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Apple

Apple

Apple Inc. is a California based computer hardware and software manufacturer. The company was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976. The company operates worldwide with 34,000 employees and made $8 billion profit in 2009. The company is most famous for its mp3 player, the iPod.

# apple - Today’s News

From Business ETC Apple said to integrate Shazam’s song-recognition software into iOS update Name That Song

Apple said to integrate Shazam’s song-recognition software into iOS update

The company is partnering with Shazam, whose music-recognition software will be built into Apple’s upcoming mobile software update iOS 8.

# apple - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From Business ETC One of the men behind the creation of the iPhone is leaving Apple Greg Christie

# apple - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From Business ETC Samsung and Apple kick off patent case by dragging Google into the middle of it Stuck In The Middle

Samsung and Apple kick off patent case by dragging Google into the middle of it

Samsung fired back at Apple’s accusations of patent theft by saying it was Google that wrote the Android software used on its phones and tablets.

# apple - Monday 31 March, 2014

From Business ETC Apple and Samsung return to court again as patent dispute heats up Patent Wars

Apple and Samsung return to court again as patent dispute heats up

Apple has accused Samsung of infringing on five patents on newer patents, while Samsung made a counterclaim, saying Apple stole two of its ideas to use on iPhones and iPads.

# apple - Friday 28 March, 2014

From Business ETC The iPhone 6 is coming in September You Can't Stop It

The iPhone 6 is coming in September

That’s what the Japanese are saying anyway.

# apple - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste admits ‘on-the-runs’ controversy has ‘derailed’ progress in the North Northern Ireland

Tánaiste admits ‘on-the-runs’ controversy has ‘derailed’ progress in the North

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil that talks on the contentious issues of flags, parades and the past were “derailed” after the release of John Downey.

From Business ETC Now Google faces a lawsuit by US parents over in-app purchases Freemium

Now Google faces a lawsuit by US parents over in-app purchases

The lawsuit was filed by a mother whose five-year old son spent more than $65 on in-app purchases without his parents’ permission

# apple - Friday 7 March, 2014

From Business ETC Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance Accounting

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# apple - Monday 3 March, 2014

From Business ETC Apple takes Siri for a spin by launching hands-free software for drivers Smart Driving

Apple takes Siri for a spin by launching hands-free software for drivers

CarPlay is built primarily around Siri voice commands and the first cars supporting the service will come from Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz.

# apple - Friday 28 February, 2014

From Business ETC German court throws out €1.57 billion lawsuit against Apple Patent Troll

German court throws out €1.57 billion lawsuit against Apple

IPCom claimed that Apple had violated a patent which allowed priority access to certain mobile phone calls in case of an emergency, even if the network is busy.

# apple - Monday 24 February, 2014

From Business ETC This huge security flaw affects (nearly) all iPhones, iPads, and Apple computers Run For Your Lives

This huge security flaw affects (nearly) all iPhones, iPads, and Apple computers

The flaw affects how secure data is sent over the internet.

# apple - Friday 21 February, 2014

From Business ETC Amazon preparing to launch its own TV box service for March Web Streaming

Amazon preparing to launch its own TV box service for March

It’s rumoured that the company will roll out the Android-powered device in March.

# apple - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven

Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.

# apple - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ireland is going mad for some unique Flappy Bird merchandise Flappy Days

# apple - Monday 10 February, 2014

From Business ETC Google becomes number two in market value Google It

Google becomes number two in market value

Apple is in the top spot.

# apple - Friday 7 February, 2014

From Business ETC Apple buys back $14 billion of its own shares in two weeks Stocks

Apple buys back $14 billion of its own shares in two weeks

The company has bought back more than $40 billion of its shares over the past twelve months and expects to buy back an additional $20 billion.

# apple - Monday 3 February, 2014

From Business ETC Watch: This Apple short was shot using only iPhones Anniversary

Watch: This Apple short was shot using only iPhones

The video celebrates the Mac’s 30th anniversary and all footage was shot in the one day.

