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Weekend Highlights: Irish Examiner reveals contractors in Cork, Ireland "were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift", and Apple has "abruptly terminated" their contract; Bloomberg has an curious story of Apple working with a Soy Sauce facility in Taiwan for rooftop solar installs; offers new beta interface; survey says smartphone upgrade cycle slowing down, even going past 3 years for some; Google under fire over Chinese disinformation concerning Hong Kong unrest, company also has new employee guidelines including avoidance of political speech on the job; to VPN or not VPN on your router?

  • "Goldman Sachs: Apple is primed for a much bigger acquisition than $3 billion Beats" ["Netflix would probably cost about $73 billion — well within Apple's cash budget, Citi believes."]  Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple may be the one of the world's largest watchmakers" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Google Is Getting Ahead Of Apple: Alphabet, Google's parent company, is getting ahead of Apple on Wall Street lately. Alphabet's shares have gained 27.54% over the last twelve months and 171.64% over the last five years, compared to 18.54% and 137.93% of Apple over the corresponding periods." Forbes 12:48 PM
  • "Apple sold more watches than Rolex, Swatch, and the rest of the Swiss watch industry combined"  Business Insider 2/10
  • "iPhone X 'Plus': Improving On A Great Phone In 2018" Forbes 2/10
  • "iPhone source code was reportedly leaked by former Apple employee" Neowin 2/10
  • "iPhone iBoot And Baseband Source Code Leaks Linked To Apple Intern With Ties In Jailbreak Community" Redmond Pie 2/10
  • "How Apple is Paving the Way to a 'Cloud Dictatorship' in China"  Global Voices 2/10
  • "How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone's Most Sensitive Code: This is how a small group of friends lost control of the leaked iBoot source code."  Motherboard 2/9
  • "The HomePod is the point of no return for Apple fans: This speaker is openly hostile to any hardware or service not made by Apple"  The Verge 2/9
  • "HomePod in the age of Artificial Intelligence: One of the hottest trends of 2018 is going to be AI. It's baked into all the virtual assistants offered by Apple (Siri), Google (Google Assistant née OK Google), Microsoft (Cortana), Samsung (Bixby née Viv) and Amazon (Alexa)."  iMore 2/9
  • "Apple Unfazed By iPhone Source Code Leak, But Solution Providers See Exploit Risk" CRN 2/9
  • "iPhone security doesn't depend on source code secrecy, Apple says while issuing takedown notice" BGR 2/9
  • "Mac Privacy: Sandboxed Mac apps can record your screen at any time without you knowing"  Felix Krause 8:24 AM
  • "Hands On: Ulysses 12.3 for Mac and iOS aims to be where you do all your writing" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "LaTeX contact info through Workflow" Dr. Drang 2/10
  • "Hands On: Rogue Amoeba's Loopback is the Mac utility every audio user needs" AppleInsider 2/10
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Status Menus" MacMost 2/9
  • "Copy Media out of Final Cut Pro X with Reference X" 2/9
Press Releases
  • "VLC Media Player 3.0" TidBITS 6:20 PM
  • "Cisdem Launches New iPhone Data Recovery 3.6.0 for Mac" Cisdem 8:10 AM
  • "VLC 3.0 Update Adds Cross-Platform 4K and 8K Hardware Decoding, HDR10, Chromecast Support, and More" MacRumors 2/10
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, LG invest $10M in OLED microdisplay maker eMagin" CNET 2:09 PM
  • "This teenager worried about walking alone, so she created an app to make it safer" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:37 AM
  • "Facial recognition software is biased towards white men, researcher finds" The Verge 2:09 PM
  • "Study: Facial Recognition Systems Struggle to ID Dark-Skinned Women" PC Magazine 2:10 PM
  • "Apple Watch Olympics ad (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:36 AM
  • "Is Google working on an iMessage competitor?" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPad fails to impress Bill Gates" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Widespread iTunes scam costing people thousands of pounds forces HMRC to send out mass warning to supermarkets" Gloucestershire Live (UK) 2/10
  • "Apple updates YouTube Support channel with three HomePod how-to videos" AppleInsider 2/10
  • "Tampa man says Apple AirPod earphone blew up" WFLA Tampa 2/9
  • "Apple investigates AirPods explosion" Cult of Mac 2/9
  • "Apple adds live news channels to TV app for iOS and Apple TV" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Apple rolls out live news in TV app for iOS and Apple TV" The Verge 2/9
  • "Apple Has Four New HomePod Commercials: Equalizer, Distortion, Bass, and Beat" The Mac Observer 2/9
