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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple Becomes Largest Mobile Phone Vendor in United States in Q4 2012"  Strategy Analytics 8:50 AM
  • "Apple biggest phone maker in the U.S. for the first time: Apple bests Samsung by selling 17.7 million iPhones in Q4, as U.S. market share increases to 34%" IDG News Service 8:43 AM
  • "With 18M iPhones sold during Q4, Apple outsells Samsung in U.S." GigaOM 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Becomes Top Mobile Phone Vendor in the US for First Time" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Ousts Samsung As No.1 Mobile Maker In U.S. In Q4 2012 — Taking Record 34% Marketshare, Says Strategy Analytics" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung as top U.S. mobile phone maker" CNET News 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Overtakes Samsung With 34% of U.S. Mobile Market" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Apple Becomes Top Mobile-Phone Vendor in U.S. During Fourth Quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Apple makes modest gains in Chinese phone share" Electronista 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Executives Meet with Turkish President to Discuss $4.5 Billion iPad Education Initiative"  MacRumors 10:28 AM
  • "Apple Absolutely Has To Make An iPhone With A Bigger Screen"  Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Court denies Apple rehearing on Galaxy Nexus injunction plea: Apple said the court had introduced a new requirement for issuing injunctions" IDG News Service 8:42 AM
  • "Are Apple users superior? Do Apple's mobile devices lead in the U.S. because of technological elitism? Of course not."  Fortune 8:38 AM
  • "Java browser plug-in on OS X re-enabled with update to Java 7" 9 to 5 Mac 5:30 PM
  • "Apple's anti-malware blacklists Java 7 plug-in again" ZDNet 10:33 AM
  • "Apple ticks off Mac users with silent shutdown of Java 7: Company sets XProtect to treat Java as malware, leaving Java-dependent users scrambling for guidance" InfoWorld 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Thinks iWork Pro with Newly Acquired Patents" Patently Apple 10:21 AM
  • "Apple nabs 18 patents related to 'axis-based user interface technology'" CNET News 11:40 AM
  • "Apple Looking To Reimagine User Interface In iLife Apps?" AppleBitch 8:23 AM
  • "Desktop Operating System Market Share" [Mac: 7.08%] NetMarketshare 8:27 AM
  • "Desktop Browser Market Share" [Safari: 5.24%] NetMarketshare 8:25 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week, readers sent in questions about keeping a Mac clean and optimized, external drive permissions, and other topics." CNET Reviews 4:48 PM
  • "How to Take and Edit Screenshots For Tutorials" Mactuts+ 9:14 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Inky offers a fresh, human take on email" Macworld 9:15 AM
  • "MacMost Now 821: Spell Checking In Multiple Language In Pages" MacMost 8:23 AM
  • "Even More Mastering The Option Key Tricks And Tips [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Transferring PDF digital booklets between iTunes libraries" iLounge 4:51 PM
  • "Here's The Alarm And Timer App That Every Mac User Needs In The Menubar" NoodleMac 8:30 AM
  • "6 Ways To Use The Swiss Army Knife Of Mac Utilities (think launcher, finder, organizer)" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "3 Cheap Ways To Control Flash, Destroy Flash, Or Keep Flash Out Of Your Mac Life" TeraTalks 8:31 AM
  • "Try The Nutty Way To Improve Your Mac's Speed And Save Battery Life That Actually Works" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "What's The Better Way To View And Switch To Open Apps? A Cute App Apple Should Buy" BohemianBoomer 8:31 AM
  • "An Ancient Way Of Learning Is Made Completely New Again On The Mac, iPhone, And iPad" McSolo 8:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cloak Protects Your OS X and iOS Network Data from Prying Eyes" The Mac Observer 4:43 PM
  • "SCSC Releases a Major Update of Scannerz for Mac OS X" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "MacX DVD Ripper Pro Updated to Rip DVD to ISO Image/MKV with Fast Speed" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Omni Group unveils OmniFocus 2, OmniPlan, OmniOutliner 4 for Mac: After going 'iPad or bust,' the company's getting back to the Mac." Ars Technica 8:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Path Fined $800,000 By FTC For iOS Privacy Violations" Cult of Mac 10:40 AM
  • "Path and the FTC" Path 10:40 AM
  • "Web startup Path to pay $800,000 to settle privacy charges" Reuters 4:46 PM
  • "Path reaches $800,000 settlement with FTC over iOS privacy issue" Ars Technica 11:53 AM
  • "Path Reaches Settlement with FTC Over Address Book Privacy Concerns" MacRumors 12:24 PM
