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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 Tests iPhone Screens as Large as Six Inches: As Apple Inc. prepares to unveil both a new high-end iPhone and a cheaper version for the first time next week, it is already working on something bigger." [Paid Membership Required] 4:35 PM
  • "Apple testing 6-inch iPhone models, new report claims: The company is once again said to be testing iPhones with larger screens than current models: up to 6 inches, in fact." CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Is Apple working on a 6-inch iPhone?" GigaOM 4:40 PM
  • "Apple Shows China the Respect It Deserves: If it wasn't already clear that Apple's priorities lie in the East, the company is beating the point home when it introduces its newest products next week."  Bloomberg Businessweek 6:39 AM
  • "Apple's Falling China Share Complicates IPhone Deal" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Poised To Land Japan And China's Biggest Carriers For New iPhone" Forbes 3:06 PM
  • "Japan's largest carrier DoCoMo & Apple reportedly agree to iPhone partnership, sales start this fall" 9 to 5 Mac 3:06 PM
  • "Australian teen tests Apple tolerance with new iPhone leak: An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple Inc products has done it again, showing off the purported fingerprint scanner of the latest iPhone ahead of its expected launch next week."  Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "New iPhone Brings New iOS, Putting Apple's Craig Federighi In The Spotlight -- Again" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "New iPhone Predictions Are Precise, But Are They Accurate?" Forbes 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's Shrewdly Radical iPhone Trade-In Program: Apple's trade-in program ensures that the customer experience starts: and restarts: with Apple again and again. Right now, Apple needs cellular service provider partners. Down the road, however, when these providers end up selling services a la carte, Apple will be ready with products, channels and customers ready to buy Apple and add services later." MacNewsWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Fearing rivals, Apple eyes iPad Mini Retina in 2013: Analyst/Apple needs to get the iPad Mini Retina to consumers in 2013 to stay competitive, an analyst believes." CNET News 7:26 AM
  • "KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo provides details on new iPads coming in Q4" 9 to 5 Mac 9:56 AM
  • "Update — We're unable to offer upgrade pricing for Mac App Store purchases" The Omni Group 8:23 AM
  • "Apple stops Omni Group from offering upgrade pricing for Mac App Store apps" TUAW 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 6.1 (Seed 7) For Developers" RazorianFly 1:12 PM
  • "Promise VTrak: Configuring for optimal performance" Apple Support 1:17 PM
  • "Xsan: Avoid using native extended attributes with StorNext clients" Apple Support 1:18 PM
  • "iTunes Store: How to enable Automatic Downloads" Apple Support 1:18 PM
  • "Safari: Unsupported third-party add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit or have performance issues" Apple Support 1:18 PM
  • "Logic Pro, Express, MainStage, GarageBand: Timer inactive or MIDI timeout alert" Apple Support 1:17 PM
  • "OS X Server: How to unlock a locked user account" Apple Support 1:16 PM
  • "iThoughtsX for the Mac" MacSparky 8:22 AM
  • "iMovie: Basic Editing" Mactuts+ 8:22 AM
  • "What every iPhoto user should know about image editing" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "Import Sony XDCAM And XAVC Footage To Final Cut Pro X" Video Edit Oz 7:30 AM
  • "Clean up that dirty iTunes library with Leawo Tunes Cleaner" AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
  • "Share Files Quickly And Easily With Messages [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Enhance Portrait Photos" Mac 360 7:08 AM
  • "Instagram On Your Mac: It's Not Exactly What You Expect Or Want It To Be" Mac 360 7:07 AM
  • "iBooks Author-created ebooks may be headed to the iPhone" iMore 1:21 PM
  • "iBooks Author Support For The iPhone" MacStories 9:01 AM
  • "iBooks Author support for the iPhone should be on Apple's to-do list" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "iPhoto '13 rumours, release date: When is the next version of Apple iPhoto coming out?" Macworld UK 8:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "Japan's Shade 3D software now at version 14 and shipping" Architosh 1:10 PM
