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Apple to build a new research and development facility in Yokohama, Japan

Apple is building a new research and development center in Japan. The facility will apparently be located in the city of Yokohama.

We first heard that Apple would be building a new R&D facility in Japan back in December.

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Apple reportedly acquires database software company FoundationDB

Apple has reportedly acquired FoundationDB, a company known for making database software capable of quickly handling large numbers of transactions.

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Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to purchase O2 UK from Telefónica for £10.25 billion.

Talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica began in January of this year.

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Pioneer's NEX Apple CarPlay units get a firmware update with various fixes

Update over USB or SD card for the latest firmware from Pioneer for its connected head units

A quick heads up if you're already rocking one of Pioneer's new NEX head units that run Apple's CarPlay or Android Auto — a firmware update is now available for the 4100, 5100 and 8100 models.

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Twitter begins testing autoplay videos on iOS

Twitter has recently started testing an autoplay feature for videos in some users' news feeds.

The feature works similar to Facebook's implementation and applies to video ads, user uploaded videos, and clips from Twitter's Amplify program.

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Apple provides businesses with free Apple Pay window and register decals

Apple has updated its Apple Pay website today with a section that allows businesses to order Apple Pay kits that include decals for placement on store windows and registers.

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Apple and IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps now localized for Japan

IBM Japan, in partnership is Apple, has announced the localization of MobileFirst for iOS apps for the Japanese market.

The Apple + IBM partnership was created to bring world-class app design and development to enterprise, and make iPhone and iPad deployment as deep as it was wide. A large part of that is going to be international, and it's beginning with seven apps localized for Japan: Advise & Grow (Banking and Financial Markets), Trusted Advice (Banking and Financial Markets), Retention (Insurance), Case Advice (Government), Sales Assist (Retail), Pick & Pack (Retail) and Expert Tech (Telecommunications).

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Pioneer launches second-generation CarPlay head units, starting at $700

Pioneer has released the second generation of its NEX head units with Apple's CarPlay.

These new systems, which first debuted at CES 2015, offer integration not only with CarPlay, but Google's Android Auto.

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Steve Wozniak talks Apple's rumored car project, Apple Watch in new interview

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talks about the Apple Watch, the rumored Apple Car, and more in a new interview.

Wozniak expressed his belief that apps are going to be key to the Apple Watch's success.

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Apple says 'Becoming Steve Jobs' reflects 'the Steve we knew'

It took 18 months to for authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli to get Apple executives on board with their new biography, Becoming Steve Jobs.

The book explores the personal and professional evolution of the late Steve Jobs. Drawing Schlender's 25 years of reporting on Jobs, the book also features several interviews with Apple executives, including Jony Ive and Tim Cook.

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