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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, February 28, 2013


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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 iPads Get Green-Lit in the Enterprise After Surface Letdown: iPads have held their ground against challenges in the enterprise from Android tablets and Windows 8 tablets like the Surface RT. But Apple can still do more to maintain its lead in the mobile enterprise."  CIO 7:22 PM
  • "Apple is working on 'new product categories' and we don't like our falling stock, admits CEO Tim Cook: No mention of Apple's plans for distributing some of it's massive cash pile to investors though" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Apple CEO says head not'stuck in the sand', alludes to new products" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Cook Cheers Investors While Saying Very Little" MacNewsWorld 3:24 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Reassures Shareholders" SkyNews 8:08 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple is 'looking at new categories' of devices" Crave @ CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Here's More Evidence Why Apple Should Make a Cheaper iPhone"  WSJ Blogs 9:44 AM
  • "It's lonely at the top for Apple: It is said that reputations take years to make, yet can be unmade in an instant. Even so, it seems it will take more than a business moment to put a serious dent in Apple's image, at least in the eyes of its admiring corporate peers."  Fortune 8:30 AM
  • "World's Most Admired Companies" [Apple #1] Fortune 8:25 AM
  • "Apple is the World's Most Valuable Player" Tech.pinions 8:57 AM
  • "Tokyo court rules Apple doesn't violate Samsung patent: Ruling on a wireless technology patent follows a similar victory for Samsung last year in Tokyo" IDG News Service 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung Fails to Block Apple IPhone, IPad Sales in Japan" Bloomberg 8:21 AM
  • "Japanese ruling in Apple's favor is Samsung's 22nd failed assertion of a standard-essential patent" Foss Patents 8:48 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics says loses a Japan patent lawsuit to Apple" Reuters 8:07 AM
  • "Apple scores patent win against Samsung in Japan: A Japanese judge has ruled thumbs-down on Samsung's bid to ban sales of the iPhone and iPad in the country." CNET News 9:43 AM
  • "What Apple Must Do to Win in Emerging Markets" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:09 AM
  • "Apple seeds OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion build 12D74 to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 5:11 PM
  • "iCloud nearly back to normal after early morning outage" CNET News 10:59 AM
  • "iCloud hasn't had its coffee yet today folks, multiple services remain down" 9 to 5 Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Outages result in gray skies for iCloud users: Document syncing, iCloud backups, or Photo Stream have been down for 7+ hours." Ars Technica 10:32 AM
  • "iCloud had a big hiccup this morning, several services still experiencing problems" GigaOM 10:19 AM
  • "New Macs suffering from OS X Mountain Lion bug?" T3 8:36 AM
  • "Review: H&R Block At Home 2012 for Mac" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Review: TurboTax 2012 for Mac" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Contacts: Adding Fields & Changing the Card Template" The Mac Observer 8:49 AM
  • "How To Become A Professional Animator. All You Need Is Talent, A Mac, And Animation Desk" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "Forget The Mouse. Forget The Trackpad. Forget Siri. Control Your Mac By Clapping" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "How Toto (and a pair of ruby red slippers) Can Help You Get More Done On Mac And iPhone" NoodleMac 7:50 AM
  • "How To Screencast On Your Mac With The Second Easiest Video Screen Capture Tool" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Track Your Time With The Timecop App" TeraTalks 7:50 AM
  • "iCloud's silent email filtering: What's the solution?" Betalogue 3:20 PM
  • "Apple erasing iCloud emails containing phrase 'barely legal teen'" The Verge 2:15 PM
  • "iCensorship: Apple deletes iCloud emails with the phrase 'barely legal teen'" VentureBeat 1:49 PM
  • "Apple censoring iCloud emails and attachments: Apple iCloud mail deletes messages and attachments that contain unsavoury internet phrases" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Game of the Week: Runner2 is a gorgeous, trippy journey" TUAW 9:10 PM
  • "GraphicConverter 8.5.3: A Mac App Store First Update" FairerPlatform 12:05 PM
  • "e-on Software ships French and German versions of Vue software line" Architosh 11:32 AM
  • "DEVONthink 2.5 syncs via Dropbox, WebDAV, and more, and brings much better web sharing" DEVONtechnologies 8:39 AM
