Warren Buffett more than doubles AAPL holdings this year

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Buffett sure knows an opportunity when he sees one.
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Warren Buffett’s investment firm Berkshire Hathaway has more that doubled its Apple share holdings this year — with its $17 billion share of Apple now representing Berkshire’s second biggest holding in a company.

In 2017 alone, the firm has purchased 120 million Apple shares.

Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs’ birthday with inspirational quote

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Cook quotes one of Jobs' most inspirational speeches.
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Today would’ve been Steve Jobs’ 62nd birthday, and Tim Cook took to Twitter to pay tribute to Apple’s co-founder and Cook’s predecessor as CEO.

“Remembering Steve, whose words and ideals will always inspire us,” Cook wrote. He then quoted a line from Jobs: “There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Apple slams Trump’s reversal of transgender bathroom ruling

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Apple is clashing with President Trump again.
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Apple has criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse a policy that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms according to the gender they identify as.

The controversial stance on bathroom usage was put in place by former President Barack Obama’s administration last May. At the time, it was hailed as a significant victory for transgender rights.

Eddy Cue promises Apple will fight fake news

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Apple doesn't have a fix, Cue says, but it is working on it.
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Eddy Cue has promised that Apple is working on a solution to keep fake news out of the Apple News app for iOS.

During an interview on Monday night, Cue said companies in the technology industry are responsible for ensuring their services are free from hoax stories.

New Tom Hanks movie The Circle imagines world where Apple is evil

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The Circle looks a lot like Apple's spaceship.
The Circle looks a lot like Apple's spaceship.
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Ever wonder what would happen if Tim Cook decided to go evil and use everyone’s iPhone data for nefarious purposes?

That’s basically the plot of Tom Hanks’ new movie, The Circle, which is set at an infinite-loop-shaped campus in Silicon Valley where everything looks absolutely perfect from the outside (just like Apple).

Tim Cook warns that world needs to fix ‘fake news’

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Apple wants to tamp down on fake news.
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Alternative facts and fake news have become so pervasive in the the we consume lately that Apple CEO Tim Cook says it’s “one of today’s chief problems.”

During an interview this week in the U.K., Cook talked about the challenges tech companies face on how to combat stories that perpetuate false information without hurting the free flow of ideas on the internet.

Tim Cook talks Brexit with U.K. prime minister

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The staff at the Apple Buchanan Street store give Tim Cook a warm welcome.
The staff at the Apple Buchanan Street store give Tim Cook a warm welcome.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tour of western Europe continued today with a pit stop at Downing Street to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.

Cook was in the country to accept an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow, but took a break from the fun to discuss some serious topics with May, such as the impending Brexit and Apple’s investment in the country.

Tim Cook slams Trump’s immigration ban after receiving honorary degree

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Tim Cook receiving his degree.
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During his visit to Europe, Tim Cook received an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow. Following the presentation ceremony, the Apple CEO took the opportunity to speak out against President Donald Trump’s currently suspended immigration order, which banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

“We have employees that secured a work visa, they brought family to the U.S., but happened to be outside the U.S. when the executive order was issued and all of a sudden their families were affected,” Cook said, describing the situation as a “crisis.”

This retro photo shows how much Apple changed the face of Silicon Valley

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The site of Apple's spaceship campus back in 1961.
The site of Apple's spaceship campus back in 1961.
Photo: Santa Clara Public Library.

When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple way back in 1976, they had no idea how much their company would literally change the landscape of Silicon Valley, let alone the tech world.

Thanks to some old photographs of Cupertino, we can now see just how big of an imprint the Steves’ company has left behind.