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Friday Highlights: Spring 2018 might see a number of new products, including software, from Apple; Dan Moren feels HomePod is starting out like the Apple Watch, "whereas the chief criticism of the latter upon its release was that it tried to do too much, the HomePod follows more of a tried-and-true Apple pattern: it starts small"; Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, likely to see extra tax on revenues in UK; Safari to be friendlier to social media as changes made to "cookie killer"; Glenn Fleishman reiterates warning to *not* convert "Time Machine volume from HFS+ to APFS"; numerous accidental calls to 911 made from California Apple repair center; Land Rover introducing $800 Android smartphone with super rugged features, and more; AirPower wireless charging pad said to be available for purchase sometime in March.
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"U.S. appeals court tosses patent verdict against Apple: A federal appeals court has thrown out a jury verdict that had originally required Apple Inc to pay $533 million to Smartflash LLC, a technology developer and licenser that claimed Apple's iTunes software infringed its data storage patents." Reuters 3:14 PM
"Mossberg: The PC is being redefined/Keep your eye on the software — and on Apple" The Verge 8:13 AM
"How Apple might Deliver AR on the iPhone" Tech.pinions 7:06 AM
"BTIG analyst predicts significant growth for Apple in 2017/2018, possible new products" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
"Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 10 loses market share -- again" BetaNews 7:33 AM
"Windows 10 loses market share as Windows 7 fights back" V3 9:36 AM
"Microsoft Ventures leads $4.6M funding round for Swedish image service startup Pickit" GeekWire 11:16 AM
"Microsoft Adds More Intelligence to Make Office 365 Safer and Easier to Use" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
"Why Microsoft Launching an Xbox Subscription Gaming Service Was Practically Inevitable: The new service seeks to do to gaming what Netflix and Amazon have done to video, and Spotify and Apple have done to music." TheStreet 11:33 AM
"Microsoft has renamed Windows Holographic to Windows Mixed Reality" Neowin 7:41 PM
"Mixed reality is heading to the Xbox One and Project Scorpio in 2018, says Microsoft" OnMSFT 9:24 PM
"Microsoft is Opening Up the Xbox Platform to All Game Developers" Thurrott 7:41 PM
"Microsoft now lets anyone create and publish Xbox games: With the new Xbox Live Creators Program" Indie Research 7:57 PM
"Palo Alto Networks on pace for record stock drop as Cisco threat looms: Management blames 'execution issues' for disappointing earnings report, but analysts say competition is a problem" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
"Stock market roars to records after Trump speech: Dow surges more than 300 points, tops 21,000 for first time ever" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
"Stocks Rocket Higher in Best Day of the Year, New Records All Around: The Dow resumes its rally with a bang on Wednesday, scoring its best gains of the year, rocketing above its 21,000 milestone, and securing a new record close." TheStreet 3:59 PM
"Trump speech breathes new life into Trump Rally: Dow hits 21,000 for 1st time" USA Today 3:58 PM
"Dow's Latest 1K-Point Advance New Record, Trump Policy Priorities Fuel Rally" FOXBusiness 11:17 AM
"Dow Surges 303 Points to Top 21000 for First Time: Milestone comes after Trump strikes an optimistic tone in his speech and as Fed officials hint at higher interest rates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
"Japan's Nikkei Advances to 2-Week High" Reuters 7:24 AM
"European stocks advance as Fed officials signal U.S. ready for next rate hike" MarketWatch 7:23 AM
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