  • "Get more done in less time with The Mac Hacker Course [VB Store] VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Home Inventory Updates Its Mac- And iPhone-Based Approach To Keeping Tabs On Your Worldly Possessions" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Polaroid Instant 2.0 for Mac arrives in the Mac App Store" prMac 8:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iTunes U Content Tops One Billion Downloads" Apple 8:05 AM
  • "iTunes U Content Tops One Billion Downloads" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "iTunes U hits 1 billion downloads: More than 60 percent of app downloads from iTunes U come from outside the United States, and the educational content can be accessed in 155 countries." CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads" ["Apple tells AllThingsD that, to date, more than 4.5 million iPads have been sold into U.S. education institutions."] AllThingsD 1:50 PM
  • "Apple Has Sold Over 8M iPads Direct To Education Worldwide, With More Than 1B iTunes U Downloads" TechCrunch 1:52 PM
  • "Apple iTunes U Downloads Surpass 1 Billion" PC Magazine 11:15 AM
  • "Apple announces iTunes U content has now passed 1 billion downloads" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "iTunes U sees one billion content downloads, 60 percent from outside US" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Apple & Google top Fortune's list of most admired companies" VentureBeat 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Named Most Admired Company by Business Execs" The Mac Observer 4:45 PM
  • "Without Big Subsidies, iPhone Is a Tough Sell/Denver wireless retailer Van Yip received exciting news last year: He would get to sell the iPhone. It turned out that his customers weren't all that thrilled." [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 PM
  • "Planning Documents Confirm Future Edinburgh Store" ifoAppleStore 8:47 AM
  • "UK judge who issued extreme ruling for Samsung against Apple hired by... Samsung!"  Foss Patents 8:27 AM
  • "Samsung hires British judge who said Apple lacked integrity: Sir Robin Jacob issued harsh sanctions after Apple's half-hearted 'not as cool' apology" Fortune 8:26 AM
  • "UK judge who questioned Apple's integrity gets a job with Samsung" Computerworld 9:39 AM
  • "Judge Critical of Apple Invites Controversy to Work for Samsung" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "Note from Barcelona: 'Apple is losing the screen-size war'" Fortune 1:49 PM
  • "iOS Apps Pose Larger Privacy Risk Than Android Apps, Study Reveals" Redmond Pie 10:33 AM
  • "Some Apple Factories in China Still Treat Workers 'Like Slaves'" M.I.C. Gadget 8:47 AM
  • "Apple assimilates France, Sweden and pals into iCloud" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone sales at Leap Wireless are half of what was forecast: The prepaid mobile carrier is having a tough time getting Apple's smartphones off its hands." CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Leap Wireless struggling to sell off-contract iPhones" TUAW 8:41 AM
  • "Leap Wireless Stuck With iPhone Stockpile" WirelessWeek 10:20 AM
  • "Former Apple retail chief presides over JC Penney's lowest sales in 20 years" AppleInsider 10:20 AM
  • "Apple Asked To Pay $330k/Day Because Of Facetime Patents" UberGizmo 2:55 PM
  • "Tapbots Uses Unique Approach to Expose Tweetbot App Pirates" PadGadget 8:47 AM
  • "Temecula Apple Store Burglarized Again: Monday's burglary marks the fifth crime incident Patch has reported on at the Apple Store over the last two years." Temecula Patch 9:10 PM
  • "MWC 2013: Samsung takes a bite out of Apple" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "Counterfeit Maker Prepares to Release iPad Mini Knockoff with Telephony Features" M.I.C. Gadget 8:47 AM
  • "iPhone knuckle duster case owned by Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Nicky Hilton is banned by ebay amid fears it could be used as a weapon" Daily Mail (UK) 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Time Warner Cable Executive Claims Consumers Don't Want Gigabit Internet" BGR 3:28 PM
  • "Can graphene supercapacitors replace traditional batteries?" TG Daily 10:38 AM
  • "Samsung denies charges of underage labor in China following complaint in France: Three non-governmental organizations have filed a complaint in France against a Samsung subsidiary" IDG News Service 8:15 AM
  • "Rumor: $330 polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5" screen planned for 2014" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "Apple's Polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5-Inch Display Arriving for $330 in 2014?" MacRumors 3:23 PM
  • "Apple Working On Polycarbonate 4.5-Inch iPhone For 2014 [Rumor] Cult of Mac 3:28 PM
  • "$330 plastic iPhone slated for 2014, says sources" SlashGear 9:15 PM
