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From: Since19987/7/2014 10:44:29 AM
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New 52-week high. Nearing all-time high.

The dividend and split-adjusted all-time closing high was $96.28 on September 19th, 2012. Intraday, the old high was $96.55. Today's high is $95.41 so far.

All the hype will come after we top $100, since the old closing high was $702.10, even though it's dividend-adjusted numbers that make more financial sense to investors.

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From: Frank Walker7/8/2014 5:07:34 AM
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Cool thing I found on the Apple TV is some fairly old Apple Keynote presentations. Go to the Podcasts app and search for "Apple" and it will give you several lists of Keynotes (all, HD, and 1080P). I'm currently watching the one from MacWorld in January 2007 where Steve Jobs is providing more information on the Apple TV that was announced a few months earlier. Of course this is the keynote where he introduces the iPhone.

Those early keynotes look less slick and less complex than the new ones, but are still very effective. Also interesting is how the main design features and software for both the Apple TV and the iPhone were well defined back then and are very similar to the current versions of those products. They got the correct designs right from the start, and they did not need to make huge design changes in later years.

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From: Since19987/16/2014 8:55:26 AM
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New analyst targets: $107-$110.

Expectations for iWatch sales and the new deal with IBM to develop business apps have been the main drivers of analyst upgrades and raised target prices this week.

Earnings next week will be interesting. Apple made a lot of progress in markets like India, Russia and Vietnam last quarter. We'll see how much that momentum continues. On the downside Japanese sales benefited from a big quarterly boost due to a tax law that was about to go into effect. Revenues from Japan should be down this quarter.

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From: Since19987/18/2014 1:44:54 AM
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The new director has a shareholder's perspective. Blackrock owned 66,867,556 shares as of 3/31/14.


nasdaq.com.

Over the years I've been to many Apple shareholder meetings and I have stood up at the microphone to ask questions and make suggestions. Back when all of Apple's directors were white, male CEOs, with the same limited perspective I stated that Apple needed more diversity on the board. I also made that point to (then) CFO Fred Anderson in a meeting to discuss ways Apple could make itself more attractive to shareholders. This was not long after Apple's board awarded Steve Jobs a $92 million dollar jet, back when that was a lot of money to Apple.

Within a year Apple added Al Gore to the board and subsequent appointments have also added more diverse perspectives.

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To: Since1998 who wrote (247)7/18/2014 10:55:24 AM
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Link reports "access denied."

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To: Since1998 who wrote (247)7/18/2014 4:20:55 PM
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nasdaq.com

period at end of sentence messed up the link, I believe

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To: Since1998 who wrote (249)7/18/2014 4:51:54 PM
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Thanks! Very interesting. I never poke around in the NASDAQ web presence. Perhaps I should more often.

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To: Since1998 who wrote (247)7/18/2014 6:54:53 PM
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Rodger, is that you?

Or was it Roger?

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To: Since1998 who wrote (249)7/19/2014 11:46:48 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Very useful info, thanks for posting it.

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From: J.F. Sebastian8/13/2014 8:26:51 PM
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I'm posting this here since discussion of it has been dampened where it started, at the main Apple thread, and because, well, this is my thread and I'll do what I want here. :-)

There have been many beautiful tributes to the late Robin Williams since his untimely passing, but none I've read more eloquent than this one, a letter from his daughter, Zelda:

"My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."



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