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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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  • "Cook Does China His Way: During his time as CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs generally kept his visits to foreign markets as low-profile as possible. That doesn't seem to be Tim Cook's style, though, judging by the much-covered junket the new Apple CEO is taking in China. His tour of one of Apple's most important sources of both supply and demand could indicate his approach will be more hands-on than his predecessor's."  MacNewsWorld 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Labor Pact Could Ripple Across China: Manufacturers grappling with rising labor costs and increasing worker demands in China could face further pressure if a critical probe of a major Apple Inc. supplier sets a new standard for China's factory workers." [Paid Membership Required] 11:08 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn set new standard for Chinese workers" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn cuts working hours, workers ask why" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's Foxconn: Robots To Replace Workers" Sky News 8:25 AM
  • "Apple backs reform for Foxconn staff" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn to improve conditions, but workers worried" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:39 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Foxconn Will Reduce Working Hours: Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers." InformationWeek 4:29 PM
  • "Foxconn Auditor Finds 'Serious' Violations of Chinese Law"  Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Audit Faults Apple Supplier: Outside Audit Finds Health, Safety Violations at Foxconn" [Paywall] 11:52 AM
  • "E-books settlement talks advancing: sources/The Justice Department could reach a settlement in the next few weeks with Apple Inc and some of the major publishers suspected of colluding to push up electronic book prices, according to two people close to the negotiations."  Reuters 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Workers Put Tim Cook Atop List of Most Beloved CEOs" AllThingsD 8:24 AM
  • "That didn't take long: Tim Cook rated top CEO/The Apple CEO nabbed the top spot from Ernst & Young CEO Jim Turley and Quallcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs." CNET News 9:41 AM
  • "Targeted Pro-Tibetan malware attacks hit Mac OS X users" ZDNet 1:15 PM
  • "Apple updates Logic Pro and Logic Express" AppleTell 10:40 AM
  • "iPhoto 9.2.3 address unexpected quit, stability issues" FairerPlatform 7:13 AM
  • "iBooks Author Review: Are digital interactive textbooks and the means to create them finally here?" Mac|Life 4:33 PM
  • "Read Later brings offline Instapaper and ReadItLater reading to the Mac" Macworld 4:34 PM
  • "Review: MailTags 3, turning Mail into an Information Manager" IT.Enquirer 9:39 AM
  • "Watch System Activity and CPU Usage from the Mac OS X Dock" OS X Daily 11:41 AM
  • "10.7: Disable folder drop-down in Terminal menu bar" Mac OS X Hints 9:41 AM
  • "iTunes Needs Competition: Try This New Mac Music Player (because a playlist is not a spreadsheet)" TeraTalks 7:16 AM
  • "6 Reasons To Try An Alternative To iPhoto On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:15 AM
  • "Put Your Photos In A Mac Image Bucket And Learn To Love Photo Conversions Again" McSolo 7:15 AM
  • "How To Find Out How Healthy Your Mac's Battery Really Is (use this free Battery Health app)" NoodleMac 7:15 AM
  • "How To Get Your Mac Geek On With A Free WiFi Network Visualizer App" BohemianBoomer 7:15 AM
  • "The Mac App Store Needs Paid Upgrades @ Chuqui 3.0" Chuquie 3.0 4:35 PM
Press Releases
  • "'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Also Coming to Mac" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "BioShock 2: What you need, where to get it" FairerPlatform 7:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Picked As Top Consumer Brand In Japan For 1st Time" Nikkei 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Becomes the Number One Consumer Brand in Japan" Tech.pinions 9:30 AM
  • "iJapan: Apple ranked as top consumer brand in Japan" VentureBeat 10:28 AM
  • "Apple vaults past Google to top Japanese brand survey" CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Tablet owners in Japan, US view their devices differently" MacNews 10:26 AM
  • "Apple's 'brand power' tops Japanese consumer survey" AppleInsider 5:45 PM
  • "EU's Almunia: may probe Motorola, Apple, Microsoft dispute" Reuters 4:28 PM
  • "Apple products now found in half of all American dwellings" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "ETSI vote on SIM card standard postponed, says French financial daily Les èchos" Foss Patents 8:11 AM
  • "With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed" GigaOM 8:05 AM
  • "ETSI nano-SIM Vote Delayed Amid Standards Controversy" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
  • "Inside Apple's Foxconn Factory" [Slideshow] Bloomberg News 4:34 PM
  • "Google Heightens Rivalry With iPad" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Updates iPad 4G Marketing Notices on Australian Site" The Next Web 9:04 AM
