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Google now shows what you can do near your hotel

When you land in a strange new city, your first instinct may be to see what there is to do near your hotel. However, searching Google for nearby attractions can be a hassle if you don't remember your hotel's name or address by heart....

1.4 hours on engadget.com

Facebook is killing its Gifts service, still wants you to buy stuff

Mark Zuckerberg's experiment in social network retail has finally come to an end: on August 12th, Facebook Gifts will close forever. The company's gift feature grew from its acquisition of the social gifting app Karma, selling teddy bears,...

2.1 hours on engadget.com

Apple’s New MacBook Pro Comes with Retina Display

Apple reduced the price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro by $100 to $1,099Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that its new MacBook Pro is upgraded with retina display that features a stunning high-resolution screen. The device also comes with a...

2.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Mohnish Pabrai Dhandho. Heads I win; Tails I don’t lose much @Google

Hot off the press Mohnish Pabrai, Dhandho. Heads I win; Tails I don’t lose much Published on Jul 29, 2014 The Dhandho Investor:  In a straightforward and accessible manner, The Dhandho Investor lays out the powerful framework of value...

3.4 hours on valuewalk.com

Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

 Facebook wants to help other businesses sell things, so it’s done selling its own. Facebook Gifts will shut down on August 12th and stop selling gift cards for businesses like Starbucks and iTunes. Facebook tells me no layoffs will...

3.9 hours on techcrunch.com

Is Facebook learning to embrace privacy?

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg once famously said that privacy was no longer a "social norm" in a society that seemed compelled to share everything. But recent moves from Facebook signal that Zuckerberg might be changing his mind...

4.9 hours on washingtonpost.com

Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini

An Apple support page for Boot Camp mentions a 2014 Mac Mini model. If Apple does release a Mac Mini refresh, it would be the system's first update in two years. Unless somebody made a typo, Apple may be planning a 2014 refresh of the Mac Mini...

5.4 hours on gigaom.com

Microsoft's Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras?

A short time ago, I worried aloud that I had lost one of the Windows Phones PCWorld keeps on hand for testing. A colleague snickered. “Why would anyone steal a Windows Phone?” she asked. A good question—and I worry further that...

5.8 hours on pcworld.com

Windows 8.1 Now On Microcomputer Thanks To Microsoft, Intel

Microsoft and Intel worked together to create a development board for Windows and Android  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) wants to take Windows 8.1 to new heights. The personal computer operating system giant recently teamed up with...

5.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Google Docs, Sheets And Slides Get New Home Screens With A Taste Of Material Design

 Google has rolled out a new look for its Docs, Sheets and Slides productivity web app suite, with new homepages for each that present your content in a visual grid and that introduce just a hint of Material Design into the look and feel of the...

6 hours on techcrunch.com

Microsoft Now Builds Nearly 95% Of All Windows Phones

 The Microsoft-Nokia deal closed, and Microsoft now builds and sells millions of phones each month. But more to the point, Microsoft now builds 94.5 percent of all Windows Phone devices. That’s according to adduplex, an advertising...

6.2 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple's Q3 2014 Earnings Release

By Nitish. Read more » »Related Stocks:...

6.3 hours on gurufocus.com

Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations

Apple’s been on a bit of an acquisition kick over the last couple years, and it seems to be continuing apace. This week, the company has confirmed the acquisition of two separate firms, both of which may help improve the company’s...

6.7 hours on macworld.com

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Google Inc (GOOGL) and Facebook Inc (FB) Can Surge Your Profits: Daniel Chung

Daniel Chung, CEO, Fred Alger Management is bullish on tech stocks like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). He discussed the reasons why he feels investing in technology stocks is the best option...

7.1 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple TV gets two new apps: Fox Now and CNBC

One of the things you can't find on the Apple TV is an official store for apps, but this hasn't kept the tiny box from becoming a solid device for entertainment purposes. To make things better, the Apple TV is adding Fox Now and CNBC to...

