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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Samsung in Smartphone Fight with Apple

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, Dec 6  – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The justices in

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For Apple and Others, Tin Supply Chain Has Ties to Rebel-Held Myanmar Mine

By Yimou Lee and Joel Schectman YANGON/WASHINGTON, Nov 29 – From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world’s largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co, list

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Apple vs. FBI: The Apple of Beijing’s Eye

Apple’s standoff over the FBI’s demand to crack open the cellphone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook is more than a quintessentially American debate over the limits of privacy in an era of terrorism. Read more here: http://newsweekme.com/?p=7227 Social Streams

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Apple Hones Marketing for Watch With Focus on Fitness

By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 – Two years after unveiling the Apple Watch with apps and styles that tried to appeal to every need and every customer, Apple Inc has honed its marketing strategy, debuting a second generation product aimed squarely at the health and athletic audience. The focus on fitness will enhance the

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Samsung Trips on Quality Control in Rush to Pip Apple

By Se Young Lee SEOUL, Sept 6 – In its rush to beat rival products to market, notably Apple’s new iPhone, Samsung Electronics has accelerated new phone launch cycles, but its haste is raising concerns that it fell short on quality testing. Since last year, the South Korean firm, the world’s largest maker of smartphones,

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EU Demands Apple Pay Ireland up to 13 bln Euros in Tax

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, Aug 30 – EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. The massive sum, 40 times bigger than the

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Apple Fixes Security Flaw After UAE Dissident’s iPhone Targeted

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28 – Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident’s phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking. The thwarted attack on the human rights activist, Ahmed

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FBI Decides Provisionally Not to Share iPhone Unlock: Sources

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, April 27  – The FBI has provisionally decided not to share an iPhone unlocking mechanism used by a contractor to open the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters because the agency does not own the mechanism, two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. The FBI is

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U.S. Drops N.Y. Fight with Apple After Gaining Access to IPhone

By Nate Raymond and Joseph Menn NEW YORK, April 23 – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn,

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FBI Trick for Breaking into iPhone Likely to Leak, Limiting its Use

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 – The FBI’s method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts. Once it is exposed, Apple should be able to plug the encryption hole, comforting iPhone users worried that losing physical possession

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