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Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

04/20/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple's own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs.

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Apple's efforts to boost in-house chip development amplifies risks to suppliers

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

As Apple continues its market expansion, it appears to be on the cusp of developing its own microprocessors as solutions to cost management and supplier constraints -- and the subsequent fabricator abandonment that occurs as a result has profound repercussions those left behind.

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Analyst floats idea of Apple buying Disney to make 'tech/media juggernaut'

04/13/2017, 08:04 am

A new analyst report suggests that Apple should acquire long-time media partner Disney to smooth out seasonal concerns about earnings and make a massive end-to-end media development and delivery platform -- but this is not the first time this unlikely scenario has been bandied about.

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Japanese Apple manufacturing partner pledges 100% renewable energy use

03/08/2017, 08:03 am

Apple manufacturing partner Ibiden is Apple's first supplier in Japan to pledge the use of 100 percent renewable energy, spread across 20 new energy facilities.

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Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017 scholarships on March 27

03/06/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.

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Patent owner infographic shows contrast between Apple, Google inventor's cultures

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

A pair of visualizations comparing Apple's and Google's "innovation signatures" shows the difference in corporate cultures between the two giants, but doesn't tell the entire tale.

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Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro [u]

02/23/2017, 08:02 pm

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment. [Updated]

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Documents unearthed from early Apple history show shift in company focus from hobbyists to businesses

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

A series of documents discovered at a thrift store in Seattle examines Apple's mindset in the late '70s and early '80s as it shifted from a hobbyist company to one interested in gathering, and retaining business clients for its Apple II series of computers.

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Foxconn workers depart company, rather than shift to non-iPhone assembly -- report

02/22/2017, 09:02 am

Apple partner and device assembler Foxconn is going on a hiring spree at China colleges, but reports from within the company claim that as iPhone 7 manufacturing winds down, assemblers would rather leave than deal with lower pay and fewer safety precautions when building goods from other companies.

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Apple files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict

02/20/2017, 05:02 pm

Apple has filed its appeal with the European court of appeals, all declaring that the European Commission's decision to levy $14 billion in taxes on Apple on behalf of the EU is erroneous, against the rule of law, and should be stricken.

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Irish government spent $467,000 on report defending Apple's tax arrangements

02/20/2017, 12:02 pm

The Irish government spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and Apple, amid ongoing scrutiny from the European Union.

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Apple places 5th on corporate reputation poll, Samsung drops 42 spots

02/20/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is the fifth most reputable company in the United States, with the results of an annual poll into the public perception of a company putting the iPhone producer ahead of Disney, Google, Tesla, and Netflix in the rankings.

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Apple stock hits all-time high of $133.29, market capitalization approaching $700 billion

02/13/2017, 04:02 pm

At the close of the market on Monday, Apple hit an all-time high of $133.29, breaking the previous record set on May 22, 2015, with market capitalization again flirting with $700 billion.

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New Apple Campus 2 'spaceship' construction project 4K drone flyover shows progress on landscaping, canopies

01/30/2017, 09:01 am

The latest footage of Apple's new 'Campus 2' headquarters shot by a drone reveals developers are continuing to make progress, with signs of work on the canopies, walkways, and plants around the campus buildings despite recent poor weather.

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Microsoft claims Windows licensing gains are chipping into Apple's 'premium' computer market

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

Licensing of Windows to PC makers was up 5 percent in the December quarter, according to Microsoft CFO Amy Hood, driven in part by sales of "premium" devices over $900 -- a category Apple's Macs have traditionally enjoyed a comfortable position in.

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Apple Support iPhone app reaches 22 markets with additions like France & UK

01/26/2017, 11:01 am

Apple's official Support app for iPhone and iPad is now available to download in 22 regions, some additions this week being France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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Apple ships 2.5M iPhones in India during 2016, boosted by iPhone 7 release

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones in India during the whole of 2016 -- a third of those in the fourth quarter, when the iPhone 7 launched in the country, according to Counterpoint research data released this week.

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Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role

01/25/2017, 05:01 pm

The co-founder and former CEO of the network-connected security camera producer Dropcam, Greg Duffy, has reportedly been hired by Apple for an undisclosed position, with added speculation he could be heading up an unannounced project within the company

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Ford hires Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq for VP, chief brand officer role

01/24/2017, 01:01 pm

Ford has become the latest car manufacturer to draw high-level employees away from Apple, with marketing executive Musa Tariq appointed as a vice president and chief brand officer of the major automobile producer.

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India government said likely to reject tax, trade concessions for Apple manufacturing deal

01/24/2017, 11:01 am

The Indian government will probably reject Apple's requests for waiving taxes and duties on imports in exchange for setting up local manufacturing, reports claimed on Tuesday ahead of a Wednesday meeting between the company and government officials.

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