Biz Break: Apple-Google mobile war reaches voice-activation stage

devices Monday, placing the Mountain View search giant’s voice-activation app on the iPhone, which already includes Apple’s Siri technology that performs the same function. iPhone users can now choose to use the Google product instead of the native …Find out more from San Jose Mercury News

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iTunes Store Turns 10 In Triumph, But Faces Uncertainty

The Record Album Re-Turns · Zack O’Malley Greenburg Forbes Staff · Image representing Steve Jobs as depicted in C… Steve Jobs: The father of Apple’s iTunes. Apple Apple’s iTunes Store celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday, and what a decade it’s been.Find out more from Forbes

Apple, Samsung’s next critical play: Affordable smartphones

But a look at both of their most recent financial results show that dominating the high-end smartphone market is no longer enough to satiate the ever-increasing demand for more growth. If Apple and Samsung are going to keep their stellar runs going …Find out more from CNET

Apple, Microsoft feel a bond: Selling debt – USA Today

Apple is in the process of selling debt for the first time in more than two decades, following Microsoft, which sold nearly $2 billion in debt last week. These companies are looking forward to taking advantage of interest rates at or near unheard-of …Find out more from USA TODAY

Sterne Agee Confirms Departure of Apple Analyst Shaw Wu

Wu , who worked at Sterne Agee since 2011 , had a price target of $840 on Apple as recently as January. He cut his target three times over the past three months, including trimming his estimate to $610 from $630 as recently as last week prior to the …Find out more from Wall Street Journal (blog)

Apple’s iOS 7 said to be visually different, flat

Apple’s iOS 7 said to be visually different, flat. A new report says Apple’s next version of its iOS will look very different from previous iterations, though stay largely the same. Josh Lowensohn. by Josh Lowensohn. April 29, 2013 2:10 PM PDT Follow …Find out more from CNET

Apple, Huawei and the trade war with China – USA Today

A month ago, Chinese state television aired an investigation of Apple’s warranty policy, claiming that it discriminates against customers in China. Celebrities and public figures took to the nation’s social media to denounce the company. The result, as …Find out more from USA TODAY

Apple lays groundwork for first debt sale ever

LONDON: Apple took initial steps Monday for what would be its first debt sale ever, as the US computer giant lays the groundwork for what would be one of the most anticipated bond sales of the year. The company was to begin investor calls today led by …Find out more from Economic Times

Apple Earns Top Tablet Satisfaction Score

For the second year in a row, Apple’s iPad ranked No. 1 for consumer satisfaction among tablets, though Amazon and Samsung tablets weren’t too far behind, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Of the 1,857 tablet owners polled by J.D. Power in …Find out more from PC Magazine

Apple’s annual developer conference WWDC sells out in minutes

Apple is also awarding 150 scholarships for “creative, talented, and outstanding student developers” this year, which consist of a free ticket to the event. Full or part-time student at least 13 years of age who are registered members of one of Apple’s …Find out more from Financial Post

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Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from …

The ability to keep a different “Space” or full-screen app open on a different monitor (in multiple monitor setups) is another important power-user feature coming in 10.9. This feature was forecasted by Apple Senior Vice President of Software …More By Mark Gurman

Apple Preps Bond Sale for Stock Buyback Initiative – Mac Rumors

Ahead of last week’s earnings release, Apple announced that it would more than double its capital return program from $45 billion to $100…More By Juli Clover

New Windows Phone ad has a laugh at Apple-Samsung fight …

A wedding scene shows a punch-up between Apple and Samsung fans. Ah, if only they’d heard of the Lumia 920. The question is, why haven’t they? Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.More By Chris Matyszczyk

Apple’s OS X 10.9 Will Reportedly Allow Multi-Monitor Fullscreen …

Apple’s next version of OS X, 10.9 is on the way, according to 9to5Mac, and will offer an improved multi-monitor experience, finally allowing users to ru..More By Darrell Etherington

Microsoft Commercial Pits Apple Against Samsung to Tout Windows …

Microsoft has introduced a new commercial (via The Verge) that plays on the ongoing conflict between Samsung and Apple. In the spot, iPhone and…More By Juli Clover

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Apple Buys Intel | Monday Note

Getting rid of Samsung as a processor supplier and, at the same time, capturing the crown jewel of the American semiconductor industry. How could.Read more here.