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On Google, advertising, and invading your home appliances

In answering the federal regulators' questions last year, Google merely stated the obvious — 'mobile' doesn't fit the new categories of device of the future

Can't say I didn't see this coming.

Late last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission — one of the bodies that helps make sure businesses play fair — had some questions for Google regarding its year-end 2012 fiscal report, which was filed in January 2013. Some of those questions regarded Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility. Some had to do with taxes. Some with Motorola's Home business. Other questions had to do with the difference between the "cost per click" for advertising on desktop versus mobile.

It's Google's answers to that last section that got the headlines, of course. It's blogger gold. "ZOMG Google to put ads on thermostats and refrigerators and your newborn baby's forehead."

Only, that's not really what Google said.

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SEC clears Apple of tax wrongdoing

Apple's been at the center of controversy on Capitol Hill for not bringing more money into the United States, which some politicians have claimed is "tax avoidance." Not so, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which sent a letter to Apple clearing it of any wrongdoing, according to AllThingsD.

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SEC filing discloses date, proposals, for Apple shareholders meeting

In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Apple has revealed that its next annual shareholder’s meeting will take place at their Cupertino headquarters on February 27, 2013, some minor shareholder proposals which, as always, will almost certainly get voted down, and the huge surprise that Apple blew past the financial targets needed for execs to trigger bonuses.

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Tim Cook cashes in $11.1 million-worth (37,500 iPads worth!) of Apple stock

Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sold 37,500 shares for a grand total of $11.1 million. 17,322 of those shares were surrendered for taxes, but the other 20,178 were all sold yesterday over the span of five separate sales throughout the day.

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