark Hurd, also named five new directors.

Jan 19, 2011

Apple’s bright view outshines Jobs’ plight

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) issued
a dazzling forecast as sales of the iPad and iPhone boomed over
the holidays, reassuring investors that visionary CEO Steve
Jobs’ medical leave will have no impact on growth.

Shares in Apple leapt almost 4 percent after hours
following a brief trading suspension. It later backtracked to
stand about 2 percent higher, recouping most of the losses
incurred after Jobs’ surprise announcement.

Jan 18, 2011

Apple’s holiday quarter outshines Jobs’ plight

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Blockbuster sales of the
iPad and iPhone fueled better-than-expected quarterly results
and forecasts from Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), assuaging investors’
fears after CEO Steve Jobs’ abrupt decision to take medical
leave.

Shares in Apple leapt almost 4 percent after hours
following a brief trading suspension. It later backtracked to
stand about 2 percent higher, making up the majority of the
losses incurred after Jobs’ surprise announcement.

Jan 18, 2011

Apple holiday quarter shines, shares surge

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
reported better-than-expected results, fueled by blockbuster
holiday sales of the iPhone and iPad that may help ease
investor concern about Chief Executive Steve Jobs’ decision to
take medical leave.

Shares in Apple, halted before the release, leapt 4 percent
to about $354 after-hours, from a regular-session close of
$340.65.

Jan 18, 2011

Jobs’ health overshadows quarterly Apple sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The health of Apple Inc
(AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Steve Jobs will overshadow quarterly
results on Tuesday from the consumer electronics powerhouse,
whose iPhone and iPad excited holiday shoppers.

Apple shares, up 62 percent in the last 12 months, were
down 3.4 percent in midday trade on Tuesday. That is far less
than the estimated 11 percent drop in Apple shares after Jobs
announced his last medical leave.

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