  • "U.S. Mac sales make small rebound: But iMac supply issues continue two-thirds through the quarter" Computerworld 3:25 PM
  • "iPad Mini to bury 9.7-inch iPad in 2013: DisplaySearch/2013 may be the year of the iPad Mini and smaller tablets in general." CNET News 1:51 PM
  • "iPad Mini Sales Overtaking iPad Sales Faster Than Apple Expected" MacRumors 2:43 PM
  • "Apple's massive margin problem: the mini is going maxi, with 55M sales projected to only 33M iPads" VentureBeat 4:26 PM
  • "Comeback for 9.7-Inch iPad With Redesign Coming in H2 2013 – Trendforce" MacPrices 1:44 PM
  • "This sapphire smartphone screen is strong, strong, strong: Want a phone screen that really won't break? Make it out of tougher stuff than glass. The smartphone screen on the iPhone above may look like it's made of glass, but it isn't. It's made of sapphire. That's right, the same aluminum oxide compound (AL2O3) better known for brilliant blue gemstones that dangle from ears and throats and can cost a small fortune." CNET Reviews 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Corning Sees 3-Year Wait on Flexible Glass" Bloomberg 10:13 AM
  • "Apple manufacturer Foxconn planning expansion to US, report says" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "Tablet Repairability: Our engineers disassembled and analyzed each tablet, awarding a repairability score between zero and ten. Ten is the easiest to repair." iFixit 7:50 AM
  • "IFixit tablet repair index: Dell at top; iPad, Surface at bottom" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:53 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents Advanced iPad Magnetics System for Dual iPad Notebook, Tripod Stands, Gaming Controller & Much More" Patently Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's versatile magnetic stand concept could securely hold an iPad upside down" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Patent Would Use The iPad's Built-In Magnets To Turn The Tablet Into An In-Car Entertainment System" TechCrunch 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's Satellite Phone Patent Could Technically Apply to TV" Patently Apple 7:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Plight of the Zombie For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "Hedgehog Jump Adventure World By Pocket Legend Games For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "Slingshot Sheep For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 13 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:47 AM

  • "Sig Innovations Daylight Viewfinder (for iPhone and iPod touch) Review & Rating" PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "Review: Arctic Wallet Stand for iPhone 5" MacTrast 7:23 PM
  • "Ampjacket Boosts Your iPhone Volume, But at What Cost?" Wired 8:51 AM
  • "IGearUnlimited's iPad mini Case: Expensive But Not Perfect" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "X-Doria Dash Folio iPad Mini case review" AppleTell 8:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Files is the 'Finder for iOS' you've been waiting for" 9 to 5 Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Files App Review: Simple and to the point, Files App is a handy way to transfer files between iOS devices and PCs and Macs, as well as view or edit them on the move." 148Apps 1:49 PM
  • "Review: Intuit TurboTax SnapTax" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Review: H&R Block At Home 1040EZ for iOS" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Review: TurboTax 2012 for iPad" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Review: H&R Block At Home Free Edition for iPad" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone review: When you want more than quick filters and fixes for your photos" CNET Reviews 8:15 AM
  • "Review: MobileGo for iOS goes where iTunes won't" PCWorld 3:24 PM
  • "Pixplit Is A Collaborative, Social Photo Collage App For Android & iOS" AddictiveTips 8:48 AM
  • "Files App Is A Beautifully Designed File Manager For iOS [Review] Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's Maps App Got You Down? Need Some Real Transit Directions? Get HopStop For iPhone" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "Getaround's new iPhone app lets you take a spin in a stranger's Tesla Model S" VentureBeat 12:07 PM
  • "'King Cashing 2' Review - Fortune Smiles on this Sequel" Touch Arcade 10:33 AM
  • "Real Racing 3 Review" Mac|Life 8:51 AM
  • "Real Racing 3 Review" 148Apps 8:40 AM
  • "All You Need To Know About Real Racing 3 Time Shifted Multiplayer" 148Apps 10:15 AM
  • "Toy Story: Smash It! Review/You've got a friend in this highly enjoyable if slightly easy physics puzzle game." 148Apps 10:15 AM
  • "Working with iOS's Shared Photo Streams" Macworld 12:05 PM
  • "Set Relationships to Contacts with Siri to Improve Natural Language Commands" OS X Daily 4:14 PM
