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US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

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ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight

03/26/2019, 02:03 pm

A U.S. ITC judge has made the recommendation that Qualcomm is granted its request for an import bank against Apple in the ongoing legal wrangling between the two tech giants, with the ban potentially preventing some models of iPhone from being imported into the United States.

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Apple exploring car sunroof system with myriad user-customizable configuration options

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Apple is still coming up with new design ideas it could incorporate into a self-produced vehicle, despite the seemingly self-driving nature of "Project Titan" in its current state, by creating a version of a car sunroof that offers a considerable number of position combinations compared to currently-used sunroof designs.

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Samsung warns of revenue shortfall due to 'weakening overall demand' for smartphones & components

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned investors that it would report disappointing results for the March quarter, foremost blaming "weakening overall demand."

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Apple Card offers simplified and secure Goldman Sachs-backed credit card with daily rewards

03/25/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has introduced Apple Card, a new payment service that is part of Apple Pay designed to make it easier for customers to use a credit card, taking advantage of the functionality of the iPhone and iOS to make the card easy to acquire, and to use.

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YouTube pulling out of high-budget TV shows on the verge of Apple video service debut [u]

03/25/2019, 10:03 am

Just as Apple is preparing to announce its own video streaming platform, Google's YouTube is effectively abandoning efforts at high-budget scripted TV shows, a report said on Monday. [Updated with denial by Google]

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There are now more paid streaming TV watchers than cable subscribers

03/25/2019, 09:03 am

The rapid global growth of video streaming, a market Apple is tipped to enter, has reached a point where there are more subscriptions to streaming services than there are traditional cable subscriptions, though the lion's share of revenue still goes to the cable companies.

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Apple CDO Jony Ive discusses AirPods design as new model poised to ship

03/23/2019, 07:03 am

Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive in an interview published Friday offered perspective on why AirPods -- like iPod and iPhone before it -- has over the past months graduated from popular tech product to pop culture phenomenon.

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Huawei's CFO probably owns more Apple products than you

03/22/2019, 07:03 pm

When Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in December, the one-time heir apparent to the Chinese communications equipment giant and current focus of a U.S. criminal case was carrying an iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro and MacBook Air.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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Premium channel providers don't know full plan for Apple's video service

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Media companies that have signed up to offer their services through Apple's soon-to-launch video service are apparently still in the dark about what exactly Apple will reveal, JP Morgan claims, but apparently the amount Apple will pay will be on a par with other similar services.

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Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

03/22/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's video streaming service will be a "large-scale newcomer" to the market, but it needs to come to Android and Smart TVs to move the financial needle, says Macquarie.

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Japan Display's financial woes aggravated by Apple LCD factory deal, OLED iPhone

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

Japan Display is reportedly seeking investment to ease its financial burden to Apple over the construction of an LCD factory, with reduced demand for the iPhone and a shift towards OLED making the future tougher for the iPhone display panel supplier.

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Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

03/22/2019, 01:03 am

In the shadow of an expected debut to Apple's hotly anticipated streaming service, Comcast on Thursday announced Xfinity Flex, a new platform that offers Xfinity Internet customers access to a range of video on demand services and subscription streaming apps for a low monthly fee.

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Vox reportedly joins Apple news service, other Vox Media properties not available at launch

03/21/2019, 09:03 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple has signed explanatory news website Vox to an upcoming subscription service expected to debut alongside a video streaming solution at a special event on March 25.

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New York Times CEO compares Apple news service to Netflix, cautions against partnership

03/21/2019, 07:03 pm

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson in an interview on Thursday offered a pessimistic take on Apple's news subscription service, saying publishers should not rely too heavily on third-party services for digital distribution.

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Apple looking at ways to simplify device connectivity, including generating a mesh network in an emergency

03/21/2019, 05:03 pm

Wearable devices like the Apple Watch and Internet of Things hardware could have an easier time connecting to iPhones and other devices in the future, with Apple coming up with multiple ways to deal with inter-device connectivity, including the ability to make a wide-area network where Internet access isn't available.

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Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

03/21/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple's anticipated video streaming service will focus on trying to sell subscriptions to other video services, a report claims, as the original shows the company has spent heavily in producing will effectively be freebies to draw users to pay for third-party content.

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Apple pays $5.6M to acquire Italian app backend startup Stamplay

03/21/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple is rumored to have acquired Stamplay, an Italian startup that aims to simplify cloud-based development of apps for businesses, with Apple believed to have paid around 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the company.

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Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of unencrypted passwords on internal servers

03/21/2019, 12:03 pm

Adding to multiple security controversies, Facebook is reportedly investigating problems which led to "hundreds of millions" of unencrypted, plain-text passwords being stored on internal servers.

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