7.6 hours on engadget.com

Talk Private To Me: Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Voice Calls With Signal For iPhone

 Rejoice, O lovers of privacy! For Open WhisperSystems has released Signal for iPhone, which gives any and every iPhone wielder the power to fully encrypt their calls against prying ears — and is completely compatible with...

7.6 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Purchased BookLamp To Compete Against Amazon

Apple's latest acquisition is rumored to help boost iBooks and compete against Amazon in the e-book market Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is ready to dominate the e-book market .The Cupertino-based tech giant recently acquired book analytics company...

8.1 hours on valuewalk.com

Microsoft Updates OneNote For Apple Products

 Microsoft debuted a number of changes to OneNote for Apple products — iPad, iPhone, and Mac — today that broaden the functionality of the note taking tool. Users of OneNote for Mac can now connect to OneDrive for...

8.4 hours on techcrunch.com

Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

 Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machine learning project at Google, has been used to power services like Android’s speech recognition system and photo search on Google+. Now, two of the most longstanding...

8.5 hours on techcrunch.com

Details on Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Investigations in China Over Monopoly Allegations

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is investigated by China over monopoly allegations, according to a CNBC report. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has said that it had received complaints from rival companies about...

8.7 hours on insidermonkey.com

Umbel Helps Brands Decipher the Massive Amounts of Facebook User Data Available to Them

The amount of user data available to brands on Facebook is staggering, but how can they make sense out of all the information and ensure that their campaigns are targeting the users who are most likely to be interested in their products and...

8.8 hours on allfacebook.com

Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone.Google’s yet unreleased Project Ara is a build-your-own smartphone that allows users to mix...

8.9 hours on pcworld.com

iPad to iFad: What it means for Apple stock

As the iPad loses its high-growth momentum, investors puzzle over what that means for Apple's...

9.3 hours on api-internal.usatoday.com

China Opens Microsoft Anti-Monopoly Probe

One day after raiding four of Microsoft's China offices, the Chinese government officially opened an anti-monopoly probe against the U.S.-based software giant. China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce entered four Microsoft...

9.3 hours on mashable.com

Facebook Just Killed One Of Its Main App's Most Popular Features

Facebook is betting you love talking to your Facebook friends so much that you'll download an entirely separate app for the privilege. In a matter of days, people will no longer be able to use the Facebook app on their iPhone or Android phone to...

9.3 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Were OkCupid’s and Facebook’s Experiments Unethical?

It’s been an interesting month for online social science experiments, between Facebook’s research into emotional contagion and now OkCupid’s study of perceived compatibility. The two experiments had very different objectives, but both...

9.4 hours on blogs.hbr.org

Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet

There are many ways to get files from your PC to a mobile Android device. One of our favorite methods around here is the super useful AirDroid for Android. But a recent feature from the free app Pushbullet for Android and iOS recently...

9.6 hours on pcworld.com

The Week in Mac Accessories: Bountiful bags

Bountiful bagsThis week's roundup of new Mac gear includes new options for carrying your MacBook, as well as a way to protect it from spilled milk.BlueloungeThe $18 Kickflip is a hinge that elevates the back edge of your Macbook, if you prefer a...

9.9 hours on macworld.com

Microsoft, Amazon target climate change with cloud computing grants

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services both announced research grant programs on Tuesday, promising millions of hours of cloud computing resources to winning researchers, as well as access to mountains of government data. Microsoft, Amazon target climate...

10.4 hours on gigaom.com

Apple TV gets CNBC, Fox Now apps

Apple TV got a few more apps Tuesday, including a CNBC app that offers access to a live stream of the business news network as well as full episodes and clips. Viewers who want to watch CNBC live, or catch up on full shows, do need to sign...

10.4 hours on gigaom.com

Pricing Strategy for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Xbox in China

The Chinese government finally ended a 13-year old ban on gaming consoles paving way from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to launch its first ever console in the country. Microsoft has already started taking orders from online retailer JD.Com Inc....

