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Apple considers investing 'several billion dollars' for stake in Toshiba chip business, report says

04/14/2017, 04:04 am

According to the latest industry whispers surrounding the sale Toshiba's semiconductor unit, Apple is considering investing several billion dollars in a bid that would give it and partner investor Foxconn a more than 20 percent stake in the business.

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Apple Park tree quota leaves local contractors scrambling for foliage

04/13/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple's plans to plant 9,000 trees at its forthcoming Apple Park headquarters is putting pressure on the local market, forcing contractors working on other San Francisco projects to source trees from nearby states.

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Apple Park consumed more by parking space than actual offices - report

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

When it opens to workers later this month, Apple Park will reportedly offer nearly 3.5 million square feet of parking -- even more than the roughly 3.4 million square feet of offices people will actually work in.

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Hulu's live TV service may cost $40 per month, with full cloud DVR functions extra

04/13/2017, 03:04 pm

Hulu's incoming live TV service is rumored start at $39.99 per month, but cord-cutters wanting access to all features including a fully-functional cloud DVR will probably have to pay extra.

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Apple pushes supply chain to adopt renewable energy, gets 3 more suppliers to go all-green

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

In its ongoing renewable energy initiative, Apple is pushing its supply chain go green, announcing on Thursday that three more component makers are using solely renewable energy to build parts for its products.

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Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

04/12/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive glucose sensors for integration in Apple Watch, a solution that could lead to continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels for users with diabetes.

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Toshiba likely to reject $27B memory business bid by Apple manufacturer Foxconn

04/12/2017, 09:04 am

Toshiba may turn down a bid for its memory business by Apple manufacturer Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- despite the latter being willing to outbid others by billions of dollars.

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Apple invites employees to 'Close the Rings' in Apple Watch fitness challenge

04/11/2017, 08:04 pm

In what appears to be a corporate health and wellness initiative, Apple in February invited employees to take part in an internal "Close the Rings" challenge that awarded participants with a T-shirt and special achievement pins.

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Apple said to open first Taiwan retail store in Taipei 101 mall

04/11/2017, 03:04 pm

More details about Apple's plan to open its first store in Taiwan have seemingly surfaced, with a report alleging the retail outlet will be located across two floors of the Taipei 101 mall, though an opening date for the store remains unknown.

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GoPro TradeUp offers $100 rebate on Hero5 Black with trade-in of older model, even broken

04/11/2017, 11:04 am

Sports camera producer GoPro has launched its first trade-in program that allows customers to exchange their older GoPro Hero cameras, even damaged or broken ones, for a $50 or $100 discount on the latest iPhone-connected models. Owners of early-model GoPro cameras are most likely to see the largest benefit from the promotion.

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Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different' trademark

04/11/2017, 04:04 am

Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

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Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

04/10/2017, 11:04 pm

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

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Teen iPhone ownership hits all-time high, interest in Apple Watch ticks up

04/10/2017, 10:04 pm

Apple's mobile products continue to rise in popularity amongst U.S. teens, as fresh survey data from Piper Jaffray shows more than three out of every four teens now own an iPhone and even more intend to buy.

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In high-speed 5G wireless bid, AT&T buys Straight Path for $1.6B

04/10/2017, 11:04 am

With an eye toward next-generation 5G wireless cellular connectivity, networking giant AT&T on Monday announced it will purchase Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.

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Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete with likes of Apple iPhone in OLED

04/10/2017, 11:04 am

Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.

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Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for Toshiba's memory business

04/10/2017, 09:04 am

Three Apple suppliers -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, SK Hynix, and Broadcom -- are reportedly dogged in their determination to bid for Toshiba's memory business, despite strong preferences by both Toshiba and the Japanese government for a domestic buyer.

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Apple's second Mexican retail store to be multi-level flagship, share design with NYC World Trade Center outlet

04/09/2017, 05:04 am

Apple is enjoying consistently strong sales after opening its first brick-and-mortar retail outlet in Mexico in late 2016, and the company plans to capitalize on surging demand by building a new multi-level flagship in Mexico City's upscale Polanco district.

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This week on AI: New Mac Pros and iMacs, Apple building its own GPUs & more

04/08/2017, 01:04 am

Apple paid rare attention to its pro customers this week, teasing a redesigned Mac Pro along with catered iMacs. Behind-the-scenes dealings also made headlines, particularly news that Apple will developing its own GPUs.

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Apple, Saturday Night Live working together on TV commercial - report

04/07/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple has signed a deal with NBC that will see the crew of "Saturday Night Live" create at least one commercial for the iPhone maker, blurring the line between the show and advertising.

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Apple rival Samsung forecasts high profits despite Note 7 fires & political scandals

04/07/2017, 01:04 pm

Samsung Electronics on Friday announced a forecast of its best profits in over three years for the March quarter, despite dealing with the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, and a political scandal that resulted in the arrest of vice chairman Jay Y. Lee.

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