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Monday Highlights: After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday stock markets crater over 1000 points due to expanding coronavirus concerns, Apple hovering around $300, down over 4% today; Wedbush sees virus as temporary challenge, holds AAPL target at $400; meanwhile, Apple loses VirnetX appeal in the US Supreme Court; clamshell that is iOS slowly opening?; what you copy to your iOS clipboard is allegedly available to any app, Apple calls it no problemo; Safari will eventually reject HTTPS certificates if over 13 mo. old; switch from Windows to Mac? Here's a compilation of tips to make things smoother; Steve Jobs would be 65 today—more in our General Interest section; Warren Buffett finally trades his old flip phone for an iPhone, "says Apple...'probably the best business I know in the world'"; iPhone 12 to feature 802.11ay Wi-Fi?

  • "Why the Apple TV+ Event Was So Unusual: There have been good Apple events and bad Apple events since Tim Cook took over as CEO seven and a half years ago, but there has been nothing like today's event. For the first time that I can recall, Apple brought nothing to the table but its power."  Fortune 7:04 AM
  • "Apple felt like a totally different company today: For most of the big new services announced on Monday, Apple supplies only the packaging. 'It was Apple not telling its own story, maybe for the first time,' says one analyst."  Fast Company 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Announces Apple TV+: Will It Succeed In A Crowded Streaming Market?" ["By leveraging Apple's massive global user base, Apple TV+ will succeed. The only question is the extent to which it will make the streaming space bloodier starting in fall, together with the other two top entrants, Disney and Warner Media."]  Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Apple looks to TV as part of its own digital ecosystem" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Apple unveils media strategy with fanfare but few details" Axios 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Analysts See Potential in Services But Want More Detail" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 AM
  • "The Real Choice You Make When You Subscribe to Apple Services"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:55 AM
  • "How Apple's Event Reveals the Strategic Flaw In Its Thinking"  Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's Services Event" ["Just as disconcerting was the lack of pricing information: Apple News+ is $9.99, and the Apple Card has no fees...and that's all we know."] Stratechery 8:44 AM
  • "The New Apple Credit Card is Built for Stickiness: The Apple Card is the hardware maker's ultimate loyalty tool"  Investopedia 7:21 AM
  • "Goldman's Apple Card launch leaves questions unanswered" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs hints that Apple's new credit card will be rolled out internationally" CNBC 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Credit Card to Come With Juicy Rewards - But Only on the iPhone: The digital version of Apple's new credit card with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard will give customers 2% cash back on all purchases made using Apple Pay technology. That could be a tough offer to resist, since the average cash-rewards card pays roughly 1%." TheStreet 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's services event laid the groundwork for a long and difficult transition away from the iPhone: Apple's new services are seeds that will grow into a multii-billion-dollar garden."  Macworld 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Infringes Qualcomm Patent; Judge Recommends Ban on Some iPhones"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:26 PM
  • "Apple wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology" Associated Press 8:39 PM
  • "ITC judge disagrees with ITC staff, sides with Qualcomm against Apple: one patent held infringed, import ban recommended; but patent likely invalid" Foss Patents 1:42 PM
  • "Qualcomm loses first ITC case against Apple, recent San Diego infringement verdict loses credibility" Foss Patents 5:46 PM
  • "Apple's iPhones infringe Qualcomm patent and should be banned, ITC judge says: The initial decision from the US International Trade Commission sends a strong signal." CNET 2:25 PM
  • "U.S. trade judge recommends sales ban on some Apple iPhones" Reuters 2:25 PM
  • "Introducing Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "While we were looking at Hollywood, Apple put Swift 5 into Xcode" Computerworld 12:07 PM
  • "Swift, Apple's language of choice, gets a major refresh" ZDNet 2:54 PM
  • "macOS 10.14.4 Breaking Google Account Authentication for Some" 512 Pixels 4:03 PM
  • "The 8 Best IP Scanners for Mac in 2019: We briefly review some of the best tools to scan IP addresses from Mac computers. We'll explore the major feature of each tool, insisting on what makes each one unique." AddictiveTips 5:48 PM
  • "MacOS Mojave Preview Of The New OS And Insight Into Main Highlights" Apple Gazette 10:14 AM
  • "Drafts for Mac: The MacStories Review" MacStories 8:32 AM
  • "Tracking the Apple macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update" Rixstep 6:55 AM