10.6 hours on insidermonkey.com

The Time Has Come: Facebook Forcing Smartphone Users To Download Separate Messaging App

(afagen)Have the urge to send a Facebook message to your ex at goodness knows what time in the morning saying Zeus only knows what? If you want to make that mistake on your phone, soon you’ll have to download the social network’s...

10.6 hours on consumerist.com

OneNote on iOS and Mac now lets you attach files

Like it or not, school is fast approaching. However, Microsoft thinks it can make the fall semester a little more bearable with big updates to OneNote on both iOS and the Mac. Both apps now let you attach files to your notes; you can include...

10.6 hours on engadget.com

Why are chefs leaving the Big Apple

Lower costs, less competition and diverse ingredients are prompting chefs like Daniel Kayser to leave NYC. The NYT...

10.7 hours on cnbc.com

How Will Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Be Affected By This Investigation?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft shares may be affected after China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce announced that it was conducting an anti-monopoly investigation of the company.Officials from the SAIC raided the company's...

10.8 hours on thestreet.com

Cortana: Will Microsoft’s Rampant A.I. Soon Infect Apple Devices?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)took several jabs at Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri in a recently launched commercial that touts its own voice-activated personal assistant, called Cortana. In the commercial, an iPhone 5S with Siri is compared to a Lumia 635...

10.8 hours on wallstcheatsheet.com

Study: Retargeting on Facebook Leads To Higher CTR, Lower Mobile CPM

More advertisers are discovering Facebook’s complex ad models, such as retargeting via Facebook Exchange and Website Custom Audiences. How effective can these techniques be? A new study by AdRoll, a Facebook Exchange partner, showed that by...

10.8 hours on allfacebook.com

Apple Unveils Souped Up MacBook Pro with Retina Display

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple released the latest versions of its MacBook Pro with Retina display just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, with faster chips and double the memory. Apple also cut the price of...

10.8 hours on thestreet.com

STUDY: GOOGLE security flaw leaves Android phones vulnerable to hack...

STUDY: GOOGLE security flaw leaves Android phones vulnerable to hack...(Third column, 11th story, link) ...

10.9 hours on drudgereportfeed.com

The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file

Quacks like a … fileIn this week’s Mac app roundup, you’ll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn’t need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.Cyberduck 4.5.1Developer David...

10.9 hours on macworld.com

Two new Lumias and a high-end HTC device are rumored to round out the Windows Phone lineup

Looks like the Windows Phone device family is going to get larger, according to a series of leaks. In the coming months, expect a high-end HTC phone and two new Lumias running Microsoft's mobile OS. Two new Lumias and a high-end HTC device are...

11.3 hours on gigaom.com

Fox, CNBC, others now streaming on Apple TV

The Apple TV might not yet rival the hundreds of channels on your cable box, but that’s not to say they aren’t getting close. On Tuesday morning, the company added a few more options to its set-top streaming box, including some aimed at...

11.9 hours on macworld.com

Engadget giveaway: win an iPad mini and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition courtesy of younity!

Summer has long been the season of vacations, beach outings and BBQs, and that means documenting every possible moment on camera. It helps to have your tunes close at hand, too, in case the party's about to jump off. The task of copying...

11.9 hours on engadget.com

Privacy Groups Take Aim at Facebook’s Tracking of Users’ Outside Browsing

Facebook’s announcement last month that it will include data from non-Facebook websites and applications in its ad preferences tool did not sit well with two privacy advocacy groups. (more…) New Career Opportunities...

12 hours on allfacebook.com

This iPhone Case Does Away With The Worst Part Of Selfies

You know the dumb-looking half-arm thing that happens when you take a selfie? If you don't know what we're talking about, it looks a little like this... Well, there's now a way to do away with this photo-ruining forearm: an unofficial...

12 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Will iPhone 6 Really Include Sapphire Glass?

A report on Monday from Taiwan-based Trendforce has cast some doubt over whether Apple will use a full sapphire glass cover in the coming iPhone...

12 hours on 247wallst.com

Stocks get no search love on Google

Americans have dialed back on Google searches for traditional assets like stocks and bonds and are instead looking more for Kickstarter and...

