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Former head of Android Andy Rubin leaves Google to start tech hardware incubator

10/30/2014, 08:10 pm

Google's former head of Android, and most recently robotics chief, Andy Rubin on Thursday announced he is leaving the company to start an incubator focusing on technology hardware products.

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Seth Rogen to play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale's Steve Jobs

10/30/2014, 03:10 pm

Actor Seth Rogen, famous for comedic roles in hits like "Superbad" and "Knocked Up," will reportedly appear in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, and is set to take on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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President Bill Clinton, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella & others praise Apple CEO Tim Cook for publicly announcing he is gay

10/30/2014, 01:10 pm

Following the publication of a heartfelt personal letter in which the Apple CEO revealed his sexual orientation publicly for the first time, Tim Cook has been showered with praise from coworkers, competitors, celebrities and more.

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'I'm proud to be gay,' Apple CEO Tim Cook says in open letter supporting equality

10/30/2014, 08:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published a letter on Thursday revealing that while it wasn't an "easy choice," he's decided to publicly announce that he is "proud to be gay," and that it has given him perspective on what it means to be a minority.

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Microsoft inadvertently leaks 'Band' fitness wearable in new app, reveals 'Microsoft Health' [update: confirmed]

10/29/2014, 09:10 pm

Microsoft's rumored wearable fitness tracker was inadvertently leaked online Wednesday when the company's first-party syncing app was posted to Apple's Mac App Store, disclosing a few key features of the unannounced device.

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Apple in early talks to sell iPhone in Iran, report says

10/29/2014, 08:10 pm

Almost one year after the U.S. began to loosen sanctions on exports to Iran, Apple is reportedly in early stage talks with distributors to start official sales of its products in the country.

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BlackBerry hopes to rekindle sales by reintroducing classic keyboard & form factor

10/29/2014, 06:10 pm

Hoping to strike a chord with old school BlackBerry users, the not quite dead company on Wednesday teased a new device called BlackBerry Classic, which appears to be a modern take on the seminal BlackBerry Bold.

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MCX CEO calls CurrentC exclusivity fines 'untrue,' responds to recent hack

10/29/2014, 05:10 pm

During a press conference on Wednesday, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson responded to criticism of the retail consortium's CurrentC system, saying merchant fines for using other payment solutions are untrue.

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GT Advanced blames Apple for one-sided sapphire contract that resulted in $461M loss

10/29/2014, 02:10 pm

Testimony from chief operating officer of GT Advanced Technologies reveals that the company lost $461 million before it filed for bankruptcy -- a course that the company asserts was the result of "unsustainable" contracts in which it assumed all of the risk, while Apple took none.

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Apple Pay competitor CurrentC hacked, alerts pilot program participants of security breach

10/29/2014, 11:10 am

CurrentC, a mobile payment system that has found itself at odds with both Apple Pay and Google Wallet, announced on Wednesday that it has been hacked and that some users' email addresses may have been obtained.

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MCX defends CurrentC against Apple Pay controversy, says sensitive customer data is saved in the cloud

10/29/2014, 10:10 am

As Apple Pay and Google Wallet users have joined together in an attempt to fight a consortium of retailers that have blocked NFC-based payments, the company behind the CurrentC mobile payment program has come out in defense of itself, saying that members of the public are "misinformed."

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FCC proposes rule change to open a la carte internet television streaming

10/29/2014, 10:10 am

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler floated a proposal Wednesday that would give Internet-based video services the same access to live content from cable and local stations as traditional television broadcasters.

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MCX merchants restricted to CurrentC payment system, using Apple Pay incurs fines

10/28/2014, 10:10 pm

Partners of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium, which include retail giants Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, are contractually obliged to use the upcoming CurrentC mobile payments solution, a forthcoming competitor to Apple Pay, one report says.

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Apple makes iAd available in 70 more countries, now active in 95 regions

10/28/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced to developers that it has extended iAd support to an additional 70 countries, with the advertising network now in 95 countries around the world.

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Apple's Greg Joswiak blames iOS 8.0.1 issues on software distribution

10/28/2014, 05:10 pm

In a rare interview on Tuesday, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg "Joz" Joswiak mostly toed the company line, but did reveal that issues with last month's iOS 8.0.1 rollout were caused by software distribution issues.

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GT Advanced says it's only settling with Apple because it can't afford to sue

10/28/2014, 02:10 pm

Beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies has suggested it would prefer to sue the iPhone maker rather than reach a settlement, but going to court would be too "challenging and expensive" for the company to pursue.

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Apple's Tim Cook to talk Apple Pay integration with Alibaba's Jack Ma

10/28/2014, 12:10 am

In back-to-back interviews at the Wall Street Journal's tech conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook and Alibaba's Jack Ma both expressed interest in discussing a partnership that could see the two companies integrate their respective Apple Pay and Alipay payment systems.

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Apple Pay activations hit over 1M in first 72 hours, more than all competitors combined

10/27/2014, 11:10 pm

At The Wall Street Journal's inaugural WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Pay is off to a booming start, with more than one million card activations in its first 72 hours of service.

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Apple's Tim Cook says his home state is 'too slow' on LGBT rights issue, pushes for education reform

10/27/2014, 10:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday spoke out on a variety of civil rights issues facing his home state of Alabama and the U.S. at large, comparing slow progress on rights for the LGBT community with the country's long struggle to reach racial and gender equality.

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Walmart says MCX has consumers' 'best interests in mind' by not accepting Apple Pay

10/27/2014, 10:10 pm

After members of the Merchant Customer Exchange pulled support for Apple Pay mobile payments this past weekend, specifically Rite Aid and CVS, a major partner in the consortium has offered its take on why Apple's solution is not being implemented.

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