The iPhone maker may not have made any blockbuster deals, but it has been quietly scooping up startups throughout the year that could help improve its products.
There's more than the taste of Coke or Pepsi to consider when deciding which brand is the better investment.
The company isn't saying, but the acquisition could be helpful with advertising, iTunes and maybe even Siri.
The company's messaging system will be pre-loaded on devices from other manufacturers, according to reports.
The 25-day quiet period on the stock ends, allowing companies to rate it. The reactions are mixed.
Shares have bounced 42 percent since hitting a low in April
Kroger and Dollar General are among the companies reporting as the holiday shopping season picks up.
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The chain is selling tobacco for the first time this year, and it's paying off big-time.
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