12.2 hours on money.cnn.com

Apple TV Gets CNBC And FOX NOW Channels

 Apple continues to fill out its Apple TV content library, with two new additions to the device today including a CNBC channel with live broadcasts and FOX NOW, the on-demand app for the network that includes episodes of Glee, Family Guy and...

12.4 hours on techcrunch.com

Microsoft: 2 Big Developments to watch out for!

By Riddhi Kharkia. Read more » »Related Stocks:...

12.4 hours on gurufocus.com

China investigates Microsoft over monopoly worries

Microsoft just can't catch a break from China these days. The country's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has raided Microsoft offices in four cities over concerns that the company may be violating anti-monopoly laws. While...

12.4 hours on engadget.com

Windows Phone's Cortana taps Foursquare to suggest nearby places of interest

Cortana, the virtual assistant built into Windows Phone 8.1, is becoming more like a travel guide with recommendations from Foursquare. A user on Reddit first spotted the new feature, which uses your location to suggest nearby restaurants, bars, and...

12.5 hours on pcworld.com

Apple (AAPL) Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple announced a refresh of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display line Tuesday with faster Intel processors and a lower price tag for one 15-inch model. Shares of Apple were falling -0.3% to $98.75. The refreshed...

12.5 hours on thestreet.com

Facebook Inc (FB), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Are Earnings Standouts

Internet companies like Facebook and Netflix are leading the way in Internet earnings so far this time aroundIn the second week of earnings, we saw some strong results, particularly from the Internet sector. Two companies that didn’t disappoint...

12.6 hours on valuewalk.com

iPhone 6 Coming At Right Time As World Moves to Large Smartphones

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Consumers are increasingly moving towards larger smartphones, according to a new global survey from Netbiscuits,  which should be welcomed news for Apple and its upcoming iPhone. According to the Q2 Global Web Trends...

12.6 hours on thestreet.com

Tech Today: GLW Misses; LVLT Beats; China Probes MSFT; iPhone Security Holes?

Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Corning (GLW) is down nearly 7% after reporting a mixed second quarter, with an EPS miss overshadowing better-than-expected revenue. Level 3 Communications (LVLT) is up more than 4% as its second...

12.8 hours on blogs.barrons.com

Qualcomm top exec Peggy Johnson said to be on her way to Microsoft

Qualcomm EVP Peggy Johnson is leaving the company that’s been her home for 24 years, a source tells Gigaom. And according to a report in Re/Code, she’s departing for Microsoft to take on a high-level executive...

12.8 hours on gigaom.com

Meet Microsoft's Sharks Cove: A Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1

Microsoft has never been ashamed to copy smaller companies if a trend proves popular enough, and its latest homage is dedicated to pint-sized PCs like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards. Hoping to show that Windows can run on just about...

12.9 hours on pcworld.com

Stocks flat ... but keep eye on UPS and Apple

Read full story for latest...

13 hours on money.cnn.com

Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster processors

Apple has doubled the RAM in its Retina MacBook Pros across the entire line, while also adding slightly improved processors and price cuts for select models. Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros get updates with doubled RAM and slightly faster...

13.4 hours on gigaom.com

Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299. ...

13.8 hours on reuters.com

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Hess Corp. (HES), Colony Financial Inc (CLNY): Tim Mullen’s Swift Run’s Picks and Pans

Tim Mullen’s Swift Run Capital Management recently disclosed with the SEC its long equity positions as of the end of the second quarter of 2014. This fund holds an equity portfolio valued at more than $228 million. It focuses on financial stocks,...

13.9 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

Been holding out for the latest update to the MacBook Pro line? Hold out no longer: Apple on Tuesday quietly issued a small speed bump to its professional notebook line, bringing new processors to the laptops.The upgrades see the intro-level and...

14.3 hours on macworld.com

Facebook begins move to messaging app

After testing the strategy in Europe, Facebook said that the rest of world will also have to switch very soon. NBC News...

