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Chinese media, government confirms Apple research center in Beijing tech corridor

09/29/2016, 09:09 am

According to Chinese media, Apple is launching its first research and development center in the country, located in long-time technology incubation area Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing.

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Apple partners with leading business service provider Deloitte for enterprise IT

09/28/2016, 03:09 pm

Apple continues to move into enterprise information technology, with a new partnership with Deloitte formed to help businesses utilize the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace.

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Genius Bar doesn't hire retired Apple engineer, fires up age discrimination debate

09/05/2016, 02:09 pm

The Apple engineer responsible for the OS X migration to Intel was never called back after an Apple retail Genius interview, and an op-ed is again sparking discussion about alleged age bias in Silicon Valley.

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This week on AI: 'See you on Sept. 7,' Apple's $14.5B bill, detonating Note 7 & more

09/03/2016, 04:09 am

The "iPhone 7" unveiling date was finally made official by Apple this week, but talk persisted about 'exploding' Samsung phones, and an epic EU $14.5 billion tax edict that may have to be paid to a mostly unwilling Ireland.

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Feds, lobbyists draw battle lines over Apple's EU $14.5B tax bill

09/01/2016, 09:09 am

Most U.S. officials are lining up to fight the $14.5 billion E.U. tax edict with support from assorted talking heads, but the battle appears to be more about which taxation agency the money belongs to, rather than actual support for Apple.

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EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B if appeal process fails

08/31/2016, 01:08 pm

A long appeal process over Apple's Ireland tax bill might have unintended consequences, with a governmental official who has opposed the ruling making claims that the tally will be closer to 19 billion euro ($21.2 billion) when the process concludes.

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Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill appeal amidst industry concern

08/31/2016, 10:08 am

While a prominent Irish businessman is decrying the $14.5 billion tax edict applied by the European Commission with strong language, members from Ireland's government have started the appeal discussion -- but the process may take more time than expected to garner sufficient support from a wide body of lawmakers.

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Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

08/12/2016, 12:08 pm

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.

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Apple issues $7B U.S. bond to fund stock buybacks, corporate initiatives

08/04/2016, 08:08 pm

In a filing made to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28 made public on Thursday, Apple detailed its latest $7 billion bond sale in the U.S. marketplace.

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Apple shuttlebus drivers vote in favor of first contract after unionization

08/01/2016, 02:08 pm

More than 30 drivers who ferry Apple employees to work from off-site parking will not only get previously negotiated wage increases, but will be granted health benefits, pension contributions, vacation time, and overtime.

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Apple preparing $7 billion U.S. bond sale to support stock buyback program

07/28/2016, 04:07 pm

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming third sale this year to hit US debt capital markets.

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How Japanese tea culture influenced Steve Jobs and Apple

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

A recent post on asia-centric blog Matcha Tea investigates the sway Japanese culture had over Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, and how that country's meditations on aesthetic beauty, mindfulness and life influenced what has become one of the world's largest companies.

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Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date

03/25/2015, 09:03 am

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.

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Editorial: A friendlier Apple Inc now invites media through its Infinite Loop front door

10/18/2014, 07:10 pm

At this week's Apple Event showing off the company's newest iPads and Macs, invited members of the media weren't directed around the back of Apple's Infinite Loop campus to the Town Hall door, as usual. They were greeted at the front door and led through the private campus courtyard.

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Editorial: Google, Microsoft claiming Apple's crown, albeit from 1994

07/20/2014, 10:07 pm

Google and Microsoft have virtually achieved their goal of becoming Apple, albeit twenty years behind today's Apple. Which is sort of a beleaguered achievement.

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Apple to appeal e-book decision, maintains company did 'nothing wrong'

07/10/2013, 11:07 am

Apple will appeal a federal judge's decision that the iPad maker conspired with publishers to raise the prices of electronic books, with a spokesperson for the Cupertino company saying it has done nothing wrong in its dealings with publishers.

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Labor advocate challenges accuracy of NYT report on Apple, Foxconn

01/29/2012, 02:01 am

The non-profit organization Business for Social Responsibilty has published an open letter to The New York Times pointing out several inaccuracies and misleading statements in the publication's recent report that suggested Apple has ignored worker problems at manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Apple's overseas manufacturing operations offer flexibility, not just savings - report

01/22/2012, 03:01 am

An in-depth report on Apple's manufacturing operations details the gains in flexibility, diligence and skilled labor availability that the company gains from producing its devices overseas, while offering rare commentary from its current and former executives.

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Photography pioneer Kodak files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

01/19/2012, 01:01 am

Unable to maintain a steady supply of money from its digital imaging patents, storied photography pioneer Eastman Kodak announced late Wednesday that it is filing for chapter 11 business reorganization and bankruptcy protection.

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Wolfram unveils interactive education portal on eve of Apple NYC event

01/18/2012, 08:01 pm

On the eve of Apple's education-related event in New York City, Wolfram has launched an education portal that features an interactive textbook, dynamic teaching tools and lesson plans.

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