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Topic: General

Apple acquires startup BookLamp for between $10M to $15M in bid to bolster iBooks discovery

07/25/2014, 09:07 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed reports that it recently acquired book analytics firm BookLamp -- dubbed the "Pandora for Books" -- in April to bolster its fight in the e-book sales market, bringing better discovery and analytics to its digital storefront.

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Amazon stock dips after anaemic third quarter, tepid reception for Fire Phone

07/25/2014, 03:07 pm

On the same day that Amazon begins to ship its new, widely-panned Fire Phone to consumers, shares of the online retailing giant are trading down nearly 10 percent after the company posted a $126 million loss on nearly $20 billion in sales in its fiscal second quarter.

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Bose files lawsuit against Apple's Beats over noise canceling tech

07/25/2014, 02:07 pm

Two of the biggest names in premium headphones --Bose and soon-to-be-Apple's Beats -- are set to square off in court, with a new lawsuit filed on Friday by Bose alleging that Beats products infringe on its noise canceling patents.

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Judge voices concern over Apple's $450M e-book settlement, says may hurt consumers

07/24/2014, 08:07 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Thursday said she is concerned about the terms of Apple's settlement with a class of consumers due hundreds of millions of dollars over e-book price fixing, claiming certain provisions could greatly reduce the damages payout.

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Apple concept would automatically enable iOS 'Do Not Disturb' mode during exercise

07/24/2014, 10:07 am

Apple is interested in dynamically adjusting iOS notifications based on a user's physical activity, such as silencing an iPhone or perhaps even a mythical "iWatch" when the user is exercising, or bugging them to get moving after an extended period of inactivity.

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Apple to open 12th Chinese retail store in Wuxi's Center 66 mall next week

07/24/2014, 02:07 am

Apple announced through its website on Wednesday that it will be opening a new retail outlet in Wuxi, China at the Center 66 mall, the company's 12th brick-and-mortar store in the country.

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Apple's e-wallet could debut as soon as this fall, possibly with 'iPhone 6'

07/23/2014, 05:07 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash.

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Apple hit with class action lawsuit over alleged labor violations, more than 20K plaintiffs involved

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

A lawsuit being leveled against Apple was granted class certification on Monday, alleging the company's treatment of Apple Store and corporate operations employees constitute multiple California Labor Code violations.

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Apple completed 29 acquisitions in past nine months, not including Beats

07/22/2014, 06:07 pm

It was revealed during Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday that the company has made 29 acquisitions since the fiscal year began nine months prior, though many of purchases remain undisclosed.

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NBA star Kobe Bryant discusses day with Apple's Jony Ive set up by simple cold call

07/22/2014, 12:07 pm

Future basketball hall-of-famer Kobe Bryant is planning for life beyond the court, and takes it upon himself to cold-call some of the smartest minds in business for advice. Among those he's spoken with is Apple's famed chief designer Jony Ive.

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Apple granted comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support

07/22/2014, 03:07 am

In one of the clearest signs that Apple is -- and has been -- working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable with augmented strap capabilities, support for arm and wrist gestures, advanced proximity-sensing circuitry and much more.

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New Apple ad shows off sticker-clad MacBook Airs, calls it 'the notebook people love'

07/21/2014, 10:07 pm

Apple on Monday published a short 30-second commercial featuring a number of MacBook Airs dressed up in stickers and decals, with each customized thin-and-light reflecting the personality of its owner.

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Apple to again wipe CloudKit database for iOS 8 and Yosemite betas [u]

07/21/2014, 05:07 pm

As Apple heads into the next stage of software testing for its upcoming mobile and desktop operating systems, the company announced a second wipe of the CloudKit database serving iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite betas will take place on July 22.

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Editorial: Google, Microsoft claiming Apple's crown, albeit from 1994

07/20/2014, 10:07 pm

Google and Microsoft have virtually achieved their goal of becoming Apple, albeit twenty years behind today's Apple. Which is sort of a beleaguered achievement.

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Former White House Press Secretary Carney still considering Apple PR role, Bloomberg says

07/20/2014, 02:07 am

A rumor claiming former White House Secretary Jay Carney is in the running to head up public relations at Apple -- thought to have been put to bed last week -- was resurrected on Saturday, with a new report saying he is still considering the position.

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Full scale segment of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship' facade revealed in photos

07/18/2014, 08:07 pm

A pair of photos published to the Web on Friday claim to show a full-size segment of the glass and steel facade bound for Apple's Campus 2 "spaceship" building in Cupertino.

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Outgoing Apple board member Bill Campbell offers insight into company, Steve Jobs in interview

07/17/2014, 06:07 pm

Following a Thursday announcement that Bill Campbell would retire as a member of Apple's board of directors, Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite.

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Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

07/17/2014, 05:07 pm

As construction of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.

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Susan Wagner to replace Bill Campbell on Apple board of directors

07/17/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced Bill Campbell, the longest-serving member of the company's board, will retire after 17 years of service, to be replaced by BlackRock cofounder Susan L. Wagner.

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Apple expands availability of two-step verification for Apple IDs to 59 countries

07/17/2014, 03:07 pm

Just over a year after first enabling two-step verification for its pervasive Apple ID account system, Apple on Thursday revealed the feature's expansion to nearly 50 additional countries around the world in an updated technical support document.

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