Apple has been on a "hiring binge" in Asia, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said that Apple has hired hundreds of engineers in China and Taiwan in the last several months, many of whom will be involved in better managing and developing Apple's supply chain in Asia and in developing new products.
A delightfully fun rumor coming from the watch industry has Apple trying to poach employees from high end time piece maker Hublot and setting up shop in Switzerland so that the unannounced "iWatch" can be "Swiss Made."
Apple CEO Tim Cook told shareholders on Friday that the project the company has going on in Arizona will create thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Perhaps even more tantalizingly, he also said the project would lead to an ecosystem that creates "tens of thousands of jobs."
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week to legalize cellphone unlocking. That should be great news because the Librarian of Congress refused to do so in 2012, but the reality is the House's bill is mostly a big bucket of meh.
Netflix and Comcast raised eyebrows over the weekend when they announced a deal where the video streaming company will pay to ensure its content won't stutter or stall on Comcast's network. The deal sounds a lot like a no-throttling agreement, which flies in the face of net neutrality, but the real issue may not be as simple as that.
Safari in OS X Mavericks may not be as secure as you think, especially if you surf the Web in public places like coffee shops or at school. A serious flaw in code Safari and Mail use, called the Goto Fail Bug, could expose data you'd rather keep private -- like passwords and banking information -- and even let hackers intercept your email. Apple promises a fix is coming, but until then it's up to you to practice safe browsing habits to help avoid accidentally exposing your personal information online.
Facebook is spending a staggering US$19 billion to buy the text messaging app WhatsApp this week. The company has just over 50 employees, but a user base that dwarfs Facebook, a strong presence in markets where Facebook is weak, and daily message counts that rival the world's cell service providers.
Guess which company owns the world's most valuable brand? Yawn. It's Apple. Again. For the third year in a row, according to Brand Finance. No one other company comes close, and this despite Apple's remarkably narrow product line.
Another rumor has surfaced claiming that Apple is moving production of its A series of processors away from Samsung and over to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). According to Chinese-language site TechNews, the newest issue concerns low yields in Samsung's 20mm process for Apple's next generation A8 processor.
Adrian Perica, Apple's head of mergers and acquisitions, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk almost a year ago at the iPhone and iPad maker's Cupertino offices, raising speculation that the electric car maker was a buyout target. While the notion of the a cool and innovative computer company buying a cool and innovative car designer sounds pretty sexy, it probably wasn't going to happen -- and probably wasn't even the purpose of the meeting.
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