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Apple acquires machine learning and AI startup Turi for $200M, report says

08/05/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple has reportedly purchased Turi, a small Seattle-based startup specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence technology for a purchase price of around $200 million.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' beta updates, Mobile Passport, more

08/05/2016, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates in public betas, Neil reviews the Brooklyn Apple Store, and Victor reviews the Mobile Passport app for getting through customs. Plus, new iPad Pro keyboards, and the very latest in "iPhone 7" rumors.

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Latest aerial footage of Apple's Campus 2 shows start of work on 'spaceship's' garden & pond

08/05/2016, 08:08 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new "Spaceship" headquarters under construction shows a much more complete structure, plus the start of work on niceties in the center of the facility and elsewhere.

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Apple announces upcoming bug bounty program, initially invite-only

08/04/2016, 08:08 pm

Apple during a presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference announced plans to institute its first ever bug bounty program, an initiative that pays out cash for previously undiscovered software and hardware vulnerabilities.

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Sling TV to add NFL Network & RedZone to live streaming this fall

08/04/2016, 01:08 pm

Creating another option for sports-addicted cord-cutters, the NFL has confirmed a deal that will bring the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to Dish's Sling TV.

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Apple Energy gets federal approval to sell power into wholesale markets

08/04/2016, 12:08 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Apple Energy LLC -- a recently-created Apple subsidiary -- the right to sell energy generated from its solar facilities into wholesale markets.

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Apple investment in Didi accelerated Uber decision to leave China, report says

08/04/2016, 02:08 am

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's huge $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing helped accelerate Uber's decision to pull out of the region, ending a years-long turf war.

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Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

08/03/2016, 07:08 pm

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

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App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

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Latest Apple diversity report claims US pay equity, modest changes in gender & race

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday published its latest "Inclusion & Diversity" update, showing small changes in the gender and racial makeup of the company, and the steps the company is taking toward equal pay for people with the same jobs and performance levels.

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Tech firms worry Supreme Court win for Apple over Samsung could benefit patent trolls

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.

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1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

08/03/2016, 01:08 pm

Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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Alphabet's X to test delivery drones, Instagram adds Snapchat-like 'Stories'

08/02/2016, 04:08 pm

As a part of its delivery drone effort, Project Wing, Alphabet's X division will be testing technology at one of six U.S. test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's Instagram launched "Stories," a feature mimicking Snapchat's ethereal slideshows.

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Apple releases third public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra

08/02/2016, 01:08 pm

Members of Apple's public beta program were supplied with their third pre-release build of Apple's two biggest upcoming platforms set for release this fall: iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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Former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris leaves Twitter after six months

08/02/2016, 09:08 am

Ex-Apple public relations maven Natalie Kerris is departing her position as the vice president of communications of microblogging service Twitter after only six months in the role, for unknown reasons.

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Apple touts Japanese job creation, boost to nation's economy

08/01/2016, 07:08 pm

Apple Japan published a special informational page to its regional website on Monday detailing how the company's various hardware, software and services businesses have positively impacted the Asian nation in 2015.

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Apple shuttlebus drivers vote in favor of first contract after unionization

08/01/2016, 02:08 pm

More than 30 drivers who ferry Apple employees to work from off-site parking will not only get previously negotiated wage increases, but will be granted health benefits, pension contributions, vacation time, and overtime.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra

08/01/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with its fourth pre-release betas of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad. In addition, macOS Sierra beta 4 for Mac, watchOS 3 beta 4 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10 beta 4 for Apple TV were also released [updated].

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VirnetX's $625M FaceTime lawsuit victory against Apple tossed, two retrials ordered

08/01/2016, 12:08 pm

A federal judge has tossed out a February ruling requiring Apple to pay patent holding company VirnetX $625.5 million over secure communications patents used in FaceTime and iMessage, and has ordered two complete retrials.

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