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Mark Zuckerberg Buys 700 Acres of Hawaiian Island

Mark Zuckerberg has paid more than $100-million for a swath of land in Hawaii. The Facebook chief  bought part of Kauai, the fourth largest of the Hawaiian islands, Forbes magazine reports. His 700 acres on the north shore will include a pristine...

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Renewed battle between GOOGLE and Hollywood...

Renewed battle between GOOGLE and Hollywood...(Second column, 11th story, link)Related stories:BEST DRAMA: SONY CEO fires back at Obama...'We Have Not Caved'...Says called White House...Emails: Thought Movie Would FLOP...Security experts: FBI...

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Google+ can automatically 'enhance' your mobile video recordings

Google's no stranger to tweaking your photos automagically, and now it's extending that expertise to video. By using Google+ and its auto-backup system for your media, Mountain View says it can adjust the lighting, color, stability and, soon...

6.4 hours on engadget.com

Evernote now adds context to your memos on Android and Windows

Evernote's bringing Context, one of its more interesting announcements during its fourth conference in October, to Android and Windows. This feature, which was first made available to iOS and Mac users in November, pulls content (based on what...

8.7 hours on engadget.com

'The Interview' Twitter and Facebook accounts have been scrubbed

Traces of The Interview are disappearing quickly. The film's Facebook page and official tweets have quietly been deleted as of Saturday morning, days after Sony was pressured to cancel its theatrical release following violent threats from an...

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Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford. The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partner with traditional automakers when development of its self-driving technology is complete. "We...

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Here’s How You Can Still Make 27\% With Apple Even if You Buy Now

Michael A. Robinson writes: On October 30, 2013, I predicted that shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had a 5-to-1 chance of skyrocketing to $1,000 a share and told you folks to buy it. A little more than a year later, we have made amazing gains of...

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The ‘Apple Of China’ Raises Over $1 Billion, Valuation Skyrockets To More Than $45 Billion

Xiaomi has reportedly raised more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, which brings the valuation of China’s biggest smartphone maker to more than $45 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. The funding round — led by...

12.2 hours on businessinsider.com

These iOS tips will help you take better iPhone photos

With smartphones like the iPhone replacing point and shoot cameras, taking the best photos possible on a device that was not originally designed to be just a camera can have...

12.4 hours on search.gigaom.com

Chromebooks are getting always-on 'OK, Google' voice search

Google is ready to up the level of Chromebook voice control, judging by a new, experimental release. According to François Beaufort, you can now say "OK, Google" to activate voice search on your Chrome OS notebook anytime the screen is...

12.9 hours on engadget.com

Facebook Inc (FB) Executives Athwal And Stretch Unload Shares

2014 has been an exceptional year for Facebook Shares of the world’s largest social networking company have soared 43% year-to-date, thanks to its successful transition to mobile. Many Facebook insiders continue to cash in on the soaring stock...

14.2 hours on valuewalk.com

iPhone 7: What To Expect From Apple?

With Apple iPhone 7 rumours already appearing prominently, the hype machine which accompanies this most significant of mobile releases is already in full swing. Apple fans are already anticipating a truly outstanding smartphone release, and enthusiasts...

14.7 hours on valuewalk.com

Mobile this week: OK Google listens more; Android-powered cars

There were some interesting developments across multiple platforms this week: Microsoft started its rollout of Lumia Denim software, Apple outlined 64-bit app deadlines, and BlackBerry officially launched its new Classic...

15.1 hours on search.gigaom.com

BlackBerry Classic vs. iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5

There was a period when the name of BlackBerry was absolutely essential to the smartphone industry. At one time even using the word BlackBerry Ltd was more likely to make people think of the iconic smartphone than the common-or-garden fruit. But times...

15.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat

Remember that post Google put up this week that accused the MPAA of trying to resurrect the spirit of SOPA with the help of state prosecutors (that included evidence based on some of Sony Pictures' leaked emails)? It just turned into a lawsuit --...

16.1 hours on engadget.com

Apple’s iPad Business Is Anything but Dead

Source: Statista The world’s most valuable company continues to receive more than its fair share of sensationalism. Apple’s iPad business recently came under scrutiny after posting a lackluster quarter. Headlines used “crash” and...

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iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Now Available For Shipping In One Day

Finally, there is some good news for those who want to to buy the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this Christmas. Apple is catching up with massive demand for its latest devices. Now the Online Apple Store shows that shipping estimates for both devices in all colors...

16.7 hours on valuewalk.com

Microsoft Windows 10 Patch Grinds To A Halt

The latest Windows release, Windows 10, is undoubtedly a critical one for Microsoft. Tasked with replacing the pretty disastrous Windows 8, great things will be expected of Windows 10, a software release which Microsoft is hoping papers over the cracks...

17.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Google needs partners to actually build its self-driving car

Apparently Google's sufficiently kickstarted pursuits into autonomous driving, and is ready for some help with its own driverless cars. As the leader of the project told The Wall Street Journal, the folks in Mountain View aren't looking to...

21.9 hours on engadget.com

4K video recording comes to Microsoft Lumia devices with Denim update

Microsoft has started rolling out its 'Denim' software update for Lumia devices, bringing an improved camera and more abilities for Cortana, the voice assistant on Windows Phone. The update, detailed back in September, is a big one, bringing a...

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APPLE suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers...

APPLE suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers...(First column, 14th story, link)Related stories:Cook 'deeply offended' after BBC expose... ...

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Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more (free) 'Halo'

You know Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer has been, well, problematic since launch despite numerous patches. We know it and Microsoft does, too. And that's why it's making it up to everyone who's played it with...

26.4 hours on engadget.com

Google Play would be the perfect host for 'The Interview'

It's not looking good for The Interview. The film, which saw its release canceled in the wake of the epic Sony Pictures hack and subsequent terror threats from the hackers, may not appear on the screen of any theater for a very long time. President...

26.5 hours on mashable.com

Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

 For almost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos you upload to Google+ and starting today it will do (almost) the same with videos, too. It won’t do this automatically, though. Instead,...

28.7 hours on techcrunch.com

Leaked Sony Email: Zuckerberg Tried To Kill ‘The Social Network’ Film

It’s no secret that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was no fan of the 2010 film depicting the first few years of the company, The Social Network. But the leaked emails of Sony executives show that Zuckerberg may have gone as far as...

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Google Ventures expands interest in life sciences, has 16 exits

Google Ventures made 57 new investments this year and benefited from16 exits, according to an annual Year in Review report. The corporate investment arm of Google now had $1.6 billion under management and 282 portfolio companies. In 2014, it placed 36...