  • "How To Apply Final Cut Pro Filters" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "NetNewsWire on Mac App Store or not?" inessential 4:03 PM
  • "Apple to Begin Dismantling iTunes?"  Kirkville 8:17 AM
  • "I'm glad the Mac got some love at yesterday's 'It's show time' event" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "SoundSource 4 Is Our Brand-New, Incredibly Powerful, System-Wide Audio Control" Rogue Amoeba 10:41 AM
  • "Jamf Announces Day-Zero Support for All Apple Spring Releases" Jamf 8:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple's TV Service Fails to Impress; Device and Content Weaknesses Clearly Evident/According to Strategy Analytics, while Apple TV's new app brings users access to iTunes, a slick new interface, easy sign-up to premium OTT channels, and improved recommendations, its primary benefit is extending the Apple ecosystem beyond the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. Despite this, Apple starts with a huge built-in disadvantage, with only 175 million addressable TVs compared to more than 900 million for Netflix." Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's New Services: Morgan Stanley Approves" Market Realist 11:05 AM
  • "Apple TV +: Everything We Know About 'Amazing Stories' And Other Shows – Variety" Variety 8:32 AM
  • "Apple News Plus isn't a good deal for publishers, but it could have been worse: Publishers are getting smarter about making deals with big tech platforms" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's news subscription service a mixed bag for publishers" Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "Developer Finds Security Flaws in Apple's News+ Magazine Service" iDrop News 11:08 AM
  • "Apple Arcade brings Apple into gaming with new subscription service" USA Today 7:22 AM
  • "Apple kicked off its big event about the future of TV with a clever nod to its past" Business Insider 11:55 AM
  • "Apple Music Hits 40 Million Installs on Android, On Track for Best Quarter Yet" Sensor Tower 9:09 AM
  • "Apple officially announces new Galleria Dallas retail store opening April 13th" 9to5Mac 10:41 AM
  • "Apple confirms Plano and Frisco, Texas retail stores will permanently close on April 12th" 9to5Mac 10:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Warns Of Earnings Miss Due To Slumping Smartphone, Chip Demand" HotHardware 5:32 PM
  • "Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom's Best Efforts to Kill it" Motherboard 1:27 PM
  • "BBC pulls its podcasts from Google Podcasts and Assistant: It says Google isn't providing enough audience data" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "Google is rolling out 'dynamic emails' to make Gmail more useful and interactive" Business Insider 2:25 PM
  • "Gmail's new 'AMP for Email' will make messages more interactive" Mashable 11:08 AM
  • "Google launches global council to advise on tech ethics" Reuters 2:13 PM
  • "Google makes emails more dynamic with AMP for Email" TechCrunch 11:08 AM
  • "Huawei is releasing smart glasses in collaboration with Gentle Monster: They actually look fashionable" The Verge 10:25 AM
  • "Huawei announces the P30 and P30 Pro – here are the beefy specs: A whole lotta cameras" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Facebook, YouTube sued over Christchurch shootings video" BBC 8:57 AM
  • "EU passes 'meme ban' copyright rules that could change the way the internet works"  The Independent 10:07 AM
  • "A 'Dark Day': Copyright Law That Threatens the Internet as We Know It Passes Final EU Vote" Gizmodo 10:03 AM
  • "EU's controversial copyright law has been approved: Under the new law, tech giants will be held liable for the content posted on their platforms." Android Central 10:02 AM
  • "Google says EU copyright reforms will hurt creative industries" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Credit Card update, TV+ Reaction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-26" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "Apple goes big on services with TV Plus, Arcade, News Plus: We react (The 3:59, Ep. 538)/Let's break down all of Apple's big announcements from Monday." CNET 1:29 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 284: Unpacking Apple's 'It's Show Time' event" iDownload Blog 12:58 PM
  • "Why this expert says Apple seems to 'defy gravity' with its ideas: Steven Levy, editor at large at WIRED, and Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist at Canva and former chief evangelist at Apple, join CNBC's 'Squawk Alley' to discuss Apple's new services and how successful they may be." CNBC 12:13 PM
  • "Watch CNBC's exclusive interview with Roku CEO Anthony Wood: Roku CEO Anthony Wood joins CNBC's 'Squawk Alley' team to discuss Apple's streaming service announcement, Apple TV+. It will be available on Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, and more." CNBC 12:12 PM
  • "Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 104 – OS Wish List Part 2 – HomeKit and Shortcuts" MacStories 8:15 AM
  • "On the eve of our 13th year we get to have some fun talking about Apple's Media Event!" The MT Show 6:54 AM
  • "Apple Begins Taking Applications from Developers for Apple Arcade" Touch Arcade 9:13 AM
  • "AirPods 2 Now Available for In-Store Pickup" MacRumors 1:29 PM
  • "Art and form: Dancer Hope Boykin explores freedom with AirPods" Apple 3:13 PM