# apple - Friday 31 January, 2014

From Business ETC Taoiseach dismisses claims he makes specific deals with multinational companies Meetup

Taoiseach dismisses claims he makes specific deals with multinational companies

The Apple CEO, Tim Cook, was in Cork today addressing staff at its Hollyhill plant this morning before meeting Kenny.

# apple - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From Business ETC Apple awarded patent for solar-powered Macbook Battery Life

Apple awarded patent for solar-powered Macbook

The dual-display laptop would have a transparent back which would allow light to pass through and charge it.

From The Daily Edge Is Flappy Bird the most frustrating game EVER?

Is Flappy Bird the most frustrating game EVER?

We think it might just be.

# apple - Monday 27 January, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how many iPhones Apple sold to make $13.1bn profit Big Bite

Here’s how many iPhones Apple sold to make $13.1bn profit

Apple chief Tim Cook said they “love having the most satisfied, loyal and engaged customers”.

From Business ETC Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal Peace Talks

Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal

The agreement between the two companies will cover the firms’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next ten years.

From Business ETC Apple considers developing mobile payments service for physical goods Muscling In

Apple considers developing mobile payments service for physical goods

The company originally planned to create a wallet app in 2012, but backed out after concerns that consumers would blame it for any bad experiences with merchants.

# apple - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From Business ETC Oireachtas launches smartphone app ‘on time’, and ‘within budget’ at €20k Leinster House

Oireachtas launches smartphone app ‘on time’, and ‘within budget’ at €20k

The new mobile app allows users to access contact details for TDs and Senators, and multimedia content from Leinster House.

# apple - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From Business ETC Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing Apple

Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing

The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.

# apple - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From Business ETC Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitor from ebooks case Fixing

Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitor from ebooks case

The company tried to block the monitor saying he had a personal bias against it.

# apple - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.

From Business ETC Samsung earnings fall as mobile growth slows down Decrease

Samsung earnings fall as mobile growth slows down

Analysts say that the company’s smartphone business was not as lucrative because of higher marketing costs.

From Business ETC Apple’s App Store sales hits $10 billion in 2013 Money Money Money

Apple’s App Store sales hits $10 billion in 2013

Consumers spent $1 billion in December alone, making it the store’s best month on record.

# apple - Friday 3 January, 2014

From Business ETC Remember the U2 iPod? That and 9 other Apple product flops Not U2

Remember the U2 iPod? That and 9 other Apple product flops

Not everything created at Apple was a home-run hit.

# apple - Monday 23 December, 2013

From Business ETC Apple reaches deal to sell iPhones through China’s largest mobile network Network

Apple reaches deal to sell iPhones through China’s largest mobile network

The deal will bring the iPhone range to customers on a network with an estimated 760 million subscribers.

# apple - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From Business ETC Australian watchdog forces Apple to extend warranties Consumer Law

Australian watchdog forces Apple to extend warranties

The company was said to have misled a number of customers about its obligation to replace or repair faulty devices.

From Business ETC Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# apple - Monday 9 December, 2013

From Business ETC Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws Surveillance

Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws

The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.

# apple - Sunday 8 December, 2013

From Business ETC Buyers’ Guide: Which tablet should you get? Buyers' Guide

Buyers’ Guide: Which tablet should you get?

Tablets have grown in popularity since the iPad first appeared in 2010, but which one is right for you?

# apple - Friday 6 December, 2013

From Business ETC Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon Mobile Shopping

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon

The feature will allow shoppers to scan and pay for certain goods, alert them to upgrades and notify them when an order is ready to be collected.

# apple - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From Business ETC This is how much the iPhone 5S costs around the world Purchasing Power

This is how much the iPhone 5S costs around the world

You could be paying anything between €517 to €798 depending on where you’re based.

# apple - Friday 22 November, 2013

From Business ETC “Apple doesn’t own beautiful and sexy” – Samsung lawyer reacts to €215 million award Phoney War

“Apple doesn’t own beautiful and sexy” – Samsung lawyer reacts to €215 million award

Apple was yesterday awarded an additional $290 million in damages by a jury after Samsung was found to have infringed on their patents.

# apple - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Have an iPhone? This short film is calling you an idiot Android Forever
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