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US Tech Giants Mapping a Battle

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two U.S. technology innovators are waging a new battle over the maps that people throughout the world access on their smartphones and other computing devices. For several years, consumers using the hand-held iPhones and iPad tablets sold by the Apple consumer products company have viewed maps supplied by one of the leading search engine companies, […]

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Chinese Government Sides with Local Firm Against US Tech Giant

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Senior Chinese officials are hinting that U.S. technology giant Apple is at risk of losing its trademark dispute with a company in the southern city of Shenzhen that claims ownership of the iPad name in China. Officials with the nation’s commerce ministry and its trademark office told reporters Tuesday they regard Shenzhen-based Proview Technology as […]

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US Accuses Apple, Publishers of Illegal Electronic Book Price-Fixing

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is accusing the technology giant Apple corporation and book publishers of illegally fixing prices on electronic books, costing consumers millions of dollars in extra charges on their purchases. The government filed suit in New York against Apple, the world’s most valuable company, and two book publishers, while settling its claims against three other […]

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Foxconn Pledges Labor Improvements at Chinese Factories

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan manufacturing giant Foxconn has agreed to improve conditions at its China-based factories, where workers assemble popular devices for iconic U.S. technology giant Apple and several other high-tech companies. The company says it will increase the employees’ wages, reduce their overtime hours and upgrade their living conditions. Foxconn announced the changes after the U.S.-based monitoring […]

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Apple CEO Tours Foxconn Plant in China

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Apple’s chief executive has visited a newly built iPhone and iPad production line in China, where its operations have faced accusations of harsh labor conditions. The California-based company said Thursday that its new CEO Tim Cook toured the Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park in the north central province of Henan. Foxconn is the Taiwanese company that […]

Apple CEO Tours Foxconn Plant in China

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Apple’s chief executive has visited a newly built iPhone and iPad production line in China, where its operations have faced accusations of harsh labor conditions. The California-based company said Thursday that its new CEO Tim Cook toured the Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park in the north central province of Hebei. Foxconn is the Taiwanese company that […]

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Apple’s New iPad Draws Shoppers Worldwide

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of shoppers lined the sidewalks outside Apple stores across the world on Friday to be among the first to buy the technology giant’s latest version of its popular iPad computer tablet. Some of the shoppers slept overnight or arrived hours before the Apple stores opened to sell the U.S. company’s third generation iPad models. […]

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Apple Unveils New iPad and TV Device

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Apple computer company introduced a new version of its popular iPad Wednesday. “Today we’re announcing the new iPad and it is amazing. We’ve taken it to a whole new level and we are redefining the category that Apple created with the original iPad. It makes amazing improvements over the most fundamental features of the […]

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Apple Unveils New iPad and TV Device

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Apple computer company introduced a new version of its popular iPad Wednesday, with a sharper screen, an improved camera, and the ability to use a faster method to access the Internet. The iPad is a mobile computer and the new version has a nearly 25 centimeter screen. Apple’s iPad is the best-selling of the […]

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Chinese Court Ponders Appeal in Apple Trademark Dispute

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court Wednesday heard arguments in Apple’s appeal in the high profile “iPad” trademark lawsuit over its blockbuster tablet computer. Judges with the Guangdong high court are expected to announce the date for their decision whether Apple or the Taiwan-based IT company Proview has the rights to use the iPad name on devices sold […]

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