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Apple Stores Revamp: Are They Getting Even Swankier?

One could say that Apple, and thus its many retail stores, already cater to the wealthy – or at least those with a bit of disposable income. But could Apple make its stores feel even more exclusive – especially ahead of the big Apple Watch launch? The New Yorker ran a lengthy profile on Apple design guru Jony Ive, and …

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Apple Puts $848M into Solar Farm, the Current Largest Commercial Clean Energy Deal

Apple has announced plans to construct a giant solar farm that it says will power all of its California operations – and then some. Apple is partnering with First Solar, the company behind Monterey County’s California Flats Solar Project. The company is investing $848 million in the project, which will see construction of a 1,300-acre solar farm in the area. …

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Apple Wants to Give Cordcutters Live TV Too: Report

Apple, who has had a fair amount of success selling hardware that lets users stream TV shows and movies, is now considering stepping into the role of content gatekeeper. A report from Re/code, citing various industry executives, says that Apple is currently in talks with some TV programmers about crafting its own pay-TV service. According to the sources, it would …

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Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested in that. Do you think Apple should drop Google and go with a different search provider like Yahoo or Microsoft? …

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‘Steve Jobs’ Cast Confirmed: Michael Fassbender to Star, Filming Begins

Shooting for Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic (formerly Sony Pictures’ Steve Jobs biopic), has officially begun – and with that, the official cast has been announced. No real surprises here, as Michael Fassbender will play Jobs. Kate Winslet will play former marketing chief of Macintosh Joanna Hoffman. The only recent rumor that didn’t materialize was a “major role” for Natalie …

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Apple Pay Coming to 200K Vending Machines, Parking Stations

Apple and USA Technologies have just entered into a partnership that will make the company’s mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, available in over 200,000 self-service retail locations. What do they mean by “self-service retail locations”? Things like vending machines, laundry pay stations, and parking meters, for instance. “Our customers are excited to accept Apple Pay at the self-serve locations they …

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Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business information, they’re going to be exposed to it one way or another through third-party apps and services. “Developers and partners …

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Guess How Much App Store Developers Have Earned

Apple announced some new numbers for the App Store, as it has reached some new milestones. First off, during the first week of January, customers spent about half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, while New Year’s Day was the biggest day ever in App Store sales history. During 2014, billings increased 50%, and apps generated over $10 …

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Apple Watch Launch Reportedly Set for March

We’ve known that Apple plans on launching the most talked-about wearable of the new year during the first half of 2015, and a new report suggests that the company is looking to March. 9to5 Mac quotes the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, who say that the Apple Watch is currently on track to ship by late March. Of course, …

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TapSense Announces Ad Platform For Apple Watch

Mobile ad exchange TapSense announced the launch of what it says is the industry’s first programmatic ad platform for the Apple Watch, even before the device itself is released. The platform utilizes hyper-local targeting, Apple Pay, and some ad formats specifically tailored to the watch’s display. The platform includes a suite of developer and brand solutions, including an SDK and …

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Apple Pay Headed To UK Banks, NYC Parking Tickets

Apple is just getting started with its payments product Apple Pay. It’s looking like 2015 is going to be a big year for it as more and more institutions and businesses adopt it. We already learned that Chevron, which already offers it at some of its stores, is planning to introduce Apple Pay support at gas pumps in early 2015. …

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Chevron Readies Apple Pay At The Pump

One day in the not too distant future, you may be able to pay for gas at Chevron stations with your iPhone right at the pump. Chevron recently tweeted this (via MacRumors): @SingAsana We are working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate with Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015. — Chevron (@Chevron) December 29, 2014 Chevron was …

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