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Apple to Replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18

Apple will be added to the Dow Jones at the close of trading on March 18, replacing AT&T as one of 30 members on the major price-weighted index. Apple is currently listed on Nasdaq with a pre-market share price hovering around the $128 mark as of writing.

How fitting.

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MG Siegler: It Would Be Weird If Apple *Wasn’t* Working On A Car

That statement is based on nothing other than the laws of common sense. Apple currently sits atop all other companies at the absolute pinnacle of business. They’re now making more money than any other company has… ever. They’re the first company valued over $700 billion, with sights firmly set on $1 trillion.

Which is why making a car makes no sense in Apple’s part.

Why would Apple get into a business on their own where there is such a wide margin of error in making a new product? So many regulations, so many things to take into account, so many possibilities for a mistake that will more than likely be a deadly one. Even major car companies like GM, Ford, Toyota and BMW have had to deal with massive recalls on vehicles due to errors in manufacturing or a car part that went rogue.

These are companies that have existed for over a hundred years, with making cars as their number one...

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Apple will fight iOS bugs with first-ever iOS Public Betas: 8.3 in March, 9 in summer

In an effort to eliminate bugs from upcoming iOS versions ahead of their general releases, Apple plans to launch the first-ever public beta program for the iOS operating system, according to multiple people briefed on the plans. Following the successful launch of the OS X Public Beta program with OS X Yosemite last year, Apple intends to release the upcoming iOS 8.3 as a public beta via the company’s existing AppleSeed program in mid-March, according to the sources.

More beta testers means more stability in the product. But after what Yosemite has been going through, it’s really hard to maintain hope.

For iOS 9 and whatever 10.11 will be called, Apple absolutely needs to have laser-eyed focus on stability. Marco may have regretted this post, but it’s absolutely spot on.

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