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Apple Loop: iPhone Trade-Ins Begin, Siri Trash Talks Google Glass, iTunes Festival Spins Up

Keeping you in the loop on a few of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>iPhone trade ins.</b> Apple made it official: Its U.S. retail stores started a new iPhone trade-in program yesterday that offers up to $280 (according to the Wall Street Journal) in credit toward the purchase of a new …

As Woz, Kutcher Spar Over 'Jobs,' The Movie, Check Out These Apple Videos, Books, Films Instead

There wasn’t a line.<p>After buying a ticket to the Saturday 7:30 p.m. showing of <i>Jobs</i> at a Cupertino, California, multiplex just down the road from Apple’s headquarters, I walked into a mostly empty theater. For the next 30 minutes, as infomercials for Microsoft’s Surface tablet, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 …

Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff On Innovation, Acquisitions And Reinvention

Marc Benioff has always been a man on a mission. When he co-founded Salesforce.com in 1999, he wanted businesses to rethink their approach to buying enterprise software. Under the rallying cry “The End of Software,” Salesforce.com pitched its software-as-a-service, cloud-based approach as an …

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Apple Offers $10 Chargers Through Trade-In Program After Fatality In China

Apple said it will sell an Apple-branded USB power adapter for $10 — rather than the usual $19 — to iPhone, iPod and iPad customers who turn in a third-party charger.<p>The program, which kicks off Aug. 16 and runs for two months, was announced after an iPhone user in China was electrocuted by a …

President Obama Vetoes ITC Ban On iPhone, iPads; Apple Happy, Samsung Not

President Obama and his administration today issued a veto on an International Trade Commission patent ruling that would have banned the import of some older models of the iPhone and iPad, dealing a blow to Samsung in its ongoing patent disputes with Apple.<p>The administration, which had 60 days to …

Motorola Moto X 'Solid Android Competitor,' But Not Enough To Displace iPhone

<i>Updates to add additional analyst comments starting in fourth paragraph.</i><p>Motorola’s new Moto X phone, the first smartphone that Motorola Mobility has built from scratch after Google acquired the company, may win out over other Android phones but isn’t likely to do serious damage to Apple Inc.’s …

Apple Loop: Cook Goes to China - Again, E-Book Drama, Google Moto X Is No iPhone

Keeping you in the loop on a few of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Another China Mobile meet and greet.</b> It’s no coincidence that Apple CEO Tim Cook showed up in China (his third visit in two years) a week after the company reported weak sales there. China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua …

Apple CEO, After Announcing Weak Sales In China, Met With China Mobile Chief To Talk 'Cooperation'

China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua met with Apple CEO Tim Cook in Beijing yesterday to discuss cooperation between the two companies, the Chinese telecom company said.<p>China Mobile is the world’s largest telecom company by subscribers and the only carrier in that country not to offer Apple’s iPhone and …

Apple Retail Workers Say 'Off The Clock' Bag Check Costs Them $1,500 A Year In Lost Wages

Two former Apple retail workers have filed a class action suit against the company, saying they and other hourly retail workers were required to wait for as much as 30 minutes each week without pay as their bags were checked.<p>Over the course of year, the off-the-clock bag checks cost Apple’s hourly …

The Frog Lives! Vintage TV Ads From '80s Show Just How Quirky Apple's Early Product Pitches Were

EveryAppleAds, the YouTube channel that claims to be the largest online archive of Apple TV ads, has added about a dozen vintage ads from the 1980s in recent days that showcase the clever, funny and quirky approach the company took to pitching its computers in the early years of the home PC …

Apple Loop: iPhone Bonanza, Faulty Chargers, Voice Tech Team in Beantown, Kutcher On Skipping Meeting With Jobs

Keeping you in the loop on some of the things happening around Apple this week.<p><b>A busy fall.</b> It was a pretty good week for Apple and CEO Tim Cook. Third-quarter sales and profit came in ahead of Wall Street expectations on better-than-anyone-expected iPhone shipments. Cook said that while the iPhone …

Apple's iPhone Share 'Impressive' Or 'At Risk,' Depending On Whom You Ask

Market research firms IDC and Strategy Analytics put out their estimates of second-quarter smartphone marketshare and while the numbers were different, the bottom line was the same: Samsung led the world in smartphone shipments in the second quarter and No. 2 ranked Apple saw its lowest levels of …

From Useless Tablets to Connected Cars: Tim Cook's 10 Best Comments From Apple's Earnings

You know when it’s Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking on the company’s quarterly earnings call.<p>He’s the one with the slow, measured, slightly Southern drawl, who sounds straightforward and calm when asked why sales in China are down, why Apple might not have the right product line up to take on …

Seagate, Saying PC Market Has 'Stabilized,' Sets Its Sights, And Future, On Cloud, Mobile

