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Yahoo prepares for split, will lay off 15% of workforce in restructuring

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Internet search, content pioneer and Apple partner Yahoo is readying for either a reverse spinoff or outright sale that would see the well-known web businesses separated from the parent company and more than 1,000 employees laid off.

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New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize Apple for preserving historic NYC buildings

02/03/2016, 08:02 am

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award will be Apple, in recognition of the company's preservation and restoration of notable historic structures in New York City.

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Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploit

02/02/2016, 10:02 pm

Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind "deep system security" startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

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Apple Stores reportedly stall growth at top US shopping malls

02/02/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple Stores, which consistently rank among the most profitable retail outlets per square foot, are reportedly bogging down growth at a chain of upscale shopping malls across the U.S.

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Microsoft reportedly buys SwiftKey for $250M as part of AI buildout

02/02/2016, 08:02 pm

Microsoft is looking to expand on its artificial intelligence program with the reported purchase of UK-based developer SwiftKey, makers of the popular cross-platform predictive keyboard of the same name.

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Zagg buys battery case maker Mophie for $100M

02/02/2016, 06:02 pm

Zagg, best known for its InvisibleShield line of protective display coverings, on Tuesday announced plans to purchase iPhone battery case maker Mophie in a deal worth at least $100 million.

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Apple has become a regular at Stanford University's VR lab

02/02/2016, 05:02 pm

Amid rumors claiming Apple is investing heavily in virtual and augmented reality solutions, it was revealed on Tuesday that the company has taken a recent interest in Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, sending representatives to visit the facility three times in as many months.

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Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's new Irish data center

02/02/2016, 03:02 pm

Progress on Apple's new 850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project's potential to harm local wildlife.

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Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone eagles

02/02/2016, 12:02 pm

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor' data transfer agreement - report [u]

02/02/2016, 11:02 am

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

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Apple patents hover-sensing multitouch display

02/02/2016, 03:02 am

After the release of 3D Touch force-sensing input on iPhone 6s, Apple continues its push for the perfect input technology, most recently winning a patent that uses inline proximity sensors to detect non-contact hover gestures.

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Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for own data centers, analyst says

02/01/2016, 07:02 pm

Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

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Apple's Swift language project gains continuous integration

02/01/2016, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

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Google taking Nexus smartphone program in more iPhone-like direction - report

02/01/2016, 03:02 pm

Google is hoping to exert more control over its Nexus smartphone line, more closely following a business model set out by Apple and the iPhone, a report said on Monday.

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US & Europe miss deadline for new 'Safe Harbor' agreement on overseas data transfers

02/01/2016, 11:02 am

In spite of late-hour talks, U.S and European officials missed a deadline on Sunday to renegotiate a "Safe Harbor" agreement allowing companies like Apple and Google to shuttle data back and forth across the Atlantic.

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Samsung announces Galaxy S7 to debut on Feb. 21 alongside new Gear 360 VR camera

02/01/2016, 10:02 am

Troubled South Korean smartphone maker Samsung will reveal the next iteration of its Galaxy smartphone lineup later this month, and will reportedly accompany the new handsets with a 360-degree virtual reality camera.

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This week on AI: As Wall Street worries, Apple has 4" iPhone, iPad Air 3 & new MacBooks coming soon

01/30/2016, 05:01 am

Apple's planning to launch major new hardware earlier than usual this year, the latest rumors this week revealed. Plus, Apple's record setting quarter is overshadowed by a soft outlook, iTunes Radio goes pay-only, and exclusive details on the struggles of "Project Titan," Apple's electric car project.

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London mayor tried to convince Apple to sponsor 'Garden Bridge' project

01/29/2016, 02:01 pm

London mayor Boris Johnson reportedly flew to San Francisco in February 2013 in hopes Apple would sponsor the city's "Garden Bridge," a proposed pedestrian walkway spanning the River Thames.

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Innovation still undecided on Sharp rescue plans as Foxconn raises bid, tries to allay job fears

01/29/2016, 10:01 am

In the bidding war for Sharp, Innovation Network Corp. has yet to decide on a possible rescue plan, even as rival Foxconn is raising its bid and promising not to cut Japanese jobs, a report said on Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, beta releases, Apple Music, car & more

01/29/2016, 09:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's earnings call, the decline of iPhone sales, Apple and Tim Cook's interest in virtual reality, it's relation with an 'iPhone 7' dual camera, and trouble in Apple's car skunkworks. We also talk about iOS 9.3 beta, Apple Pencil woes and the trouble with keyboards for iPad in iOS.

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