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The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay | The Independent "Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia. Anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today
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Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that he is gay. But still no comment on an Apple TV upgrade.

Apple has today announced that its CEO, Tim Cook, is gay. Writing in Business Week, Cook says: "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who…

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James O'MalleyApple CEO Tim Cook reveals that he is gay. But still no comment on an Apple TV upgrade.
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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Twitter increases users and sales but shares slide | BBC News "Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter. The firm said it added 13 million monthly active users between July and September, meaning it now…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Look forward to charging up your Apple Watch every night

Tim Cook has been speaking to the Wall Street Journal, and has apparently at long last commented on the forthcoming Apple Watch's battery life. Here's how the WSJ quote him: "We think people are going to use it so much you will end up charging it daily," says @tim_cook on Watch battery life pic.twitter.com/wyOZWNtqcJ— Joanna…

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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts

One of the major announcements at Apple's iPhone 6 launch last week was the band U2 giving iTunes users around the world a free copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence. The internet went into meltdown, with many people expressing displeasure and even outrage that a band they disliked would give them a free…

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Tim Cook: Android is bigger, but not better than Apple's iPhone and iOS

Google's Android operating system and related products may have the larger sales volume, but Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't seem too fussed. Speaking at the annual AllThingsD conference, the head of the Cupertino tech giants affirmed that Apple's goal has…

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Former Apple CEO praises Samsung, suggests greater focus on emerging markets needed – cheap iPhone could do the trick

Overshadowing talk of even the potential iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 in tech circles currently is the possibility that Apple could be planning to launch a low-cost iPhone in the coming months. Though conflicting reports are seeing the possibility seesaw…

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Gerald LynchFormer Apple CEO praises Samsung, suggests greater focus on emerging markets needed – cheap iPhone could do the trick