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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple's Secret Plan to Steal Your Doctor's Heart" ["Afshad Mistri is Apple's secret weapon in a stealth campaign to get the iPad into the hands of doctors. And it's a campaign that seems to be paying off."]  Wired Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Desktop PC Reliability and Satisfaction: Dell and HP Home PCs Get Poor Grades/The two PC giants haven't kept pace with the industry in durability and product support. Readers gave better marks to Apple and Asus." PCWorld 9:05 PM
  • "Tablet Reliability and Satisfaction: iPad Comes Out on Top" PCWorld 9:23 PM
  • "Smartphone Reliability and Satisfaction: iPhone Tops the List" PCWorld 9:29 PM
  • "Laptop Reliability and Satisfaction: MacBooks Rule/There's nothing quite like a MacBook, according to PCWorld readers who participated in our survey on their satisfaction with the performance of their laptops." PCWorld 9:23 PM
  • "CarrierIQ Sparks Class Action vs. Apple, Samsung, HTC, More" The Mac Observer 4:27 PM
  • "Senator presses wireless providers for Carrier IQ answers" CNET News 4:44 PM
  • "Exclusive: Apple vs. Samsung ruling divulges secret details" Reuters 4:59 PM
  • "Whoops! Apple, Samsung secrets leak from court document" CNET News 5:00 PM
  • "Is Apple losing grip in patent war with Samsung?" ["'It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung's accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,' the judge stressed."]  The Korea Times 8:20 AM
  • "Apple loses Samsung device ban bid in US" ZDNet UK 8:29 AM
  • "Apple loses bid to get Samsung ban in US" TG Daily 8:22 AM
  • "No Samsung ban for Apple in US: A US court has rejected Apple's bid to get an early ban on Samsung products in the country." The Register 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung up after Apple's bid to ban Galaxy rejected" Reuters 8:22 AM
  • "Samsung Climbs After Apple Fails to Win U.S. Ban on Galaxy" Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Court Redaction Error Shows Apple Licensed Scroll Patent to Nokia" The Mac Observer 9:23 PM
  • "The Next Chapter For Apple vs. Android: HTC At The ITC This Week" mocoNews 8:47 AM
  • "Patent ruling to ban HTC products in U.S. pushed back one week" AppleInsider 7:23 PM
  • "ITC Delays Final Ruling in Apple vs. HTC Complaint" The Mac Observer 8:39 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Mulls Big Oregon Data Center" Forbes 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Is Mystery 'Maverick' Eyeing Facebookian Data Center" Wired Magazine 4:46 PM
  • "New AMD drivers in OS X 10.7.3 Beta could mean yet another option for old Mac Pros" 9 to 5 Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Testing Drivers for New Quad-Core iPhone and iPad Mini?" MacTrast 4:44 PM
  • "Mozilla denies OS X Leopard 2012 kill" The Register 12:30 PM
  • "Mozilla denies plans to ditch Firefox support for Mac OS X Leopard" V3 12:30 PM
  • "Investigating a 'Throttling respawn' error in the OS X Console" MacFixIt 8:39 PM
  • "The dope on iTunes Match, Genius playlists, and iOS devices" Macworld 4:36 PM
  • "Lion's Mail: Export/import round-trip to remove attachments in sent messages" Betalogue 8:39 AM
  • "Safari 5.1 introduced the absolutely horrendous infamous 'white flash' behaviour when switching to Safari and between tabs. 5.1.1 seemed to reduce this somewhat. The release notes for 5.1.2 actually claim to address this phenomenon explicitly. Unfortunately, it's still happening ... Add my name to this growing list. Not only white flashes, but spinning pizza/beachballs for several seconds on nearly every switch from one tab to the next. And scrolling either doesn't work or is very jerky until the page finishes 'refreshing' when a different tab is chosen. Seems that switching from tab-to-tab forces a page refresh every time. Are we all just beta testers for Safari? I'm about to switch to another browser. Very frustrating." MacInTouch 10:48 AM
  • "Daily Mac App: Spotify | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 8:59 PM
  • "Product Review: Autodesk Mudbox 2012" Architosh 12:31 PM
