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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick [u: now available]

07/23/2017, 04:07 pm

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" -- a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24.

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Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction

07/23/2017, 04:07 pm

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that major landscaping work is underway within the main courtyard, and that while diminished in places, campus building construction is still very much active.

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This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & 'iPhone 9' batteries, 'iPhone 8' leaks, Apple software updates & more

07/22/2017, 12:07 am

Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week -- including ones for the company's possible electric car. The "iPhone 8" otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement.

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Apple set open applications for new 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' retail positions, report says

07/21/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple is reportedly adding two new jobs to its retail roster in the "Lead," an assistant manager type role, and "Schedule Planner" positions.

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Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

07/21/2017, 04:07 pm

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

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Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

07/21/2017, 02:07 pm

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

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Deirdre O'Brien named as Apple's new 'Vice President of People' overseeing HR

07/21/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named the head of human resources -- a title the company is calling the "Vice President of People."

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Apple lobbyist budget hits $2.2 million, beats record for second quarter in a row

07/21/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple's lobbyist budget in Washington D.C. has exploded during the Trump admininstration, with the company paying a record $2.2 million in the last quarter.

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FTC examines claims of Amazon using inflated list prices before signing off on Whole Foods takeover

07/21/2017, 10:07 am

In reviewing Amazon's proposed $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly exploring a complaint that the company posts false list prices on its website, making its discounts seem better than they really are.

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Microsoft revenues up on cloud & Office 365, slowed by phones & Surface

07/21/2017, 09:07 am

Apple rival Microsoft's revenues were up 13 percent year-over-year to $23.3 billion in the June quarter, with profits of $6.5 billion -- driven largely by its cloud and Office businesses however, as some hardware efforts struggled.

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Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

07/20/2017, 07:07 pm

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

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State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

07/20/2017, 05:07 pm

U.S. insurance giant State Farm on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging a "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S caused a house fire in Wisconsin in 2016.

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Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

07/20/2017, 03:07 pm

A former AuthenTec worker has reached a $278,773 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving insider trading charges following Apple's buyout of his employer.

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Blackberry joins Apple in gaining NSA approval for secure communications

07/20/2017, 11:07 am

BlackBerry has received approval from the National Security Agency (NSA) to sell tools for securing phone calls and text messages to the United States government, with the former smartphone producer joining Apple on the list of companies endorsed for federal government use.

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Future AirPods might feature automated audio passthrough feature

07/20/2017, 06:07 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes an advanced in-ear headphone device that uses sensors and valves to seal out ambient noise in certain situations, while letting in and augmenting external sound in others.

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Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

07/20/2017, 01:07 am

Apple has sent top privacy executives to Australia twice over the past month to discuss proposed cybersecurity laws that could compel technology companies to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Steve Jobs opera set to premier this week after two years of preparation

07/19/2017, 10:07 pm

Almost two years after the Santa Fe Opera commissioned "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," the narrative, music and rehearsals are complete and the production is set to open this Saturday as part of a limited six-show run.

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Hulu lands nearly 3,000 new TV episodes in deal with 20th Century Fox

07/19/2017, 09:07 pm

Hulu has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox that will add nearly 3,000 episodes of the studio's popular shows to the streaming service, the company said on Wednesday.

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Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

07/19/2017, 07:07 pm

Qualcomm on Wednesday escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones.

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Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service

07/19/2017, 06:07 pm

DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is shopping around an innovative mobile-first TV service, dubbed "New TV," to a number of technology and telecommunications firms including Apple, Google, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Snapchat and Spotify.

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