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Friday 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's 'Disappointing' Quarter in Context" ["What most of the stories on Apple's demise overlooked, or chose to ignore, was the fact that the company had just delivered record revenue and one of the highest quarterly profits ever to be reported by any company - ever. CEO Tim Cook later pointed out to Apple's employees, that he felt his company was unjustly assessed by Wall Street and that 'the only companies that report better quarters pump oil'."]  Statista 9:04 AM
  • "Apple's 'disappointing' quarter still outperforms the most profitable US companies" AppleInsider 9:46 AM
  • "Is Apple now the PC leader? Depends on your definition of PC: iPad? That's a PC. iPad mini? That's a PC. Amazon Kindle? Oh, you better believe that's a PC, according to Canalys"  InfoWorld 8:54 AM
  • "iPads now 1 in 5 of all PCs shipped: Worldwide PC shipments surged last year, buoyed by tablets."  Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Tops PC Market ... Thanks to iPad Sales" PC Magazine 10:23 AM
  • "Counting iPads, Apple bests HP to top PC market, says researcher: HP, Lenovo and Dell fall far behind if PC market includes tablets" Computerworld 5:02 PM
  • "One in 6 PCs shipped in 4Q12 was an iPad, says Canalys" DigiTimes 8:46 AM
  • "Is there an iPad Pro in Apple's future? Forrester predicts that 200 million workers will be lining up for a Windows tablet. Apple may want to take a bite out of that market with an iPad 'Pro.'"  CNET News 9:13 AM
  • "Statement by Apple: By early last year, Apple's cash balance had built to a point beyond what we needed to run our business and maintain flexibility to take advantage of strategic opportunities, so we announced a plan to return $45 billion to shareholders over three years. As of next week we will have executed $10 billion of that plan."  Apple 3:07 PM
  • "Hedge Fund Titan Einhorn Wants To Lead A Revolt Against Apple"  Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Einhorn's Says His Apple Plan Could Boost Shares by Hundreds of Dollars"  WSJ Blogs 9:15 AM
  • "Einhorn Protests Apple Proposal to Eliminate Preferred Stock" [Paid Membership Required] 1:41 PM
  • "Einhorn Urges Apple to Do More With Cash" WSJ Blogs 8:57 AM
  • "Einhorn to Apple: Stop Acting Like My Grandmother" AllThingsD 11:07 AM
  • "Einhorn Says Apple Needs To Lose The Steve Jobs 'Depression Mentality' On Cash" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Einhorn to Apple: Give us more cash!" CNNMoney 9:12 AM
  • "David Einhorn vs. the Apple Goliath" TheStreet 9:13 AM
  • "Greenlight's Einhorn sues Apple, says has 'cash problem'" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Calpers Says No To Einhorn, Yes to Apple" WSJ Blogs 9:58 AM
  • "Einhorn On Apple: You're Wrong, Henry — I CAN Create Something Out Of Nothing!" Business Insider 1:41 PM
  • "Doomed Apple is world's Number One PC maker, with a Snow Leopard problem" Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "OS X Snow Leopard stubbornly rejects retirement" Computerworld 8:54 AM
  • "Rabbit wants to put a new face on video chat" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.3 12D65, iOS 6.1.1 Beta" FairerPlatform 8:26 AM
  • "Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player" Adobe 9:54 PM
  • "Adobe releases emergency Flash security update to address malware attacks on OS X" 9 to 5 Mac 7:51 PM
  • "Adobe issues emergency Flash update for attacks on Windows, Mac users: Company also issues patches for users of Linux and Android." Ars Technica 9:52 PM
  • "How to use an old Mac as an AirPlay device: If you would like to set up an AirPlay device for playing music, you can do so without purchasing any new hardware." MacFixIt 3:08 PM
  • "How to Create an iTunes Playlist" Macinstruct 1:30 PM
  • "Setting up email on your Mac" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "How to Tag Files and Create Spotlight Comments on a Mac" Mactuts+ 8:53 AM
  • "Righting Wrong-Way Photos in Final Cut Pro X" FCPXtv 8:26 AM
  • "Create default printer presets for multiple users" Mac OS X Hints 9:41 AM
  • "The 2 Easiest Ways To Clean Up Files And Folders On A Mac's Cluttered And Messy Desktop" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "Are You Bored With The Folder Icons On Your Mac? Here's How To Customize OS X Folders" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "What's The Most Popular Utility App In The Mac App Store? An App That Speeds Up Your Mac" Mac 360 8:24 AM
  • "Business users losing faith in Apple's iWork office suite: Apple's office suite for OS X hasn't received much love lately and business users are starting to consider their options. Is Apple's obsession with iOS ports killing its desktop software business?" ZDNet 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Graphisoft launches EcoDesigner STAR Public Beta" Architosh 1:30 PM