  • "Blow Up 3 proves reliable for photo enlargements" Macworld 9:08 AM
  • "StoryMill review: If you like to plan with precision, this could be the ally to launch your literary assault" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Review: Ozone 5 Advanced audio mastering plug-in" IT.Enquirer 10:17 AM
  • "The Festive Apple: Christmas trees for OS X and the living room" Appletell 8:37 AM
  • "After reading the comments on duplicates, I thought I'd try to eliminate mine. I went to the Card menu, chose the same option, and it worked for a while. The 325 duplicates were now only 5, when I checked it again. The next time I did it, there were no duplicates remaining. I'm not sure why it only seems to work for some people, but it does take time to finish, even *after* it says it is done." MacInTouch 10:47 AM
  • "How Do I Get Rid Of The 'Other' Data Stored On My iPad Or iPhone? [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Simple work around for 'Item can't be modified' issue" FairerPlatform 9:05 AM
  • "Quickly Select the Startup Disk on the Mac OS X Desktop" OS X Daily 8:47 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Show More Detailed Information On The Login Window In OS X Lion" MacTrast 8:48 AM
  • "How to Compress (Zip) Files and Folders" Macinstruct 10:56 AM
  • "Like to use TextEdit? Hate not having Save as...?" Mac OS X Hints 10:23 AM
  • "Macs Growing in Business, Safari 5.1.2 and Camino 2.1 Browsers Released, and More" Low End Mac 4:57 PM
  • "Fresh OS X 10.7.3 sighting revives Mac Pro refresh hopes" Mac.Blorge 11:29 AM
  • "Browse vs. Search: Which Deserves to Go?" AskTOG 10:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "BusyCal Brings iCloud Calendars to Snow Leopard" TidBITS 4:27 PM
  • "Macgamestore Holiday Specials Begin With Free Game Offer" Inside Mac Games 9:08 AM
  • "Perfect365 for Mac - Free One-Touch Photo Makeovers" ArcSoft 9:03 AM
  • "Cloud offers new horizons for Mac-based businesses" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Neatberry releases Sketcher 1.2" prMac 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 27th Annual Editors' Choice Awards: Hardware/Here's our list of the best Mac hardware of the year." Macworld 10:37 AM
  • "The 27th Annual Editors' Choice Awards: Software/The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year." Macworld 10:37 AM
  • "U.S. Cellular: iPhone isn't cutting edge enough currently to consider" 9 to 5 Mac 7:21 PM
  • "New Grand Central Apple Store To Open At 7 AM For Early Commuters" Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Grand Central Apple Store Opens Friday at 10am" PC Magazine 11:29 AM
  • "Top Android phone maker faces U.S. import ban Tuesday: Shares of HTC are down sharply in advance of a ruling on a key Apple patent suit" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "Samsung readies anti-Apple 'hard-line stance' and $200m legal fund" SlashGear 8:22 AM
  • "Siri-ous about living room, Microsoft looks to preempt 'iTV' with Kinect voice control for television" 9 to 5 Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Siri works on the iPhone 4, provided it is jailbroken" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Chart of the day: iPad, iPhone dominate 'couch commerce'" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "Ever Heard of the App Touch? Nobody Has, but 12M People Already Use It." AllThingsD 8:20 AM
  • "Syria Bans iPhones to Prevent Citizen Journalism" Minyanville 11:27 AM
  • "Hot iOS Toys for Your Christmas Shopping" PadGadget 8:46 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Hollywood Starlet Who Made Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Possible" Techland 11:48 AM
  • "Samsung Dreams Up Flexible, Transparent 3D Display in Concept Video" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "Da Vinci Code inspires secure USB drive: Puts flash drive inside sophisticated cylinder lock" Techworld 11:40 AM
  • "Browsing History Can Be Stolen Despite Current Defenses, Expert Demonstrates" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "HTML5 to create new challenges for security pros in 2012" Techworld 10:48 AM
