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APPLE

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 23, 2013
Privacy analysts question iPhone fingerprint scanner
One of the highlights of the iPhone 5S, the fingerprint scanner, is facing two concerns that may take a little shine off Apple's cool new feature. Privacy advocates have raised concerns over how Apple plans to handle this highly sensitive data.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2013
Handset makers brace for turbulence
With all three of Japan's top telecoms firms selling the iPhone, industry observers say handset makers are in for tough times.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2013
DoCoMo's entry ups iPhone frenzy
The latest iPhone models hit store shelves Friday in Japan, drawing hordes of fans to retailers nationwide, while mobile giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. started selling the iconic handsets for the first time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2013
Apple's two latest iPhone models hit shelves in Japan
Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone models goes on sale Friday in Japan ahead of their debut in the United States and other countries later in the day, with NTT Docomo Inc. offering the popular handsets for the first time.
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Aug 24, 2013
Under Ballmer, Microsoft struggled to modernize
In the 13 years that Steve Ballmer has led Microsoft, literature has climbed out of books, songs have freed themselves from CDs and computers have leapt off their desktops into our hands. An exhilarating new world of technology has emerged with little help from a company that once dominated the industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 22, 2013
Apple shuts down developer site after hacking
Apple Inc.'s developer site has been unavailable for software engineers after a hacker tried to steal personal information, the company said Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 11, 2013
Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' said violated antitrust law
A U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, handing the tech giant a bruising loss that could ripple throughout the industry and force companies to rethink how they meet consumer demand for digital products.
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2013
Apple seeks to trademark 'iWatch'
Apple Inc., the world's most valuable technology company, is seeking to trademark "iWatch" in Japan as rival Samsung Electronics Co. readies its own wearable smartphone device.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 21, 2013
U.S. government wraps up Apple e-book antitrust trial
The Justice Department on Thursday concluded its antitrust trial against Apple over alleged price-fixing of digital books, with a federal prosecutor saying the creator of the iPhone and iPad engaged in an "old-fashioned, straightforward" conspiracy and Apple's lead attorney warning that a ruling against the company would "send shudders throughout the business community."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jun 6, 2013
Apple faces antitrust hurdle amid talk of 'iRadio'
Reports that Apple is starting a new music-streaming service sent Pandora's stock price tumbling Monday and sparked talk that the tech giant may be regaining its footing after several difficult months. But experts say there is at least one potential obstacle ahead for the company — federal antitrust laws.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2013
Jobs' role focus of Apple e-book trial
Apple's late founder, Steve Jobs, was a key figure Monday in the Justice Department's suit against the Silicon Valley giant for allegedly leading an illegal scheme to raise the prices of e-books.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 4, 2013
Apple isn't the core of a taxing U.S. problem
There may be a better way to tax multinational corporations: tax them on their revenue in a country rather than on their profits.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 1, 2013
Tech elite's wealth sows divisions in San Francisco
Every morning and every evening the fleet glides through the city, hundreds of white buses with tinted windows navigating San Francisco's rush hour. From the pavement you can see your reflection in the windows, but you can't see in. The buses have no markings or logos, no advertised destinations or stops.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 1, 2013
Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen
Apple Inc. has raised the prices of its iPad tablet computers and iPod music players here after a weaker yen boosted import costs.
COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2013
Dealing with tax avoidance of super-rich firms
In both the U.K. and the U.S., a disconnect exists between those who want to curtail tax havens for the wealthy and those who want low taxes to lure investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2013
Apple used 'complex web' to avoid taxes, Senate inquiry finds
Apple used a "complex web" of offshore entities — with no employees or physical offices — that allowed it to pay little or no taxes on tens of billions it earned overseas, according to a Senate investigation unveiled Monday.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 14, 2013
Cover of iPad2 'poses heart risk'
Gianna Chien was somewhat different from all the other researchers reporting on their work to more than 8,000 doctors at last week's Heart Rhythm Society meeting.
COMMENTARY / World
May 9, 2013
Possible solution to Apple's cash-flow problem
It's possible that Apple's best long-term move would be to release a hefty portion of its unused cash to shareholders who would then plow it back into the economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 3, 2013
Apple, Samsung looking to produce smart watches as Sony's time passes
With growth slowing in the $358 billion handset market, Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are developing digital watches that allow people to make calls, check map coordinates or monitor their physical activity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Apr 26, 2013
Why are investors punishing Apple?
By almost any measure, Apple Inc. had an awfully good start to the year.

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