  • "Tidbits: Poser, Dosch and e-on software news" Architosh 1:29 PM
  • "Mac Updates: LibreOffice 4, Freeway Pro 6.0.1, Dragon Dictate 3.0.2" FairerPlatform 1:31 PM
  • "LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees" TechCrunch 9:41 AM
  • "LibreOffice 4.0 arrives -- get it NOW!" BetaNews 9:41 AM
  • "Bounce Transitions and Shatter Transitions for FCP, Motion, AE and PP" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Stalin Kay releases Sounds 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Rabbit: A Video Sharing and Chat Service Launching on the Mac Only" MacRumors 8:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Wozniak: Apple now 'somewhat behind' in smartphone features" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "Woz: Apple now 'somewhat behind'/Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak declares that when it comes to smartphone features, the company had better get smarter." CNET News 1:39 PM
  • "Wozniak on emerging technologies: Natural language recognition, self-driving cars, and conscious computers" The Next Web 1:35 PM
  • "The Woz Says Apple Lags Behind Android on Features" The Mac Observer 4:15 PM
  • "Sprint Nextel Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results" ["2012 iPhone® sales of more than 6.6 million – 40 percent to new customers; Best ever quarterly iPhone sales of approximately 2.2 million – 38 percent to new customers"] Business Wire 8:28 AM
  • "Sprint Sees 2.2 Million iPhone Sales in Q4 as LTE Handsets Pass 4 Million" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "Sprint Reports iPhone Activations Of 2.2 Million During Holiday Quarter" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "Sprint Beats, Boosted by iPhones" TheStreet 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Extends Its Lead in U.S. Smartphone Market" Daily Ticker 9:12 AM
  • "Levin: 99% of My Employees Use Apple Products" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:11 AM
  • "Opera: Android devices were served most ad impressions in Q4 2012, but iOS still top for engagement" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "IPhone users break their screens and are lazy: A mobile phone insurance firm has rather kindly reminded us about the importance of insuring your mobile and making a claim on it if it breaks." The Inquirer 9:01 AM
  • "What a difference an icon makes" iTWire 5:01 PM
  • "Resell Stolen iPhone in China Turns Out to be Legal, Thanks to Apple's Loophole" M.I.C. Gadget 9:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New BlackBerry ad -- that's, um, why they're called mobiles?" CNET News 4:20 PM
  • "Google's New Chromebook Pixel Video Tries to Copy Retina" Patently Apple 1:31 PM
  • "More bad news about broadband caps: Many meters are inaccurate" GigaOM 8:26 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Garmin USA Expands Into More GPS Devices" MacVoicesTV 9:50 PM
  • "Mailbox CEO on building a better mail app" Macworld 1:36 PM
  • "Ecamm shows off PhoneView and Printopia Pro at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 10:23 AM
  • "TLDR: What Are Macs Good For?" Blip TV 8:52 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Blue Microphones' New Nessie Takes The Fear Out of Audio Recording" MacVoicesTV 4:16 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 -Fujitsu Introduces A Brand New Version of the ScanSnap" MacVoicesTV 2:10 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Belkin's WeMo Makes Home Automation Simple" MacVoicesTV 11:05 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock Expands Your Mac's Connectivity" MacVoicesTV 8:26 AM
  • "Rumblings of a New Mac Pro with Release Date in Spring 2013" Stabley Times 7:52 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung took 103% of 2012 handset profits" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
  • "Size Comparison of iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 and Upcoming iPad 5"  MacRumors 9:56 AM
  • "Siri programmed to control an entire house" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Releases Update to AirPort Utility for iOS" iClarified 3:08 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple introduces a new Image-Based Authentication System for Unlocking Macs and iDevices" Patently Apple 8:23 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for image-based authentication" AppleDailyReport 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Patents Image Identification Unlocking Method For iPhones And Macs" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Patents Reveal Nano-Silica Fiber Coatings for Macs & iDevices and Future iPhone with Hearing Aid Detection" Patently Apple 8:53 AM
  • "Apple investigating new question-based iPhone unlock, hearing aid auto-detection" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "Apple working on technology to benefit hearing aid wearers" AppleDailyReport 8:43 AM
