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Topic: General

Judge in GT Advanced bankruptcy case skeptical about need for secrecy

10/15/2014, 06:10 pm

At a hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff said he sees little in the way of sensitive trade secrets that would preclude the court from making the terms of Apple's deal with sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies public.

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Oscar winner Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

10/15/2014, 03:10 pm

Sony's high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter.

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September Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event cost Apple more than $1M - report

10/15/2014, 02:10 pm

Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday.

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Google announces Nexus 6 phablet, Nexus 9 tablet, & Apple TV-like Nexus Player

10/15/2014, 01:10 pm

Search giant Google on Wednesday unveiled three new Nexus-series devices --a new 6-inch smartphone, 9-inch tablet, and set-top streaming media box - that will launch alongside the next version of the company's mobile operating system, Android 5 Lollipop.

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As new Fitbit models loom, Apple Stores set to stop selling its HealthKit-incompatible devices

10/15/2014, 12:10 pm

Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon.

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Changes to Irish tax law a 'minor issue' for Apple, Barclays says

10/15/2014, 09:10 am

Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won't be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a "relatively neutral" outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week.

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Apple to debut 27" Retina iMac at Oct. 16 event, next-gen iPad Air supply to be limited

10/15/2014, 01:10 am

At its special media event on Thursday, Apple is expected to release a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply, says one well-informed analyst.

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Apple asks court to seal objections against GT Advanced bankruptcy

10/14/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday entered a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire requesting to seal objections made in regard to partner sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies' Chapter 11 protection filing.

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Ireland to close 'Double Irish' tax loophole in 2015, firms currently using tactic get grace period until 2020

10/14/2014, 06:10 pm

As expected, Ireland's Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Tuesday announced a planned end to tax breaks fostering the so-called "Double Irish" accounting scheme, which has been used by multinational corporations like Apple to save billions of dollars.

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Plaintiffs in Silicon Valley anti-poaching case ask appeals court to reject Apple settlement proposal

10/14/2014, 05:10 pm

Tech workers in a case accusing Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel of entering anti-poaching agreements asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to reject the companies' settlement offer, which was previously denied by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh.

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Apple to pay female employees up to $20,000 for new egg freezing fertility benefit

10/14/2014, 04:10 pm

Female employees working at Apple will soon be offered a fertility benefit of up to $20,000 to put toward freezing their eggs, which advocates say gives women the freedom to seek career advancement without worrying about future family plans.

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Another GT Advanced executive sold $2M in stock after sapphire deal with Apple began to sour

10/14/2014, 03:10 pm

Scrutiny over beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies continues to grow, with a new report highlighting that another high ranking official at the company sold nearly $2 million in stock after signs of trouble at its sapphire plant began to arise.

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IDG cancels Macworld/iWorld 2015 conference, says show 'going on hiatus'

10/14/2014, 01:10 pm

On the heels of last month's cancelation of Macworld's print magazine, IDG announced on Tuesday that the long running 2015 Macworld/iWorld conference, formerly known as the Macworld Expo, has also been canceled, marking the end of an era.

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Amazon's retail experiment will also include California 'pop-up' stores for holiday season

10/14/2014, 09:10 am

In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed.

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Hundreds of Dropbox credentials reportedly leaked online, company denies breach

10/14/2014, 03:10 am

A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service.

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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

10/13/2014, 08:10 pm

After the European Union's antitrust watchdog pressured reform, Ireland's government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency policies, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.

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Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

10/13/2014, 05:10 pm

In an interview discussing Finland's recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple's iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country's economy.

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FBI director continues crusade against Apple's encryption of iPhone data

10/13/2014, 10:10 am

James Comey, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, has once again slammed Apple's iPhone and devices running Android that can hold secure, encrypted data that is inaccessible by law enforcement, saying that such capabilities allow users to "place themselves beyond the law."

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Apple's supplier contracts include $50M penalty for leaking future product info

10/13/2014, 08:10 am

Details from Apple's supplier non-disclosure agreements are beginning to leak thanks to the bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies, with the sapphire maker arguing that even more should be published so creditors and shareholders can see the full story behind its fall from grace.

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Major retailers show unwillingness to adopt Apple Pay ahead of expected launch

10/10/2014, 09:10 pm

Apple Pay is primed to launch as one of the most secure and convenient digital payments solutions ever devised, but certain popular retailers may slow adoption by refusing to offer support due to a conservative stance on next-gen commerce or conflict with their own ambitions in the sector.

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