  • "Banjo Rolls Trainer 1.0 released for Mac OS X - Improve Your Technique" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Numi 2 - The new version of next generation calculator for Mac" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "ImageXY 3 with Drag and Drop Image Resizing Released by Sugoi Software" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Cocktail 6.7.1 (Mountain Lion Edition) has been released." Maintain 7:49 AM
  • "WhatRoute 1.12: Mavericks Tested, PPC Dropped" FairerPlatform 6:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Investigating Worker-Abuse Charges at 'iPhone C' Supplier" AllThingsD 1:12 PM
  • "Fresh labor violations in Chinese factory producing the 'cheap' iPhone" China Labor Watch 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Says It's Already On-Site Investigating Reports of Labor Abuse in China" The Mac Observer 8:36 PM
  • "Labor group accuses alleged manufacturer of Apple's budget iPhone of 'ethical and legal' violations" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Apple supplier of iPhone criticized for labor violations in China" IDG News Service 8:46 AM
  • "Alleged Apple Supplier Jabil Circuit accused of numerous labor law violations" 9 to 5 Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Mobile payments: Apple faces carrier hurdles if Passbook holds the key" Computerworld 7:52 AM
  • "5 iPhone myths debunked: Don't worry you can't overcharge your iPhone" Salon 4:36 PM
  • "Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Forecast to Grow 7.3% in 2013 Driven by 1 Billion Smartphone Shipments – IDC" MacPrices 1:09 PM
  • "iPhone trade-ins: The best deals online/Apple, Walmart, and Best Buy are among the big names willing to trade cash for old iPhones: and lets not forget about eBay. But which offers the best deal?" CNET News 2:51 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Judge slaps Motorola with $14.5M payout to Microsoft for FRAND abuse" AppleInsider 5:29 PM
  • "Panasonic Toughpad 4k -- A tablet on steroids" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "Google Argues for the Right to Continue Scanning Gmail" Associated Press 8:25 AM
  • "Toshiba's 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet is another weak attempt to match the iPad mini" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Survey: Almost 90 percent of Internet users have taken steps to avoid surveillance" IDG News Service 7:27 AM
  • "Yahoo unveils new 'whimsical' logo with dancing exclamation point" Digital Trends 8:11 AM
  • "Yahoo's 30-day logo reveal finally comes to a close" CNET News 7:27 AM
  • "Vodafone Germany to reportedly stop 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 sales, 16GB model to live on" AppleInsider 8:45 PM
  • "Leaked iPhone 5S home button images further suggest a fingerprint scanner" GigaOM 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5S leaked pictures fingerprint scanner" BGR 1:20 PM
  • "Apple to release A7X-based iPad and iPad mini this year, lower-cost A6 mini in 2014" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "iPad 5 And iPad Mini 2 Likely Arriving In Q4 2013, Per Analyst Report, With iPad 2 Remaining In Production" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "iPad 5, Retina iPad mini reportedly on track for Q4 release" BGR 1:19 PM
  • "Apple Preparing For Apple TV Hardware Update, To Debut Next Tuesday?" RazorianFly 8:24 AM
  • "Video claiming to show iPad 5 parts reveals design very similar to Mini" Digital Trends 8:11 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "A few Technical Patents look at new Processes for Touchscreens, Cooling Systems for Multi-Core Processors and Siri" Patently Apple 2:49 PM
  • "Apple Patent Refocuses on New V-Shaped iTunes UI Element" Patently Apple 8:48 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at future iTunes interface" AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier for its devices to pronounce names" AppleDailyReport 7:52 AM
  • "AirPort Extreme/Express, Time Capsule: How to find the serial number" Apple Support 1:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Emerald Observatory For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Dummy Defense For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Castle Attack1 -Ultimate HD+ For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:47 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:47 AM

  • "Hands on with Sony's QX10 lens camera" TechHive 8:09 AM
  • "Ricoh Theta WiFi camera shoots 360-degree photos for $399 (hands-on)" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "WD My Passport Slim review: An excellent portable storage device" CNET Reviews 8:37 AM
  • "Fast Flash Storage Solutions For The Mac Pro 2009-2012" Bare Feats 1:08 PM