Non-Apple News
  • "7 amazing Sci-Fi Technologies That Brilliant Engineers Made A Reality" Digital Trends 7:39 PM
  • "McAfee discovered 'malicious documents' targeting Winter Olympics ahead of opening ceremony 'hack'" ZDNet 6:22 PM
  • "Why Amazon built its workers a mini rain forest inside three domes in downtown Seattle" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "There Are Ajit Pai 'Verizon Puppet' Jokes That the FCC Doesn't Want You To Read" Slashdot 8:25 AM
  • "Google 'Snow Games' Celebrate Day 2 of the Winter Olympics" Time 2/10
  • "Google Trips will help plan your travel with the minimum of hassle" BetaNews 2/10
  • "Google Autocomplete Suggestions Are Still Racist, Sexist, and Science-Denying" Wired 2/10
  • "Winter Olympics organizers say a cyberattack took down their computer servers during opening ceremonies" Business Insider 2/10
  • "Millions Of Samsung And Roku Smart TVs Found To Be Vulnerable To Remote Hacks" Redmond Pie 2/9
  • "Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You're a White Guy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/9
  • "This crafty tactic may let states get around the FCC on net neutrality" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/9
  • "Internet Association pressures Senate to reverse FCC's net neutrality repeal" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Huawei's iPhone X clone has three rear cameras and a smaller notch" BGR 2/9
  • "Why Amazon needs Shipping with Amazon and control of the last inch of delivery: Now UPS and FedEx have to answer the dreaded Amazon question as the e-commerce giant aims to launch a shipping service for third party sellers." ZDNet 2/9
  • "We still don't know if cell phones cause cancer or not: American scientists released two new major studies investigating whether or not there's connection between cancer risk and cell phone use and the much-awaited answer is...*drumroll, please*...we still don't really know anything for certain."  Quartz 2/9
  • "CTRL+T podcast: The future is flying cars, rockets and diabetes-detecting Apple Watches" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple HomePod, Google-Nest Integration, Twitter And Nvidia Earnings" Seeking Alpha 8:36 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple HomePod, Google-Nest Integration, Twitter and Nvidia Earnings" Tech.pinions 2/10
  • "The Talk Show: 'Only Wireless. Less Smart Than An Echo. Lame.', With Special Guest Paul Kafasis" Daring Fireball 2/9
  • "025: HomePod launch day edition Daily" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "The iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus probably won't feel the effects of Apple's throttling (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 118)" CNET 2/9
  • "593: Take the HomePod Challenge" iMore 2/9
  • "HomePod Setup Experience and Some Tips -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-09" The Mac Observer 2/9
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 169: The state of iOS 11 and iOS 10 jailbreaking" iDownload Blog 2/9
  • "The HomePod, Intel's Vaunt smart glasses, and the Falcon Heavy launch" The Verge 2/9
  • "Exponent Podcast: The Products They Built Along the Way/On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Apple's Middle Age." Stratechery 2/9
  • "What you should know about HomePod, before you buy, on The CultCastCult of Mac 2/9
  • "AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone" AppleInsider 2/9
  • "The HomePod power cable can be removed, but you probably shouldn't [Video] 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Siri finishes last in test against other smart speaker virtual assistants" phoneArena 8:49 AM
  • "Hon Hai Chairman Plots Move Beyond iPhone Assembly to AI, IoT" Bloomberg 8:45 AM
  • "iPhone firmware leak suggests Apple considered A9X for Apple TV" AppleInsider 2/9
  • "Apple to Charge $279 to Repair or Replace a Damaged HomePod Without AppleCare+" MacRumors 2/9
  • "HomePods are shipping with a 'beta' build of iOS" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "HomePod is Now Widely Available at Apple Stores" MacRumors 2/9
  • "Analyst predicts new Apple Pencil, 'low-end' $200 HomePod this fall" AppleInsider 2/9
  • "Apple AirPods 2: Will Apple's new wireless buds be in your ears in 2018?" Alphr 2/9
  • "Apple smart glasses optics detailed in patent application" SlashGear 2/9
  • "Apple will repair a damaged HomePod cable for $29: Apple expects damage to be a 'rare instance'" The Verge 8:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "T-Mobile has free lines and discounted Apple Watch Series 3 as top Valentine's Day deals" Pocketnow 2/9
  • "DirecTV Now Sweetens Deal: Prepay Three Months of Service for $105 and Get a Free 32GB Apple TV 4K" MacRumors 2/9
