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UniMicron and Foxconn Dump Toxic Waste into Rivers?





Apple suppliers - UniMicron and Foxconn - are accused of dumping toxic waste into nearby rivers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Taking into account numerous accusations and suspicions of local environmental groups, Chinese government decided to begin the investigation of the incident.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, August 5th, 2013. 18:55

Apple's Supplier - Pegatron - Violates Labor Rights



Apple’s supplier - Pegatron - is accused of 86 labor rights violations, China Labor Watch reports. The information about these infringements was collected by undercover investigators, who have been working on three Pegatron factories for a couple of months. They claim about underage workers employment, low wages, poor working conditions and other infringements.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 17:54

Apple's Testing a 13-inch iPad and a Larger iPhone?



According to the latest rumours, Apple is currently testing larger screens for iPhone and iPad. The Wall Street Journal claims the company from Cupertino ordered several prototypes from its Asian suppliers several months ago.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 1:25

Apple and Samsung are about to reach a patent settlement



According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Samsung are negotiating the patent problem. The year 2012 was marked by  celebrated cases regarding patent infringement claims. Last summer Apple won a major lawsuit against Samsung in California court. The issue concerned design patent infringement claims regarding the iPad and iPhone.
Since last summer, the Cupertino and South Korean companies have been negotiating privately quite regularly. They were obviously trying to come to some sort of settlement.  However, some lawsuits are been filed since then. It was rumored that in February the tech giants were close to an agreement, but as we can see, it did not work out.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 0:57

TSMC will produce A-Series Chips for Apple.



According to Wall Street Journal, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has agreed to supply Apple with A-series chips. Although the matter has been discussed since 2010, the deal was only signed this month, and TSMC starts producing some of the chips in 2014. By that time, the Taiwan company will improve the quality of the products so that they meet Apple’s requirements. The chips will become smaller and more energy efficient by using 20-nanometre technology.

When negotiating the deal, the American company offered either to invest in TSMC or to assign one factory as an exclusive Apple supplier. However, the Taiwan company did not accept either of the options to keep TSMC independent and adaptable.

Samsung used to be Apple’s main A-series chips supplier, but present ferocious competition between the companies is forcing the latter to diminish its dependence on the Korean company.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 4th, 2013. 0:26

Apple Will Begin Production Of Its Next iPhone In The Second Quarter



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple will begin production of its next iPhone that is similar in size and shape to the current model during the second quarter, setting the stage for a possible launch this summer.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. 1:14

Apple Bought Indoor Location Firm WifiSLAM For $20 Mllion



 

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Apple has acquired indoor location positioning company WifiSLAM for around $20 million. Apple has confirmed the acquisition deal, but declined to share any details on its plans for the company. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Monday, March 25th, 2013. 21:54

Patent Holding Company Intertrust Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple



According to The Wall Street Journal, patent holding company Intertrust has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that Cupertino-based company infringes on 15 of its patents. Intertrust licenses and invents technologies for digital rights management and currently holds more than 150 patents.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 1:50

Appeal filed by Apple in Mexico was rejected



An appeal filed by Apple over its use of the "iPhone" trademark in Mexico, was rejected, according to The Wall Street Journal. It continues for some time, but did not appear to affect Apple’s ability to sell the iPhone and related services in the country.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, March 16th, 2013. 18:56

In 2012 Samsung Outpaced Apple In Advertising Spending



The Wall Street Journal published a new report outlining Samsung’s aggressive advertising in 2012 based on the latest data from research company Kantar Media. The report notes that Samsung significantly increased its phone ad spending from $78M in 2011 to $401M in 2012, 20 percent higher than $333M spend by Apple.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. 20:40

Samsung takes 3% stake in Sharp screen production




The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $112 million for a 3% stakes of Sharp's LCD screens, which is a key supplier of LCD screens for Samsung and Apple.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. 20:09

Apple plans to sell more iPhones in India



The Wall Street Journal reports on recent Apple’s operations to increase sales in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the world. The company recently launched iTunes and Apple TV there. There also were rumors that Apple was planning to open retail stores in India.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:43

Google is in work on streaming music service



The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:14

RIM released the next-generation smartphone BlackBerry Z10



Research in Motion announced the launch of a new generation smartphone, theZ10. RIM also announced a corporate rebranding, officially changing the name of the company on the BlackBerry.


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Low-Cost iPhone version in plastic cover will appear in the second half of 2013






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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. 22:08