  • "Infographic shows where Apple spends its money" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone app price drops grow revenue an average of 159% in 7 days" AppleInsider 9:20 AM
  • "Apple TV To Get An HBO Go App By Mid-2013 [Rumor] Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "HBO In Discussions To Bring Content To Apple TV" AppleBitch 8:24 AM
  • "Apple iOS App Revenue More Than Three Times Higher Than Android" PadGadget 9:13 AM
  • "Samsung mocks Apple in a Super Bowl teaser" Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Samsung's Superbowl ad teaser mocks Apple's patent war" The Inquirer 8:43 AM
  • "Macworld/iWorld 2013 Best of Show winners" Macworld 9:01 AM
  • "After Nearly 30 Years, Apple Fans Still Flock to Macworld" MacNewsWorld 9:14 AM
  • "Fanboys and fangirls descend upon Macworld 2013" Silicon Valley 10:24 AM
  • "Expo Notes: Tesseract MacBook stand uses its power for good" Macworld 9:01 AM
  • "How Jobs Made Kutcher Weep And Our Best-Of-Show Picks On The CultCast [Macworld 2013] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "jOBS: Ashton Kutcher says taking on the role of Jobs 'changed me as a person'" Digital Trends 9:08 AM
  • "The xPrintServer Lets You Use Any Printer With Your iOS Device [Macworld 2013] Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "The Fun And Freaky Side Of Macworld 2013 [Gallery] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Temple Run 2 beats Angry Birds' download record" The Inquirer 8:43 AM
  • "'Temple Run 2' Downloaded 50 Million Times in Less than Two Weeks" Touch Arcade 9:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Super Bowl of Video Games. Literally." Time 11:51 AM
  • "Quantum crypto still not proven, claim Cambridge experts" The Register 11:50 AM
  • "Filthy! old! blog! bug! blamed! for! Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! Yahoo! webmail accounts are being hijacked by hackers exploiting an eight-month-old bug in the web giant's blog, security biz Bitdefender warns." The Register 11:48 AM
  • "GTA V delayed, will launch on September 17" TG Daily 11:45 AM
  • "TeliaSonera Chief Nyberg Quits After Uzbek Bribery Report" Bloomberg 10:11 AM
  • "Facebook doesn't talk to Google, says Zuckerberg" Mashable 11:08 AM
  • "Google Gets Its Act Together: New Nexus 4 Orders Reaching Customers In As Little As 48 Hours" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Google begs for secrecy as it files Glass design with FCC" The Register 11:49 AM
  • "Google's Project Glass becomes clearer as fresh details emerge" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Rotund Mega baron Dotcom offers bounty for breaking his crypto: Kim Dotcom is offering a prize of € 10,000 ($13,600) for anyone who can break the cryptography of Mega, his recently launched cloud-based storage site." The Register 11:47 AM
  • "French website hits stumbling block indexing Mega files: Mega is keen to avoid copyright infringement accusations" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Verizon launches prepaid plans for 3G phones starting at $60" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "BlackBerry's Z10 U.S. launch hits roadblock" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Panasonic-Sharp Win Time for Turnarounds as Yen Boosts Earnings" Bloomberg 10:10 AM
  • "PlayStation 4 buzz begins as Sony teases February event" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Mega explains removal of public files after blocking a third-party search engine that indexed user uploads" The Next Web 8:49 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets TechnoBuffalo's Roy Choi, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger, and the NPD Group's Stephen Baker, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:22 AM
  • "Apple to End Mac Pro Sales in Europe — For the Time Being" AllThingsD 8:45 AM
  • "Apple to stop shipping Mac Pro to Europe from March" ZDNet 10:33 AM
  • "Apple ditches Mac Pro line in run up to EU policy changes" V3 11:58 AM
  • "Apple acquires eighteen user interface patents from Maya-Systems" iMore 9:14 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Operating System Market Share" [iOS: 60.56%] NetMarketshare 8:26 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Browser Market Share" [Safari: 61.02%] NetMarketshare 8:25 AM
  • "Android's Web share down 13% since Nov.; Apple's is up 1%" Fortune 10:33 AM
