Posts Tagged Consumer products and services

Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state and a racetrack said it will start taking bets next weekend, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

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Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. In announcing a Monday launch date, Apple CEO Tim Cook said deals have been made with hundreds of additional banks since the service was announced last month. Cook also said additional merchants plan to accept Apple Pay by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without.

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New iPads, Mac system expected at Apple event

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple iPad Air 2 during an event at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

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