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Google Sues Mississippi Over Campaign to Restrict Searches

Google Inc. sued Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday, seeking to prevent him from enforcing a wide-ranging subpoena that has become entangled in a dispute between Google and...

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Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General

The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove links to some...

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Why Apple Is Already the Hottest Wearable Brand

Source: ipsos-na.com There’s no question that the market for wearable technology will be rapidly expanding in the coming years. According to a recent report from market research firm CCS Insight, shipments of various smart wearables reached 9.7...

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Salesforce, Microsoft Among Those Hit by 15-Year Surge in Forex Pain, Says Jefferies

Jefferies & Co.’s software analyst John DiFucci, along with colleagues Brad Zelnick, Zachary Lountzis, Kevin Dennean, Yun Kim, and Alexander Ljubich, today warn that continued pressure from foreign exchange rates will reduce estimates for many...

31.7 hours on blogs.barrons.com

Undercover Video Reveals Harsh Conditions Inside Apple Supplier Factory

An Apple supplier is violating the company's standards for worker treatment in its Chinese factories, according to a new video report from the BBC. The video, captured by an undercover reporter who got a job at a factory run by Pegatron, a Chinese...

31.8 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Swiss Watchmakers Worried About Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has yet to hit stores, but that has not stopped Swiss watchmakers from stressing out about the highly anticipated device. Many of these companies are already thinking about creating their own smartwatches to compete, and one of these...

31.8 hours on valuewalk.com

Apple: Morgan Stanley Sees Big iPhone Dec Q, March Overflow; Global Smartphone Upside

Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty today reiterated an Overweight rating on shares of Apple (AAPL), and a $126 price target, after concluding that demand for the recently refreshed iPhone line is tracking higher than she’d expected, amidst an...

31.8 hours on blogs.barrons.com

Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions

 Apple was the subject of a recent investigative report by BBC’s Panorama program, which presented as part of its findings various instances where suppliers of the Mac maker violated Apple’s own stated standards for its...

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Study: Facebook’s Audience Network Outperforms News Feed, Display In KPIs

How effective is Facebook’s Audience Network? A new study by Fiksu looked at the Audience Network performance of eight of its clients, finding that Audience Network ads outperformed News Feed and display in key areas such as average revenue...

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Facebook Messenger add-on lets you cover photos in emoji

Facebook Messenger, the social network's message app, is getting some Christmas-themed updates on Android on Friday. The biggest one is Stickered, a lightweight add-on app that allows Facebook users to add stickers to photos and send them through...

32.2 hours on mashable.com

BBC Shows Apple Inc. Working Conditions, CEO Cook Responds [VIDEO]

Following a BBC Documentary showing exhausted workers in China, Apple’s Tim Cook answers personally. Firstly, in the interest of full-disclosure, I do hold Apple stock. I don’t, however think this precludes me for commenting on these...

32.3 hours on valuewalk.com

Microsoft Lumia Denim update goes to older phones first, snubbing flagship Icon

Microsoft said Friday that while two older midrange Lumia phones will receive its Denim update in just a few days, Lumia Icon owners will have to wait until 2015 to receive it, breaking an earlier Microsoft promise.Microsoft said Friday that...

32.4 hours on pcworld.com

New Apple Patent May Solve Touch ID’s Fifth Amendment Problem

Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Apple pushed smartphone security to the next level when it introduced the Touch ID fingerprint sensor system on the iPhone 5S in 2013. Not only did the biometric authentication system provide users with a...

32.6 hours on wallstcheatsheet.com

Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF March 25-26 2015

 Facebook more news to share at f8 than can fit in a single day, so it’s adding a second for its developer conference now slated for March 25th and 26th, 2015 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Registration for...

32.8 hours on techcrunch.com

Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers

Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.» E-Mail...

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Chromebooks get an always listening “OK Google” command

Over the last year, Google added the "OK Google" hotword to both the Chrome browser and Chrome OS computers. It works well but there's a catch: You need to be...

33.4 hours on search.gigaom.com

Report: Google plans to build Android software right into your car

Google is reportedly planning to build its connected car platform Android Auto directly into vehicles. Reuters is reporting that the integration would differ from how Android Auto already allows users to sync their cars to an Android device. With Android...

33.8 hours on mashable.com

Facebook's Instagram Is Worth So Many Billions You Won't Believe It

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (TheStreet) -- The law of truly large numbers seems to apply to Facebook -owned photo social network Instagram, which announced last week that it has 300 million active users. The milestone member number makes Instagram...

33.8 hours on thestreet.com

VirnetX's stock jumps 16% after patent dispute with Microsoft settled

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news. ...

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Take an Ad App from im.mk Enables Easy Creation of Facebook Local Awareness Ads via iPhone

Digital marketing agency im.mk, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, released an updated version of its iOS application aimed at allowing page administrators to quickly and easily create Facebook ads on their iPhones, and Take an...

34.3 hours on allfacebook.com

Instagram Valuation is Now $35 Billion; Facebook PT Raised to $91

The decision of Facebook to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 is definitely rewarding as the photo and video sharing platform’s valuation increased significantly to a staggering $35 billion. Citigroup said its $35 billion valuation for...

34.5 hours on valuewalk.com

Facebook Launches Separate “Stickers For Messenger” App That Lets You Paste Images On Your Photos

 Today Facebook is releasing a new app called “Stickers For Messenger” that lets you pick a photo, resize and paste a Facebook Sticker on top, and send it to a friend. “Stickers and photos are two of the most...

34.9 hours on techcrunch.com

Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it

Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup...

34.9 hours on engadget.com

Is Apple Inc. (AAPL) A Cheap Stock Or A Blue Chip Stock?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been among the top stocks in 2014, with stock price going up by more than 40% in 2014. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) also achieved the status of the company with highest market cap ever as it crossed 700 billion market cap. Many...

35.2 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple Condemns BBC Reports About Factory And Tin Supplier Conditions

34.4 hours on consumerist.com

Earlier this week, the BBC aired an hourlong documentary program on conditions for workers in factories assembling Apple products in China, and conditions in tin mines in Indonesia that supply Apple. Factory footage showed iPhone assemblers begging for...

Cook 'deeply offended' after BBC expose...

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Cook 'deeply offended' after BBC expose...(First column, 17th story, link)Related stories:APPLE suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers... ...

BBC documentary highlights conditions at a Chinese iPhone factory, but is it all Apple's fault?

