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Obama calls Steve Jobs' success prime example of American wealth

12/23/2010, 12:12 am

During a speech Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama referred to Apple CEO Steve Jobs as an example of the "American dream" and one whose wealth should be celebrated.

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HP's Jon Rubinstein slams Android, takes on Apple's iPad

12/22/2010, 06:12 pm

The Wall Street Journal has posed its interview with HP's Jon Rubinstein, shedding additional light on the firm's future plans for webOS in light of his past as a top engineer working with Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT.

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Verizon reportedly sees iPhone as "essential to future success"

12/21/2010, 02:12 pm

Verizon is "still excited" about launching Apple's iPhone early next year "to combat slowing Android momentum in the US," according to analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros.

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Apple TV, iTunes downloads slowed by Google DNS [u]

12/20/2010, 05:12 pm

Users experiencing slow movie rental downloads via Apple TV or iTunes should make sure they're not using a centralized domain name service such as Google DNS, which can dramatically slow down media access to Content Delivery Networks.

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Google activating 300,000 Android devices per day, for free

12/09/2010, 04:12 am

Google's vice president of engineering Andy Rubin sent out his second tweet, this time announcing the company is now activating 300,000 Android phones each day. That's unlikely to have passed Apple's current activation rate for iOS devices, and Google is making no direct revenues from the widespread distribution of its software.

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Apple owes Steve Jobs some money: $37.91

12/09/2010, 03:12 am

Steve Jobs has some unclaimed property, ranging from unclaimed wages at Apple to shares of IBM and Time Warner as well as unclaimed annuity and insurance checks.

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iOS game designer Graeme Devine leaves Apple to make Mac, iOS games

12/08/2010, 07:12 pm

Graeme Devine, a member of Apple's iPhone Game Technologies group, is moving on to pursue an independent role in iOS game development.

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Apple drops appeal of $21.7 million OPTi patent suit

12/07/2010, 06:12 pm

One day prior to its scheduled hearing, Apple has dropped its appeal of a $21.7 million patent infringement case won against it by OPTi Inc last year.

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Mobiles, iPod touch killing off Nintendo DS, Sony PSP

12/07/2010, 04:12 pm

In contrast to all the "iPod-killers" imagined by Apple's competitors, new research quantifies just how much Apple's iOS platform has done to actually displace standalone gaming devices like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.

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Apple co-founder offered first computer design to HP 5 times

12/06/2010, 10:12 pm

During a guided tour of a newly renovated computer museum, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak highlighted the fact that he had offered his original design for the Apple I personal computer to his former employer, HP, 5 times, but was turned down each time.

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Old Navy piloting Apple's iOS EasyPay retail software

12/01/2010, 11:12 pm

Apple has launched a pilot of its EasyPay custom mobile retail software in a trial with Gap subsidiary Old Navy, opening a new market for the iPod touch in handheld payment transactions. [Update: This third-party report is erroneous, see here.]

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Apple Global Data Center Director Olivier Sanche dies at 41

11/30/2010, 04:11 pm

Olivier Sanche, the head of Apple's global data center operations, died of a heart attack on Thanksgiving; he was 41.

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Apple posts Black Friday deals [u]

11/25/2010, 06:11 am

Apple's retail store deals for Black Friday have posted in Australia, indicating its discounts in the US will translate to around $100 savings on desktops and notebooks, and $25 to $50 on iPads and iPods.

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Apple nabs HP's former 98 acre campus in Cupertino

11/25/2010, 01:11 pm

Apple has greatly expanded its Cupertino, California land holdings with the purchase of a 98 acre campus vacated by HP earlier this summer. The spot is adjacent to land Apple bought in 2006.

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Apple I computer sells for $174K at London auction

11/23/2010, 07:11 pm

A rare example of Apple's first computer, the Apple I, in "superb" condition sold for $174,000 at an auction in London on Tuesday.

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iTunes sales of Beatles albums top 450,000 in first week

11/23/2010, 05:11 pm

A week after adding the Beatles to iTunes, Apple has sold 450,000 albums and 2 million songs.

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Google's Android racing against Apple's iOS to deliver tap-to-buy features

11/15/2010, 07:11 pm

The latest battle to emerge in the war between Google's Android and Apple's iOS is the race to add support for Near Field Communications, a chip that enables users to tap their phone to initiate secure transactions.

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Apple iPad rival HP Slate sees demand fizzle at 9,000 units

11/14/2010, 05:11 pm

After announcing that demand for its HP Slate had "exceeded expectations," it has now leaked out that HP only planned to build 5,000 and ended up having to retool to build a total of 9,000 of them.

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Auction of Apple's first computer expected to top $160k

11/11/2010, 10:11 pm

A rare piece of Apple history will go on sale later this month when Christie's auctions Apple's first product, the Apple I personal computer, for an estimated $160,000-$240,000 on Nov. 23.

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Bank of America, Citigroup testing iPhone to replace BlackBerry [u]

11/05/2010, 05:11 pm

Two of America's largest banks are actively testing Apple's iPhone as a replacement of their existing RIM BlackBerry devices for corporate email.

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