  • "Amazon, iTunes scam nets British gang Madonna-like royalties" CBS News 10:49 AM
  • "iPhone to be used for top secret info: The Australian government's peak adviser on information security has given the tick of approval for iPhones and iPads to be used for storing and communicating classified government information." Australian Associated Press 8:16 AM
  • "Gang is jailed over Amazon and Apple upload fraud" The Inquirer 7:27 AM
  • "With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon" New York Times 7:31 AM
  • "From Apple to Zipcar, Auto Brands Hunt Millennials: Auto makers are deeply concerned that Millennials don't care about vehicles nearly as much as they do about the next iPhone. So the companies have become decidedly more intent on roping in these car-reluctant twenty-somethings." Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "Is Windows Phone faster than an iPhone? Lumia challenge comes to London" Electricpig 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Goes After, Domains" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "France Store Finished, Grand Opening Set" ifoAppleStore 8:11 AM
  • "Video: Chinese security guards clash at the great wall of Apple" Fortune 10:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Starboard Says AOL Has Delayed Annual Meeting" [Paid Membership Required] 12:22 PM
  • "Yahoo Layoffs Set to Begin Next Week, Followed by Restructuring the Week After" AllThingsD 12:21 PM
  • "Linux 'internet of things' gizmo ships: Ninja Blocks has begun shipping its eponymous Linux gadget designed to interact with sensors and automate your world." Register Hardware 12:16 PM
  • "Battlefield 3 game update cripples PS3 users" TG Daily 12:08 PM
  • "Dawn of Amazon's robot squad: Amazon's new business makes robots that can stock its warehouse shelves much faster than its human workers." New York Times 11:57 AM
  • "Gnome 3.4 brings a bevy of big changes: New features include video calling and Windows Live online account integration" PCWorld 11:28 AM
  • "Kelihos Botnet Still at Work, Security Experts Say" eWeek 11:02 AM
  • "Nokia adopts Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows' stunt" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "New Google Drive Leak Points To 5GB Of Free Storage, Release In Third Week Of April" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Real-time traffic returns to Google Maps directions" MSNBC 11:41 AM
  • "Google takes CAPTCHA security to the streets: An experiment with digital images from Street View aims to stymie CAPTCHA-resistant bots" InfoWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Google planning online store to sell tablets" BBC 10:22 AM
  • "RIM shares up as new CEO draws praise: Street stays bearish on BlackBerry maker, but likes Heins' approach" MarketWatch 12:59 PM
  • "RIM: 'It's Going to Be an Absolute Gong Show for the Next Few Quarters'" AllThingsD 12:57 PM
  • "RIM lost $54 million on four-day global BlackBerry outage" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "A giant undersea cable makes the Internet a split-second faster" CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "Original Prince Of Persia Source Code Found In Closet" Inside Mac Games 9:04 AM
  • "RIM to give up" asymco 8:13 AM
  • "Don't expect 5.1 jailbreak for A5+ devices anytime soon!" Daily iPhone Blog 8:13 AM
  • "iPod Nano Touch: Extended and Smarter" Yanko Design 4:36 PM
  • "Benchmarked: New iPad's A5X vs iPad 2's A5 vs Tegra 3" 9 to 5 Mac 4:36 PM
  • "A New Apple Magnet Design Points to iPhone, Remote Control" Patently Apple 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Files Trademark for New Mail/Calendar/SMS Combo Icon" Patently Apple 8:25 AM
  • "Clever Waterproof iPhone Case Obsoleted By Software Update" Cult of Mac 11:41 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Mac-related questions answered about external hard-drive permissions, multibooting, USB modems not working, and more." MacFixIt 6:56 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Lens+ For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "Dabble -The Fast Thinking Word Game For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99), iPhone Version Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "Drawing with Carl For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 21 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:15 AM

  • "Apple Mac mini (Mid-2011) Core i5 2.3GHz review" PC Advisor 11:14 AM
  • "New iPad brings a display like no other" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 11:04 AM
  • "IFixit, You Fix It With IMac Hard Drive Upgrade Kit" MacNews 8:58 AM
  • "Weekend Reading: The Apple Experience by Carmine Gallo [excerpt] 9 to 5 Mac 10:42 AM
  • "Audyssey's Lower East Side Audio Dock Air is a compact, good-sounding AirPlay speaker" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "FatCat's PowerBar: Portable Battery Charger With Style" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750GB is a speedy performer" Macworld 4:37 PM
  • "Stay Connected With TP-Link's Nano WiFi Router" Wired 1:15 PM
