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Apple #88 on Fortune's 100 fastest-growing companies

As big as Apple is -- 98,000 employees worldwide, with 2013 revenues of about US$171 billion -- it's still growing like a much smaller, nimbler company. Fortune's 2014 list of the 100 fastest-growing companies is out, and Apple is in the #88 spot. The ranking is a bit lower than last year's #38,...

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Apple bans the use of two potentially harmful chemicals in final device assembly

Apple has banned the use of two potentially harmful chemicals in the final assembly of its devices. This ban was confirmed by vice president of environmental initiatives Lisa Jackson in a statement posted on Apple's Environmental Responsibility website. Recently, we received some questions...

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Apple releases diversity data; 70% of employees are male and 55% are white

Following in the footsteps of other high-tech companies, Apple today released a report detailing employee diversity across the company. Some of the more noteworthy data includes the following information compiled from Apple's 98,000-strong employee base. Overall, 55% of Apple employees are...

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Relive the BBS dream (nightmare?) with Level 29

Do you hate the current Internet and wish you could go back to the days of boring text on a blank background? Of course you don't, but if you want to be reminded of just how great things are these days you can take a temporary trip down memory lane with Level 29, an electronic bulletin board being...

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Apple's Reno data center prepares for update

Apple's data center near Reno, Nevada is getting an update according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. The paper is reporting that Apple has applied for new building permits for its Reno Technology Park campus. Apple submitted permit applications for two additional data cluster buildings as it ramps...

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Welcome to Slices of Apple, an inside look at what makes Apple great

Fridays on TUAW just got more interesting. Every Friday over the next three months we'll run an episode from Slices of Apple, a documentary about some of the people, tools and processes inside Apple, Inc. We've got some great stories to tell that are not only interesting, but can actually help...

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Apple iPhone event scheduled for September 9

Apple has announced scheduled a special event for September 9, 2014, Re/Code reports. That date happens to be exactly 364 days since the iPhone 5s and 5c were revealed, so chances are fantastic that this one will be all about a new smartphone. The inevitable successor to the iPhone 5s (or...

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Apple news bites for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's been very, very quiet in the world of Apple the past few weeks, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing happening out there. Here are a few little snack-sized bits of news that we've picked up this morning: Did you break the screen on your iPhone 5s? Just walk into your local Apple...

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Introducing Slices of Apple, an inside look at what makes Apple great

Ever wonder what makes Apple tick? The company is notoriously secretive about its products, but perhaps has been even more secretive about how it operates on the inside. Relatively few resources are available if you want to know the inside scoop on how Apple keeps making great products. While Tim...

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Kids React to a Typewriter: 'Thank God we have iPads now"

The "Kids React" video series by The Fine Bros on YouTube is always great for a laugh or two, and whenever a piece of retro technology pops up on the show, it inevitably gets compared to an Apple product. Today's "Kids React to Typewriters" episode is no different, and the youngsters interviews...

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New "Dreams" ad focuses on the many uses of the iPhone 5s

Apple has released another of its classy ads that show just how powerful we humans can be when equipped with an iOS device. In "Dreams", the company focuses on the iPhone 5s and shows everything from a Vaavud anemometer being used to measure wind speed at a beach to a doctor using the device to...

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Apple's CDN is live, should speed iOS and OS X upgrades

Since Apple began relying on downloaded upgrades of its operating system and software products, the need for a fast content delivery network (CDN) has been apparent whenever millions of users have tried to reach out for upgrades, and were suddenly silenced. Well, the next upgrades should be a bit...

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Apple gives Beats a big ol' public hug

Anyone with even a casual interest in the tech world, Apple products, or personal audio knows that Apple and Beats are BFFs now, but for everyone else, Tim Cook and company have now made it official with what the kids would call a public display of affection. A new page on Apple's site is devoted...

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As Apple enters the health tracking game, medical apps are causing doctors unwanted stress

Doctors spend years learning about various ailments, equipment, and medications before ever being allowed near a patient, so it's no surprise that the glut of health tracking apps available today is giving them fits. As Wired reports, the complete lack of oversight and unverified claims of many...

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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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