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Apple investigating mood-based ad delivery system

01/23/2014, 04:01 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a peculiar Apple filing describing an ad service that targets users based on hard-to-quantify metrics like behavior and mood.

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Foxconn executives jailed on suspicion of taking kickbacks from iPhone parts suppliers

01/22/2014, 01:01 pm

Taiwanese police have reportedly arrested at least a dozen current and former senior managers at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn on charges that the group accepted bribes from upstream iPhone component suppliers.

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Apple rumored to be planning new European data center in the Netherlands

01/22/2014, 11:01 am

European Apple customers may soon be slurping down data from a new state-of-the-art datacenter as the company is rumored to be eyeing a site near other tech titans in the Dutch seaport of Eemshaven.

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Glass panel at Fifth Ave Apple Store shattered by snowblower

01/22/2014, 05:01 am

After a heavy snowstorm hit New York on Tuesday, clean up crews using snowblowers reportedly shattered one of the fifteen monolithic glass panels that make up the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's iconic 32-foot glass cube.

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Judge finds Samsung to infringe Apple patent, invalidates Samsung patent in second California trial

01/22/2014, 01:01 am

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered an order granting in part Apple's summary judgment for the upcoming Apple v. Samsung trial, finding Samsung to infringe on one patent, while invalidating another belonging to the Korean company.

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Apple, Google commuter shuttles to be charged fee for using San Francisco bus stops

01/21/2014, 08:01 pm

San Francisco transit officials on Tuesday voted to implement a pilot shuttle bus program that will charge Silicon Valley tech companies like Apple and Google a fee to make pickups at public bus stops.

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Apple wins temporary reprieve from monitor in e-books antitrust case

01/21/2014, 12:01 pm

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday issued an order that temporarily halts compliance monitor Michael Bromwich's oversight while the appeal awaits a ruling.

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AppleInsider's ads-free iPad app now available on the App Store

01/21/2014, 10:01 am

AppleInsider today is excited to announce the availability of its ads-free, subscription-based iPad app on Apple's App Store, delivering an uninterrupted browsing experience that comes wrapped in a flexible and elegant multi-touch interface designed from the ground up with readers in mind. And we want everyone to download it for free and give it a whirl for 30 days, with absolutely no strings attached.

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Apple's new trackpad patent replaces 'click button' with force sensors, adds tactile feedback

01/21/2014, 05:01 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for a touch pad that removes the traditional "clickable" integrated button, replacing it with four or more force sensors and an actuator to provide tactile feedback.

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Apple patents automatic 'station tuning' for broadcast and streaming audio, video content

01/21/2014, 04:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for a system that analyzes on-board, broadcast or streamed audio and visual media content to create a custom tailored playlist that can switch between sources to deliver an optimal user experience.

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Nest's Fadell backtracks on data privacy, will be transparent about future changes

01/20/2014, 09:01 pm

Nest CEO Tony Fadell on Monday said no changes to his company's privacy policies are planned "at this point," a qualification of a previous statement that promised collected user data would stay out of the hands of Google, which recently acquired Nest for $3.2 billion.

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Apple's Schiller 'unfollows' Tony Fadell and Nest after Google acquisition

01/18/2014, 12:01 am

Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller "unfollowed" the Twitter accounts of Tony Fadell and his company Nest Labs just days after the "smart home" product firm was purchased by Google.

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Coca-Cola mulls deployment of Apple's iBeacon at World Cup and beyond

01/17/2014, 09:01 pm

Global beverage behemoth Coca-Cola is actively investigating a rollout of Apple's iBeacon technology as a part of its marketing campaign for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, for which the company is a major sponsor.

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Massachusetts lawsuit accuses Apple of misusing customers' personal info

01/17/2014, 04:01 pm

Adding to Apple's mountain of legal conflict, a lawsuit filed this week in New England claims that Apple collected retail customers' zip codes in violation of state law and then profited from the sale of that information to third parties.

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Apple will appeal ruling allowing external compliance monitor to continue in e-books case

01/17/2014, 02:01 pm

Apple has officially notified the court that it will appeal this week's ruling denying the company's request for the external compliance monitor imposed as part of the government's e-book antitrust suit to be disqualified.

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'Cortana,' Microsoft's Siri competitor, to go public in April - report

01/17/2014, 01:01 pm

Following in the footsteps of Siri and Google Now, Microsoft looks to be on track to release its own personal digital assistant --dubbed Cortana --later this spring.

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Google's smart contact lens tracks glucose levels for diabetics

01/17/2014, 11:01 am

Google this week announced it has been working on a wearable device of a different kind than usual --a smart contact lens that could measure glucose levels from the moisture on a user's eyeball.

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Judge explains denial of request to remove e-book antitrust monitor in lengthy court filing

01/16/2014, 05:01 pm

District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday filed an opinion and order detailing the reasoning behind her denial of Apple's request to remove an external antitrust compliance monitor, saying many of the arguments the company made are now moot.

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Google executives set to break ground on $82 million private air terminal next month

01/16/2014, 03:01 pm

Google's ruling trio of Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt are reportedly ready to begin construction of a 29-acre, $82 million private air terminal at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

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Microsoft considering Ericsson CEO to replace Steve Ballmer

01/16/2014, 10:01 am

In its ongoing effort to find a replacement for outgoing chief executive Steve Ballmer, Microsoft is now said to be considering Hans Vestberg, CEO of Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson.

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