  • "New Chrome Web Store Proves To Be A Boon For Developers Above (And Below) The Fold" TechCrunch 11:38 AM
  • "Google Indoor Mapping At Malls, Airports Creates New Market" Forbes 12:11 PM
  • "Google Safe Browsing extends alerts service to malware distribution domains: Google's service allows AS owners to differentiate between compromised websites and malware distribution domains" Techworld 11:41 AM
  • "Google Employees Get Ice Cream Sandwich: Google 'dogfoods' Android 4.0 on staffers' Samsung Nexus S phones to expand prerelease testing." InformationWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Acer likely to return to profitability in 4Q11, says chairman" DigiTimes 10:32 AM
  • "'Server huggers' present obstacle to cloud adoption: Chipita America CIO defend food makers use of cloud-based apps, and criticizes many IT managers' reasons for eschewing it" Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "RIM Weighed Down by Tablet 'Albatross'" Bloomberg 10:03 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire owners reporting Wi-Fi bug" CNET News 9:49 AM
  • "Yahoo Battles Brain Drain: Internet Company Braces for Wave of Exits After Holidays" [Paid Membership Required] 9:30 AM
  • "Congressman Calls FTC to Investigate Carrier IQ Data Logging" The Mac Observer 9:22 AM
  • "Red-Hot Kindle Fire Blazes Way to Second Place in Media Tablet Market – IHS iSuppli" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 367: Photo Stream, Email, FTP, iDevice Backups" The Mac Observer 4:26 PM
  • "Christmas gift ideas! The Griffin Beacon helps you control all your A/V equipment with your iOS device. Also, the Jawbone Up helps you take control of your health and the TwelveSouth PlugBug is a clever way of charging your MacBook and iOS device at the same time." The MT Show 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Air has 'fortuitous timing' in face of hard drive shortage" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple licensed scrolling patent to IBM & Nokia, offered to Samsung" AppleInsider 8:40 AM
  • "Apple licensed iOS feature to Nokia, offered Samsung same deal" TechRadar 8:58 AM
  • "Apple licenses patented technology to Nokia and IBM" T3 8:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Sims Medieval For iPhone Is Free Today (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 7:53 AM
  • "Call Of Mini: Double Shot For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:53 AM
  • "Dark Fury For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $5.99)" Apple Sliced 7:53 AM
  • "EA Launches Daily Deals Program for the Holiday Season" 148Apps 8:38 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:46 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM

  • "How the iPad 2 Became My Favorite Computer"  Technologizer 8:57 AM
  • "Thunderbolt monitor delivers a higher-than-high def experience: Apple's new Thunderbolt Display, successor to the Cupertino, CA company's successful Cinema Display, is nothing if not a treat for aesthetically-minded gear hounds." The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:50 AM
  • "Lexar Echo MX Backup Drive is a Full-Featured Gadget" The Mac Observer 10:50 AM
  • "Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad Review" Mac|Life 8:19 AM
  • "Review & Giveaway: Zazzle Custom Case for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 4:33 PM
  • "Bose OE2i headphones review: No 'Bose bloat'" CNET News 5:00 PM
  • "6 cool and retro gadgets for the Apple iPad 2" Computerworld 10:18 AM
  • "Top 20 tough iPhone 4 and 4S cases" CNET Reviews 5:00 PM
  • "Hands-on: Xbox 360 fall 2011 update takes on Apple TV" Electronista 8:48 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The iPad's Helpful Ears" TidBITS 7:03 PM
  • "OmniOutliner for iPad Review: Terrific iPad app puts emphasis on speedy outline creation" Macworld 4:36 PM
  • "Forget a Million Filters - Picturesque Focuses on Just a Few Awesome Effects" MacNewsWorld 8:54 AM
  • "7 Billion: A National Geographic App on Population Rise" Amitiae 8:53 AM
  • "Spentory Review: A minimalist financial tool for iPhone." 148Apps 4:31 PM
