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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Apple Hit By Class-Action Lawsuits Over iPhone Slowdown: Three lawsuits filed in Illinois and California allege Apple 'interfered' with users' handsets, leading to a loss of value and 'overpayments' to Apple"  Silicon UK 8:40 AM
  • "Judge fines Apple for withholding evidence in Qualcomm case" BGR 11:10 AM
  • "iPhone X users are unable to approve family purchases using Face ID"  Neowin 8:41 AM
  • "Sorry iPhone X fans, Face ID won't work for approving family purchases" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "This Face ID issue will make you regret the iPhone X's lack of Touch ID" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "Face ID On iPhone X Cannot Be Used To Approve Family Purchases" Redmond Pie 8:55 AM
  • "Apple admits it slows down YOUR older iPhones" Express UK 12/24
  • "Google nabs Apple engineer to help with its own chip development" SlashGear 12/24
  • "More Trouble In Paradise? iPhone X Users Are Unable To Use Face ID For Family App Purchase Authentication" WCCFTech 12/24
  • "Advanced TrueDepth camera, Face ID 'major drivers' of iPhone X user satisfaction" AppleInsider 12/24
  • "Court fines Apple for withholding evidence against Qualcomm: It has to pay $25,000 for each day it fails to turn over the needed documents." Engadget 12/24
  • "Apple poaches three Amazon video execs: Tara Sorensen led Amazon Studios' kid programming and their second ever hire."  Engadget 12/23
  • "Google Poaches Top Mobile Chip Designer John Bruno From Apple" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Google continues poaching Apple engineers as it ramps up work on in-house chip development"  9to5Mac 12/23
  • "Opinion: How Apple could have prevented the iPhone-slowdown controversy"  MarketWatch 12/23
  • "Court fines Apple for withholding evidence against Qualcomm: It has to pay $25,000 for each day it fails to turn over the needed documents." Engadget 12/23
  • "Apple hit with sanctions in the FTC's case against Qualcomm" 9to5Mac 12/23
  • "Safari Technology Preview 46 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements" MacTrast 12/22
  • "Concept imagines the Mac Apple will never make: the MacBook Touch" 9to5Mac 12/22
  • "The eight best apps for your new Mac: New Mac? Start here" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Make your new Mac more useful with these essential apps" AppleInsider 2:37 PM
  • "How to set up a new Mac for your kids" iMore 12:57 PM
  • "Hands On: New Pixelmator Pro 1.0.5 brings Machine Learning to image editing" AppleInsider 12/24
  • "Ten games every Mac user should own: There are a ton of great games for Mac, but these ten are so good, every Mac user should have them!" iMore 12/24
  • "10 things every new Mac owner should know: Your new Mac is easy to set up and use. Make sure you know these important basics after you get started." iMore 12/23
  • "Working With Files in Keyboard Maestro: Part 1" Envato Tuts+ 12/22
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Renaming Files On Your Mac" MacMost 12/22
  • "Meeting Templates for GoodNotes" Macdrifter 12/23
  • "iOS apps on macOS would bring hope for Apple Watch, Apple Health support on Mac" AppleInsider 12/22
Press Releases
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 12/23
  • "Joe Kissell Releases Four Take Control Titles Updated for High Sierra" MacVoices 12/22
  • "DWG Viewer 2.0 Released with Powerful New Features" prMac 12/22
  • "Opera just added a Bitcoin-mining blocker to its browser" ZDNet 12/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "People still aren't buying smartwatches — and it's only going to get worse" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "'Sirrah, What News': iPhone's Siri Wakes Up During Shakespeare Play in Britain: In what was one of the funniest theatre moments in 2017, the iPhone's voice recognition program Siri woke up during a Shakespeare play." Sputnik 8:40 AM
  • "Smartphone sales rebound in Taiwan in November" ["Apple's iPhone X 256GB, iPhone X 64GB, iPhone 8 Plus 64GB, iPhone 8 Plus 256GB and iPhone 8 64GB were the top-five best-selling models in the month, according to the data."] DigiTimes 8:32 AM
