Apple Inc. Posts

Synaptics, Incorporated (SYNA) to acquire Renesas Electronics Corporation (6723) for $475 million

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Touchscreen chipmaker company Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) has announced that it will be acquiring Renesas Electronics Corporation (TYO:6723), the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone. The deal is worth $475 million.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Irish tax avoidance plan is now being investigated by European government

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is being investigated by European authorities about whether the company’s corporate income tax arrangements in Ireland are legal or whether they are considered unlawful state aid. Many tech companies are using Ireland as their top choice for lowering corporation tax rates and for favorable laws, which enable complex avoidance like the Double Irish arrangement.

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Apple is now banning apps that rewards social sharing and video views

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Apple has revamped its policies for iOS 8 in the Apple App Store. This means that apps like Candy Crush and other apps that reward you for social sharing or watching videos could soon be penalized. Apps that promote other apps also violate Apple’s latest terms and conditions for developers.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) actively looking for friendly PR head

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently looking to replace PR head Katie Cotton. Cotton is the VP of corporate communications, who is retiring this month.

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New Apple iOS 8 feature makes it harder for marketers to track locations

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Apple has added a MAC address randomization feature in iOS 8 that makes it harder for marketers to track you on public WiFi networks, according to Frederic Jacobs on a Hacker News post. While your iPhone scans for WiFi networks, it is assigned a “random, locally administered” MAC address, which is a constant unique identifier attached to the phone’s wireless network interface. MAC addresses help retailers and others track return visits to build a shopper profile by connecting in-store visits to purchases. Apple has a feature called iBeacons, which uses Bluetooth as an alternative method for connecting software with in-store shoppers. Apple’s technology offers more transparent privacy controls for the user so it is easier to opt out of participation.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) reportedly to offer pre-paid iPhone plans through retail stores

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is launching a new program in its retail stores that would allow iPhone shoppers have more flexibility when selecting a data plan, according to 9to5Mac. This would save customers time in having to go to a carrier store. It would also boost sales at Apple’s retail locations.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) increases issued shares for 7-for-1 stock split

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According to a brief filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to reflect a 7-for-1 stock split to bring a total issuance to 12.6 billion shares.
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Apple iOS 8 will let you scan credit cards using the camera

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This past week at WWDC, Apple said that a new feature has been added to Safari that will let you scan a credit card using the on-board camera. Rather than typing in the information manually, an option will pop up that says “Scan Credit Card.”
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