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Weekend Highlights:Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.
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"Is Apple The iCanary In Madison Avenue's Mine? Tor Myhren, the former creative director of Grey Advertising, was just poached by Apple to be its VP of Communications. The news has stunned Madison Avenue more than any agency acquisition or new business wins in recent years. And, in the end, it may have more to say about the future of the ad agency model." Forbes 10:57 AM
"Apple's music streaming subscribers top 10m" ["The rapid growth of Apple Music, which launched in more than 100 countries in June, raises the stakes in streaming, a form of distribution that offers hope to the music industry after more than a decade in the doldrums."] Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
"Apple Music passes 10m subscribers: Report" ZDNet 7:47 AM
"Apple Music Hits 10 Million Subscribers In Less Than A Year" Forbes 7:30 AM
"Apple probe goes on as European Commission says Belgian scheme illegal" Irish Independent 9:12 PM
"Europe fires warning shot against U.S. tech companies with new tax ruling" ["However, the investigation is part of a broader inquiry into various tax breaks offered by European companies, including those received by Apple in Ireland and Amazon in Luxembourg."] VentureBeat 8:43 AM
"Belgian ruling increases likelihood that AAPL's sweetheart tax deal in Ireland will be ruled illegal" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
"Bernstein: Apple iPhone Biz 'Fundamentally Healthy,' Would Be Looking To Add Shares" Benzinga 9:47 AM
"Apple veers out of its lane: iCar could crash and burn" Boston Herald 7:52 AM
"How the iMac broke my 18-month PC upgrade cycle" ZDNet 7:57 AM
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"I Tracked Every Moment Of My Life With An Apple Watch, And It Drove Me Nuts: Does tracking your data actually help you take steps toward a healthier lifestyle? Depends how much you want it." The Huffington Post 9:45 AM
"Logitech iPad Pro case hits the right key" Boston Herald 7:52 AM
"Review: Foscam C2 Indoor HD Wireless Camera" MacNN 8:36 AM
"Apple Watch 2: What it needs to stay ahead of the competition" ZDNet 12:27 PM
"Video pokes at iPhone and drunks who shouldn't have 'nice things'" Cult of Mac 11:43 AM
"Will 12-Inch MacBook Be Passed Over For Skylake Upgrade?" MacPrices 10:14 AM
"Cassandra: Monday Review -Art and Artists" eXtensions 9:03 AM
"1 Significant iPhone Risk Facing Apple Inc. in Fiscal Year 2016: Average selling prices could erode this year, potentially driving further downside for iPhone-related revenue in FY2016." The Motley Fool 8:54 AM
"Will your next iPhone repair itself while you sleep?" AppAdvice 8:32 AM
"Apple Doesn't Have Accurate Apple News Reader Statistics" MacStories 8:17 AM
"The Big Communication Numbers In Apple's Fragmented Tech World" BohemianBoomer 7:22 AM
"Stocks close mixed as oil tanks almost 6%" USA Today 3:57 PM
"Stocks Close Mixed as Earnings Season Kicks Off" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
"Stocks Regain Ground After Volatile Session: Investors look to earnings season for clearer picture of growth prospects for stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
"Chinese stocks tumble again as Beijing sits on sidelines: Chinese shares plunged Monday, close to their low reached during last summer's crash, while authorities appeared to sit on the sidelines, overshadowing their recent moves to calm markets by steadying the yuan." MarketWatch 7:26 AM
"European stocks close at lowest level since September: European stocks markets ended a bouncy session in negative territory, as another slump in commodity prices spooked investors and drove commodity companies lower." MarketWatch 12:16 PM
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