Sometimes, the numbers don’t tell the whole story.<p>Take the case of disk driver maker Seagate Technology. At first glance, fourth-quarter earnings, announced yesterday, showed a 24 percent drop in revenue and a 66 percent decline in net income. But the Cupertino, California company came in just …

Apple Earnings Tops Estimates on iPhone Sales, Sees A 'Busy Fall' With New Products

Apple, which reported tearnings that topped analysts’ estimates on better-than-expected iPhone sales, says it expects a “busy fall” with new products.<p>“We are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a …

Apple Loop: An Army of Products, The iWatch Trademark, Jobs' Psychedelic Movie Poster

Keeping you in the loop about some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Retail rally.</b> Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly not happy with iPhone sales at the company’s retail stores. Cook, flanked by top executives including iTunes chief Eddy Cue and software chief Craig Federighi, met …

John Doerr's Plan To Reclaim The Venture Capital Throne

<i>This story appears in the May 27 issue of Forbes.</i><p>Flipboard recently unveiled a new version of its successful tab­let magazine app as the entire staff stood around their Palo Alto, Calif. office gawking at the traffic numbers. As the needle starts moving, the room gets giddy, and the few dozen …

The Kleiner Mojo: Still Alive And Well In Silicon Valley

Think John Doerr and his venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have lost their luster among entrepreneurs? Adam Ghetti doesn’t think so.<p>“They are in it to win it,” says Ghetti, founder and CTO of Ionic Security, the newest venture to be backed by Kleiner. “I guarantee they will do …

An Inside Look At Silicon Valley's Greatest Game

For decades, the air of secrecy that surrounded one of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capital firms was simply called ‘the Kleiner mystique.’<p>But times have changed — thanks to the influence of newbie VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, which has marketed itself to extraordinary success. Today, …

John Doerr Takes On His Critics And Talks Up Kleiner's Prospects

John Doerr is ready to talk.<p>After years of criticisms about his clean tech flops and being called out for the investments he missed in the early days of the social Web revolution, Silicon Valley’s most famous venture capitalist wants to set the record straight.<p>And while he admits there were …

Apple Loop: Cook Unveils Mission Statement, iOS 7 Gets Colorful, New iPhone In The Fall

Keeping you in the loop about some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Designed by Apple in Cupertino.</b> For those of us who attended the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this week, it wasn’t the new operating systems, updated MacBook Air or Mac Pro preview that stood out. It …

What's The iWatch Worth To Apple? A Lot More Than You May Think

An Apple iWatch could deliver $2.3 billon a year in sales. And that’s if just a tiny percentage — 3 percent — of iPhone customers buy one.<p>If 5 percent to 8 percent of iPhone users buy an iWatch in the first year after it’s released, sales, based on a device that sells for about $250, could be …

Exclusive Excerpt: Atari Founder Bushnell Talks About Finding the Next Steve Jobs

The story behind Nolan Bushnell’s new e-book, ‘Finding the Next Steve Jobs,’ starts 33 years ago in Paris.<p>In 1980, flush with cash from the two companies he helped found – videogame maker Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s entertainment centers, Nolan Bushnell says he bought himself a grand house in …

Google's Page Says Web Progress Hampered By Rivals' 'Negativity'

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprise appearance at the company’s I/O development summit and called on rivals including Microsoft and Oracle to end the “negativity” he believes has hampered progress with the Web.<p>“I think we’re all here because we share a deep sense of optimism about the potential …

Early iPhone Prototype From 2005 Has 5-by-7-Inch Screen, Samsung Chip

A member of Apple‘s industrial design team, called on to describe the evolution of the iPhone during the Apple and Samsung patent trial last summer, talked about the many, many iterations of the smartphone that the team built as part of its experiments with form and function.<p>And while several …

Apple Wins Over Jury in Samsung Patent Dispute, Awarded $1.05 Billion in Damages

<i>Updates to include comments from Apple, Samsung, Google, a legal expert and analyst. A copy of the final, amended verdict is here.</i><p>The nine-member jury sided almost entirely with Apple Inc. in its patent dispute case with Samsung Electronics Co., awarding Apple nearly $1.05 billion in a “sweeping …

The Apple vs. Samsung Patent Dispute: 20 Talking Points

The patent case between Apple and Samsung over the fate of smartphones and tablets comes to a close today after CEOs of both companies failed to agree to a settlement. Each side is allotted two hours to present closing arguments to a jury in federal court in San Jose, California.<p>But after three …

Apple, Samsung Patent War Puts Future of Innovation At Risk

Apple Inc. says the whole thing is about playing fair and square, about a competitor unfairly enriching itself after spending a few months “copying” designs and features that took years to imagine and about the validity of the U.S. patent system.<p>Samsung Electronics Co. says it’s about free …