  • "Steve Jobs among the inventors on Apple's patent for a 'highly portable media device" AppleDailyReport 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Great Big War Game For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "King of Opera For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "Time of Heroes For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $170 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display -Best Apple Monitor Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:04 PM
  • "Get organized and save money: New bundles for home office users/DEVONtechnologies LLC adds two new bundles targeted at home office users to its online shop: the Home Office Bundle consisting of DEVONthink Personal, DEVONagent Express, and DEVONsphere Express for just US $57.95, and the Express Bundle with DEVONagent Express and DEVONsphere Express for $11.95." DEVONtechnologies 8:27 AM
  • "Add a portable Blu-ray player to your Mac (including playback software) for less than a SuperDrive" 9 to 5 Mac 8:47 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:49 AM

  • "AppleTV (5.2 update) review: Software update fuels the rumours about a real Apple-branded TV" Macworld UK 9:43 AM
  • "Matias Tactile Pro 3 Keyboard review: The Matias Tactile Pro is a traditional keyboard with mechanical keys, aimed at Mac users who would like more tactile feedback or more on-key information." PC Advisor 9:43 AM
  • "Review: Seidio VITREO Glass Screen Shield for iPad" Run Around Tech 8:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Mailbox for iPhone belongs in your dock" Macworld 1:36 PM
  • "MyScript Calculator for iOS is Indistinguishable from Magic" The Mac Observer 1:27 PM
  • "Meeting Assistant for iPad wants to change the game for organizing and managing business meetings" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Appidemic: PopCalc Pro Calculator for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:50 AM
  • "Rearrange iPhone Photos & Move Them Between Albums With Photo Organizer" AddictiveTips 8:46 AM
  • "BBC Sport For iPhone Now Available Globally With Live Scores & News" AddictiveTips 8:45 AM
  • "You'll be Trippin' When You Play Wave Trip – iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:04 AM
  • "Evernote Hello Review: Evernote Hello takes all the hassle out of keeping track of business contacts and meetings." 148Apps 4:19 PM
  • "Use Now-Free Penultimate iPad App To Store And Access Your Notes Everywhere [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:19 PM
  • "33 expert tips and tricks for iOS 6" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "iPad 5 Conceptualized Again, Gets Compared To iPad mini, iPad 4 And iPhone 5" Redmond Pie 9:57 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:52 PM
  • "Apple now nearly as big as Microsoft Windows in personal computing sales" AppleInsider 7:48 PM
  • "What Apple Owes Einhorn -- And You" Forbes 3:08 PM
  • "Only Apple Can Stop Google - AMZN, AAPL, GOOG - Foolish Blogging Network" The Motley Fool 3:07 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Not cool, bro" Macworld 9:59 AM
  • "Rumor: How The iPad 5 Will Actually Look" Apple Bitch 9:57 AM
  • "New iPad 5 mockups look just about right..." iDownload Blog 9:57 AM
  • "If We Live In The Post-PC Era, Do We Really Need A Mac, Or Is The iPad The Future Of Computing?" Mac 360 9:41 AM
  • "Nearly a Million iOS Apps and Discovery Still Sucks" MacNewsWorld 8:52 AM
  • "Marco Rubio lashes out at Apple" CNNMoney 10:23 AM
  • "The Hottest Republican Politician Is Thinking About Switching From Apple To Samsung" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Time is way overdue for Apple to address the multiple Apple ID account issue" AppleDailyReport 8:26 AM
  • "Test finds Surface Pro's storage space comparable to MacBook Air" AppleInsider 9:59 PM
  • "Where? John Kirk writing for Techpinions about how Windows has been left behind in mobile:" It's a Very Nice Web Site 9:38 PM
  • "John Carmack claims porting games to Linux is not commercially viable" The Inquirer 9:12 AM
  • "The Mobile Train has Left the Windows 8 Platform Behind" Tech.pinions 11:05 AM
  • "Why We Like the Microsoft Surface Pro: A lot of tech press published pretty negative reviews of the Surface Pro today. This is why they are wrong." PC Magazine 9:01 AM
  • "5 reasons why the Windows 8 Store is a complete mess" Digital Trends 8:40 AM
  • "Switching To a Trackpad" MacMost [cartoon] 8:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cubby comes out" iTWire 5:01 PM
  • "GOSmart Launches New 'Gosmart Freedom Stylus' Without Magnets For Cleaner Pure Design--World's Most Accurate Stylus For Ipad And Other Touchscreen Devices--Stylus & Ipad Replace Pen & Paper--Patent-Pending See-Through Tip for Ultimate in Accuracy" Thomas PR 4:16 PM
  • "Finally, an iPad Capacitative Stylus in Pink — A Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 3:08 PM
  • "Top iPad Apps to Teach Kids US Geography" PadGadget 2:03 PM
