Apple Seeks Trademark in Malaysia (WSJ)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) +0.16% has applied to the Malaysian intellectual property rights administrator seeking to trademark the oft-used term “startup” in the Southeast Asian country. The Cupertino, Calilf., company lodged four applications to the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, also known as MyIPO, that would cover a broad range of computer and mobile services, from retail store to educational classes, according to MyIPO. It remains unclear what Apple plans to do with the trademark. Apple sells its products in Malaysia through a network of third-party resellers and doesn’t have its own Apple Store.
Apple planning new store in heart of Tokyo (ITProPortal)
Tokyo-based Apple lovers may soon have a new playground. According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based company will open its first Japanese retail store in eight years. Set to open in Tokyo’s upscale Omotesando shopping district in March, the new brick-and-mortar location will mark Cupertino’s first opening in the city since August 2005. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But the company’s website suggested a big push for Japanese retail positions. OThis week, it listed about a dozen new jobs at “various” locations in the city.
Facebook Inc. (FB) Better Bet Than Apple Inc. (AAPL) (InsiderMediaGroup)
Please do not listen to Wall Street analysts when it comes to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Stay away from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) analysts Their expertise, probably, is in understanding how the stock market works. That’s actually quite a difficult job, especially when the vast majority of analysts are business school grads and don’t seem to have any real market modeling that we know of, or have the technical capability to do the mathematical modeling. They quite literally know nothing about the companies they provide guidance on.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) Reportedly Sets a September 20 Release Date for iPhone 5S (USFinancePost)
T MOBILE US INC (NYSE:TMUS) has reportedly ‘blacked out’ September 20, 21, and 22 on its calendar. That means all its employees could not take a leave during those three days. Sources did not specify any definite reason for the move. However, market observers speculate that this could be in line with the expected release of the much anticipated iPhone 5S and its low-cost sibling iPhone 5C. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone launches are usually major events as those days require huge manpower due to the influx of anticipating buyers. Thus, it is not surprising that during such release dates, Apple and its carrier stores prefer to have more hands on the deck.