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Report: Apple leans on Google for iCloud, iTunes, other cloud offerings, cuts spending on Amazon's AWS

Apple quietly struck a deal late last year to use Google Cloud Platform in a move that has enabled it to cut back its dependence on Amazon Web Services, according to a report from CRN.

Analysts: iPhone demand better than expected

Maybe those recent rumors of "peak iPhone" were premature after all. The Wall Street Journal reports that Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said this week that demand for the iPhone this quarter has exceeded expectations and that the expected new version could "provide an additional boost."

Prosecutors struggle with WhatsApp encryption as iPhone case continues

The popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp is increasingly using encryption that is impeding the government's ability to access users' information, The New York Times reported. The situation mirrors Apple's battle against the U.S. Department of Justice over law enforcement access to the iPhone.

DoJ: Apple 'deliberately raised technological barriers' in San Bernardino iPhone case

The U.S. Justice Department fired back at Apple in the high-profile San Bernardino shooting case, saying the iPhone vendor's claims about privacy and encryption are false and that it deliberately raised technological barriers to prevent law enforcement officials from breaking into the device.

Swatch CEO says company remains focused on mainstream smart watch market

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek said the company won't rush to launch high-tier smart watches, despite losing ground to companies including Apple and Samsung in the mainstream market.

Samsung launches smartphone upgrade program in South Korea

Samsung said it will launch a new phone upgrade program for users in South Korea this week, enabling them to switch to new smartphones once a year.

Apple challenged by slowing iPhone sales in urban China, upgrades to Android in U.S.

Sales of the iPhone over the three-month period through January have slowed in urban China to their lowest levels since late 2014, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Which is more bad news for Apple in a sagging global smartphone market.

AT&T files legal brief in support of Apple, while Samsung and others remain on the sidelines

More than three dozen tech companies have filed legal briefs on behalf of Apple in its battle with the FBI over encryption. But very few carriers and smartphone vendors are going out on that limb.

Chipmaker Broadcom to cut 1,900 jobs following Avago's $37B acquisition

Broadcom said it will slash 1,900 jobs around the world in the wake of its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies.

French parliament deputies seek tough encryption penalties against tech companies

Apple would face fines of €350,000 ($383,778) and potential jail time in France if it adopted the same stance towards opening up access to encrypted data as it currently has in the U.S., under draft laws proposed by French parliamentary deputies.