Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business

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A new offer from Bain Capital and Apple could snap up Toshiba’s NAND flash memory business — and the struggling company badly needs the uplift.

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Password guru has new advice for keeping your data safe

Bill Burr, who advised people to use passwords full of obscure characters, capital letters and numbers, has new advice for keeping your data safe.

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Lawsuit: Facebook's plan allowing Zuckerberg to maintain control was flawed

Facebook Inc.’s move to change its capital structure was tainted by secret text messages and meddling from financial advisers that pointed to a process rife with conflicts of interest, according to investor lawsuits filed in Delaware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/10/lawsuit-facebooks-plan-allowing-zuckerberg-to-maintain-control-was-flawed.html

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Brean Capital believes iPhone sales will fall to 216M this year, return to growth in 2017

Article Image Though the firm remains bullish on Apple, Brean Capital believes Apple will see total iPhone sales for 2016 drop by 16 million units, amidst a slowing smartphone market.

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Apple issues $3.5B three-part bond in return to US market

Article Image Apple this week issued a $3.5 billion, U.S. dollar-denominated bond to pay for its capital return program, outstanding debt, acquisitions and other operational expenses, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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New 4-inch iPhone expected to add $5.5 billion in sales for Apple

Article Image Outlook from Apple’s supply chain has prompted investment firm RBC Capital Markets to forecast that the anticipated new 4-inch iPhone will net 10 million additional handset sales this year.

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Apple predicted to increase quarterly dividend up to 10%, share buybacks up to $50B

Article Image Apple will revisit its capital return program in April, and investment firm Piper Jaffray believes the company will use the opportunity to increase both its quarterly dividend payout and share buyback allotment.

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RBC cuts Apple target to $130, expects iPhone sales 'noise' to last through March quarter

Article Image RBC Capital Markets on Thursday became the latest investment firm to cut its estimates for Apple, joining the chorus of concerns that Apple could post its first-ever year over year decline in iPhone sales.

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RBC cuts Apple price target to $140, cites concerns over supply chain data

Article Image Investment firm RBC Capital Markets slashed its price target for Apple stock to $140 this week, saying data from the company’s extensive supply chain suggests iPhone sales could shrink in 2016.

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Apple's investments in infrastructure, tooling, retail to jump to $15 billion in 2016

Article Image After spending $11.2 billion across fiscal 2015 on capital expenditures, Apple anticipates that it will ramp up its investments in manufacturing, data centers, facility and retail infrastructure to $15 billion over the next year.

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Apple, Inc snatches up $14 billion of its own shares in massive Q4 buyback surge

Article Image Apple reported a spike in its capital return program, spending $17 billion in Q4, including $14 billion in open market stock buybacks in addition to $3 billion in dividend payments to shareholders.

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iPhone Upgrade Program expected to boost Apple's margins, force carriers to more aggressive pricing

The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.

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Belgium's first Apple Store to open in Brussels on Toison d'Or on Sept. 19

Apple has reportedly confirmed plans to open its first Belgian store in the capital city of Brussels on Sept. 19, erecting a special construction barricade around a building on Avenue Toison d’Or.

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RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, expects huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

Amid continued losses for Apple stock, investment firm RBC Capital Markets has remained steadfast with its $150 price target, once again on Tuesday advising investors to buy in ahead of the anticipated “iPhone 6s” product launch.

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20% of this city reportedly has an Ashley Madison account

Ottawa, best known as the capital of Canada, also features the National Gallery of Canada, the annual Bluesfest, winter skating on the Rideau Canal—and, perhaps, a staggering amount of illicit sex.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/22/20-this-city-reportedly-has-ashley-madison-account/

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iPhone will outperform market expectations, pushing shares of Apple to $185, FBR says

Recent struggles for Apple stock are based on unfounded fears out of China, FBR Capital Markets said on Tuesday, telling investors it believes the “speed bump” will be over soon as strong iPhone sales continue.

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Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely boosting Apple profits, RBC survey finds

RBC Capital Markets has raised its Apple revenue forecasts for 2015 and 2016, arguing that iPhone demand could beat expectations for some time into the future, and that people are skewing towards buying more expensive, higher capacity iPhone models.

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Nextdoor Snags $110M for Community-Building Efforts


Nextdoor on Wednesday announced it has received $110 million in venture capital to grow its neighborhood-based network of residents and vendors. Redpoint Ventures and Insight Venture Partners led the funding round. Nextdoor plans to use the money to develop additional ways for members to benefit from the recommendations shared on the social network. Among its initiatives is extending the platform to connect neighbors with trusted local service providers and businesses, according to Nextdoor spokesperson Jennifer Burke.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81785.html?rss=1

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RBC says Apple could fund $65B+ annual capital return program, raises target to $140

Apple is set to announce an update to its capital return program in April, and investment firm RBC Capital Markets believes the company could return some $65 billion to investors annually, creating yet another reason to buy into the company’s stock.



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