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Apple and car battery firm A123 on verge of settling job poaching lawsuit

05/13/2015, 11:05 am

Apple and battery maker A123 Systems are nearing the settlement of a federal lawsuit which accused the former of poaching engineers and scientists from A123 in an attempt to create a new battery division, according to court documents submitted this week.

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Fiat CEO meets with Tim Cook, says Apple planning automotive 'intervention'

05/10/2015, 07:05 am

Following a recent trip to California, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said he met with Apple's Tim Cook to discuss the tech giant's "intervention in the car," suggesting Cupertino is continuing work on new automotive technologies.

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Elon Musk welcomes rumored 'Apple Car,' reveals Tesla-to-Apple poaching at about 5:1

05/06/2015, 07:05 pm

During electric car maker Tesla's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk said it would be great to see Apple enter the automotive industry, while allaying concerns that the Cupertino tech giant's poaching operations posed a threat to his company.

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Apple's mystery vans are so popular, people are making fake ones

03/23/2015, 01:03 pm

While Apple's radar- and camera-equipped minivans are being spotted with increasing frequency around the U.S., a new sighting this week in Germany served up an interesting twist: a Dodge Caravan that looks like one of Apple's vehicles, except it's a fake.

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Fast, luxurious & sensible: What the personal vehicles of Apple execs could mean for an Apple Car

03/19/2015, 12:03 pm

With rumors of an Apple Car comes speculation about its potential design, and AppleInsider took a look at the personal vehicles drive by some of Apple's top executives to see how that might influence the company's thinking.

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BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

03/18/2015, 03:03 pm

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

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The art of deception: How Apple attempts to keep its secret projects under wraps

03/14/2015, 01:03 pm

With connections drawn between a rumored Apple car project and a research company named SixtyEight, AppleInsider takes a look at some other ways Apple has attempted to keep its top-secret projects out of the public eye.

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Project Titan, SixtyEight & SG5: Inside Apple's top-secret electric car project

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, Apple's mysterious "Titan" electric car project is believed to be in development at a top-secret facility hidden in plain sight, discovered by AppleInsider just minutes away from the company's California headquarters.

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Apple seeks dismissal of A123 lawsuit over alleged employee poaching

03/10/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by battery maker A123 over alleged poaching activities, saying the complaint failed to meet certain legal requirements.

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Auto tech maker Continental wants to partner on rumored Apple Car

03/05/2015, 10:03 am

If Apple is in fact building an electric vehicle, German automotive company Continental hopes it will have a chance to partner on the final product, the company's CEO publicly said.

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BMW says talks with Apple are not connected to producing a new car

03/05/2015, 09:03 am

Recent negotiations between Apple and BMW weren't connected to developing a car, a BMW spokesman has said, citing discussions between the two parties as part of "regular talks."

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Apple discussing settlement with battery maker over alleged employee poaching

03/03/2015, 07:03 pm

In a court filing on Tuesday, Apple informed a Massachusetts federal judge that it is in discussions with A123 Systems to settle out of court a lawsuit claiming Apple poached the battery maker's key engineers for a secret internal project.

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Automakers in Geneva cautious, 'concerned' about 'disruptive interloper' Apple

03/03/2015, 10:03 am

As the automotive glitterati descends on Switzerland for the first industry powwow since rumors of an Apple Car began swirling, executives from some of the world's largest automakers have opened up about the possibility of counting the iPhone maker as a competitor.

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Nissan, Daimler CEOs split on prospect of rumored Apple Car

03/02/2015, 05:03 pm

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and the CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, have each adopted radically different stances on rumors of a so-called Apple Car, with the former dismissing the idea and the latter welcoming it as a boost to Renault-Nissan's business.

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CarPlay, not an Apple Car, likely catalyst of Swiss trademark filing

03/02/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple recently extended its trademark protection in Switzerland to include automobiles, but such filings are far from new and odds are that the company is working to cover its nascent CarPlay initiative, rather than the much-ballyhooed Apple Car.

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Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk 'inseparable' in conversation at Oscars afterparty

02/25/2015, 12:02 pm

One of the top designers in the world and the leader in electric car technology were spotted engrossed in private conversation this past Sunday at an exclusive Academy Awards afterparty, amidst a flurry of rumors surrounding Apple's rumored plans to build its own electric, autonomous car.

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Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona [u]

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Apple's mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.

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Rumor: Apple poaching Samsung experts in chips, batteries, more

02/23/2015, 08:02 am

With its latest recruiting efforts, Apple is allegedly targeting "experts in next-generation technology" from rival Samsung, offering raises and competitive benefits to lure talent to California.

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Apple eyeing electric car production by 2020, report says

02/19/2015, 07:02 pm

Adding to a firestorm of rumors surrounding Apple's supposed electric car project, a report on Thursday claims the Cupertino tech giant is gunning for a manufacturing start date of 2020.

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Apple poaching suit potentially tied to A123's high-performance electric vehicle batteries

02/19/2015, 01:02 pm

A123 Systems, which filed a lawsuit this month accusing Apple of unfairly poaching its engineers, is best known for creating large lithium-ion batteries used in futuristic high-performance electric automobiles, a specialty that may have played a key role in Apple's interest in its employees.

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