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Tweet heard 'round the stock market makes Carl Icahn Apple's unlikely white knight

Marco Tabini | Aug. 15, 2013
In the past months, Apple chief Tim Cook has had to deal with an increasingly indifferent press and an outright hostile stock market that pummels the company's every move, despite its stellar success.

Still, I can only imagine that the activist billionaire's interest in any corporation would send shivers down its CEO's spine. For its part, though, Apple doesn't seem to be worried: In a statement to various news oulets, Apple's PR department said that it "appreciates the interest and investment of [its] shareholders," and that Cook and Icahn had a "very positive" phone conversation.

It may seem like a remake of The Odd Couple, but maybe, just maybe Icahn's playing against type here, bolstering the world's most prominent tech company instead of just tearing it down.


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