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Where’s Apple? Tech icon’s absence stands out in Seattle

It has become common for big tech companies from Silicon Valley and San Francisco to open branch offices in the Seattle region, including Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Oracle, HP, and many others. In many cases, the offices are engineering centers, boosting the ability of each company to recruit developers in the region. So where the heck is Apple? That’s… Read More

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Ask Andru: Which Macs can run OS X Yosemite?

OS X 10.10, better known as Yosemite, represents the next-generation in Apple’s desktop operating system. Yosemite brings a new look to the desktop experience, and also ties OS X and iOS together through a feature called Continuity that I bet will make work a lot easier for Apple users. Currently available as a preview, Yosemite… Read More

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China to Apple: Your products are still OK with us

Chinese government officials are not banned from purchasing Apple products despite earlier reports to the contrary, a representative for the country’s procurement office told Reuters. The company’s products were left off a list of “energy saving” products, but according to Apple, it was never on that list in the first place. Government officials can still… Read More

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Tech Moves: Paul Allen’s Vulcan names media vet COO; Michael Paulson leaves eBay for Austin; Jeff Dirks lands at Limeade; etc.

—Billionaire Paul Allen has a new confidante in the ranks of his private investment arm Vulcan Inc. Allen has named Barbara Bennett as president and COO of Vulcan, a new role in the organization. Bennett starts Sept. 22, and will report to Paul Allen and his sister Jody Allen. She will be based in Seattle…. Read More

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Apple sets Sept. 9 press event: Get ready for the iPhone 6?

Apple fans, mark your calendars. The company will be holding a major announcement on September 9, according to reports from Re/code and Bloomberg. Like other September events, Apple watchers (myself included) expect that the company will take the opportunity to unveil the new iPhone 6, which is supposed to sport a larger screen compared to its predecessors…. Read More

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Apple in talks to acquire Swell, an app that creates personalized talk radio from podcasts

Apple is in talks to purchase Swell, a mobile app startup that produces a personalized stream of podcasts for iPhone, according to a report from Re/code. Unnamed sources close to the deal said that it could be worth $30 million. While there are no shortage of podcasts available to download, including GeekWire’s own weekly radio… Read More

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New Microsoft ad touts Cortana, slams Apple’s Siri

Siri vs. Cortana might just be an updated version of the PC vs. Mac showdown. Microsoft just debuted a new video ad touting Cortana, its virtual assistant found on Windows Phone. The 30-second spot features Cortana accomplishing tasks like scheduling reminders and providing traffic alerts. Meanwhile, Apple’s digital assistant cannot understand the human commands. “Now that is a smart phone,” Siri… Read More

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Apple posts mixed quarterly financial report with $37.4B in revenue, EPS of $1.28

Apple announced today that it made $37.43 billion in revenue during its fiscal third quarter, up more than 6 percent year-over-year. That’s on the high end of Apple’s guidance from earlier this year, but missed high analyst expectations of $38 billion in quarterly revenue. The company also beat expectations with earnings of $1.28 per share, up… Read More

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Amazon employees most attractive, Apple workers just average, dating app finds

The top five tech companies typically fight over who employs the biggest brains, but in this competition, they were ranked by another more superficial factor: beauty. In a peer review on Hinge, a dating app that seeks to match up young professionals, Amazon employees were found to be the most sought-after, followed by Microsoft, Google and Facebook. In dead last was Apple. As… Read More