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Appeals court lets class-action status stand in Silicon Valley collusion case

The suit alleges companies including Google and Apple suppressed wages by agreeing not to hire each other's workers.

Tim Cook talks iPhone in China, the gray market, China Mobile partnership

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The Wall Street Journal scored a Q&A session with Apple CEO Tim Cook ahead of 2014's first quarter financial call to chat about the iPhone's mainstream entry into China, working with China Mobile, and the grey market.

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Facebook focuses on conversation quality with Branch buy

The world’s largest social network wants to improve the content you see in your News Feed, and that includes discussions.

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Four CES 2014 movers and shakers we don't want to miss

With CES 2014 about to begin, here are the people and companies we're keeping an eye on at this year's show.

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2013 in Review: Macworld's top stories

Apple held off most of its product launches until late in 2013, but readers found plenty to focus on throughout the year.

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2013 in Video: Apple's year in review

Relive Apple's highs and lows with this video review of the company's 2013 product releases.

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2013 in Review: Our nine best videos of the year

We've chronicled everything from 3D printing to Steve Ballmer's impending retirement. Find out what other videos made our list of favorites for 2013.

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iPhone factory in China under-reporting long working hours, labor group claims

A 15-year-old worker at the factory also died while employed at the facility

Labor group: Apple supplier Foxconn still struggles to limit working hours

While the Fair Labor Association says the parts supplier is making progress, Foxconn fell short in trying to limit overtime hours for Chinese workers.

Macworld Pundit Showdown XXIV: Wrapping up 2013

We've assembled a panel of pundits to tell us who won and who lost in the last 12 months.

Icahn proposes increase in Apple share buyback program

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Billionaire investor and Apple shareholder Carl Icahn has officially proposed that Apple expand its share repurchase program by taking advantage of its $147 billion in cash.

Report: Apple buys Topsy for at least $200 million, gaining deep access to Twitter

Topsy analyzes social data across the Web, including all of Twitter's stream

New Creative Commons license gives users more flexibility

Authors and artists seeking to release works under a Creative Commons license now have more flexibility and choice when they want to share their works, Creative Commons said Thursday.

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Apple acquires 3-D sensing technology company PrimeSense

Apple did not disclose how it would use the PrimeSense technology, which was used to power the Kinect motion sensing device in the original Xbox.

Twitter now letting marketers target mobile ads by device, OS version, and Wi-Fi

Twitter will give advertisers more controls to serve different ads to users based on which OS version their mobile device uses.

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