  • "Apple AirPower Shown Printed On Back Of AirPods Wireless Charging Case Retail Box" Redmond Pie 11:04 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12.2, with Apple News Plus, new Animoji, enhanced AirPlay features" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 fixes bug that granted apps hidden access to the microphone" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Apple patches 51 security flaws with iOS 12.2 update" Sophos 9:59 AM
  • "AirPods 2 will work on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware, albeit with 'limited' functionality" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Strange Parts host replaces iPhone battery the hard way" Cult of Mac 12:59 PM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for a Future iPad Keyboard with Touch Gesture Capabilities & 17 Project Titan Sunroof Assemblies" Patently Apple 8:14 AM
  • "Apple exploring car sunroof system with myriad user-customizable configuration options" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
  • "Apple patent is for 'movable panel assemblies' for automobile roofs" Apple World Today 9:05 AM
  • "The new Apple News update is crashing on all Apple devices the morning after the launch of Apple News+" Business Insider 9:10 AM
  • "Apple News app crashing for many iPhone and iPad users after updating to iOS 12.2" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple News crashing for some users a day after launch of subscription service" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Some Apple News+ subscribers seeing crashes on app launch" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM

  • "Hands-On With Apple's New Second-Generation AirPods" MacRumors 7:59 PM
  • "Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product" AppleInsider 11:53 AM
  • "BeatsX Earphones review: These Bluetooth earbuds are an ace for bass/If you want the easy pairing of AirPods but without the wonky fits, these may be the earphones for you." Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Huawei P30 Pro vs iPhone XS Camera Comparison" iMore 9:07 AM
  • "Pad & Quill Woodline iPhone Case review: Naturally gorgeous" iMore 9:10 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple TV Remote app for iOS snags fresh icon in update: Apple on Tuesday pushed out a minor refresh of its Apple TV Remote app for iOS, and with it a new icon bearing a stylized silhouette of the company's minimalist Siri Remote." AppleInsider 7:53 PM
  • "Hands on with Apple News+ — Is it worth the monthly fee?" AppleInsider 12:58 PM
  • "Apple Card vs Citi, Chase, and Capital One: Is Apple's new credit card as good as it seems? Should you add it to your wallet?" Macworld 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Card first impressions: Terrific version of a terrible business" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "New features in iOS 12.2: Apple News+, new Animoji, new AirPods support, and more [Video] 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Cassandra -Trust between developer and user: A significant update to the iOS RAW photo-editing app, Darkroom" eXtensions 7:09 AM
  • "How to Remove Emoji Button from Keyboard on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 3:13 PM
  • "How to silence your Apple Watch in four different ways" Business Insider 2:10 PM
  • "How to view and recover recently deleted files in iCloud Drive" iDownload Blog 1:29 PM
  • "How to Sign up for Apple News+ Outside the US and Canada" iPhone Hacks 10:52 AM
  • "How to set up and customize Google Alerts to stay updated on the topics that matter most to you" Business Insider 9:54 AM
  • "The best AirPods 2 tips and tricks" Cult of Mac 3:13 PM
  • "The 15 Best AirPods 2 Tips and Tricks" iPhone Hacks 10:52 AM
  • "iPhone Not Secure: What does this message mean in Safari?" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
Show Time Event
  • "Hollywood Had Questions. Apple Didn't Answer Them."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Apple Shares Full Video of March 'It's Show Time' Event on YouTube" MacRumors 8:21 PM
  • "Video: Apple's full 'Showtime' event Video is now online" Apple Must 8:21 PM
  • "The Apple Card Is Great at Privacy but Mediocre Overall" Gizmodo 5:45 PM
  • "Mastercard Sees Other Banks Ditching Card Numbers Like Apple" Daring Fireball 4:03 PM
  • "Comment: Apple should make a non-folio iPhone wallet case to go with Apple Card" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
  • "Apple TV+ needs more than just A-list talent: Star power isn't enough to make people pay for another streaming service." Engadget 2:39 PM
  • "Apple wants to be the only tech company you trust: Amid breaches and scandals, the company is positioning itself as a privacy provider"  The Verge 2:27 PM
  • "Apple News+ is a great deal, but what does 'full access' really mean?"  TechCrunch 2:25 PM
  • "Apple's new no-fee credit card is an aggressive move to control more of your digital life and keep you from switching to Android"  Business Insider 1:42 PM
  • "Privacy becomes a selling point for tech, with Apple and Microsoft leading the way" GeekWire 1:27 PM
  • "Is there any reason to get Apple TV channels over Amazon or Roku?" Quartz 1:27 PM
  • "Apple TV+ might offer antidote to Hollywood's toxic hellstew [Opinion] Cult of Mac 12:59 PM
  • "Apple's Show Time event proved 'coming soon' is getting old" VentureBeat 12:01 PM
