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Apple taps former Biden aide to be top lobbyist

As Apple continues to be embroiled in ongoing encryption drama, the company has hired a former NFL lobbyist and former aide to Vice President Joe Biden to head up its new Washington office. Cynthia Hogan’s new role as vice president for public policy and government affairs for the Americas region will cover the U.S., as well […]

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iRich: Businessman gifts former classmates 39 iPhone 6s handsets

Christmas came early for schoolfriend of a Chinese businessman when he distributed 39 brand new iPhone 6s handsets during an elementary school reunion (!) over the past weekend. The rose gold iPhones were engraved with the words, “To commemorate the Beilun Sanshan Primary School Class of 1998.” The generous giver of the gifts, a businessman with the […]

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Apple buys former chip factory next door to Samsung campus

Apple has bought a former chip fabrication plant in North San Jose — shelling out $ 18.2 million for a 70,000 square-foot facility next door to Samsung Semiconductor’s new campus in the area. It’s not clear what Apple plans to use the facility for, although the marketing materials for the site described it as: “Well suited […]

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Lessons from Apple’s former ‘chief evangelist’ and other entrepreneurship resources [Deals]

Staying productive in business requires inspiration from study and the examples of others. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best resources for the budding tech entrepreneur, lessons from one of the top minds at Apple, fundamental startup courses and a lifetime of coding courses. Check out what we’ve rounded up: The Essential Guide to […]

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Former Apple designer to head UX for Huawei

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has had a couple of good months as it aims to shed its image as a manufacturer of cheap devices. It released a new and now popular premium phone in September, surpassed rival Xiaomi in sales in their home market and, like Apple, had a glowing Q3 earnings report. And with […]

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Former Apple designer to head UX for Huawei

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has had a couple of good months as it aims to shed its image as a manufacturer of cheap devices. It released a new and now popular premium phone in September, surpassed rival Xiaomi in sales in their home market and, like Apple, had a glowing Q3 earnings report. And with […]

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Apple adds former Boeing exec to its board of directors

Apple has announced a new board member in the form of James A. Bell, previously the chief financial officer and corporate president of The Boeing Company. “James brings a wealth of global, financial and industrial experience from his successful career at Boeing as corporate president and CFO,” Tim Cook said in a statement. “I am […]

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Former Apple exec’s $35m mansion is the smart home of our dreams

Former Apple exec Michael Barnick is selling his $ 35 million California mansion, and all we can say is… wow! Not only is the home the epitome of iPod minimalist modernism, but it’s (perhaps unsurprisingly) pretty high-tech, too. Controllable entirely via iPhone or iPad, the list of automated features include lighting, music, TV, air-conditioning, window blinds, […]

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Former NBA player uses all 5 fingers to palm Apple products

Former NBA player Rex Chapman pleaded guilty to four counts of felony theft this week. He was arrested for not only stealing over $ 15,000 worth of Apple gear from the store in Scottsdale, Arizona, but also for selling it at local pawn shops. Chapman allegedly pretended to use the Apple Store’s self-checkout system, leaving without […]

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Former Apple Music exec trades the tunes for Paris luxury fashion firm

Departed Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers will join French luxury company LVMH — the company which owns iconic luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Bulgari — as its new chief digital officer. Rogers left Apple just two months after the debut of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, which he played a key […]