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Apple's Naples, Italy, iOS app development center opens, shown off in new photos

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Classes at Apple's first European training academy at the University of Naples Federico II's San Giovanni campus in Italy have commenced, with 200 students in attendance. Here are some photos of the center, created in partnership with Apple.

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Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple, Google, Disney unlikely to place bids in Twitter sale, report says

10/05/2016, 10:10 pm

As the rumor mill spins churns over speculation about who will take over ubiquitous microblogging network Twitter, a pair of reports on Wednesday put two of tech's biggest players, Apple and Google, and entertainment giant Disney out of the running.

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Apple opens 'Orchard' project to groom marketing talent [u]

10/05/2016, 09:10 pm

Apple this week quietly announced "the Orchard," a new internal project that seeks to pair up-and-coming creative minds with leaders in Apple's Marketing Communications (Marcom) team, grooming them for a potential job at the company.

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Samsung buys AI startup created by Siri co-cofounders

10/05/2016, 07:10 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Viv, a next-generation artificial intelligence firm created by Siri co-founders and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham.

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Apple supplier Foxconn so far up to 40,000 'Foxbots' in China

10/05/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs, reports noted on Wednesday.

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Apple's Cook & Cue make Vanity Fair 'New Establishment' list as Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs

10/05/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue both claimed spots in Vanity Fair's annual "New Establishment" list on Wednesday, even as Cook once again paid tribute to his famous predecessor -- Steve Jobs -- on the fifth anniversary of his death.

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Investors buoyed by report claiming Apple, Disney are potential Netflix buyers

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Hot on the heels of rumors that Disney was investigating buying social media platform Twitter, now Netflix is said to under scrutiny by Disney and possibly Apple for a buyout bid, allowing either company to greatly expand on media delivery to cord-cutters.

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macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by malicious website pop-ups

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.

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Apple holds top spot with $178B value in annual Interbrand global rankings

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

For the fourth year in a row, Interbrand has ranked Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, though the company didn't chart in a list of the fastest-growing brands.

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Study claims Apple avoided paying $65.08B in US taxes in 2015 through offshore arrangements

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

Apple managed to avoid paying $65.08 billion in U.S. taxes last year by keeping $218.55 billion offshore, according to a study produced by an activist group and a non-partisan think tank.

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Yahoo created program to scan customer emails for U.S. intelligence agencies, report says

10/04/2016, 11:10 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Yahoo last year cooperated with U.S. government agency requests to create and deploy software that scanned hundreds of millions of customer emails as they arrived at the company's servers.

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Google reveals Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR; details Google Home

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Besides just the Google Pixel smartphone family, the smartphone giant today also released the 4K Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, the Google Home voice-activated personal assistant, and Google WiFi networking hardware.

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Google debuts Pixel 'Phone by Google,' with heavy emphasis on photography

10/04/2016, 12:10 pm

As expected, Google has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones continuing Google's emphasis on its services as an alternative to storage limits on competing devices.

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Leaked photo shows off Apple's nearly-finished Regent Street renovations in London

10/04/2016, 10:10 am

A Facebook photo leaked by a construction worker appears to show the interior of Apple's Regent Street store in London, which is due to reopen on Oct. 15 after over a year of renovations.

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Google poaches ex-Apple senior director, Amazon Kindle head for hardware focus shift

10/04/2016, 08:10 am

Design executive David Foster, once a senior director at Apple, and most recently responsible for Amazon's Echo, Kindle, and Kindle Fire development has moved to Google, and will head up the search engine giant's smartphone push that is expected to start on Tuesday.

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Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at 'iPhone 8' tech

10/04/2016, 04:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year's iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen.

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Google Pixel revealed by resellers, shows remarkable similarity to iPhone design

10/03/2016, 04:10 pm

While Google would have likely preferred the details remain secret until Tuesday's announcement, assorted retailers have leaked specifics about Google's new phone line -- the "Google Pixel."

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Microsoft halts sales of Band fitness trackers, says no new model in 2016

10/03/2016, 03:10 pm

Microsoft has pulled its Band fitness trackers from its online store, and confirmed that it won't have a new model out in 2016, suggesting that the company is rethinking its approach to a wearables market largely dominated by Fitbit and Apple.

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Apple's Fouloum data center is the largest foreign capital investment Denmark has ever seen

10/03/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's investment in a Denmark-based data center and related biogas research will nearly hit $1 billion, and make it the largest foreign capital expenditure in the country.

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