  • "Epson Expression Photo XP-850 review - Versatile multi-function photo printer" Macworld UK 8:22 AM
  • "Review: LUNATIK Seismik Case for iPhone 5 from" Run Around Tech 8:24 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "DeskConnect review: how to share files between all of your devices" iDownload Blog 4:31 PM
  • "Sending Email Is So Much Easier Using The New Ping App For iPhone" AppAdvice 1:16 PM
  • "Meet Ping, An App That Turns Your Emails Into Real-Time Conversations" TechCrunch 10:07 AM
  • "How your iPhone can help you find the perfect cup of coffee" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "Studio Design Review" Mac|Life 9:54 AM
  • "How To Track Airplanes From Your iPhone Or iPad" Mac 360 7:08 AM
  • "Pure Chess review: skeuomorphism is back in this traditional game" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "'Junk Jack X' Review - Beauty in Simplicity" Touch Arcade 9:54 AM
  • "'Terraria' Review - A 2D 'Minecraft'-like With a Sense of Adventure" Touch Arcade 9:53 AM
  • "Photoristic HD Review: Photoristic HD is a speedy yet flawed photo editing app." 148Apps 3:35 PM
  • "Event Book Review: Offering simplicity through a clean interface, Event Book is the ideal helping hand for those organizing their lives." 148Apps 1:20 PM
  • "Bleacher Buddy: Ever wondering when that game will be on TV? Guess no more with Bleacher Buddy. It still won't cure a favorite player's performance issues, though" 148Apps 8:46 AM
  • "Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed Review/Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed is all about precision driving. And killing zombies." 148Apps 11:12 AM
  • "How to Check Your iPhone Upgrade Eligibility (AT&T)" The Mac Observer 1:09 PM
  • "5 ways to stay below your data cap on Android and iOS" TechHive 8:12 AM
  • "Half of existing iPhone owners plan to buy the new iPhone immediately, one survey says" VentureBeat 6:35 PM
  • "Amazon's New 'Matchbook' Shows Brick and Mortar Stores How to Survive" The Mac Observer 6:13 PM
  • "The Apple Store: Part Two" Valleywag 4:37 PM
  • "Fingerprints/It looks like my hunch about the iPhone invite was right: new phones are likely to have 'silver rings' that are fingerprint sensors embedded into the home button."  furbo 3:03 PM
  • "Apple's Walled Garden a Big Barrier for Developers" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "Should Apple be worried about the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartphone? Will Apple's iWatch be better than the Galaxy Note Gear - without a doubt. Does it matter that it's not here yet - no." Macworld UK 1:19 PM
  • "How To: Recover the 97% Of Carts Abandoned In Mobile Shopping Apps" Forbes 11:12 AM
  • "Cassandra: Rumored Apple 17 Watt Charger -Maybe not a Mystery After All"  eXtensions 8:58 AM
  • "Path's $14.99 per year premium option isn't very compelling but here's why I'm still going to pay" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Designer Jony Ive's Other, Underrated Genius: How He 'Managed' His Difficult Boss, Steve Jobs" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Three reasons why Apple should unveil new Apple TV next week" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:21 PM
  • "What To Expect At Apple's Tuesday Event Beyond New iPhones" AppAdvice 9:08 AM
  • "iPads, iTunes, and more: What Apple will and won't unveil at its 9/10 event"  Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "Op-ed: Why the days are numbered for the legacy iPod/The numbers don't lie, but the 'when' is anyone's guess."  Ars Technica 7:59 AM
  • "Note To App Developers: Don't Use The Word 'Super' Unless Your App Truly Is" McSolo 7:05 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Is The Past A Prologue To The Future Of Technology?" Mac 360 6:54 AM
  • "Cassandra: [S]edition on Android" eXtensions 9:20 PM
  • "Regarding Gruber's 'I don't see how this helps third party developers deal with Android fragmentation'" Chris Lacy 7:22 PM
  • "Early Adopters: So Right At First And Then So Wrong Later On  ?" Bijan Sabet 5:31 PM
  • "The smartwatch that'll be worth the wait: The smartwatches announced this week are interesting but fatally flawed, says TechRepublic's Jason Hiner. The device that ultimately captures the market will excel at three things." CNET News 3:06 PM
  • "Will Smartwatches Be The Second Coming Of The Swiss Quartz Crisis?" Forbes 1:12 PM
  • "For sale, cheap: one struggling smartphone manufacturer based in Waterloo, Ontario" VentureBeat 1:09 PM
  • "'World's most secure smartphone' looks like snake oil, experts say" Ars Technica 8:24 AM
  • "Is there any need — or room — for a third mobile operating system?" AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
