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MCX CEO Out After Best Buy Drops CurrentC for Apple Pay [Update]

2:55 PM, Apr. 29th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, CEO Dekkers Davidson has turned in his executive washroom key and is off "to pursue other opportunities" following the revelation that Best Buy is dropping its plans to support CurrentC wireless payments in favor of Apple Pay. That's corporate speak for "you're fired," and also a big blow for the Apple Pay competitor.

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Looks like Dekkers Davidson learned the hard way about MCX's slogan: Don't get eliminated!

No, wait. That's MXC.

Analyst: Apple Watch to be Apple’s Best Selling New Product

11:09 AM, Apr. 29th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Apple Watch inventory may be severely limited right now, but that won't stop it from becoming the best selling new device in the company's history. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White thinks Apple Watch will outpace all other new product launches, and he says Apple is innovating on a scale unlike anything it's done before.

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Brian White says Apple Watch will be the company's most successful product launch ever, and he thinks their current innovation streak could lead to personal robots. Please, oh please, let that come true.

Twitter Searches May be Coming to Apple’s Spotlight

9:49 AM, Apr. 29th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Spotlight searches could be able to sift through Twitter soon, according to company CEO Dick Costolo. He told investors talks are underway with Apple to bring the feature to searches on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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Twitter results will start showing up soon in Google searches, so adding Apple's Spotlight seems like a natural progression.

6 Handy Apple Watch Apps for Travelers

10:52 AM, Apr. 28th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Manage your travels from your wrist with these Apple Watch apps

Road warriors, frequent travelers, vacationers, and just-around-towners all have something in common: They need the right tools to figure out where they're going. TMO put together a list with some of our favorite travel-related apps that offer Apple Watch support so you can get around like a seasoned expert all from your wrist.

Apple Plans to be Part of Coming Big Media Changes

8:17 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear he wants his company to play a role in the rapidly changing market for entertainment content. He said as much during the company's second quarter earnings conference call on Monday, and called out HBO Now as an example of giving customers what they want.

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Now that Apple TV has a place in our living rooms, Tim Cook wants to make sure that's our go-to choice for TV shows and movies. He says major changes are coming to the market, and that has to have Comcast, Time Warner, and Dish taking notice. The customer loss will be slow, but it'll come unless they figure out how to change with the market instead of resisting what's coming.

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Coming to Other Countries in Late June

5:33 PM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch will likely be available in more countries by the end of June, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He confirmed the obvious when he told investors and analysts Monday afternoon that demand is currently far exceeding demand, but added that production is ramping up.