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Apple finds sympathetic judicial ears in e-book appeal

Apple's arguments in its appeal for the e-book antitrust case have found sympathetic judicial ears. After having lost the case under U.S. District Judge Denise Cote last year, Apple's appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York seems to be going well, with judges asking questions that seemingly favor Apple's position in the case.

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GT Advanced restructures settlement agreement with Apple

It's been a couple of weeks since we last heard news in the GT Advanced saga, but it looks like a court hearing on Monday has provided some new tidbits surrounding the tumultuous case. GT Advanced has reportedly restructured its settlement agreement with Apple in order to appease its creditors.

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Bose job listing hints at new music streaming service to rival Apple's Beats Music

It looks like the rivalry between Apple with its Beats by Dre division and Bose will be heating up further. According to a spotted job position from Bose Corporation, the audio company is looking to enter the music streaming space with its own service, which could rival existing popular offerings like iTunes Radio, Beats Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, and others.

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Details emerge in Canada's antitrust investigation into Apple

Last Thursday, we reported that Canada's Competition Bureau had begun investigating Apple's contracts with carriers. At the time, there weren't any concrete details about the investigation. However, a court filing has now revealed that the Competition Bureau is investigating whether Canadian customers may have paid higher prices for phones and services due to contracts between Apple and carriers.

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BT is in talks to acquire EE for £12.5 billion

British Telecom has confirmed it has "entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange" which could lead to BT acquiring the wireless carrier EE for about £12.5 billion. This means that the UK's largest land line and broadband company could buy the country's biggest mobile phone carrier.

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Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It appears that Whatsapp on the web may solve this with QR codes.

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Un-carrier 8.0: A morning fire-side chat with John Legere on December 16

T-Mobile is preparing to shake things up again in the US wireless industry, and this time they're doing it by inviting you to watch a stream of… a fireside chat with CEO John Legere and Yahoo Tech's David Pogue. What exactly they're doing tomorrow, we're not sure, but T-Mobile's teasing that it's "so big [they] had to keep it under wraps."

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T-Mobile's Wideband LTE network goes live in New York City

T-Mobile has announced that its Wideband LTE network is now live in the greater New York City metro area. The technology allows customers on iPhones and LTE-enabled iPads to attain speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

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Apple products help spread holiday cheer in new ad

Apple has released a new holiday ad called The Song. The 90-second spot shows a young woman using her Apple products to record a special song for her grandmother. From recording the original record on her MacBook Air to playing for her grandmother on an iPad mini 3, the ad shows how Apple's products can help spread holiday cheer.

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Google's Route 85 series aims to show developers how to build for iOS

Google has created a new web series that is hosted on YouTube titled Route 85 to show developers how to use Google APIs and tools to build apps for iOS. Despite releasing a number of different Google-branded products, like Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Search, for iOS, Google laments that it isn't viewed as an iOS company, and it is hoping to change that with Route 85.

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