14.6 hours on cnbc.com

Facebook Messenger: A Weeks Time To Download App

Facebook has given users one-week time to download the new messenger app, which up till now was being tested in Europe.Facebook Messenger Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), in April, announced that it will start a separate Facebook Messenger app for the mobile...

14.6 hours on valuewalk.com

Will Protection of Microsoft in China Cost the Jobs of Manufacturing Workers?

The NYT had an article reporting on the possibility that China will use anti-monopoly laws and other regulations to limit Microsoft's operations in the country. This raises an interesting issue. Presumably the Obama administration will step in to...

14.6 hours on cepr.net

Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel Convert Facebook Class-B Shares to Class-A

Facebook Directors Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel converted class-B shares in Facebook to class-A and detailed other transactions in Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, while Vice President of Business and...

14.6 hours on allfacebook.com

Can Apple Restore the Luster of the iPad?

Filed under: Company News, Apple, Earnings, Computer Industry, Investing Lee Jin-man/AP Apple (AAPL) hit fresh 52-week highs this week, with smartphones accounting for more than half of its sales. Apple sold 13 percent more iPhones than it did a year...

14.8 hours on dailyfinance.com

Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office

China has opened an anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft over problems arising from its Windows and Office software, a government regulator said on Tuesday, a day after it conducted surprise raids of the company’s offices in the...

14.9 hours on pcworld.com

Why sapphire iPhone screens could be Apple's next big thing

Many years ago, when Apple’s idea of a smartphone was the Rokr and the company wasn’t yet racking in billions of dollars by the bucketful, a friend of mine came to me with a rather unique problem: The plastic screen of his iPod...

14.9 hours on macworld.com

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Upgraded MacBook Pros Unveiled

UPDATE: 7:37AM EST: Apple has just unveiled the Macbook Pro more details from AppleInsider Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would soon announce new updated 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the professional notebooks with more power. It is expected that the newer...

15.3 hours on valuewalk.com

China Investigates Microsoft

Chinese officials said they are investigating whether Microsoft violated Chinese antimonopoly laws, citing compatibility issues with the tech firm's Windows and Office...

15.5 hours on online.wsj.com

Microsoft and Intel's latest development board will cost you $300

Intel may reign supreme in the desktop and laptop space, but ARM is eating its lunch almost everywhere else. That's not something the chipmaker can ignore, which is why it's having another crack at the hobby / developer market with Sharks...

15.6 hours on engadget.com

Google Wallet vs. Amazon Wallet: Which mobile payment app deserves to manage your money?

Google aims to make carrying a physical wallet obsolete with its Google Wallet app. By connecting a card or bank account, you can use the app to pay for anything at a retailer that supports Near Field Communication (NFC) payments, just by touching the...

15.9 hours on pcworld.com

Folder Tidy review: End the chaos of your unorganized Mac files

As long as the Mac has stored files in virtual folders, those folders have been messy. So over the years, a variety of products have come along to help you clean those folders up. Hazel is perhaps the best known of these. But if Hazel is overkill for...

15.9 hours on macworld.com

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook’s plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.The groups, gathered in the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)...

16 hours on pcworld.com

Huawei Success Threatens iPhone Sales

Despite the success of smartphone sales, as is true with almost any other business, there are only so many customers to go around. Huawei announced its smartphone sales rose 62% in the first...

16.1 hours on 247wallst.com

Gates Capital Management Reveals New 5.1% Stake In USG Corporation (USG)

Jeffrey Gates believes it is a good time to buy USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) and has initiated a position for his fund, Gates Capital Management. As reported in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gates Capital has...

16.6 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro Line With Speedier Chips, More Memory

Apple has quietly updated its entire Retina MacBook Pro line of laptops with faster processors and more memory, while leaving the prices mostly the same as before The most powerful 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display costs $1,799 and offers a 2.8GHz,...

17 hours on mashable.com

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

 Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries...

17.6 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple gives Retina MacBook Pros a speed boost ahead of Yosemite rollout

After rumors surfaced yesterday about an incoming MacBook Pro refresh, Apple's store went down earlier today, and now, hey presto! New MacBook Pros. The new models haven't changed significantly, but look to be better equipped to handle the...

