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Whether intentionally timed or just a matter of coincidence, Apple's just-announced March 9 event is likely to overshadow the Mobile World Congress mega-conference in Barcelona, which will take place the preceding week. Scheduled for March 2 through 5, Mobile World Congress will conclude just four days before Apple's "Spring Forward" event, where the company is expected to give more details on its upcoming wearable Apple Watch. Of course, it's likely that Apple's...
Apple's marketing blitzkrieg for the upcoming Apple Watch has made it to the pages of Vogue Paris, with the latest edition of fashion's holy scripture blessing the new device with a two-page spread that calls the Watch "a small revolution" ready to impress. Boding readers "welcome to the future," the spread discusses the Watch's importance at post-Steve Jobs Apple and its overt positioning as a fashion accessory. The story -- first noticed by French blog PomPomComedy...
The latest AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple's invitations to a March 9 media event, the FCC voting to enforce net neutrality, Pebble funding its new smartwatch using Kickstarter (again), Google buying Softcard, and more. This week, AppleInsider staff member members Mikey Campbell, Victor Marks and Stephen Robles discuss the top stories: Apple announces...
Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with a salvo of federal lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino company's devices. Ericsson on Friday announced it filed seven lawsuits against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, as well as two ITC complaints, over 41 separate patents covering a variety of...
Former Apple executive Ron Johnson, who cultivated the highly successful Apple Store retail initiative, is leading a $16 million investment round for online retailer Nasty Gal, marking his return to the fashion industry. Nasty Gal's first and only brick-and-mortar location on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. | Source: Nasty Gal Along with his role in funding, Johnson will join the Los Angeles-based retailer's board of directors as the company builds out a fledgling...
A handful of recent Apple corporate job postings suggest the company is experimenting with virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, an area of intense interest some believe will be the next tech battleground. A batch of corporate positions listed on Apple's jobs website reveals that the company is looking to build a team of specialists to work on hardware and software programs relating to virtual reality technology. One of the positions, first spotted on...
In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders. Detailed in a StellaService's Benchmark report published Thursday, Online Apple Store customers saw their packages arrive an average of 1.5 days faster than the four-day delivery time average aggregated from the Web's...
Apple on Thursday removed the beta tag from its Apple ID creation tool, granting anyone, on any platform access to access to the iWork for iCloud Web-based productivity suite. The rollout comes less than two weeks after Apple launched an Apple ID creation tool that enabled users access to iWork for iCloud on non-Apple devices, including computers and mobile devices running Windows and Android. Prior to the open enrollment option, Apple ID and its trappings were...
Just one day after Smartflash won a $533 million jury decision against Apple, the intellectual property holder filed yet another patent case against the company seeking even more damages for alleged infringement. Smartflash Technologies' new complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Texas on Wednesday, alleges that Apple's iTunes Store, App Store and iAds advertising network infringe on a number of patents it owns, all of which are entitled "Data Storage and Access...
Apple has added another food-and-beverage arrow to its Apple Pay quiver, as hot sandwich chain Firehouse Subs on Thursday announced that each of its more than 860 locations across the U.S. would begin accepting contactless payments through Apple Pay. "Innovation and exceptional customer service are two core values at Firehouse Subs and as the No. 1 fast casual brand, we are excited to bring Apple Pay to our restaurants," says Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse of America, LLC....
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