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New Report Counters Claim of Chinese Government Purchasing Ban on Apple Products

Posted on 07/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Countering a Bloomberg report from Wednesday, a new report on Thursday claims Apple wasn’t banned from a list of approved products for purchase by the Chinese government, but instead was simply omitted from a list of energy-efficient devices that some government bodies look to for purchasing new equipment.

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Sprint Drops Plans to Buy T-Mobile, Names New CEO

Posted on 06/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint is dropping their plans to buy T-Mobile US. WSJ says Sprint and its parent firm, SoftBank, believe it would be too difficult to gain regulatory approval for the deal. Sprint plans to make an announcement today.

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Steve Jobs Had a Vision for Open, Shared Home Wi-Fi

Posted on 05/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs had a vision of open, shared Wi-Fi to allow users to connect to the Internet without the need for “sluggish” cellular service, by getting as many Wi-Fi router manufacturers as possible to include a “guest” option in their routers.

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Apple Sapphire Plant Nears Completion, Readying for Mass Production

Posted on 05/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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GT Advanced Technology’s fiscal report for the second quarter of 2014 says its massive sapphire glass production plant in Mesa, AZ is nearing completion, indicating that the company’s joint venture with Apple is just about ready to start mass production of the tough glass in the near future.

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