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Crispian Balmer / Reuters:
Italy's antitrust agency opens probe into allegations that Apple and Samsung used software updates to slow phones and induce customers to buy newer models   —  ROME (Reuters) - Italy's antitrust body said on Thursday it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics …
Jan 18, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple redesigns App Store web interface to match design of iOS 11 App Store with larger images, focus on curation and reviews, and more   —  Apple today has rolled out a major redesign for the App Store web interface.  The new redesign replaces the dated and clunky interface that previously housed the App Store on the web...
Jan 18, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says it will fix a flaw that crashes Messages app on iOS upon receipt of a malicious link in an update next week   —  A software update coming next week will fix an issue that allows a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on the iPhone and iPad, Apple confirmed to MacRumors this morning.
Jan 18, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Spotify partners with eight firms, including Buzzfeed, to launch Spotlight, an initiative offering news and political programming, as it vies for radio revenue   —  Eight companies will supply coverage of news, sports, culture  —  Studio head wants ‘content that can be seen and listened to’
Jan 18, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Justin McCarthy / RTÉ:
Ireland's Department of Finance says Apple will pay €13B in back taxes to an escrow account between April and September 2018, following EU court order   —  The Public Accounts Committee has been told the collection of €13bn from technology company Apple will begin in March and continue through to September.
Jan 18, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook says users will be able to turn off battery management feature that reduces iPhone performance in future iOS update   —  Apple had already said that a future iOS update will give users more insight into the state of their battery.  In an interview with ABC News …
Jan 17, 2018, 9:00 PMIn context
Horace Dediu / Asymco:
A comprehensive look at Apple's cash reserves, how it uses them, and why it is repatriating its foreign cash to US and paying $38B, or ~15% tax on it   —  - How much cash does Apple have?  —  To the nearest million, as of the end of September 2017, Apple's cash and investments totaled $268,895,000,000.
Jan 17, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will issue each employee below director level a ~$2.5K bonus in restricted stock units, following passage of tax overhaul, over coming months   —  Company giving bonuses to most global employees in stock units  —  Bonus program follows Apple pledge to increase U.S. spending
Jan 17, 2018, 4:35 PMIn context
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Apple says it expects to make tax repatriation payments of ~$38B and plans to open new US campus later this year that will initially house customer tech support   —  Apple has previously pledged to invest more in U.S. manufacturing, telling CNBC's “Mad Money” that it would invest $1 billion fund …
Jan 17, 2018, 1:33 PMIn context
Apple:
Apple says it plans a $350B “direct contribution” to US economy over next five years through repatriating overseas profits, new infrastructure projects, more   —  $350 Billion Contribution to US Economy Over Next Five Years  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced …
Jan 17, 2018, 1:08 PMIn context

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