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Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

04/23/2015, 12:04 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

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Pharrell performs at Apple campus in celebration of Earth Day, dons Apple Watch onstage

04/22/2015, 09:04 pm

Continuing Apple's Earth Day festivities, the company on Wednesday held a concert at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where musician -- and early Apple Watch recipient -- Pharrell performed.

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Longtime Apple PR director Natalie Kerris announces retirement

04/22/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple's senior director of Worldwide Corporate Communications, Natalie Kerris, officially announced her retirement from the company via a Twitter post on Wednesday, bringing to an end a 14-year stint.

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Apple ranks among top 50 'green' brands in 2015 survey of US shoppers

04/22/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple is among the 50 most environmentally-friendly brands, according to a U.S. survey of 36,000 men and women, which among other topics asked shoppers which brands they perceived to be the most "green."

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Google announces 'Project Fi' mobile phone network for Nexus 6 owners

04/22/2015, 02:04 pm

Owners of Google's Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone now have a new option for wireless service, as the company officially announced its long-awaited mobile service, dubbed Project Fi, on Wednesday.

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Apple celebrates Earth Day with green retail store logos, App Store promos

04/22/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple Stores across the globe have once again turned their leaves green in celebration of Earth Day, while a special iTunes Store section highlights environmentally-friendly apps.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

04/22/2015, 07:04 am

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

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Apple releases Xcode 6.3.1, fixing 'critical issues' related to debugging and more

04/21/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update for Xcode, improving stability and fixing what the company said are "critical issues" associated with debugging, playgrounds, and Interface Builder.

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US Department of Justice expected to block Comcast-Time Warner merger

04/20/2015, 12:04 pm

As Apple is said to be in talks with content owners for its own upcoming streaming television service, the U.S. Department of Justice appears poised to block a proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

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Apple's 2015 Enviromental Responsibility Report shows larger carbon footprint

04/20/2015, 11:04 am

Apple on Monday issued the 2015 edition of its Environmental Responsibility report, trumpeting attempts to reduce the company's contributions to problems like climate change and resource depletion, while admitting gaps in managing its carbon footprint.

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Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

04/20/2015, 11:04 am

Apple's plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power.

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Independent Nokia Technologies aiming to return to phone market - report

04/20/2015, 09:04 am

Although Nokia's original mobile phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2013, one of the company's three remaining divisions -- Nokia Technologies -- is planning to re-enter the phone world, a report revealed on Monday.

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Apple touts its environmental bona fides in new promotional video

04/20/2015, 09:04 am

Days after announcing new sustainability projects in the U.S. and China, Apple on Monday unveiled a new two-minute video highlighting the company's commitment to environmental responsibility.

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Apple sends out ticket confirmations to WWDC 2015 lottery winners

04/17/2015, 06:04 pm

Apple on Friday began sending out Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 ticket confirmations to lucky developers who were selected at random after registering to attend the annual event scheduled for June.

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Apple suppliers extend Lightning cable production to Brazil and Vietnam

04/17/2015, 04:04 pm

Hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apple's official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam, according to an updated Support Pages document.

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Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall takes to Twitter for first time, announces Broadway musical

04/17/2015, 04:04 pm

In a marked departure from his former career at Apple, Scott Forstall posted on Twitter for the first time on Friday to announce his role as a co-producer in an upcoming Broadway musical, Fun Home.

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Apple's Tim Cook is the most pay-efficient CEO in America, Bloomberg says

04/17/2015, 11:04 am

The unprecedented financial success Apple has seen since Tim Cook took over as chief executive makes him the best corporate leader in America when it comes to pay versus performance, according to a new Bloomberg executive ranking.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch try-ons, WWDC 2015, iOS 9 hopes & more

04/17/2015, 08:04 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Neil, Shane and Steve discuss their Apple Watch try-on experience and impressions, WWDC 2015 speculation, hopes and fixes for the anticipated iOS 9, and more.

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Apple officially appoints Steve Dowling to VP of Communications

04/16/2015, 08:04 pm

It appears Apple has filled the shoes of former PR chief Katie Cotton, as the company's Leadership webpage now lists former interim communications chief Steve Dowling as VP of Communications.

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Snapchat paid ousted Apple exec Scott Forstall 0.11% to be advisor, according to leaked email

04/16/2015, 08:04 pm

A leaked email from last year's Sony Pictures data breach that surfaced Thursday reveals Snapchat granted former iOS chief Scott Forstall 0.11 percent of its stock in fully-diluted shares in return for being a special company advisor.

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