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Upcoming Union Square Apple Store next to feature massive 37-foot display

05/16/2016, 05:05 pm

Construction crews building out Apple's San Francisco flagship store at Union Square have much to do before a planned opening this weekend, but at least one key element is already in place: a custom built, 37-foot in-store TV display.

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First three Indian Apple Stores rumored to launch by end of 2017

05/16/2016, 04:05 pm

Apple is working to introduce its first three retail stores in India within the next 18 months, setting up shop in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, a report said on Monday.

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Apple prepares to launch Union Square store in San Francisco, shutter Stockton location

05/16/2016, 03:05 pm

Marking a long-awaited transition, Apple on Monday announced that its new Union Square store in San Francisco will open on May 21 at 10 a.m. Pacific time, while the shop's predecessor will shut down the night before.

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Resisting Apple Pay, Walmart pushes its own e-wallet to over 500 retail stores

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Rather than accept Apple Pay, mega-retailer Walmart is instead pushing forward with its own mobile payment service, dubbed Walmart Pay, which has launched at its stores across Texas and Arkansas.

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Apple's Tim Cook to meet with Indian PM Narendra Modi this week

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

After this week's short stop in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly due to visit India later in the week, the highlight being a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Flush with Apple cash, Didi Chuxing planning US IPO as soon as 2017 - report

05/16/2016, 10:05 am

Hot on the heels of Apple's $1 billion investment, Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing is hoping to launch an initial public offering in the U.S. stock market in 2017, a report said on Monday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook & Didi Chuxing's president tour Beijing Apple Store

05/16/2016, 12:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook and the president of taxi/ridesharing service Didi Chuxing, Jean Liu, visited an Apple Store in Beijing on Monday morning, just days after Apple's confirmation of a $1 billion investment into Didi.

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Apple's Didi investment is surprising but good use of massive $233B cash hoard, analyst says

05/14/2016, 06:05 pm

Investment firm Piper Jaffray views Apple's Didi funding as a new direction for the company, providing long-term strategic positioning benefits in China's expanding automotive industry.

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This week on AI: Apple puts $1B into Didi Chuxing, 'iPhone 7' and '7s' rumors, Apple Pay in Canada & more

05/14/2016, 05:05 pm

The biggest news was clearly Apple's $1 billion investment into Didi Chuxing, but the rest of the week was chock full of stories, including plenty of rumors about future iPhones, and Apple Pay finally making its "real" Canadian debut.

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Billion-dollar Didi deal seen as sign Apple's automotive interests go beyond just Maps

05/13/2016, 01:05 pm

As rumors of an "Apple Car" continue to grow, the company's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing has further driven speculation that Apple's interest in the automotive market goes far beyond improving its Maps service.

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Apple invites WWDC 2016 scholarship winners to June 12 orientation

05/13/2016, 12:05 pm

People who won a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June are now being invited to attend a special orientation session on the Sunday before the conference, June 12.

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Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

05/13/2016, 10:05 am

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

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AppleInsider podcast talks HGTV Smart Home 2016 and the latest 'iPhone 7' rumors

05/13/2016, 09:05 am

Carley Knobloch, HGTV's SmartHome 2016 consultant speaks with AppleInsider about the products in the HGTV SmartHome, what products are in her home, and what goes into making the choice to buy a smarthome accessory. And Mikey Campbell joins the call to talk about the latest in 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 2017' rumors.

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Didi Chuxing president says Apple deal closed in 22 days, talks in progress in several areas

05/13/2016, 09:05 am

Apple's surprise $1 billion investment in Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing was forged in just 22 days, and the two companies are now in talks in several fields, a report said on Friday.

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Oklahoma City Apple Store to get 'next generation' design makeover

05/13/2016, 01:05 am

As part of an international effort to refresh the look and feel of its retail outlets, Apple recently shut down the Penn Square Mall Apple Store in Oklahoma City, Okla., in preparation of a "next generation" renovation.

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Apple invests $1B in Chinese ride sharing service Didi Chuxing

05/12/2016, 10:05 pm

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, formerly Didi Kuaiti, on Thursday announced that Apple recently invested $1 billion to become the transportation network's latest big-name strategic partner.

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Manhattan DA calls on US Congress to support bill requiring mandatory decryption

05/12/2016, 04:05 pm

The District Attorney of New York County is reportedly lobbying members of U.S. Congress in the hope they'll back legislation requiring companies like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following court orders.

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As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

05/12/2016, 02:05 pm

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple's 3D Touch

05/12/2016, 11:05 am

Google has reportedly interally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

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Google at work on Amazon Echo-like voice device codenamed 'Chirp'

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

A special Google team is reportedly developing a device that would integrate its search and voice assistant technology, much like the Amazon Echo.

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