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 2/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 2/9
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 2/9

  • "HomePod hands-on: The best (and worst) of Apple's new smart speaker [Video] 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
  • "Apple HomePod: 'wow' but 'uh-oh'" BetaNews 8:49 AM
  • "Homepod Review: Can Apple's all-new smart speaker compete with the Amazon Echo and Google?" Daily Star (UK) 8:47 AM
  • "HomePod review: Your mileage may vary, but crank it up for the ride" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Portrait Mode test: Can any smartphone beat the iPhone X?" Digital Trends 6:20 PM
  • "This silicone Apple Watch band is perfect for fitness freaks [Review] Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "We Ran HomePod Through the Smart Speaker Gauntlet" Loup Ventures 2/10
  • "Apple HomePod review: great sound, but not smart enough" Wired UK 2/10
  • "HomePod: The secure smart speaker that's big on music" The New Daily 2/10
  • "Apple's HomePod sounds great but you should probably just buy a Sonos" CNBC 2/10
  • "This silicone Apple Watch band is perfect for fitness freaks [Review] Cult of Mac 2/10
  • "Apple HomePod review: Good speaker, bad conversationalist" CNNMoney 2/9
  • "Apple's HomePod: What you need to know before buying one" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Apple's HomePod has arrived — but don't rush to buy it" New York Times 2/9
  • "First look: Apple's HomePod is loud, heavy and powerful" AppleInsider 2/9
  • "HomePod Review: When it Sounds Good, It's Great; But It Doesn't Always Sound Good" Kirkville 2/9
  • "HomePod Diary: Hands-on, and this thing is a Sonos Play 5 killer" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "Apple HomePod Review: Great Sound, But Siri Needs Work" Tom's Guide 2/9
  • "First Look: Unboxing the Apple HomePod/Plus, we answer questions from the viewing audience." Macworld 2/9
  • "Unboxing Apple's new HomePod" CNET 2/9
  • "Video: unboxing and first look at Apple's HomePod" iDownload Blog 2/9
  • "HomePod Hands-On: Unboxing and Overview" MacRumors 2/9
  • "Smart Home Devices Perfect for Apple's HomePod" AppAdvice 2/9
  • "How Much Boost Does a 13-inch MacBook Pro Get From An eGPU?" Bare Feats 2/9
  • "ZMI PowerPack 20000 review: A speedy charger for your USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro" Macworld 2/9
  • "Review: Sylvania's affordable Smart+ HomeKit white bulb & LED light strip" iDownload Blog 2/9
  • "Review: VOCOlinc's HomeKit LED light strips offer the best value, no bridge needed" 9to5Mac 2/9
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Here's how iOS 11.3 handles an iPhone crash due to a bad battery: The latest iOS 11.3 public beta allows you to disable CPU throttling: but you sacrifice the stability of your iPhone." ZDNet 2:09 PM
  • "I tried 11 websites that let you file your taxes online for free — and there's something for everybody" Business Insider 2/10
  • "How to downgrade your Apple TV 4 to tvOS 10.2.2, and whether you should" iDownload Blog 12:48 PM
  • "How to Watch YouTube Links in Safari on iPhone & iPad Instead of Opening YouTube App" OS X Daily 10:24 AM
  • "How to use HomePod with Apple TV ... it mostly works but there are some drawbacks" 9to5Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Apple videos show how to get the most from its HomePod speaker" BetaNews 8:37 AM
  • "How to Access HomePod Settings" Kirkville 2/10
  • "How to factory reset your HomePod" 9to5Mac 2/10
  • "How to Fix iPhone X Battery Life Problems With These 10 Tips" iPhone Hacks 2/10
  • "How to Set a Custom Ringtone on iPhone or iPad" iDrop News 2/10
  • "How to trigger Siri on your iPhone instead of HomePod" AppleInsider 2/9
  • "How to rename your HomePod (and the room it's in): One of my favorite things to do when getting a new Apple gadget is to rename it. My HomePod is now the Death Star and it's in the Outer Rim." iMore 2/9
  • "How to Disable Breathe Reminders on Apple Watch" OS X Daily 2/9
  • "How to Transfer AppleCare+ to a New Owner" iMore 2/9
  • "How to Prevent Anyone From Listening to Your Messages on HomePod" iPhone Hacks 2/9
  • "How to Use Your HomePod as a Speakerphone" MacRumors 2/9
  • "How To Protect Your Privacy in Safari for iOS 11" MacTrast 2/9
  • "Yes, you can play Spotify on HomePod" Apple Must 2/9
  • "How to sign up for Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac: If you're getting a HomePod and want to join the Apple Music club, here's how to sign up." iMore 2/9
  • "How to check battery health and disable iPhone performance throttling in iOS" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Tune HomePod's sound using equalizers in iOS and macOS" AppleInsider 2/10
