Apple Posts Positive Quarter Results Backed by iPhone Success
After more than a year of supply chain woes, Apple is back in black. The tech giant released its quarterly earnings on Thursday, which highlighted a stronger-than-expected second fiscal quarter driven, in large part, by strong iPhone sales. However, sales were down 2% overall, but revenue outpaced expectations by nearly $2 billion ($94.84 billion actual vs. $92.96 billion). Apple’s CFO Luca Maestri noted that the company expects to maintain its performance through the conclusion of the third quarter. Tim Cook also indicated that the company considered layoffs a “last resort” solidifying the company’s positive outlook.
KD15 Spring Colorways Revealed
Kevin Durant fans will have the opportunity to collect three new colorways of the popular Nike KD15s. Boardroom exclusively unveiled the dates for the three new colorways set to hit the market in the coming weeks. First up, the “What The…” drops today (5/5), followed by the “B.A.D.” (5/14), and the “50th Anniversary of Hip Hop” (6/1).
Post Malone to Receive Honor from Songwriting Peers
Post Malone is preparing to add another piece of hardware to his collection. The artist will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner. In the announcement, the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, legendary Nile Rodgers, said, “Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Posty become one of the biggest artists in the world, and he’s done it by writing phenomenal songs.” The event will take place on June 15 in New York City.
NFL Subject to Legal Review Examining its Treatment of Women in the Workplace
The Attorneys General from both coasts have their sights on the NFL. Letitia James (NY) and Rob Bonta (CA) revealed that they are investigating the shield in the wake of ample evidence that women experienced rampant workplace discrimination across the league. The investigation will look into instances in which teams overlooked women for promotions and claims of pay disparities. It is only the most recent in legal battles for the NFL, which was a named subject of a discrimination lawsuit brought by former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores last year.
Deja Kelly, Ashlyn Harris Join Team Ally to Boost Women’s Sports
Some of the most influential women in sports gathered in Brooklyn on Thursday for the espnW Summit NYC. As part of the day’s lineup, Julie Foudy hosted a live recording of her Laughter Permitted podcast. There, she unveiled Team Ally, the financial institution’s group of 11 athletes who will help promote its mission of “making women’s sports hard to miss.” In addition to Foudy, the group includes two-time World Cup champions Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, UNC hoops standout Deja Kelly, and WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike.
Draymond Green Kicks off New Partnership with LaLiga
Draymond Green may be in the middle of the playoffs, but he’s got World Cup fever already. The Golden State Warrior star announced on Thursday that he will be the honorary host of LaLiga ‘Summer Tour’ games. In a statement, Green said, “With the Bay Area hosting World Cup games in 2026, the more games we can have here the better. I’m excited to welcome LaLiga to San Francisco and Oracle Park and watch some great matches.” Green will take his place on the closing matches of the West Coast tour, as Atlético de Madrid takes on Sevilla and Real Betis faces Real Sociedad on Aug. 5 at San Francisco’s Oracle Park.
Ed Sheeran Beats Copyright Infringement Claims in Court
Ed Sheeran is not guilty of copyright infringement, a New York jury ruled on Thursday. The pop star was facing a plagiarism suit from Ed Townsend, who co-wrote “Let’s Get It On” with Marvin Gaye. Townsend alleged Sheeran ripped the song off while writing his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud.” The jury, however, determined that Sheeran created his Billboard success independently, making him not liable for copyright infringement. The news came as a delight to Sheeran fans, as the musician had threatened to quit music if he were to be found guilty.