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Internet data centers for Apple, Facebook, and Google are getting greener: report

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday. But energy-hungry data centers operated by some of the Internet industry’s top…

Tech giants using offshore cash piles to earn tax-free interest from the U.S. government

LONDON (Reuters) – Four of the biggest U.S. technology groups collectively hold an estimated $124 billion in U.S. Treasury debt, much of it offshore, earning them tax-free interest, the UK’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) said on Thursday. The finding means Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Cisco Systems…

Apple considers Tesla Motors acquisition as the iPhone maker looks to diversify its revenue

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is looking at cars and medical devices to diversify its sources of revenue as growth from iPhones and iPads slow, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla Motors Inc founder Elon Musk at the company’s…

Apple will unveil new iPhone on September 10, 2013: Reports

(Reuters) – Apple Inc, the world’s largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to technology blog AllThingsD. The blog cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple will unveil its next smart phone at a special event on Sept 10. The company was not immediately…

Obama met with tech executives on Thursday to discuss government surveillance: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama quietly met with the CEOs of Apple Inc, AT&T Inc as well as other technology and privacy representatives on Thursday to discuss government surveillance, according to a media report. Google Inc computer scientist Vint Cerf and civil liberties leaders also participated in the meeting,…

Department of Justice wants Apple banned from cutting low-cost deal with e-book publishers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc should face several restrictions to protect consumers and promote competition after a judge found it illegally conspired to raise e-book prices, federal and state officials said on Friday. The changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 U.S. states and territories will…

Apple restores some access to developers’ website after attack

By Aman Shah (Reuters) – Apple Inc has partially restored its main website for developers, eight days after shuttering it in response to a cyber attack that prompted a harried upgrade to prevent future breaches. Apple’s developer site, which the company uses to communicate with its community of close to…

Apple can’t rule out stolen data in attack on developer website

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s main website for developers remains shut after intruders tried to steal sensitive information last week, forcing the iPhone maker to overhaul its database and server software to prevent future breaches. The intrusion last Thursday marked a rare cyber attack on the U.S. company’s network and comes…

Enraged shoppers pelt Beijing Apple store with eggs

BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s flagship Beijing store was pelted with eggs on Friday when hundreds of enraged shoppers, many of whom had waited in line overnight, were told the store would not begin sales of the iPhone 4S as scheduled. Shoppers and security staff scuffled before daybreak after an…

Apple supplier Pegatron hit by China plant blast

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Apple Inc supplier Pegatron Corp reported an explosion at a subsidiary’s plant in Shanghai over the weekend that it said had injured 61 workers, the latest in a series of incidents that have spotlighted safety concerns at factories in China. Pegatron Chief Financial Officer Charles Lin told…

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