  • "Amplitube Expands Jimi Hendrix Collection for Mac & PC" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "Mailbox for iPhone goes live" CNET News 1:39 PM
  • "Mailbox for iPhone Is Finally in the App Store, Along With Its 250,000+ Waiting List" Gizmodo 1:38 PM
  • "Mailbox App Arrives for the iPhone" iClarified 1:37 PM
  • "Valentine's Day: Apps, iTunes goodies and Apple gift ideas" Macworld UK 11:07 AM
  • "Backed By Science Inc., Suicide Girls Co-Founder Sean Suhl Goes National With Mobile App Let's Date" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
  • "Let's Date offers a sexy, new way to find love from your iPhone" CNET News 11:07 AM
  • "Suicide Girls founder launches mobile-first dating app Let's Date in the US, backed by Science Inc." The Next Web 11:07 AM
  • "Twitter tweaks mobile app, revamps search" TechHive 9:59 AM
  • "Real-time collaboration app SyncPad officially goes freemium on iOS and Samsung devices" The Next Web 9:13 AM
  • "Horizon Integrates Weather With Your Calendar" MacStories 9:05 AM
  • "Tank Case Is An Elegant, Slimline Flak Jacket For Your iPad" Cult of Mac 9:03 AM
  • " Is First Amazon-Owned Quidsi Site To Arrive On iPad" TechCrunch 9:02 AM
  • "Logitech Introduces Ultrathin Keyboard for the iPad mini" ResExcellence 9:02 AM
  • "GetGlue gives its iPhone app more TV show content and promoted posts, plans remote control features" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "PadGadget's Sound Stage: Composer's Piano Turns Your iPad Into A Multitrack Recorder" PadGadget 8:49 AM
  • "FreedomPop now lets users share unused data through social networks, confirms LTE iPad clip coming soon" 9 to 5 Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Takara Tomy delivers Auto Mee S mini screen cleaner" Coolest Gadgets 8:45 AM
  • "How To Run Any App In Full-Screen Mode On iPhone 5 & iPod touch 5G" AddictiveTips 8:45 AM
  • "FullForce Stretches iPhone 4S Apps To Fill Your iPhone 5 Screen [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "iOS Updates: Twitter 5.3, Foursquare 5.4.3" FairerPlatform 8:43 AM
  • "Metal Slug 2 Runs And Guns To The App Store With New Slugs, Weapons And More" App Advice 8:40 AM
  • "All Cars - Great iPhone and iPad App - Complete Car Models Database" prMac 9:43 AM
  • "DrakeEQ HD on the iPad Answers the Question: Are We Alone?" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Expresso is a Simple Text Editor with Calculation Capabilities" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Here Comes the Sun(s) with DrakeEQ on the iPhone" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "iSpin is Fun, Exciting and Personalized On-the-Go Spin Trainer" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Professional VSD Viewer for iPad/iPhone Released" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Dingtone Disrupts Telco Industry with New iOS App" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "I AM FASHION for iOS - Mesmerize the Fashion World with your Style" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Mobile Igromatic Offers Innovative Child Protection Option in New App" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "IK introduces Loop Drummer, built into the latest version of AmpliTube for iOS" TUAW 8:28 AM
  • "Fixes for evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak bugs released" iPodNN 8:49 AM
  • "Updated evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak now available" BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "evasi0n 1.1 Update Addresses Long Boot Time Issue" Tapscape 8:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Buyout's Biggest Losers: Famed Investors Who Put Faith -- And Billions -- In Turnaround" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Dell offers glimpse of its post-buyout life" PCWorld 10:48 AM
  • "Exclusive: Dell shareholder Southeastern unhappy with buyout" Yahoo! News 9:56 PM
  • "Privatisation Talks For Dell Plagued With Pricing Disagreements – DELL, MSFT, JPM, GS" PR 9:46 AM
  • "Where is Dell when you need it?" Pravda 10:16 AM
  • "Dell Downgraded by Deutsche Bank (DELL)" Zolmax News 9:47 AM
  • "Dell buyout is about the enterprise, not the PC" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Michael Dell coughs up $750 million cash to buy out DellDeal still contingent on approval by a majority of shareholders" Business Standard 9:48 AM
  • "Minyanville: Is Dell stealing Dell?" USA Today 9:48 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft's Loan to Dell a Bad Sign for PC Sector" Tom's Hardware 9:46 AM
  • "Facebook Reportedly set to buy Microsoft's ad-serving business: If the deal goes through, this could help Facebook bolster its ad businesses: on and off the social-networking site." CNET News 3:09 PM
