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Europe questions Apple’s Irish taxes

The European Commission publishes a letter sent to Apple accusing it of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

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EU to decry Apple’s Irish tax deal

The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

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Tech Titans Lobby Hard So Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Precious Wearables

Apple may have only unveiled their long-awaited Watch a few weeks ago, but they’re already pushing the government to make sure it isn’t subjected to health privacy regulations. According to Politico, companies including Intel, Apple, and Fitbit are pouring millions into lobbying campaigns against regulating wearables like medical devices.Read more…

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The Washington Post Has Your Correction of the Week

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by a former FBI official who argued, as the headline puts it, that “Apple and Google’s new encryption rules will make law enforcement’s job much harder.” Today, it added an editor’s note that suggested precisely the opposite.Read more…

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U2 Has a Secret Plan to ‘Save the Music Industry’

Not by giving away its album for free. Something else. As the band explains in a new Time International cover story, they’re partnering once more with Apple on a new kind of digital music they maintain will make it easier for bands at all levels of fame to get paid … More »

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Apple Keeps Steve Jobs’ Empty Office Untouched

Like an emotionally abusive high school coach still haunting your anxiety dreams, the specter of Steve Jobs looms over the Apple of today. Maybe preserving his office three years after his death is making that worse.Read more…

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Apple Tells Customers How To Delete the Stupid U2 Album Nobody Wanted

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook pranked the entire iPhone-toting world with a gratis copy of U2’s new album—”Songs Of Innocence”—beamed directly to everyone’s phone, without asking. Today, it’s letting you undo this dark magic.Read more…

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Apple Reportedly Paid Over $100 Million to Infect Your Phone With U2

According to Billboard, Apple is reportedly pouring at least $100 million into a campaign surrounding U2’s new album, which you may be aware of after it was put onto your phone without your consent. A large sum of that money went directly to U2, while the public got a new U2 album for free. Let’s tally up the winners and losers of this transaction.Read more…

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Apple Reportedly Paid Over $100 Million to Infect Your Phone With U2

According to Billboard, Apple is reportedly pouring at least $100 million into a campaign surrounding U2’s new album, which you may be aware of after it was put onto your phone without your consent. A large sum of that money went directly to U2, while the public got a new U2 album for free. Let’s tally up the winners and losers of this transaction.Read more…

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Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week

The fashion community is unimpressed by the Apple Watch, so clothes designers who know how to code are stepping up to show the true future of wearable tech.

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Did Apple Rip Off an OK Go Music Video?

Everyone on the internet loves OK Go’s music videos, including the folks at Apple, who — according to the band’s manager — borrowed from the band’s latest music video for a promo video shown at Tuesday’s product-launch event. As Andy Gershon explains to Businessweek, the band came to Apple earlier … More »

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U2’s Songs of Innocence Is Totally Gorgeous, Totally Boring

On YouTube right now, you can — and should — watch the entirety of Live in Sydney, a 1993 performance from U2’s ridiculous, iconic, and undeniably spectacular Zoo TV Tour. It’s a polarizing junction in the band’s 38-year run, but it’s also the one I’ve always found most fascinating: pre-Pop, … More »

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Clinkle CEO’s Statement On Apple Pay Reads Like a Eulogy

One of the many gospels Apple delivered to tech bloggers today was Apple Pay . It’s a magical sounding mobile payments system that will use near field communication (NFC) to let users pay for things in front of them through their phone. The magic might be lost on child CEO Lucas Duplan, who raised more than $30 million for Clinkle by telling venture capitalists he could do the same thing. He has not.Read more…

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How U2 Totally Botched Its Secret (And Sponsored) Album Release

With little to no advance warning, U2 released its first studio album in more than five years today. Ordinarily, this sort of announcement by one of the rock world’s biggest bands would be massive news, on par with a secret album release by anyone not named Beyoncé. And yet even … More »

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You Can Download U2’s New Album for Free, Right Now

Apple just announced a bunch of things, and you can read all about them here. But for our purposes, here’s the music news: All iTunes users (Yes, all of them) apparently have access to U2’s new album right now for free. Yes, right now. It’s kind of like that thing … More »

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Jobs Would Be Proud of Today’s Apple

Two new iPhones and the Apple Watch were announced by Apple Tuesday, marking Tim Cook and team’s best work yet.

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Steve Jobs Would Be Proud of Apple

The company announced two new iPhones and the Apple Watch on Tuesday, marking Tim Cook and team’s best work yet.

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Apple PR Insider: “You have to be able to control the journalist”

Today’s portable telephone orgasm is only hours away from beginning, which makes this the perfect time to read this—an interview with someone who knows all about how Apple controls journalists .Read more…

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Tech Companies Want to Suppress Settlement Like They Suppressed Salaries

Silicon Valley tried to settle away a $9 billion wage-fixing lawsuit, which alleges that companies including Apple and Google colluded to suppress employee wages. But a federal judge nixed the paltry $324.5 million pay out, saying it was not enough. Now the companies behind the conspiracy are appealing, insisting the lowball figure is adequate.Read more…

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How Apple Owns the Media

In about a week, Apple will announce a new phone. This will become national news, and coverage of a piece of metal, plastic and glass will dwarf that of human suffering here and abroad. You’ve probably already read some exciting things about the iPhone 6, even though it doesn’t technically exist yet, and is a “big secret.” That’s not an accident—Apple makes reporters do their advertising.Read more…

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