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Apple Pay is one step closer to arriving in China

Photo: Adrian Korte CC

Photo: Adrian Korte CC

Apple is talking to Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba about bringing Apple Pay to China, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

“Right now, I think what we can say is that this is focused on the China market for Apple,” senior Alibaba executive Joseph Tsai is quoted as saying. “We are positive about the potential cooperation, but it depends on the details being worked out.”

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7 biggest takeaways from Tim Cook’s interview at WSJD Live

Photo: WSJD

Photo: WSJD

Tim Cook gave a rare public interview on Monday night at the Wall Street Journal’s new tech conference, WSJD. The Apple CEO touched on a range of topics, including Apple Pay’s success, a big potential partnership, why the iPod classic was discontinued, and more.

Here are the biggest takeaways from Cook’s comments:

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Snapchat seeks funding with whopping $10 billion valuation

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Snapchat is currently in talks with investors over a round of funding that could value the company at a mind-blowing $10 billion, according to sources for Bloomberg. That’s a little over half the $19 billion Facebook paid for WhatsApp, but double the $5 billion market cap currently held by BlackBerry.

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Russian Billionaire Spends $100 Million On Apple Stock Anticipating Rebound

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Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has revealed that he recently spent $100 million on Apple shares in anticipation that they will rebound. The 59-year-old believes that Apple is a “very promising” investment, despite the current share price being almost 40% off its peak last September.

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Chinese Retailers Are Already Selling The iPhone 5, But It’ll Cost You $8,600

Chinese Retailers Are Already Selling The iPhone 5, But It’ll Cost You $8,600

I wouldn’t pay $8,600 for an iPhone if it was delivered by Tim Cook himself.

We’re still a few months away from Apple’s new iPhone unveiling, but that hasn’t stopped a number of Chinese retailers from selling the device in advance. They’re using the mockup pictures that have been circulating for weeks to make a quick buck from the hotly-anticipated handset, with some asking for as much as $8,600 a piece.

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Another iPhone 5 Case Emerges, Reinforcing Rumors of a Thinner, Larger, Tapered Device

Another iPhone 5 Case Emerges, Reinforcing Rumors of a Thinner, Larger, Tapered Device

Following that questionable leak from Case-Mate last week, another iPhone 5 case has emerged that reinforces rumors of a device with a significantly larger display than that of the iPhone 4, coupled with a thinner, tapered design.

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