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Walmart forecast to usurp Apple as No. 3 online retailer in U.S., Amazon widens overwhelming lead

11/16/2018, 11:11 pm

Big-box retailer Walmart is predicted to overtake Apple as America's third-largest online retailer by the end of 2018, a result of a wider slowdown in smartphone and consumer electronic sales, according to a report Friday.

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Apple Pay adoption in Switzerland may have been hampered by colluding banks

11/16/2018, 08:11 am

Authorities in Switzerland have opened a probe into allegations major financial bodies in the country colluded to support the national mobile payment system TWINT in favor of rival systems Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, by actively boycotting the competing services.

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Qualcomm might be using political campaign-style attack tactics against Apple

11/15/2018, 09:11 pm

Definers Public Affairs, the firm Facebook hired to go on the offensive against critics after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, might be leading an attack campaign targeting Apple at the behest of Qualcomm, new evidence suggests.

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Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

11/15/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.

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Apple previews luxurious Champs-Elysees store in Paris ahead of Sunday launch

11/15/2018, 08:11 am

Signaling the importance of the location, Apple on Thursday made a special announcement for its upcoming Champs-Elysees store, which opens in Paris on Sunday, November 18.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Anti-Defamation League award in December

11/14/2018, 11:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will this December be the first recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Courage Against Hate award, an honor bestowed in recognition of the executive's work toward social reform and forwarding human rights, the NGO announced on Wednesday.

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Apple poaches Nokia veteran to head India operations

11/13/2018, 07:11 pm

Apple recently hired Nokia executive Ashish Chowdhary to lead its India operation, according to multiple reports on Tuesday, a move that forwards ongoing efforts to break into the vast and largely untapped market.

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Moment's 58mm Tele Lens enables up to 4x optical zoom on an iPhone XS

11/13/2018, 01:11 pm

Smartphone lens accessory producer Moment has introduced a new 58mm Tele Lens, a second-generation add-on to the iPhone XS and iPhone XR that is capable of providing an increased optical zoom to the rear cameras of each iPhone model.

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Amazon confirms New York City and Northern Virginia for new $2.5 billion corporate headquarters

11/13/2018, 10:11 am

Amazon has confirmed it will be setting up new corporate headquarters for its empire in New York City and Northern Virginia, putting to an end a year-long process where the major online retailer vetted proposals to move to 238 candidate locations.

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Waymo expected to launch paid, driverless ridehailing service in December

11/13/2018, 09:11 am

Beating all of its rivals to the punch, Alphabet's Waymo is reportedly planning on launching its commercial driverless ridehailing service in early December.

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Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight seal when connected to the iPhone

11/13/2018, 09:11 am

Apple is continuing to find ways to make its devices more water resistant by protecting its ports from liquids, with the iPhone producer considering the possibility of adding elements to Lightning or similar connectors to create a "liquid-tight seal" when connected.

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Amazon locks in on NYC & Northern Virginia for HQ2 after year-long search

11/12/2018, 10:11 pm

After inviting offers from cities across the country in a high-profile bidding process, and whittling down the results, Amazon has finally settled on two locations for its new corporate headquarters, according to a report late Monday.

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Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second Apple News Exclusive

11/12/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir "Becoming," one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries.

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Hands on: Harman Kardon's Google-equipped Citation 100 smartspeaker

11/12/2018, 01:11 pm

Smartspeakers are not just proliferating rapidly, but becoming de facto in the high-end audio market, led by products like the HomePod, Sonos speakers, and the Google Home Max. Harman Kardon's $300 Citation 100 is another emblematic example, equipped with Google Assistant.

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Samsung's foldable display smartphone could launch in March for over $1700

11/12/2018, 08:11 am

Samsung's first smartphone using the South Korean giant's recently-demonstrated foldable display could be introduced in March, a report claims, launching alongside 5G-equipped Galaxy S10, the 2019 refresh of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

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Apple Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant off hook for $1.7 million iPhone theft, more

11/11/2018, 08:11 am

Stolen iPhones are in the news, ranging from warehouse thefts, to getting lifted off the doorstep, or from a Miami nightspot. The latest in an occasional series -- a look at the world of Apple-related crime.

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Apple's Tim Cook promises donations for latest California wildfires

11/09/2018, 12:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday announced donations directed against the newest wildfires impacting its home state of California.

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Future Apple headphones could detect how they are worn with a microphone array

11/09/2018, 10:11 am

Apple is continuing to come up with ways to solve the problem of wearing headphones the wrong way around, by coming up with a detection method to determine how the audio accessory is being worn and switching channels, just by listening to the user's voice.

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Disney's Netflix rival to launch in 2019 as Disney+

11/08/2018, 05:11 pm

Following a takeover of 21st Century Fox, Disney is moving ahead with plans to launch a streaming service chock-full of blockbuster movies and TV shows pulled from its increasingly deep well of original content.

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Vine successor 'Byte' coming this spring

11/08/2018, 05:11 pm

A long-promised replacement for Vine, which Twitter discontinued two years ago, should finally launch next spring.

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