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ExxonMobil stations now accept Apple Watch payments


Juuk watch band
It's now even easier to pay for your gas.
Photo: Juuk Design

ExxonMobil stations throughout the U.S. are now accepting Apple Watch payments.

Customers will need to download the Speedpass+ app, which lets you settle your gas bill with a tap of your wrist. You’ll have the option to use Apple Pay, or input your credit card information manually.

Apple ranks fifth on Fortune 500 list


Tim Cook and Apple might be moving into San Francisco.
Tim Cook's got a lot to be happy about.
Photo: Apple

After climbing up the Fortune 500 rankings the past few years, Apple is standing firm in the No. 5 spot it reached last year.

Walmart grabbed the top spot, followed by oil giants Exxon and Chevron, with Apple hanging in thanks to strong iPhone and Mac sales, although
Fortune noted slumping iPad sales are a point of concern.

Apple Curb Stomps Exxon, Once More World’s Most Valuable Company


Apple logo on store
Apple has a backup plan.
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Two years ago, Apple overtook Exxon as the world’s most valuable company. It was a heck of a feat for a Silicon Valley company: for the first time, the world seemed to value silicon computer chips more than the bubbling, black goo of long dead dinosaurs. The future seemed rosy, and in the following months, Apple’s share price eventually rose to over $700 a share… before cratering thanks to bizarre Wall Street pessimism.

Somehow, though, even though analysts are bleaker about Apple’s futures than they have ever been, Cupertino has once more managed to claw the title of world’s most valuable company from Exxon. How?

Apple’s Original Contract Is Up For $150,000 At Auction


Ronald Wayne, Apple's Third Founder
Ronald Wayne, Apple's Third Founder

Here’s a cautionary tale that should turn you into a hoarder: a contract of a nearly bankrupt tech company in the mid-1990s is now headed for the auction block with a $150,000 price tag. The company is Apple and the document is the tech giant’s founding contract with signatures of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne — who must be kicking himself at this very moment.