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Tim Cook announces Apple Pay during a company special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

As hundreds of fans pocket new iPhone 6 models Friday, consumers will be peering at their mobile screens and discovering a new function: Apple Pay. Forget clumsily handing over cash or even signing a credit or debit card slip. With major companies including Citi and McDonald’s attached to the new Apple Pay platform, many industries will be watching to …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

People have been buzzing about Apple‘s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus since the tech giant unveiled them. The new phones are bigger, slimmer and have faster processors than the iPhones that came before them, but what’s in the box? Just like previous iPhone models, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with …

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Marriott Hotels is betting the future of travel will be, at least in part, virtual. The hotel brand is rolling out Oculus Rift technology at select hotel locations to enable guests to virtually explore the black sand beaches of Hawaii or the city of London. But to make the experience more immersive, Marriott is taking …

Apple’s privacy policy

Apple’s new mobile operating system comes with privacy protection that it says no one will be able to access, not even law enforcement with a warrant and that’s a big worry for the intelligence community.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Oracle said Larry Ellison, its co-founder and longtime CEO, will be stepping down, effective immediately. Ellison, who is believed to be the fifth-wealthiest man in the world, will be replaced by Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, Oracle said. In an unusual move, Hurd and Catz will both be named CEO of the company—not co-CEOs. Ellison will become …

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IBM is slashing the salaries of some of its employees for not keeping their skill set sharpened, according to a report from ComputerWorld. Read More Companies’ plan to boost workers’ pay Selected employees in IBM’s Global Technology Services strategic outsourcing group received a memo on Friday stating “that some managers and employees have not kept pace with acquiring the …

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A member of the media inspects the new iPhone 6 during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

Curious to know how the recent Apple products released to so much fanfare stack up? Re/code got early access to the two new iPhones, and the new operating system, and it sounds like Apple has done it right this time. Read their full reviews below. Read the review of the iPhone 6 here “In my view, it’s …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

If you are looking for the most budget-friendly way to get a new iPhone 6, look no further. Read More Record Apple iPhone preorders likely the envy of Samsung: Expert WalletHub.com has come up with a pretty handy infographic that breaks down how much it would cost if the smartphone was purchased with a 2-year contract, without …

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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unveiled.

With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple is poised to begin another “super cycle,” analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald told CNBC. “We believe Apple is in the midst of another ‘super cycle’ that begins with the rapidly growing ‘phablet’ market via the iPhone 6 Plus and extends into the wearable category in early 2015 with Apple Watch,” …

Amazon’s gaming push

Amazon is aggressively pushing into the lucrative online gaming business. What does the online retailer hope to accomplish?

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“Minecraft” is the videogame world’s equivalent of lightning in a bottle—an indie gaming sensation that grew organically, eventually becoming one of the industry’s biggest franchises. It was a game that opened the doors for several other independent developers, who, in turn, brought a new burst of creativity to the industry. So Monday’s news that corporate …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

Apple CEO Tim Cook debuted a line of new products last week to consumers’ delight. The tech giant launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and a new mobile payments system called Apple Pay. So, how will the public like them apples? CNET.com Senior Writer Dan Ackerman thinks Cook made more of a case for …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple’s iPhone 6 set a new order record, the company announced on Monday, with more than 4 million pre-orders for both iterations of the smartphone pouring in for the shiny new device. “Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply,” Apple said in a release. “While a significant amount will be delivered to customers …

Wireless shake-up

What’s at stake for big cell phone companies with the iPhone 6 hitting stores in one week as they fight to sign up more customers?

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People sit outside Apple's Ginza store ahead of the launch of the company's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Tokyo, on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Apple enthusiasts are lining up online to secure the release of the iPhone 6, which officially goes on sale next week. The new iPhones—which are bigger and faster, with a better camera and a longer battery life—went on sale pre-order Friday morning at 3 a.m. EST, and several models already have sold out or will see …