  • "We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP/Rectangular tables protected, no word on rounded corners" The Register 8:39 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Royal Envoy HD (Premium) For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "SimplePhysics For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "EDGE Extended For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Rarefied Retina MacBook Pros get priced closer to earth: The Retina MacBook Pro gets price cuts ranging between $150 and $200 at Best Buy." CNET News 9:22 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -$750 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3:07 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,200 to $3,049 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3:07 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3rd Generation Models -Up To $354 Off Original Prices" MacReviewZone 3:07 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $670 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:07 PM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro for $1515, 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro $1999 at Amazon" 9 to 5 Mac 11:53 AM

  • "Surface RT versus iPad: Which is better for work?"  ZDNet 10:33 AM
  • "Review: OCZ Vector SSD" MacTrast 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Lightning to USB Cable review: Replacement for Apple's new iOS device power and syncing cable" Macworld UK 9:14 AM
  • "Review X-Doria Dash Icon Rising Hearts iPhone 5 Case" Run Around Tech 9:14 AM
  • "Something a bit fishy about the Epicarp iPad mini case" AppleDailyReport 8:37 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Use PayPal for iOS to make safe online payments" Macworld 9:01 AM
  • "Review: FreshBooks is a nifty accounting tool for iOS" Macworld 9:01 AM
  • "Review: Sell or purchase items on-the-go with eBay for iOS" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Penultimate For iPad Now Free; Gets Evernote Sync & Handwriting Search" AddictiveTips 9:06 AM
  • "InFocus Pro: iOS Project Management Suite With A Sketch Pad For Notes" AddictiveTips 11:59 AM
  • "iOS apps for resellers" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "CloudClipboard Review" Mac|Life 9:30 AM
  • "Logophiles Rejoice! Download Wordflex Touch Dictionary – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:19 AM
  • "How Much Should You Be Making In Your Job? What Do Others Make? An iPhone App Knows" Mac 360 8:29 AM
  • "'Cracking Sands' Review - Polarbit Takes on the Kart Racer" Touch Arcade 9:13 AM
  • "Rescue Rush Review: Rescue Rush turns actual street maps into one giant game of Pac-Man." 148Apps 9:14 AM
  • "When Rumors Go Left on Stupid, They're Actually Quite Funny" Patently Apple 4:52 PM
  • "Meet, The Transparent iPad – [Concept, Video] RazorianFly 4:53 PM
  • "What's Apple's next big thing? A low-cost iPhone? An Apple TV set? Four experts tackled the issue at Macworld 2013" Fortune 4:52 PM
  • "This Awesome iPad Concept Features An All-Transparent Body [Video] Redmond Pie 4:52 PM
  • "Year-old iPhone 4S spontaneously combusts and oozes acid, but Apple refuses to replace it" VentureBeat 4:43 PM
  • "The 5 best-selling phones in the U.S. are from just 2 companies: Apple and Samsung" VentureBeat 12:20 PM
  • "iPhone Plus: Why a big-screen iPhone isn't really that crazy" VentureBeat 10:40 AM
  • "How Product Differentiation And Liquid Metal May Combine To Make The iPhone Of The Future" Mac 360 10:23 AM
  • "Branding: Apple's all over it" AppleTell 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Beats Samsung... For Now" TheStreet 9:23 AM
  • "Samsung's Super Bowl Teaser Shows a Welcome Sense of Humor about Apple Lawsuits" Forbes 10:58 AM
  • "Admit It, Samsung's Super Bowl Ad Is Funny Even Though It Pokes Fun At Apple" App Advice 9:06 AM
  • "What will it take to make a Retina iPad mini realistic?"  MacFormat 10:56 AM
  • "Fifth-Generation iPad Rumors Starting To Sound The Same, Which Is A Big Deal" App Advice 9:06 AM
  • "Here Comes The Best iPad Ever" Quartz 8:56 AM
  • "The Collapse Of Steve Jobs' Empire And Other Quaint Tales" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Graphic: Is this Apple's new lineup of mobile devices?" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "If Apple's iPad Has A 50-percent Market Share, What Do Other Tablets Owners Do With Their Tablets?" PixoBebo 8:29 AM
  • "Dear Dell: Don't you dare" Fortune 12:13 PM
  • "Novell aims to remake image: Will it work?" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Q&A: can my tablet replace my cable TV?" USA Today 11:52 AM
  • "Why you should care about cyber espionage" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "The cloud is coming to your business, like it or not/Survey: Significant adoption often had nothing to do with IT, suggesting many businesses have pulled ahead of their CIOs" InfoWorld 10:36 AM
  • "Hot or not: 10 tech trends for 2013" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "Sony Likely To Unveil PlayStation 4 On Feb. 20, But We'll Need To See More Than A Spec Show" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Traveler tips: How to avoid being hacked overseas" Associated Press 11:03 AM
  • "5 tech tips for enjoying the Super Bowl" CNN 10:19 AM
