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'iPod iTunes' anti-trust lawsuit loses last standing plaintiff [update: motion to dismiss denied]

12/08/2014, 08:12 pm

During court proceedings in iTunes lawsuit on Monday, new evidence presented by Apple revealed the case's sole remaining plaintiff may not have purchased iPods eligible for action, and the person was subsequently disqualified.

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Natalie Portman declines role in Steve Jobs biopic

12/08/2014, 07:12 pm

It appears another big-name actor has passed on the opportunity to work on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, as Natalie Portman is no longer in talks to play the female lead.

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Apple Store to restart Bose product sales after abrupt removal, report says

12/08/2014, 06:12 pm

A fresh rumor on Monday claims Bose products will make a return to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores as soon as next week after they were quietly removed from shelves some two months ago.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook among eight finalists for Time's 2014 Person of the Year

12/08/2014, 02:12 pm

Time revealed on Monday that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is once again one of its finalists for the magazine's "Person of the Year" award, joining the likes of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Russian President Vladmir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Ebola caregivers, and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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China's cyberspace minister meets Apple CEO Tim Cook during Silicon Valley swing

12/08/2014, 10:12 am

With Silicon Valley still at odds with the Chinese government, executives from Apple, Facebook, and Amazon played host to Lu Wei, the chairman of China's State Internet Information Office, during the Asian politician's recent trip to the U.S.

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Protestors take over Fifth Ave Apple Store in 'die-in' demonstration

12/06/2014, 12:12 am

A group of protestors condemning the controversial police killings of two African Americans took part in a "die-in" at the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City Friday night, crowding the site and bringing retail operations to a grinding halt.

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Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss

12/05/2014, 08:12 pm

A three-judge panel in California's Superior Court recently denied Apple's appeal to throw out a class-action lawsuit lodged by current and former employees who claim the company's treatment of workers violate state labor codes.

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Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony aired in iPod iTunes trial as lawyers try to add plaintiff

12/05/2014, 06:12 pm

A videotaped deposition from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was viewed in court on Friday as part of the ongoing "iPod iTunes" trial, while lawyers for the class attempted to add a new plaintiff after dropping one earlier in the day.

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Mark Zuckerberg calls Apple CEO Tim Cook's view on ad-supported business 'ridiculous'

12/05/2014, 02:12 pm

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had harsh words for those --including Apple CEO Tim Cook --who have called the social network's ad-supported business model bad for consumers, saying that such comments are "ridiculous."

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Apple partners in India to reportedly expand operations with 500 stores

12/05/2014, 05:12 am

A report on Friday claims Apple has tentatively agreed to a proposed retail expansion in India that will see 500 new reseller storefronts pop up in underserved regions of the country.

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Apple Campus 2 to boast $161M auditorium, $74M fitness facility

12/04/2014, 07:12 pm

Newly unearthed building permits discovered this week reveal a bit more about Apple's plans for its Campus 2 facility, with the company earmarking $161 million for an auditorium and $74 million for an employee gym.

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Antitrust lawsuit against Apple's iPod, iTunes ecosystem may lack plaintiff

12/04/2014, 06:12 pm

In what could prove to be a major development in a class-action lawsuit involving Apple's iPod and iTunes, new court documents filed on Thursday reveal Apple is questioning whether a class even exists.

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Apple's Eddy Cue says early success of iPod, iTunes hinged on DRM

12/04/2014, 05:12 pm

Testifying in an antitrust lawsuit on Thursday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said the initial success of iPod and iTunes was reliant on digital rights management due to an onslaught of attempts from hackers to crack the ecosystem.

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Apple to host 'Hour of Code' at retail stores worldwide in December

12/04/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple on Thursday announced that it will collaborate with Seattle-based Code.org for the second year in a row, hosting the Hour of Code --designed to introduce the basics of computer programming --and other events at its retail stores.

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Apple named 10th-most disruptive idea in the past 85 years by Businessweek

12/04/2014, 10:12 am

The computer company started in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has been named one of the most disruptive ideas in the last 85 years by influential magazine Businessweek, beating out modern-day essentials such as GPS, credit cards, and the modem.

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Apple mass transit system for Maps detailed in new patent

12/04/2014, 07:12 am

A pair of patent filings uncovered on Thursday reveal what could be Apple's answer to mass transit mapping, a highly requested feature since Google Maps was replaced in iOS by the first-party Apple Maps in 2012.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to be namesake of Alabama anti-discrimination bill

12/04/2014, 12:12 am

Following initial hesitation on the part of Apple, an Alabama state representative is moving forward with plans to name a proposed anti-discrimination bill after CEO Tim Cook after receiving full support from the company this week.

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Apple to hold in-store Apps for (RED) event with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump

12/03/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a special live music event featuring Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, who will be performing and talking about Apple's GarageBand app as part of the company's Apps for (RED) AIDS initiative.

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Apple accused of deleting songs from iPods without users' knowledge

12/03/2014, 08:12 pm

During in-court proceedings of Apple's iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday, plaintiffs' lawyers claimed Apple surreptitiously deleted songs not purchased through the iTunes Music Store from users' iPods.

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Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Retina iMac ship times improve in time for holidays

12/03/2014, 07:12 pm

It appears Apple's supply chain is making significant progress in catching up with demand, as all non-128GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models now show ship-by times of three to five days, while 5K Retina iMacs are listed as ready to ship in one to two weeks.

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