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Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE … thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.

Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION — and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy lovine created the brand … it’s a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.
Source: TMZ

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Yesterday morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

The funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.

Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.
Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

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A rare Apple 1 computer — among the first ever produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s one-time tech startup — has sold at auction for nearly $400,000.

The piece of computing history, hand-built in the garage of Jobs’ parents way back in 1976, went for $387,750 in an online-only Christie’s auction. The device was reportedly sold by a retired school psychologist from California, and bought by an Italian collectors’ club.

What’s thought to be one of the last remaining original Apple computers, made in a family garage in California, has sold for a record price at auction in Germany.

The machine was built by the company’s founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and only six models in working condition are known to exist.

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Bloomberg Businessweek reports hearing from five sources close to the project that the budget for the new Apple campus has surged from $3 billion when it was first proposed in 2011 to $5 billion now. That works out to be about $1,500 per square foot, according to Businessweek.

source: Bloomberg

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T-Mobile has done away with cellphone contracts, replacing them with installment plans in an effort to stay competitive in the U.S. market.

Instead of offering its customers a phone with a two-year contract, T-Mobile will offer it for a fixed upfront price plus a monthly fee for unlimited calls and data. That second fee will include the cost of the phone, and when the phone is paid off (typically after two years) the fee will be reduced, in contrast with traditional two-year contracts where monthly payments typically stay the same after two years.

T-Mobile calls its new pricing plans Simple Choice. For example, a Samsung Galaxy S II costs $29.99 today, and $16 per month on top of the monthly data/voice payment, for 24 months.

T-Mobile is the fourth biggest U.S. mobile carrier (behind AT&T, Verizon and Sprint).

T-Mobile is also getting the iPhone 5— the last major carrier to do so. Read More

Venus is the ultra-luxe yacht that Steve Jobs had been designing up until the time of his death, and the massive vessel recently made its first appearance in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.

The ship is somewhere between 230 to 260 feet long, made entirely of aluminum, and features seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse.

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