  • "Infinity Blade II for iOS: The godfather of iPad gaming is back" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "AC/DC Pinball Rocks – We Salute You" Apple'n'Apps 4:37 PM
  • "Monkey Bongo Review: Distinctive look help this physics puzzler get into the swing of things" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: The Bard's Tale" Appolicious 4:37 PM
  • "Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review" Mac|Life 4:33 PM
  • "'BigBot Smash' Review - Giant Robots Smashing Stuff is Good Fun" Touch Arcade 9:01 AM
  • "'Mad Chef' Review - Top-Notch Tapping Through the Restaurant World" Touch Arcade 9:01 AM
  • "Mystery Ball Review: A handful of neat gameplay quirks separate this physics puzzle game from the rest of the pack." 148Apps 11:26 AM
  • "Cybernarium Review: A 360 degree take on the classic block breaking game, with a futuristic sheen." 148Apps 9:08 AM
  • "Yorick's Revenge Review: A psychedelic and spooky race of rolling heads." 148Apps 10:24 AM
  • "Smash Toons Review: An action puzzler that gets a little messy." 148Apps 4:43 PM
  • "The LeftOvers Review: A fun, competitive online title about kids taking over the world, with a great style and a lot of potential, but an unfortunate balancing issue that hinders the core gameplay." 148Apps 4:32 PM
  • "How to Save iOS 5 SHSH Blobs and Create Custom Firmware to Downgrade iOS 5.x Using iFaith" iDownload Blog 4:37 PM
  • "Five tips for using Siri without annoying people" PCWorld 4:36 PM
  • "Is Infinity Blade II The Best We Can Hope For In iOS Gaming?" Apple'n'Apps 8:51 PM
  • "Should Apple Investors Be Cautious With Options?" Seeking Alpha 4:56 PM
  • "In Patent Wars, Apple Tries to Make Nice" TheStreet 4:56 PM
  • "Why Betting on Apple or Microsoft to Win the TV Wars May Be Folly" The Motley Fool 4:44 PM
  • "Siri, Step Aside - Another Tech Giant Embraces a Voice-Controlled Future" ReadWriteWeb 4:43 PM
  • "Damn You Auto Correct Reveals 9 Funniest Texts of the Year" Mashable 4:37 PM
  • "New Apple data center to snuggle with Facebook?" The Register 4:33 PM
  • "Court: Apple studies show Samsung won't lure iPhone users" Electronista 4:56 PM
  • "How Crocs Are Helping Apple Stomp On Samsung" paidContent 4:46 PM
  • "Apple Suing Samsung: One Infinite Loop" Yahoo! News 4:37 PM
  • "Apple to Samsung: Don't make thin or rectangular tablets or smartphones" PCWorld 4:32 PM
  • "Siri Is Apple's Broken Promise"  Gizmodo 12:50 PM
  • "Are Windows 8 Tablet and Chip-Makers Teaming to Copy Apple Magic?" PCWorld 11:29 AM
  • "Apple offered Samsung license for '381 intertial scrolling patent" Edible Apple 11:28 AM
  • "Which Is Better? Video Recording On The iPhone 4S Or Galaxy Nexus?" Business Insider 10:51 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Satisfied" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 10:24 AM
  • "Confession Of A Non-Apple-Fanboy: Even If The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Is Better, I'm Still Buying An iPhone" Business Insider 9:22 AM
  • "AppleInsider calls Sprint iPhone 'tragically wrong'" CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Apple in the enterprise: Breaking Microsoft's grip" CIO 8:54 AM
  • "Research: Carrier IQ Raises Some Security Risks, But Media Coverage Has Flaws" DailyTech 8:58 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Mobile Device Insecurity" MacNews 8:50 AM
  • "Richard Branson Explains Why He Is The Opposite Of Steve Jobs" Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak: The Macintosh was a failure/Was only by making huge modifications that it became a good computer, Apple co-founder says"  Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak on the problem with smartphones" 9 to 5 Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Not Concerned by Kindle Fire Popularity, Helps Boost iPad Sales" PadGadget 4:32 PM
  • "Apple thinks Kindle Fire will push users to iOS, analyst says" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Fire Will Kindle Interest in iPad: Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet isn't a threat to the iPad. It's a benefactor."  AllThingsD 8:19 AM