  • "Google Hires Apple Chip Engineer John Bruno, Likely to Build Its Own Custom SoC: Report" Gadgets 360 1:45 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Woz spends Christmas building Apple II disk drive, the Disk II" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "The iPhone X's Face ID can't approve family purchases, and no one knows why: Touch ID could be used before, but iPhone X owners must enter their passwords." Ars Technica 12/22
  • "Apple recruits Amazon Studios execs for its original content team" Cult of Mac 12/22
  • "Apple poaches three more Amazon execs for in-house video efforts" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "Apple is developing an advanced EKG feature for the Apple Watch" V3 12/22
  • "The next Apple Watch might double as an EKG heart monitor" The Next Web 12/22
  • "Shipments of iPhone X to reach 30-35 million units in 4Q17, say sources" DigiTimes 12/22
  • "Apple's New iPhones Get a Lukewarm Reception From Buyers: U.S. sales of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are on par with lackluster pace of most recent models, analysts say, though China prospects are bright" [Paid Membership Required] 12/22
  • "iPhone X is accelerating both iPhone upgrade and Android switching rates in China, says Morgan Stanley" 9to5Mac 12/22
  • "iPhone X demand may be weaker than Apple expected" Cult of Mac 12/22
  • "Global shipments of wearable devices to nearly double by 2021, IDC says" DigiTimes 12/22
  • "2017 in review: iPhone 10th anniversary, Samsung Note rebound, solid cheap smartphones" ZDNet 12/22
  • "Apple Updates and Expands App Store Review Guidelines to Address Pre-Orders, Loot Boxes, VPNs, and More" MacStories 12/22
  • "Snowden-Backed App 'Haven' Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System" Wired 12/22
  • "Edward Snowden created an app that turns smartphones into security systems aimed at thwarting spies" Business Insider 12/22
Non-Apple News
  • "China's New Lenders Collect Invasive Data and Offer Billions. Beijing Is Worried." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Nintendo's eShop is down, ruining Christmas for anyone who got a Switch" BGR 2:23 PM
  • "Nintendo's eShop is down, leaving new Switch owners high and dry" VentureBeat 2:12 PM
  • "Chip Makers Aren't Stacking Bets on Cryptocurrencies: Nvidia, AMD keep crypto-mining demand out of their forecasts" [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Comcast accused of enrolling customers in programs without consent" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Edward Snowden's Haven app turns an Android device into a laptop security guard" Digital Trends 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook's music deal could give a big boost to its video effort" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung could make $22 billion from OLED displays for the iPhone X" Digital Trends 12/23
  • "Edward Snowden's Haven App Converts Android Phones Into Personal Security Systems" HotHardware 12/23
  • "Let's Talk iOS 219: Always read past the headline" iDownload Blog 9:29 AM
  • "MPU 409 — Holiday Tech" MacSparky 12/24
  • "iMore show 586: Frowning Pizza Update/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 12/23
  • "Podcast: Magic Leap, Apple Battery, MacOS-iOS Combination" Tech.pinions 12/23
  • "#iPhoneSlow: What the analysts and experts have to say" iMore 12/23
  • "Analysts Cut iPhone X Shipment Forecasts, Citing Lukewarm Demand" Bloomberg 2:47 PM
  • "Analysts project drop in iPhone X shipments" Axios 12:57 PM
  • "Apple patent may improve self-driving cars and their navigation systems" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Google poaches another Apple chip engineer: Google has hired Apple chip designer John Bruno as it advances toward designing its own chipsets for consumer devices."  Silicon Valley Business Journal 12/22
  • "New photos and video show iMac Pro orders arriving ahead of schedule" 9to5Mac 12/22
  • "You will never guess how much Samsung is set to make from the Apple iPhone X" Express UK 12/22
  • "Belkin Halts Sales of 'InvisiGlass Ultra' Screen Protector for iPhone X Following Widespread Customer Complaints" MacRumors 12/22
  • "iPhone X owners can't use Face ID to approve family purchases: Touch ID on older phones works just fine, however." Engadget 12/24
