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Apple seeks input from top podcasters as it weighs future of medium

05/07/2016, 08:05 pm

In an attempt to address, and potentially assuage, long-standing concerns over podcast monetization, data and other perceived platform issues, Apple employees and top brass late last month met with leading podcast publishers at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

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This week on AI: Self-driving car facilities, AAPL takes a tumble, 'iPhone 7' rumors & more

05/07/2016, 03:05 am

Although the company's stock took a beating, Apple news generally resumed course this week with word on its electric car, plans for an Apple Music redesign, and rumors about the upcoming "iPhone 7" -- perhaps even the "7s."

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Microsoft begins warning users it will cut free OneDrive storage to 5GB, matching Apple's iCloud

05/06/2016, 05:05 pm

Microsoft is sending out email alerts to OneDrive customers, warning people with free 15-gigabyte accounts that their storage will shrink to 5 gigabytes on August 10, assuming they didn't previously opt into keeping the higher amount.

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Apple chief Tim Cook to speak at Startup Fest Europe on May 24

05/06/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be one of several speakers appearing later this month at Startup Fest Europe, an event in Amsterdam intended to spur the growh of startup businesses.

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Apple's Tim Cook flying to meet Chinese officials later in May - report

05/06/2016, 10:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly flying to Beijing later this month to meet with senior Chinese government officials -- including, unusually, officials in charge of propaganda.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Pencil 2,' smart voice assistants, 'iPhone 7' and more

05/06/2016, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's stock, the 'iPhone 7' and rumors of the headphone jack reappearing, a patent for a possible 'Apple Pencil 2', smart voice assistants, Fitbit's performance, and more.

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Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

05/05/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.

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Apple hires former Google inventor with background in electric vehicle charging

05/05/2016, 08:05 pm

Another recent Apple hire has been linked to the company's rumored "Project Titan" automotive initiative, as a report on Thursday uncovered a Google patent application for electric vehicle charging systems co-invented by current Apple employee Kurt Adelberger.

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New Immersion lawsuit adds Apple's iPhone 6s, MacBook to patent infringement row

05/05/2016, 06:05 pm

Immersion Corporation, a leader in haptic feedback technology, expanded its legal battle against Apple on Thursday with a new patent infringement suit targeting technology built into iPhone 6s and various MacBook models.

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Tim Cook charity auction raises $515K for human rights

05/05/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook's latest charity auction closed on Thursday, with the winning bid raising$515,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

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Cupertino mayor accuses Apple, responsible for nearly 20% of the city's tax revenue, of not paying enough [u]

05/05/2016, 01:05 pm

The city of Cupertino, Calif. -- which is economically dependent on Apple -- is reportedly embroiled in a conflict over how it should fund the transport infrastructure needed to deal with congestion created by the company, as well as other businesses in the area.

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Microsoft stays true to its word, will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29

05/05/2016, 12:05 pm

In what could be described as a somewhat surprising move given the company's proclivity for indecision, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it would stick to the plan it announced last year and begin charging for Windows upgrades this summer.

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Apple's online store gains new category for accessibility-focused accessories

05/05/2016, 10:05 am

Apple on Thursday launched an "Accessibility" section on its online store, making it somewhat easier for the disabled or their caretakers to find equipment for use with Mac and iOS devices.

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Ex-Siri team to unveil 'Viv' virtual assistant next week in quest for ubiquitous AI

05/04/2016, 08:05 pm

After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers interact with their devices.

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Apple, others urge presidential candidates to support Trans-Pacific Partnership, address government snooping

05/04/2016, 07:05 pm

Apple and a cadre of Silicon Valley heavyweights have plans to issue a nonpartisan letter urging the next U.S. president to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a policy that would make hiring foreign workers a low friction process.

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YouTube said to be planning 'Unplugged' live TV as soon as 2017

05/04/2016, 04:05 pm

Though best known for user-uploaded videos, Google's YouTube is nevertheless planning to launch a live TV subscription service dubbed "Unplugged," a report said on Wednesday.

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Hulu confirms plans to launch live TV streaming in 2017

05/04/2016, 01:05 pm

Just two days after the first rumors surfaced, Hulu on Wednesday confirmed that it will be launching a live TV streaming service sometime in 2017, creating a tougher competitive landscape for anything Apple might have planned.

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Apple's iPhone is most influential gadget ever, says TIME

05/03/2016, 10:05 pm

TIME Magazine named Apple's iPhone the most influential gadget of all time in a list published Tuesday, which included a variety of tech products from the likes of Sony, IBM, HP and other big-name players.

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Tim Cook talks Apple ethos, government issues, role models and more

05/03/2016, 08:05 pm

In the second and final segment of a rare one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company's core tenets, the recent debate over encryption, his personal legacy and more.

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Jony Ive explains Apple's interest in wearables, design philosophy at Met Gala 2016

05/03/2016, 07:05 pm

In an interview published on Tuesday, Apple CDO Jony Ive offered his take on the recent Apple-sponsored Met Gala, the intersection of fashion and design, Apple Watch, wearables and more.

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