  • "PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years" InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10: Forget about the phone - it's the OS that really counts" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Which Apps Are Coming to BlackBerry 10 - And Which Aren't?" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "The End Of Smartphones: A First-Hand Account Of What It's Like Wearing Google Glass"  Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Chromebook 101: How to make your new toy more Apple-y" TUAW 9:19 AM
  • "Three Months with Microsoft's Office 365" AnandTech 9:17 AM
  • "Nest, The iPod Of Smart Home Tech, Preps Consumers For The Future" ReadWrite 9:08 AM
  • "Who owns your social media account and community when you resign?" memeburn 9:02 AM
  • "Hey Dad! I just wrote my first Blackberry App!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 8:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Seagate's pocketable, self-powered Wireless Plus HDD streams content to multiple iOS devices" AppleInsider 9:30 PM
  • "Fujitsu's ScanSnap iX500 digitizes 25 double-sided docs per minute; wins a Best of Show" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Belkin's Thunderstorm speaker dock brings room-filling audio to iPad" AppleInsider 8:42 PM
  • "Expo Notes: BowBlade lets you get physical with your iPhone gaming (Video)" Macworld 7:12 PM
  • "Tropical Software Releases TopXNotes touch 1.2.2 for iOS" Tropical Software 6:29 PM
  • "Expo Notes: Monitor2Go a handy presentation display for the iPad" Macworld 5:39 PM
  • "Expo Notes: Gigsky app offers international data without expensive roaming charges" Macworld 5:40 PM
  • "Mirrorcase Lets You Take Super Stealthy iPhone Photos" Wired 11:58 AM
  • "Sesame, The Newly-Launched Mobile Gifting App For iPhone, Becomes An Online Store" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Top 5 Apps For Super Bowl XLVII" TheStreet 12:20 PM
  • "Super Bowl Apps: The Must-Have Apps For Game Day" [Slideshow] ABCNews 10:23 AM
  • "Watch the Macworld All-Star Band Live from Cirque du Mac Tonight" The Mac Observer 10:22 AM
  • "Jam for iOS hopes to be 'Instagram for music'" TUAW 9:19 AM
  • "ZipaClip gives you secure video sharing on iOS" TUAW 9:19 AM
  • "PadGadget's Flashback Friday – Mutant Mudds, Free for Today Only" PadGadget 9:19 AM
  • "Pocket for iOS update brings native Facebook sharing, easier article deletion and more" Digital Trends 9:08 AM
  • "Keep your private pics safe with Secure Photo Storage 1.3.1 for iOS" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Dance Fitness Helps Everyone Learn, Practice and Perfect Dance Moves" prMac 9:12 AM
  • "1 Bit Ball 1.0 Has Been Released!" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Arcade Action Gets Global with Happy Sheep for iOS!" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Blue Whale Apps and NACD Release Second Speech Therapy Apps" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "BrainNook Releases iPad App To Help First Graders With Math Skills" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "EverTrip 1.0 for iOS - Tekton's New Evernote Add-On Especially for Trips" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Fairy awakes on App Store in Gorgeous light refraction 3D puzzle game" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Hangul Match for iPhone/iPad, Game for Learning the Korean Hangul" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Kuyi Mobile Releases Streetfood Tycoon: World Tour for iOS" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "LoeschWare, Apps for Kids, Stands Out from the Crowd with Latest App" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Flash Phrase - Redefining the Social Word Game - Now Available on iOS" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Exciting New Makeup Game For Girls For iPad or iPhone" prMac 8:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Could Announce Deal to Go Private as Soon as Monday" AllThingsD 9:35 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Deal Could Come as Soon as Monday" Reuters 9:43 AM
  • "Buyout Deal To Take Dell Private Could Be Announced On Monday" BGR 6:26 PM
  • "Dell LBO Reportedly Could Come Monday At $15-$16 A Share" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "Michael Dell negotiating buyout at $13-$14 per share-sources" Reuters 12:13 PM
  • "Buyout deal to take Dell private could be announced on Monday" BGR News 9:18 PM
  • "Dell to go private in bid to dump ailing PC business" ComputerWeekly 8:14 PM
  • "What does Dell expect by going private? Company is cursed by being known as a PC maker" MarketWatch 9:14 PM
  • "Dell to start shipping SAP Hana appliances to customers" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Jams Thousands of Servers Into Boxes, Building Out $1 Billion Data Center" Wired Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "Google's ActiveSync license turns German push patent suit against Microsoft into long shot" Foss Patents 9:39 AM
