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Topic: General

Another GT Advanced executive sold $2M in stock after sapphire deal with Apple began to sour

10/14/2014, 03:10 pm

Scrutiny over beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies continues to grow, with a new report highlighting that another high ranking official at the company sold nearly $2 million in stock after signs of trouble at its sapphire plant began to arise.

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IDG cancels Macworld/iWorld 2015 conference, says show 'going on hiatus'

10/14/2014, 01:10 pm

On the heels of last month's cancelation of Macworld's print magazine, IDG announced on Tuesday that the long running 2015 Macworld/iWorld conference, formerly known as the Macworld Expo, has also been canceled, marking the end of an era.

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Amazon's retail experiment will also include California 'pop-up' stores for holiday season

10/14/2014, 09:10 am

In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed.

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Hundreds of Dropbox credentials reportedly leaked online, company denies breach

10/14/2014, 03:10 am

A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service.

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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

10/13/2014, 08:10 pm

After the European Union's antitrust watchdog pressured reform, Ireland's government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency policies, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.

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Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

10/13/2014, 05:10 pm

In an interview discussing Finland's recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple's iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country's economy.

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FBI director continues crusade against Apple's encryption of iPhone data

10/13/2014, 10:10 am

James Comey, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, has once again slammed Apple's iPhone and devices running Android that can hold secure, encrypted data that is inaccessible by law enforcement, saying that such capabilities allow users to "place themselves beyond the law."

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Apple's supplier contracts include $50M penalty for leaking future product info

10/13/2014, 08:10 am

Details from Apple's supplier non-disclosure agreements are beginning to leak thanks to the bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies, with the sapphire maker arguing that even more should be published so creditors and shareholders can see the full story behind its fall from grace.

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Major retailers show unwillingness to adopt Apple Pay ahead of expected launch

10/10/2014, 09:10 pm

Apple Pay is primed to launch as one of the most secure and convenient digital payments solutions ever devised, but certain popular retailers may slow adoption by refusing to offer support due to a conservative stance on next-gen commerce or conflict with their own ambitions in the sector.

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GT Advanced says 'oppressive and burdensome' sapphire contracts with Apple led to bankruptcy

10/10/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies announced on Friday that it plans to close its sapphire producing plants in Arizona and Massachusetts operations, and decried its unsustainable contracts with Apple as "oppressive and burdensome."

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Apple to live stream Oct. 16 iPad event on Web and Apple TV

10/10/2014, 06:10 am

Apple on Friday announced through its website plans to live stream an upcoming special media event to be held on Oct. 16, at which the company is expected to unveil revamped iPad and, possibly, iMac models.

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Apple's Jony Ive talks iPhone, Apple Watch and copycat devices in Vanity Fair interview

10/09/2014, 09:10 pm

During a panel at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive offered up stories about his time at the company in a rare one-on-one interview, at one point revealing that he does not see copying as flattery, but theft.

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Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced seeks to 'wind down' plant operations

10/09/2014, 08:10 pm

New details of Apple sapphire partner supplier GT Advanced revealed on Thursday, with one report saying the sapphire maker asked the court for permission to "wind down" operations at its manufacturing plant.

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NFL fines 49ers quarterback $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones during press conference

10/09/2014, 06:10 pm

The National Football League fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing a pair Beats headphones, which bucks the league's rule against promoting unsponsored products.

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Banks to take on fraud liability in Apple Pay deal, USAA announces Nov. 7 availability

10/09/2014, 05:10 pm

On Thursday, four banks offering support for Apple Pay commented on Apple's first foray into mobile payments, confirming that liability for fraudulent activity will ultimately fall on their shoulders for both online and physical transactions.

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Amazon to open first retail store in Manhattan, offering same-day delivery to New Yorkers

10/09/2014, 03:10 pm

Amazon's growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced asks bankruptcy court to keep confidential documents secret

10/09/2014, 10:10 am

As it makes its way through the bankruptcy process, GT Advanced Technologies is hoping to keep as much of the proceedings out of the public eye as it can, asking the court for a private hearing, and also to keep confidential documents sealed.

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Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay. A new patent application discovered on Thursday, however, offers a detailed look at how NFC, secure enclaves and software come together to make safe transactions a reality.

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Apple named world's most valuable brand for second straight year

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

One year after taking the top spot away from Coca-Cola, Apple on Thursday was once again ranked as the world's best brand according to Interbrand's "Best Global Brands" report for 2014.

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Apple reminds iCloud users of new app-specific password requirements

10/09/2014, 12:10 am

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails reminding iCloud users that a new security protocol requiring app-specific passwords for third-party software is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

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