35.9 hours on macworld.com

I’ve worked at a lot of different jobs in my life, but there are a few I’d never like to try: picking crops on a farm, working in a chicken processing plant, and working in any kind of factory. The relentless assembly lines and the noise...

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Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts

 Milliseconds make a difference when it comes to chat. The less lag, the more it feels like being in the same room. But with texting, we lost the cues like nods and “mmhmm”s that tell you someone heard what you said. Today...

35.4 hours on techcrunch.com

Android Auto, baked directly into cars: Google may want it, but whether automakers do is unclear

Google may be planning to build its Android Auto infotainment system directly into car dashboards next year, but obstacles abound. Direct vehicle integration would be a feature of Android M, which, according to Reuters' unnamed sources may...

36 hours on pcworld.com

Google files lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general

Google filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi attorney general on Friday, accusing Jim Hood of using his office to wage an unlawful campaign against the Internet giant.In its suit, Google points to e-mails released as part of a massive...

36.1 hours on washingtonpost.com

HP Stream 13 Notebook Review: A Super-Affordable Windows Laptop

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Is the world ready for another round of inexpensive Windows laptops? Remember those cheap, slow, under-powered "netbooks" from a few years ago? Can such devices compete with increasingly popular Chromebook...

36.2 hours on thestreet.com

Facebook Inc (FB) Is A Social Network & Twitter Inc (TWTR) Is An Information Network: Nihal Mehta

Social media space is more crowded than ever and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc (NASDAQ:TWTR) has been the top contenders in the space for quite some time. Both these social media giants fight it out for dominance in the social media space,...

36.4 hours on insidermonkey.com

Google's Upcoming Android Technology To Lure Car Buyers

By reports.droy. Read more » »Related Stocks: GOOG,...

36.6 hours on gurufocus.com

Facebook Adds App Events Support to Unity SDK

Facebook announced that it is extending support for app events to games using the Unity software-development kit. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

36.7 hours on allfacebook.com

Google Doesn’t Recognize Itself Anymore, Marks Own Email As Spam

Google’s looking at the man in the mirror.Though it’s usually the place where fake Rolex offers, male enhancement drugs and princes from Ghana go to die, it’s always a good idea to check your spam folder. Because even Google...

37.1 hours on consumerist.com

Microsoft Corporation Sues Tech Support Scammers

Microsoft is reportedly suing scammers who disguise as tech support. Nearly 1/3 of citizens in the United States were contacted by fake tech support scammers. This particular problem is nothing new. For many years, people have been contacted by...

37.3 hours on valuewalk.com

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing ringtones and explicit radio

Another iOS update, another round of bugs. This time, a recent update to iOS 8 deleted ringtones and alert tones. I explain how to get them back. I also look at using multiple Apple IDs in the iTunes Store and App Store, discuss not being able to...

37.4 hours on macworld.com

Will Google (GOOGL) Stock React Today to New Android Operating System?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Google is working on a version of its Android operating system that will be built directly into cars, allowing drivers to enjoy the benefits of being connected to the Internet, Reuters reports. The Mountain View, CA-based...

37.9 hours on thestreet.com

Apple (AAPL) Stock Declining Today Amid Allegations of Poor Working Conditions in China

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Apple turned red, trading lower by 0.46% to $112.14 Friday morning, after allegations of poor working conditions at the company's suppliers working on the iPhone 6 in China, by U.K. broadcaster BBC. ...

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If You're Appalled That Apple Uses Tin From Child-Labor Mud Mines, You Should Stop Buying iPhones (And Lots Of Other Things)

The BBC traced Apple's supply chain back to its roots and found that, among other things, tin used in iPhones comes from dangerous mud mines in Indonesia that employ and kill children and that Chinese people who assemble iPhones work such long hours...

38.2 hours on businessinsider.com

German Carmakers Wary of Google’s Android Auto

Tech titan Google Inc.’s push into into the auto sector is starting to worry German carmakers. Google’s Android Auto is facing growing opposition in Germany, where carmakers such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz are balking and lawmakers seek to...

38.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Facebook Inc Testing New Feature To Sell Goods In Groups

Facebook Inc has come up with a new feature ‘Sell Something,’ which is only available for some users, according to a report from the Next Web. Using this new feature, users will be able to sell goods when posting to the group. The selling...

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Apple (AAPL) Stock Higher Today on Higher Expected iPhone Demand

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Apple are up 0.08% to $112.74 in pre-market trading after Morgan Stanley said its tracker indicates a 67 million unit demand for the iPhone in the December quarter, above its estimate of 62 million units and...

39.2 hours on thestreet.com

Will Facebook (FB) Stock Be Helped by Higher Price Target Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Facebook are slightly down 0.09% to $78.33 in pre-market trading Friday, after the social media giant had its price target raised to $91 from $86 by analysts at Citigroup this morning. Analysts at the firm...

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SNAP: Woman Assaults Grandmother For Not Accepting FACEBOOK Friend Request...

SNAP: Woman Assaults Grandmother For Not Accepting FACEBOOK Friend Request...(Third column, 16th story, link) ...

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Apple's Tim Cook "deeply offended" by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatment

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he's "deeply offended" by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been criticized before over poor working...

40.1 hours on engadget.com

Study: More teens are fleeing from Facebook

An iStrategyLabs report from January 2014 caused quite a ruffle among the Facebook top brass and investors, as it indicated that teens are leaving the ubiquitous social platform Now, a Thursday report from Frank N. Magid Associates Inc. (via Bloomberg)...

40.3 hours on mashable.com

The Week in iPhone Cases: Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyone

Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyoneThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has a focus on versatility. These cases can carry your credit cards, provide a comfortable way to watch movies, and more. Plus, of course, we included a...

40.4 hours on macworld.com

Bill Gates, Madrona leads $15 mln round for Echodyne

Bill Gates and Madrona Venture Group have led an initial $15 million round of funding for Echodyne Corp. Vulcan Capital, Lux Capital, The Kresge Foundation and others also invested. Bellevue, Wash.-based Echodyne, the fourth spin-out from Intellectual...

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Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

Microsoft wants to help Android, iOS and Windows apps run offline as well as online, offering a way to improve app responsiveness and functionality when network coverage is bad or non-existent.In an age of always-connected smartphones, it might seem...

40.8 hours on pcworld.com

Apple Inc. To Charge Local VAT Taxes In EU

Apple Inc. will amend its VAT rates for apps in all European territories starting Jan. 1, according to an official email sent to iTunes Connect members. Apple Insider reader Gregg, who provided the letter, noted that the new policy will probably...

