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Everybody wants to know what college students are thinking, especially educators and marketers. What do they like? What are they like? The surveyors at Student Monitor, a market-research firm, are among those trying to peel back the layers on the minds...
From: Chronicle of Higher Education | By: Steve Kolowich | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Filed under: Company News, Investing Basics, Market News, Industry News, Stocks, Investing Jason DeCrow/Invision for Hasbro/AP The malls are crowded. Shopping lists are long. It's so hard to get it right during the holidays, so why play by conventional...
From: Daily Finance | By: Rick Aristotle Munarriz | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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June 7, 2010: Apple CEO Steve Jobs poses with the new iPhone 4 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. [Reuters] A jury today ruled in favor of Apple in a long-running, class-action lawsuit that charged the tech...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Apple now supports the cards that account for 90 percent of all U.S. credit card transactions. But will more people start using the new payment solution?
From: PC World | By: Caitlin McGarry | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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TD Bank, Staples are among recent additions
From: Time | By: Victor Luckerson | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Podcasts are simply the done thing, in 2014: everyone’s taking their modern update on the radio show with them on the go. One company out there, seeing all the dollar signs, now claims that they invented and patented podcasting 18 years ago, and is...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Monday, December 15, 2014
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You can use it everywhere, but do you want to?
From: Read Write Web | By: Lauren Orsini | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Samsung is in talks to launch an Apple Pay competitor next year, Jason Del Rey of Re/code reports. Samsung is working with a company called LoopPay to integrate LoopPay technology into one of its smartphones next year, according to the report. (The report...
From: Business Insider | By: Steve Kovach | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Ask any app developer about their most soul-crushing experience, and you’re likely to get a story about user reviews. No matter how powerful or elegant you think the product is, a few minutes in the hands of real-life users are enough to turn even...
From: Xconomy | By: Curt Woodward | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.Presentations vary weekly and include everything...
From: The Rumpus | By: The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Although egg freezing is the perk du jour at some high profile companies, too often such options are not available, even for women with serious illnesses such as cancer....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 looked like it would close higher or at least be flat on the day, but that changed in the last hour of trading with a big drop Tuesday. The index now seems destined to trade down to 1,950, Guy Adami, managing...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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“Self knowledge through numbers" seems like a genderless goal, but the actual products out there are anything but....
From: The Atlantic | By: Rose Eveleth | Monday, December 15, 2014
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While all of its alleged co-conspirators have settled and begun the process of atoning for the price-fixing sins they have not legally admitted to committing, and even though it was found guilty of its part in the arrangement in 2013, Apple is still...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Monday, December 15, 2014
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Apple curbs Russian sales as value of iPhone plummets from $847 to $585 as McDonald’s to Renault raise prices
From: Irish Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Apple has suspended online sales in Russia, blaming extreme fluctuations in the value of the ruble. The post As the Ruble Plummets, Apple Suspends Online Sales in Russia appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Klint Finley | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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For Russians, putting an iPhone 6 under the Christmas tree just got a whole lot harder. On Tuesday, Apple decided to temporarily pull the plug on the Russian market, as the country’s spiraling currency has made pricing difficult. “Our online store...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Russian customers waiting for Apple's iPhone 6 will have to wait longer. The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant on Tuesday temporarily shuttered its online store in the Eastern European country because of the instability of Russia's currency. Apple...
From: Free Republic | By: C/NET | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Over the last few months, we’ve spoken to nearly 100 people from all the major British newspaper brands. It's given us a nice view into which brands are on a high and which are failing. Amazingly, given the onslaught of digital media that is replacing...
From: Business Insider | By: Lara O'Reilly and Jim Edwards | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Smartphone technology continues to improve every year. Even with continued expansion in technological functions, most phones carry similar characteristics. In this article, we feature two of the most popular phones in use today, the Sony Xperia Z3 and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Parker Hansen | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Stocks fell and crude oil crumbled to start the week as the US market gave up all of its early session gains to continue the slide seen last week. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,175.8, -105, (-0.6%) S&P 500: 1,989.3, -12.2, (-0.6%) Nasdaq: 4,605.2,...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Monday, December 15, 2014
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If you hadn't heard, the value of Russia's ruble is tanking -- and that's starting to make online store operators nervous. Apple tells Bloomberg that it has frozen internet sales in the country while its workers "review pricing." The company hasn't s......