  • "Don't expect Woz to bid on this Apple contract" Network World 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Uses Cool Code Names For iOS Internally, Here's The Full List" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "List of Apple's code names for every iOS version" Apple Headlines 8:01 AM
  • "Why Apple iPhone, iPad owners shouldn't care about Carrier IQ" Apple Headlines 8:00 AM
  • "IDC predicts PC users won't upgrade to Windows 8, tablet sales will be 'disappointing'" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Kodak Is a Walking Corpse of a Company and That Makes Us Sad" Gizmodo 8:53 PM
  • "Dell kills 7' Streak as Amazon's profitless Kindle Fire ravages Android tablets" AppleInsider 7:24 PM
  • "CyanogenMod 7 released for the Kindle Fire" 9 to 5 Google 4:46 PM
  • "Tech Firms Walk Line on Pay, Earnings" TheStreet 12:04 PM
  • "Does Google need Mozilla?" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "The Beginning of the End for Facebook?" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "3D TV doesn't trigger epileptic seizures, says team" TG Daily 11:42 AM
  • "Wireless Devices Are Hot Holiday Gifts, But Can You Set Them Up?" PC Magazine 11:11 AM
  • "Gaming with young kids? Here's where to start" MSNBC 11:09 AM
  • "Is Carrier IQ the Devil, or Just Misunderstood?" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "A computer you might want in your entertainment console" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Evercore: Amazon will own 50% of Android tablet market in '12" Fortune 10:41 AM
  • "The Fall Of The Texting Empire" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "How Enterprise App Stores Are Whipping Up Productivity" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:34 AM
  • "Digital music lockers offer compelling bargain" Silicon Valley 10:20 AM
  • "How to build your own app for free" CNET News 9:50 AM
  • "SAP Sheds M&A Inhibitions in Cloud Move" Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "Firefox may be down, but it's not out" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "RIM, Microsoft Bets Hint at Radical Change" eWeek 10:34 AM
  • "Why RIM's Bottom Will Come Next Year" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:27 AM
  • "As its star rises, HTML5 security called into question" Tech.Blorge 9:06 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire: Insight and How Not To Get Burned" HotHardware 9:32 AM
  • "Consumers More Connected To TV Sets Than Ever" MacNews 8:50 AM
  • "Apple takes heat for children's book initiative" Scoopertino 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google+ iOS app updated with full resolution photo uploads, search, and photo +1s" 9 to 5 Mac 7:22 PM
  • "Relax With The Don't Panic iPad Case" Wired 12:30 PM
  • "Infinity Blade II receives its first update" Appletell 11:27 AM
  • "Two New Take Control Ebooks Cover iOS 5" TidBITS 10:38 AM
  • "Cox Communications Introduces Cox TV Connect(SM): iPad® serves as an additional screen to watch live programming in the home" PRNewswire 10:23 AM
  • "Cooking Times Made Simple With Is It Ready Yet" 148Apps 9:32 AM
  • "Glidetrack mobislyder: A portable camera slider for your iPhone" TUAW 9:01 AM
  • "This iPhone Controlled Faucet Will Make You Four Cups Per Coffee Every Minute" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Specialist Core 1 brings fresh retail experience to Oakville, Ontario" ehMac 8:51 AM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series – Best Board Games for iPad" PadGadget 8:47 AM
  • "Updated: Essential Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired." App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Best iPhone apps: Five free Christmas apps" PC Advisor 8:04 AM
  • "miCoach Soccer App Delivers New Technology to Next-Generation Athletes" prMac 12:31 PM
  • "PhotoBrain Advanced software for image identification" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "CCTV Lens selection made easy by Maven Apps" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "LifeProof in Motion: New Accessories for LifeProof Cases Now Available" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "Introducing Silvertune, the iPhone and iPod touch Instrument Tuner" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "PDF Connoisseur Goes on Sale to Celebrate Initial Success on App Store" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "The Lion And The Mouse 1.0 - A New Interactive Children's Story Book HD" prMac 9:06 AM
