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Facebook to remove messaging from iOS app, directs users to new Messenger app

Facebook yesterday alerted users of its plans to remove the messaging feature from the company's iOS app. Mobile Facebook messaging functionality will live on, albeit via the company's standalone Messenger app. An email sent out to users yesterday reads: We wanted to let you know that messages...

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Florida man scams Apple retail stores out of $309,768

In a rather offbeat and somewhat bizarre crime story, a Tampa Bay man was arrested earlier this month after managing to scam Apple out of $309,768. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 24-year old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. frequented Apple retail stores 42 times across a number of states where he...

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Apple reinstates Blockchain Bitcoin app to the App Store

In early February, Apple ruffled a few digital feathers when it abruptly removed a Bitcoin wallet app called Blockchain from the App Store. Following the apps removal, Blockchain CEO Nicholas Cary took to CNBC where he didn't mince words, calling Apple a "gatekeeper on innovation" and lambasting...

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Apple's iPhone business is as big as McDonald's and Coke combined

It's no secret that the bulk of Apple's revenue comes from the iPhone. During the company's most recent quarter, for example, 53% of its $37.4 billion in quarterly revenue came from its iconic smartphone. For as much as people like to talk about Apple having peaked, the company has a penchant for...

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Judge Denise Cote isn't happy with Apple's $450 million e-book settlement agreement

Apple agreed two weeks ago to a conditional $450 million settlement with plaintiffs over allegations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books. Under terms of the settlement, Apple will only have to pay the full amount if its appeal of U.S. District Judge...

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EU gives the green light to Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats was just approved by EU antitrust regulators, Engadget reported earlier today. A press release on the matter relayed that Beats coming under the Apple umbrella doesn't raise any anti-competitive concerns -- with respect to headphones -- because "the...

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Apple has paid out over $20 billion to developers thus far

Apple's earnings conference call last week gave Tim Cook and newly minted CFO Luca Maestri the opportunity to provide us with more details regarding all facets of the company's business. One of the more interesting tidbits to emerge during the call is the fact that developers on the App Store...

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Jimmy Kimmel convinces people that a $20 Casio is Apple's iWatch [Video]

Jimmy Kimmel may not have the late-night comedic chops of Stephen Colbert or even Jimmy Fallon, but the man sure knows a thing or two about a good old fashioned prank. During yesterday's broadcast, Kimmel and Co. were able to convince a few passersby on the street that a cheap $20 Casio watch...

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The iWatch/Swatch rumor that was, and then wasn't

Citing an anonymous source, VentureBeat yesterday posted a spurious report claiming that Apple has been working with Swiss-based watch manufacturer Swatch in an effort to release a varied number of iWatch designs. Apple has been working with at least one partner, Swatch, to release a line of...

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Microsoft still doesn't get why the iPhone succeeded

About two weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella penned a detailed memo to Microsoft employees, a mission statement of sorts, outlining the company's vision and strategy for the future. Upon reading the memo, along with a subsequent interview Nadella conducted with The Verge, I was struck by the...

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