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Apple cozies up to U.S. government with increased lobbying

With personal devices getting more powerful every day and the launch of a wearable on the horizon, Apple is reportedly ramping up its presence in Washington in order to help calm any concerns. Bloomberg reports that Tim Cook's photo op with Orrin Hatch in December was just a small sample of Apple'...

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Washington Apple Store to relocate away from huge Microsoft Store

Apple is moving its Bellevue Square Washington store from its 4,600 square-foot location on the ground floor to a second level retail space that will double its current size. Besides increasing its retail footprint, the Apple store will be moving away from the giant Microsoft store, which is few d...

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Apple hired lobbying firm in February

The LA Times says Apple has slowly begun hiring more lobbyists in Washington, D.C. to protect its interests as it has grown from a niche player to one of the tech sector's biggest powerhouses. Apple has traditionally placed little reliance on lobbyists, but in February of this year, Apple contr...

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VA Apple store closed due to shooting, armed robbery attempt

The Clarendon Apple Store in Arlington, VA is closed today as police investigate a shooting that took place there this morning. The Washington Post reports that a woman was injured via a gunshot to the shoulder during an armed robbery attempt. TV station WJLA adds the detail that the victim was an...

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WA fines Apple $100k

How did Apple Legal miss this? Under a 1999 law, any company who sells service contracts (think AppleCare) in the state of Washington must register with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Apparently, Apple somehow neglected to do this between 2000 and 2004, incurring a fine of $100,000. First...

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