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The planned dinner between investor Carl Icahn and Apple CEO Tim Cook took place as scheduled last evening, and Icahn is reporting through Twitter that the dinner was "cordial" and that he pushed for Apple to bump its share buyback program up to US$150 billion. Icahn believes that Apple's share p...

October 1st 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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After investor Carl Icahn made a big splash by purchasing about US$2 billion worth of Apple Stock last month, he said via Twitter that he was going to have dinner with Tim Cook to discuss the "magnitude" of Apple's share buyback program. CNBC is reporting that the two will be meeting Monday in New...

September 26th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

August 23rd 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Activist investor Carl Icahn made news a few weeks back when he announced, via a tweet, that he had bought a large position in Apple, which is now reported to be about US$1.5 billion worth of Apple stock. Immediately, Apple's stock shot up and has been up ever since. But as an activist investor, Ica...

August 23rd 2013 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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An analysis by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore shows a potential US$50 billion stock buyback would boost Apple's earnings per share by as much as $4.25 in 2014, AppleInsider reports. This comes in the wake of a meeting last week between Tim Cook and investor Carl Icahn where the possibility of expand...

August 19th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Carl Icahn is no stranger in this field -- he's been caught tussling with Motorola and bidding Yahoo's board adieu in recent years -- and most recently, he's managed to get caught up in one of the bigger wireless whirlwinds this planet has ever seen. Just months after Icahn swooped in to buy some...

May 9th 2012 at 3:11am 0 Comments
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Oddly enough, the far-fetched proposal is apt to be accepted. Circuit City has reportedly solicited the services of Goldman Sachs to help "negotiate a deal," which will essentially put the troubled electronics retailer in the hands of someone else. As it stands, Blockbuster looks to be the most int...

May 11th 2008 at 12:57pm 0 Comments