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Hands-on with Basis, the health tracking watch Intel just purchased for $100M+

03/05/2014, 01:03 pm

With the future of smartwatch maker Basis Science in the lurch after being purchased by Intel, AppleInsider was able to take a first-hand look at what could be one of the last examples of the company's eponymous Health Tracker Watch.

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Aerial photos show demolition progress at Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 site

03/05/2014, 11:03 am

Little remains of the former Hewlett-Packard campus in Cupertino that will soon be home to Apple's new corporate headquarters, as demolition workers have made quick work of bringing down buildings and preparing the site for construction.

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Apple mistakenly aired Nokia licensing terms while sanctioning Samsung for doing the same

03/05/2014, 05:03 am

In a court filing late Tuesday, Samsung revealed that Apple publicly disclosed details of its patent licensing terms with Nokia, as well as NEC, on the PACER electronic court records system, while at the same time seeking damages from the Korean tech giant for leaking that very information.

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RadioShack to close up to 1,100 stores as earnings dip well below expectations

03/04/2014, 07:03 pm

RadioShack on Tuesday announced it will be closing up to 1,100 stores after reporting a $400 million operating loss for 2013, highlighting the Apple retail partner's struggle with adapting to the fast-changing consumer electronics market.

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Intel buys smartwatch maker Basis for reported $100M to $150M

03/04/2014, 02:03 am

According to a report late Monday, Smartwatch maker Basis, which just last month was rumored to be shopping itself around to the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, has been acquired by Intel for between $100 million and $150 million

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Architect of Apple's Campus 2 discusses inspiration behind 'Spaceship' design

03/03/2014, 06:03 pm

In an interview published to the Web on Monday, Norman Foster, founder and chairman of architectural design firm Foster+Partners, explains the thinking behind Apple's Campus 2, including late cofounder Steve Jobs' input on the project.

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Google's mystery barge ordered to stop construction work, leave San Francisco bay

03/03/2014, 02:03 pm

Google has been ordered to stop construction of its floating retail barge and tow the structure 80 miles east, out of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Port of Stockton in Central California after failing to obtain the proper building permits.

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Apple beefing up Asian operations for more frequent launches in 'wider' product range

03/03/2014, 10:03 am

Apple has reportedly added hundreds of engineering and supply chain management personnel in mainland China and Taiwan in recent months -- many poached from rival handset maker HTC -- as the company gears up to expand its product line and shrink manufacturing lead times.

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer joins board of directors at Goldman Sachs

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

Banking firm Goldman Sachs announced on Monday that Peter Oppenheimer, who serves as chief financial officer of Apple, has joined its company's board of 13 directors effective immediately.

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Tim Cook described as a 'machine,' 'riveting' in upcoming book about Apple after Steve Jobs

02/28/2014, 11:02 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an excerpt from an upcoming book detailing Apple's corporate culture since the passing of cofounder Steve Jobs, with the snippet offering perspective on Tim Cook's ascension within the company.

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Apple to reportedly launch paid chat support for out-of-warranty products

02/28/2014, 06:02 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple will soon roll out a for-pay chat service to support those users who need help with products no longer covered by AppleCare protection plans.

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German court tosses patent troll's $2.2B patent suit against Apple

02/28/2014, 07:02 am

A German court on Friday threw out two patent lawsuits leveled against Apple by non-practicing IP licensing firm IPCom, one of which sought $2.2 billion in damages over alleged infringement of a wireless patent.

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California court ruling frees drivers to use map apps on cellphones

02/28/2014, 05:02 am

A California state appellate court on Thursday reversed a ruling of a man who was ticketed for using a mapping app on his iPhone 4 while driving, opening the door to reform of the state's laws regarding cellphone use while driving.

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Briefly: Apple adds 'Shop Accessories' section to Online Apple Store

02/28/2014, 04:02 am

In an update to the Online Apple Store early Friday morning Apple added a new section dedicated to accessories, which collects all first- and third-party products .

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Amazon reportedly looking into music streaming service for Prime members

02/27/2014, 07:02 pm

Amazon recently initiated discussions with major music labels in an effort to kickstart a streaming service for its paying Prime members, one report says, possibly signaling the entry of yet another service into the crowded Internet radio space.

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Apple retains title of 'most admired' company for 7th straight victory

02/27/2014, 08:02 am

For the seventh year in a row, Apple has been deemed the "World's Most Admired Company," edging out rivals such as Amazon and Google to take first place in the 2014 rankings.

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South Korea allows Samsung to continue use of SEPs in litigation, rejects Apple complaint

02/27/2014, 01:02 am

South Korea's antitrust authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, on Wednesday rejected an Apple complaint asserting Samsung is unfairly leveraging its portfolio of standard-essential wireless patents against rivals in ongoing litigation.

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Arizona governor vetoes gay discrimination bill Apple rallied against

02/26/2014, 08:02 pm

Arizona Governor Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a controversial bill that would have, in effect, legalized wide-ranging discrimination of homosexuals as an extension of religious freedom. Apple, along with a number of other major U.S. corporations, banded together to have the bill shot down.

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Director David Fincher may reteam with writer Aaron Sorkin for 'Steve Jobs' film

02/26/2014, 12:02 pm

David Fincher, the acclaimed director who was behind the camera for Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award winning "The Social Network," is said to be in talks to reteam for the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography.

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Apple officially appeals e-books antitrust ruling, asks for dismissal or retrial

02/26/2014, 02:02 am

Apple on Tuesday filed an appeal over a U.S. district court ruling that found the company responsible for e-book price-fixing, requesting a reversal of the decision or, barring that, a new trial in front of a new judge.

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