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Amazon and PayPal Still Have $100 Digital iTunes Gift Cards at $85 for Last-Minute Shoppers" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Now Sprint is Jumping on the BOGO iPhone 8 Bandwagon" PC Magazine 12/22
  • "Buy an iPhone 8 on Sprint, get one free, until 2018: Or knock $300 off an iPhone X with a phone trade-in." CNET 12/22
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 12/22
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 12/22
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 12/22

  • "Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs Note 8 vs LG V30 LTE speeds test crowns the Google phone" phoneArena 8:40 AM
  • "Waterfield Design Ranger iPhone X Case review" The Gadgeteer 8:37 AM
  • "Best Styluses for iPad: Whether you want to write, draw, sketch, or navigate, there are a bunch of great styluses out there for you." iMore 12/24
  • "Review: Sonos One brings high fidelity to smartspeakers" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "The iPhone X is the best iPhone yet because it gets out of your way" CNBC 12/23
  • "Exclusive: Pixel 2, Galaxy Note 8 Beat iPhone on LTE/In an apples-to-Apples comparison of modem performance, the top Android phones easily beat the latest iPhone."  PC Magazine 12/22
  • "Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: camera comparison" phoneArena 12/22
  • "Alpha Audiotronics Skybuds review: A frustrating pair of true wireless earbuds/You'll likely be happier with a pair of Apple AirPods." Macworld 12/22
  • "Google Home Max: Big and loud/After some time with Google's biggest, loudest, and most expensive smart speaker, here are some initial thoughts." ZDNet 12/22
  • "The DockAll D100 is a good combo Qi wireless charger and speaker" Apple World Today 12/22
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to Turn Your iPhone into a Metal Detector" iDrop News 11:11 AM
  • "Bridge Constructor Portal review: It's like a new Portal game ... well, kind of/Classic Portal merges with Bridge Constructor" iMore 12/23
  • "Watch: Top 9 new AR games for iPhone X" AppleInsider 12/22
  • "How to Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad Using Automatic Setup" MacRumors 11:16 AM
  • "How to set up a new iPhone or iPad for your kids: Keep them safe, enhance the fun, and keep the iPhone or iPad running with these kid-friendly setup tips!" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "How to Track Santa's Journey Today on iPhone and iPad" MacRumors 12/24
  • "How To Get iOS 11-Themed Notifications In iOS 10" Redmond Pie 12/24
  • "How to Tell If Your iPhone Battery Is Screwed and What You Can Do About It" Gizmodo 12/23
  • "How To Get Rounded / Circle App Icons Theme On iOS 11 Home Screen Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 12/22
  • "How to turn off AR+ mode in Pokemon Go" iMore 12/22
  • "Is your iPhone battery dying? Here's how to replace it" Mashable 12/22
  • "How To Check iPhone Battery Health To Determine A Replacement For Speed Boost And Greater Battery Life" Redmond Pie 12/22
  • "Boost Your iPhone Speed By 50%: How To Replace The Battery And Stop Apple Degrading Performance" Forbes 12/22
  • "How To Buy Bitcoin From iPhone Or Android Device The Easy Way" Redmond Pie 12/22
  • "14 Useful Apps to Install on Your New Phone" Gizmodo 12:57 PM
  • "5 tips for your new Amazon Echo: A new Alexa speaker can be a tad overwhelming. These five tips will help you get started and make the most of it." CNET 9:28 AM
  • "10 tips and tricks for your new iPhone X" CNET 8:41 AM
  • "Got an iPhone X? Do these 10 things first! Before you even peel the plastic off your new iPhone X, read this setup guide." Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone X touch gestures and commands guide" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Got an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Do these 10 things first" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Animoji FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's adorable animated emoji" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do" USA Today 8:38 AM
