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September 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple may have struck a deal with China's largest mobile carrier, a move that could help the company finally gain a foothold in the promising market. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is getting ready to ship low-cost iPhone models to China Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal . The shipment supposedly consists of iPhone 5C units, a low-cost model of Apple's popular smartphone that is expected to be revealed Tuesday. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far If Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile, then the tech giant can now potentially sell its device to the Chinese carrier's 700 million subscribers.
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May 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Not one to be outdone, Amazon.com has become the latest tech giant to reveal plans for new, outlandish headquarters. The online retailer wants to literally bring the "Amazon" to downtown Seattle with a building that features three glass-dome, greenhouse-like structures capable of housing "mature trees," according to the plans the company filed with the city. Amazon said it believes a park-like and plant-rich environment would provide its employees with many positives "that are not often found in a typical office setting.
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June 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple will kick off its annual developers conference next week with a keynote Monday, and the owners of two companies that make protective cases for portable devices believe the Cupertino, Calif., giant will unveil a new iPad. Tim Hickman and David Adam, co-owners of case makers Hard Candy and Gumdrop, unveiled cases Thursday morning for the rumored Apple device. In the world of third-party Apple accessory makers, it's important to be among the first to release your product. That usually means you get first and most favorable rack placement at retail shops.
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February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has issued an update for Mac users that fixes a security hole identified last week that is known as the "Goto fail" bug. The security issue potentially makes it possible for hackers to intercept and even modify information users send from their Macs, iPads and iPhones to trusted services in what is known as a man-in-the-middle attack.  Apple corrected the gap for its mobile devices with an update over the weekend , but the tech community...
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December 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Two technologies acquired by Apple earlier in 2013 were revealed this week: BroadMap and Catch. Apple's acquisitions were reported by 9to5Mac and later confirmed by Apple to AllThingsD . BroadMap specialized in mapping data; Catch was a cloud-based note-taking app. In the case of BroadMap, Apple acquired the company's team and technology but not the actual company or its name. The BroadMap deal likely occurred in the first half of 2013, and Apple may be using the firm's technology to improve Apple Maps, according to 9to5Mac.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple has posted on YouTube three of the videos it showed during its iPhone event, held at its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday. Separately, if you weren't one of the few in the audience, Apple has posted the keynote on its website.  As for the promo videos on YouTube, the first is essentially the introduction of the iPhone 5c, and stars Jony Ive, senior vice president of design Design at Apple. Ive never appears on stage, but he was in the audience Tuesday. Video: Here's how Apple's iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C work In the video, Ive calls the iPhone 5c "beautifully, unapologetically plastic.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In what may be the first social media marketing campaign by Apple, the Cupertino, Calif., tech company appears to have turned to Tumblr to advertise the iPhone 5c. A recently launched Tumblr blog called isee5c features five 15-second video clips that each advertises a different color version of the iPhone 5c, Apple's $99 smartphone.  Apple hasn't officially taken credit for the colorful Tumblr page, but isee5c is stylized in a way that...
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March 1, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- At an annual shareholders meeting Friday that was almost completely devoid of drama, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook still managed to stun the audience for a moment and bring the room to complete silence.  Sitting on a chair onstage, holding an iPad and some notes, about halfway through a Q&A session, Cook suddenly said something unthinkable for a company that never says a peep about its future plans: "And now I'm going...
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September 10, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Whether the "c" in iPhone 5c stands for color or China, the launch of a plastic cellphone marks one of the biggest strategic shifts for Apple since the company began the smartphone revolution six years ago. Though the announcements made Tuesday at Apple's headquarters were relatively modest in scale, the tech giant seemed to be signaling that it was intent on recapturing lost momentum in China. Although a rumored deal with that nation's largest carrier was not announced at the event, analysts are expecting it to be confirmed soon, possibly at a separate media event being held in Beijing on Wednesday.
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April 22, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Leave it to Apple to celebrate Earth Day by kicking off new device recycling programs while also taking a shot at one of its biggest rivals. The Cupertino tech company on Tuesday ran an Earth Day ad in numerous newspapers around the world, including The Times, that challenges its competitors to adopt the same environmentally friendly policies that Apple has. "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," the ad reads in large letters....
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