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Apple's Arizona sapphire plant spurs construction of new renewable energy projects

02/10/2014, 10:02 am

Apple's desire to have its Arizona sapphire plant run entirely on renewable energy from day one has spurred the construction of new solar and geothermal power projects in the region, a new report says.

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Judge denies Samsung new trial despite 'troubling' Apple appeal to prejudice

02/08/2014, 01:02 am

A U.S. district court judge on Friday entered an order denying motions for judgment in the landmark Apple v. Samsung patent trial, which is now moving through post-trial proceedings, saying that neither party's arguments are valid.

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Cook discusses bigger iPhones, Motorola sale, Android and more in interview

02/07/2014, 09:02 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal, excerpts of which were published on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed expanding the iPhone business, Google and Android, emerging markets and innovation.

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Blockchain CEO calls Apple 'gatekeeper to innovation,' says Bitcoin app removal signals payments push

02/07/2014, 07:02 pm

The CEO of Blockchain, which had its Bitcoin wallet app removed from the App Store on Thursday, called Apple a "gatekeeper to innovation" and believes the company is cracking down on possible competitors for an unannounced payment system leveraging iTunes account holders.

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DOJ chastises Samsung over use of SEPs as litigious weapons

02/07/2014, 05:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday said it will close an investigation into Samsung's use of deemed standard essential patents as a weapon against other corporations, but promises to monitor the company's ongoing patent litigation.

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Sochi 2014: The best ways to follow the Winter Olympics on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

02/07/2014, 02:02 pm

The world's gaze will be firmly fixed on the sprawling Russian resort town of Sochi for the next 18 days as the city plays host to the 22nd Winter Olympics, and AppleInsider has everything you need to know to follow along at home or on the go.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks education collaboration with UAE officials -- report

02/07/2014, 11:02 am

As part of his ongoing whistle-stop world tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday spoke with officials from the government of the United Arab Emirates to discuss a range of topics including a possible partnership on new e-learning programs.

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Google will own 6% of China's Lenovo once Motorola deal closes

02/07/2014, 10:02 am

As part of the $3 billion transaction that will see ownership of handset maker Motorola passed from Google to Lenovo, the Silicon Valley search giant is set to receive stock representing a six percent stake in the Chinese PC manufacturer.

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Retail stores part of Apple marketing plan as far back as 1976, says Silicon Valley ad whiz

02/07/2014, 08:02 am

Apple began formulating a strategy for direct-to-consumer sales from a nationwide chain of first-party brick-and-mortar retail stores as many as 25 years before the first Apple Store opened in 2001, according to a new report.

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Cook says Apple to enter 'new categories' with upcoming devices

02/06/2014, 11:02 pm

In an update to a report published earlier on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal said Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company is hard at work on devices any "reasonable" person would consider to be new product categories.

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New flagship Apple Store green-lit by San Francisco Planning Commission

02/06/2014, 09:02 pm

After a hearing on Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved Apple's final plans for a two-story flagship retail outlet, which one company representative said will be more iconic than the Fifth Avenue location in New York.

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Rumor: Apple could produce 100-200M sapphire iPhone displays with new equipment

02/06/2014, 06:02 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple partner GT Advanced has taken receipt of sapphire manufacturing and testing equipment at its plant in Arizona, with the new machines estimated to output between some 100 and 200 million 5-inch iPhone displays per year.

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First phase of Apple's new $300M Austin, TX campus nears completion

02/06/2014, 02:02 pm

Apple is reportedly set to begin moving into its new "Americas Operations Center" in Texas's capital city after spending just over $27 million on the project's initial stage.

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Tablets expected to make up 75% of the mobile computing market by 2017

02/06/2014, 10:02 am

Traditional notebook PCs are expected to be outsold by tablets three-to-one within the next three years, less than a decade after Apple kicked off the post-PC revolution with the iPad.

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Apple, Imagination Technologies extend iPhone, iPad graphics chip license pact

02/06/2014, 07:02 am

British semiconductor design firm Imagination Technologies, whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple's iOS devices, on Thursday announced an extension of its multi-year licensing agreement with the Cupertino company.

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Apple invents enhanced autocorrect tool and automated language input selection

02/06/2014, 07:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a pair of Apple patent filings, one describing a unique autocorrect system and another detailing a method in which a message's keyboard language is automatically selected based on contextual cues.

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Apple intensifies research into quantum dot-enhanced displays

02/06/2014, 05:02 am

A trio of patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveal Apple is conducting in-depth research into quantum dot-enhanced electronic device displays.

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Apple confirms first Brazilian Apple Store to open on Feb. 15

02/06/2014, 05:02 am

Apple on Thursday announced through its website that the first official Brazilian Apple Store will open on Feb. 15 in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra de Tijuaca neighborhood.

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Apple snips down iPhone 5s footage from Burberry fashion show for new video

02/05/2014, 08:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday posted to its YouTube page a short 30-second clip containing footage from Burberry fashion show, with the video's length suggesting the company will use it as a broadcast ad spot.

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Hit with another $2B damage claim, Apple joins Google in pressing Supreme Court to curb patent abuse

02/05/2014, 09:02 am

As Apple prepares to defend itself against a multi-billion dollar patent infringement claim in Europe, the company has aligned with rival Google in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow stiffer penalties for patent trolls who bring frivolous lawsuits.

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