17.6 hours on engadget.com

Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese anti-trust probe

BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday. ...

23.1 hours on reuters.com

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: $187 Billion Lie – Follow Up

Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC) 187 billion dollar lie : follow up via TimHoward717.com I want to follow up a little on the 187...

23.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Apple's Beats Deal Gets EU Nod

European Union antitrust regulators have approved Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the music-streaming service and headphone maker founded by the rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy...

24.4 hours on online.wsj.com

Facebook Wants Slingshot Panel Participants

Facebook is looking for users of its new Slingshot photo- and video-sharing application to join a panel and take part in a three-month study. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

26.2 hours on allfacebook.com

Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

If you like to send messages via Facebook when you’re on the move, get ready to download a new app.Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be removing the messaging feature from its mobile app over the next few days, and requiring people to use...

26.3 hours on pcworld.com

Feature or product, Dropbox just needs to survive Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Both Dropbox and Box have been in the news recently with the two companies releasing a ton of new features as they continue to try and distinguish themselves in the cloud-storage space. The problem, however, is that Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue...

26.8 hours on gigaom.com

Facebook Pushing Messenger, Removing Messages from iOS, Android Apps

Facebook users who want to send and receive messages via their iOS and Android devices will soon only be able to do so via the social network’s Messenger applications, as messaging will be removed from its flagship applications for...

27.3 hours on allfacebook.com

IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple

In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.» E-Mail...

27.5 hours on npr.org

HTC's next Windows Phone is coming to Verizon with an awkward name

More than a few eyebrows were raised when talk surfaced of an HTC One for Windows Phone. How close would it be to the Android original? Would it bring anything new to the table? And what's the name, for that matter? Thankfully, sources for...

27.6 hours on engadget.com

Facebook is about to make everyone use the standalone Messenger app

It's been coming coming, but Facebook told TechCrunch today that the time is just about here -- starting "over the next few days" everyone will need Messenger to chat directly with their Facebook friends on mobile devices (iOS, Android...

28.6 hours on engadget.com

With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

 Apple’s acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound friends. When we combine this information with the...

28.9 hours on techcrunch.com

Fitbit comes to WP8, making it the only activity tracker that syncs directly to a Windows phone

Internet of things gadgets usually never stray far from Android and iOS, but Fitbit has decided to add Windows Phone to its list of supported platforms. Fitbit comes to WP8, making it the only activity tracker that syncs directly to a Windows phone...

29.4 hours on gigaom.com

Fitbit narrowly misses becoming the first activity tracker for Windows Phone

With Fitbit’s release of a native Windows Phone app on Monday, Microsoft has taken the first steps of its marathon to catch up to Android and iOS in wearables. What many don’t realize is that Microsoft has already released its own...

29.5 hours on pcworld.com

Facebook Is Now Forcing Everyone Download Messenger If They Want To Chat On Mobile

 Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all its users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started forcing users in a few countries in...

29.5 hours on techcrunch.com

iPhone 6 Could Finally Have NFC [PHOTOS]

Some new photos that allegedly are of components for the iPhone 6 have arrived along with a couple of fresh rumorsRumors about the iPhone 6 continue to heat up, but this latest rumor may be one of the more interesting ones. The French website Nowhere...

30.1 hours on valuewalk.com

McDonalds Asia Says Goodbye to Big Mac on Meat Supplier Recall

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- China's most recent food health scare is hurting restaurant chains and even consumers. Last week, meat processor the Husi Food Company, the Shanghai office of Illinois-based OSI Group, was accused of...

30.6 hours on thestreet.com

Chinese regulators target Microsoft, over possible antitrust concerns

Chinese regulators have visited several Microsoft offices in China, in relation to an apparent antitrust investigation. Officials from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, which investigates antitrust and other matters, visited...

30.6 hours on washingtonpost.com

Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

Facebook earlier this summer sparked criticism over a study in which it manipulated the feeds of some of its users, but the dating site OkCupid says what Facebook did is normal, and that in fact it has run its own user-behavior tests.In 2012, Facebook...

