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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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"Coalition of technology companies call for investigation into 'troubling' Apple and Google app store practices: Dominant technology giants accused of abusing their market position in mobile app stores to squeeze out rivals" V3 6:56 AM
"Apple, Qualcomm: A Messy Marriage/Qualcomm may be seeking to ban importation of the iPhone in the latest escalation of the dispute." Barron's 10:20 AM
"European tech lobbies for action against Apple and Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
"Chinese phones overtake Apple, Samsung at home: Tough going for global brands as Apple slips to fourth position on list of top 10 best-selling phones in China, with Samsung trailing two spots behind." CNET 6:48 AM
"Apple's iPhone Tops Shoppers' Lists, But Samsung Is Recovering from the Note 7 Recall" TheStreet 10:20 AM
"It looks like Amazon's Video app is finally coming to Apple TV this summer: Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet." Recode 9:55 AM
"Apple plans new store in 'red dot' Singapore" Reuters 7:03 AM
"Thailand removes Apple, Google logos from royal funeral statue: The artist was forced to remove the logos from the statue of a mythical beast, which he carved in thinking they demonstrated his respect for the late monarch." CNET 6:47 AM
"PC World worker stole €27k worth of Apple products from his workplace in 'stupid' attempt to make money" Irish Independent 9:03 AM
"PC World worker charged with stealing $30k of Apple gear" Cult of Mac 9:03 AM
"Today in Apple history: iTunes hits 1 million downloads in first week" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
"This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds: At 10, Scratch is a popular tool to teach kids programming. But its real glory is how it imparts lessons in sharing, logic, and hackerism." Backchannel 10:43 AM
"How To Install Linux On A Chromebook With Crouton" AddictiveTips 9:56 AM
"Is a Google-made Chrome ad-blocker the answer to intrusive advertising?" BetaNews 9:27 AM
"Amazon, Not Apple, Can See You Naked" NoodleMac 8:20 AM
"Wall St Edges Up on Strong Jobs Data, IBM Caps Gains" Reuters 4:19 PM
"S&P 500 Posts Third Straight Week of Gains: Strong corporate results, monthly jobs data lift the stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
"Chinese stocks drop on falling commodity prices: Commodities took center stage in Asia Friday, with a slump in Chinese metals prices and weakness in crude oil sending equity markets across the region lower." MarketWatch 7:34 AM
"European stocks end week at 21-month high ahead of French election: European stocks climbed out of the red and finished at a 21-month high Friday, as buying appetite for assets perceived as risky returned ahead of the French presidential election." MarketWatch 11:52 AM
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