  • "These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 11.2's Control Center clarifies the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles" Mashable 12/24
  • "If Apple is slowing down your old iPhone, here's what you can do" Metro UK 12/23
  • "All the keyboard shortcuts you can use when starting up your Mac: You can boot your Mac in different modes or reset different parameters with keyboard shortcuts." iMore 12/23
  • "Here's How to Create an Apple ID For Your New Apple Device" The Mac Observer 12/22
  • "Everything You Need to Know About iOS Carrier Settings Updates" iDrop News 12/22
  • "Tips for using Portrait Mode with Christmas lights" iMore 12/22
  • "Why is Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones? All Your Questions Answered" iPhone Hacks 12/22
  • "Is Apple Slowing Down Old iPhones? Questions and Answers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/22
  • "Analysts lower iPhone X shipment projections for early next year" New Zealand Herald 10:01 PM
  • "What Happened to iPod? The End of an Era" iDrop News 1:45 PM
  • "Is Face ID going to be enough to make iPads exciting again?" BGR 12:57 PM
  • "Why I'm sure this Apple estimate is whacko" Apple 3.0 11:16 AM
  • "Stunning MacBook Touch concept shows off the hybrid machine Apple will never make" BGR 12/24
  • "Undoubling/ There are some weird things going on with iOS's Copy item in the Share Sheet. I made a short Workflow to get around a problem I've been having with it when trying to share the URL of a Washington Post story." Dr. Drang 12/24
  • "Is Touch ID More Secure Than Face ID? Apple Seems To Think So" Tech Times 12/23
  • "This is why I use an iPhone instead of Android, but a Windows PC instead of a Mac" Business Insider 12/23
  • "Wasted: Arguments about your Apple product buying decisions" Macworld 12/23
  • "Apple To Launch Cross-Platform iOS And macOS Apps Next Year?" Tech Times 12/23
  • "The guitar meets the iPhone with Fusion" USA Today 12/22
  • "Apple fails to produce documents in FTC lawsuit vs. Qualcomm, gets fined $25K per day" phoneArena 12/22
  • "Apple's forced slowdown is the gift we didn't know we wanted" Seattle Times 12/22
  • "iPhone X Boosting iPhone Upgrade, Android Switching Rates In China" Redmond Pie 12/22
  • "Apple Loop: Apple Throttles Old iPhones, Surprising iPhone X Sales, iPhone Kill Switch Conspiracy" Forbes 12/22
  • "WSJ declares iPhone X customer reception 'lukewarm'" Apple 3.0 12/22
  • "The strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs" Business Insider 12/22
  • "What to do if you think Apple's slowing down your phone" CNNMoney 12/22
  • "When you absolutely should not upgrade your iPhone" Mashable 12/22
  • "The Real Problem With Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones"  Time 12/22
  • "Why Apple Is Replacing the Battery on my iPhone SE" Kirkville 12/22
  • "Planned Obsolescence: Apple Is Not The Only Culprit" Forbes 12/22
  • "People are suing Apple over 'Batterygate' for the wrong reason" BGR 12/22
  • "iPhone Batterygate: The environmental cost of the smartphone explosion/To be better citizens of our planet, we need to reconsider the current disposable smartphone designs."  ZDNet 12/22
  • "Of Course Apple Is Getting Sued Over the Old iPhone Throttling Fiasco" Gizmodo 12/22
  • "Apple battery throttling lawsuits ignite flame war. Fun!" Apple 3.0 12/22
  • "How baby play is helping robots imagine the future" BBC 8:16 PM
  • "OnePlus 5 to Get OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock Feature" PC Magazine 4:13 PM
  • "My holiday gamble: Can video games help shift my daughter's view of technology?" GeekWire 2:23 PM
  • "Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X"  SlashGear 8:39 AM
  • "GamesBeat Decides' game of the year part 1: The Non-Awards" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Can blockchain replace supermarkets? INS says yes, raises $43 million to prove it" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "We used a cryptocurrency miner as a heater this winter and it really worked" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Ben Heck's SNES Classic teardown: How does it compare to the NES Classic?" Engadget 12/24
  • "This cartographer's deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating: Google Maps is more powerful than you know" The Verge 12/24
