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Apple Investors Urged to Help Parents Control Their Kids’ Phone Usage

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How often and how long should a kid use his or her smartphone? That is one question that has often been asked by parents. (Read: Every Parent Who Gives Their Kid an iPhone Should Make Their Kid Follow These 18 Rules) Two Apple investors – Jana Partners LLC and the …

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Apple Says Sorry for iPhone Battery Issue

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Apple has apologized to iPhone users for the slow performance of their device with older batteries but denied intentionally shortening the lifespan of any of the company’s products. In a message on its website, the company said: “We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance …

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Walmart Goes All-Out Against Amazon With Personal Shopping Service

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Walmart’s subsidiary called Code Eight set up by startup incubator Store No. 8 is testing a personal shopping service that targets ”high net worth urban consumers,” according to a Recode report that cited “multiple sources.” (Read: Walmart Unveils ‘Store No. 8’ Tech Incubator) With the service, those types of customers …

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Mobile Purchases Make up 42% of Black Friday Sales Online

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Crowds in retail stores were surprisingly sparse on Black Friday – the traditional start of the holiday shopping season and long considered the day when retail sales are at their peak. Apparently, millions of shoppers were making purchases online as they chose to avoid shopping malls. (Stores Were Emptier Than …

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Apple Eyes Better Imaging Capabilities on iPhone

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Apple is out to improve the imaging capabilities of its gadgets. The company has acquired InVisage Technologies, a startup based in Menlo Park, California that developed QuantumFilm technology. The technology uses less memory space in smartphones than traditional camera sensors but with better performance. TechCrunch learned about the acquisition, but …

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