  • "Google-beating patent troll targets Microsoft in search suit" V3 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft sued over search-related patents" Reuters 12:16 PM
  • "Windows 8 share remains low, shows modest gains each month" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "New report shows Windows 8 sales remain sluggish; no significant growth in sight" Computerworld Blogs 10:22 AM
  • "Windows 8 ekes out 2.2 percent market share" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 8 Adoption Increased 2.26% In January" BGR 8:17 PM
  • "Microsoft teases IE10 for Win7 with Blocker Toolkit: Microsoft has dropped a strong hint that the long-awaited version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 might actually ship soon – ironically, by releasing a tool that blocks installation of the browser on users' PCs." The Register 11:49 AM
  • "Some users reporting Microsoft Office 365 access issues" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Has Microsoft finally embraced open source? By implementing Git in its developer tools, Microsoft is using GPL-licensed software -- and perhaps ending its war on open source" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "With Sony Set to Reveal Playstation 4, When Will Microsoft Respond?" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "Court rejects Oracle's bid for a quicker end to HP suit" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "HP workers halt legal fight against bosses over 29,000 job cuts: HP employees have 'withdrawn' legal action against the company and agreed to return to the negotiating table to hear CEO Meg Whitman's plan to cut 29,000 jobs." Channel Register 11:47 AM
  • "HP to Close German Enterprise Services Site With 1,100 Employees" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "H-P lays off 850 employees, closes Germany site" MarketWatch 12:11 PM
  • "HP to close site in Germany, cutting 850 jobs" Reuters 12:13 PM
  • "HP's building an avatar to manage your mobile connections: The company is developing a cloud-based service to manage mobile devices and wireless connections based on context" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "HP reels in late for LTO-6 party, yells: Tape is BA-ACK" The Register 11:48 AM
  • "Oracle: BMO Capital Ups Rating; See Better Enterprise Spending" Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "IBM May Need Multibillion-Dollar Deal to Jump-Start Sales" Bloomberg 12:14 PM
  • "IBM buys big-data analytics company Star Analytics" GigaOM 6:17 PM
  • "Intel plans big splash for Mobile World Congress" CNET News 12:18 PM
  • "Intel says businesses want ultrabooks not BYOD" V3 11:54 AM
  • "Intel demands Haswell ultrabooks be equipped with touch screens, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:27 AM
  • "U.S. Weighs Tougher Action over China Cyberattacks" Techland 11:51 AM
  • "Patent Producers Clustered in Only a Few Cities" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:34 AM
  • "IT 'nearshoring' to pick up in 2013" ZDNet 12:02 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Inside the Madness: Why Can Apple Do No Right?" CNBC 4:49 PM
  • "Time to Buy Apple Stock? Pros Disagree" CNBC 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Stock Could Pop Monday: DeMark" [Video Report] CNBC 12:23 PM
  • "Why investors are worried about Apple" The Week 9:19 AM
  • "4 reasons why Apple won't see $700 again: Once-mighty stock has fallen far from the tree" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "Apple can't escape market realities" BetaNews 8:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Dell highlights strong session for tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:46 PM
  • "Stocks Jump After January Jobs Report; Dow Tops 14,000" TheStreet 4:46 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally as Dow Climbs Above 14,000 on Jobs Data" Bloomberg 4:47 PM
  • "Dow Touches 14K for First Time Since '07" FOXBusiness 10:32 AM
  • "Blue Chips Top 14000" [Paid Membership Required] 4:47 PM
  • "Stocks head for firm open after jobs" CNNMoney 9:26 AM
  • "Miners lead U.K. rebound after China data: BT Group rallies on results, outlook; Tate & Lyle shares lose ground" MarketWatch 12:04 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks end mostly higher after choppy session" MarketWatch 9:30 AM
  • "Europe Markets: U.S. jobs data lift Europe stocks, Spain drops/Spanish stocks drop after lifted short-selling ban" MarketWatch 12:05 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:30 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:24 PM

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Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and D. Mahaffy
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and D. Mahaffy

CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!