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Apple video offers peek inside new Japanese retail store ahead of grand opening

06/11/2014, 11:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday published to its official YouTube channel a video highlighting the design of its latest Apple Store located in Omotesando, Tokyo as final preparations are made for a grand opening on Friday.

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Apple denies dodging EU taxes, receiving special treatment from Irish authorities

06/11/2014, 03:06 pm

As a European Union investigation into the tax arrangements of a number of multinational companies -- including Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat -- gets underway, Apple has issued a statement in which the iPhone maker categorically denied any wrongdoing.

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GoPro to give customers, fans access to IPO stock at Wall Street price

06/11/2014, 01:06 pm

Personal camera manufacturer GoPro, which sells durable action accessories that connect to Apple's iPhone, is taking the relatively unusual step of making an allowance for stock to be sold to individual investors during its initial public offering, allowing customers and fans to purchase shares before trading begins.

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Apple HomeKit partner Honeywell takes on Google's Nest with Lyric smart thermostat

06/11/2014, 09:06 am

Honeywell, a name familiar to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world thanks to its iconic round thermostats, is gearing up to put its own spin on the "internet of things" with a new, Internet-connected thermostat called Lyric.

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European Union announces tax evasion investigations of Apple, Fiat & Starbucks

06/11/2014, 07:06 am

The executive body of the European Union formally announced on Wednesday that it is investigating Apple, Fiat and Starbucks for potential tax evasion by the trio of corporations in the continent it polices.

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Smart home startup Light Sentry uses sensors to automate lighting year-round

06/10/2014, 10:06 pm

A new startup aims to wean automated home lighting users off manual scheduling by deploying light sensors and switch devices in and around a user's home for dynamic control based on localized, accurate measurements.

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New aerial photos of Apple's Campus 2 show foundation work taking shape

06/10/2014, 07:06 pm

As Apple continues construction of its "Spaceship" Campus 2 in Cupertino, Calif., a number of interested onlookers are taking pictures of the site from land and air, revealing ongoing work at the tech giant's future headquarters.

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Apple looks to rein in marketing costs, accelerates internal ad team buildup

06/10/2014, 02:06 pm

The world's wealthiest technology company is in the midst of pulling together the industry's largest in-house advertising agency, a move said to be motivated in part by a desire to reduce costs and in part by a need to be more agile and roll out creative more quickly.

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European Commission to investigate Apple's Ireland tax haven - report

06/10/2014, 01:06 pm

The competition authority of the European Union is reportedly set to launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple's corporate presence in Ireland, a strategy that it and other companies use to avoid paying taxes.

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Apple patent hints at iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

06/10/2014, 05:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a weightlifting tracking system that uses a standalone sensor to transmit metrics to a remote display, which in some cases include a wristwatch.

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Japan's latest Apple Store features all-glass walls, aluminum roof and spiral staircase

06/09/2014, 07:06 pm

Construction workers have removed the protective barriers fronting the upcoming Apple Store in Omotesando, Japan, revealing three all-glass walls, a hanging Apple logo and central spiral staircase leading to an underground level.

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Tim Cook overseeing search for new Apple PR chief, seeking 'high-profile external candidates'

06/09/2014, 01:06 pm

In its search to replace recently departed public relations chief Katie Cotton, Apple is said to be strongly considering "high profile" candidates from outside the company, with Chief Executive Tim Cook reportedly personally involved in the search.

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Dr. Dre painted as resolute perfectionist, compared to Steve Jobs in WSJ profile

06/06/2014, 10:06 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an in-depth look at Beats cofounder Dr. Dre, who will be joining Apple after his company was purchased for $3 billion. He is described as a perfectionist, workaholic and someone who relies on their gut -- like late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Apple, Google, others promise $2M each to hold Super Bowl 50 in Bay Area

06/06/2014, 04:06 am

With help from tech giants that call San Francisco and its surrounding cities home, the Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee on Thursday announced it raised some $40 million to be put toward hosting the championship game in 2016.

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Australian Apple Store employees agree to new contract terms with increased base pay

06/06/2014, 03:06 am

Apple retail employees in Australia have signed off on four-year contract with the company that will see base pay rates jump some 16 percent from the previous terms agreed to in 2009.

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Apple's 'arrogance' wrought mediocre iTunes Radio and led to Beats buy, report says

06/05/2014, 09:06 pm

Amid the furor of Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats, pundits asked why the Cupertino company would sink so much capital into what amounts to a brand name. A report on Thursday now claims a shortsighted and credulous iTunes management team put out an inferior product in iTunes Radio, which in turn forced the acquisition.

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Apple announces Lightning-enabled headphone standard in WWDC session

06/05/2014, 09:06 pm

During a WWDC session earlier this week, Apple revealed a new Lightning module for headphones that promises to provide deeper system controls, direct analog audio out and power to compatible accessories.

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New Beats by Dre promo film prominently features iPhone 5s

06/05/2014, 05:06 pm

After Apple announced a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music -- expected to be finalized later this year -- the music company's Beats by Dre headphone arm released a lengthy World Cup promo guest starring the iPhone 5s.

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Apple's Tim Cook & other tech leaders urge US Senate to do more to curb government surveillance

06/05/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and a number of other high-profile tech leaders sent a letter to the U.S. Senate this week, urging them to beef up the proposed USA Freedom Act which would restrict government surveillance of Internet users.

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Apple reportedly moving TV ad creation in-house

06/04/2014, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple is taking on more responsibility for its TV spots by creating ads in-house, a move that shifts away from longtime collaborator TBWA\Chiat\Day.

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