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Apple's lawyers say iPod class-action suit is 'made up'

Though it is set to wrap up this week, the drama in Apple's iPod antitrust case heated up again today as lawyers for each side gave their closing arguments. While lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that Apple had no right to restrict access to competing services and devices, Apple's lawyers simply stated that there was no basis for the case in the first place.

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Apple brings holiday cheer to employees with custom Incase backpacks

Apple is no stranger to rewarding its employees. Along with special perks around the office, employees usually end up with a unique Apple-themed gift toward the end of the year as a reward for their hard work. This year, it appears Apple employees will get their hands on a custom Incase backpack featuring a white Apple logo.

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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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