  • "iCloud Tabs, Bookmarks and Reading List on Windows 7" iLounge 1:52 PM
  • "Apple to Google: Switching 'Costs' from iPhone to Motorola RAZR" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Lowest prices + Optimizing utilities = previously loved Mac emergence" hittingthesweetspot 9:29 PM
  • "Why Apple and Google Will Always Rule the Mobile Future"  The Motley Fool 9:16 PM
  • "Did you know Apple pre-announced its iPad sales? Just kidding. It does not." Robot Tuxedo 9:09 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Apple Shareholder Meeting" eXtensions 7:16 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:16 PM
  • "Surge in iPad mini Popularity Shows Tablet Market is in Flux" The Mac Observer 4:10 PM
  • "Winning: iPad mini vs iPad" Tapscape 4:09 PM
  • "Google Glass is a giant chisel to pry me out of Apple's ecosystem" VentureBeat 3:17 PM
  • "Why Game Creators Prefer iPhone to Android"  Wired 2:15 PM
  • "For Apple, Fighting DOMA and Prop. 8 Is More Than Business as Usual" AllThingsD 2:15 PM
  • "Radiohead's Thom Yorke hates Apple & Google almost as much as he hates the music industry" VentureBeat 12:12 PM
  • "Flexible Glass Apple SmartWatch Probably Not Appearing Within Three Years" AppleBitch 2:07 PM
  • "Leave Apple's Cash Alone -- It Will Need It Soon"  Seeking Alpha 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's monolithic beauty vs. Google's chaos: What new HQs reveal about their personalities" Quartz 10:36 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Sauce Of Success And The Desperation Of Product Differentiation" Mac 360 10:29 AM
  • "The Macalope: Catechism failure" Macworld 10:15 AM
  • "Measuring the iBook market" asymco 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's Obsession With Simplicity Can Really Complicate Things"  MacNewsWorld 8:47 AM
  • "Apple iOS Apps Leak More Personal Info Than Android"  ReadWrite 8:43 AM
  • "Could Apple's iPhone Mini and Phablet Look Like This?" Mashable 8:24 AM
  • "Musician Kanye West claims: 'I'm Steve Jobs'/West also compares himself to Picasso, Michelangelo, Basquiat and Walt Disney" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "iOS devices and the opportunity for a paradigm shift in how we work with our devices" AppleDailyReport 8:18 AM
  • "Is Samsung The New Apple?" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "Do you truly own your e-books?" Salon 8:39 PM
  • "Tech in the Classroom: Helping or Hurting?" PC Magazine 10:32 AM
  • "Why Samsung Could Be Heading For A Fall" ReadWrite 8:43 AM
  • "Google's Brin says smartphones are antisocial, 'emasculating'" AppleInsider 8:38 AM
  • "Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS and Tizen: The good, the bad and the ugly new OSes" CNET Reviews 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Evernote updates iOS app, adds formatting options and improved PDF experience" SlashGear 9:14 PM
  • "New 'Super Stickman Golf 2' Trailer Released, and It's Looking Great" Touch Arcade 5:51 PM
  • "iPhone piggy bank predicts how well you'll do in life: Feed this box with 500-yen coins, stick to your savings plan, and keep your avatar in fine fettle." CNET News 5:51 PM
  • "Viddy iOS Update Takes Aim at Vine, Instagram" PC Magazine 5:11 PM
  • "Dunkin' Donuts Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App" MacRumors 9:15 PM
  • "Dunkin' Donuts Mobile App Adds Support for Apple's Passbook" PRNewswire 4:13 PM
  • "The Proper Way To Make a Bottle-Opening iPhone Case" Gizmodo 3:21 PM
  • "Goto Educational Technology Announces Birdees App –First Interactive Sex Education App For Parents, Teachers & Kids For Ipad And Ipad Mini" Thomas PR 2:26 PM
  • "YouTube Updates iOS App, Adds Send-to-TV Feature" Mashable 3:23 PM
  • "Google Announces Update for YouTube for iOS App - Adds New AirPlay-like Feature" MacTrast 3:10 PM
  • "YouTube for iOS update lets users automatically pair with smart TVs" The Verge 1:50 PM
  • "Online invoicing service WePay releases iPhone app" TUAW 1:49 PM
  • "Getaround Launches A New iPhone App To Simplify Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "Files App For iOS Is A Beautiful File Manager For Your iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 12:06 PM
  • "Evernote for iOS is Updated With a New Snippet View, Better PDF Viewing, More" iClarified 11:55 AM
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: Boo Seeker, TopNotes Pro, Love Me Not And More" App Advice 10:50 AM
  • "Is It Just You Or Is Your Website Down? Be The First To Know With Vigil" App Advice 10:33 AM
  • "Urine Analysis? There's An App For That!" redOrbit 10:19 AM
  • "Groceries gets a new look, new smarts, new features, and more" iMore 10:19 AM
  • "PanoPerfect Offers A Triple Treat Of Panoramic Proportions" App Advice 10:15 AM
  • "It's Like Finder For iOS: Files App Stores All Of Your Documents In One Location" App Advice 10:13 AM