  • "Apple Arcade has game developers excited, but questions remain" The Verge 11:55 AM
  • "Initial thoughts about Apple's services event" Six Colors 11:53 AM
  • "Apple TV+ needs a better hook if Apple expects us to pay for it: Apple's streaming service will have couple dozen exclusive movies and shows, but no raison d'être." TechHive 11:52 AM
  • "5 Questions We Still Need Answered After Apple's Big Event" Cheddar 11:49 AM
  • "Apple's Hope to Build a Story Telling Platform" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:05 AM
  • "Why Apple's news is all about the smart home: What Apple didn't talk about, HomeKit, is where to pay attention" GearBrain 11:04 AM
  • "Apple TV+: Originals, Channels, and the struggle to bring Hollywood forward" iMore 10:14 AM
  • "The 5 most important details we just learned about Apple's long-rumored push into TV" Business Insider 9:55 AM
  • "Apple News+ has issues, but it's a great deal for casual readers: $9.99 for over 300 periodicals is a bargain." Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "Apple's big event leaves many unanswered questions" Business Insider 9:46 AM
  • "Apple has unveiled its long-awaited streaming TV service, Apple TV Plus. Here's how it compares to the other big streaming services, from Netflix to Prime Video." Business Insider 9:45 AM
  • "Apple's big event leaves many unanswered questions" Business Insider 9:26 AM
  • "Data Sheet—Why Apple's New Services Will Succeed Even if They Don't Impress" Fortune 9:21 AM
  • "Is Apple Too Late to Streaming Party due to Subscriber Fatigue?"  Market Realist 9:08 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Has An Image Problem" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "Analysis: How Apple Card is poised to accelerate Apple's payments business" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's services event: Rushed, nebulous and Goldman Sachs?! Frankly, I'm nonplussed/There were a lot of pieces missing amid the light of Apple's alleged new services dawn." ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Why Apple's Just-Announced News Subscription Service Could Be a Hit" The Motley Fool 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Card Highlights Disruption Potential for Tech Industry" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "The one and only thing Apple announced that I'm actually excited about" ["Apple Arcade is probably the one service Apple announced on Monday that I think has the best chance of being dead on arrival."] BGR 8:04 AM
  • "Yesterday's Apple event was a whiplash-inducing parade of copycat services"  Digital Trends 8:03 AM
  • "Yesterday's Apple event didn't excite me – how about you?"  9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple TV+ isn't a Netflix rival. It's a celebrity-endorsed garnish: And that, for Apple, is exactly what it's meant to be. But will convenience alone be enough for it to compete in a crowded TV market?"  Wired UK 7:58 AM
  • "Here's The Real Reason Apple Claims To Care About Your Privacy" ["Protecting your privacy – or at least saying you do so – also builds trust. It's also a differentiator: If your options are a service that can outline how it protects your data versus one that doesn't guarantee it, which would you choose?"]  Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Apple event: 10 things you may have missed/Here's what Tim Cook didn't reveal, from Apple Card details to the Arcade game service" The Guardian 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's services bonanza 'sizzle, but little steak' at launch, needs more details says analysts" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services" Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "Apple is trying to become a 'Netflix of everything,' analyst says" CNBC Videos 7:24 AM
  • "Apple TV+ is a natural evolution for the company, analyst says" CNBC Videos 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Reinvents The Credit Card" Forbes 7:12 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "The popularity of Apple Music on Android is on the rise" BGR 6:04 PM
  • "With fan boys like these: Not charged about AirPods" Macworld 9:22 AM
  • "Walmart is taking on Amazon, not Apple, with its upcoming tablet" phoneArena 9:04 PM
  • "This should be the future of Android notifications" Computerworld 12:11 PM
  • "Comic: Four Takes From Apple's March Event" iMore 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple updates Shortcuts for iOS with Notes integration, new actions, more" 9to5Mac 1:30 PM
  • "Shortcuts 2.2 Brings New Apple Notes Actions, Travel Time Enhancements" MacStories 12:58 PM
  • "Twelve South Updates BookArc With Compatibility for 2018 MacBook Air" MacRumors 12:18 PM
  • "Juggernaut.Case™ Ruggedizes Commercial Smartphones for Law Enforcement" Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "Two Austrian banks say Apple Pay is at last 'coming soon'" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "You can now enjoy Apple Music on your Chromebook" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Music for Android updated with revamped 'Browse' tab, Chromebook support" 9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils iPad Mini Travel Case in New High-Performance Textile" prMac 7:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to hold Surface Hub 2 event on April 17th: Microsoft and Steelcase team up for a work-focused event" The Verge 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft to talk more about Surface Hub 2S at April event: Microsoft is getting closer to launching the first wave of its new Surface Hub 2 devices. More details should be forthcoming at an April 17 event in New York City." ZDNet 3:42 PM
