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Apple Inc gets hundreds of new engineers from rival firms on board to hasten product development in Asia

In its quest to develop products faster and introduce more devices to the market faster, Apple Inc has hired new engineers from rival firms like HTC to beef up its team in Asia, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Apple launches CarPlay feature for in-car iPhone use

Cupertino, US-based tech giant Apple launched its new CarPlay feature for safer in-car iPhone use, which will be integrated first into Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo vehicles.

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Apple to release improved Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature

California, US-based electronics giant Apple is currently working on a software update that will improve the fingerprint recognition ability of its Touch ID system, based on a report by AppleInsider citing a source familiar with the situation.

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16 of 23 companies purchased by Apple in past 16 months identified

Technology-focused news website VentureBeat searched for and found official documentation confirming 16 of the 23 companies that California-based technology giant Apple purchased in the recent past.

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Apple's Tim Cook says TV division posts $1B revenue in 2013

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told investors that its television business sold more than $1 billion TV set-top boxes last year, the Financial Times reported.

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Netflix-Fitbit hack auto-pauses movie when watcher falls asleep

Engineers of California, US-based on-demand Internet streaming service Netflix hacked a Fitbit activity tracking device and activated a feature that auto-pauses the video when the watcher falls asleep and allows him to resume watching when he wakes up.

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US-based fitness monitor Moov attains $40K crowdfunding target in 90 minutes

California, US-based next generation fitness tracking device Moov attained its $40,000 target within just 90 minutes and will begin shipping the pre-ordered product by summer this year.

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German court rules in favor of Apple in IPCom GmBH & Co patent lawsuit

A Mannheim court dismissed the $2.2 billion lawsuit filed against it by patent holding firm IPCom in Germany on one of the "100" series patents the latter acquired from Robert Bosch GmBH, Bloomberg reported.

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Sony to shut down two-thirds of retail outlets in the US

Sony will shut down two-thirds of its retail outlets located across the US, with 11 out of the 31 stores near major markets to remain open, as part of its move to offload unprofitable units and reduce liabilities.

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Kantar research reveals Android still trumps rivals but real battle is among OEMs

Android still remains at the top for smartphone sales, getting 70% of sales in the last three months that ended January. However, the real war is among Android makers, TechCrunch reported citing data from Kantar.

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California-based Good Technology announces purchase of Boxtone

Sunnyvale, US-based mobile security solutions provider Good Technology announced its purchase of Columbia, Maryland-based enterprise mobility management software maker Boxtone for an undisclosed amount to boost security in joint products and widen its client base.

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Apple Acquires app-testing platform Burstly

Tech giant Apple added app testing platform maker Burstly, owner of mobile app testing tool TestFlight, for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.

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Canadian comic app Bitstrips raising $15M in Series B funding

Toronto, Canada-based personalized comic strip app Bitstrips is raising $15 million in a Series B funding round reportedly led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to address growth and scaling issues.

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Indian startup InMobi now rivals Apple and Google in mobile ad space- report

InMobi has only been in business for less than a decade but it has already proven to be a worthy contender to tech giants in the mobile ad space, Voice & Data reported.

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German software giant SAP to open startup cafes in Palo Alto

In a bid to attract more startups, Walldorf, Germany-based sofware giant SAP planned to open a cafe in Palo Alto, California, where startups companies can hang out, collaborate, and connect to over 1,000 companies worldwide.

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