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Nokia reportedly targeting Apple to buy its HERE Maps division

Bloomberg reports that Apple is among the list of companies Nokia is hoping will purchase its struggling HERE Maps, as it seeks to cut divisions that are losing money.

According to the publication’s anonymous source, Nokia is seeking more than 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) from a sale of the unit. It’s selling HERE Maps for the “ubiquity and utility” of its location-based services.

Apple begins notifying WWDC 2015 ticket lottery winners

Were you lucky enough to get a ticket to the “epicenter of change”?

Instead of putting up tickets and letting the fastest purchase them within minutes, Apple now uses a lottery system to sell tickets to its World Wide Developers Conference.

The 2015 lottery for a chance to get a WWDC ticket ended at 10AM PST on Friday, and over the weekend, Apple began notifying developers who signed up for a chance to attend the five-day, twenty-sixth in a row WWDC if they get a ticket or not.

Talks bringing Apple Pay to more countries are reportedly stalling

Apple’s efforts to bring Apple Pay technology to China, a region that could help boost payment numbers, are stalling, according to Caixin Online.

Despite earlier word that a deal between Apple and China’s UnionPay is close, Caixin Online says neither party has reached any agreements and no timetable for cooperation has been set.

‘Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection’ coming to iTunes on April 10

While we’re sure you Star Wars fans have every copy in your man cave, you’ll soon be able to add the George Lucas-made films to your iTunes.

The makers of Star Wars announced on Monday the entire, six movie collection is coming to iTunes on Friday, April 10. The App Store on Twitter promoted the link, containing the ability to purchase each movie separately or as a collection when the content goes live in a few days.

Apple Watch weekend roundup: New storefront display, patent trouble for the Swiss, more

It’s been a busy weekend in Apple Watch news, so let’s take a look, shall we?

To start, 9to5mac has given us an early look at the new Apple Watch-themed display that will be dressing Apple Stores across the world. We’ll see the new display on April 10, coinciding with the launch of Apple Watch pre-orders and in-store try-on appointments for prospective users.