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Apple ordered to pay 12 million euros for unpaid iPad copyright fees

Apple has been ordered to pay 12 million euros by a French court because of unpaid taxes on iPad copyrights between March 2012 to December 2012. The judgment is a continuation of the battle between Apple and the society of authors, composers and music publishers (SACEM) in France. SACEM is a...

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Apple raises iPhone prices in France

Apple has raised the price of the iPhone 5s and 5c in France. The price changes were first noticed by French Apple site iGen. Though the changes aren't too drastic, they will set iPhone buyers in the country back an additional €10 to €18 depending on the device. Previously the 16 GB, 32...

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French authorities investigating Apple's carrier contracts

The French finance ministry is looking into Apple's business practices in the country again, this time focusing on contracts between the company and French mobile carriers. The investigation is part of a larger probe into relationships between major handset makers and their major clients -- the...

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Apple adds free iBook offer to Apple Store app

At the beginning of August, Apple launched a new free-content program in their Apple Store app, kicking things off with a free download of Color Zen. Today the latest piece of free content has been released, and it should make parents of small children very happy. The over-the-air update allows...

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Daily Update for July 1, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Apple's French offices raided by competition authorities

Apple's French headquarters was raided recently. Over a 24-hour period, French competition authorities entered Apple's offices and went through documents involving Apple and the distributors it works with, looking for some sign of impropriety. The raid was reportedly brought on by a French...

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France orders Apple to pay $6.5M in taxes

Apple has been ordered to pay US$6.5 million (5 million euros) in taxes in France by SACEM (Google translation), a French organization which doles out the "copie privée" tax to writers, artists, producers, musicians and other content creators. The "copie privée" is a tax in some...

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France mulls 'culture tax' on devices like the iPhone

Reuters reports that France, in an effort to generate money to help fund cultural initiatives, is considering implementing a special tax on smartphones and tablets. The proposal falls under France's "cultural exception" policy, enacted to ensure that the arts in France can continue to thrive in the...

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Apple adds 3D Maps Flyover coverage to Paris and surrounding areas

Over the past few months, Apple has consistently, and yet silently, continued to increase the number of areas which receive the 3D Flyover treatment in its homegrown Maps app. Now, the French-language site iGeneration is reporting that Apple has added 3D Flyover support for Paris, France. The...

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Daily Update for March 14, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Apple Stores in France may not make employees work late

The High Court of Paris put the brakes on late-night work by Apple Store employees in France. According to a report in the AFP, Apple is banned from having employees work between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The ban is the result of a complaint filed by several French labor unions which...

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Daily Update for May 22, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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New Paris Apple Store to open on Friday

Apple will open its eleventh Apple retail store in France this Friday. The store will be located in the Centre commercial Les Quatre Temps at 15 Parvis de la Défense in Paris. The Les Quatre Temps store will be the third Apple Store in the country's capital. While Apple usually chooses...

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iPad online shipping times drop to one week

Apple's inventory of the new iPad is holding up well, especially in the US. Unlike the iPad 2 which faced shortages when it launched, the new iPad is readily available. Most US retail stores have at least one model of the iPad in stock and the online store is steadily improving shipment times....

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Apple resellers in Europe say inventory delays affecting business

Life is a bit difficult for Apple's Premium Resellers in Europe now that the company is expanding retail locations throughout the continent. A post by France's Les Echos profiles a complaint by eBizcuss, the largest and first authorized reseller of Apple products in France (through their ICLG...

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