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Twitter wins rights to stream NFL's slate of Thursday Night Football games

04/05/2016, 11:04 am

In a major push into the content business, Twitter has won the rights to the National Football League's Thursday Night Football, and will stream 10 games online for free starting next season.

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Former Apple execs Fred Anderson, Avie Tevanian raise NeXT-themed venture capital fund

04/05/2016, 10:04 am

A pair of Steve Jobs lieutenants -- former Apple CFO Fred Anderson and software chief Avie Tevanian -- have reportedly banded together in a new venture capital fund dubbed NextEquity.

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Iowa's only Apple Store to get massive $3M makeover, nearly triple in size

04/04/2016, 10:04 pm

Apple's lone retail outlet in Iowa, which has served Apple faithful for the past 12 years, is about to get a long-awaited makeover that promises to nearly triple floor space, and could introduce the "next-generation" Apple Store design language currently rolling out at international flagship locations.

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Apple Stores to use paper, not plastic, bags in environmental push, report says

04/04/2016, 08:04 pm

Like many retailers looking to go green, Apple reportedly plans to phase out its familiar plastic shopping bags in mid-April, with the drawstring design to be replaced by environmentally friendly paper bags made out of recycled materials.

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Apple's ResearchKit incorporates more genetics through new 23andMe module

04/04/2016, 04:04 pm

Private genetics firm 23andMe has released a new software module, allowing its genetics results to be incorporated into ResearchKit apps, Apple announced on Monday.

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Sheer amount of data involved delaying EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax deals, Commissioner says

04/04/2016, 12:04 pm

There's no way of telling when the European Commission will conclude its investigation into Apple's Irish tax deals, simply because the huge amount of data involved, the Commission's competition head said on Monday.

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This week on AI: DOJ drops court order, Apple ships iPhone SE & 9.7" iPad Pro, iOS 9.3.1 fixes critical Web link bug

04/02/2016, 05:04 am

Apple's confrontation with the U.S. government over encryption took a major twist, thanks to the Justice Department officially withdrawing its court order. Later in the week, Apple shipped the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and fixed a critical bug via iOS 9.3.1.

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Apple celebrates 40th anniversary with Beer Bash DJ'd by Zane Lowe

04/01/2016, 10:04 pm

Apple turned 40 years old on Friday, and to celebrate the company held a traditional Beer Bash in front of its Cupertino, Calif., campus shortly after the workday ended, with Beats 1 providing tunes for a crowd of more than 6,000 people.

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Cellebrite again rumored to have accessed San Bernardino iPhone 5c for FBI

04/01/2016, 06:04 pm

Citing inside sources, reports this week claim Israeli data forensics firm Cellebrite provided the FBI with technology to extract information from an iPhone 5c linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook.

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Apple files amicus brief supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan

04/01/2016, 03:04 pm

Four of the biggest tech companies on the planet -- Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon --all officially pledged their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled Clean Power Plan on Friday, calling for carbon emissions from power plants to be reduced.

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Tesla unveils more affordable Model 3, gives glimpse at Apple's future auto competition

04/01/2016, 01:04 pm

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled the long-awaited Model 3, its first electric car to be priced for the general public instead of rich sports and luxury car buyers.

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Apple flies original Mac team's pirate flag for company's 40th anniversary

04/01/2016, 09:04 am

Marking the 40th anniversary of the company's founding, Apple on Friday flew a pirate flag over its Cupertino headquarters, in a tribute to the first-generation Macintosh team headed by company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone SE launch, stackable Smart Connectors, OLED iPhones & more

04/01/2016, 09:04 am

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about the FBI cracking the iPhone on their own, what's inside Apple's new 4-inch iPhone SE, what form a 2017 iPhone might take, and much more.

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Apple begins collecting ResearchKit data to further platform integration

03/31/2016, 05:03 pm

In a change to its data collection practices, Apple is now listing itself as a "secondary" researcher on two active ResearchKit studies, allowing the company to skim anonymized data in efforts to improve its health technology platform.

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FBI's iPhone unlock technique could be kept secret by White House review group

03/31/2016, 11:03 am

The FBI may be entitled to keep secret the technique it used to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, as a result of a special White House group designed to review digital security flaws uncovered by federal agencies.

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FBI agrees to help crack iPhone 6 and iPod tied to Arkansas murder trial, but method unknown

03/30/2016, 09:03 pm

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and iPod linked to an Arkansas murder trial, but whether the agency is is leveraging its newfound iPhone exploit is unclear. in cases beyond San Bernardino.

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Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

03/30/2016, 02:03 pm

Apple's annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company's partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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Apple & Google have faced 63 All Writs Act-related orders to access devices, ACLU says

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

The U.S. federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times to compel Apple and Google to help unlock devices involved in investigations, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Wednesday.

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Apple partner Foxconn finally seals the deal with Sharp for $3.5B

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Two key Apple suppliers will officially join forces, as Foxconn has entered into a deal to purchase display maker Sharp for $3.5 billion, bringing to an end months of speculation and negotiations.

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Apple claims reversal of $120M verdict against Samsung violates US Constitution

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

In reversing a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, a lawyer for Apple argued this week.

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