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Google's mystery barge ordered to stop construction work, leave San Francisco bay

03/03/2014, 02:03 pm

Google has been ordered to stop construction of its floating retail barge and tow the structure 80 miles east, out of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Port of Stockton in Central California after failing to obtain the proper building permits.

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Apple beefing up Asian operations for more frequent launches in 'wider' product range

03/03/2014, 10:03 am

Apple has reportedly added hundreds of engineering and supply chain management personnel in mainland China and Taiwan in recent months -- many poached from rival handset maker HTC -- as the company gears up to expand its product line and shrink manufacturing lead times.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer joins board of directors at Goldman Sachs

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

Banking firm Goldman Sachs announced on Monday that Peter Oppenheimer, who serves as chief financial officer of Apple, has joined its company's board of 13 directors effective immediately.

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Tim Cook described as a 'machine,' 'riveting' in upcoming book about Apple after Steve Jobs

02/28/2014, 11:02 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an excerpt from an upcoming book detailing Apple's corporate culture since the passing of cofounder Steve Jobs, with the snippet offering perspective on Tim Cook's ascension within the company.

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Apple to reportedly launch paid chat support for out-of-warranty products

02/28/2014, 06:02 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple will soon roll out a for-pay chat service to support those users who need help with products no longer covered by AppleCare protection plans.

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German court tosses patent troll's $2.2B patent suit against Apple

02/28/2014, 07:02 am

A German court on Friday threw out two patent lawsuits leveled against Apple by non-practicing IP licensing firm IPCom, one of which sought $2.2 billion in damages over alleged infringement of a wireless patent.

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California court ruling frees drivers to use map apps on cellphones

02/28/2014, 05:02 am

A California state appellate court on Thursday reversed a ruling of a man who was ticketed for using a mapping app on his iPhone 4 while driving, opening the door to reform of the state's laws regarding cellphone use while driving.

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Briefly: Apple adds 'Shop Accessories' section to Online Apple Store

02/28/2014, 04:02 am

In an update to the Online Apple Store early Friday morning Apple added a new section dedicated to accessories, which collects all first- and third-party products .

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Amazon reportedly looking into music streaming service for Prime members

02/27/2014, 07:02 pm

Amazon recently initiated discussions with major music labels in an effort to kickstart a streaming service for its paying Prime members, one report says, possibly signaling the entry of yet another service into the crowded Internet radio space.

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Apple retains title of 'most admired' company for 7th straight victory

02/27/2014, 08:02 am

For the seventh year in a row, Apple has been deemed the "World's Most Admired Company," edging out rivals such as Amazon and Google to take first place in the 2014 rankings.

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South Korea allows Samsung to continue use of SEPs in litigation, rejects Apple complaint

02/27/2014, 01:02 am

South Korea's antitrust authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, on Wednesday rejected an Apple complaint asserting Samsung is unfairly leveraging its portfolio of standard-essential wireless patents against rivals in ongoing litigation.

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Arizona governor vetoes gay discrimination bill Apple rallied against

02/26/2014, 08:02 pm

Arizona Governor Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a controversial bill that would have, in effect, legalized wide-ranging discrimination of homosexuals as an extension of religious freedom. Apple, along with a number of other major U.S. corporations, banded together to have the bill shot down.

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Director David Fincher may reteam with writer Aaron Sorkin for 'Steve Jobs' film

02/26/2014, 12:02 pm

David Fincher, the acclaimed director who was behind the camera for Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award winning "The Social Network," is said to be in talks to reteam for the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography.

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Apple officially appeals e-books antitrust ruling, asks for dismissal or retrial

02/26/2014, 02:02 am

Apple on Tuesday filed an appeal over a U.S. district court ruling that found the company responsible for e-book price-fixing, requesting a reversal of the decision or, barring that, a new trial in front of a new judge.

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Apple starts iBeacon product certification under 'Made for iPhone' program

02/25/2014, 06:02 pm

In a push for wider iBeacon adoption, Apple on Tuesday released specification requirements under the "Made for iPhone" program for third-party manufacturers looking to build products incorporating the Bluetooth LE-based technology.

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Apple updates retail store webpage with iOS 7-inspired design

02/25/2014, 04:02 am

Apple on Monday refreshed the "Apple Retail Store" section of its website with a clean aesthetic inspired by iOS 7, complete with "flat" graphics and copious white space.

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Tim Cook's early life in small town Alabama profiled by local newspaper

02/24/2014, 10:02 pm

Alabama paper AL.com on Monday published a profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook, offering a peek into the chief executive's formative days in Robertsdale through interviews with teachers, friends and his parents.

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Steve Jobs statue unveiled ahead of installation at Apple's Cupertino HQ

02/24/2014, 05:02 pm

Fittingly revealed on his birthday, a bust of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade on Monday, with the art piece bound for the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook remembers late Steve Jobs 59 years after his birth

02/24/2014, 01:02 pm

Monday would have been the 59th birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- a fact recognized by his successor Tim Cook, who posted a pair of quotes from Jobs on his official Twitter account.

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Apple sues Chinese government agency over Siri patent dispute

02/24/2014, 09:02 am

Apple has targeted both a Chinese government agency and a Shanghai-based company in a new patent lawsuit related to the ownership of Siri, the voice-driven personal assistant found on iPhone and iPad.

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