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Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service. Dish CEO Charlie Ergen would become the new company's chairman, while T-Mobile CEO John Legere would retain his rank, sources told The Wall Street Journal. The major obstacles are...
In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S. The bonds mature on June 10, 2020, and are managed by Goldman Sachs International and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International. Apple's bonds are rated AA1 by Moody's Investors Service and AA+ by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Bond offerings from Apple...
The Apple Watch will be available to purchase in retail stores on June 26, Apple announced Thursday, the same day that availability will expand to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. In addition to Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, the company will expand its network of boutique stores that carry the Watch. New outlets will include 10 Corso Como in Milan, BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul and Malmaison by The Hour Glass...
When it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung are in a neck-and-neck race for the overall customer satisfaction crown, though the South Korean giant has leapt ahead of Apple and the iPhone with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note series. Apple and Samsung both received overall customer satisfaction scores of 80 in the American Customer Satisfaction Index's annual Telecommunications and Information Report. Samsung is trending downward --?losing 1 percent year-over-year...
After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets. Source: Jawbone During a presentation in Japan on Thursday, Jawbone senior product manager Jason Donahue told gathered press to expect the recently release UP2 fitness band at Japanese Apple Stores by early July. Blog Mac Otakara confirmed the device will be available at Apple retail...
While Apple still lists 3-5 week wait times for its new 12" MacBooks, one Apple authorized reseller now has stock of 9 different configurations that are ready to ship within one day, plus the lowest prices anywhere on all 2015 MacBook Pros. Apple's super-sleek new 12" MacBooks have been tough to come by ever since their introduction a few months ago, with initial supply selling out within the first day of availability. Apple's online store currently list wait times of...
D-EYE, an Italian company working to deploy affordable medical systems for mass health screenings, on Wednesday announced its eponymous iPhone-based retinal imaging accessory is now shipping. Designed for medical professionals, D-EYE is a passive accessory that transforms iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 models into a portable opthalmoscope for imaging the fundus of the eye, or the internal lining of an eyeball. The retinal examiner's small box-like module attaches to a provided...
Despite widespread rumors pointing to the contrary, a new Apple TV set-top will not premiere at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, a report said on Wednesday. Apple had been planning to make a splash at WWDC as recently as mid-May, two sources told the New York Times. The decision to postpone was allegedly made after it was judged the product wasn't ready to be shown publicly. No information regarding an alternative announcement date was offered. A core...
Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements. Tidal for Mac The Tidal desktop client is similar to the Web and mobile apps, but adds some extra features. These include gapless playback, support for media keys, and output selection -- listeners can for example choose to push music to a digital audio converter, or...
Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras. The app is due for iOS and Android in August, and in the case of iOS, will replace Photo Sphere Camera on the App Store. The change is part of a Google initiative to merge Google's Views community with Google Maps, and in fact allow anyone to submit a sphere to Maps, instead of just Google...
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