  • "Blockmatix - a fun new iOS puzzle game from the creator of Brain App" prMac 9:06 AM
  • "Knock-n-Block 3D the Fantastic Robot Fighting Game for iPad Released" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "The Things That Go Bump In The Night - New iOS/Android Text Adventure" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Fantastical, NoteBook, more applications in Productive Macs bundle" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Kdan Mobile releases NoteLedge 1.0 for iPad - New Mobile Note-Taking App" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Keep Track of Carbohydrate Intake with iCarbs App - Great for Diabetics" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Best Session Ever 1.0 app for iPhone and Extreme Sport Athletes" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Letris 2: Word puzzle game - When Tetris and Scrabble have a baby" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Avoid! HD makes its renowned worldwide debut on the iPad at 66% off" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "A New Frontier for iOS Game Space Frontier: US Launch" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Thousands of Free Puzzles for Your Magic Holidays" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Daily LOL Videos - Mood Making App - Try Not To Laugh" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Math Pets Plus! released for the iPad - Educational Math Action Game" prMac 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Rachets Up Acquisition Machine" WSJ Blogs 9:38 AM
  • "IBM On Acquisition Tear With Third Deal In 3 Months" Business Insider 2:50 PM
  • "IBM buys Cúram Software for social service program delivery: The move improves IBM's government IT strategy and sets up a three-way rivalry with Oracle and SAP in social services" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "IBM buys Curam Software, bolsters government operating software" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "IBM Talks Up Three Paths Toward New Chips" WSJ Blogs 9:29 AM
  • "IBM Makes Revolutionary Racetrack Memory Using Existing Tools: Racetrack memory could someday supersede flash in terms of density and cost." Technology Review 11:39 AM
  • "Windows 8 will be 'largely irrelevant' to traditional PC users: IDC" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Office, Enjoy Your Retirement: This nearly 30-year-old product should be headed for the sunset villa in this age of smartphones, cloud computing, and Facebook." InformationWeek 9:55 AM
  • "Windows Phone Needs LTE To Succeed, Says Verizon: Verizon Wireless would be happier to sell Windows Phone devices if they had Long Term Evolution 4G." InformationWeek 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Delays Windows Phone 7 in China to First Half 2012" IDG News Service 11:15 AM
  • "Microsoft needs social networks for MSN relevance" MarketWatch 12:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Gets Ready To Take The Wraps Off Of Its Windows 8 App Store" Business Insider 9:44 AM
  • "Windows 8's Answer to the Mac App Store Comes Into Focus Tuesday" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Xbox 360 Leads The Way To Engaged TV" paidContent 9:44 AM
  • "Xbox Live Challenges Cable Box" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Updating Xbox Interface; Adding Voice Search" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Puts Siri-like Tech into Xbox 360 In Living Room Play" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Xbox 360 updates its dashboard with more Kinect control" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft prepares major update for Xbox 360 console: The BBC iPlayer will be added to the Xbox in 2012 as Microsoft tries to centre its console on entertainment rather than just games." BBC 10:01 AM
  • "Xbox Companion for Windows Phone coming December 6th" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Here's How Microsoft Is Adding Voice Control and Gestures to the Xbox (Video)" AllThingsD 9:46 AM
