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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

05/09/2014, 08:05 am

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre -- the cofounder of Beats Electronics -- and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre's headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.

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Rumor: Beats CEO in talks to join Apple as 'special advisor' to Tim Cook

05/09/2014, 12:05 am

Building on an earlier rumor that Apple is in discussions to buy Beats Electronics, a new report claims the music company's cofounder and longtime music executive Jimmy Iovine is in talks to join the Cupertino tech giant as a special advisor to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple reportedly nearing $3.2B acquisition of Beats Electronics

05/08/2014, 05:05 pm

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is rumored to be in talks with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics that could see the audio accessories and music streaming service acquired for $3.2 billion.

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San Francisco MOMA to honor Apple designer Jony Ive with lifetime achievement award

05/08/2014, 12:05 pm

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will honor Apple's head designer Jony Ive with a lifetime achievement award celebrating his "revolutionary achievements" this fall.

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Future iPhones may use optical image stabilization to create 'super-resolution' images

05/08/2014, 05:05 am

Documents discovered on Thursday show Apple is hard at work on tech to take iPhone picture quality to new levels, specifically a "super-resolution" imaging engine that uses optical image stabilization to capture multiple samples that are then stitched together to form an incredibly high-density photo.

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Apple lays down guidelines for government data requests in new document

05/08/2014, 12:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released a set of guidelines by which U.S. law enforcement, as well as other government agencies, may request information from the company regarding data from its users.

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Apple's North American head of sales to leave company after two years on the job

05/07/2014, 08:05 pm

Coming on the heels of Wednesday's news that veteran PR chief Katie Cotton would be leaving the company, Apple announced its North American head of sales Zane Rowe is also leaving for reasons unknown.

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Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced widens loss in Q1 as firm heads into 'transformational year'

05/07/2014, 08:05 pm

Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies on Wednesday announced results for its first fiscal quarter of 2014, showing a widening loss and revenue drop compared to last year as the company ramps up sapphire production for a joint project with Apple in Arizona.

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Dropcam unveils Tabs movement sensor, D-Link shows off Wi-Fi Smart Plug

05/07/2014, 03:05 pm

Two new products hit the "connected home" market this week as Dropcam added a motion sensor to its remote monitoring platform and network vendor D-Link released an adapter to control electrical devices from a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.

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Longtime Apple PR chief Katie Cotton to retire

05/07/2014, 12:05 pm

After an 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company's vice president of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving the Mac maker, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Nintendo loses another half-billion dollars as console sales slide

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Legendary game maker Nintendo reported the results of its last fiscal year on Wednesday, revealing losses of 46.4 billion yen, or $457 million, for the 12-month period ending in March.

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Apple Store confirmed for World Trade Center as work begins on Upper East Side outlet

05/06/2014, 10:05 pm

Apple is preparing to boost its presence in New York with a space in the upcoming World Trade Center site mall and a nearly century-old converted bank building, both of which are scheduled to open in 2015.

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Apple now No. 2 online retailer behind Amazon, report says

05/06/2014, 07:05 pm

While Amazon is far and away the world's largest online sales entity, Apple has been growing over the past three years and is now sitting in second place after unseating office supply company Staples.

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Apple's new retail chief Angela Ahrendts receives 113K restricted stock units worth $68M

05/05/2014, 08:05 pm

After officially joining the company last week, Apple's new SVP of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts has received more than 113,000 restricted stock units currently worth more than $68 million in common shares.

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Jury modifies Apple v. Samsung damages but final amount unchanged, calls Google involvement 'interesting' [updated with verdict form]

05/05/2014, 04:05 pm

After being recalled to clarify an issue with Friday's verdict, the Apple v. Samsung jury on Monday modified the award amounts for various claims, but left Apple's share of damages unchanged at $119.6 million.

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Apple donates $500K to San Francisco anti-poverty initiative

05/05/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's charitable contributions continue to grow, with another half-million dollars given to SF Gives, a charity that fights poverty in San Francisco, Calif.

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Apple v. Samsung damages breakdown revealed in jury verdict form

05/03/2014, 12:05 am

The U.S. District Court for Northern California late Friday made public the Apple v. Samsung jury's verdict form, revealing exact damages figures assigned to each device found in infringement of parties' patents.

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Jury awards Apple $119.6M, Samsung $158K in damages after finding both guilty of patent infringement

05/02/2014, 07:05 pm

The Apple v. Samsung jury on Friday meted out $119.6 million in damages to Apple after ruling Samsung infringed on two Apple patents. Considered a win, the award is still a ways off from the $2.2 billion Apple was seeking in its suit.

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Apple acquires LuxVue, a power-efficient micro-LED display maker - report [update: confirmed]

05/02/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple is said to have bought low-power micro-LED maker LuxVue Technology, a deal that could lead to better and more power efficient displays in future devices from the company.

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Samsung hoping to upstage Apple with health-related event 5 days before WWDC

05/02/2014, 09:05 am

Samsung has begun hyping a health-related event to be held in San Francisco on May 28 -- five days before Apple's own Worldwide Developers Conference is slated to begin in the same city.

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