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Apple explains $2.2B damages claim against Samsung from lost profits, royalties

04/08/2014, 07:04 pm

During testimony in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, an Apple damages expert revealed the full damages claim stands at $2.19 billion for lost profits and reasonable royalty fees on five alleged infringed patents.

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Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says

04/08/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.

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Mobile malware authors 'almost exclusively' focused on Android in 2013, says Symantec

04/08/2014, 12:04 pm

Attackers continue to target Android more than any other mobile operating system, according to a new report released Tuesday, as Google's platform played host to all but one of the new mobile malware families discovered last year.

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Microsoft hopes to counter Apple with AI-driven 'invisible user interfaces' on future devices

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

Just days after officially announcing Cortana, a Siri-like personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed a substantial and wide-ranging artificial intelligence program it hopes will leapfrog similar offerings from Apple and Google.

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Apple, Google & others could pay 'blindingly high' $9B in anti-poaching class-action suit

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

A class-action lawsuit from tech sector employees against employers including Apple and Google seeks some $9 billion in lost wages --an astronomical sum that the complainants could ultimately receive, some believe, thanks to a mountain of evidence appearing to implicate Silicon Valley employers in an alleged no-hire cartel.

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Apple sends out WWDC 2014 ticket purchase invitations to randomly selected developers

04/07/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple on Monday sent out emails to developers who participated in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, notifying those accepted that tickets will be saved until Apr. 14.

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Apple's Schiller was 'shocked' at ad agency's suggestions for branding turnaround, documents show

04/07/2014, 07:04 pm

Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz.

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Microsoft shows off new 'Windows in the car' concept to take on Apple's CarPlay

04/07/2014, 09:04 am

Software giant Microsoft is planning to revamp its in-car offerings after suffering setbacks with the existing Sync platform, unveiling a new "Windows in the car" initiative at the company's annual Build conference in San Francisco.

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Email from Steve Jobs reveals Apple TV 'magic wand,' other future product ideas

04/04/2014, 09:04 pm

An email Apple cofounder Steve Jobs sent to his top executives outlines the vision he had for the company in 2010, including future iPhone iterations, "Apple TV 2" and changes to MobileMe that hoped would leapfrog Google's cloud services.

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Apple initially wanted original iPhone to be 'always on' device but opted for 'slide-to-unlock'

04/04/2014, 07:04 pm

During the Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Friday, Apple software engineer and head of the company's human interface team Greg Christie took the stand to offer background on the original iPhone, specifically the "slide-to-unlock" feature.

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After outing business dealings with Apple, Pixelworks appoints ex-Apple exec to board

04/04/2014, 06:04 pm

High-resolution display processing company Pixelworks on Friday announced the appointment of ex-iPod and iPhone hardware executive David J. Tupman to its board of directors, with the news coming one month after the firm revealed Apple orders accounted for ten percent of its business in 2013.

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Apple's (RED) contributions in fight against AIDS reach $70 million

04/04/2014, 01:04 pm

Apple's contributions to (RED), which aims to eliminate HIV and AIDS, have now reached $70 million to date, the charity officially announced on Friday.

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Pixar president recalls a 'transformation' undergone by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

04/04/2014, 12:04 pm

While Steve Jobs is famous for helping to turn Pixar into a legendary award winning animation studio, the experience of running Pixar also helped to change Jobs himself for the better, the studio's president reveals in a new book excerpt.

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Judge shuts down Apple motion regarding Samsung's 'misleading' opening statements

04/04/2014, 04:04 am

Just hours after Apple filed a motion asking to show evidence of alleged misleading and false statements delivered by Samsung counsel in the companies' second California patent trial, a district court judge late Thursday largely denied the request in a way that could narrow Apple's case moving forward.

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Nest suspends sales of Protect smoke & carbon monoxide alarm over safety concerns

04/03/2014, 06:04 pm

Google-owned smart home firm Nest announced on Thursday that it has suspended sales of the Protect Smoke + CO Alarm after discovering one of the product's built-in convenience features poses a potential safety risk.

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Greenpeace flies blimp over Silicon Valley to praise Apple, others for 'building a greener Internet'

04/03/2014, 04:04 pm

While Greenpeace and Apple have had their clashes in the past, the environmental advocacy group took to the skies to instead praise Apple this week, championing the iPhone maker, along with Facebook and Google, for "building a greener Internet."

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Apple settles patent infringement suit with Sony, Philips-backed Intertrust Technologies

04/03/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with Intertrust Technologies, a holding company owned jointly by consumer electronics giants Sony and Philips, putting an end to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the iPhone maker by Intertrust one year ago.

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Apple acquired speech recognition firm Novauris last year to improve Siri - report

04/03/2014, 01:04 pm

An Apple acquisition from 2013 may have quietly flown under the radar, as it was revealed this week that the Siri development team has added personnel from Novauris Technologies.

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Obama administration upset over alleged Samsung 'selfie' publicity stunt

04/03/2014, 01:04 pm

The White House is reportedly unhappy with South Korean electronics maker Samsung, over allegations that the company sponsored a "selfie" to which President Barack Obama was inadvertently a party.

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Apple's WWDC 2014 kicks off June 2, tickets to be issued by random selection April 7

04/03/2014, 08:04 am

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, where the company traditionally unveils the next generation of its iOS mobile operating system, will kick off on June 2 this year, with randomly selected attendees set to be announced next week.

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