  • "HomePod FAQ: Everything You Need to Know" iPhone Hacks 2/9
  • "Here's Where to Place HomePod in Your Room for the Best Sound Quality" The Mac Observer 2/9
  • "Here's the best way to play podcasts from your Apple Watch" CNET 2/9
  • "6 things to do to prepare for the Apple HomePod" Macworld 2/9
  • "80 things Apple says you can ask Siri on HomePod" Apple Must 2/9
  • "Apple's iPhone X Has Serious New Problems" Forbes 6:57 PM
  • "iPhone X a disappointment? Here's what real people think/Commentary: Some experts believe iPhone hasn't captured people's imagination. So I went to the Gulf Coast of Florida to find out."  CNET 6:20 PM
  • "The Clues That Apple Inc. Significantly Reduced Its iPhone X Manufacturing Plans" The Motley Fool 2:10 PM
  • "I went to pick up my Apple HomePod and got a dire warning/Commentary: When you buy Apple's new musically smart speaker, you're told to be very careful with it or it'll really cost you." CNET 12:48 PM
  • "These are the 3 stupidest things about the iPhone X after three months of use" BGR 11:42 AM
  • "Apple's battery of excuses for poor performance" IT PRO (UK) 8:49 AM
  • "HomePod Audio Quality is Worth the Purchase Price" iPhone Hacks 2/10
  • "Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time"  Gizmodo 2/10
  • "6 things UI designers should keep in mind for iPhone X" The Next Web 2/10
  • "Double or nothing: Certain standards only get applied to Apple" Macworld 2/10
  • "Apple HomePod Launches With Big Sound—and Even Bigger Questions" Fortune 2/10
  • "How Tim Cook and Apple Became Part of the Discussion on the Russian Investigation" The Mac Observer 2/9
  • "Sermon on Security" Rixstep 2/9
  • "Apple thinks you should really chill about that iBoot leak" Mashable 2/9
  • "Before HomePod: History of the short-lived iPod Hi-Fi" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "It's time to dump those old iPhones and iPads: The leak of Apple's iBoot source code onto GitHub is likely to turn older devices into a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities." ZDNet 2/9
  • "Here's What New HomePod Owners Love (or Hate) About It" iPhone Hacks 2/9
  • "How can Apple's HomePod stake space in the enterprise?"  Computerworld 2/9
  • "8 people confess why they finally deleted social media" Mashable 6:22 PM
  • "I tried Prime Now, Amazon's 2-hour delivery service — and I discovered a glaring flaw" Business Insider 10:24 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 10 Porsche Design" phoneArena 8:47 AM
  • "When culture eats software for breakfast, lunch and dinner" ZDNet 2/10
  • "What you may not understand about crypto's millionaires" VentureBeat 2/10
  • "Why your next must-have gadget will probably self-destruct" big think 2/9
  • "Net Neutrality: Why it's Vital for Digital Transformation" InformationWeek 2/9
  • "Smart Home is a Home that's always spying on you" Om Malik 2/9
  • "The Fight For Net Neutrality Accelerates, Invokes New Tactics" The Mac Observer 2/9
  • "The rise of Logan Paul, the 22-year-old millionaire who has 20 million followers — and keeps royally upsetting YouTube" Business Insider 2/9
  • "Op-ed: YouTube cuts off Logan Paul's ads, but neither has learned their lesson" Ars Technica 2/9
  • "New tech 'addictions' are mostly just old moral panic" Engadget 2/9
  • "Sonos cleverly mocks Apple on HomePod launch day/Commentary: The speaker maker takes to Twitter to offer Apple a playlist. A very funny playlist. A very funny playlist you can't easily play on a HomePod." CNET 2/9
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Adds Three HomePod Tutorial Videos to its YouTube Channel" PC Magazine 8:48 PM
  • "Coming February 10: Gene Steinberg meets tech columnists Kirk McElhearn and Rob Pegoraro, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/10
  • "Greeng0blin Jailbreak For The Apple TV 4 tvOS 10.2.2 Is Now Available For Download" WCCFTech 2/10
  • "HomePods Are Shipping To Users With A Beta Version Of iOS 11" WCCFTech 2/9
  • "How Can Apple Watch Users Control Whirlpool Devices?" Market Realist 2/9
  • "'Vainglory' 5v5 Release Date Announced for February 13th" Touch Arcade 2/9
  • "Someone Created a MagSafe Connector For the Rest of the Plugs In Your Home" Gizmodo 2/9
  • "If you're not sold on Siri, you can now get Microsoft's Cortana on your iPad" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Microsoft tests use of iPhone authenticator app as password replacement in Windows 10 S mode preview" AppleInsider 2/9
  • "Sonos used a popular meme to troll Apple on HomePod launch day" Business Insider 2/9
  • "Sonos welcomes 'Fruit Machine' Apple's HomePod with a clever playlist and a snarky hidden message" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "Get some media player nostalgia with this web version of Winamp" