Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Apple Share Price Reaches $600
Apple stock reached a price of $600 a share for the first time on Thursday before edging back. The intraday record came one day ahead of new iPad launch. The stock is already up by $200 since the first trading day of the year. Apple's share price has been steadily rising since last week’s unveiling of the new iPad by CEO Tim Cook, and with early projections showing Apple set to sell 66 million iPads in 2012. The company’s market cap rose to $550 billion by Thursday. Thursday’s high opening—a record for Apple—could not be maintained, and share prices dropped in early trading.