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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Apple, Samsung patent trial set to kick off in U.S., billions at stake"  Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: The patent trial of the century starts today" Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "E-Commerce News: Tech Law: Titanic Apple v. Samsung Patent Clash Begins in Earnest" E-Commerce Times 3:00 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung to face off in court over iPhone, iPad" Associated Press 8:24 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung begin battle for billions in US patent smackdown" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Apple v Samsung $2.5bn patent trial begins with jury selection" V3 8:40 AM
  • "Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being" Foss Patents 2:28 PM
  • "Samsung Thwarted in Bid To Show Apple has 'Sony Style'" AllThingsD 9:14 AM
  • "Key Witness No Longer Works at Apple, Doesn't Want to Testify at Samsung Trial"  AllThingsD 8:09 AM
  • "Former Apple Designer Won't Be in Court Monday for Apple Samsung Trial" IDG News Service 8:33 AM
  • "As Apple and Samsung Head to Court, Here's a Handy Cheat Sheet" AllThingsD 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung exec says patent struggle with Apple is 'unreasonable'" AppleInsider 9:24 PM
  • "Court filing: iPhone is a gross margins powerhouse" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Taiwan university sues Apple over speech recognition patents" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Taiwan University Sues Apple Over Siri" PC Magazine 2:25 PM
  • "Apple's Siri nailed with patent suit over voice-to-text: The plaintiff, a Taiwan university, filed the lawsuit in a Texas court because 'its rulings are usually in favor of patent owners.'" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Jonathan Ive: Apple's goal isn't to make money/Apple's goal is not to make money, but to make good products, said Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, speaking at the British Embassy's Creative Summit."  Wired UK 8:42 AM
  • "Apple design chief: 'Our goal isn't to make money'/Apple might be the most valuable company in the world but its design chief insists it is not in it for the money." Telegraph 12:19 PM
  • "MTA gave Apple unfair edge for Grand Central shop, state audit says" ["The Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave the iPad maker an unfair edge last year as Apple ruthlessly bid for its prime retail perch overlooking Grand Central Terminal, according to a scathing new report obtained by The Post. A fresh audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the MTA last May allowed the California-based tech giant to set a daunting hurdle for rival bidders to clear in a tight, 30-day window — namely, that they be willing to front $5 million in cash."]  New York Post 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Got Special Deal for Grand Central Terminal Store, State Audit Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:03 PM
  • "China consumer group blacklists Apple" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Downloads Top Three Million" ["'Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,' said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing."] Apple 8:12 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Downloads Top Three Million" Business Wire 8:13 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Downloads Hit 3 Million in 4 Days" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "As Mountain Lion Crosses 3M Downloads in 4 Days, Apple Deems The OS 'Most Successful OS X Release' Ever" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Mountain Lion hits 3M downloads on record pace" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Mountain Lion passes 3 million downloads in first four days" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "Apple: More Than 3 Million Copies of Mountain Lion Downloaded" Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Roars! 3 Million Downloads in Four Days" Tapscape 8:22 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Is Apple's Best-Ever OS Launch" Sci-Tech Today 7:34 PM
  • "Mac Malware Spies On Email, Survives Reboots: Crisis malware lets attackers install without an administrator password and intercept email, IM, and other communications." InformationWeek 12:51 PM
  • "Mac Crisis (aka Morcut) malware is in the wild" iTWire 7:48 AM
  • "What links Apple, Sun's ZFS and a tiny startup? Al Gore" The Register 8:28 AM
  • "Get Mountain Lion for Free with Recently Purchased Macs" TidBITS 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X Lion 10.7.5 Beta To Developers" Cult of Mac 3:19 PM