  • "Viddy 2.0 Update Offers Video Recording Five Times As Long As Vine's" App Advice 9:42 AM
  • "Start Cooking Like A Pro With Panna, Now Optimized For iPhone" App Advice 9:40 AM
  • "MacTech BootCamp's Microsoft Accreditation for Apple Techs" The Mac Observer 9:22 AM
  • "Cool Invent Launches the Aluminium VERSI for the iPad" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "10 iPad Mini Cases That Make Me Want to Buy an iPad Mini" Apple Gazette 8:48 AM
  • "Day One for iOS With PDF Export" MacStories 8:47 AM
  • "Weezic for iPad, an augmented sheet music app for classical musicians" TUAW 8:41 AM
  • "Which Species Will Reign Supreme, Alien Or Predator? Find Out In AVP: Evolution" App Advice 10:50 AM
  • "Aliens VS Predator: Evolution Claws Its Way Onto The App Store" 148Apps 8:40 AM
  • "Beautiful Ceramic Bluetooth Speaker For Your Kitchen [MWC 2013] Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Amazon Cloud Player now available on iPad" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "The Most Stylish iPhone Cables You Can Get Now Work with the iPhone 5" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
  • "Pandora limits free mobile streaming" CNET News 3:10 PM
  • "Pandora Announces It Will Limit Free Listening Hours" Apple Bitch 8:18 AM
  • "TuneIn launches TuneIn Live for Web and iPad" CNET News 8:17 AM
  • "EA Announces Real Racing 3 is Now Available Across Mobile Platforms" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "WePay Debuts iOS App To Allow Users To Accept Credit Cards And Send Invoices On The Gp" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Recycle Your iPad Case with ZooGue's New - The Best Case Wins Promotion" prMac 12:07 PM
  • "Hodil Hits Apple App Store" prMac 10:58 AM
  • "Amazing iPhone App That Makes Your Sales Career 197% More Productive" prMac 9:43 AM
  • "Platforming Arcade Action Heats Up on iOS with Mega Dragon Run!" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Not Doppler Launches Lite Versions of Bunny Cannon to Web and Mobile" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Turn your photos into Living Nightmares with Scary Camera Effects" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Nightmerica - A retro, horror, arena shooter for iOS" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Zombies, famous and humor merge in the new pixelart iOS game Crazy Bill" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "EventBlast for iPhone Streams Your Social Calendars" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Corpus Collusion Adds Retina Display Graphics To The Dream Log App" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "NewsPlayer 1.0 - Read and Listen to Social News, featured in What's Hot" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Cocktail Crazy Updated with New Features and Now Available for iPhone 5" prMac 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "EU close to fining Microsoft, says Report: Fine said to be in store for not allowing European Windows users more browser choice. Microsoft had blamed the incident on a technical glitch." CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Facebook buys Microsoft ad technology platform" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Facebook snags Microsoft's Atlas to boost ad sales: The deal gives the social-networking giant a tool to use the information gleaned from its users to serve up more relevant ads." CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Facebook Buys Digital-Ad Service From Microsoft" [Paid Membership Required] 5:49 PM
  • "Facebook buys Microsoft ad platform Atlas" The Verge 4:14 PM
  • "Google privacy chief blasts Microsoft's 'Scroogled' campaign at RSA Conference/You know people are sensitive about their online privacy when Microsoft seeks advantage over Google by running TV ads that claim anyone using services like gmail gets "scroogled" because Google sells keyword and behavior data to marketers." Computerworld New Zealand 4:02 PM
  • "Microsoft's dispute with the South Korean military continues" The Point Daily 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Munches Own Open Source Dog Food" Wired Magazine 7:15 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's pushing Office subscriptions" Computerworld 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft joins the Open Data Centre Alliance" Cloud Pro 8:02 AM
  • "ARM CEO hopeful about Windows RT/East hints that a 64-bit implementation of Microsoft Windows RT may be on the way" Computerworld 9:52 AM
  • "Bing Maps Now Shows Ocean Floor Topography, Gets Updated Base Satellite Image And Almost 14M Sq Km Of New High-Res Imagery" TechCrunch 1:01 PM
  • "HP: We will never sell 100 per cent indirect through the channel/But execs plan to push more business towards partners" Channel Register 7:53 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Given 'Sell' Rating at TheStreet" Zolmax 9:11 AM
