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FTC wants to know if any of Apple’s smaller acquisitions could be anticompetitive

The Federal Trade Commission wants tech giants, including Apple, to give more information about previous mergers and acquisitions considered too small to report to antitrust regulators. The move comes

Apple TV+ inks multiyear deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is coming to Apple TV+. The Veep alum signed her first-ever multiyear content deal, which will see the actress both develop and star in TV shows and other content

Apple TV+ looks to score big college sports deal and MGM content, WSJ reports

Apple has been in early talks to possibly buy MGM Holdings and an equity stake in the Pac-12 Networks, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The deals could bring important live and on-demand

Apple’s big spend on Intel modems is pocket change in Silicon Valley [Opinion]

The $1 billion Apple spent on Intel’s modem business is the second-largest acquisition in the company’s 42-year history. Still, while a huge amount of money by most normal standards, rival tech giants

Inside Apple’s failed negotiations with NYT and WaPo

Apple put a ton of pressure on The New York Times and Washington Post to join Apple News+ before the new service was unveiled at a media event last week. Details have surfaced of Apple’s negotiations

Today in Apple history: Apple and Cisco settle over ‘iPhone’ name

February 21, 2007: Apple comes to an agreement with Cisco over the iPhone trademark, which Cisco legally owns but Apple wants to use. Under the agreement, both companies get to use the iPhone

Apple nets major tax break for new $1 billion Texas campus

Update: Williamson County elected to award Apple tax breaks worth $16 million over 15 years. The Williamson County commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the deal. Another $25 million will come from the

Today in Apple history: IBM and Apple shake and make up

October 2, 1991: As the Cold War comes to an end, hell freezes over a second time as Apple and IBM agree to put aside their differences. Having been bitter rivals for the past decade, the two tech

Today in Apple history: Microsoft throws Apple a $150 million lifeline

August 6, 1997: In one of the most famous moments in Apple history, Steve Jobs reveals that Microsoft invested $150 million in its rival. Although often presented as an inexplicable gesture of good

Today in Apple history: Nike+iPod brings fitness tracking to your pocket

July 13, 2006: Apple releases its first activity tracker, the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, which combines Cupertino’s popular music player with a smart pedometer. The product marks Apple’s first step toward

Apple enlists Oprah Winfrey to create original programs

In the latest sign that Cupertino is serious about video, Apple signed media superstar Oprah Winfrey to a multi-year deal. Cupertino’s growing original content team will work with the “Queen of All

Today in Apple history: Rumors fly that Canon might buy Apple

April 21, 1995: Rumors swirl that Canon (yes, the Japanese camera company!) might take over Apple in either a partial or complete acquisition. Speculation grows about a possible deal after Apple

Today in Apple history: Apple pays to use ‘iPad’ name

March 26, 2010: Apple ends a trademark dispute with Japanese multinational Fujitsu over the name “iPad” in the United States. It comes two months after Steve Jobs first showed off the iPad, and around

Today in Apple history: Apple outwits clone-makers with Mac OS 8

March 8, 1997: Apple renames the forthcoming Mac OS 7.7 update, calling it “Mac OS 8.” It’s more than just a name change, though: It’s a sneaky sucker punch that ultimately knocks out Mac clones.

Today in Apple history: Apple and Cisco settle over ‘iPhone’ name

February 21, 2007: Apple comes to an agreement with Cisco over the iPhone trademark, which Cisco legally owns but Apple wants to use. Under the agreement, both companies get to use the iPhone

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs considers buying Yahoo

February 4, 2008: Steve Jobs reportedly considers buying the search engine Yahoo. Apple is one of several interested companies, following reports that Microsoft offered $44.6 billion for web portal

Today in Apple history: HP’s iPod comes out of the blue

January 8, 2004: The clumsily named Apple iPod + HP, a Hewlett-Packard-branded iPod, makes it debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Shown off by Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the

Today in Apple history: iPhone comes to the world’s biggest carrier

December 22, 2013: After months of false starts, Apple finally secures a deal with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to the world’s largest telecom company. With 760 million potential iPhone customers

Today in Apple history: Apple signs ‘clone Mac’ deal

December 16, 1994: Apple Computer inks a licensing deal with Power Computing, allowing the company to produce Macintosh-compatible computers. With falling market share, and longtime rival Microsoft

Today in Apple history: Apple signs damaging deal with Microsoft

November 21, 1985: Following Steve Jobs’ departure, Apple comes close to signing its own death warrant by licensing the Macintosh’s look and feel to Microsoft. The deal, between Microsoft co-founder