41.1 hours on valuewalk.com

Microsoft files suit against alleged tech support scammers

Microsoft is finally cracking down on scammers who offer to fix non-existent computer problems for hundreds of dollars. In a first strike, Microsoft sued several U.S. companies it said are involved in fake tech support scams.For years, people have...

41.2 hours on pcworld.com

Send last-minute holiday photo cards right from your iPhone or iPad

Oh crap—it’s less than a week until Christmas. Seriously, when did that happen? I barely registered it was getting so late in December until the holiday cards started showing up in my mailbox. I love getting cards (especially photo...

41.8 hours on macworld.com

Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014

Setting the stage for 2015Apple had a blockbuster year. New iPhones, new iPads, a mobile payment solution that might actually change the way we pay, and an entirely new product category in Apple Watch.That’s not to say there weren’t missteps:...

41.8 hours on macworld.com

The MPAA is playing politics to help topple Google

Google sees itself as an unbiased index of the web, saying that it only removes results when lawmakers deem them to be illegal. Unfortunately, that's not an argument that holds much sway with the movie studios, still smarting after the heavy-handed...

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Google accuses Hollywood of reviving "censorship" war

Internet giant Google has accused a Hollywood trade association of reviving a campaign to "censor" the...

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The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps

Have you wondered which are the most expensive iPhone apps? We all love getting the newest apps on the market and showing off to our friends just how avant-garde we are when it comes to the latest technology. But no matter how much we like being cool and...

43.8 hours on insidermonkey.com

Apple Stops Online Sales And Raises App Prices By 100% In Russia (AAPL)

Apple has completely stopped sales in its online Apple Store and dramatically increased its app prices in Russia following the collapse of the ruble and out of control price inflation in the country, 9to5mac reports.  Today, the company told...

43.9 hours on businessinsider.com

Apple suppliers accused of poor condtions

Working conditions at the companies that supply parts for Apple were in the spotlight Friday, after an investigation by the...

44.9 hours on cnbc.com

Google Android will be built into cars

Google is planning to build Android directly into cars, allowing drivers to use the Internet without plugging in...

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Microsoft's new Lumia update adds 4K recording and more to a few Windows Phones

Some Lumia owners will be able to take photos more quickly these holidays -- and they might be better, too -- now that Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest software update called Denim. We say "some," because only Lumia 830, Lumia 930,...

46.4 hours on engadget.com

The best iPad apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and a new lineup of tablets from Apple, iPad users got some pretty big updates in 2014. Of course, major hardware and software updates also means a slew of new and better-than-ever apps. With all-new ways to tell stories, shoot and edit...

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Google Inc (GOOGL) Up For More Revisions: Dan Nathan

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s recent slide has put into question the targets that the tech giant was expected to achieve by the end of this year and also in the next. On CNBC, Dan Nathan of ‘Fast Money’ expressed his concern...

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Google Rips MPAA For Allegedly Leveraging Local Government To Revive SOPA

Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition...

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You can now explore Google Street View with virtual reality

Google Cardboard, the tech giant's low-cost virtual reality headset that's literally made of cardboard and works with phones, is now compatible with Street View. Google announced on Tuesday that users can wear the headset and experience Google...

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Freddie Mac: "Mortgage Rates Find New Lows for 2014"

Friday:• At 10:00 AM ET, Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) for November 2014• At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for December.From Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Find New Lows for 2014 Freddie Mac today...

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Google Claims 2015 Will Be A “Moment” For Surveillance Reform

 Google thinks that next year will be a big moment for surveillance reform. So much so that the company set up a special page on its ‘Take Action’ hub, asking individuals to sign something akin to a petition of sorts to...

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Facebook Tool Allows Developers to Test How Their Apps Perform with Graph API 2.0

With Facebook’s upgrade to Graph API 2.0 and depreciation of Graph API 1.0 set for April 30, the social network announced the release of a tool to allow developers to preview how their applications will perform after upgrading. ...

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Microsoft's Lumia Denim release is coming for Windows Phone

Microsoft confirmed Thursday that it had begun rolling out its Lumia “Denim” update for WIndows Phone, officially bringing Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and improved camera functionality for supported devices.Microsoft is pushing Denim...

2 days on pcworld.com

Apple Inc. Stock In 2015: Products And Margins

Apple Inc. shares have been pulling back as the year winds down, but will this trend continue? Analysts at Barclays and Goldman Sachs think the pullback offers a potential buying opportunity for investors. Both remain Buy-rated on Apple and have...

2 days on valuewalk.com

Reuters: Google's 'Android M' project hooks cars directly to the internet

If Reuters' rumors are true, then apparently the folks at Mountain View think the Android Auto overlays rolling out this year don't go far enough. Citing unnamed sources, it indicates an Android M initiative that's built directly into cars...

2 days on engadget.com

What Does Hollywood Really Think of Google?

Source: Twitter.com/TheInternship Emails leaked in the recent Sony hack show that major powers in Hollywood are working together to stop Google. Hollywood not only believes that Google enables online piracy — despite tweaks to its algorithm to...

2 days on wallstcheatsheet.com

Google 'to put Android directly into cars'

Search giant Google plans to use Android operating system to control a car's entertainment and navigation features, but could also gather huge amounts of data about driving...

2 days on telegraph.co.uk

Jabil Rises on Apple iPhone Quarter; Too Much of a Good Thing?

Shares of contract electronics assembler Jabil Circuit (JBL) today rose 89 cents, or 4.4%, to close at $20.96, after the company yesterday afternoon beat fiscal Q1 expectations, and offered a better than expected quarterly and yearly outlook,...

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How Microsoft redesigned the Surface Pro for the NFL

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million -- though neither party ever confirmed this. Powered by the...

2 days on engadget.com

Google Maps Now Has Virtual Reality Support

Google Maps now has virtual reality support with Google Cardboard. The latter a nifty piece of cardboard that works with Android phones to create a virtual experience. Users can purchase a pre-made version or make their own. One of Google...

2 days on valuewalk.com

An iPad app can land your plane if the engine quits

If the engine quits in a small plane, it's not the end of the world -- just glide to the nearest airport and make a dead-stick landing. Simple, right? Sure, if the pilot makes perfect, lightning-quick decisions. Since we're only human,...

2 days on engadget.com

Google Inc, Twitter Inc Upgraded By Pivotal

Although analysts at Pivotal Research have been negative on both Google Inc and Twitter Inc for some time, they’ve apparently had a change of heart. They have upgraded the stocks of both technology companies from Hold to Buy. Google...