  • "Another way to get out of 'Times New Roman' font hell, but also avoid messing with style sheets, is to enable the Develop menu. Then choose 'Open Page With' and choose an earlier version of Safari. The Appearance tab will be functional in that version. Change the default font(s) and Exit. When you relaunch Safari 6 it will remember the altered default font. If this is the case, then defaults write 'Lucida Grande' in Terminal might work. It works on Safari 5 on Snow Leopard. (Sorry, no Safari 6 or Mountain Lion; I've become averse to the bleeding edge.) To set font size: defaults write 13. Changing the fixed-width font is left as an exercise for the reader." MacInTouch 12:21 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion and Airplay Mirroring: Time to Cut the Cord?"  Techland 8:46 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Digging Deep into iWork Document Sharing in Mountain Lion" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "How to Bring Web Sharing Back to Mountain Lion" TidBITS 10:29 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Backing Up to Multiple Time Machine Drives" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "Get Old Exposé Back on the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 10:40 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Pause notifications, edit bookmarks" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "Makeover OS X 10.8 with Mountain Tweaks 1.0.1" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Update Contacts In Mountain Lion To Include Twitter Names With One Click [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Some Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks" 9 to 5 Mac 3:24 PM
  • "New command line tools in Mountain Lion manage encryption, sleep and sharing" TUAW 9:15 AM
  • "Edit file information and access privileges with FileXaminer" Macworld 12:50 PM
  • "Review: Tokyo Split Animator for Final Cut Pro X" IT.Enquirer 10:08 AM
  • "MacMost Now 741: New Features Of Safari 6" MacMost 9:15 AM
  • "Quick Look in Mountain Lion supports pinch to zoom in or out" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "Command-drag to Terminal to change directory" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "Got The No RSS In Safari 6 Blues? Put RSS Magic Back Into Your Mac For Free" PixoBebo 7:52 AM
  • "How To Improve The Mac's Dock, Add Visual Functionality, And Not Click The Mouse" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
  • "How To Control The Individual Sound Volume Level On Each Mac App That Uses Sound" McSolo 7:53 AM
  • "8 New Ways To Use Your Mac To Dress Up An iPhone With Better Contact, Wallpaper, And Home Screen Photos" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "How To Make Your Mac And Speakers Sound Better Than They Really Sound" BohemianBoomer 7:52 AM
  • "Yet Another Free Way To See How Much Email Is On Your Mac That You Haven't Read Yet" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "2 Free And Easy Ways To Put The Color Back In The Sidebar Icons In The Mac's Finder" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "Mac App Store: Where did Lion go?" Betalogue 5:23 PM
  • "Which Macs Might OS X 10.9 Leave Behind?" Low End Mac 3:17 PM
  • "The Mac's mobile-only future/Forget airy marketing talk: a company's priorities are written in money. What do Apple's investments tell us about the Mac's direction? Mobile only. For Pro users especially." ZDNet 2:56 PM
Press Releases
  • "Cheetah updated to 6.0.1 for Mountain Lion" Architosh 10:03 AM
  • "Sanctum coming to OS X on August 13th" AppleTell 8:44 AM
  • "Paragon tweaks Mac NTFS drivers for Mountain Lion" iTWire 7:53 AM
  • "Enolsoft PDF Converter for Mac Adds Support for OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Pacifist 3.0.8 addresses Mountain Lion issues" FairerPlatform 7:43 AM
  • "Mac Shutdown, the Mac OS X utility to shutdown unattended Mac" Tension Software 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "IPhone's Russian Carrier Blames 'Dictatorship' For $1,000 Price: OAO Mobile TeleSystems, the iPhone's biggest wireless carrier in Russia, criticized Apple Inc. for not cutting the device's $1,000-plus price in the country and being too strict about how it's sold." Bloomberg 3:21 PM
  • "Android loses ground to Apple in second quarter: Though still in top place, Android shed market share in the second quarter, while Apple's iOS gained ground, according to Strategy Analytics." CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "AAPL's iOS Gains on Google's Android as Smartphone Market Shrinks" Barron's 11:20 AM
  • "Apple hits 250M units sold; next 250M harder" New York Post 11:19 AM