  • "Another Dell Streak Tablet Bites the Dust" PCWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Dell's 7-Inch Tablet No Longer for Sale" AllThingsD 12:07 PM
  • "Is Dell Finally Walking Away From The Android Tablet Game?" TechCrunch 11:37 AM
  • "Dell Ends Streak 7 Sales" eWeek 4:32 PM
  • "Former H-P Chairman Patricia Dunn Has Died" [Paid Membership Required] 5:01 PM
  • "Former HP Chairman Patricia Dunn dies, WSJ Reports" CNET News 5:00 PM
  • "Patricia Dunn, embattled former HP chair, dies at 58" CNNMoney 4:43 PM
  • " Teams Up With HP To Include Cloud Storage Accounts On Business PCs" TechCrunch 11:37 AM
  • "Box, HP team on more cloud options for SMB, enterprise customers" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "HP Bundles Box's Cloud: Enterprise PC buyers can now get cloud storage and collaboration services with their HP computers." InformationWeek 5:00 PM
  • "Intel 'Medfield' chip ready for Ice Cream Sandwich" ZDNet UK 12:00 PM
  • "Cisco: Bigger, Smaller Versions Of Cius Coming In The New Year" CRN 10:07 AM
  • "Data Protection Convention is rewritten 30 years on: The convention is the only international treaty laying down principles for data protection" Techworld 11:40 AM
  • "Enterprise software giants start great cloudify effort" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Software giants start pouncing on cloud companies" CNET News 9:49 AM
  • "Cloud Computing Seeks a New Identity: As employees increasingly adopt BYOD, social networking and collaboration, cloud computing is changing to meet the needs of both the workers and the IT organization." eWeek 10:35 AM
  • "Gartner: In 2012, more cloud and consumerization, less IT control" Network World 10:47 AM
  • "IT 2012: It's All About Control of the Data" eWeek 10:35 AM
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Apple News
  • "Why Apple's cheap" Reuters 7:05 PM
  • "Does Growth Matter? In last week's discussion of Apple's (historically low) valuation, comments arose that perhaps the company's discount is not unique. Can we look at comparable companies and determine whether the relationship between growth, size and valuation are consistent?" asymco 8:38 AM
  • "Is Apple 'Underappreciated'? Comparing Tech P/E Ratios" Forbes 9:22 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" TheStreet 9:08 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: SAP's SuccessFactors buy leads tech gains" MarketWatch 5:01 PM
  • "U.S. stocks up after Europe-related rattling: Italy's borrowing costs decline as prime minister pitches austerity" MarketWatch 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks Pull Back on Ratings Report" FOXBusiness 2:41 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance as Banks Gain on Europe's Moves to Tame Debt Crisis" Bloomberg 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Despite S&P's Europe Warning Worries" TheStreet 5:02 PM
  • "Stock rally fizzles on talk of eurozone downgrade warning" CNNMoney 5:02 PM
  • "Stocks Off Highs After Report on EU Ratings" [Paid Membership Required] 2:42 PM
  • "Stocks: All eyes on Europe" CNNMoney 9:26 AM
  • "Brazil stocks rise on Europe hopes, tax cuts" MarketWatch 2:47 PM
  • "Canadian stocks gain on Europe fiscal treaty talk" MarketWatch 12:08 PM
  • "U.K. stocks rise, led higher by banks: Banking stocks climb on renewed optimism for debt-crisis solution" MarketWatch 12:02 PM
  • "Asia Stocks Extend Best Week Since '07 on Italian Austerity Plan" Bloomberg 11:52 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks start week mostly higher" MarketWatch 9:31 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise as Italy Seeks to Cut Debt; UniCredit Gains" Bloomberg 11:52 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise on euro-zone optimism/Merkel, Sarkozy urge automatic sanctions against budget sinners" MarketWatch 12:03 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:49 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:49 PM
  • "3 Top Tech Stocks for 2012" TheStreet 12:04 PM
  • "Time to '+1' Google stock?" CNNMoney 2:45 PM

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