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August 30, 2016, 10:05 AM

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EU Press Room:
EU orders Apple to pay up to €13B, or around $14.5B, for undue tax benefits in Ireland  —  The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.  This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
Tim Cook / Apple:
Apple: EU's claim that Ireland gave Apple a special tax deal “has no basis in fact or in law”  —  Thirty-six years ago, long before introducing iPhone, iPod or even the Mac, Steve Jobs established Apple's first operations in Europe.  At the time, the company knew that in order …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple working on new pro software features for iPad expected 2017, a 5K monitor, and Mac updates, including a thinner MacBook Pro with flatter keyboard  —  Deeper stylus integration, faster displays planned for iPads  —  New MacBooks, iMac, and 5K monitor with LG in product pipeline
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel launches “Kaby Lake” 7th-generation CPUs with improved support for 4K video  —  New 7th-generation Core CPUs have a lot in common with the 6th generation.  —  Intel's tick-tock model may be dead, but the PC industry still demands new hardware every year.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple sued by iPhone owners over unresponsive screen issue affecting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; warranty extensions, repairs, more sought alongside damages  —  Thomas Davidson of Pennsylvania, Todd Cleary of California, and Jun Bai of Delaware have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple …
Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Facebook's Trending section shows fake Megyn Kelly story days after firm lays off curators; company removes story, says is working on better detecting fake news  —  That didn't take long.  —  Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform.
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
FBI issued warning that two state voter registration databases were breached by suspected foreign hackers; sources: Arizona, Illinois databases were the targets  —  The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks …
Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet's David Drummond stepped down from Uber's board several weeks ago due to overlap of interests between the two companies  —  Move comes amid increasing competition between two tech companies  —  Uber Technologies Inc. on Monday said a longtime Alphabet Inc. executive has left …
Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal:
The first detailed US rules for flights of small commercial drones go into effect today and include pilot licensing requirements and a nighttime flying ban  —  Regulations apply to unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds  —  The first detailed U.S. rules for flights of small commercial drones …

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