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Posts tagged “Apple”

Updated 7:06 a.m. yesterday

Golden Apple: Tech giant posts biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

New iPhones          Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

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6:39 a.m. Tuesday

Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

Updated July 17

Startup says aloha to name after Hawaii protests; FDA-Pozen update; new Tantalus exec; Apple $400M ebook settlement; Novartis earnings; Visa's new system

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: A L.A. company changes its name after protests in Hawaii; FDA accepts Pozen application; smart grid firm Tantalus in Raleigh names COO; Apple faces $400M ebook settlement; Novartis earnings; and Visa launches new online payment system.

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

Apple teams with IBM Apple teams with IBM

July 16

Premium Lock Inside Apple-IBM partnership: A big win for both companies

Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Apple's CEO Tim Cook

Updated July 16

Once enemies, now allies: IBM, Apple team up for iPhone, iPad sales

Apple teams with IBM Bitter enemies in the past, Apple and IBM on Tuesday disclosed they are teaming up to sell more iPads and iPhones to corporate clients with IBM developing apps and providing services geared to enterprise customers.

July 14

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

Nickel Rash iPad Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in an 11-year-old boy recently treated at a San Diego hospital, according to a report in Monday's Pediatrics.

Updated July 10

Premium Lock Salix stock sags despite merger deal that boosts drug pipeline, lowers tax rate

If investors are fretting, it could be because Salix shareholders will be on the hook for taxes they weren't expecting to pay. The company notes in its securities filings that the conversion of Salix stock into Salix plc stock is considered a taxable event, meaning all Salix shareholders will owe taxes when the deal closes even if they don't sell their shares. Learn more about the deal.

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Updated July 10

PC shipment slump bottoms out, Lenovo still No. 1

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

Lenovo's T540p notebook computer Lenovo's T540p notebook computer

Updated July 9

Apple plans new Catawba County solar farm

Apple expects to invest $55 million to develop the 100-acre, 17.5 megawatt solar farm, which would become Apple's third solar farm in Catwaba County.

Apple     Apple

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Updated July 2

Google adds more musical choices with Songza deal

Google        Google is fine-tuning its digital music strategy with the acquisition of Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored for people's changing moods. Apple and Amazon recently beefed up their own music arsenals.

June 23

Premium Lock Report says Apple smartwatch to come this fall

Apple Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.

June 20

Premium Lock Google's wireless broadband play; BlackBerry in black; Apple's smarthwatch; $1.2M loss for Scynexis; Twitter exec shuffle

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Google acquires wireless broadband startup with gigabit speed capability; BlackBerry reports a profit; Triangle drug firm Scynexis reports a loss; Apple's smartwatch plans advance; and Twitter shuffles executive roles.

June 20

Premium Lock Crime data show iPhone 'kill switch' does cut thefts

New iPhones          New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

June 17

Premium Lock Tech giants seek through federal court to halt overseas snooping by US

NSA leaker Edward Snowden          Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and Apple are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

June 9

Premium Lock 5 things to know about Apple's stock split

Apple  Apple's resurgent stock may have as much to do with financial engineering as the company's technological wizardry.

Updated June 4

Premium Lock Gaming future? Epic debuts 'vivid' experience with new Apple Metal

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney and lead platform engineer Josh Adams unveil a strikingly realistic demo of new video game imaging technology at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Using Apple's new Metal and IOS 8 software, Epic displays "Zen Garden" complete with 5,000 falling leaves from a cherry tree drawn in real time. WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi has the details.

Photograph or graphical creation? Epic's Unreal Zen Garden Photograph or graphical creation? Epic's Unreal Zen Garden

Updated June 3

Premium Lock Cary's Epic Games shares spotlight as Apple unveils new iPhone, Mac, game features

Cary-based Epic Games is part of Apple's new efforts to boost the power of mobile gaming, Apple discloses at its annual software event .Apple's Mac operating system also is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files. If that isn't enough for Apple fans, software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health.

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May 29

Premium Lock Five key things to know about Apple's duet with Beats

Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance Wednesday as he discussed his company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple's 38-year history, will give the iPhone and iPod maker a line of trendy headphones known for their hip appearance and thumping bass sound. Here's a look at key factors in the deal.

Apple acquires Beats  Apple acquires Beats

May 29

Premium Lock Apple adds more swagger with $3B Beats acquisition

Apple is buying more flair, swagger and song-picking savvy with its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist founded by rapper Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, one of the first recording executives to roll with the hip-hop culture.

The Apple Beats team  The Apple Beats team

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