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Thursday Highlights: Apple in talks to launch money transfer service similar to Venmo according to sources—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Lucas Shaw and Alex Webb at BloombergBusinessweek go inside Jimmy Iovine's plans for Apple Music and video content seeing the app as "a one-stop shop for pop culture", could include shows from producers like J.J. Abrams, R. Kelly, and more; Billboard reporting Puff Daddy documentary coming exclusively to Apple Music; Macworld runs through Apple's Q2 earnings expectations; Apple suing company for using silhouette of a pear as company logo according to The Register; IDC says first quarter smartphone market gain "essentially flat" for Apple; 800 startups in the US tell FCC their companies will die if net neutrality killed; engineer at Google builds app that takes amazing night photos; iMore investigates whether or not upgrading the GPU in your older Mac Pro is worth it; Apple applies for "wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers" patent.
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"Critics Of Apple Making A Big Acquisition Don't Get It" ["In the note, the analyst (Amit Daryanani) speculated that were Apple allowed to repatriate the money it holds overseas, the odds of a Disney acquisition would go up."] Forbes 7:11 AM
"One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
"Apple Should Leave the Car-Making to Ford: Let's face it, with more than $246 billion in cash Apple could do anything it damn well pleases. But, investors should be happy that it's not going to (yet) jump into making cars." TheStreet 7:30 AM
"Why Should You Get Your Self-Driving Car From Apple: Last Friday Apple received a permit to officially experiments with self-driving cars. Why should consumers buy an Apple car?" Inc. 8:02 AM
"Appeals court revives Apple's patented 'rubber banding' tech because of one small tweak: AOL invented 'snap forward' years earlier, but Apple innovated by snapping backwards." ["On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion about an 'ex parte reexam,' filed against Apple's patent by an anonymous party. The reexam claimed that one of the patents upholding Apple's big win against Samsung, US Patent No. 7,844,915, never should have been issued at all. The '915 patent was described in a general way as the 'pinch to zoom' patent, but its claims describe a way of distinguishing between one-touch and two-touch operations."] Ars Technica 11:33 AM
"Wall Street Rallies in Low Volume Led by Banks, Tech" Reuters 4:04 PM
"U.S. Stocks Climb as Earnings Season Ramps Up: U.S. stocks rose Monday, bouncing back after last week's declines." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
"Asia stocks fall on China regulatory crackdown, North Korea tensions: Stock markets across Asia ended mostly lower on Monday, as China's securities regulator urged tighter supervision of listed companies, while geopolitical tensions in Korea continued to discourage buying." MarketWatch 7:17 AM
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