Oct 7, 2019

Ben Roethlisberger hit with $5,000 fine for his Apple Watch

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Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was fined $5,000 for wearing his Apple Watch on the sidelines during a recent game, per ESPN.

The big picture: Devices that are capable of transmitting voice or data, with the exception of those approved by the league (like coaches' headsets or the Surface tablets), are not allowed on NFL sidelines. Apple, which got a whole lot more than $5,000 worth of free marketing, was a big winner.

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Apple shakes off its critics as stock hits 52-week high

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Apple's stock rose 1.35% Thursday, more than doubling gains by the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq and touching a 52-week high.

Driving the news: The strong gains came despite criticism of the company for pulling apps from its store in recent days to appease Chinese authorities.

Go deeperArrowOct 11, 2019

Apple: iPhone 11 off to "very, very good start"

Apple CEO Tim Cook introducing the iPhone 11 Pro. Photo: Apple

Apple delivered a generally positive earnings report on Wednesday, with CEO Tim Cook telling Reuters that iPhone 11 sales are off to a "very, very good start."

Why it matters: The iPhone is the bulk of Apple's business and critical to driving demand for its other products.

Go deeperArrowOct 30, 2019

ESPN's new "Cover Story"

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With the death of ESPN The Magazine comes the birth of ESPN's "Cover Story," a 21st century version of a magazine cover story that will air monthly across every ESPN platform, from TV to digital. The first cover story about NFL star DeAndre Hopkins will debut this Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. ET on SportsCenter and online.

Why it matters: The new franchise will be the focal point of ESPN's editorial ambitions moving forward. It will be managed by leaders across the entire ESPN newsroom, from TV to digital, photography and podcasts.

Go deeperArrowOct 15, 2019