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Xiaomi's Hugo Barra Says He Is an Apple Fan, but Not a Copycat — Xiaomi, the Chinese handset maker that has been nicknamed the "Apple of China," doesn't view itself as an Apple copycat. But it is an unabashed Apple admirer. Hugo Barra, a Xiaomi vice president who was a Google executive, said in an on-stage interview on Tuesday at a tech conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., that he was a "huge Apple fan."

Apple Pay Already a Huge Hit, Cook Says — Apple's new mobile wallet, Apple Pay, is just a week old but has grown enormously, according to Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive. At a tech conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., Mr. Cook said that one million credit cards had been activated on Apple Pay in the first three days that the mobile payment system was live.

Apple's Tim Cook Talks of Retail Expansion in China — For Apple, greater China has been one of its fastest growing markets for iPhone sales, so the company wants to more than double its presence there. Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive, said in an interview with Sina, the Chinese media outlet, on Thursday that Apple planned to open 25 new retail stores in greater China over the next two years, adding to the 15 stores it currently operates in the region.

AT&T Profit Drops, but Customers Stay With the Carrier — SAN FRANCISCO - AT&T, the second-largest phone carrier in the United States, is holding on to its customers in the middle of a fierce price-cutting among wireless industry competitors. But it may have sacrificed some profit to keep those subscribers in the fold.

Verizon Reports Higher Profit During a Price-Cutting War — Amid a price-cutting war in the American wireless industry, the Verizon juggernaut keeps growing, even though its prices are generally higher. Verizon Communications on Tuesday said it had added about 1.5 million new wireless customers. Most of those new customers were tablet owners signing up for Verizon's data plans.

iPhone 6 models propels Apple profit to record — SAN FRANCISCO - Sales of iPhones, including the new, big-screen iPhone 6 models released last month, helped carry Apple to a record-breaking quarter, with $8.5 billion in profit, the company said Monday. The company's profit for its fiscal fourth quarter was 13.3 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago.

China Attack Aims at Apple iCloud Storage Service — HONG KONG - For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, was the target of a new attack that sought to steal users' passwords and then spy on their activities.

Apple’s iPhone Sales Drive Record Profit — SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's biggest cash cow, the iPhone, is gaining weight. Sales of iPhones, including the new, big-screen iPhone 6 models released last month, helped carry Apple to a record-breaking quarter, with $8.5 billion in profit, the company said on Monday.

Drake Attends Kentucky's Big Blue Madness, Brings Lint Roller and Air Balls 3 — Drake claims he's " always" been a Kentucky fan. On Friday, he continued to show his support for the Wildcats at their Big Blue Madness event, an open practice for both the men's and women's teams. The rapper greeted every single Kentucky player before entering Rupp Arena.

Cavs' Tristan Thompson Kisses Sideline Reporter During Interview — Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson is gaining more and more confidence each year he's in the NBA. That confidence can be seen on the court and in interviews. During a sideline interview with Fox Sports, Thompson planted a wet one on unsuspecting reporter Allie Clifton.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @SuzanneSpecNYT: Tim Cook's big day: What it means for and about Apple. @bxchen @vindugoel and NYT tech team.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ScannerSays: SFPD units responding to Mission and 11th…large group of people breaking windows on 3 #sfmuni buses.

Oct 29, 2014

RT @MikeIsaac: Source told me today verbatim: “There are penalties involved in being in breach of the contract."

Oct 29, 2014

RT @MikeIsaac: MCX CEO saying “It’s simply not true, there are no fines.”

Oct 29, 2014

Nice story by @mikeisaac reveals what went on behind the scenes when some retailers banned Apple Pay…

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