Google Express Shopping

Here’s why Google wants to know everything about you

Here’s why Google wants to know everything about you

By on October 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Google doesn’t just want you to search for products you want to buy anymore. It wants you to buy them with help from Google.

In a post on its official blog, Google announced that it is expanding its same-day shopping service, now known as Google Express, to Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C., adding another 7 million people to the 12 million people who have access to the service in Northern California. More →

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T-Mobile Illiad Merger News

Yet another carrier has given up trying to buy T-Mobile

By on October 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Yet another carrier has given up trying to buy T-Mobile

Is the “Un-carrier” unsellable? Bloomberg reports that French carrier Illiad has now given up its bid to buy T-Mobile from parent company Deutsche Telekom, thus making it the second carrier to fail at acquiring the scrappy mobile operator this year. Apparently Illiad decided to withdraw its bid after upping its offer to $36 per share to acquire 67% of the company, which was a boost from the $33 per share it offered to acquire 56.6% of the company this past summer. Despite this higher offer, Deutsche Telekom apparently remained uninterested in the proposal. More →

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Apple Vs. Finland Credit Rating

Contrary to popular belief, Apple has not singlehandedly killed Finland

By on October 13, 2014 at 6:03 PM.

Contrary to popular belief, Apple has not singlehandedly killed Finland

In an interview with CNBC, Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb jokingly said that Apple was responsible for killing off Finland’s two big economic “champions”: The once-mighty Nokia and its paper industry.
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iPhone 6 Release Date

These are the iPhone 6’s next major steps toward world domination

By on October 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

These are the iPhone 6’s next major steps toward world domination

On Monday, Apple announced that it will continue its rollout of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to an additional 36 countries this month. This will bring the total number to 69 countries. The latest round of launches will begin with China, India and Monaco on October 17th, and then progress to Israel on October 23rd.

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GT Advanced Bankruptcy Apple

Internal document reveals the insane penalty Apple partners pay for leaking product info

By on October 13, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Internal document reveals the insane penalty Apple partners pay for leaking product info

When you’re a part of a big company and working on projects with Apple, you might find yourself with a desire to leak information about a product. Of course, this type of thing could land your company with a huge penalty because that information is obviously confidential. In fact, court filings in GT Advanced Technologies’ bankruptcy proceedings have revealed that Apple imposes an insane $50 million dollar penalty when a supplier leaks information. More →

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Working With Steve Jobs

Former Apple employee dishes dirt on what it was like work for Steve Jobs

By on October 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

Former Apple employee dishes dirt on what it was like work for Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs has become something of a legend, which isn’t very surprising considering the profound and lasting impact he had on personal computing. Jobs and his cohorts changed the world, having played a crucial role in the proliferation of PCs and the shift to mobile computing platforms. Of course, he also built the most valuable technology company of all time in the process. As is often the case with disruptive individuals, working for Steve Jobs wasn’t always easy, as we’ve read time and time again when ex-Apple executives speak up and give us the inside scoop on what it was like to work for Jobs.

Now, a former employee of both NeXT and Apple has dished some dirt on what it was like to work for Jobs, and he says the late Apple co-founder was even more intense than we’ve read in the past. More →

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Apple GT Advanced Sapphire Plant

How the iPhone 6 may have forced Apple to bankrupt its own sapphire supplier

By on October 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

How the iPhone 6 may have forced Apple to bankrupt its own sapphire supplier

By far the strangest story to pop up this week has been the surprise bankruptcy filing of GT Advanced Technologies, which had been Apple’s top supplier of sapphire for displays of the Apple Watch and other devices. The Wall Street Journal now reports that GT Advanced is looking to get out of the sapphire business all together “after a failed effort to produce material for Apple’s smartphone screens.” More →

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Jony Ive on iPhone and Apple Watch Design

Way before the iconic iPhone, this strange contraption was Jony Ive’s first award-winning phone design

By on October 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

Way before the iconic iPhone, this strange contraption was Jony Ive’s first award-winning phone design

Apple’s design guru Jony Ive, who was interviewed recently by Bloomberg Businessweek and Vogue, on Thursday night appeared in a rare on-stage interview at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, where he talked about design before and after Apple, and Apple products. Ive even showed off a strange looking phone he designed for a contest decades ago, a contest that he eventually won.

“The Thing looks really weird,” Business Insider wrote. “It had a microphone that you held in front of your face.” More →

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Foxconn Workers On Strike

Workers at a Foxconn factory in China just walked off the job

By on October 9, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Workers at a Foxconn factory in China just walked off the job

On Wednesday, about 1,000 workers at a Foxconn factory in southwest China reportedly walked off the job to go on strike. Foxconn said workers walked off the job for about four hours at the factory in Chongqing, where they’re demanding higher pay after a recent increase in production and reduction in overtime.

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Samsung Vs. Apple Vs. Google Brand

The silver lining in Samsung’s lousy week

By on October 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The silver lining in Samsung’s lousy week

Samsung is certainly going through a rough patch right now as its quarterly profits have continued on an alarming downward trajectory. That said, things aren’t all bad for the Korean smartphone titan right now: As The Wall Street Journal points out, Samsung’s brand is still one of the most powerful in the world and it’s only gotten more prestigious in the last year.

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Apple Pay Launch Date Leak

One of Apple’s partners may have just leaked Apple Pay’s launch date

By on October 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM.

One of Apple’s partners may have just leaked Apple Pay’s launch date

When will you be able to start paying for things using your iPhone? We’re still not exactly sure, although 9to5Mac flags a DailyDot report that seems to indicate Apple Pay might launch as soon as November 7th, which would be just before the start of the holiday shopping season. More →

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Apple GT Advanced Bankruptcy

WSJ: Apple is ‘surprised’ that it may have bankrupted its own sapphire supplier

By on October 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

WSJ: Apple is ‘surprised’ that it may have bankrupted its own sapphire supplier

By far the most surprising Apple-related news to break this week was the bankruptcy filing of GT Advanced Technologies, the company that was tapped as Apple’s primary supplier for sapphire displays for the Apple Watch and other future devices. The Wall Street Journal now reports that Apple said on Wednesday that it was just as surprised to learn about the news as anyone else, even though the company might have been primarily responsible for its bankruptcy. More →

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