We’re still deep in the slow part of the year for Apple News. Which may be why two of the big stories were about Apple Stores. Brazil is set to get it’s first Apple store this week; it is set to open on Febuary 15th. The new flagship store in San Francisco has gotten approval from the city, and we got a sneak preview of what Apple promises to be an iconic store. Tim Cook seems to hang his tenure on focusing the company on global markets, evidenced further by his scheduled meeting with the Turkish Government. In a sign that the patent war refuses to end, we got a look at the patents at stake in Apple v Samsung round 2. We got another peek at iOS 7.1, when Apple released another beta to developers.
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- Carl Icahn 2.0: an icon of ’80s greed is back to shake up Silicon Valley | Ben Popper at The Verge profiles Carl Ichan and what his increased activism in the tech sector could mean for Apple, Netflix, and others.