Harvard study says Apple's Tim Cook was right: encryption bans, backdoors wouldn't work

Article Image Efforts by the FBI and certain lawmakers seeking to ban Apple and other U.S. companies from selling products with real encryption will not be effective, note researchers in a study citing 865 encryption products already available in 55 countries–two thirds of which originate outside the U.S.

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Farm run by robots will churn out 30K heads of lettuce a day

“Robot-obsessed Japan” is how Phys.org describes a country bent on automation, and its latest agricultural efforts seem to back that claim up.

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Apple considering original TV shows to boost 'cable-like' streaming coming in Sept. – report

Article Image In continuing efforts to launch a streaming TV service, Apple is now trying to pitch studios and producers on investing in exclusive TV shows, according to a Friday report.

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AOL Buys AlephD to Boost Publisher Support


AOL on Monday announced that it has agreed to purchase AlephD as it ramps up efforts to boost its key assets: its global content brands, millennial-focused over-the-top content, original video content, and programmatic advertising platforms. AlephD’s algorithms focus on publisher analytics and price floor optimization. They let publishers control and optimize the pricing and packaging of their inventory to maximize revenue. The company also helps publishers find the optimal price for deals.

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Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

Article Image Apple’s efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

Article Image The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

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AT&T will stop offering 2-year contract subsidies for new smartphone purchases on Jan. 8

Article Image U.S. carrier AT&T has made repeated efforts to eradicate two-year contract subsidies for new smartphone purchases, and that plan will become absolute in just a few weeks, a leak from the company has revealed.

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Apple patent details smart ceiling lighting used in next-gen Apple Stores

Article Image As part of efforts to revitalize an aging retail design language, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for ceiling lighting systems that are currently rolling out to so-called “next-generation” Apple Stores around the world.

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Apple to host free 'Hour of Code' workshops for kids on Dec. 10, connected events Dec. 7-12

Article Image Apple is once again participating in Code.org’s annual “Hour of Code” efforts, and will host an hour-long intro to computer programming for kids at Apple Stores this Dec. 10.

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Lytro’s Immerge aims to make virtual reality video more realistic

Lytro Immerge conceptual rendering
With its efforts to create a market for consumer and professional light field cameras stalled, Lytro has moved into using its unique technology to create an ultra-high-end system for VR video content creation with its planned Immerge system.

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Apple resists MacBook, iPad Pro convergence as Microsoft struggles with Surface Windows 10 hybrids

Article Image Microsoft’s latest efforts to shove Windows PCs back into relevance in the Post PC era have found willing volunteers among some PC bloggers ready to exchange their credibility for enthusiastic reviews of Surface Book and Pro 4, apparently under the premise that Windows can be reanimated back into a viable monopoly via hybrid Tablet PC-style convergence. But that’s delusionally wrong, here’s why.

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Apple announces opposition to cybersecurity bill ahead of Senate vote

Article Image Apple, one of the staunchest opponents of U.S. government efforts to conduct digital surveillance on its public, on Tuesday publicly denounced the efficacy of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, just days before the bill goes up for vote in the Senate.

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Apple says recruitment of women & minorities improving, company will be more transparent

Efforts by Apple to improve recruitment of women and minorities in its workforce are slowly paying off, the company has revealed, as it hopes other corporations will follow its lead in diversity and transparency.

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At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into male-dominated tech, engineering jobs

The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women–starting with young girls–to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.



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Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

Apple’s efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.



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Apple's upcoming streaming music service reportedly under FTC investigation

It looks like Apple’s efforts to revamp Beats Music is drawing the wrong kind of attention from government antitrust officials, as the company’s dealings with record labels and artists — already said to be the subject of a Department of Justice investigation — are now under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, a report said on Tuesday.



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Cisco’s incoming CEO eyes ‘Internet of Everything’ explosion

Cisco Systems’ incoming CEO Chuck Robbins plans to intensify the company’s efforts around the “Internet of Everything,” connecting a wide range of applications and devices to networks.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company’s spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.



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Apple's Lisa Jackson talks environmental regulations, global carbon footprint at WSJ conference

Apple’s head of environmental efforts, Lisa Jackson, addressed a variety of issues, including the company’s relationship with federal regulators and its global carbon footprint, in a new interview.



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Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail store at San Francisco's Union Square

Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.



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