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Samsung issues apology to cancer-stricken semiconductor plant workers

05/14/2014, 11:05 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Wednesday issued a formal apology to workers who fell ill from cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals at the company's semiconductor plants, saying that it should have acted more swiftly and would compensate the victims.

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Charity auction for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook sells for over $330K

05/13/2014, 03:05 pm

Bidding on a lunch with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook closed on Tuesday after the opportunity reached a price of more than $330,000, all of which will be donated to a good cause.

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Beats Music had 110K subscribers in March with impressive free-to-paid conversion

05/13/2014, 10:05 am

Just 0.17 percent of the 183 million tracks spun on Beats Music in March were attributed to non-paying customers, purportedly leaked data indicates, suggesting that the service is converting trial users to paid subscribers at an impressive clip.

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Cue health tracker brings molecular-level testing to iOS

05/13/2014, 08:05 am

With pedometers, smartwatches and other passive connected health-related products carving out a niche in the iOS device accessories market, tech startup Cue is looking to take the "quantified self" much further with an ambitious project that gathers, tracks and interpolates biological samples on the molecular level.

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Future iPhones may feature interactive sidewall displays with virtual buttons

05/13/2014, 06:05 am

As the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone draws near, new documents discovered on Tuesday reveal the company is already looking ahead to future versions of the handset that may sport functional wrap-around displays.

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Apple now using expedited shipping to cut down on refund wait times

05/13/2014, 12:05 am

According to a report on Monday, Apple has switched to an expedited shipping service for returns coming back to the Online Apple Store, speeding up processing time and allowing customers to receive refunds in less than a week.

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Plaintiff in Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit protests settlement, wants 'day in court'

05/12/2014, 06:05 pm

Nearly three weeks after Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe agreed to settle out of court a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements, the case's class representative is requesting the $324 million settlement be rejected as "unfair and unjust."

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Rumor: Beats' Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre could take the stage at Apple's WWDC

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

When Apple kicks off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 2, it could use the keynote as an opportunity to formally introduce its two newest executives: Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre of Beats Electronics.

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Omsignal 'smart shirts' move activity tracking from the wrist to the chest

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

Fitness buffs and "quantified self" aficionados now have a new, questionably fashionable way to monitor their bodies' status thanks to a new line of compression shirts that come with a network of embedded sensors.

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'Beats by Apple' viewed as a culturally compatible corporate marriage

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

With time to digest Apple's anticipated $3.2 billion acquisition of headphone maker Beats Electronics, industry watchers are beginning to warm up to the idea, seeing a potentially smart strategic move that could broaden Apple's appeal to new markets.

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Parrot unveils new, smaller Bebop drone & Skycontroller joystick control dock for iPad

05/12/2014, 12:05 pm

French UAV maker Parrot on Monday unveiled two new additions to its consumer lineup, taking the wraps off of the Bebop drone -- featuring a 14 megapixel camera and 12 minutes of flight time -- alongside a physical controller accessory dubbed the Skycontroller.

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Apple wants Beats Music, but likely to keep Beats hardware alive after deal - report

05/12/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's alleged $3.2 billion bid for Beats Electronics was provoked by the latter's impressive Beats Music subscription service, a Monday report said, while the iPhone maker will also look to help "improve the quality of design" in future Beats headphones.

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Beats acquisition would give Iovine and Dr. Dre senior positions at Apple, report says

05/09/2014, 08:05 pm

Continuing with ongoing reports and speculation surrounding Apple's rumored buy of Beats Electronics, a report on Friday claims the music company's cofounders, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, would likely net senior positions in Cupertino if a deal does indeed happen.

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Beats deal defenders cite 'humanized' music subscription service as benefit to Apple

05/09/2014, 11:05 am

Proponents of Apple's rumored interest in Beats Electronics have cited the company's recognizable brand, its dominance of the premium headphone market, and its unique new Beats Music service as positive potential additions for the iPhone maker.

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Berkeley Apple Store glass entrance is latest to be smashed by car [u]

05/09/2014, 10:05 am

Continuing a recent trend of ramming vehicles through the all-glass front facades of Apple retail outlets, an unknown person drove their car into the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, Calif. early Friday morning, and AppleInsider was sent exclusive pictures of the aftermath.

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Apple's rumored Beats buyout baffles pundits & analysts alike

05/09/2014, 09:05 am

Since numerous publications have corroborated claims that Apple is apparently in talks to acquire headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, the rumored purchase has been largely met with scorn, confusion and even disbelief from tech industry watchers.

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Nokia Lumia photography chief Ari Partinen joins Apple

05/09/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's mobile imaging team looks to have a new leader, as former Nokia camera engineering executive Ari Partinen announced on Friday that he will depart the Finnish smartphone maker and move to its American rival.

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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

05/09/2014, 08:05 am

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre -- the cofounder of Beats Electronics -- and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre's headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.

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Rumor: Beats CEO in talks to join Apple as 'special advisor' to Tim Cook

05/09/2014, 12:05 am

Building on an earlier rumor that Apple is in discussions to buy Beats Electronics, a new report claims the music company's cofounder and longtime music executive Jimmy Iovine is in talks to join the Cupertino tech giant as a special advisor to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple reportedly nearing $3.2B acquisition of Beats Electronics

05/08/2014, 05:05 pm

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is rumored to be in talks with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics that could see the audio accessories and music streaming service acquired for $3.2 billion.

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