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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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Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

05/06/2015, 05:05 pm

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple's App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Lunch & keynote with Apple CEO Tim Cook raises $200K for charity

05/06/2015, 04:05 pm

The chance to have lunch and attend an Apple keynote with CEO Tim Cook was enough to raise more than $200,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

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Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

05/06/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy, a sales and setup service

05/06/2015, 11:05 am

Former JC Penney CEO and one-time Apple retail head Ron Johnson on Wednesday launched a new company, Enjoy Technology, that will not only sell products like smartphones, drones, notebooks, and tablets, but also offer free personal delivery and setup for orders.

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Apple details new 'AppleBot' web crawler used by Siri and Spotlight

05/06/2015, 06:05 am

Apple has confirmed the existence of a long-rumored web crawling service -- first noticed last November --and provided some details of its operations in a recently-updated support document.

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OpenTV sues Apple over iTunes content streaming technology

05/05/2015, 06:05 pm

Interactive digital television firm OpenTV on Tuesday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of five patents relating to storing and delivering digital content to personal electronic devices.

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EU to probe market control of Facebook, Google, other tech firms

05/05/2015, 04:05 pm

The European Commission is beginning a probe into how major technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google exploit their market power, a move that could potentially lead to new regulations, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was America's top-paid female executive in 2014

05/05/2015, 09:05 am

Though she was only an Apple employee for about half of the year, Angela Ahrendts earned nearly $83 million last year, making her the highest paid female executive in America.

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Apple Watch 'particle cloud' pairing method likely revealed in new patent

05/05/2015, 04:05 am

Lost amidst a sea of flashy hardware technologies introduced with Apple Watch was a new image-based pairing technique distinguished by a "particle cloud" effect. On Tuesday, Apple received a patent detailing what appears to be the bedrock of this unique pairing procedure, hinting at its use in future products.

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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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