  • "Sony SmartWatch 2 review: Hands-on" T3 8:14 AM
  • "The Galaxy Gear Is Wrong for My Wrist and the Runway" Mashable 1:22 PM
  • "A $300 Smart Watch? Why The Samsung Galaxy Gear Will Fail" Kirkville 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft And Nokia: The Sears And Kmart Of High Tech" PixoBebo 6:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Aiptek shows off a combo projector/battery pack for iPhone 5 available starting this month (Video)" 9 to 5 Mac 9:17 PM
  • "This iOS Game Lets You Play The Role Of A Hacker" Redmond Pie 4:37 PM
  • "Google Drive For iOS Gets Redesign With Card-Like Interface, Better Search" Cult of Mac 4:31 PM
  • "Kickstarter a Carbon Fiber Case for Your MacBook Air or Pro" The Mac Observer 4:29 PM
  • "Exclusive To iOS At Launch, Call Of Duty: Strike Team Hits The App Store Today" Cult of Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Jabra Solemate Mini Portable Speaker Announced!" Run Around Tech 1:20 PM
  • "GetGlue updates its iOS app to become a 'social remote control' (at least for some US users)" The Next Web 11:12 AM
  • " Launches A Social Curation App For The iPad" TechCrunch 10:07 AM
  • "Major PayPal iOS update: flattened UI, pay at local shops, save offers and order ahead" iDownload Blog 11:12 AM
  • "PayPal for iPhone redesigned, adds ability to pay at local shops" 9 to 5 Mac 11:02 AM
  • "PayPal Updates iOS And Android Apps With The Ability To Order Ahead, Pay Restaurant Bills, Access Bill Me Later And More" TechCrunch 10:07 AM
  • "New Zombie-Shooting Game for iOS Claims to Be First Mobile Title With Cooperative Campaign" AllThingsD 9:53 AM
  • "Unleash your inner Picasso with Pogo Connect's new pressure-sensitive brush nibs" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "Et Tu, iDevice? Ancient Battle: Rome Invades The App Store" AppAdvice 8:46 AM
  • "Nova: A Real Flashing 'Flash' For The iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "mBack Hard Drive Screws Into Your iMac's Leg-Hole" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Sony QX Lens Cameras Are Perfect iPad Companions" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "KONAMI Launches Official Star Wars Card Game On iPhone, (and iPad)" RazorianFly 8:24 AM
  • "Musicians, rejoice: iRig PRO is an all-in-one audio and MIDI interface for your iPhone, iPad or Mac" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Ultracompact universal audio/MIDI interface announced for recording on Macs & iOS devices" 9 to 5 Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Tic Toc Time Teaches Children Clock Reading through Familiar Elements" prMac 1:19 PM
  • "VSD Viewer Gains New Professional Feature: Shape Data Displaying" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Asian Cuisines App: Free Authentic Asian Food Adventures" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Puzzle game Rolling Idols from Melesta Games now on iPhone" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "iDiscounts - The free discounts calculator" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "MoWeather - Makes Global Weather Tracking Easy with Useful Forecast Tool" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Posh Hair for iOS: Try Out Free, Fancy Hairstyles Composited Onto Photos" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Follow the Spanish Liga 2013-2014 and Play with Predictions" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Creation Release A Hot New Update For Creation 5, Available Now For iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Byte By Byte LLC Releases Run And Jump 2 for iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps with video messaging, filters and more" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "USB to 8 Pin Lightning Cable w/ 3-Port USB Hub for iPhone / iPad" USBfever 7:57 AM
  • "Incipio® Announces International Availability of Stanley® Case Collection" Business Wire 7:57 AM
  • "Global Mobile App Stores Industry" PRNewswire 7:57 AM
  • "New AKG K323 XS Ultra-Small In-Ear Headphones Feature Studio-Quality Sound" PRNewswire 7:56 AM
  • "New Harman Kardon® SOHO Headphones Achieve a New Benchmark in Portable Sound" PRNewswire 7:56 AM
  • "The Harman Kardon® Onyx™ Wireless Speaker System Delivers Rechargeable Portability" PRNewswire 7:56 AM
  • "Hello Vino Launches New Wine Shopping App for iPad with Free $50 Wine Voucher" PRNewswire 7:56 AM
