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Apple starts testing search suggestions in App Store

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Apple has started testing a search suggestion feature on the App Store. The related search feature is placed below the search bar.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) reportedly talking to Comcast about a streaming TV

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly talking to Comcast in early stages to get special treatment on Comcast cables in order to bypass congestion on the web, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL): China Mobile adds 1 million new iPhone users in Feb.

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China Mobile has added one million new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone users in the month of February after it started to offer the smartphone in mid January, according to China Mobile CEO Li Yue. Unfortunately, China Mobile announced its first decline in annual earnings in over a decade. China Mobile has been increasing network investments and handset subsidies to fight competition. Apple and China Mobile are excited about their bet in bringing the iPhone to the world’s largest carrier based on the number of subscribers.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) files patent for a stylus

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has filed for a patent that is related to using a stylus on the iPad. The stylus would be more of an add-on rather than a bundled accessory. The stylus in Apple’s patent has an extendable “nib” that could be lengthened and shortened so that users can draw slimmer or thicker lines. When it comes to Apple patents, we never know whether the company will commercialize it or not.

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Apple’s first third party retailer partner going out of business

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When Apple was a much smaller company, it depended on third party retailers to help sell its products. This was years before Apple set up their own retail stores. One of the first stores to sell Apple computers was in Minneapolis and was called Team Electronics. Team Electronics was renamed to FirstTech Computer.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) named as top billion dollar brand by Brand Finance

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been named as the top billion-dollar brand in the United States in a report released by UK consulting agency Brand Finance. Brand Finance awarded Apple a brand value of $104.6 billion, which is up from $87.3 billion in 2013. The value of the brand surpassed Google this year, which was valued at $68.6 billion. Microsoft, Verizon, AT&T, Amazon, and IBM were named in the top 10 out of 50 brands in total. Brand Finance comes up with the value based on a royalty rate that would be charged to use the brand and adds that rate to estimates of future revenue.
[Source: CNET]

Report: Apple Inc. (AAPL) is selling more iPhones than expected

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is selling more iPhones than expected, according to Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty. Huberty used the “Alphawise Smartphone Tracker” to determine how many smartphones were sold. According to the report, Apple is expected to announce 42 million iPhones shipped for the March quarter.

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Tim Cook says new book about Apple is ‘nonsense’

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Yukari Kane is a former technology reporter at The Wall Street Journal and is the author behind a new book called “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs.” Kane’s book is about the final years that Steve Jobs worked at Apple and the direction of the company under CEO Tim Cook. Apple CEO Tim Cook does not like the book and he called it “nonsense.” Cook said that the book fails to capture Apple and Steve Jobs. Here is what Cook said about the book:
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