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Duet Makes Your iPad A No-Compromise Display For Your Mac

 iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi at that, with unwatchable video performance,...

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Microsoft sues fake tech support service, warns of holiday scams

Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a bogus tech support service that allegedly used the company's name to persuade victims, many of them seniors, to pay hundreds of dollars for...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes Human Rights Campaign Contribution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. The...

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The Week in iOS Apps: The latest from Google, MSN, and more

The latest from Google, MSN, and moreSome of the biggest names in the computer industry have new or fresh iOS apps available this week. Read on!Email+This $3 app is supposed to make email on your iOS device a frictionless experience—if you...

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Google gives Inbox by Gmail handy upgrades for tablets and Android Wear

Google faithfuls get a nice little stocking stuffer for the holidays: Better integration of Inbox with Android Wear smartwatches and tablets. Because you're into Google's ecosystem enough to have snagged an invite to Google's radical...

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Housing Trust Fund Comments Highlight The Gridlock Over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

When Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt spoke to the Senate last month, he reaffirmed that he was committed to following Congress’s lead on Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac /...

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Swiss Watchmaker Gets Serious About Apple Watch Threat

Source: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images While it remains to be seen if the Apple Watch will have any impact on the traditional timepiece industry, there is at least one watchmaker that isn’t taking any chances. According to Reuters, TAG Heuer...

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Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Line, the messaging app from Japan, has acquired MixRadio, the free music-streaming service Microsoft gained through its Nokia acquisition, the companies announced Thursday.The deal gives Line, already popular with 170 million monthly active users, a...

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Say farewell to 'Colbert Report' with a Google Street View studio tour

The Colbert Report ends on Thursday, as host Stephen Colbert gears up to become the next host of The Late Show. But for those of us who never made it into the studio audience, Google is offering a tiny silver lining. Adding to its Google Maps Street View...

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.1.1; Learn How This Might Impact You

Apple Inc. has now stopped signing iOS 8.1.1 which means that anyone who was thinking about upgrading or downgrading to iOS 8.1.1 can no longer do so. This also means that you will no longer be able to restore to iOS 8.1.1, and you will be forced to...

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Apple Seeks Apple Pay Engineer Before Launch In China

Apple Inc. is preparing for the expansion of Apple Pay into China’s market. The company is seeking engineers from Shanghai in its latest job posting, which was initially discovered by Apple Insider. Apple Pay expansion kicks off with job...

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Facebook in 2130: More dead than alive?

By now, anyone who's used social media long enough probably knows at least one person who has passed away, but whose profile page...

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Facebook Revamps Right-Hand Column on iPad App

Facebook is rolling out an update to its iPad application that features a revamped right-hand column (in landscape mode only), which now includes birthdays, events, Trending and a new My Games section, Engadget reported. ...

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VHX Introduces An iPhone App And Library So You Can View Your Whole Video Collection In One Place

 To make it easier for VHX customers to keep track of their content, the company is introducing a Library where all their purchased videos will be stored. Users can now view their library on the VHX website itself, or they can access it through...

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Google Maps sneaks virtual reality Easter egg into Street View

When Google announced Cardboard at its I/O conference, it seemed like a one-time party trick: You pair an Android phone with Google’s cheap viewer to experience virtual reality—an accessible first taste for anyone who...

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Facebook Tests ‘Sell Something’ Button for Groups

Facebook confirmed a report by The Next Web that it is testing a “Sell Something” button within its groups that allows users who are part of those groups to post items for sale. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily:...

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Microsoft sells MixRadio to messaging service Line

When Microsoft completed its multi-billion dollar purchase of Nokia, it also acquired a number of apps and services that were surplus to requirements. One of those was music-streaming app MixRadio, which spun off as a standalone service earlier this...

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iPhone 7: What You Need To Know About Apple’s Next Phone

The iPhone 7 has become a very hot topic, even though nobody knows what Apple Inc.’s next iPhone will be called. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been in the market for just about three months, but there is already a lot of rumors and speculations...

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5 Big Stocks to Trade After the Fed's Rate News: Microsoft, Goldman and More

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Janet Yellen's Fed is kicking the can down the road. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks The Federal Open Market Committee gave investors a pleasant surprise on Wednesday by keeping the...

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NewsWhip Announces 2014 Whippies Winners; HuffPost Takes Facebook Gold

Social media news aggregator NewsWhip announced the winners of its first annual Whippies awards for publishers with the strongest engagement on Facebook and Twitter, and The Huffington Post took home the honors for Facebook. ...

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Greylock Hires Former Facebook Product Designer Bobby Goodlatte As Investor And Designer-In-Residence

 Greylock Partners is making a commitment to design, as it’s hired former Facebook product designer and angel investor Bobby Goodlatte to join its consumer team in a hybrid role as associate and designer-in-residence. Read More ...

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Messaging Firm Line Buys Microsoft’s MixRadio To Take Its Focus On Music Global

 Last month we reported that Microsoft was considering spinning out MixRadio, but it turns out the music service’s future is with someone else: Japan-based messaging firm Line which just announced an undisclosed deal to buy it. Read...

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Google Lights A Candle For Peshawar Attack Victims

Google Inc is honoring the victims of this week’s deadly school attack in Peshawar with a lit candle posted on its Pakistan home page. The candle appears on Google’s search page at Google.com.pk. Google mourns with Pakistan Taliban...

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Google extends Lunar X Prize deadline to 2016

When Google launched the Lunar X Prize in 2007, the company planned to scrap the whole thing if nobody still won by 2014. Luckily, the company has realized just how tough (and costly!) it is to develop a rover, send it to the moon, drive it 1,640...

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Ma, Buffett, Gates, Zuckerberg Grow Wealthier; Bezos Not So Much

The biggest individual financial gainers in 2014 were at one time entrepreneurial technology start-ups with one exception. Jack Ma tops the wealth gainers’ ranking The individual who grew his wealth the most in 2014 was Alibaba Group Holding...

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Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million

Apple’s past Black Friday deals were never anything major—usually small discounts that covered sales tax and not much else. For last year’s annual shopping holiday, the company moved to free gift cards with purchase, and this year...

3 days on macworld.com

Dull’s App Brings Trending Content From Around The Web To Your iPhone

 A new mobile application called Dull wants to fill your moments of downtime by offering a feed of random content to mindlessly browse through, including photos, music, GIFs, news and information, products, and more. The end result is an app...

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Microsoft Unveils Its First Cheapest 4G Smartphone In India

By reports.droy. Read more » »Related Stocks: MSFT, AMZN, SSNLF,...

