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Topic: General

Apple hires new general contractor to finish Campus 2 interior

05/04/2015, 05:05 pm

Apple is signing on a new general contractor to help finish Campus 2, the company's upcoming ring-shaped headquarters being constructed in Cupertino, Calif., according to a Monday report.

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GE to develop new LED bulbs that work with Apple's HomeKit

05/04/2015, 03:05 pm

General Electric on Monday announced plans for a new color-changing LED light bulb, due to ship sometime later this year, that will come out of the box with support for Apple's HomeKit system.

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Charter pursues Time Warner Cable merger in wake of abandoned Comcast deal

05/04/2015, 12:05 pm

Following Comcast's unsuccessful takeover bid, high-level talks have reportedly taken place between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable over a possible merger, in spite of the bad blood between the two companies.

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DOJ to review secret cell phone tracking programs, reveal information on usage

05/04/2015, 09:05 am

The United States Department of Justice has reportedly decided that the use of controversial cell phone tracking devices --widely known as "stingrays" --by its agencies must be more closely monitored, and is preparing to launch an extensive internal review while publicly revealing more details about the secret programs.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's blockbuster Q2, 'tattoo-gate,' Apple Watch review, more

05/02/2015, 06:05 am

The week began with a financial bang, as Apple published the results of its record-breaking second quarter, but later saw controversies swirl with Apple Watch production obstacles and problems for wearers with tattoos. AppleInsider meanwhile reviewed the device, finding it attractive but saddled with some flaws.

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Samsung takes Apple obsession to next level with new Galaxy ad

05/01/2015, 09:05 pm

Samsung has been known to borrow Apple's ideas from time to time, an effective -- if not entirely inspired -- strategy considering massive iPhone, iPad and now Watch demand. But its latest advertisement for the new Galaxy S6 edge, basically an amalgamation of Apple Watch promo videos, dials the homage up to 11.

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Apple bringing back personal shopping for controversial new Madison Avenue store in NYC

05/01/2015, 10:05 am

Customers at Apple's forthcoming Madison Avenue store on Manhattan's Upper East Side will be privy to a special Apple Store experience, as the company will reinstate its dormant personal shopping service and observe shorter-than-normal hours in order to fit in with the tony neighborhood.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses our Apple Watch review, Apple's record Q2 and more

05/01/2015, 09:05 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. We discuss the full Apple watch review and what it's like after a week of day to day use. Apple's record Q2 earnings call, CurrentC ousts its CEO, Microsoft bring Objective-C support to Windows 10, and more.

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Amid rumors of an Apple buyout, Nokia's maps business shines in otherwise disappointing quarter

04/30/2015, 03:04 pm

Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.

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Apple spending on research and development swells again to $1.9 billion

04/30/2015, 10:04 am

Apple's spending on research and development surged year over year by another $500 million last quarter, reaching $1.9 billion and growing to 3.3 percent of the company's total net sales.

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Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales slide

04/30/2015, 09:04 am

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has taken a sizable year-over-year profitability hit in its mobile phone division, with declining sales of high-volume, low-cost feature phones and tablets dragging down its bottom line.

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Future iPhones may sport both telephoto and wide angle cameras, patent application suggests

04/30/2015, 04:04 am

Coming amid rumors of a next-generation iPhone with dual lenses, an Apple patent application published Thursday reveals a setup that features both wide angle and telephoto cameras.

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Apple already plans to expand R&D center in Israel, just weeks after opening

04/29/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened.

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Fashion industry gets its revenge as Donna Karan hires away Apple creative director

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

After years of poaching top fashion industry executives, Apple has found itself on the losing end as Donna Karan has reportedly hired Hector Muelas -- who served as creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple -- to fill a similar role at the fashion conglomerate.

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Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC replaces CEO

04/28/2015, 07:04 pm

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10 minutes

04/28/2015, 06:04 pm

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.

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Apple wins patent on Kinect-like depth mapping technology for 3D gesture interfaces

04/28/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has been awarded a patent for a depth-mapping technology for a Kinect-like 3D gesture interface, adding to the intellectual property inherited from its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense in 2013.

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Apple's Tim Cook pans supply chain cost 'guesstimators'

04/27/2015, 06:04 pm

During the company's quarterly earnings call on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed third-party firms that routinely provide estimated bill of materials breakdowns for new Apple products, saying they are usually far off base.

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iPhone and Mac to shine in Apple's Q2 2015 earnings, analyst says

04/25/2015, 09:04 pm

After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot urinating on Apple logo [updated]

04/24/2015, 11:04 am

An unknown person has inserted an Easter egg image into Google Maps, depicting the mascot for the Android operating system urinating on an Apple logo, and is now gaining attention across the Internet.

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