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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's first Taiwan retail store opening draws overnight crowds" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
"Apple continues Asia expansion with its first retail store in Taiwan" TechCrunch 1:50 PM
"Apple manufacturer Foxconn may bring jobs to Wisconsin" ["At the moment - Apple's main manufacturing partner 'Foxconn' is considering a new facility in either Wisconsin or Michigan."] We Are Green Bay 8:00 AM
"Apple opens its first store in Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101." Financial Express 7/1
"Apple cuts prices of iPhone, iPad, & Mac in India as part of tax reform rollout" 9to5Mac 7/1
"Apple Inc. Changes iPhone and iPad Chip Strategy: iPad gets new chip manufacturing technologies first, while iPhone follows." The Motley Fool 7/1
"Understanding the Real Innovation behind the iPhone: A decade ago Apple didn't just create a phone with some extra features, it introduced a full-fledged handheld computer that could also make calls and browse the internet" Scientific American 6/30
"iPhone 1: Look Who's Talking/Apple saw its first iPhone being used predominantly as a phone. How times have changed." WSJ Blogs 6/30
"After 10 years, where does the iPhone go next?" Macworld 6/30
"The Least Important Part of the iPhone..." Medium 6/30
"Apple's TV strategy is still an embarrassing joke" BGR 6/30
"TechInsights Confirms Apple's A10X SoC Is TSMC 10nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size" AnandTech 6/30
"1 Winner From the New Apple Inc. iPad Pro Tablets: And the manufacturer of the A10X chip is... TSMC." The Motley Fool 6/30
"The iPad Pro's A10X Gets Naked, Reveals 10nm TSMC Design" The Mac Observer 6/30
"Samsung Display to Construct World's Biggest OLED Plant" ["In order to supply panels to Apple and Samsung Electronics, it is understood that Samsung Display has secured production capacity of 135,000 panels per month over two years span."] Electronic Times 6/30
"Microsoft to reorganize, revamp its sales force: Microsoft is expected to notify employees of an internal reorganization that could result in some layoffs early this week, and possibly as soon as Monday June 3." ZDNet 9:04 PM
"Microsoft is laying off 'thousands' of staff in a major global sales reorganization" TechCrunch 6:16 PM
"Microsoft reportedly set to lay off thousands as part of massive sales reorganization" GeekWire 6:16 PM
"Microsoft may lay off again as it focuses on cloud-computing products: The layoffs announced in July 2016, which targeted 2,850 cuts included 900 employees of sales group" IANS 8:33 AM
"Microsoft, Trump administration clash over email searches"i" Associated Press 8:03 AM
"Windows 10 reaches all-time high with gamers as Windows 7 continues to decline" MSPoweruser 8:33 AM
"Windows 10 user base on Steam climbs to all-time high of 51.23%" Neowin 8:33 AM
"Microsoft's Smart Decision To Cancel Some Surprising Surface Hardware" Forbes 4:58 PM
"Wall St ends bumpy week, strong 1st half with modest gain" Reuters 6/30
"U.S. Stocks Push Higher; Tech Shares Edge Up: Dow industrials, S&P 500 set to post solid gains in first half of 2017; Nasdaq set for double-digit gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/30
"Bond selloff spreads to Asia, with Japanese yields at multimonth high: More central banks may be following the Federal Reserve's hawkish lead, sending bond yields skyrocketing" MarketWatch 6/30
"European stocks inch higher after sharpest selloff in 9 months: European stocks edged higher Friday, with technology and consumer-related shares on the mend after a hefty selloff, but the region's benchmark was still on track to finish June in the red." MarketWatch 6/30
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