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Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims

04/16/2014, 02:04 am

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple's patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to alleged infringing products.

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Judge denies Apple motion to dismiss states' e-books suit

04/15/2014, 10:04 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by state attorneys general over e-book price fixing, allowing a trial that could cost the company up to $840 million to move forward.

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Revenue from mobile device displays to surpass televisions for first time in 2014

04/15/2014, 09:04 am

Display manufacturers will make more money in 2014 from the screens found in mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers than those in television sets for the first time as consumers increasingly demand higher-quality displays in mobile devices, according to new data.

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Apple tech uses Wi-Fi access points for indoor navigation, 3D positioning

04/15/2014, 05:04 am

While most mobile devices rely on GPS for mapping and navigation, the system only works outdoors and in range of satellite timing signals. However, new technology from Apple could extend accurate positioning indoors without need for additional hardware aside from existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.

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Samsung execs deny copying Apple design, attribute smartphone success to marketing

04/15/2014, 12:04 am

Continuing to grind through its long list of expert witnesses on Monday, Samsung brought up two company executives, as well as three Google engineers, to further its case of non-infringement of five Apple patents.

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Apple now cooperating says external compliance monitor Bromwich in first report

04/14/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple's court-appointed external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich on Monday issued his first report to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, noting a marked improvement in relations between himself and the Cupertino, Calif. company.

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David Fincher pulls out of talks to direct Steve Jobs biopic

04/14/2014, 05:04 pm

According to a report on Monday, director David Fincher will not reteam with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for Sony's upcoming big-budget Steve Jobs biopic. The duo, along with producer Scott Rudin, worked together on the Academy Award winning film "The Social Network," which focused on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

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Facebook said to be readying electronic payment system, could preempt Apple entry

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly nearing a deal with Irish authorities that would allow the company to offer its European users electronic payment and remittance services ahead of Apple's hotly-anticipated entry into the market.

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Hands on with MakerBot's iOS-connected 5th generation of 3D printers & Digitizer desktop 3D scanner

04/13/2014, 03:04 pm

As the technology behind 3D printing improves, market leader MakerBot continues to expand its lineup of devices, and is working to enhance its connectivity with Apple's iOS ecosystem.

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Auburn University posts tribute to Apple's Tim Cook following Lifetime Achievement Award

04/13/2014, 03:04 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook was profiled in a new video published by the Auburn University Alumni Association, which has recognized Cook in a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Apple buys hydroelectric green energy project near Oregon data center

04/12/2014, 03:04 pm

Apple is expanding its use of clean energy to power its iCloud data centers, with the company's Prineville, Ore., facility now flanked by a small hydroelectric project acquired by the iPhone maker.

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Samsung calls on Android exec in patent trial to prove certain features were created by Google, not Apple

04/11/2014, 08:04 pm

Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company's devices did not copy Apple's. The main argument: Google invented certain features before Apple patented them.

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Apple hires CEO of brand consultant Wolff Olins in marketing push

04/11/2014, 07:04 pm

It was reported on Friday that Wolff Olins Global CEO Karl Heiselman has been hired away by Apple and will start working in a new marketing communications position at the Cupertino, Calif. company in May.

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Apple rests case in second California patent trial against Samsung

04/11/2014, 07:04 pm

Apple lawyers on Friday concluded their side of arguments in the latest spat with Samsung, bringing the initial phase of the company's case to a close after five days of court proceedings.

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Apple's Tim Cook encourages US House to pass sexual orientation nondiscrimination act

04/11/2014, 01:04 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to again express his support for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, a proposed bill that would make it illegal for companies to discriminate in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Apple opts out of latest patent acquisition fund from Intellectual Ventures

04/11/2014, 08:04 am

Prominent patent buyer Intellectual Ventures won't be able to count Apple among the participants in its latest IP purchase, as the iPhone maker has apparently opted out of its latest investment.

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Apple says iOS, OS X and certain Web services protected against 'Heartbleed'

04/10/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a statement saying its major operating platforms, iOS, OS X and certain Web services, are not affected by the massive "Heartbleed" security flaw discovered earlier this week.

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Nike opens NikeFuel activity platform to third parties, adds San Francisco dev lab

04/10/2014, 01:04 pm

Nike on Thursday announced plans to allow fitness app developers to funnel users' activity into its NikeFuel measurement system -- in hopes of creating a universal standard for activity tracking across platforms - and backed the initiative with a new San Francisco-based development laboratory.

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Apple confirms retirement of Greg Christie as sources rebut claims of internal struggle

04/10/2014, 12:04 am

In statements furnished to multiple news outlets on Wednesday, Apple confirmed that Human Interface director Greg Christie will be leaving the company in a planned exit later this year, while additional reporting has disputed claims that his departure was a result of a spat with design chief Jony Ive.

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Apple to roll out glut of new products in Q3 including iWatch in two sizes, 'iPhone 6,' 12" MacBook and low-cost iMac

04/09/2014, 06:04 pm

Apple is expected to start rolling out new products starting in the second quarter, says one informed analyst, including the much rumored iWatch, redesigned "iPhone 6," a 12-inch MacBook Air and a low-cost iMac.

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