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Touch ID Patent Application Shows Apple Could Expand Home Button Features

 A new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) details some additional uses of the Touch ID sensor found on the iPhone and iPad that could make its way into future products. The patent is credited to AuthenTec co-founder...

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Microsoft axes its EU browser choice mechanism after five years

Five years ago, Microsoft began offering a choice of browsers to European customers who were booting up a copy of Windows for the first time. It did this in order to settle...

3 days on search.gigaom.com

Apple Inc. Job Listing Hints At International Rollout Of Apple Pay

Apple Inc. apparently has plans to launch Apple Pay in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, and this has become evident from a job listing on the company’s website for an “Apple Pay Intern.” This listing was first spotted by...

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Facebook Inc Hires Another PayPal Exec For Messenger Team

Facebook Inc Messenger team has stolen yet another executive from PayPal. David Marcus, President of PayPal, was hired by Facebook just six months ago to handle the company’s messaging products, and on Wednesday, the company announced the...

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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft says that more than 1.5 million people have signed up for the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and they're using it more actively than any previous Windows test build. After two months, the Technical Preview has roughly 450,000...

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1 Thing Microsoft, Apple, and Others Agree on: Your Privacy

Source: blogs.microsoft.com A court case that began with Microsoft resisting handing over emails stored in Ireland sought by U.S. law enforcement in connection with a drug trafficking investigation has turned into a battleground over the ethics of...

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Facebook Privacy Policy In 2025: What Would It Look Like?

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Just fifteen short years ago, if someone had publicly proclaimed that the U.S. government and various corporate interests were spying on the most private and intimate moments of U.S. civilian lives, they would have been considered a tin foil hat...

The Future of Privacy

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Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by...

What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025?

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What is the future of online privacy? Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center released a new study Thursday seeking answers to that question from experts, many of which mentioned Facebook in their...

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Revisionist history: Apple chastised for not sticking it to customers

What did we used to do before Forbes? Whatever it was, even if it was writing overwrought poetry in the freezing cold by candlelight shortly before dying of tuberculosis, the Macalope is nostalgic for those times. Writing for Forbes Jay McGregor...

3 days on macworld.com

Jas Athwal, Colin Stretch Sell Facebook Shares

Facebook chief accounting officer Jas Athwal and vice president and general counsel Colin Stretch revealed in Form 4 filings Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that they sold off small parcels of Facebook shares. ...

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Google Maps for Android has a VR mode, thanks to Google Cardboard

Cardboard, Google's virtual reality hobby that first launched as a kind of gag gift at its developers conference this year, has been making strides in the past month with new...

3 days on search.gigaom.com

Pre-orders begin on Lumia 638, Microsoft’s $132 4G phone for India

The latest Lumia phone in India is available for pre-orders exclusively though the region's Amazon site. Microsoft is selling the Lumia 638 -- a variant of the previously released Lumia...

3 days on search.gigaom.com

Google goes to court for antitrust claims over Android apps

Google will try to persuade a federal judge in San Jose, California on Thursday that its Android agreements, which requires Samsung and other phone makers to include products like Google Search...

3 days on search.gigaom.com

Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

Microsoft has retired the browser choice screen it agreed to show new Windows users in the European Union as part of an antitrust settlement.For five years it showed the screen to new Windows users in a 2009 settlement of an antitrust case in which...

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EU digital economy chief downplays “Google tax” reports

Ever since Germany's Günther Oettinger became the new EU commissioner for the digital economy, with copyright reform as part of his brief, he has been making noises about getting Google...

3 days on search.gigaom.com

LoopPay CardCase review: The best mobile payments system aside from Apple Pay

Mobile wallets are finally starting to get some traction. Apple Pay is driving new interest in digital payments, but relatively few people actually have an iPhone 6. Even if you do, you’re likely to find that Apple Pay far from universally...

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BBC launches dedicated iPlayer Radio apps for iPad and Android tablets

Provided you're somewhere with a stable internet connection, it's now perfectly possible to replace your old-fashioned radio set with a tablet. Most stations have a dedicated app these days and it's easy enough to connect a pair of...

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Editor’s Picks: Our favorite cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Case, or no case?The great case debate: Though it’s a shame to cover up your shiny, pretty new iPhone, the downside is that you risk dropping it or getting it all scratched up if you leave it bare. So, if you have to put a case on it, might as well...

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Microsoft's Xim app now lets you share smartphone photos on bigger screens

Microsoft Research's Xim app for sharing photos can now beam slideshows on screens bigger than phones and tablets through streaming devices. Just log into the wireless network all your other devices are connected to and it will automatically detect...

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Apple Inc. Brand Boosts iPhone 6 Sales In China [REPORT]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next earnings report will likely be driven by iPhone 6 sales, and Wall Street could be underestimating them, according to some analysts. The company’s brand seems to be going strong, convincing a good chunk...

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This iPad case doubles as an extended battery and LTE hotspot

iPad cases are a dime a dozen these days, but a new Indiegogo project has a unique take on the market. The FiiV is a case for the original iPad Air or any version of the iPad mini that offers up a 10,000mAh external battery and an LTE mobile...

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

A Russian software company has updated its forensic software to work-around the security features Apple recently added to iCloud and increased what information can be extracted from the cloud storage service. Elcomsoft’s Phone Breaker software...

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Microsoft Employee Pens The Worst/Best Corporate Blog Post Of All Time

 Recently a Microsoft employee published a blog post on the company’s Office blog. The missive, under the name of Tim Carroll, a “senior product manager on the Office 365 team,” is perhaps the worst and best...

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Google: ‘Flappy Bird’ Beats ‘Destiny’ in 2014

Source: Flappybird.io The results are in, and Google’s most-searched game of 2014 is (drumroll please) … Flappy Bird? That’s right, the ultra-challenging one-tap mobile game captured Googlers’ attention more than any other...

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There’s more to media than posting links on Facebook and Twitter

The fact that Facebook and Twitter have come to dominate the way that news and information travels online has its downsides as well -- how do we reach potential readers...

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Apple: Investors Still Bullish, Says Berenberg, But Hedgies May Sell

Berenberg‘s Adnaan Ahmad, who has a Sell rating on Apple (AAPL) shares, and a $60 price target, today wrote in a missive to clients that he has spent 10 days talking with investors on the eastern and western U.S. coasts, and that some he talked to...

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Facebook Explains Auto-Enhancing of Photos Uploaded via iOS App

Facebook indirectly confirmed Tuesday’s report on auto-enhancing photos uploaded via its iOS application with a post on its engineering blog Wednesday explaining the thinking behind the new feature. (more…) New Career...

