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Tim Cook: Apple Watch May Replace Your Car Keys

Tim Cook Apple Watch May Replace Your Car KeysNext week, Apple is expected to provide one final mega-push for Apple Watch before the eagerly awaited wearable ships next month.

But ahead of the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with reporters in London about the myriad of uses that Apple Watch may ultimately have beyond the most familiar or anticipated.

According to Cook, Apple Watch’s potential is practically unlimited and could halt the existence of many staples in the modern world — like car keys.
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What’s at the Core of Apple’s March 9th Media Event?

What's at the Core of Apple's March 9th Media EventIf you’re expecting a new iPhone or iPad you may be sorely disappointed. Based on sources close to Apple, next week’s media event is primarily going to serve as a launch pad for Apple Watch.

Apple’s eagerly awaited wearable is due to ship next month but preorders could possibly begin as early as next week.

Chances are, we’ll find out during the Monday, March 9th event. For now, Apple is divulging much. The company’s press invite merely says it’s time to “Spring Forward.”
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More Blowback Against the Broadband Bandits: FTC Asks Court To Allow ‘Throttling Lawsuit’ to Proceed Against AT&T

More Blowback Against the Broadband Bandits: FTC Asks Court To Allow "Throttling Lawsuit" to Proceed Against AT&TThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requesting that a federal judge uphold the agency’s authority to bring an enforcement action against AT&T for allegedly “slowing down the broadband connections of some unlimited data users.”

In sum, the FTC is asking U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen to reject AT&T’s claim that it’s a “common carrier,” and not subject to FTC jurisdiction.

“The Communications Act … unambiguously states that an entity may be treated as a common carrier only to the extent that it provides a common carrier service,” the FTC adds. “Mobile data is not a common carrier service,” notes MediaPost in a recent story.

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BMO Analyst Expects 200 Million iPhone Sales This Year

BMO Analyst Expetcs 200 Million iPhone Sales This YearBMO Capital Markets not only raised its price target to $135 for AAPL ahead of the weekend, but one of its top analysts also made a bold but possibly still conservative sales prediction for a number of current and future Apple products.

BMO analyst Keith Bachman expects 207 million iPhone sales in 2015.

“Apple’s current iPhone offering, pending the Watch launch and the strength of Apple’s family of products, combined with Apple’s large and loyal installed base, gives us confidence in our iPhone forecast,” the analyst told investors late last week.
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What Will and Won’t Be at Apple’s Next Media Event

What Will and Won't Be at Apple's Next Media EventThe latest rumor across the tech blogosphere is that Apple will hold its next media event on February 24th.

But what will or won’t be unveiled at the event (assuming there is an event in the first place) is the subject of much discussion and debate.

Based on sources in the know, Apple will likely unveil a new MacBook Air featuring Intel Broadwell chips. Additionally, there is rampant speculation that Apple will debut an “iPad Pro” — a tablet optimized for enterprise users.
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More Mobile, More Problems for Intel

More Mobile, More Problems for IntelIntel is dealing with some seriously hefty out-flow.

According to Lucian Armasu of Tom’s Hardware it doesn’t matter that Intel actually had a decent year, reaching $55.9 billion in revenue and $11.7 billion in profits last year. Intel’s mobile division underperformed, bleeding more than $4 billion, adding to the $3.1 billion it lost the year before.

In other words, Intel has blown $7 billion in mobile in the last two years. That’s more dough than many chip firms are even making in the current marketplace.

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Twitter Will Soon Begin Processing Payments

Twitter Will Soon Begin Processing PaymentsTwitter is still one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, but the competition is fierce. For this reason Twitter is actively searching for ways to stay relevant, and ways to further monetize their microblogging platform.

In a recent announcement chronicled by MCD, a Twitter executive shared that part of their 2015 strategy will be to begin processing mobile payments. However, Twitter’s goal is not to create a mobile payment platform but to allow a new advertising option for movie theaters and concert venues to sell tickets.

The software is still in its testing phase and the rollout date for the “Buy Button” that will allow Twitter users to purchase movie and concert tickets through Twitter has not yet been determined. But it’s coming.

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