  • "Apple's AuthenTec Deal May Truly Trouble Competition" MacNewsWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Apple's new 'Genius' ads blasted by critics: The new advertising campaign has been deemed 'embarrassing', 'cheap', 'cringe-inducing', and 'dreadful'" Macworld UK 8:30 AM
  • "Amazing Alex and the cruelty of the mobile app market" BGR 12:04 PM
  • "Apple did do market research, despite Steve Jobs' views" Macworld UK 9:42 AM
  • "WSJ: 40 percent of device thefts in NYC are Apple, including a jaw-busting iPad from our own reporter" 9 to 5 Mac 11:10 AM
  • "Apple blacklisted by Chinese consumer watchdog" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Tablets Emerge As Preferred Online Shopping Device" MacNews 9:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Gmail gets video Hangout: Google begins rolling out video chat integration for its web email starting today." CNET News 12:23 PM
  • "Meet the Man Who Put the '@' in Your E-Mail" Wired Magazine 12:02 PM
  • "T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note lands August 8 for $250" CNET News 12:23 PM
  • "Samsung woos businesses with enterprise makeover for laptops" V3 11:55 AM
  • "Become a real mech warrior with your own Kuratas robot" TG Daily 11:49 AM
  • "John Romero less than optimistic about Ouya" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Facebook to test first innovative Open Compute racks: Open Rack solves a number of ongoing problems of traditional data-center server racks" Techworld 11:46 AM
  • "HTC bites the bullet, closes South Korean office" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Persistent Router Botnets on the Horizon, Researcher Says at Defcon" IDG News Service 11:19 AM
  • "Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs: Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort." InformationWeek 10:58 AM
  • "E3 convention to stay in Los Angeles through 2015" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:41 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer brings free food to Yahoo" Mashable 10:34 AM
  • "Fujitsu Declines To 34-Year Low After Posting Net Loss" Bloomberg 10:28 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble tablets get maps before Kindle Fire" paidContent 9:55 AM
  • "Do these pants come in Bluetooth? After decades of being 'just around the corner,' wearable electronics may finally be ready for prime time." Fortune 9:50 AM
  • "Your wallpaper could soon be an HD display" CNNMoney 9:29 AM
  • "Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 410: Don't Let Mountain Lion Litter The Sandbox" The Mac Observer 7:57 AM
  • "Mountain Lion came out and we quickly purchased and installed it. We found some neat features that didn't make the headlines." The MT Show 7:43 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Possible iPhone 5 Case Appears on Video" Mashable 8:16 AM
  • "What will the next iPhone be called? Most people have been calling the next-generation iPhone the 'iPhone 5.' But Apple may choose to be unpredictable." CNET Reviews 2:28 PM
  • "Japanese fanboi builds FrankenPhone from 'bits of iPhone 5'" The Register 12:02 PM
  • "Rumored iPhone 5 parts assembled into device in new pictures" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:30 AM
  • "Rumor: More Details Of iPhone 5, iPad Mini And iPad 4 Emerge" AppleBitch 9:50 AM
  • "New Rumor Claims Sept 12 New iPhone, iPad mini Announcement" The Mac Observer 10:57 AM
  • "Apple says 'Purple' iPhone concept predates Sony's art: Samsung has charged Apple with allegedly copying Sony's phone designs with the iPhone, but there appears to be one design that predated Sony's." CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Court Filings Reveal Early iPhone, iPod Prototypes" IDG News Service 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Claims This 2005 iPhone Prototype Proves It Didn't Copy Sony" Gizmodo 8:15 AM
  • "Analyst: Supplier Ramp Could Indicate Second Fall Product for Apple" The Mac Observer 9:33 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tilt-a-Bowl For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:34 AM
  • "Almighty Cow For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:34 AM
  • "Timmy -feat. The Insulting Monkey For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM

  • "MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012)" Engadget 3:17 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 15-inch review" T3 10:18 AM
  • "Review: The iPhone on Straight Talk" 9 to 5 Mac 12:50 PM
  • "One of Apple's Best Ideas Ever — Made Worse"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:02 AM
  • "Video Review: Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for the iPad" Run Around Tech 9:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Access the web from anywhere on your iPhone with AnyBrowser" iDownload Blog 8:44 AM
