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French Designer’s ‘Revolutionary’ Project With Apple Is Probably Just An Apple Store [Updated]

French Designer’s ‘Revolutionary’ Project With Apple Is Probably Just An Apple Store [Updated]

Carrousel De Louvre Apple Store in Paris, France (image credit: http://bit.ly/HDJx9r)

The Apple rumor mill got thrown into a tizzy this morning when an obscure interview with renowned French designer Philippe Starck surfaced. According to translations of a radio interview with France Info, Starck said he was working on a “revolutionary” new project with Apple to be unveiled in the next 8 months.

iTV? New iPhone? A yacht for the late Steve Jobs? A new Iron Man suit? Everyone immediately started speculating about what the mythical project could be. As it turns out, Starck was probably just referring to his design work for a new Apple Store.

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Apple’s Next Retail Store Will Be Almost Entirely Transparent

Apple’s Next Retail Store Will Be Almost Entirely Transparent

It seems the refurbishment to Apple’s Fifth Avenue retail store in New York City may have been a practice run for something a little more elaborate. Take a look at the picture above; that’s a new Apple retail store that’s coming to France and it’ll be almost entirely transparent.

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Italy Rejects Samsung Call For Early Ban on iPhone 4S Sales

Italy Rejects Samsung Call For Early Ban on iPhone 4S Sales

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung learned a lesson about the pace of Italian justice Friday. A Mulan court rejected the company’s call for a preliminary injunction against sales of the iPhone 4S. This is Samsung’s second denial in Italy, a court refused to block the iPhone 4S in that nation back in October.

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Apple Sued By France Retail Partner For Unfair Practices

Apple Sued By France Retail Partner For Unfair Practices

Apple is being sued by its largest reseller in France. Profit by eBizcuss’s 16 locations dropped 30 percent during the third quarter due to Apple cutting the number of iPad 2s and MacBook Airs shipped, claims CEO Francois Prudent. The tipping point appeared when the tech giant opened its first French retail location in 2009, the lawsuit alleges.

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Europe’s Financial Mess Means Slumping Overseas iPhone Market

Europe’s Financial Mess Means Slumping Overseas iPhone Market

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Does talk of the Euro economic crisis make your eyes glaze over? Perhaps this will get your attention: The down European economy is costing the iPhone marketshare as consumers keep a tight hold on their cash. The bright side: the U.S. and U.K. love of everything Apple has become stronger.

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iTunes Match Finally Launches In The U.K., Australia & Europe – Here’s How To Get It Now [Updated]

iTunes Match Finally Launches In The U.K., Australia & Europe – Here’s How To Get It Now [Updated]

Apple is slowly rolling out international support for iTunes Match today, with the service appearing in the U.K., Australia, and parts of Europe. The music matching service has been exclusive to the U.S. since its launch earlier this fall, but it made its way to Brazil earlier this week. If you can’t see it where you are, here’s a handy tip to get it working.

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Patent Wars: Apple Loses To Samsung And Moto In Germany, Australia

Patent Wars: Apple Loses To Samsung And Moto In Germany, Australia

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In the ever-changing patent wars, somedays you are the windshield and some days you are the bug. After coming up roses Thursday, Apple finds itself on the losing side against Samsung and Motorola.

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Samsung Gets Thrown Out of French Court, Must Pay Apple’s Legal Bills

Samsung Gets Thrown Out of French Court, Must Pay Apple’s Legal Bills

Samsung has a hit on its hands. Unfortunately, it involves being thrown out of court — this time in France. To add insult to injury, not only did a French panel call an attempt to ban iPhone 4S sales “disproportionate,” but ordered the South Korean smartphone company to pay Apple’s legal bills.

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Robin Williams Impersonates Siri As A Stereotypical Frenchman [Humor]

Robin Williams popped up on the Ellen DeGeneres show the other day to talk about “the new future” that Siri offers, and as he is wont to do, he used it as an opportunity to break out an outrageous impression of Siri as a stereotypical, cheese-sniffing Frenchman, dripping with contempt for the American bourgeoise.

iPhone 4S Will Not Launch in France or Italy if Samsung Has its Way

iPhone 4S Will Not Launch in France or Italy if Samsung Has its Way

The iPhone 4S has been official for less than a day, and Samsung is already plotting to block the device’s launch in some parts of Europe. The Korean electronics giant has announced that it is filing a preliminary request to have an injunction slapped on Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone in both France and Italy.

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