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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Checked 9:00 PM; Last Updated 8:05 PM CDT; 01:05 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Hires BlackBerry Talent With Car Project Turning to Self-Driving Software" Bloomberg 1:19 PM
  • "Report: Apple continues hiring for Apple Car w/ BlackBerry's QNX founder joining team" 9to5Mac 1:19 PM
  • "Apple's Car Project Shifts Towards Autonomous Driving System Under Mansfield's Direction" MacRumors 1:19 PM
  • "Apple bolsters 'Project Titan' self-driving software team with former QNX CEO" AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "Apple turns car ambitions toward self-driving system" Cult of Mac 2:26 PM
  • "Apple's 'Titan' car project reportedly shifting focus to automated car software" The Next Web 3:23 PM
  • "Worldwide Smartphone Volumes Relatively Flat in Q2 2016 Marking the Second Straight Quarter Without Growth, According to IDC" ["'Mature markets continue the transition away from pure subsidy and over to EIP programs and Apple is beginning to put more emphasis on 'Device as a Service' to try to prevent lengthening replacement cycles.' For Apple, the second quarter is seasonally its lowest of the year as consumers hold off on purchases in anticipation of the next big launch in the third quarter. Apple shipped 40.4 million units in 2Q16, which marked the lowest quarterly volume in seven quarters, despite the mid-cycle introduction of the iPhone SE. In the face of declining shipments, Apple did witness strong sales in both established and emerging markets thanks to the launch of the more affordable iPhone SE."] Business Wire 12:33 PM
  • "Sales for Apple Continue to Decrease" GuruFocus 12:05 PM
  • "iPhone Fatigue Helps Undercut Smartphone Sales" 24/7 Wall St. 7:50 AM
  • "Android Handset Makers' Advance Squeezes Apple: With growth in the global smartphone market virtually slowed to zero, iPhone refresh faces tough competition" [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "As smartphone sales stall, Samsung surges while AppleĀ slumps" VentureBeat 7:24 AM
  • "Apple will open a store near New York's World Trade Center: The new Apple Store will take up residence in the underground transit hub servicing Manhattan's downtown area." CNET 10:40 AM
  • "Apple's new Williamsburg store looks Brooklyn and feels San Francisco: The Apple store is the most recent addition, after Whole Foods and Equinox, to the increasingly high-end area." CNET 12:04 PM
  • "An Apple Store Finally Comes To Williamsburg, Brooklyn -- Here's A Look Inside" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "Apple Acquires Streaming Rights To Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'" RazorianFly 7:16 AM
  • "TrendForce Reports Second-Quarter Tablet Shipments Fell 4.8% but Lenovo and Huawei Posted Growth Despite Headwinds" ["Apple retained its top position in the quarterly ranking with 9.95 million units shipped. This figure translates to a 2.9% dip from the first quarter and a 9% drop from a year ago. 'The lack of changes in appearance and high prices work against the iPad Pro series. Consumers do not see these devices as a good bargain. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro maintained strong sales momentum for two quarters, while the 9.7-inch model lost its luster after just one quarter since its release. On the whole, the Pro series did not help expand iPad shipments in the second quarter as expected. The overall sales were instead sustained by iPad Air 2, which captured consumers' interest with its reduced price tag.'"] TrendForce 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Pay is dominating the mobile payments industry" Business Insider 11:07 AM
  • "Media alert: Huawei's smart phone shipments reach a new high in China" ["Apple held onto fifth place, ahead of Samsung, with around a 9% market share. The iPhone SE has done little to increase overall shipment numbers in China."] Canalys 8:52 AM
  • "RTE just aired the first European TV documentary filmed on iPhone" Apple Must 1:46 PM
  • "Illumina Names Philip W. Schiller to its Board of Directors" Business Wire 8:02 AM
  • "Phil Schiller Named to DNA Sequencing Company Illumina's Board of Directors" MacRumors 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller named to the board of DNA sequencing company Illumina" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "One of Apple's most important execs just joined the board of a $25 billion genetics company" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "Apple launches Spanish App Store Twitter account" The Loop 6:43 PM
  • "Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter" AppleInsider 6:43 PM
  • "The 1994 Video Where Steve Jobs Stares Down Mortality and Legacy" The Mac Observer 5:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Some wireless keyboards could put your personal info at risk" Engadget 1:53 PM
  • "Fitbit data has been utilized for various clinical trials: Information gathered from various Fitbit users all over the world is utilized by researchers." Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Facebook will refund app and game purchases made by minors: Parents with tech-savvy kids may want to take note." Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Global mobile gaming market re-energized by PokémonĀ Go" VentureBeat 7:25 AM
  • "Radient Patents Tech to Wirelessly Recgarge Cell Phones" Digital Trends 7:48 AM
  • "Wireless charging tech harvests your phone's wasted radio waves: Radient Micro-Tech clams it can improve your battery life by 30 percent." Engadget 7:22 AM
  • "Wannabe Google Assassin Cyanogen Runs Out Of Bullets" The Motley Fool 7:17 AM
  • "Samsung reports highest profit for 2 years thanks to strong Galaxy S7 sales" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-28: Apple's Evolving Business Model, iPhone Digital Crown Patent" The Mac Observer 12:45 PM
  • "Clockwise #147: It's All Zubats Around Here" Six Colors 11:07 AM
  • "Rebound 96: Thumbprints Sink Ships" Six Colors 10:39 AM
  • "A Conversation With Apple's Rockstar Executive Bozoma Saint John" Fortune 10:38 AM