  • "8 iPhone and iPad apps for middle school students" Tecca 11:16 AM
  • "Four Fun Math Apps" Wired 12:14 PM
  • "Appidemic: Goal Defense" AppleTell 8:45 AM
  • "'The Dark Knight Rises' Review - The Batman Game Mobile Gamers Need, or the One They Deserve?" Touch Arcade 4:28 PM
  • "'Centipede Origins' Review - Don't Call It A Comeback" Touch Arcade 9:42 AM
  • "'Eager Beaver' Review - It's Dam Hard and Fun" Touch Arcade 8:53 AM
  • "Weather Neue Review: 'In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.' - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" 148Apps 12:55 PM
  • "9 Innings Pro Baseball 2013 Review: 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2013 is a baseball game where players can upgrade or acquire new players through cards to create a veritable baseball dynamo." 148Apps 3:17 PM
  • "Car Toons! Review: Move over Pixar, there are some new vehicular heroes in town." 148Apps 2:25 PM
  • "Jurassic Park Builder Review: Not content with that initial monumental failure, John Hammond and crew set out to create a new Jurassic Park. With a little help from iOS users." 148Apps 10:28 AM
  • "ORC: Vengeance Review/Hacking and slashing on iOS has never been more satisfying!" 148Apps 2:28 PM
  • "Spy vs Spy Review: This classic game of espionage and sabotage is sure to please fans and newcomers alike. It's the same old game, but with updated visuals and gameplay elements to keep it fresh!" 148Apps 8:53 AM
  • "Epic Raiders Review: It may not be the first strategy/party-focused/line-dragging RPG, but it just might be the best." 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "Deleting App Data from iCloud" iLounge 3:17 PM
  • "Mastering albums in iPhoto for iOS" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "Ive Says Apple Wants to Make Great Products, Not Money" The Mac Observer 9:05 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone Takes Smartphone Share from Android in U.S." The Mac Observer 8:01 PM
  • "If Apple Didn't Want to Kill Facebook Before, They Do After This Zuckerberg Comment Last Week" Forbes 3:22 PM
  • "The End of the iPod (Thank God!): The music players have only been a detriment to society and I look forward to the day that they disappear." PC Magazine 4:29 PM
  • "Is it time to declare the death of the iPod?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:17 PM
  • "3 Ways Apple Sets Itself Apart from the Competition" Techland 12:02 PM
  • "A late-summer iOS 6, iPhone launch would boost Q4 earnings"  GigaOM 11:20 AM
  • "How the iPhone surprise was almost given away by Steve Jobs" TUAW 11:11 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Insecurity complex" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:43 AM
  • "Steve Jobs & You Have This in Common" Inc. 9:16 AM
  • "Two Worms Eating at Apple's Core" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung: best of frenemies" VentureBeat 4:29 PM
  • "Apple vs Samsung Both Win?" Zacks 12:49 PM
  • "Is The Latest Apple-Samsung Court Case Really All About Google?" Gizmodo 8:14 AM
  • "Will Apple Ever Make an iWatch? With entries from Sony and Pebble, the smartwatch market is starting to heat up. Will Apple get in on the action?"  PC Magazine 8:11 AM
  • "The unspoken truth about Apple: Despite its unparalleled cool factor: and profits: the Cupertino company's products aren't always the highest of the high-end." Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Should Apple buy a stake in Twitter?" The Week 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Should Dig Into The Couch Cushions And Buy Twitter" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Why Apple Won't Buy Twitter" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Apple To Take Twitter Stake? Nope, Apparently Not" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "If Apple Releases This iPhone 5 Design, It's Definitely Not Screwed" Business Insider 12:55 PM
  • "New iPhone, possible iPad mini, could launch sooner than expected: The next-gen iPhone could be in our grubby little hands as soon as September." Ars Technica 11:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5 prototype reveals taller screen, silver back, bigger speakers" Beatweek Magazine 9:12 AM
  • "Rumor: Awesome New Photos Of Leaked iPhone 5 Appear" AppleBitch 8:01 AM
  • "Smartphone Battle: Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft" The Motley Fool 8:01 AM
  • "Viewers Give Apple's 'Genius' Olympic Ads A 'D' For Dumb" Forbes 4:29 PM
  • "Apple Airs Three New Mac 'Genius' Ads – What's The Point?" Apple'n'Apps 3:19 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Would Be Appalled by Apple's New Ads" The Atlantic 2:58 PM