  • "Case lets you turn iPhone into scuba-diving camera: The TAT7 case supposedly lets you take your iPhone down to 100 feet to shoot photos and video. But there are some caveats." CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Incipio Inscribe Stylus review: Shorter than your typical pen, this stylus is a simple and effective combination of smooth black barrel and rubberised tip." Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "iChic Gear Phantomus review: Stylus boasts the weight, shape and feel of a typical ball-point pen" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "iChic Gear Calligrapher review" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Hip Street iPad 3rd Generation/iPad 2 Bluetooth Multimedia Aluminum Keyboard Case" MacPrices 11:36 AM
  • "GreenSmart Baringo Messenger Mac Accessory Review" Macworld 10:28 AM
  • "Griffin Reserve Battery Case: An attractive case with an extra battery to boost your iPhone's runtime." Register Hardware 1:15 PM
  • "Epson WorkForce 845 offers speedy performance, sharp output" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "PhotoDealer Review: One great feature courtesy of this photography app, but otherwise it might be too basic for some users." 148Apps 9:25 AM
  • "5 Ways To Have Fun Playing Cards Against Your Mac (can you beat a Mac?)" Mac 360 7:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Computing and Other Specialist Dictionaries" eXtensions 9:17 PM
  • "Hold the Solar System in your hands with Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe for iPad" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Experience Instagram better than ever with Gramory for iPhone" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Paper: Beautiful, Basic Drawing for the iPad" Techland 8:01 AM
  • "Inspire Pro - Paint, Draw and Sketch Review" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "OmmWriter Dana distraction-free word processor gets an iPad version" AppleTell 8:10 AM
  • "A Social Network Built for Two: A new app gives couples a private network to share texts, videos, and virtual kisses—and shows there's space for social innovation." Technology Review 1:15 PM
  • "Connect by QuickOffice and Box OneCloud attack iPad file round-trip challenge" TUAW 8:05 AM
  • "Barefoot World Atlas Review" Mac|Life 11:07 AM
  • "MAD for the iPad: Just in time for April Fool's Day, the iconic humor magazine MAD gets its first dedicated iPad app." Download 10:08 AM
  • "Appidemic: Ion Racer for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:10 AM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 45 - Crystal Charge Level: MAXIMUM" Touch Arcade 4:34 PM
  • "'Final Freeway 2R' Review - The 'OutRun' Homage that We've Been Waiting For (Review)" Touch Arcade 4:34 PM
  • "Taposé Review" 148Apps 4:36 PM
  • "Ion Racer Review: Ion Racer takes mission-driven progress and combines it with third-person racing to great effect." 148Apps 4:35 PM
  • "Galactic Alliance 2 Review: More alien invaders must be stopped in this sci-fi tower defense sequel." 148Apps 4:34 PM
  • "Paper by FiftyThree – Silky Smooth Drawing Experience" Apple'n'Apps 6:33 PM
  • "Zaarly Review: Crowd sourcing help, assistance and items all through this community focused form of Craigslist." 148Apps 10:13 AM
  • "Paper By FiftyThree Review: An utterly beautiful and inspiring way to draw and sketch." 148Apps 9:02 AM
  • "Replace carrier name with logo in iPhone status bar" Mac OS X Hints 9:41 AM
  • "iOS Video Tip: Text Expansion In iOS 5" MacTrast 8:15 AM
  • "NBC Universal Caught Using Infringing Graphic From Apple, Probably Won't Learn Anything" Techdirt 9:21 PM
  • "Remains of the Day: Creme de la creme" Macworld 9:25 PM
  • "Where have all the iPads gone? Apple pulls refurbs from store" FairerPlatform 4:21 PM
  • "Apple's nonexistent iPhone naming scheme: Will next one be the iPhone 6, 5 or 4G?" ZDNet 1:15 PM
  • "Apple Should be Careful What it Signs up For!" Forbes 10:42 AM
  • "Apple Faces Brand New Challenge" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Full of win" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:41 AM
  • "Macworld says the new iPad's screen is underrated" TUAW 9:19 AM
  • "Retina Display Macs May Be Getting Closer" MacNews 8:57 AM
  • "Is Apple really in half of US homes?" SlashGear 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Patent Hints at iPhone's Hideous 3D Future" Gizmodo 8:25 AM
  • "The Ground Beneath Apple's Walled Garden" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Does Google earn more cash from Apple iPhone than Android?" Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime" MacRumors 9:28 AM
  • "FLA announces Foxconn results, Apple promises action" Mac.Blorge 8:58 AM
  • "Foxconn fiasco not Apple's finest hour"  CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Roadkill: What Apple Is Doing To The Competition" PixoBebo 7:15 AM
  • "The Evolution of Facebook for Brands" Yahoo! News 9:30 PM
  • "Why it's wrong to call copyright infringement 'theft'" GigaOM 9:02 PM
  • "An Open Letter To the 5 Million Confused People Who Bought a Samsung Galaxy Note" Gizmodo 7:11 PM
  • "Google, Facebook working to undermine Do Not Track privacy protections" AppleInsider 7:04 PM
