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Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine slapped with $25 million verdict in Beats royalty suit

06/27/2018, 05:06 pm

Steven Lamar, a former business partner of Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, has been awarded a $25 million verdict in a lawsuit against his former associates involving royalties for Beats headphones.

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Disney clears DOJ antitrust hurdles for 21st Century Fox takeover

06/27/2018, 02:06 pm

Vying against Comcast, Disney has passed a critical obstacle in its push to acquire 21st Century Fox: antitrust approval from the U.S. Justice Department, contingent on divesting itself of some of Fox's assets should a deal go through.

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Foxconn's Wisconsin deal riskier for taxpayers than originally thought

06/27/2018, 09:06 am

Foxconn's upcoming $10 billion display factory in Wisconsin is more lucrative to the Apple supplier than first thought, with state and municipal sweeteners adding almost an extra $1 billion in benefits above an existing incentive package worth $3 billion, increasing the burden on taxpayers.

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YouTuber Mark Rober has been developing VR tech for Apple's self-driving car project

06/26/2018, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, popular YouTube personality Mark Rober has been working with Apple's special projects group since 2015 on the development of virtual reality technology for self-driving cars.

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Apple slips into second place in 2018 'Most Valuable U.S Brands' list

06/26/2018, 10:06 am

Apple clung on to second place in Brand Finance's "U.S. 500 2018," ranking the most valuable U.S. brands, but saw itself eclipsed by a new leader -- Amazon.

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Apple's Schoolwork now available, lets teachers dole out homework on the iPad and iPhone

06/26/2018, 09:06 am

Apple has released the Schoolwork app, which in conjunction with Classroom provides a wide array of teacher and student collaboration, and performance monitoring.

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WPA3 will improve your Wi-Fi security, if your router supports it

06/26/2018, 08:06 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance has started to certify wireless devices for WPA3, a new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2, with it boasting enhanced authentication and encryption measures to protect both consumer and enterprise networks from unauthorized access.

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Apple, other tech firms met with intelligence officials to prepare for midterm elections

06/26/2018, 02:06 am

Eight tech giants, including Apple, met with U.S. intelligence officials at Facebook's California headquarters last month to discuss this year's midterm elections and prepare for potential interference from Russia and other foreign governments.

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Tim Cook talks social advocacy, Apple News curation, more in interview

06/25/2018, 11:06 pm

In an interview that kicked off Fortune's CEO conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the company's penchant for wading into the sometimes murky waters of social advocacy, as well as other areas typically avoided by corporate America.

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Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook talk leadership, social issues at 'CEO Initiative' series

06/25/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to sit down and discuss CEO leadership with Fortune executive editor Adam Lashinsky on Monday, a live-streamed event that will kick off the publication's "CEO Initiative" series.

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Apple, other tech behemoths to meet on Wednesday to talk privacy crisis

06/25/2018, 11:06 am

Representatives from a number of major tech firms will gather in San Francisco on Wednesday to address growing concerns over consumer privacy, driven to the forefront by new European regulations and public uproar over scandals like Cambridge Analytica.

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AirPods with more features, new studio quality headphones possibly coming from Apple in 2019

06/25/2018, 08:06 am

Apple appears to be shooting for a pair of high-end portable audio devices for release in calendar year 2019, with development of both well underway.

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Tim Cook, other Apple execs join in 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade

06/24/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple's workforce turned out en masse for the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, including appearances by CEO Tim Cook and fellow executives Lisa Jackson and Jay Blahnik.

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This week on AI: Previews of Apple's iOS 12 & tvOS 12, 2018 iPhone rumors & more

06/23/2018, 12:06 am

The most popular stories this week revolved around this fall's iOS 12 and tvOS 12 -- and as you might expect, Apple's upcoming iPhones.

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Review: Netgear's Cable Orbi Kit delivers fast whole-home Wi-Fi

06/22/2018, 02:06 pm

The Netgear Cable Orbi is a quality -- if pricey -- all-in-one package, potentially ideal for people looking to escape modem rentals and leap into mesh Wi-Fi at the same time.

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Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents amid global legal battle

06/21/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple waded into familiar ground as its legal struggle with Qualcomm advances, and on Thursday filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel four patents owned by the iPhone modem supplier.

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Apple came to Ireland to build a community, not skirt taxes, Tim Cook says

06/21/2018, 01:06 pm

On his European tour this week, Apple's CEO visited Ireland, and talked about taxes, the abandoned Athenry data center and the company's commitment to the country.

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns amidst relationship scandal

06/21/2018, 10:06 am

Chief executive has resigned after five years over "past consensual relationship with an Intel employee," the company said Thursday. Robert Swan has been named interim CEO.

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Apple wants to replace your car keys with an iPhone

06/20/2018, 06:06 pm

The Car Connectivity Consortium, which counts Apple among its charter members, on Wednesday announced the publication of new "digital key" standard that allows drivers to actuate vehicle systems like door locks and the engine via an NFC-enabled smartphone.

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Cupertino delays vote on employee tax for Apple, other local businesses until 2019

06/20/2018, 05:06 pm

The Cupertino city council has voted to delay a ballot measure seeking approval for an employee tax on some businesses in the city, particularly Apple.

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