  • "The New Mac Ads: If Tech Companies Were Cruise Lines" Tech.pinions 2:13 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's First Big Public Mistake: Those Horrible Apple Store Genius TV Ads" Mac 360 12:36 PM
  • "The Guy Who Put The 'i' In 'iMac' Slams Apple's New Mac Ads" Business Insider 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft's First Mistake: Leading with Consumer Tablets" View from Above 1:19 PM
  • "Is This the Best or the Most Evil Parenting Trick Ever?" Gizmodo 12:49 PM
  • "Hey Google! I Don't Care About Hangouts, I Just Want To Read My Email" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Jelly Bean And Much More" HotHardware 12:32 PM
  • "10-inch BlackBerry tablet surfaces, but will it ever launch?" CNET News 12:24 PM
  • "Free open-source software: My take on its inexorable rise" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Tablets: 12 Uniquely-Designed Keyboards, Docks and Cases/When it comes to tablets, there's no shortage of keyboards, docks and cases floating around. Here's a look at a dozen that stand out." [Slideshow] Techland 11:54 AM
  • "Why Smartphones Won't Be Replacing Wallets Anytime Soon" Time 11:53 AM
  • "Extend Your Battery Life Superguide Available Now" PCWorld 11:21 AM
  • "The story of the world's first free-range computer virus" NBC News 11:15 AM
  • "Yahoo should think pink, not purple" Fortune 10:53 AM
  • "Defcon And Black Hat Wrap-Up: Wifi And VPN Crypto Cracked, NSA Chief Asks For Hackers' Help, Android Vulnerable To Brute Force Attack" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Build a private social network that employees will actually use: Company social networks can drive collaboration and innovation -- or they can wither on the vine. These tips can help make yours a success." Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Virtualization Technology Improves Backup, Recovery: New VMware APIs are making snapshots and backups faster and easier for IT." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Who Owns Your Big Data? Big data may be set to take off in the enterprise, but the laws protecting it have a long way to go." InformationWeek 10:58 AM
  • "Why it's not doom and gloom for HTC yet" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Get your choice of 9 Windows security suites for free" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Is The Cloud Really Ready For Business?" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Android's US Market Share Declined By 5% In Q2, 'Approaching A Peak': Strategy Analytics" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "Android 4.1: It's the Little Things that Win" PCWorld 11:19 AM
  • "Google Fiber must succeed: Let's all hope Google's fast, free Internet service spreads beyond Kansas City -- and challenges the overly complacent ISPs" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Samsung Case Is a Proxy for Google" [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Why Everyone Wants To See Ron Johnson At JCP Succeed" Forbes 10:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Flight+ travel app now has free ad supported versions for iOS" TUAW 3:18 PM
  • "Control a 4.5 tonne mecha with your iPhone" Stuff Magazine 10:30 AM
  • "Dress Up Your iPad with an Artistic Ceramic Glass Dock from Striped Sail" PRWeb 9:51 AM
  • "IPEVO's Typi Folio Case Now Available in Five Color Combinations; Case and Stand for iPad 3 and iPad 2 Features Wireless Keyboard" PRWeb 9:51 AM
  • "IPEVO's KA-01 Origami Folio Now Available in 5 Colors Case for New iPad 3 and iPad 2 Features Unique Fold-Out Stand" PRWeb 9:51 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 30: Johan-Till Broerof Garmin, Mountain Lion and More" The MUG Center 7:52 AM
  • "3-in-1 Smart Stylus for iPad / iPhone / Galaxy Tabs / Tablets" USBfever 7:52 AM
  • "Fast paced arcade puzzle action on iOS just broke the bank w/ iRobbery" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "Xplosion - Chain Reaction Addictive Game Released by Borixo Mobile" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "TinkR' Labs launches Konkow Toddler for iOS devices" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Reflare Launches Educator-Contributed Kids' Learning App Mr. Bumblebee" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "iPhotoCap brings Easy Image Captioning to the iPhone" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "MediRounds LLC releases MediRounds, the premier medical rounding app" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Bremen Town Musicians - Great kids app for iOS and Android" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Chrome InfoTech announced version 2.0 of Yellowstone Wildlife App" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "The XAPPR gaming