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Google, Twitter: Pivotal Ups to Buy, Fears Overblown

Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research Group today raised his ratings on shares of Google (GOOGL) and Twitter (TWTR) to Buy from Hold, writing that while he’s been negative on Google for a long time, the business has...

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Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

Human error was the culprit for a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future.“Microsoft Azure...

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Microsoft To Release Windows 10 On Jan 21 Despite Bug Issues

As he was headed off for the holidays, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Gabe Aul penned a memo that addressed nearly 1,300 bugs in the Windows 10 operating system and discussed the system roll out. Windows 10: Testers disappointed As the...

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PayPal VP of Growth Stan Chudnovsky Joins Facebook as Product Manager for Messenger

PayPal vice president of growth Stan Chudnovsky will join Facebook in February as product manager of its Messenger applications, reporting to a familiar face: VP of messaging products David Marcus, who left his post as president of PayPal...

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Facebook's going after eBay and Craigslist with group-based selling

Facebook likes to experiment with little projects that could, someday, be as popular as Poking and Graph Search. One such project is enabling selected users to sell their unwanted items on the social network, in a move that'll surely strike terror...

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GT Advanced Technologies believes it has settled dispute with Apple

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news. ...

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Facebook now auto-enhances photos posted from iPhones

Facebook is taking a page out of Google+'s playbook, and is now automatically editing photos posted to the social network from mobile devices. Smartphones and apps have made photographers out of everyone; the problem is that many of us still...

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A Closer Look at Facebook's Fundamentals

By ovenerio. Read more » »Check out Andreas Halvorsen Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Andreas Halvorsen (Updated on 12/16/2014), Check out Ken Fisher Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio...

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JPMorgan Remains Bullish on Facebook Inc and Google Inc

It may seem that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) serve completely different purposes, but what happens when the two omnipresent sites compete with each other? This future may not be far off as Facebook revamped its...

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Facebook’s Rooms App Gets Explore Button; Product Manager Josh Miller Preaches Patience

Facebook added an Explore button to its recently introduced Rooms iOS application, and product manager Josh Miller said in an interview with Re/code that he remained unconcerned about the app’s low user figure. ...

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Google may (or may not) release Android 5.1 soon, but either way the OS needs TLC

Apparently, Google isn’t done updating Lollipop. Citing two unnamed but “trusted” sources, AndroidPIT alleges that Google will push a major software update in the new year. One of the two sources says the release is targeted...

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Apple outlines 64-bit support deadlines for new, updated iOS apps

Although Apple announced it in October, it's now reminding developers that new iOS apps must include 64-bit support by February 1, 2015. In addition to the new app requirement, all app updates must...

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Apple Wins A Long-standing Lawsuit Battle Involving iPods

By Black Iguana. Read more » »Related Stocks:...

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Social X Marks the Spot for Anonymity on Facebook

With Facebook insisting that it will maintain its real-name policy, technology outfit Virtual Artifacts came up with a solution that combines the benefits of Facebook pages with the freedom of anonymity — its Social...

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Who will win and lose the Facebook attention lottery?

Felix Salmon writes: Facebook’s algorithm is already working overtime on trying to slim down a virtually infinite range of possible News Feed posts to a much smaller number. A significant chunk of the NewsFeed is already ads, so in order to make it...

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Apple’s Behind-The-Scenes For ‘The Song’ Reveals A Mix Of Old And New Tools

 Apple’s “The Song” holiday ad has managed to pretty universally tug heartstrings, in keeping with its usual practices for this time of year, but the product story contained therein is one of a creative workflow...

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Pre-order Your Diamond Encrusted Apple Watch Now

Although the Apple Watch is not yet officially on sale, some third-parties are taking pre-orders on their own “upgraded” versions. It has long been speculated that there would be a gold version of the Apple Watch, with an estimated...

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Windows 10 Hits 1.5M Testers, With 450K Using The OS “Day To Day”

 Microsoft’s Windows 10 has around 450,000 users on a daily basis, according to the software company. A new blog post from the Windows team highlighted the statistic, also noting that it has collected 1.5 million testers for...

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200M+ Facebook Users Say Thanks

Gratitude fever hit Facebook since its introduction of Say Thanks videos last month, as the social network reported that more than 200 million Say Thanks videos have been created and shared. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily:...

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Google’s End-To-End Email Encryption Tool Gets Closer To Launch

 More than half a year ago, Google announced that it was working on an email encryption Chrome plugin that would make it very easy for anybody to encrypt their emails. Now, it looks like this tool is getting a bit closer to launch. While...

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J.P. Morgan Remains Bullish on Facebook and Google

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Facebook’s Interest-Based Social App Rooms Is Now Easier To Use

 Facebook’s “Rooms” application, like many of the experiments put out by Facebook’s Creative Labs – which is also responsible for apps like Paper, Slingshot, Mentions and Groups – has...

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iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Both To Arrive In 2015; But Not At The Same Time [REPORT]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to halve its upgrade cycle next year. A report from Daily Mail claims that the Cupertino company will likely release the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 in 2015, just not at the same time. If the report is to be believed,...

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Facebook's iPad app now fits in better with your tablet habits

If you use your iPad primarily for reading news and playing games, you're certainly not alone. Facebook definitely realizes that, which is why the social network has updated its iPad app with a new right-hand column (which only appears in landscape...

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Google Releases Most Searched Beers, Drinks, Food For 2014

While the year isn’t quite finished, Google has released the search habits of its users. Craft beers just weren’t going to make the list given their regional affiliations and limited productions. While the craft brewing industry...

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Small-Business Guide: Still Mastering Facebook, Business Owners Wonder if They Really Need to Learn Snapchat

Small businesses experiencing “social media overload” must decide which platforms they’ll embrace and which ones they’ll...

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GT Advanced Technologies Inc Wins Approval For Settlement With Apple Inc.

GT Advanced Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:GTATQ) has won the approval of Bankruptcy Court for a settlement with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The deal prevents costly litigation and gives GT Advanced four years to sell furnaces at its Arizona plant....

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Google Inc, Verizon Ink Long-Term Patent Cross-License Deal

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) signed a long-term patent cross-license agreement that covers a wide range of products and technologies. The search engine giant and the telecommunications company said...

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Apple Inc. Leads Massive Buyback Activity In S&P 500

Companies in the S&P 500 were busily buying back their shares during the third quarter, with the total amount spent being the fourth highest since at least 2005. Data compiled by FactSet indicates companies in the index spent an aggregate amount...

