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Apple display supplier Sharp posts $1.9 billion annual loss, avoids collapse

05/14/2015, 09:05 am

One of Apple's key display suppliers, Sharp, posted an annual net loss of $1.9 billion on Thursday and cast doubt on its ability to keep operating, although it will continue to live on in the short-term thanks to investments by banks.

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Apple intervenes in Radio Shack sale in effort to protect customer data

05/14/2015, 09:05 am

Bidding for the RadioShack brand and customer data has ended, but not before Apple weighed in on the proceedings, saying that information collected during the sale of its own products should be left out of the deal.

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Rdio launches low-cost streaming music tier with $3.99 monthly fee, 25 daily downloads

05/14/2015, 01:05 am

In a bid to rocket up the streaming music service charts before Apple releases its own branded offering, industry upstart Rdio on Thursday launched a low-cost subscription tier starting at only $3.99 a month, undercutting much of the competition.

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Apple and car battery firm A123 on verge of settling job poaching lawsuit

05/13/2015, 11:05 am

Apple and battery maker A123 Systems are nearing the settlement of a federal lawsuit which accused the former of poaching engineers and scientists from A123 in an attempt to create a new battery division, according to court documents submitted this week.

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Apple once again tops in tech for environmentally-friendly datacenters, Greenpeace says

05/12/2015, 12:05 pm

Apple continues to outpace its Silicon Valley brethren when it comes to making environmentally conscious choices for its expanding datacenter footprint, according to Greenpeace's annual cloud computing report.

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Apple seeks new global communications manager for its iAd network

05/12/2015, 11:05 am

Apple on Tuesday began searching for a new global communications mangager for iAd, its iOS-based mobile advertising network, marking another high-level position opened up to the public.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks science, education with China's vice premier

05/12/2015, 10:05 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Tuesday in Beijing, the latest in a string of meetings between Cook and high-level Chinese leaders as the company looks to expand sales and operations in the world's most populous nation.

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Verizon gains video, advertising assets in $4.4 billion takeover of AOL

05/12/2015, 09:05 am

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy AOL at a cost of $4.4 billion, or $50 per share, in what the company said is a bid to advance its "wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy."

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Australian government announces crackdown on tax avoidance by Apple, others

05/11/2015, 03:05 pm

The government of Australia announced on Monday that it plans to investigate alleged tax avoidance in its country by a total of 30 multinational corporations, including the most valuable company on the planet: Apple.

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New 'E-Kaia' technology harvests excess energy from plants to charge mobile phones

05/11/2015, 02:05 pm

In want of a free wall outlet, future mobile phone users could simply plug in to the nearest cactus thanks to a new system called E-Kaia --developed by a team of researchers in Chile --that collects the leftover energy from photosynthesis.

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Former Apple exec Scott Forstall talks Broadway in rare interview

05/11/2015, 11:05 am

After years out of the public eye, former iPhone software chief Scott Forstall is back in the spotlight with a new interview that touches on life after Apple, as a Broadway producer.

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Apple considering 'major' expansion of Ireland manufacturing - report

05/11/2015, 10:05 am

Apple is considering yet another expansion of its factory in Cork, Ireland in order to cope with overwhelming global demand for its products, a report said on Monday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook expands social media presence with new account on China's Weibo

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Chinese Apple fans can now follow Tim Cook on Weibo -- a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter --thanks to a new, verified account for the company's chief executive.

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Apple expands green initiative to Chinese manufacturing, to manage 1M acres of forest

05/10/2015, 10:05 pm

Apple on Monday local China time announced a major expansion of its environmental responsibility operations in the region, including the creation of one million acres of responsibly managed forests and a buildout of clean energy infrastructure for manufacturing facilities, offices and retail stores.

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Fiat CEO meets with Tim Cook, says Apple planning automotive 'intervention'

05/10/2015, 07:05 am

Following a recent trip to California, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said he met with Apple's Tim Cook to discuss the tech giant's "intervention in the car," suggesting Cupertino is continuing work on new automotive technologies.

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This week in AppleInsider: 12.9" iPad Pro details, Beats Music woes, AppleBot & more

05/09/2015, 12:05 am

This week saw a number of details emerge about Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad, a new Apple TV, and Web search. The company's efforts to relaunch Beats Music appeared to be running into roadblocks however, with word of incomplete deals, and even probes by two U.S. government agencies.

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Apple sends out notifications to WWDC 2015 scholarship winners

05/08/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple on Friday began sending out scholarship notifications for the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, giving lucky winners a chance to get into the event without paying the standard $1,599 ticket price.

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Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

05/08/2015, 03:05 pm

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia's Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.

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Nike CEO 'excited about the potential' of Apple tie-up, promises more to come

05/08/2015, 12:05 pm

The long-standing partnership between Nike and Apple has been beneficial for both companies, and Nike's chief executive hinted on Friday that additional projects were in the works even as Apple encroaches on Nike's territory.

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Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

05/08/2015, 08:05 am

Months after taking Apple to court in the U.S., Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has filed separate but related lawsuits in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands accusing Apple of using Ericsson patents without a legitimate license.

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