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Trump talks up Apple's $350B US investment, says thanked Tim Cook by phone

01/18/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple is apparently back in Donald Trump's good graces following the company's announcement of a $350 billion U.S. investment, with chief executive Tim Cook said to be on the receiving end of an adulatory phone call.

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Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

01/18/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold design aesthetic and elements borrowed from the iOS 11 App Store app.

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Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols

01/18/2018, 07:01 pm

Some 17 states have now introduced so-called "right to repair" legislation despite strident opposition from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Apple.

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Apple to decide location of new campus without public bidding process

01/18/2018, 07:01 pm

Following comments from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday, Apple on Thursday confirmed it will not hold a public auction to decide the site of a new U.S. campus that will be built in part using money repatriated from the company's overseas cash hoard.

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Amazon narrows the field of candidates for its $5B second headquarters to 20 cities across North America

01/18/2018, 02:01 pm

Amazon has revealed its list of candidates for building a new headquarters in North America, publishing a shortlist of 20 cities and metropolitan areas that are still in the running to host the online retail giant's second base of operations.

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Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.

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Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K

01/18/2018, 12:01 pm

A rare piece of art history is now up for sale in the form of an Apple Macintosh logo painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

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EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

01/18/2018, 11:01 am

Though Apple is planning to pay the U.S. some $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign cash, that won't impact how much it owes in Ireland, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Thursday.

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Apple joins other tech companies in urging protection of US work permits for highly-skilled immigrants' spouses

01/18/2018, 09:01 am

Apple and a number of other large technology companies are continuing to resist President Donald Trump's efforts to change U.S. immigration policy, urging the Trump administration to keep a program that allows the spouses of highly-skilled immigrants to work in the country.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

01/17/2018, 07:01 pm

Following Apple's announcement of plans to repatriate a chunk of its overseas cash to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, CEO Tim Cook took part in an interview addressing the company's investment strategy, the iPhone slowdown controversy and more.

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Tim Cook pops up in Reno to celebrate Apple facility expansion

01/17/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple chief executive Tim Cook made an appearance in Reno, Nevada on Wednesday as his company broke ground on a new downtown warehouse that will serve Apple's nearby multi-billion data center.

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Ireland's plans for Apple to pay $15.9B in back taxes may be delayed until Q2 2018

01/17/2018, 03:01 pm

Ireland's attempt to collect an estimated 13 billion euro ($15.9 billion) in unpaid taxes could take longer than previously thought, after Prime Minister Leo Varadkar advised to EU lawmakers that initial payments could commence during the second quarter of this year.

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Apple diverting worker shuttles because of smashed windows

01/17/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple is rerouting the daily buses that drive workers from San Francisco to Cupertino following incidents of broken windows, according to an internal email.

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Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes [u]

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Looking to boost its domestic image, Apple on Wednesday announced that it expects to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy during the next five years, picking up some 20,000 jobs in the process. (Updated with internal letter from Tim Cook.)

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'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' list places Apple in sixth behind Microsoft, Alphabet

01/17/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has been included in Thomson Reuters' list of the 'Top 100 Global Tech Leaders,' with the iPhone producer put into sixth place in the rankings of firms identified as 'the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful operations.'

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Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors -- including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks diversity, coding, more in interview with high school senior

01/16/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently offered a few words of wisdom to high school senior Rebecca Kahn as part of a National Center for Women & Information Technology outreach program dubbed "Innovator to Innovator," which grants NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community members time with Apple executives.

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States take net neutrality fight to court as Senate resolution reaches 50 votes

01/16/2018, 05:01 pm

The attorneys general of 22 states on Tuesday asked a federal court to intervene in the FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality protections, while a resolution of disapproval in the U.S. Senate crept closer to passage.

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Universal Audio's $499 Arrow interface connects over Thunderbolt 3

01/16/2018, 04:01 pm

Universal Audio has shipped the Arrow desktop audio interface, a high-end peripheral for music creation and audio recording that connects to a Mac with Thunderbolt 3, with the portable unit including a number of built-in plug-ins to help refine the overall sound of recordings.

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Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

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