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Topic: General

Apple 'on the prowl' with 24 acquisitions in last year and a half

04/23/2014, 06:04 pm

Apple has bought two-dozen companies in the last 18 months, it was revealed on Wednesday, and more deals are likely on the way, with Tim Cook describing Apple as "on the prowl" for potential acquisitions that make sense.

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Google agreed to pick up tab for some Samsung legal fees, take on liability in case of loss

04/22/2014, 06:04 pm

An agreement between Google and Samsung, revealed on Tuesday in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, has the Internet search giant on the hook for legal fees and liability related to up to four Apple patents.

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Lytro's next-gen $1500 Illum 'light-field' camera bolstered by dedicated Mac software, Aperture support

04/22/2014, 11:04 am

Innovative focus-shifting camera maker Lytro, whose products have been featured at Apple's retail stores, will expand its lineup this summer with a new, more full-featured standalone camera dubbed the Illum, aimed at professionals and high-end enthusiasts.

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Apple tech takes on distracted driving, blocks users from texting while behind the wheel

04/22/2014, 06:04 am

A new piece of technology unearthed on Tuesday shows Apple has developed iPhone technology that automatically shuts off texting capabilities when it is determined that a user is driving, helping to mitigate potential accidents resulting from in-car distractions.

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Apple print ad touts environmental responsibility, pokes fun at Samsung [u]

04/22/2014, 05:04 am

Apple gave its legal adversaries a bit of a ribbing on Tuesday as the company took out a full-page ad in UK newspapers saying, "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," alluding to Apple's environmental awareness [updated with a high-quality image].

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Apple Store logos and employee uniforms go green for Earth Day

04/22/2014, 03:04 am

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple Stores around the world have changed the color of the iconic Apple logo's leaf section green, while employees were given special green t-shirts to wear for the day.

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Samsung expert says Apple patents worth $38.4M, not $2.2B

04/21/2014, 07:04 pm

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California on Monday, a Samsung damages expert said Apple should be granted $38.4 million for all five alleged-infringed patents, far from the $2.19 billion Apple is seeking.

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Leonardo DiCaprio may take lead role in Steve Jobs biopic with Danny Boyle at the helm

04/21/2014, 06:04 pm

With Sony's big-budget Steve Jobs biopic in limbo after David Fincher backed out of the project, fresh rumors say director Danny Boyle may reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio to take on the story of Apple's cofounder.

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Apple now offering free recycling of all old Apple products in environmental push

04/21/2014, 05:04 pm

Continuing its environment-minded announcements on Monday, Apple revealed a new plan to accept all used Apple products for free in an effort to cut down on pollution caused by manufacture and use of the company's devices.

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Apple Campus 2 planning video touted green efforts to create the "office of the future"

04/21/2014, 03:04 pm

A video detailing Apple's new Campus 2 project, first shown at city planning commission meeting in October, has been published for everyone else to view in a higher quality version.

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Apple staffing up for 'very, very serious' mobile payments push - report

04/21/2014, 03:04 pm

iPhone owners may soon be able to use their device to purchase goods and services at brick-and-mortar businesses as Apple has reportedly begun interviewing senior-level candidates to build an iTunes-backed mobile payments business.

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Apple launches 'Better' environmental campaign with Tim Cook-narrated video

04/21/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a campaign that more clearly outlines the impact of the company's environmental initiatives, backing it up with a revamped environmental responsibility website and an introductory video narrated by CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power

04/21/2014, 11:04 am

Nearly half of Apple's 254 retail stores in the U.S. -- including flagship locations in Palo Alto, Chicago, and New York -- are said to be powered entirely by energy from renewable sources, part of the company's plan to cast a wider net with its environmental initiatives.

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Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial

04/19/2014, 02:04 am

During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, Samsung continued its defense by calling on a number of expert witnesses who asserted Apple has grossly exaggerated the value assigned to each of its patents-in-suit.

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Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u]

04/18/2014, 09:04 pm

A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.

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Apple offers unclaimed WWDC tickets to select developers

04/18/2014, 06:04 pm

Apple on Friday began sending out emails asking developers who were not selected in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery if they would like to purchase passes that have gone unclaimed by those originally selected to attend.

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Briefly: Online Apple Store delays 24-hour ship times in Europe for Easter

04/18/2014, 04:04 pm

In a change to certain European Online Apple Stores, the company is no longer offering 24-hour delivery turnarounds, while the option remains active in the U.S. and Canada.

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Samsung deal with Swiss clock maker portrayed as an affront to Apple

04/18/2014, 12:04 pm

Samsung recently inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways, the same organization that accused Apple of copying one of its iconic clock designs, leading some to speculate that Samsung may have sought the contract solely to make a dig at Apple.

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Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014

04/18/2014, 08:04 am

Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 -- continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.

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Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas

04/18/2014, 01:04 am

A U.S. district judge on Thursday issued an order denying Rockstar's motion to transfer a patent invalidation suit leveled by Google from California to the more patent holder-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

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