  • "HP is Extending the Mission-critical Umbrellas to Meet SMB Requirements: Director-BCS, HP" CFO World 9:12 AM
  • "Can HP's budget-friendly Slate 7 take on the Nexus 7" Android Guys 9:12 AM
  • "MWC 2013: Meet 'Ophelia' – Dell's full computing experience on an Android USB stick/" ITProPortal 9:10 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 10 review: Touch tablet meets business desktop" IDG News Service 7:43 AM
  • "Intel Drops a Big Data Shocker" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Intel launches own distribution of Apache Hadoop" Computing 7:56 AM
  • "Is Intel The Chip Foundry Better Than Intel The Processor Supplier?" Seeking Alpha 6:46 AM
  • "Intel Corporation vs ARM Holdings plc : INTC continues to snatch more of ARM's turf, Sell ARM say Liberum" The Economy News 8:00 AM
  • "AMD will sell a stripped-down version of Sony's PlayStation 4 APU" TechSpot 4:02 PM
  • "Tessera and AMD settle pending litigation/Tessera, Inc. has entered into an agreement settling all pending litigation with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)" Electronics Feed 7:54 AM
  • "AMD working on HD 7600 card" Fudzilla 7:55 AM
  • "AMD says PS4's APU is 'by far the most powerful' it has ever built" MCV 7:55 AM
  • "IBM Exec: PureSystems Sales Off To 'Solid Start'" CRN 9:56 AM
  • "IBM to Bang Software Drum for Investors" TheStreet 7:59 AM
  • "IBM leads server race, Cisco breaks top 5/The most notable server battle was in the No. 4 position. Oracle's market share slide continued and Cisco edged into a statistical tie. IDC noted that this quarter was the first time Cisco broke into the top 5." ZDNet 9:54 AM
  • "Two more zero-day Java bugs discovered" IT PRO 8:03 AM
  • "Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian airline" The Inquirer 9:58 AM
  • "Cisco completes Intucell acquisition" Telecompaper 9:17 AM
  • "Cisco joins top five server vendors for the first time, IDC says" CIO 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Did Apple Just Force Top Execs to Hold Stock?" CNBC 8:39 PM
  • "Apple Required Executives to Hold Triple Their Salary in Stock: Apple Inc. earlier this month reversed its stance on a corporate-governance measure related to executive compensation, implementing a new rule that executives must hold triple their base salary in company stock." [Paid Membership Required] 3:10 PM
  • "Comparing the Profits of Five Tech Titans" Tech.pinions 4:10 PM
  • "How To Elegantly Diss Apple Bashers: A Tutorial"  YCharts 8:30 AM
  • "Should Apple buy Hungary? Apple probably won't buy anything big, but if it's looking for ideas..." Fortune 1:50 PM
  • "Apple promises 'new categories' of devices to fight competition" V3 8:38 AM
  • "Apple needs $137 billion in the bank for the 'challenges ahead'" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "Analyst Peter Misek Thinks Next Two Years Will Be Rough Period For Apple" Cult of Mac 10:32 AM
  • "Apple: Buy The Steak - Hold For The Coming Sizzles!" Seeking Alpha 11:15 AM
  • "Why are Apple Shareholders Dissatisfied with Executive Pay?" Forbes 10:58 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges firm's falling share price" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks slip back after big rally/Asian stock markets slipped Friday to start the new month on a broadly downbeat note, with a pair of lackluster manufacturing surveys from China doing little to help sentiment." MarketWatch 8:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish in the Red" [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks Erase Gains in Late Trading" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan, China stocks jump; India slides on budget/Sydney, Tokyo stocks soar in February, as Shanghai shares decline/Major Asian stock benchmarks jumped 2% or more on Thursday to end February on a buoyant note, as eased worries over Italy and the U.S. Federal Reserve's commitment to monetary stimulus boosted investor sentiment." MarketWatch 8:17 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain on Bernanke, Draghi comments/Veolia Environnement shares up after report/European stocks were on track for a ninth consecutive monthly gain on Thursday, a day after Ben Bernanke, head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, both defended loose monetary policy." MarketWatch 8:17 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:18 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:19 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM
  • "As sink Nook sales, so slumps B&N's fiscal health: Revenue in Barnes & Noble's Nook division hit $316 million, down 26 percent compared to the prior year, as the unit's losses balloon to $190.4 million." CNET News 7:18 PM

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