  • "Microsoft preps monster security update for next week: Will patch near-record 57 bugs in IE, Windows, Office and Exchange Server" Computerworld 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft-Owned Yammer Hit With Small Round Of Layoffs | TechCrunch" TechCrunch 5:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Blue' wave is coming to more than just Windows/Blue isn't just the codename of the next version of Windows. It also is the codename for updates to Windows Phone, Windows Server and Windows Services" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Exchange Server 2013: Not quite ready for the data center/Microsoft's update has some worthwhile features, but the holes make some wonder if the software's really finished." Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft: Africa needs affordable tech" CNN 10:02 AM
  • "'$1m-a-year' botnet shut down by Microsoft and Symantec" BBC 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft busts Bamital botnet" TG Daily 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and Symantec shut down Bamital click fraud botnet" The Inquirer 10:02 AM
  • "Hewlett Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:43 PM
  • "Why HP may owe an apology to ex-CEO Leo Apotheker" CBS News 9:54 AM
  • "CEO Meg Whitman Revamping Hewlett-Packard Company" The Point Daily 9:49 AM
  • "Intel and Wal-Mart Lead EPA's Green Power Partnership List" Clean Technica 10:01 AM
  • "Intel Ethernet controller vulnerable to 'packet of death'" ZDNet 9:52 AM
  • "Intel microserver leaves door open for ARM" EE Times 9:53 AM
  • "Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD review: Software, gadgets, magazines and more in our webstore." Computeract!ve 9:53 AM
  • "4 Catalysts That Could Drive AMD Shares Higher" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM
  • "Is International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Still a Solid Tech Play, Despite Slowing Growth?" Insider Monkey 10:00 AM
  • "How do I freaking scale Oracle? Contrary to the rants you read on Stack Overflow and Hacker News, Oracle is still your only option in many cases: even when you need scalability and high availability" InfoWorld 10:05 AM
  • "Fujitsu chip business faces radical restructure" EE Times 10:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The Rebirth of Apple: On this day in economic and financial history..." The Motley Fool 11:07 AM
  • "Is Apple's Einhorn Fight Pulling Down the Dow?" The Motley Fool 11:07 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Expectations Have No Basis In Reality" Seeking Alpha 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Doesn't Suck -- but Its Stock Does" Stockpickr 9:13 AM
  • "David Einhorn's Apple Proposal Is Just Financial Engineering -- You Can't Get Something From Nothing"  Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "Greenlight Capital Urges Apple Shareholders to Oppose Company's Proposal That Would Impede Apple's Ability to Unlock Shareholder Value" Business Wire 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's 'disappointing' quarter the most profitable quarter for a tech company in history" MacDailyNews 9:54 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Draghi Comments, Economic Reports" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "Stocks drift lower" CNNMoney 10:01 PM
  • "Dow Drops 42 Points" [Paid Membership Required] 10:01 PM
  • "Wall Street Sinks in Flight to Safety" FOXBusiness 10:28 AM
  • "News Corp. cuts outlook, shares fall" Yahoo! News 10:17 AM
  • "LinkedIn stock soars after Q4 blowout: Net income climbs 66 percent in quarter as CEO calls 2012 a 'transformative year for LinkedIn.'" CNET News 5:05 PM
  • "The LinkedIn Rampage Will Be Tested Today" Wired 7:35 AM
  • "Fujitsu Warns Loss Will Total $1 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 12:54 PM
  • "Sprint Q4 loss widens to $1.32B as Nextel customers flee: Sprint's Nextel platform lost more than 1 million subscribers, offsetting progress made by its core business. The company sold 2.2 million iPhones in the period." CNET News 9:34 AM
  • "Sprint Loss Widens To $1.32 Billion In Q4, Subscriber Growth Slows Despite Climbing iPhone Sales" BGR 8:56 AM
  • "Sony quarterly revenues up, still endures $124M net loss" Electronista 9:30 AM
  • "Sony Narrows Q3 Loss To $115 Million" BGR 9:16 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fail to hold Draghi-inspired gains/European stocks ended mostly lower Thursday, failing to hold on to a rebound into positive territory after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi cited improved financial market conditions across the euro zone." MarketWatch 12:31 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop ahead of Chinese holidays/Most Asian markets fell Thursday, with Japanese shares retreating from their highest level since September 2008 as the yen appreciated, while Chinese stocks slipped ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday." MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:29 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:51 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: #%@*$$$$!