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Apple investor's shareholder proposal could force racial diversity among leadership

12/31/2015, 03:12 am

Apple might be forced to add "people of color" to its senior ranks if an investor submitted resolution is voted through at an upcoming 2016 shareholders meeting, though the company contends the proposal constitutes micromanagement and is therefore invalid.

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Apple to pay Italy $348M, sign accord to circumvent allegations of unpaid taxes

12/30/2015, 09:12 am

To settle charges that it failed to pay corporate taxes, Apple will pay Italy's tax agency some 318 million euros -- about $348 million -- and sign an accord on managing its liabilities from the 2015 fiscal year onwards, a report said on Wednesday.

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Lawsuit seeks more than $5M from Apple for slowing older iPhones with iOS 9 upgrade

12/29/2015, 07:12 pm

A class action lawsuit lodged with a New York district court on Tuesday dredges up claims that Apple engages in planned obsolescence, saying the company knew of potential compatibility issues when it foisted its latest iOS 9 software update on iPhone 4s owners.

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New lawsuit demands $150M from Spotify for failing to pay license holders

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

In an escalation of the battle over streaming royalties, a new class action lawsuit is asking for at least $150 million in damages from Spotify for allegedly streaming songs without proper licensing.

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Twitter recruits new VP of Diversity & Inclusion from Apple

12/29/2015, 03:12 pm

Twitter has officially appointed a new VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff, hiring him away from an identical role he held at Apple.

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Tesla ramps up hiring in face of automotive threats from Apple, others

12/29/2015, 02:12 pm

Tesla Motors is reportedly planning to hire another 4,500 workers in California alone in the next four years, in the face of impending competition from companies like Apple and Google -- particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.

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CNN to air Alex Gibney's 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' this Sunday

12/29/2015, 01:12 pm

CNN has launched a microsite advertising its upcoming broadcast of "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," the controversial Alex Gibney documentary about Apple's iconic co-founder.

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Apple SVP Johny Srouji nets $9.6M in RSUs in first SEC filing

12/28/2015, 08:12 pm

In his first U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing as Apple's SVP of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji revealed the recent receipt of a restricted stock unit award currently worth $9.6 million, as well as substantial common stock holdings valued at $10.9 million.

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Apple TV, Apple Watch hottest holiday gifts for AppleInsider readers

12/28/2015, 07:12 pm

The results of AppleInsider's holiday survey are in, and the hottest Apple gifts for the 2015 holiday season, as selected by you the reader, were Apple TV, Apple Watch and Apple accessories.

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Apple devices account for 49% of all new activations during Christmas

12/28/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple dominated the holiday gift giving season, according to a recent study that found iPhones and iPads in aggregate comprised 49.1 percent of new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas.

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Prague's unofficial 'Apple Museum' boasts rare items among 472 exhibits

12/28/2015, 12:12 pm

Prague's newly opened "Apple Museum" claims to be the largest private exhibition of its kind, featuring rare items like the Macintosh TV, Steve Jobs business cards from NeXT and Pixar, and an Apple Lisa.

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Apple & Foxconn consuming 30-40 percent of Tainergy's growing solar cell production

12/28/2015, 10:12 am

Apple's effort to convert suppliers over to renewable energy is resulting in it, along with partner Foxconn, consuming 30 to 40 percent of Tainergy Tech's solar cell production in China, according to Tainergy president Kevin Hsieh.

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Poll: What Apple goodies did you receive this holiday season? [Update: Poll fixed]

12/26/2015, 10:12 am

AppleInsider wants to know what Apple products you received during the 2015 gift giving season, whether it be an iPhone and Apple Watch combo, a powerful iPad Pro or an iPod shuffle. Answer below and we'll reveal this year's hottest Apple gifts next week.

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AppleInsider podcast talks hi-res Apple Music streaming, 4-inch iPhone rumors, Wall Street & more

12/25/2015, 01:12 am

Pour some eggnog, pop in your EarPods and relax as the AppleInsider podcast discusses this week's top news, including hi-res streaming audio rumors, more 4-inch iPhone talk, Dan's fiery excoriation of Wall Street analysts and Neil's review of Gamevice's latest iPhone controller.

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Oregon police bust crime ring attempting to ship $750K+ worth of iPhones to Hong Kong

12/24/2015, 08:12 am

Tipped off by a suspect buying hundreds of iPhones with Apple gift cards, police in Oregon have cracked down on an organized crime ring that they say was shipping handsets to Hong Kong where they were to be sold on the black market.

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Apple renews expiring security certificate for Wallet Passes, Safari push notifications and Extensions

12/24/2015, 01:12 am

Apple on Wednesday released a renewed its Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certification Intermediate Certificate, a security protocol used by Apple Wallet Passes, push packages for Safari Push Notifications and Safari Extensions.

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Google rumored to be working on Siri & Facebook-like chatbots for new messaging app

12/23/2015, 01:12 pm

Google is allegedly developing a new mobile messaging app that would include chatbots, capable of answering users' questions by scouring the Web and other resources.

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Pandora settles fights with ASCAP, Broadcast Music in wake of royalty ruling

12/22/2015, 03:12 pm

Through newly-forged deals, Pandora has put an end to royalty disputes with Broadcast Music and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple adds 2008-2009 Macs & more to list of 'vintage and obsolete' products

12/22/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its official list of "vintage and obsolete" products, used to determine whether or not the company will repair or otherwise support any hardware problems.

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Third floor opens at IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong

12/22/2015, 09:12 am

Apple has opened its anticipated third floor at the IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong, providing even more space at one of the company's flagship locations.

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