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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 24, 2012

Friday is here once again folks, and what a Friday it was. What started out as a relatively slow news day became very exciting later on, as the jury deciding the Apple and Samsung case delivered their verdict after only three days of deliberation. The verdict? Let's just say that Apple's lawyers will be having a celebration tonight. Samsung was found guilty of multiple patent infringements, and a lot of that patent infringement was found willful by the jury. To make matters worse for Samsung, the jury found that it wasn't owed any damages by Apple. Needless to say, we think there will be an appeal.

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Tim Cook wraps up his first year as Apple CEO

Tim Cook wraps up his first year as Apple CEO

It hardly seems like it has been a year since Tim Cook took over as CEO of Apple. In fact, it has very close to a year since Steve Jobs passed away. That sad anniversary will happen on October 5. Cook has now been on the job for a year, and it's hard to say he has done anything other than a fantastic job over at Apple. I think many people expected to see Apple on the decline after the death of Steve Jobs.

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Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung execs over patent case

Apple and Samsung’s trial is expected to start in the United States on July 30th, but both companies were ordered by Judge Koh to sit down and discuss the possibility of mediation. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun on July 16th, according to a Korea Times article that has since been removed. It marks the second time that high-level executives at the companies have met to discuss the case.

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Apple confirms Tim Cook’s 2013 Mac Pro promise

Apple confirms Tim Cook’s 2013 Mac Pro promise

Yesterday we heard from two sources that the Mac Pro and the iMac were due to receive updates sometime next year, with both reportedly receiving new designs. David Pogue heard the details from an Apple executive, and an email from Tim Cook to an Apple fan also detailed how a Mac Pro refresh was coming in the future. Now it’s been officially confirmed by Apple’s PR that Cook’s email is genuine, and a Mac Pro refresh is coming.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 2, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 2, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Hopefully your June is going well so far, but even if it isn't there is plenty of time for that to change. Anyway, we've got a lot of news that happened this week so let's take a look. You gamer fans will love this first one – Sony PlayStation 4 tipped for 2013. And while we’re speaking to the gaming peeps out there, you have to check this out – Doom 3 BFG Edition demo trailer unleashed. Moving onto other forms of media, to pay TV – Verizon doubling Fios speed to 300mbps.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 30, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's almost the end of the fifth month of the year, which means summer is just ahead. Time is flying by, but while we have your attention, let's go over what made news today. You gamer fans will love this first one - Sony PlayStation 4 tipped for 2013. And while we're speaking to the gaming peeps out there, you have to check this out - Doom 3 BFG Edition demo trailer unleashed. Moving onto other forms of media, to pay TV - Verizon doubling Fios speed to 300mbps.

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Cook talks Apple aquisitions at D10

Cook talks Apple aquisitions at D10

This week Tim Cook spoke at the most recent All Things D conference in their opening ceremony about a great many things, not least of them on how Apple plans on continuing their pattern of purchasing smaller companies. Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg inquired with Cook as to why companies like Facebook and Twitter have different amounts of integration with Apple's mobile products, this leading Cook to note that as far as Facebook goes: "We have great respect for them. I think we can do more with them. ... They have their way of doing things, but people could say the same thing about us." This lead directly into Swisher's next question on whether or not Cook saw Apple making more acquisitions of companies in the future.

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Where Tim Cook Goes, the Industry Follows

Where Tim Cook Goes, the Industry Follows

Like it or not - approve of Apple or otherwise - but when CEO speaks he shapes the direction of the whole electronics industry. Cook's appearance at the All Things D event this week wasn't the first time the chief exec has taken the stage at a high-profile event, but if past evidence is anything to go by, his comments will already be causing ripples among an industry that's by turns envious, admiring and aggressively anti the Apple behemoth.

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Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

This week Tim Cook did what will certainly go down in history as a landmark interview with the folks at All Things D, and today several highlights from this D10 talk are available online. Below what you'll see is a selection of great moments in the talk with the Apple CEO that we've also got covered in individual post form if you're in a reading mode instead. This interview took place between Cook, Kara Swisher, and Walt Mossberg and explored subjects ranging between China and Steve Jobs, convergence and charity, and of course what we'll be seeing this year at WWDC.

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