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Google's Nest team helps create Brillo & Weave, to simplify the connected Internet of Things

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

Seeking to connect everything around us, from household appliances to public parking meters, Google on Thursday announced Brillo, a low-level operating system that can run on a range of devices, as well as Weave, a communications layer that will allow devices to talk to one another.

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A history of Jony Ive at Apple: From consultant to Chief Design Officer

05/28/2015, 12:05 pm

Jony Ive -- appointed this week as Apple's first-ever Chief Design Officer -- has a long history of design work for Apple, stretching all the way back to a consulting role in the early 1990s.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'systematically plundering' confidential data

05/28/2015, 11:05 am

Jawbone is suing rival fitness tracker maker Fitbit, accusing the latter of "systematically plundering" corporate secrets by hiring Jawbone workers who smuggled sensitive data before exiting the company.

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FCC chairman to propose broadband subsidy for low-income Americans

05/28/2015, 10:05 am

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will on Thursday propose subsidizing broadband Internet for poorer Americans, much in the way it currently subsidizes phone bills, officials with the agency said.

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Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

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Apple updates WWDC app for 2015 event, confirms June 8 keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific

05/27/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the full schedule for the 2015 Worldwide Develoeprs Conference -- including the keynote presentation on June 8 -- and released version 3.0 of the WWDC iOS app, introducing a new Apple Watch companion.

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Jony Ive makes list of influential tech execs, Apple retakes top spot in brand rankings

05/27/2015, 11:05 am

On Wednesday Apple's newly-minted Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, came second to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on a Juniper Research list of the most influential technology executives in 2015, while Apple as a whole reclaimed the top spot on a Millward Brown chart of the world's most valuable brands.

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Emergency crews respond to 'large fire' at Apple complex in Mesa, Ariz. [u]

05/26/2015, 03:05 pm

Emergency responders coped with a "large fire" at Apple's complex in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday afternoon, putting out the blaze in 35 minutes, a local TV station said. [updated]

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Charter confirms Time Warner Cable takeover in deal worth $55.33 billion

05/26/2015, 09:05 am

Charter Communications on Tuesday confirmed plans to buy fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, as well as smaller cable outfit Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.

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Apple's multitouch 'fusion keyboard' invention with multitouch keys could replace touchpads

05/26/2015, 04:05 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent describing a dual-purpose keyboard that sports touch sensors overlaid atop mechanical keys depressible to two more levels, affording users both multitouch gesture control and conventional keystroke entry without having to remove their hands from the device.

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Apple's Jony Ive promoted to Chief Design Officer

05/25/2015, 05:05 pm

Longtime Apple designer Jony Ive has been promoted from SVP of Design to a new position called Chief Design Officer, which will see the star designer relinquish day-to-day oversight of industrial design and user interface operations to take on a wider array of projects.

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Charter said to be nearing $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable

05/25/2015, 03:05 pm

Charter Communications is on the verge of buying out rival Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth approximately $55.1 billion, a report said on Monday.

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Rumor: Microsoft interested in acquiring BlackBerry

05/25/2015, 12:05 pm

Microsoft is rumored to be talking with investment firms about the prospect of buying out Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, likely motivated by a desire to deepen its foray into the mobile enterprise and gain access to BlackBerry's patent trove.

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National Security Agency's bulk phone metadata collection program to sunset on June 1

05/25/2015, 10:05 am

The Obama administration has decided not to ask a secret court for a 90-day extension of Section 215 in the Patriot Act, effectively putting end to the authorized bulk collection of U.S. phone metadata by the National Security Agency.

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This week on AppleInsider: New Macs, Apple Watch update, TV plans & more

05/23/2015, 01:05 am

Perhaps the most significant Apple-related event this week was the launch of a refreshed 15-inch MacBook Pro, but the company also released its first firmware update for the Apple Watch, and saw its takeover of GPS firm Coherent Navigation made public.

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Apple bolsters Maps with more business listings data providers

05/22/2015, 11:05 pm

As part of ongoing upgrades to its in-house mapping service, Apple on Friday added a handful of entries to its rolling list of providers that supply the company with maps data, business listings and satellite imagery.

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Apple attends 'spy summit' to discuss data privacy, mass surveillance issues

05/22/2015, 06:05 pm

Apple was on the list of attendees at a secretive three-day conference last week, where heads of intelligence agencies from around the world met with private sector tech companies, security experts and journalists to discuss the ramifications of data privacy on state protection.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses new Macs, Apple Watch update & Wall Street analysts

05/22/2015, 08:05 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the latest iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple Watch news. Also, Neil has a word to say on Wall Street analysts.

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Rumor: Delayed Kanye West album could debut on Apple's streaming music service

05/21/2015, 08:05 pm

A tenuous rumor on Thursday claims there might be a connection between Apple's unannounced streaming music service and the release of a long-delayed album from Kanye West, who recently signed a partnership deal with competitor Tidal.

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Regent Street Apple Store to undergo major renovations for more light, street visibility

05/21/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple is planning a major renovation of its flagship Regent Street store in London, one which will radically impact the interior and exterior appearance of the building.

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