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  • An Apple logo is seen during Black Friday in San Francisco

    Apple Inc sent out invitations for a media event in San Francisco on March 9, about one month before the much-anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch. Chief Executive Tim Cook said last month that the company plans to launch the smartwatch in April. The watch, which will let consumers check their email, pay for goods …

  • Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology unveiled Wednesday launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal …

  • Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. Apple immediately announced plans to appeal and said the case shows the need for Congress to reform the U.S. patent system. The outcome will likely …

  • It appears as though our fight for a spot on the emoji keyboard may finally be coming to an end. Apple released the newest beta versions of iOS and OSX to developers this week, and screenshots of the redesigned emoji character set are circulating the web faster than a box of timbits after an early-morning hockey practice. …

  • This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Television shows, from left, Julie Bowen, as Claire Dunphy; Ed O'Neill, as Jay Pritchett; Adam Devine, as Andy; Sarah Hyland, as Haley Dunphy; and Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, in a scene from the "Connection Lost" episode of "Modern Family." The episode, which takes place entirely on Claire’s MacBook computer, airs Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Television, File)

    When "Modern Family" producers revealed that they recorded this week's episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. The digital medium offered a fresh, clever way of storytelling — with jokes and plot twists not possible with the documentary-style approach that "Modern Family" typically uses. …

  • This combination made from images provided by Apple Inc. shows new emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, that will be available with the next iOS update. Working with the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization that sets the standards for the pictograms, Apple Inc. is incorporating more diverse emoji into the developer version of the latest update to its mobile operating system. The iPhone and iPad maker has not said when the update will be available for all users. (AP Photo/Apple Inc.)

    Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads on Apple devices. Apple Inc. has incorporated more diverse emojis into the developer version of the latest update to its mobile operating …

  • A logo of Apple is seen in an illustration photo in Sarajevo

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) to build two data centers in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centers, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, …

  • Word came this week that electric-car battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple for poaching some of its top engineers. Still, with Apple's proven track record of making devices that work well and look great, it could be just the thing to spur investment in a sector that's seemed poised for takeoff for a while now. Whatever …

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook stands in front of a screen displaying the IPhone 6 during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino

    Apple is reportedly planning to launch the first ever public beta program for iOS, according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman.

  • A police officer is silhouetted against the Apple logo in Grand Central Terminal in New York

    Apple Inc aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people to meet that goal, Bloomberg …

  • Smartphone maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) has revived a legal battle against a startup co-founded by Ryan Seacrest, saying its iPhone keyboard rips off the design from BlackBerry phones' physical keyboards. Waterloo, Ont.,-based BlackBerry Ltd. won a preliminary injunction last year against Typo Products' first keyboard. Called …

  • Apple orders 5-6 million watches: WSJ Reuters - Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
    Apple shares rise on iWatch sales forecasts

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked its Asian suppliers to make 5-6 million units of its three Apple Watch models for the first-quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Taiwan-based Quanta Computer Inc <2382.TW>, the sole assembler of the Apple Watch, started mass production earlier …

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino

    By Edward Taylor and Alexei Oreskovic FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology giant Apple is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday. …

  • Einhorn, founder and president of Greenlight Capital, speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York

    By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund Greenlight Capital, run by David Einhorn, cut its stake in Apple Inc by 6.2 percent to 8.6 million shares during the fourth quarter, ahead of the iPhone maker's strong rally this year, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. Apple shares are up 15 percent in the year …

  • A company in B.C.'s Okanagan region is celebrating today after its genetically modified, non-browning Arctic apple was approved for deregulation in the U.S. "The commercial approval of Arctic apples, our company's flagship product, is the biggest milestone yet for us, and we can't wait until they're available for consumers," …

  • A customer is silhouetted while entering the Fifth Avenue Apple store shortly after doors opened for iPhone 6 sales in Manhattan, New York

    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activist Investor Carl Icahn thinks Apple Inc is already worth over $1 trillion but others on Wall St. think it will take a few more years for the iPhone maker's stock value to get there. With Apple's stock market value ballooning this week beyond $700 billion, larger than Switzerland's …

  • Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk pauses during a news conference in Tokyo in this file photo

    By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - How far does electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc have to go to reach its goal of matching Apple Inc's current market value? Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised analysts on the company's earnings call on Wednesday by saying that his company could be worth $700 billion by 2025. Actually, …

  • A customer is silhouetted while entering the Fifth Avenue Apple store shortly after doors opened for iPhone 6 sales in Manhattan, New York

    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - A labor rights group said Apple Inc is unable to effectively monitor standards along some of its supply chain, allowing companies such as Taiwanese assembler Pegatron Corp to keep base wages below local living expenses. Low costs helped Pegatron win business from Apple, who moved some …

  • By Ritsuko Ando and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Screen supplier Japan Display reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit amid higher demand from Apple Inc and Chinese smartphone makers, in stark contrast with peer Sharp Corp's shrinking panel business. Japan Display said on Thursday operating profit …

  • The logo is seen on a new all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S car in Hawthorne

    By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc missed fourth-quarter sales targets and analysts' profit expectations, but Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Wednesday said by 2025 Tesla's growth trajectory could take its market value to $700 billion, matching that of Apple Inc. It was a glimmer of optimism capping …

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