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Thursday Highlights: At Bloomberg, Adam Satariano and Alex Tribou explore Apple's increasing fiscal dependence on the iPhone; a fifth of Apple Watches sold have been in China; Apple's dominance in Australia growing according to the Australian Financial Review; Apple TV specs claim "skimpier storage" and no 4K, while Jan Dawson posits that there is "potential beyond gaming", which is another rumored feature; meanwhile, Leon Lazaroff at TheStreet says Apple likely to "find making television much harder than selling music"; Oliver Shusser, VP of iTunes International, reveals company trying to make Apple Music better everyday admitting they have "homework to do"; ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes wants Apple to release an OS X tablet over an iPad Pro; Jonny Evans envisions Apple opening up OS X to key partners for virtualization purposes; Apple denied retrial against Smartflash, but had $533 million damages dismissal upheld; Apple, Google's $415 million settlement over poaching approved, but attorney fees slammed; will Apple offer iPhone leasing this year?; Reuters reporting Japan Display CEO says they're seeing strong orders from Apple; KGI analyst believes Apple will reveal new iPhones with 5MP front camera, confirms 16GB base models—more in our Hardware/Software section.
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"The New Apple TV: Potential Beyond Gaming" Tech.pinions 8:57 AM
"Apple Will Find Making Television Much Harder Than Selling Music" TheStreet 11:35 AM
"Latest Apple TV rumor suggests skimpier storage, reiterates lack of 4K" Macworld 10:17 AM
"Apple admits it has 'homework to do' to improve Apple Music: Vice president of iTunes International says company is getting 'a lot of feedback' about streaming service and 'trying to make it better every day'" The Guardian 10:17 AM
"Apple set to join exclusive-content contest before Netflix and Amazon run away with it" MarketWatch 10:18 AM
"Apple Retail Stores copy Microsoft Retail Stores" MacDailyNews 10:47 AM
"Is Apple's iPhone 6S a victim of smartphone boredom?" CBS News 1:23 PM
"Apple's iPhone 6S: The peak of smartphone boredom? With few physical changes expected in the next iPhone, it's become emblematic of a problem with the broader smartphone industry: It's just not that exciting anymore." CNET 8:47 AM
"Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba Unveil PCs With Windows 10, Skylake Chips" eWeek 7:21 AM
"Lenovo ThinkPad, Yoga Notebooks Unveiled At IFA: At IFA, Lenovo is covering all the bases by releasing new and updated models of its Yoga notebooks, ThinkPad laptops, desktops geared toward small businesses, smartphones, and tablets." InformationWeek 11:56 AM
"Hey Male CEOS, It's Your Turn To Take Parental Leave" Wired 7:29 AM
"Pioneer harnessing laserdisc tech for low-cost LIDAR: The company envisions LIDARs under US$83, which could boost the spread of self-driving cars." IDG News Service 7:36 AM
"Dow rebound enters Day 2 on strong U.S. data, ECB talk" USA Today 11:44 AM
"Stocks Rally on Hopes for More Stimulus: ECB's Draghi leaves door open to more stimulus and lowers inflation forecasts, while keeping interest rates unchanged" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
"Asia Markets: Asian shares rise with China closed for holiday/Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, led by a strong performance in Japanese stocks after U.S. markets restored some stability to a region rocked by volatility." MarketWatch 7:49 AM
"Europe Markets: European markets rise; investors wait for QE hints from Draghi/European stocks popped higher Thursday, with investors waiting for a signal that the European Central Bank may be considering pumping more stimulus into the eurozone economy." MarketWatch 7:50 AM
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