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  • Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen. The latest evidence of Apple's mounting momentum emerged Tuesday with the release of the company's fiscal third-quarter report.

  • Correction: Apple-Board story Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— In a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Former Steve Jobs confidant leaves Apple's board, replaced by BlackRock founding partner.

  • Longtime Apple director steps down from board Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors. Bill Campbell's departure after 17 years on Apple Inc.' s board cleared the way for the company to appoint Susan Wagner, a founding partner of money manager BlackRock, as a director.

  • Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion. The settlement bill emerged in a Wednesday court filing made a month after attorneys suing Apple notified U.S.

  • Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the alliance will help her company by widening the audience for its technological tools, providing bigger returns on the roughly $24 billion that IBM has invested in data analytics.

  • Drones: Next big thing in aviation is small Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner. This week Hamas launched for the first time an unmanned drone into Israeli airspace that was shot down.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19- A U.S. judge on Thursday said she had concerns about approving a $324.5 million settlement involving Apple, Google and two other tech companies in a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's workers.

  • Cheap Beats? Apple may pay less for deal: Report Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    Jimmy Lovine and Dr Dre, co-founders of Beats.

    A deal between Apple and Beats Electronics may come this week, but with a smaller price tag than originally thought, the New York Post says.

  • May 23- Four major Silicon Valley companies have formally agreed to pay $324.5 million to settle claims brought by employees who accused them of limiting competition by colluding not to poach each other's talent.

  • May 23- Four major Silicon Valley companies have formally agreed to pay $324.5 million to settle claims brought by employees accusing them of colluding not to poach each other's talent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ LOS ANGELES, May 18- More than a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc's then-nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece.

  • Jimmy Iovine new Steve Jobs?     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Beats inventor Noel Lee, Monster Inc. CEO, discusses the talents of Jimmy Iovine as a marketer and a producer. Lee says Iovine is very "Steve Jobs like."

  • May 12- One of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that accuses tech firms including Apple Inc and Google Inc of conspiring to hold down salaries has asked the court to reject a $324 million settlement negotiated by his own lawyers.

  • Meet Alibaba's brash outsider, Jack Ma Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:11 AM ET
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma.

    Jack Ma began his career as an English teacher. Today, two of his websites account for more than half of the packages shipped through China.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 6- In the shadow of Internet monoliths such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, it's easy to forget that Silicon Valley got its start from hard-scrabble tinkerers building radios, microchips and other devices. Google in January acquired four-year-old smart thermostat maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 6- In the shadow of Internet monoliths such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, it's easy to forget that Silicon Valley got its start from hard-scrabble tinkerers building radios, microchips and other devices. Google in January acquired four-year-old smart thermostat maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.

  • New media site Ozy partners with NPR Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 6- Six-month-old new media site Ozy is jumpstarting its distribution and has struck a partnership with U.S. nonprofit radio network NPR. Ozy plans to capitalize on NPR's reach online with its more than 20 million monthly unique visitors- more than four times Ozy's online audience- to help more people see its content on NPR's home page.

  • Why giving to charity will make you richer: Weill Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 3:39 PM ET
    Sandy Weill, former CEO of Citigroup.

    Citigroup founder and philanthropist Sandy Weill said that young entrepreneurs and executives should start giving to charity as early as possible.

  • Jobs vs. Gates for No. 1 spot Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Jobs is the easy choice, but Gates deserves equal billing, right? The reasoning behind our top picks--and why some didn't make the list at all.

  • Mossberg's 25 years of personal tech     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, shares his thoughts on CNBC's 25 most influential list and looks at the biggest changes in technology over the last 25 years.