  • "Whirlpool Brand Introduces New Mobile App to Revolutionize Laundry Tasks" PRNewswire 7:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft notches up patent victory against Google: Microsoft has won another victory in a continuing and complex patent dispute with Google." BBC 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft wins jury trial in patent dispute with Motorola: The jury was to decide whether Motorola breached its agreements to provide certain technology to Microsoft on fair and reasonable terms" Computerworld 7:22 AM
  • "Motorola wanted a free license -- now Microsoft basically gets one and Google will have to pay" Foss Patents 7:43 AM
  • "$4 billion Motorola patent demand was breach of contract, jury rules" Ars Technica 2:29 PM
  • "Cache warfare: Azure and AWS get updated caching services/AWS now comes with Redis, while Windows Azure promises faster response times" Computerworld 6:30 AM
  • "Microsoft wins damages from Motorola on patent licensing" Telecompaper 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft faces quandary in aping Apple and Google" CBS News 6:59 AM
  • "A Bloody Ballmer and Stalled Discussions on the Long Road to a Nokia Deal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:45 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer's Leaked Memo To Microsoft's Management (Fake But Realistic)" Seeking Alpha 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft insiders tamp down notion that Elop is on fast track for CEO job" BGR 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO search now gets interesting/Commentary: Even if Elop was trojan horse, he's not best candidate" MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Life after Ballmer: How to fix Microsoft" ExtremeTech 12:57 PM
  • "Microsoft, Nokia and the sound of colliding garbage trucks: $7.1bn... quite a hefty price tag for joined-up marketing" The Register 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One licensing plan was 'a little... ahead' of consumers" Ars Technica 12:05 PM
  • " to power Bing's location-based searches, shares jump" Reuters 12:56 PM
  • "Windows 8 Hardware 2.0 from Lenovo/Summary: The latest systems from Lenovo continue the experimentation in system design that Windows 8 inspired. If they haven't gotten it right yet, they will eventually." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Lenovo exec: there's no longer a need for Windows RT" Engadget 7:19 AM
  • "Lenovo exec says Windows RT has no reason to exist" BGR 11:13 AM
  • "DELL, Intel Partner on New User-driven Laptops, Tablets" This Day Live 6:51 AM
  • "London college saves with Dell storage infrastructure" Computerworld UK 6:51 AM
  • "Bulging racks top of mind for Dell's new switch: S6000 drinks VMware's NSX Kool Aid, spaffs data over 40GbE" The Register 6:51 AM
  • "HP's 'Recline' touchscreen all-in-ones can be used with the screen hanging off the desk" Engadget 10:46 AM
  • "HP's Moonshot cadence: Intel's C2000 on deck, ARM 'fairly quickly'" ZDNet 6:53 AM
  • "Intel's Bay Trail benchmarked, makes first appearance in Toshiba 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet" ExtremeTech 5:15 PM
  • "Intel's gesture control tech will be built into PCs from 2014, but here's how to try it sooner" GigaOM 12:05 PM
  • "Intel pushes speed, reliability claims with new MXC cable: The new optical fiber technology could be a thin, high-speed connector throughout data centers, Intel says" InfoWorld 6:56 AM
  • "Intel CFO says PC is a zombie" TechEye 6:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Buys Back iPhones to Boost Sales" Zacks 9/4
  • "Cantor Fitzgerald Starts Apple at Buy with $777 Target" StreetInsider 9/4
  • "Apple Is 'Poised For Liftoff' 'After A Year To Forget' Says Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Brian White" Business Insider 9/4
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: BlackBerry, Groupon lead techs higher/New report that BlackBerry is looking for buyer lifts stock" MarketWatch 9:30 AM
  • "Stock Futures Edge Higher as BlackBerry Jumps on Auction Speculation" TheStreet 8:17 AM
  • "Futures Dip Ahead of Data Deluge" FOXBusiness 7:36 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Add Gains Service-Sector, Jobless Data Boost Sentiment" [Paid Membership Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks mixed as China data lifts Sydney/Asian markets were mixed Thursday, with shares in Sydney outperforming on upbeat economic data from China, while the yen's persistent strength continued to weigh on Tokyo shares." MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks hold gains after ECB, BOE news/European stock markets stayed in positive territory on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England kept rates at record lows as expected." MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:03 AM

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