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38 LA schools getting iPads as part of $115m plan

According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles school board has voted to move forward with a $115 million initiative to bring iPads to 38 more school campuses in the district. The plan is to buy iPads and laptops for the schools, the laptops being most for high schools. The iPads will be the newest iPad Air, and by the end of the year the school board plans to…

Report: Apple spent $60+ million on lawyers in cases against Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been at it more times than I can keep count at this point, but one thing not many people have been asking is just how much has been spent on lawyers by the companies. Well, according to a report out of Reuters, legal documents filed by Apple today show that the amount it has spent on lawyers in the patent dispute with Samsung come to…

Report: Apple buys Topsy, a social analytics startup, for $200 million

According to a report coming out of the Wall Street Journal, Apple has acquired yet another company. That’s right, another; the subject of this purchase was social related, however, coming in at around $200 million Apple bought Topsy, the social analytics startup. This deal has been confirmed my Apple however there has been no comment on the purchase, such…

Apple buys personal assistant app Cue for $35 million

Apple has reportedly made another purchase that involves a small company that is behind the application known as Cue. What this app does is somewhat comparable to that of Google Now or the new features of Notification Center’s “contextual notifications” in that it would serve up information as it became relevant to either where you were, or where you were…

EA: Plants vs. Zombies 2 saw 16 million downloads, update in the works

For those of you that downloaded Plants vs. Zombies 2 after its release last week, you were definitely not alone. The app was downloaded over 16 million times according to EA, and this can probably be attributed to its “freemium” nature. According to a press release from the company, PvZ 2 has seen over 25 million hours of gameplay, 4 billion plants…

Analysts: iPad sales are slowing, estimating 18.1 million sold in Q3

The iPad has always been a top selling tablet, beating out competitors in everything from marketshare to web usage, but it seems that growth may be slowing. Apple released the last update to iPad last fall with the iPad 4th generation and iPad mini releases, leaving an unusual blank in the April and May quarter, when the new iPad has been announced from the…

Pebble reaches 275,000 device preorders and 1 million app downloads

Pebble, the smartwatch that has been sweeping the tech world over the past year, has announced that over 275,000 devices have been preordered, and application downloads for the device have reached over 1 million. 85,000 of those 275k were backers on the Kickstarter project, which raised a record breaking $10 million on the crowd funding site. Over the next…

About 1 million new iTunes accounts are activated every two days

iTunes is one of the largest user bases in the world, with its numbers coming only in second to that of Facebook. Generating more revenue than any other tech company’s, Horace Dediu of Asymco tweeted a chart (above) showing iTunes account growth, and estimated that an average of 500,000 accounts are activated each day. Do some quick and simple math and…