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Fitbit makes stock market debut, share price jumps by more than 50%

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

Wearable fitness tracker firm Fitbit, which competes with the Apple Watch with its own hardware, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, and investors promptly drove the company's share price up by more than 50 percent in the opening hours.

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Galway residents raise noise, energy concerns about Apple's Irish datacenter

06/18/2015, 12:06 pm

Some residents in the area of Apple's planned Irish datacenter have filed objections with the Galway County Council, arguing that the company's Environmental Impact Statement is "inadequate" and doesn't address a range of concerns, a report said on Thursday.

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More Jawbone fitness trackers return to online Apple Store with UP2

06/18/2015, 10:06 am

On Thursday one of Jawbone's more advanced fitness trackers, the UP2, appeared at the online Apple Store, following a brief and still unexplained removal of most of the company's product line.

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Apple nets perfect score in privacy group's consumer data protection assessment

06/18/2015, 01:06 am

Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday gave Apple a perfect rating in its annual "Who has your back?" report, which rates tech companies on their efforts to secure consumer data against government snooping.

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Samsung seeks rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

06/17/2015, 09:06 pm

Writing the next chapter of an ongoing feud with Apple, Samsung on Wednesday petitioned for a rehearing of a recent U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld nearly $400 million in damages for infringing Apple design patents.

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Nest unveils security camera, second-gen Protect smoke detector and updated app

06/17/2015, 06:06 pm

Google-owned home accessory maker Nest on Wednesday launched the Cam, its first self-branded security camera, along with a second-generation version of its Protect smoke detector, and an updated mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Edward Snowden argues Apple CEO Tim Cook likely to keep privacy promises

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is likely to keep his promises on user privacy, said whistleblower and ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, commenting by video during a Wednesday conference in Barcelona, Spain. He cautioned however that people should be willing to abandon Apple if it backtracks.

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Microsoft ousts ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, combines OS and devices teams

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as part of a broad restructuring at the company, one that will see its Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group merge into one unit.

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Amazon debuts next-gen Kindle Paperwhite with 300ppi display for $119

06/17/2015, 03:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday launched preorders for a new edition of the Kindle Paperwhite, upgraded with a sharper e-ink display rated at 300 pixels per inch, matching the display resolution of its high-end Kindle Voyage.

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FCC slaps AT&T with $100 million fine for throttling unlimited data plans

06/17/2015, 01:06 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced its intent to levy a $100 million fine against AT&T after finding that the wireless carrier mislead customers about its throttling of data plans that were advertised as being unlimited.

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'Premium feel' will be focus of Apple's retail revamp beginning in July

06/17/2015, 12:06 pm

With Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail leader Angela Ahrendts apparently collaborating on a new direction for the company's retail stores, a new report claims that a focus on a "premium feel" to the stores and product packaging will begin next month.

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Comcast flagged as new leading contender to buy out T-Mobile US

06/17/2015, 11:06 am

Deutsche Telekom now considers Comcast the leading candidate for a sale of T-Mobile U.S., reports said on Wednesday, potentially signalling a major shift in the American media landscape that could impact Apple.

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Apple expands roles for remaining Campus 2 contractors after shakeup

06/16/2015, 04:06 pm

Following Apple's decision to jettison general contractors DPR and Skanska from Campus 2 construction, two of the other construction firms on the project have stepped in to fill the gap, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple wins two patents on feedstock, molding for Liquidmetal alloys

06/16/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple has won two new U.S. patents through its ties with exclusive materials partner Liquidmetal, addressing ways of manufacturing amorphous alloys including hollowed-out shapes.

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Apple wins patent for Shanghai store glass cylinder entrance co-designed by Steve Jobs

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple this week was awarded a design patent for the cylindrical entrance to its iconic Shanghai retail store --a concept credited in part to late company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Adobe announces next generation Creative Cloud 2015 with Adobe Stock images platform

06/16/2015, 12:06 am

Adobe on Tuesday announced the 2015 release of Creative Cloud, the company's comprehensive graphic design offering, with 15 new desktop app versions, integrated sync technology and a stock image monetization platform called Adobe Stock.

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Apple discussed same-day delivery deal with Uber prior to Postmates partnership

06/15/2015, 11:06 pm

As part of a push into logistics, on-demand transportation provider Uber was reportedly in talks with Apple to provide same-day product deliveries, but the iPhone maker ultimately went with startup Postmates.

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Apple posts entire WWDC 2015 keynote to YouTube

06/15/2015, 08:06 pm

After hosting this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for one week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.

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Microsoft demos 'mixed reality gaming' capabilities of HoloLens with Minecraft

06/15/2015, 02:06 pm

Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens virtual reality accessory took the stage at E3 on Monday, with the company showing how "mixed reality gaming" will work on the future hardware, via its popular Minecraft universe.

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At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into male-dominated tech, engineering jobs

06/13/2015, 06:06 pm

The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.

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