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Apple climbs to 17 on Fortune 500 list

Fortune released the Fortune 500 list for 2012, and Apple is now in the top 20 of the list of the largest U.S. corporations in the #17 spot. That's a vast improvement from last year's ranking at 35. Apple has a way to go to get into the top five, which is populated by such famous names as...

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Survey: 24% of Americans plan to buy the new iPad in the next three months

While all surveys should be viewed with a skeptical eye, a recent study from Baird Equity Research should make Apple watchers happy. As reported by Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the survey of 488 "younger, tech-savvier" online respondents by Baird showed some surprising results. The first...

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Apple Stores and Microsoft Stores by the numbers

TUAW readers know from a series of posts we've run over the years that Microsoft has been opening self-branded stores throughout the U.S., usually just a stone's throw away from well-trafficked Apple Stores. Fortune's JP Mangalindan took a metaphorical bullet for the sake of a story and visited...

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Apple is Fortune's Most Admired Company for fifth year in a row

For the fifth year in a row, Apple has taken the honors as Fortune's Most Admired Company. Apple aced out Google, Amazon.com, Coca-Cola, and IBM. Those companies that took second through fifth places respectively. Fortune cited Apple's stellar financial performance during the last year as the main...

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Inside Apple describes Scott Forstall as Apple's CEO-in-waiting

Apple CEO Tim Cook is an excellent business manager and responsible for much of the company's success in low-cost manufacturing and skinny inventories. But as we saw with Cook's first product announcement on October 4, he lacks a lot of the charisma that marked the Steve Jobs era. A new book is...

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Grand Central Terminal Apple Store previewed for media, opens Friday

Apple previewed its latest retail development for the press today. The Grand Central Terminal store in New York City, opening Friday, will be among the largest Apple stores in the world; it overlooks the Main Concourse from the East and North East balconies of Grand Central Terminal. Check...

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Steve Jobs in 1995: "I've got a plan that could rescue Apple"

Yesterday we told you that Fortune was publishing a Kindle ebook called "All About Steve." The ebook is a collection of 17 stories and interviews with Steve Jobs drawn from Fortune's articles. Now, while it's nice that Fortune is collecting all their interviews in one place, its no shock they...

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Fortune publishes 'All About Steve' ebook featuring Jobs

If you can't wait another two months for Walter Isaacson's official Steve Jobs biography, Fortune has you covered with All About Steve, a collection of 17 stories drawn from Fortune's articles. Available as a Kindle ebook at a list price of US$10.99, the collection features stories that "are the...

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Fortune story goes 'Inside Apple'

Although subscribers to the print edition of Fortune magazine can get the full issue on their iPads this month, the rest of us may have to wait a bit -- or head to the local newsstand -- to read Adam Lashinsky's feature 'Inside Apple,' which relays several previously-untold anecdotes and company...

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Analysts release their Q2 2011 earnings estimates

Apple will announce its quarterly earnings after the bell closes on Wednesday, April 20. The Cupertino company will unveil sales figures for the newly launched iPad 2 and possibly the Verizon iPhone. Long lines and delayed ship times indicate the iPad 2 is selling well, but early estimates...

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Fortune says Apple tops them all!

This tidbit of news is not a surprise, but it's sure nice to see. For the 4th straight year Fortune says that Apple is the world's most admired company, as it "continues to set the bar high for high tech companies across the board." Citing nearly doubled profits from a year ago,...

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'Can Apple maintain profitability?' Yes.

Seriously? This is the question of the day? When people are still voicing serious and legitimate concerns about the rest of the economy? We're talking about a company with enough money in the bank to make a Goldman Sachs-sized investment in Facebook if it wanted to, more than triple the amount Dell...

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Verizon iPhone definitely coming in 2011, says Fortune

In a profile of Verizon's CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Fortune couldn't quite get him to spill the beans on the upcoming Verizon 'dream phone,' as the story's headline puts it. Still, between the timeline of meetings between Seidenberg and Steve Jobs, and the story of how Verizon and Google found common...

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Apple: Mac sales could sustain a Fortune 500 company by itself

One in five PCs sold in the United States is a Mac, making up 20.67% of U.S. consumer market share, and bringing in triple the amount of money the Mac has earned since fiscal year 2005. That's the amazing number that Tim Cook, Apple's COO, shared at the beginning of today's "Back to the Mac"...

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Apple may have sold 4 million Macs in Q4 2010

Fortune is suggesting that Apple could have sold as many as four million Macs this quarter, which would be pretty astounding. PC sales in general have been down lately, but the Mac seems to be immune, still selling like hotcakes. Hitting the four million mark in the last quarter of 2010 would be a...

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