  • "How The Narratives Of Google And Facebook Come Undone Before Christmas" Forbes 12/24
  • "How do you change the most important law in Internet history? Carefully/Op-ed: Changes to law shielding websites from liability for user posts should be minor." Ars Technica 12/23
  • "At Google, Eric Schmidt Wrote the Book on Adult Supervision" Wired 12/22
  • "Alcatel Idol 5 review: The Alcatel Idol 5 is on sale under $200. Does it rival the best budget phones?" Digital Trends 12/22
  • "Data integrity could literally save the world from nuclear facility attacks" The Next Web 12/22
  • "How technology can help you and your kids long as you let it" The Next Web 12/22
  • "Behind the Fall and Rise of China's Xiaomi" Wired 12/22
  • "The Razer Phone is a demo of tomorrow's display tech" The Verge 12/22
  • "This Galaxy X foldable smartphone concept seems smart, but it's never going to happen" BGR 12/22
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best Kid Cases for iPad 2017" iMore 1:46 PM
  • "Apple to open source the Lisa operating system and applications" OSNews 12/24
  • "Maxima is an audio effect designed to provide automatic gain control of your audio materials" createdigitalmusic 12/24
  • "ChordBud has got all the tools you'll need for making interesting progressions" createdigitalmusic 12/24
  • "Merry Christmas! iOS 10.x jailbreak for 32-bit devices released" iDownload Blog 12/24
  • "Best Bands for the Gray Ceramic Apple Watch Edition of 2017: Accessorize your Gray Ceramic Apple Watch with one of these matching, top-notch bands!" iMore 12/24
  • "Best iPhone 7 Cases of 2017: What's the best case for iPhone 7? We have a few favorites that we know will hold up!" iMore 12/23
  • "LastThink releases Visualize Global TV Online 1.7 for iOS" prMac 12/24
  • "In & Out Online Radio 2.1 for iOS - Highly Customizable Streaming Player" prMac 12/23
  • "Filmic Pro 6.4 brings AirPods microphone support & new detailed audio meter" 9to5Mac 12/22
  • "3 Fun iPhone Apps to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit" The Mac Observer 12/22
  • "Bye bye, black bars: YouTube for iOS finally adapts to a video's natural format" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "FiLMiC Pro gains Bluetooth mic support, auto shutter options & expanded iPhone X features" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "This amusing iPhone X game turns your face into a controller" The Next Web 12/22
  • "Civilization VI Launches for Free on iPad, But Costs $60 to Unlock: The game is free to play for 60 turns, after that it's $60 to unlock the full game." PC Magazine 12/22
  • "Hulu drops prices for those who subscribed to the 'No Commercials' plan through iTunes" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "Wikipedia for iOS picks up black reading theme perfect for iPhone X display" iDownload Blog 12/22
  • "'Ace Attorney Investigations 2' Has Released on the App Store and Google Play in Japan" Touch Arcade 12/22
  • "Best phone mounts and holders for cars" PCWorld 12/22
  • "Quitters Don't Play Street Kart" prMac 12/22
  • "Elitenote - A New Note Taking App released for iPhone, iPad" prMac 12/22
  • "Set Alarms to Ring Only if You're Still Asleep with Backup Alarm" prMac 12/22
Computer Industry
  • "Amazon and Microsoft employees caught up in sex trafficking sting: They brazenly sent emails to brothels and pimps from their company accounts." Engadget 7:14 PM
  • "Windows' new Fall Creators Update wreaks havoc on computer displays" Denver Post 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Warning - PCs vulnerable to hack after shock security risk discovered" Express UK 8:54 AM
  • "Set Up of Windows 10 on New Devices With These Tips" IT Pro 8:52 AM
  • "SMB growing fast, added 5K customers this year in India, says Cisco" Financial Express 8:45 AM
  • "Popular focused-writing-app iA Writer coming soon to Windows" MSPoweruser 12/24
  • "AMD 400-Series Promontory Ryzen Chipsets Leaked By PCI-SIG" HotHardware 12/24
  • "The AI chip startup explosion is already here" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Windows Hello: Researchers bypass face authentication" Tech XPlore 12/23
  • "Xbox Games with Gold January 2018 Revealed: Microsoft makes SHOCK announcement" Express UK 12/23