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Facebook to Page Admins: Promote Your Websites for the Holiday Season

Facebook is urging page administrators to promote their websites, running banners atop the cover images on their pages. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

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Facebook turns on auto-enhancement for iOS photos

There’s a reason Instagram now has more users than Twitter: The photo-sharing app turns your poorly lit images into filtered masterpieces. Facebook is now taking a cue from its subsidiary with a new feature that auto-enhances the photos you...

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Charlottesville, Va. is about to get ‘Google Fiber lite’ thanks to this small wireless carrier

Someday soon, Google will announce a new set of cities that will receive Google Fiber, the search giant's blistering-fast Internet service. Among the cities being considered are places like Portland, Ore., Nashville and Phoenix. But there are...

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Facebook Messenger to Users: Send Holiday Selfies

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by sharing selfies via Facebook Messenger? (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. ...

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We’re all now just living in the moment, Google data show

We are entering the age of the now. Google released its Year in Search yesterday, showcasing the trends and stories that caught our eye this year -- or at least our mouse clicks. As my colleague Caitlin Dewey wrote yesterday, "the sum total of your...

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Wonkblog: We’re all now just living in the moment, Google data show

We are entering the age of the now. Google released its Year in Search yesterday, showcasing the trends and stories that caught our eye this year -- or at least our mouse clicks. As my colleague Caitlin Dewey wrote yesterday, "the sum total of your...

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Apple Stops Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Fluctuations

Apple on Tuesday halted online sales of its products in Russia due to “extreme” ruble fluctuations, according to Bloomberg. This seems a bit strange to me. Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told analysts on Oct. 20: We have a...

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Facebook Inc (FB) Probed By Dutch Privacy Watchdog

Social media giant Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will be probed by a government-affiliated watchdog group. This was announced on Tuesday amid growing concerns of the website’s commercial use of personal information. The Hague-based Data Protection...

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New VP/Product at Facebook PMD Hootsuite

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and social relationship platform Hootsuite named a new vice president of product: Jimmy Duvall, who had been head of product for eBay-owned e-commerce platform Magento. (more…) New Career...

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What Does Apple Need to Do in 2015 to Have Another Banner Year?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Apple has had a banner 2014, vastly outperforming the Nasdaq and its chief rivals, including Google , gaining more than 30%. Yet, with the launch of the iPhone 6, new iPads, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch...

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The CBO Takes On Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report analyzing the expected costs and consequences of the main alternatives to Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp...

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Podcast: Apple gift guide of the air

As we prepare for a richly deserved holiday break, we wrap up 2014 with suggestions for gifts you might like to give (or receive) as well as offer a look back at a few highlights of 2014. Thanks for listening and have a great end-of-year! Show...

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Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

Sometimes, even the best coders get stuck and need a little advice. Enter Bing Developer Assistant, designed to help Visual Studio developers take advantage of Microsoft’s search engine to find tips on how to untangle thorny programming...

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Google Inc. (GOOGL) To Unveil Buy Button To offset Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Dominance On E-Commerce

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s push to boost its e-commerce side of the business will see it unveil a new ‘buy’ button similar to the one embedded on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s marketplace. During an interview on Fox Business,...

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Google Drive gets Gmail attachment capabilities, Open Doc Format support, and more

Google is on a tear adding new features to Google Drive. The company recently rolled out an improvement to how Gmail handles Drive attachments, as well as some nice feature updates to Drive for Android and iOS. Two years after Google added the...

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Facebook Inc (FB) Has A New Tool That Enhances Photos Automatically

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) released a new feature yesterday that is meant to enhance photographs uploaded by users. The new feature works automatically, and the user has the option of undoing the changes made, says a report from TechCrunch. Improvement...

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TAG Heuer To Take On Apple Watch

The Apple Watch, which is yet to be released, is now being viewed as a threat by fashion watch leaders. Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, which earlier was largely dismissive of the so-called “smart device” sector, is now working on its own...

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Salesforce Will Integrate With External File Storage Providers, With Microsoft Up First

 Salesforce, a SaaS CRM provider, announced a new product this morning that will connect external file storage solutions to its cloud-based products. In English, that means that if you store your digital goods on other services, but use them...

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The four Mac security options everyone should know

As our lives increasingly go digital, security is a major concern not only for the various online services we use, but also for the devices on which we save our data. Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you own a Mac. And on your...

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Google Inc. (GOOGL) Shows Its Dominance With Over 1 Trillion Searches

Giant search engine Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has published its annual list of the most popular searched items for the year, in which Robin Williams’s sudden death came at the top. The list according to Bloomberg’s, Rosalind Chin, contains...

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The Aftermath Of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Dodging $1 Billion Of iPod Liability

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) avoided a billion dollars plus in damages after a jury terminated a class-action lawsuit in which it was accused of suppressing competition for iPod music players. Bloomberg’s, Tim Higgins, maintains the lawsuit went on to...

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Google’s Unified Privacy Policy Draws Threat Of $15M Fine In The Netherlands

 The national data protection authority in the Netherlands has warned Google that it could be fined up to $15 million if it does not make amendments to its privacy policy by the end of February 2015, to comply with Dutch data protection law ....

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Will Bitcoin Ever Really Take Off, Even With Microsoft Now Accepting It?

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Google brings mood-matching smart playlists to Play Music in the UK

Having millions of tracks available to play can be a blessing when streaming music, but with so much choice, it can often be difficult to find something that matches your mood. Google recognised that some Play Music subscribers could use a hand, so...

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Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

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Google’s alpha-stage email encryption plugin lands on GitHub

Google has updated its experimental End-to-End email encryption plugin for Chrome and moved the project to GitHub. The firm said in a Tuesday blog post that it had "always believed...

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Google blocks Gmail add-ons that can spy on your messages

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Sony can make any eyewear more like Google Glass

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Google Inc. (GOOGL), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) and Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Disappoint: Jim Cramer

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) have been a disappointment for the better part of the year, recording drops that CNBC’s Jim Cramer attributes to competition. While the overall industry has...

Commodities tomorrow: Gas price $2.51

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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude actually ended slightly higher on the day. There was a little bit of buying going into the Fed meeting, traders...

Jim Cramer: Buy Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) & Stay Away From EV Energy Partners, L.P. (EVEP)

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Energy sector is getting beat due to the lowering oil prices. The lowering oil prices do not just affect the energy sector in US, but also an entire country like Russia. The Russian Ruble is getting devalued day by day as the oil prices keep going down....

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