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Apple and Internet Behemoth Alibaba Could Soon Be Partners

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Apple (AAPL) and Alibaba (BABA) could soon be collaborators. At The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD live event, Alibaba’s founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma was asked whether he would consider a partnership between Apple Pay and Alipay, Alibaba’s payments company. “I am very interested in that,” Ma said. “A […]

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CVS and Rite Aid Block Apple Pay From Their Stores

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-752857{display:none}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-752857,#postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-752857{width:570px;display:block} Drug retailers CVS Health (CVS) and Rite Aid (RAD) have disabled Apple’s (AAPL) new electronic payments service Apple Pay from their stores over the weekend, The New York Times reported. Apple Pay, which was unveiled in September, is a mobile payment app that allows consumers to buy things by simply holding their […]

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Why Apple Inc.’s A9 May Actually Be a 20-Nanometer Chip

A little while back, I wrote a piece looking at the potential options Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has for the manufacture of its next-generation A9 processor. The option that I pegged as least likely was that Apple would build another chip on Taiwan Semiconductor’s (NYSE: TSM  ) 20-nanometer manufacturing technology, particularly as the gains that Apple could […]