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Founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, Apple kicked off the IPO of its stock in December of 1980 on the NASDAQ market, with the stock symbol “AAPL”. Here is a brief summary from NASDAQ:

Apple (ticker symbol: AAPL) is one of the world’s leading consumer electronics and personal computer companies. The Cupertino, California-based company was established in 1977 as Apple Computer Inc. It dropped the “Computer” from its name in early 2007.

Apple has remained focused on developing its own hardware, software, operating systems and services to provide its customers with the best user experience possible. A significant fraction of the company’s efforts also go toward marketing and advertising as it believes such efforts are essential to the development and sale of its products.

Despite Apple’s market-leading position, the company still faces a number of risk factors, which include changing global economic conditions, fluctuating consumer demand, worldwide-competition and potential supply chain disruptions.

Read more about Apple’s financial details and history on NASDAQ’s and CNN’s websites.

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Europe’s tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force today. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data.

Even Apple – a company famed for its respect for customer privacy – had to strengthen its safeguards in order to meet the extremely high standards set by GDPR. But while the law only applies to European Union citizens, Apple and some other companies have said that they plan to roll out the same privacy standards worldwide …

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AAPL Company Stories May 23

New data from Canalys today sheds some light on how Apple Watch sales stacked up against the competition during the Q1 2018 (Apple’s Q2). While maintaining its top spot as the most popular wearable maker, Apple also dominated cellular smartwatch sales.

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Apple’s search for a major new campus has been going on for some time, with a wide range of potentially suitable locations to choose from.

It’s been reported that Apple may have shortlisted two locations, in Northern Virginia and North Carolina, with the latter said to be the favorite, thanks to generous tax incentives. Apple has chosen a very different approach to Amazon’s search for its new campus, and WSJ piece today suggests there are pros & cons to each …

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AAPL Company Stories May 22

If you’re not familiar with our new opinion format, Change My View, please check out our guidelines before commenting – thanks!

Previous pieces have addressed the MacBook Pro keyboard controversy, whether it’s time for iOS devices to switch to USB-C ports and whether Apple should lose the patent trial. This time I’m looking at an issue I suspect will be no less controversial.

My argument is that Apple should neither solicit nor accept tax incentives when seeking a new location for a campus …

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IDC figures showed that Apple managed to grow global iPhone sales in Q1 despite falling sales across the smartphone market as a whole, and new data from Counterpoint shows that the same was true in the US market – to a far more dramatic extent …

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AAPL Company Stories May 21

Apple may face new tax based on employee count from Cupertino

Apple’s hometown, Cupertino, is looking at possible ways to tax large companies based on workforce size.

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