  • "Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps" GigaOM 4:34 PM
  • "Repeat after me: There is no perfect smartphone" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Firefox 11 review: Firefox has jumped the shark" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "The Bureaucracy of Videogames: Why San Andreas Had to Tone Down the Sex" Wired 12:27 PM
  • "What if Sony's So-Called 'PlayStation Orbis' Really Does Kill Used Games?" Techland 12:17 PM
  • "'People expect privacy on Facebook and Twitter'" The Register 12:16 PM
  • "HP Officejet 6700 Premium e-All-in-One review" PCWorld 12:06 PM
  • "Will hacker group Anonymous bring down the Internet on 31 March? Will Operation Global Blackout go ahead this weekend, or is it all an elaborate April Fools' joke?" Computerworld UK 12:06 PM
  • "E-mail Etiquette Part I: The End-of-Thread Dilemma" PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Red Hat's $1 billion proves value of software freedom" InfoWorld 11:27 AM
  • "The Not-So-Hidden Risk of a Cloud Meltdown, and Why I'm Not So Worried" Wired 12:25 PM
  • "Is it time to take the fight into the Clouds?" The Register 12:15 PM
  • "6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers: Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace." InformationWeek 11:23 AM
  • "No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?" InformationWeek 11:23 AM
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 12:18 PM
  • "Data Backup, Protection Plans Lacking Among Small Businesses: Mozy" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Google Must Make Android Upgrade Worth Networks' While" BYTE 1:19 PM
  • "Google Tablet: A very good thing done the right way" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Do We Need World Backup Day? March 31 is World Backup Day. Do we really need a day devoted to something that we should be doing every day? If we do, we should have a World Test Recovery Day, too." InformationWeek 9:59 AM
  • "At last, broadband in the boonies, but at a price" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Nokia? What Went Wrong This Week and Why?" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:50 AM
  • "Can RIM Make a Comeback? The Word on the Web" PCWorld 11:47 AM
  • "Cook, Zuckerberg, Chambers, Elop All In China: What Is It Telling Us?" Forbes 9:44 AM
  • "Bye bye Blackberry, RIM concedes consumer space" Tech.Blorge 7:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Our Story Got Foursquare To Kill API Access To Creepy Stalking App Girls Around Me [Update: Facebook Responds] Cult of Mac 7:06 PM
  • "OWC Wins 2012 Reader's Choice Award for 'Best Mac Peripheral Reseller'" Other World Computing 11:56 AM
  • "Make Animated GIFs Anywhere with GifBoom" 148Apps 10:13 AM
  • "OEM iPhone's 30-pin Dock Female to Regular Audio 3.5mm Plug Cable" USBfever 9:26 AM
  • "Cassette Tape -Look Case for iPhone 4 / iPhone 4s" USBfever 9:26 AM
  • "Rumor: New Facebook iPad App On The Way?" AppleBitch 8:57 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: Camera Grabber For iOS 5 - Available Now In The Cydia Store" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "Creepy iPhone Case Forces You to Interact with Siri" Mashable 8:24 AM
  • "Sensational New Space Shooter for iOS - Endless War" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "Kdan Launches Pocket Snapper - Virtual Studio and iModel for iPhone" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "iHelpNYC releases Chem Pro for iPad" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "The Window 1.0 for iOS - Soothing, Interactive, Bedtime Book for Kids" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Metaversal Studios: Updraft Jack 2.0 Released - Adds New Content" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "60% off on great Montessori apps on Friday 30th March" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "iSyslog HD - iOS System Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting for the iPad" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Dropage Leaps onto the iOS Platform" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Math Guardians - Arcade Fighting game for Math Training on iPad" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Approves Infamous Horror Film Director's First App for iOS" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Vegetable Samurai 3D PRO 1.0 for iOS - Slice Many Veggies in One Stroke" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Picflick for iPad takes social photo sharing & storage to the next level" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Nyan Cat Adventure - Internet Phenomena Pop Tart Cat comes to iOS" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Jumbo Jets launches on iPad and Android devices" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Dot Lock Protection Free - Major Update" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Birdie 4.0 for iOS - Golf scoring on the iPhone gets even better" prMac 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's New Window Opportunity" [Video Report] CNBC 9:51 AM