  • "Starbucks for Windows Mobile has been removed from the Store" Neowin 12/23
  • "Reddit user thanks Bill Gates for huge pile of Secret Santa gifts" Daily Mail (UK) 12/23
  • "Intel readies a family of 5G modems and talks up a storm on 28 GHz" The Tech Report 12/23
  • "SAS appoints new Latin America head" ZDNet 12/23
  • "Cybersecurity researchers breach Windows 10 facial recognition with a photo" Mashable 12/22
  • "5 Big Microsoft Predictions for 2018: The software giant could use repatriated offshore cash to finance a big acquisition next year, as well as take advantage of Office 365's pricing power." TheStreet 12/22
  • "Microsoft Hardens Windows Cloud Instances With AI-Enabled Controls" eWeek 12/22
  • "Microsoft Planner: A Trello rival benefits from Office 365 integration/Though smaller, standalone project management rivals have gained in popularity, Microsoft's ability to bundle Planner with other Office apps give it a big foot in the enterprise door." Computerworld 12/22
  • "Insider Build 17063 shows Paint is gearing up to depart for the Microsoft Store" Digital Trends 12/22
  • "How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers" Fortune 12/22
  • "How IBM builds an effective data science team" VentureBeat 12/22
  • "Missed opportunity bingo: IBM's wasted years and the $92bn cash splurge" The Register 12/22
  • "Lenovo's Mirage Shows Both the Promise and Challenge of Consumer AR" Tech.pinions 12/22
  • "Head in the cloud: How Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is reviving a Silicon Valley icon" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/22
  • "Dell XPS 13 Hits The Shelves In India" ZMR Blog 12/22
  • "The Biggest Loser: AMD Drops 3.2%" Barron's 12/22
  • "AMD and Nvidia, Bitcoin Fears Maybe Overblown" Investopedia 12/22
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.2" AnandTech 12/22
  • "2 Big Reasons to Avoid Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in 2018" InvestorPlace 12/22
  • "Security concerns and a move to edge computing, 2018 predictions for the IoT" BetaNews 12/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "As Year Ends, Alphabet Reigns As Second Most Valuable Company" ["Many experts predict that Apple's market cap will rise about $1 trillion in 2018 which would make it the first company in history to do so. Just as likely, probably, is the Alphabet will move above $800 billion, if the overall markets continue to rise at current paces."] 24/7 Wall St. 8:21 AM
  • "Pegatron expanding capacity in China" DigiTimes 8:32 AM
  • "How Much Apple Stock Does Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Own? Buffett is betting big on Apple stock." The Motley Fool 12/24
  • "Walmart, Apple Lead These 4 Dow Giants Within 2% Of Buy Points" Nasdaq 12/24
Industry News
  • "Will a 'Santa rally give a robust stock market an added lift? Expecting a 'Santa Claus' stock market rally in a year which has already provided a 20% gain feels just a little greedy." MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Lower After Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Law: Even with Friday's slump, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished higher for the week." TheStreet 12/22
  • "Oil discoveries at lowest point since the 1940s: The oil industry discovered the least amount of oil in 2017 in almost eight decades, breaking the previous record low set in 2016." USA Today 8:06 AM
  • "Wall Street slips heading into holiday" Reuters 12/22
  • "Tax Overhaul Could Jolt Dollar as U.S. Companies Bring Home Cash: A provision of the tax overhaul is expected to release a tide of U.S. corporate cash from abroad, a development likely to jolt the dollar and reverberate throughout financial markets early next year." [Paid Membership Required] 11:59 AM
  • "China stocks drop, Nikkei hits 26-year high in thin Christmas trading: Chinese stocks fell on Christmas Day, extending this year's underperformance in a slow session in which most global markets are closed." MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "Spanish stocks slump after separatists win Catalonia election: French GDP upwardly revised" MarketWatch 12/22

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