  • "Microsoft flaws were hackers' target of choice in 2018" ZDNet 9:03 PM
  • "Why Satya Nadella May Be Tech's Best CEO: There's power in embracing technology that's not your own." The Motley Fool 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Brad Smith Calls for 'Industrywide' Plan to Fight Extremist Content After Christchurch" Gizmodo 7:07 AM
  • "Adobe, Microsoft to take on Salesforce's marketing software, with LinkedIn as a weapon" Reuters 8:25 AM
  • "Adobe and Salesforce announce Customer Data Platforms to pull data into single view" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Adobe, Microsoft team to take on Salesforce" Seeking Alpha 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows Admin Center Preview 1903 - here's what's new" Neowin 6:01 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 devices open to 'full compromise' from Huawei PC driver/Microsoft's new kernel sensors in Windows 10 version 1809 flagged a nasty bug in Huawei's PCManager software." ZDNet 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium version of Edge has leaked all over the internet: Like a celebrity sex tape with tabs" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser also works great on Windows 7 (screenshots)" MSPoweruser 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone release predicted for 2019: Project Andromeda" Hiptoro 7:29 AM
  • "HPE vs Mike Lynch kicks off in London's High Court this week: Firm seeks $5.1bn from Lynch over the company's failed acquisition of Autonomy" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "HP versus Autonomy: Lynch trial kicks off/Hewlett Packard (HP) opened its trial against former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch in London's High Court yesterday." ICAEW 7:17 AM
  • "HP unveils new line of ENVY and x360 laptops: The new laptops will arrive later this year." Tech Advisor 7:16 AM
  • "AMD's Chips Already in Google's Big Game: and likely already in chipmaker's forecast" [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "ASUS Packs AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs And GTX 1660 Ti Into ROG, TUF Gaming Laptops" HotHardware 5:32 PM
  • "Google Stadia Will Use AMD GPUs but Not CPUs, AMD Confirms" Gadgets 360 7:18 AM
  • "Watercooled AMD Radeon VII Are Coming And They Could Be Amazing" MegaGames 7:18 AM
  • "Intel Readies New Stepping of 9th Gen Core Processors" AnandTech 1:26 PM
  • "Xiaomi announces Mi Notebook Air 2019 with 8th gen Intel processors and fast charging support" MSPoweruser 7:19 AM
  • "Former NEA partner Jon Sakoda takes the wraps off his new, Cisco-backed venture fund, Decibel" TechCrunch 8:37 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now: Cupertino has pivoted to streaming bundles and financial services. Great." Popular Mechanics 9:26 AM
  • "What Goldman Sachs Gets From Its New Credit Card With Apple: Apple could give Goldman a chance to jumpstart its nascent consumer banking business." Medium 1:27 PM
  • "Apple looks set to disrupt the banking industry with launch of new credit card and currency exchange services" Coin Rivet 8:32 AM
  • "First Apple credit card issued long before the new Apple card" Cult of Mac 4:03 PM
  • "Apple's 2% cash back credit card rewards are interesting, but I'm convinced people are overlooking the best part" Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Pay Cash disallowing person-to-person credit card payments, other than with the Apple Card" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "These are the 'low rates' currently available for Apple Card" ["The website notes that: 'Variable APRs range from 13.24% to 24.24% based on creditworthiness. Rates as of March 2019.'"] Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Funding Apple Pay Cash no longer possible from a credit card" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Dips of Apple stock after negative media events are often buying opportunities" CNBC 11:50 AM
  • "Sell Apple On Its Overpriced, Underwhelming Services" Forbes 7:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as energy, financial sectors rally: Bed Bath & Beyond shares soar on activist news" MarketWatch 5:36 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Investors Move Beyond Recession Worries: Stocks closed higher Tuesday as the bond yield curve narrows, somewhat easing investor fears of a recession." TheStreet 5:36 PM
  • "Global stocks rebound after slide on growth worries" FOXBusiness 5:39 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Higher: Indexes claw back some of their sharp declines from late last week" [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly gain after Monday's slide: Nikkei up almost 2%; bad news doesn't hurt Samsung, ASUS much" MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "London markets start the week calmer after after selloff" MarketWatch 7:51 AM

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Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!