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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Checked 7:25 PM; Last Updated 3:40 PM CST; 21:40 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Millennials are loading up on Apple despite waning iPhone demand" Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "Customer experience emerges as critical factor, along with innovation, boosting brands in the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands ranking: Apple jumps into the number one spot as the Most Valuable US brand, with a brand worth of $316 billion on the strength of devices combined with services," Kantar Millward Brown 10:06 AM
  • "BrandZ Top US Brands: New number 1 Apple increased its brand value by 13% in the last year to $316.1 billion. Its continued innovation across an entire ecosystem of services wrap around its key devices, ensuring that Apple increasingly owns and transforms the user experience in a way that is meaningful to consumers." Kantar Millward Brown 10:03 AM
  • "Walmart Overtakes Apple as No. 3 Online Retailer in US: Big-box retailer has one of the fastest-growing online businesses"  eMarketer 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Champs-Élysées to open on famed Parisian avenue this Sunday"  Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Champs-Élysées is a stunning blend of old and new" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Previews New Champs-Élysées Store in Paris, Opening This Sunday" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "Regulator investigates Swiss banks over alleged Apple Pay boycott: The Weko competition authority said it had carried out searches of premises amid suspicions that the financial institutions had agreed to boost Twint, a local payments app, by not allowing their credit cards to be used with rival systems. Weko said it had received complaints about the apparent boycott without revealing who had made them." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Facebook denies it ordered execs to use Android phones to hit back at Apple" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Anti-Defamation League award in December" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Shot on iPhone XR: Users share portraits, landscapes and more" Apple 3:37 PM
  • "Taboola wants your clicks while you're waiting for your ride, and it's part of a plan to take on Apple News" Business Insider 8:00 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ex-Bosch engineers aim to strengthen self-driving car software" Reuters 3:29 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: It's 'simply untrue' Facebook hindered Russia investigation" Mashable 3:22 PM
  • "Facebook changes algorithm to demote 'borderline content' that almost violates its policy" TechCrunch 2:39 PM
  • "Facebook dumps conservative PR shop that circulated anti-Soros research: A New York Times expose reveals how Facebook sought to discredit critics." Ars Technica 11:04 AM
  • "Facebook has a growing morale problem: A long and dirty public-relations war hasn't protected the company from criticism — and more employees are now planning to leave" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Google's Thanksgiving report can help you avoid traffic and crowds" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's AI in Education, Facebook PR Problems – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-15" The Mac Observer 1:38 PM