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Weekend Highlights:Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.
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"Apple, Google, Microsoft and others challenge Trump on immigrant ban: Firms draft an open letter to president over controversial executive order" The Inquirer 9:51 PM
"iPhone 7, 7 Plus Grow US Installed Base: Older iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Still Represent Significant Block of iPhone Owners" [2-page PDF] CIRP 7:10 AM
"One in three iPhones in US is a Plus model" BetaNews 11:36 AM
"Conflicting statistics still put Apple's iPad at top of tablet market in Dec. quarter" AppleInsider 12:15 PM
"Apple Paid a Price For Not Overhauling iPhone 7 Design" Fortune 11:34 AM
"Apple Watch Seizes 63% of Global Smartwatch Market" 24/7 Wall St. 6:32 AM
"Apple Watch helps smartwatch shipments rebound in 4Q 2016, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
"Tablet Market Woes Continue as Growth in Detachable Tablets Takes Its First Vacation During the Holiday Season, According to IDC" ["Apple's venerable hold on the tablet market is yet to be challenged although the company is not immune to overall market challenges, declining 18.8% in 4Q16. The iPad Pro lineup made up only a small portion of overall shipments as the iPad Air 2 and Mini tablets continued to account for the majority of the shipments for Apple. For every 10 slate tablets shipped, Apple only sold 1 iPad Pro tablet."] Business Wire 8:04 AM
"Microsoft Might Finally Launch The Surface Pro 5 After Skipping A Year" iTech Post 6:27 AM
"Microsoft details new Edge features coming in Windows 10 Creators Edition: It's... underwhelming" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
"Windows Cloud is Microsoft's Attempt to Resurrect Windows RT" DeviceMAG 6:28 AM
"Microsoft Makes It Easier to Install PowerShell Core on Linux" Softpedia 6:27 AM
"'Build for Africa': Microsoft launches Windows #Insiders4Good East Africa Fellowship" Neowin 6:12 AM
"Microsoft HoloLens and HTC Vive combine to create 'shared reality'" Neowin 10:38 AM
"Microsoft drops its Office 365 'Project Osaka' app before it ever launched" ZDNet 3:36 PM
"Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build has lots of fixes for PC users" ZDNet 3:36 PM
"HPE acquires security startup Niara to boost its ClearPass portfolio: Niara's software helps enterprises detect and protect from threats that have penetrated perimeter defenses" IDG News Service 6:15 AM
"Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in Apple Stock?" Zacks 8:44 AM
"Apple: Shareholder 'Bonus Check' This Year?" Seeking Alpha 7:54 AM
"Apple sees record revenues in 1Q fiscal 2017" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
"Don't Sell Your Apple Stock Now -- Here's Why" TheStreet 1:28 PM
"GoPro stock crashes more than 10% after failing to meet Wall Street's expectations" TechCrunch 3:30 PM
"GoPro lost $373 million during its awful 2016: But a new Hero 6 lineup is coming this year" The Verge 4:51 PM
"Earnings deluge; Trump diplomacy; Takeover time?" CNNMoney 6:34 AM
"Dow Declines as Worries Over White House Diplomacy Keep Wall Street on Edge: Donald Trump was the center of the news cycle again on Thursday with a barrage of news from Washington, D.C., keeping Wall Street on edge." TheStreet 3:57 PM
"Wall Street Stalls as the Market's Priorities Diverge from Trump's" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
"Market Close Report: NASDAQ trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year. NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 5,636.20" Nasdaq 3:57 PM
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