31.1 hours on pcworld.com

Facebook Inc (FB) Hits Mega-Cap, Is Dow Jones Calling?

Facebook is still a risk with a P/E of 80The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) is performing well so far this year, with new highs a regular occurrence. The index is, despite a big shake-up last year, still underperforming...

31.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Facebook's Bolt Faces Challenges Over Its Name Before It's Even Launched

Bolt — the rumored photo messaging app Facebook accidentally leaked — has't even been released, yet it's already facing potential legal threats over its name. Last week, some Instagram users reported seeing in-app ads for a...

31.4 hours on mashable.com

China puts Microsoft under official investigation

There are few details available about the nature of the...

31.5 hours on api-internal.usatoday.com

Fitbit Steps Into Windows Phone

If you've been holding back on buying a Windows Phone because you weren't able to use your Fitbit with it, that excuse is officially gone. Fitbit is launching a version of its app for Windows Phone on Monday, letting users sync and share their...

31.6 hours on mashable.com

Microsoft Stock Up, Giant Funds Use High Frequency Trading Clout

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Toward the end of June, Microsoft's  chart started to develop a compression pattern, building a solid technical support level for price just above the previous resistance level. Technical analysis should not...

31.8 hours on thestreet.com

Fitbit's activity tracking app comes to Windows Phone

If you've wanted to use activity-tracking wearables that pair with your phone, you've typically had to use Android or iOS. Windows Phone has some third-party apps that can fill in, but they're imperfect at best. As of today, though, an...

32.1 hours on engadget.com

Man Charged With Conning Apple Stores Out Of $310,000

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China comes calling on Microsoft

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Apple Buys Streaming Talk Radio and Podcast Startup Swell

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Microsoft Is Back To Bashing Apple In Latest Advertisment

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(Reuters) – U.S. real estate website operator Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock, as the U.S. real estate market continues its choppy recovery. The offer values Trulia shares at $70.53 each — a...

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How a map upstart is taking customers away from Google – with Eric Gundersen

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How to automatically add movies to your Mac media server

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Apple To Buy Swell For $30 Million, Per Report

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Apple’s Beats Acquisition Gets Approval From The European Commission

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Microsoft says government officials make sudden visit to China offices

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Apple-China Relations Greatly Responsible for Apple's Great Third Quarter

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Windows Phone's next update will support smart cases and giant devices

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Can Facebook Keep Meeting Its High Expectations?

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Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

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Apple and Samsung Both Have Tablet Problems, But Only One Has a Plan

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Microsoft flashes its 'Halo 2' remake and Atari documentary at Comic-Con

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These 3 Companies Are Making Life Difficult for Google

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iPhone 6 Phablet Release Date Set For 2015 [REPORT]

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iWatch: Five Things To Know About Apple’s Wristband

Apple may be considering a back-up name iTime for its wearable deviceApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s much-rumored iWatch is expected to be announced this fall along with the next iteration of the iPhone (likely to be named iPhone 6). Earlier this...

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Windows 9 Is Not A Band Aid, It’s Revolution

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The Week in iPad Cases: A distinguished teacup

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Apple Market Value Outlook Positive With iPhone 6 Imminent

Market analysts almost entirely positive about the short to medium-term prospects of AppleWith the release of the Apple Inc. iPhone 6 on the horizon, there has been a great deal of speculation about the pricing level at which Apple may choose to...

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Twitter or Facebook: Who Won the World Cup's Social Media Battle?

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Apple acquires BookLamp, which was once a great book recommendation site

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Marc Andreessen Calls Out Everyone Who Has Doubted Facebook Over The Years

Facebook stock blasted to new highs this week after blow-out earnings with astounding user growth and vast revenue opportunities ahead. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, who was an early Facebook investor and currently sits on the company...

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Research reveals iPhone data concerns

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones, Apple acknowledged this...

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5 Things To Ponder: Gates & Houses

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