Monetary information round Apple, one thing is damaged at Twitter, and Apple TV+ speak.
Barclays Lowers AAPL Goal to $133
One other value goal minimize for Apple shares. CNBC ran a chunk earlier this week saying that Barclays Capital had minimize its 12-month goal on Apple shares from $144 to $133. Not tremendous stunning, given the agency’s “Maintain” or impartial ranking on Apple shares.
The change got here in lockstep with Barclays decreasing its “income estimate by 7% for the quarter…” Would have been neat if CNBC stated which quarter — the present one or the one Apple will report on on Feb. 2. The piece quotes a be aware from Barclays, saying:
What began out as manufacturing pushed cuts has moved to demand weak spot throughout product classes… We’re additionally involved by decelerating Companies progress.
Date Set for Apple Shareholders Assembly
Although they have a tendency to not be as informative as a quarterly earnings name, we’ve bought a date for Apple’s annual shareholders assembly. That’s to say, we all know when it’s gonna be. It’s not the sort of factor you are taking a date to, and moreover — no person’s going. Because it has been because the begin of the pandemic 157 years in the past, this yr’s assembly will likely be a digital affair. In accordance with a chunk from MacRumors:
Objects of enterprise will embrace voting to re-elect the Board of Administrators, ratifying Ernst & Younger LLP as Apple’s public accounting agency, approving government compensation, voting on shareholder proposals, and extra.
The assembly is ready for Friday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m. PST.
Prepare dinner Compensation Decreased
Properly upfront of the shareholders assembly, 9to5Mac says Apple revealed its annual proxy assertion on Thursday. From it, the most important information appears to be Tim Prepare dinner’s large pay minimize. In accordance with the assertion, “Mr. Prepare dinner’s 2023 goal complete compensation is $49 million, a discount of over 40% from his 2022 goal complete compensation.”
Don’t freak out. It was his thought. Type of.
The occasions within the 9to5Mac piece are sort of laborious to observe. The report says Prepare dinner’s complete compensation in 2021 was $98 million. That yr, the positioning says, “94.9% of shareholders surveyed supported the chief compensation proposal,” which it appears would have coated compensation in 2020. In 2022, the piece says, “Sixty-four p.c of votes solid (…) had been in favor of the 2021 compensation paid to executives.” That’s a fairly sharp decline — one which Prepare dinner advised be addressed by paying him much less.
If you wish to know the way his pay will break down — NERD! Additionally, it’s anticipated to go:
- Base wage: $3 million (Unchanged)
- Annual Money Incentive: $6 million (Unchanged)
- Fairness Award Worth: $40 million
- Down from $75 million in 2022
- In 2022: 50% performance-based vesting and 50% time-based vesting
- In 2023: 75% performance-based vesting and 25% time-based vesting
Apple Falls Out of Glassdoor High 100 Locations to Work in US
One thing Prepare dinner & Firm might need to tackle through the shareholders assembly is worker satisfaction — or lack thereof. A bit from iMore says the Cupertino-company has fallen out of Glassdoor’s listing of the 100 finest locations to work within the U.S. It’s the primary time Apple’s been off the listing since 2009, which is when the listing started.
Your first thought is perhaps that that is a part of an even bigger backlash towards “large tech.” A take a look at the listing reveals in any other case. Notable tech names within the top-20 embrace field, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft, Adobe, CrowdStrike, and LinkedIn.
Thursday Evening: Third-Social gathering Twitter Shoppers Unable to Entry Twitter
One thing is damaged at Twitter. The query is — Is that this the corporate coming aside as many have anticipated, or was no matter was damaged damaged on goal?
TechCrunch ran a chunk final night time saying that third-party Twitter shoppers had been unable to entry the service. My Tweetbot app instructed me repeatedly that it was unable to entry my account, saying, “There was an issue authenticating with Twitter,” and that I wanted to sign up once more to entry my account. In fact, it wasn’t me and there was nothing I may do.
Apparently caught unawares had been the third-party Twitter shoppers. Tweetbot tweeted:
Tweetbot and different shoppers are experiencing issues logging in to Twitter. We’ve reached out to Twitter for extra particulars, however haven’t heard again.
