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Talk about a trick even the "Genius Bar" couldn't think up.
"Even a digital escape from reality will now cost quite a bit more."
A smoke bomb appears to have gone off at the Apple store in Coquitlam Centre shopping mall, forcing Boxing Day shoppers to evacuate. No one is thought to have been injured. The Apple store has report...
There are many acquisitions that have raised eyebrows or resulted in a general state of confusion among observers, both within and outside of the tech industry. Sometimes, acquisitions are made that don't seem to make any sense, at least not on the surface. Below are three such acquisitions made by tech companies this year and some educated speculation as to why they might have occurred.
Copying has long been what China does with Western stuff, but the Apple Store story seems to have touched a new nerve. Now, not only is the product being copied but the retail aesthetic and subsequent hype is, too. That's being perceived as a threat.
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- BEIJING, China - At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from...