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Shuttle drivers at Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies vote for Teamsters representation

02/27/2015, 09:02 pm

In the ongoing Silicon Valley shuttle bus saga, contracted drivers serving five local tech firms, including Apple, voted on Friday to seek representation by the Teamsters union.

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Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism

02/27/2015, 07:02 pm

In an interview published on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his commitment to customer data privacy, saying most consumers likely do not know how dire the situation is, but will be "very offended" when they find out.

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Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward' event steals thunder from rivals at Mobile World Congress

02/27/2015, 10:02 am

Whether intentionally timed or just a matter of coincidence, Apple's just-announced March 9 event is likely to overshadow the Mobile World Congress mega-conference in Barcelona, which will take place the preceding week.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's March 9 event, net neutrality, Pebble Time & more

02/27/2015, 08:02 am

The latest AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple's invitations to a March 9 media event, the FCC voting to enforce net neutrality, Pebble funding its new smartwatch using Kickstarter (again), Google buying Softcard, and more.

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Ericsson unloads legal barrage against Apple in ongoing patent licensing dispute

02/27/2015, 04:02 am

Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with a salvo of federal lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino company's devices.

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Former Apple exec Ron Johnson appointed to board of fashion e-tailer Nasty Gal, leads investment

02/27/2015, 01:02 am

Former Apple executive Ron Johnson, who cultivated the highly successful Apple Store retail initiative, is leading a $16 million investment round for online retailer Nasty Gal, marking his return to the fashion industry.

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Apple looking for hardware and software engineers to build virtual reality displays

02/26/2015, 09:02 pm

A handful of recent Apple corporate job postings suggest the company is experimenting with virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, an area of intense interest some believe will be the next tech battleground.

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Apple takes top spot in online order fulfillment in Q4 with average ship time of 2.5 days

02/26/2015, 07:02 pm

In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders.

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Apple's iWork for iCloud goes platform agnostic, open to everyone

02/26/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple on Thursday removed the beta tag from its Apple ID creation tool, granting anyone, on any platform access to access to the iWork for iCloud Web-based productivity suite.

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Fresh off $533M victory, Smartflash files another patent suit against Apple

02/26/2015, 03:02 pm

Just one day after Smartflash won a $533 million jury decision against Apple, the intellectual property holder filed yet another patent case against the company seeking even more damages for alleged infringement.

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Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward' event will be streamed live from its website, Apple TV

02/26/2015, 01:02 pm

As it has done for past events, Apple's upcoming March 9 event, where it is expected to give final details on the upcoming Apple Watch, will be available as a live video stream from the company's website as well as the Apple TV set-top box.

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FCC votes to enforce net neutrality by regulating ISPs, unleashes municipal broadband

02/26/2015, 01:02 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to regulate Internet service providers as "common carriers" under the Communications Act, preventing those companies from creating so-called "Internet fast lanes," and at the same time effectively neutered laws that impeded the expansion of city-owned broadband networks.

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Apple announces 'spring forward' event for March 9, likely to talk about Apple Watch & more

02/26/2015, 12:02 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, inviting them to a keynote presentation on Monday, March 9, where it's expected the company will give more details on the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch, and potentially unveil anticipated new products.

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Apple's Tim Cook pledges more growth in Israel during meeting with Israeli president

02/26/2015, 09:02 am

A meeting this week between Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reportedly included assurances from Cook that the company intends to continue growing its operations in the region, a large part of which are focused on chip design.

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China removes Apple, other US tech companies from approved government purchase lists

02/25/2015, 11:02 pm

China has blacklisted Apple and a number of other big name U.S. technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, leaving local companies to fill the resulting void, according to a report published on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook to deliver commencement address at George Washington University, receive honorary doctorate

02/25/2015, 08:02 pm

It was announced on Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver George Washington University's commencement address at the school's graduation ceremony in May, where he will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service.

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Google in talks with wearables maker Jawbone over potential investment, report says

02/25/2015, 08:02 pm

Google is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy a stake in Jawbone, perhaps best known for its popular UP line of fitness trackers, as the Internet search giant moves further into the wearable device industry.

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GasBuddy & GreatSchools now providing data for Apple Maps [u]

02/25/2015, 03:02 pm

Third-party data presented to users within Apple Maps may soon include local gas prices and school locations, thanks to new partnerships with GasBuddy and GreatSchools.

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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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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Israel, meets with President Reuven Rivlin

02/25/2015, 11:02 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was in Israel on Wednesday, and had a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin, as Apple is prepared to open a new office in the country.

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