gun will blow your mind with tons of AR apps" prMac 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft sizes up its competitors for 2013" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Shifting subscriptions: Microsoft's bet-the-company strategy for the future of software" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's solution to its vision problem" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft finalizes Perceptive Pixel purchase" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft 10-K confirms Surface will ship on Oct. 26: Company stays mum on pricing plans for Microsoft's first tablet, which will run Windows 8 or Windows RT" Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Surface to arrive with Windows 8 on 10/26, says Microsoft" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Leaks Surface Tablet Launch Date in SEC Filing" PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "Windows 8 Gets Touch-Compatible Mice, Keyboards: Microsoft's new Sculpt and Wedge lines of peripherals will make it easier to navigate through Windows 8 touch menus, but the convenience comes at a price." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Debuts Mice, Keyboards For Windows 8 Software" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces New Hardware for Windows 8" PCWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils tablet-friendly mice and keyboards" CNET Reviews 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft revamps its keyboards and mice" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Blizzard isn't happy about Windows 8" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Windows Phone sales warm up in July" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft hits Java where it hurts: Microsoft security researcher warns of deteriorating situation with Java -- and not just on Windows. Continuing to use Java puts your company and clients at risk" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Dell Offers Microsoft Office 365 to Small Businesses" eWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Oracle Acquires Virtual Networking Concern Xsigo Systems" AllThingsD 9:46 AM
  • "Oracle to buy cloud-infrastructure firm Xsigo" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Oracle to buy software maker Xsigo" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Oracle Buys Xsigo for Software-defined Networking" IDG News Service 11:20 AM
  • "Software Defined Everything: Oracle to Acquire Xsigo" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "Oracle Continues Buying Spree: Oracle Corp. agreed to acquire Xsigo Systems Inc., a provider of network virtualization technology, continuing its buying spree to embrace cloud computing." [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Oracle Keeps Its Head in the Cloud" WSJ Blogs 12:20 PM
  • "IBM Cements $1 Billion Outsourcing Deal With Cemex" InformationWeek 4:20 PM
  • "HP's cloud guy: Why we're the enterprise cloud/In an exclusive interview, Biri Singh explains HP's cloud strategy and its focus on the needs of enterprise developers and operations" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Minnesota Taps IBM For Health Insurance Exchange" InformationWeek 12:25 PM
  • "Mexico's Cemex signs 10-yr outsourcing deal with IBM" Reuters 9:49 AM
  • "Intel upgrades 3G RF chip with power amplifiers" EE Times 10:44 AM
  • "AMD reportedly to reshuffle executives in Greater China" DigiTimes 10:43 AM
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Industry News
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  • "Stocks Favor Red as Dow's Monday Slump Continues" FOXBusiness 4:21 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise On Speculation Europe To Act On Crisis" Bloomberg 10:28 AM
  • "Stocks End Lower Ahead of Central Bank Moves" CNBC 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks Take Breather After Recent Surge" TheStreet 4:22 PM
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  • "Asia Stocks Head for Biggest Three-Day Advance This Year on Euro" Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly up, as Shanghai plumbs depths/Shanghai Composite ends at lowest level in more than three years" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
  • "Banks Lead Rally in Europe" [Paid Membership Required] 12:13 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise on EU action hopes/Air France-KLM surges 19% after earnings" MarketWatch 12:13 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:53 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:19 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:32 PM
  • "Oracle, Citrix, IBM: Tech Winners & Losers" TheStreet 12:15 PM

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