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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

World Tech Update: Microsoft makes jobs cuts

Microsoft announces lay off plans, IBM and Apple team up and Google tests out Project Tango in space.

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Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

The amount Apple pays out depends on the outcome of its appeal of a 2013 antitrust ruling.

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.

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IBM to sell business-optimized iPads in unexpected partnership

IBM says it will develop business-optimized apps for the iOS platform, and will sell both iPhones and iPads to business customers, too.

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Murderers, fakers throw bizarre twists in high-tech lawsuits

Two filings in two weeks bring unexpected moments to Silicon Valley high-tech trials

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

Wearables Right or Wrong? It's good for Apple that Tim Cook isn't masterminding the iWatch

In Episode 6 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on iWatch development, wearables at Google I/O, and a breathing monitor that should never have been made.

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Apple settles e-book antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Apple's corporate tax affairs on suspicion that the company did not pay its fair share of income taxes.

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Groups ask Apple to end toxic chemical use

Used in electronics factories, benzene can cause cancer and n-hexane can cause nerve damage.

Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

A man and a teenaged boy are accused of using phishing and social engineering attacks to hijack Apple IDs and lock iOS devices