From: Switched | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Jean Beaubois with the Berenberg tech team today offers up a think piece about Apple (AAPL), whose business is sometimes compared to the luxury goods business. Beaubois, who is skeptical, does a comparison between Apple and a well-known luxury brand, Hermes...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mind more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Other topics of worldwide intrigue on Google included the addictive smartphone game “Flappy Bird,”...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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iPhone maker closes online store in Russia after rouble's plunge makes it difficult to fix local prices...
From: Telegraph | By: AP | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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This is a guest post from Ivan the K, a great person to follow on Twitter. He got an Amazon Echo, and wrote a review for us. I was the first kid on my block to take delivery of Amazon’s latest new hardware offering, which it calls “Echo.” Echo...
From: Business Insider | By: Ivan the K | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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As of Wednesday, prices for the iPhone 6 reportedly will be increased by at least 10 percentread more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Vladimir Kozlov | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Apple won't have to pay damages in an antitrust trial involving iTunes and the iPod, a jury ruled.
From: CNN | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Recent economic instability in Russia and subsequent fluctuations in its currency have caused Apple to cease online sales in the country. Apple announced the halt on Tuesday after Russia's central bank raised interest rates, a major step in an attempt...
From: Mashable | By: Jason Abbruzzese | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Apple logo is illuminated in red at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue to mark World AIDS Day, in the Manhattan borough of New York December 1, 2014. [Reuters] Apple today stopped all online sales in Russia, citing “extreme” ruble fluctuations. Read...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Apple said it halted online sales in Russia due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the ruble after the battered currency plunged to a record low against the dollar....
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Daisuke Wakabayashi | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The ruble lost 19 percent of its value today, even after the Russian government instituted an interest-rate increase to stop the run on the currency....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A long-running court battle over alleged antitrust issues involving Apple’s iPod and iTunes store came to an end today after a jury determined that the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases starting in 2006. The San Jose...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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In a class-action case that kicked around courts for a decade, a jury rejected claims that Apple acted to secure a monopoly over digital music....
From: New York Times | By: BRIAN X. CHEN | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A California jury has found that Apple's iTunes 7.0 did not violate antitrust laws when it restricted files bought on other music services.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Charlie Hunnam is famous for his ripped shirtless torso, which he often showed off during his starring role on Sons of Anarchy, and he’s now disclosing that you may be able to find him skinny dipping one day! “I just got an iPhone last year. I love...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Today, Apple was found not guilty in an iPod antitrust case that was brought against it almost a decade ago. The decision comes after a week-long trial that accused the Cupertino company of forcefully locking in consumers into iTunes software and pre......
From: Engadget | By: Nicole Lee | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Apple said Tuesday 10 additional banks now support Apple Pay, including TD Bank North America, Commerce Bank, BB&T and Associated Bank....
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Daisuke Wakabayashi | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Mobile games creator Playdots has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Tencent and Greycroft Partners led the round with participation from other investors such as Northzone and Crunchfund....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei just took the wraps off its latest Android phone, and it looks awfully familiar (via Engadget).  The new Honor 6 Plus, a follow-up to the company's Honor 6 phone, comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen — just like Apple's...
From: Business Insider | By: Lisa Eadicicco | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Ultrakam is throwing its hat into the super high-quality video arena with an update that lets you capture video in 4K at 50MB/s using the MJPEG codec. It works with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus....
From: VentureBeat | By: Paul Sawers | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Just two months after its launch, dozens more banks, retailers, and even an NBA arena now work with Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payments system that uses NFC to let users send money from their iPhones to payment terminals in-store, The New York...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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"What's AirDrop?!" You'd be surprised at how many times we've heard that from iOS-loving friends, and considering that it was the top "how-to" search on Google in 2014, they're not alone. Since it's a pretty genius feature, we're putting it in the category...
From: GeekSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Samsung is edging closer to debuting its own take on wireless payments, according to a report from Recode. Following the launch of Apple Pay earlier this year, Samsung has reportedly been trying to license technology from startup LoopPay to create a...
From: Download Squad | By: Aaron Souppouris | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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He was feeling "really sluggish" that morning.
From: Reason | By: Jim Epstein | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Apple's role in the GT Advanced bankruptcy saga appears to be over. Apple spends $50 million to end its sapphire saga originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…...
From: PaidContent | By: Kif Leswing | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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If you're not already using AirDrop on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad, you should start. AirDrop lets you transfer any kind of file — photos, videos, phone contacts, and even Map locations — from one person or device to another. AirDrop runs on WiFi and...
From: Business Insider | By: Maya Kosoff | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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