Apple (AAPL) Launches Trade-in Program for non-iPhone Handsets Mar 30, 2015 11:36AM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is launching its first smartphone trade-in program for non-iPhone models.

Though the news was initially mentioned earlier in the month, 9to5mac noted that Apple's new program is underway.

Customers will be able to trade in an old Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry device for credit towards a new iPhone.

Trade-ins must be done at Apple retail locations.

The program is available in U.S., France, United Kingdom, and Italy as of right now.

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Ben Bernanke Takes to Blogging and Twitter Mar 30, 2015 10:00AM

Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke - once the most powerful man in the country - has started blogging in addition to getting active on Twitter.

Today, Mr. Bernanke tweeted a link to his new blog on economics, finance and "sometimes baseball" at the Brookings Institute:

While his Twitter account @benbernanke shows a June 2009 date joined, it appears to be the former Fed Chair's first tweet. When we first noticed and... (continue reading...)

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Musk: Speculators Misled us About Model S Demand in China Mar 30, 2015 09:33AM

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said the company may have been misled by speculators in China over demand for the Model S sedan.

According to commentary from the Boao Forum in Hainan province over the weekend, Musk said many Model S orders in China weren't placed by authentic buyers, but rather by resellers whom cancelled orders when the vehicles arrived.

China is the only place on earth where we have excess inventory. We are essentially selling cars that... (continue reading...)

Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook Talks Out Against Indiana LGBT Discrimination Law Mar 27, 2015 02:08PM

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook weighed in on the just passed Indiana law that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers based on religious freedom, saying he is "deeply disappointed." Cook called on the Arkansas governor to veto a similar bill. He said Apple is "open to everyone."

Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27,... (continue reading...)
Wearable Entertainment Device Market Seen at $9.4B by 2019 (FB) Mar 27, 2015 06:30AM

With Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) looking to develop virtual reality software and hardware with Oculus VR, some might wonder just how big the market for wearable entertainment devices will get over the next few years.

Digitimes, citing data from Techvanio may have the answer. According to the report, the global wearables entertainment market will expand at a CAGR of 37.1 percent from 2014 through 2019. Total market size is estimated at $9.4 billion in 2019.

One executive from... (continue reading...)

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