Apple posts $10.2B in profit on $45.6B in revenue, announces stock split

As investors look to Apple for signs it can continue to grow, the company had better news than many expected, posting a quarter that outdid its performance a year ago. But sales of the iPad were down 16 percent.

Apple reported earnings of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per share on $45.6 billion in revenue during a quarter that saw the release of no new products. That was above both the $42 to $44...


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GitHub co-founder resigns after investigation into harassment claims

GitHub, the company behind the popular open source platform of the same name, just announced that co-founder and president Tom Preston-Werner has resigned after an independent investigation into claims that he and his wife harassed an employee.

Preston-Werner was not explicitly named until now. However, most people had figured out that he was the "co-founder" referred to by former developer Julie Ann Horvath, who quit last month due to what she says had become a hostile work environment.


Ford executive Mark Fields will reportedly succeed Alan Mullaly as CEO

The second-biggest automaker in America is getting ready for a changing of the guard: according to Bloomberg, Ford is preparing to name its Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields as its next CEO. Under the reported plan, current CEO Alan Mulally would step down before the end of the year despite Ford claiming late last year that he would stay on as CEO "through 2014."

This move comes just a few months after General Motors itself appointed Mary...

AT&T considers creating real competition to Google Fiber

AT&T could get a lot more serious about rivaling Google Fiber. The service provider is beginning to investigate the potential for expanding its GigaPower internet service into up to 21 new major metropolitan areas, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. The announcement does not mean that all of these cities will definitely be seeing AT&T's one-gigabit-per-second fiber service in the near future though — instead, AT&T is...

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