  • "Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens: Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications." InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Nomura on Windows 8: 'Microsoft will not be adding back the Start Button'" Seattle Times 11:54 AM
  • "No 'Start' button on Windows 8?" USA Today 12:19 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard: On The Right Track With Whitman" The Motley Fool 9:46 AM
  • "HP Folio 13 ultrabook dips to $799 at Wal-Mart" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Dell expands virtual desktops into the cloud" Computerworld 5:39 PM
  • "Dell Enlists 12G Servers, the Cloud for VDI Refresh" ServerWatch 9:08 PM
  • "Micron, Oracle settle memory price-fixing lawsuit: Oracle filed suit charging conspiracy to boost RAM prices in September, 2010, after Oracle acquiring Sun Microsystems" IDG News Service 10:50 AM
  • "Micron settles with Oracle in chip price-fixing case: Takes a hefty DRAM from can of legal whup-ass" The Register 12:15 PM
  • "Martha Burk: Augusta, IBM 'in bind'" ESPN 12:00 PM
  • "Will IBM's Rometty join Augusta's boys' club?" CNNMoney 12:53 PM
  • "How IBM manages 80,000 bring-your-own devices: Policies form the backbone of Big Blue's mobile strategy" IDG News Service 11:28 AM
  • "Intel vs. ARM: Rivalry surges in winner-take-all tech world" Reuters Breakingviews [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Intel: Street Upbeat on 'Romley' Prospects" Barron's 9:44 AM
  • "Intel's Diane Bryant Says CIOs Will Love Its Romley Chip" AllThingsD 12:57 PM
  • "Intel: Ultrabooks Offer More Choice, Better Value Than MacBook Air or iPad/In an interview with PCWorld, Intel officials call Ultrabooks more useful for real work than iPads, and a better value than laptops such as the MacBook Air. Plus, they reveal what's ahead for Ultrabooks in 2012 and 2013." PCWorld 9:19 PM
  • "AMD Corp VP and GM of server products leaves" Fudzilla 9:06 PM
  • "Cisco ploughs money into Russia's Silicon Valley" ZDNet UK 12:35 PM
  • "Skolkovo: Cisco, Bessemer Venture Partners Put Millions Into Russia's Latest Answer To Silicon Valley" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Cisco mum on NDS hacking allegations" CRN 9:07 PM
  • "Is New Legislation Needed to Protect Online Privacy?" CIO 11:50 AM
  • "Engineers rebuild HTTP as a faster Web foundation" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "The next killer app: Machines that see" EE Times 11:00 AM
  • "Exclusive: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Swarm China for Network Gear" Wired Magazine 12:27 PM
  • "PC bill of materials creeps higher" ZDNet 12:30 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Wall Street raised its Apple estimates 24.4% in 90 days" Fortune 11:21 AM
  • "Apple Will Displace Exxon Mobil As America's Most Profitable Company" Seeking Alpha 7:28 AM
  • "Apple And 'The Boy In The Plastic Bubble'" Seeking Alpha 7:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Techs slip, but Nasdaq ends quarter up 19%: RIM rises after announcing management, board changes" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. stock market's rise leaves many behind: Index-based ETFs a factor in reduced trading volume" MarketWatch 12:58 PM
  • "U.S. stocks notch best first quarter since 1998: In first quarter, Dow gains 8.1%, Nasdaq Composite up nearly 19%" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "S&P 500 Posts Biggest First-Quarter Gain Since 1998" Bloomberg 4:24 PM
  • "Wall Street Climbs Amid Mixed Data, EU News" FOXBusiness 11:22 AM
  • "Stocks Post Best First Quarter Since 1998" TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks end spectacular quarter: U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending their best first quarter in over a decade, as investors weighed a report on consumer spending and a boost in the eurozone bailout fund." CNNMoney 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks Add 66 Points, Post First-Quarter Record" [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Canadian stocks set to snap loss streak; RIM gains" MarketWatch 12:58 PM
  • "Asian Markets Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Asian stock markets muted after Japanese data shows industrial output falling on export slump" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks dip on last day of strong quarter" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Stocks End Strong Quarter With Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 12:58 PM
  • "Stocks rebound as euro finance ministers bolster bailout fund to $1.1 trillion: Stock markets recovered some ground Friday after sharp losses this week, as finance ministers from the 17 euro countries agreed to increase the amount of money available for any future financial bailouts." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12:23 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally after firewall increase/In first quarter, Stoxx 600 gains 7.7%, but Spain's IBEX 35 sinks 6.5%" MarketWatch 12:51 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:07 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:08 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:05 PM
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