We’re hoping that is only a short-term glitch and can let you understand extra as quickly as we all know extra.
Equally, Twitterrific tweeted:
We’re conscious that Twitterrific is having issues speaking with Twitter. We don’t but know what the basis trigger is, however we’re looking for out. Please keep tuned and apologies.
There are all types of causes to suspect that this was an intentional transfer on Twitter’s half. Since taking up the service 157 years in the past, Elon Musk has made platform altering strikes with out warning and — seemingly, typically — and not using a plan. Third-party shoppers don’t give Twitter the identical stage of consumer perception. Additionally they don’t give Twitter advert impressions. Each of these might gaul the sinker.
As a result of he carried in a sink, you see.
On the identical time, between firings and resignations, some folks have simply been ready for the chickenwire and chewing gum holding Twitter collectively to provide approach.The way in which TechCrunch sees it:
It’s probably that Twitter made some adjustments to its API for third-party shoppers that resulted in these apps breaking down. It’s not clear if this can be a step to thwart entry to the platform.
So — yeah — both it was an accident or it was on goal. Thanks for that.
Apple TV+ Units Premier Date for ‘Jane’
A brand new Apple TV+ collection appears to be focusing on Earth Day. In a great way. The Cupertino-streamer issued a press launch Thursday selling “Jane,” described as “a brand new 10-episode mission-driven collection for youths and households impressed by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall.”
The collection facilities on “Jane Garcia, a 9-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to avoid wasting endangered animals.” Along with her finest good friend, a pleasant chimpanzee, and her creativeness, Jane embarks “on epic adventures to assist defend wild animals all world wide,” pushed by the phrases of Dr. Jane Goodall: “Provided that we perceive, will we care. Provided that we care, will we assist. Provided that we assist, can they be saved.”
In fact, these aren’t her solely phrases. Dr. Jane Goodall is quoted within the press launch, saying:
I’m enthusiastic about this chance and relationship with Apple and [production company] Sinking Ship. This system “Jane” spreads a message of hope and reminds youngsters that the setting is one thing that all of us should be involved about whereas additionally inspiring them and their mother and father to make a distinction.
Earth Day is the twenty second of April. “Jane” hits Apple TV+ just a little over per week earlier. The present will premier globally on Friday, April 14.
‘Sharper’ Will get a Trailer and Launch Dates
Hitting ahead of “Jane” and aimed toward adults, Apple TV+ has launched a trailer for the function movie Sharper. In accordance with a chunk from Cult of Mac, “sharper” is an outdated slang time period for a swindler or con artist, and there appear to be loads of these on this film.
I may inform you every thing that occurs within the trailer and it nonetheless wouldn’t spoil something. It appears to be like like a girl is attempting to swindle a billionaire. Her son tries to rob the billionaire, although she backs the son off for an even bigger rating. He targets the billionaire’s son with a rip-off of his personal. I appears that the ladies scamming the boys truly begin falling for his or her marks… or is that a part of the rip-off?
Suppose Mamet with out the pretentiousness.
Julianne Moore leads the movie, with John Lithgow, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, and Briana Middleton taking part in alongside. The film hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 10. It’ll hit Apple TV+ one week afterward Friday, Feb. 17. Between every now and then, you’ll be able to catch the trailer on YouTube.
Apple TV+ Garners 21 NAACP Picture Award Nominations
And at last right this moment, nominations for the 2023 NAACP Picture Awards are out, and loads have Apple’s title on them. A bit from AppleInsider says 10 Apple Authentic movies and collection have garnered 21 nominations — over half for 2 of the Cupertino firm’s titles. They embrace six for “The Final Days of Ptolemy Gray,” 5 for Emancipation, two for the documentary Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, two for the documentary Sidney, and one every for “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” Causeway, “Central Park,” “Little America,” “Loot,” and “Floor.”
The 54th NAACP Picture Awards will happen on Saturday, Feb. 25, in response to a chunk from Billboard. The ceremony will likely be broadcast on BET.
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