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Tim Cook thanks employees for their tremendous effort, gives them Thanksgiving week off

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has reportedly emailed employees to thank them for their recent, herculean efforts, and to make those thanks manifest, given them the U.S. Thanksgiving week off in its entirety. Jordan Kahn for 9to5Mac:

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Apple lays waste to Coca Cola, now the world's most valuable brand

There's a new king of the mountain when it comes to brand power, with Coca Cola being demoted for the first time in 13 years. The replacement; Apple, of course. According to the annual Interbrand Best Global Brands report:

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Apple reportedly hires another Nike exec

As the industry tries to figure out what Apple has planned in the burgeoning wearables market, some pieces are falling into place. Apple recently hired Jay Blahnik, who worked on Nike's FuelBand wearable, and now the company has reportedly hired Ben Shaffer, who was Studio Director of Nike's Innovation Kitchen with strong ties to the FuelBand as well, according to 9to5Mac.

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Apple's Product RED contributions stand at $65 million according to Bono

Besides looking awesome, Apple's Product RED range of hardware and accessories serves to raise money for the charity's fight against AIDS. In a public address, Bono, a major figure behind the initiative, has told us all just how much Apple has raised:

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On strong iPhone 5s/5c sales, Apple nudges up Q4 guidance

In a Monday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), Apple slightly revised its quarterly estimates upward for its current quarter - its fourth fiscal quarter for its fiscal 2013, which ends on September 29, 2013, according to AllThingsD.

For its third quarter, Apple predicted revenue between $34 billion - $37 billion, with gross margin between 36 to 37 percent. Apple now says fourth fiscal quarter revenue will "be near the high end" of that range, and gross margin "to be near the high end" of that range as well.

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Debug 20: Ryan Nielsen on Apple and OS X

Ryan Nielsen of Tumult talks to Guy and Rene about how Debug began, Çingleton, and his time as an engineering project manager on OS X at Apple where he helped kick big cats out the door. Carefully. (Part 1 of 2.)

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A glimpse at Apple's new Bug Reporter [Update: It's back!]

Over the weekend, Apple’s Bug Reporter website saw a short-lived facelift. Developers were treated to a visually overhauled website on Saturday, but seems to have been reverted to its old, archaic predecessor sometime Sunday. If you missed it, you weren't alone. Here's what seems to have happened...

Update: The redesign has reappeared. If you're a developer and you've checked it out, let us know what you think!

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Apple should have its own game studio, and here's why

The App Store's single biggest category is games, and games are enormously popular on the Mac App Store (and many other places) too. There isn't a shortage of third party developers who write games for the Mac, but can it be done better? I think so, and I think Apple should lead the way with its own in-house Mac game studio. It's time to let the Mac platform shine as a premiere game development platform, instead of as an also-ran.

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Apple acquires mobile media and data compression firm AlgoTrim

Apple has acquired AlgoTrim, a developer of data compression technology based in Malmö, Sweden, according to a new report by Swedish industry news service Rapidus. The report says that AlogTrim's CEO and head of development Anders Holtsberg has moved to Silicon Valley and is now available through Apple's switchboard, according to TechCrunch.

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What if Steve Ballmer was CEO of Apple?

I love the classic "What If?" series of Marvel Comics that altered one bit of a story and then showed how everything else would play out around it. So, of course, I love the idea of "What if Steve Ballmer ran Apple?". What if the Apple-is-doomed contingent forced Tim Cook out, and brought in the freshly-departed-from Microsoft Steve Ballmer? What various positives and negatives - everything is always a blend of both - would happen in just such an else-world? Clearly Ben Thomson does as well, as he's written it up brilliantly for Stratechery:

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