The company wants investors to simply discard any proxy card sent to them from Carl Icahn in advance of the annual meeting in May.
The approval paves the way for Vodafone to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications.
Shareholders will vote in February on investor Carl Icahn's "non-binding" proposal to increase Apple's stock buyback program to $50 billion.
Apple's usually calm and collected CEO Tim Cook is reported to have reacted angrily to suggestions that Apple only act for profit in future.
An overwhelming number of shareholders vote in favor of selling Nokia's Devices business.
Now that Dish Network is out of the picture, Clearwire shareholders have officially accepted Sprint's $5 a share offer to buy its remaining shares.
Japan's SoftBank is a step closer to acquiring the third largest wireless operator in the U.S., as 98 percent of Sprint shareholders OK the merger.
After weeks of advance hype about Samsung's Galaxy S4, Apple investors finally exhale and hit the "buy" button.
The social network faces stockholders for the first time and finds that what they really want is customer service from Zuck.
The board says the founder's buyout offer will provide the "best possible outcome for shareholders," trumping the rival bid from Carl Icahn.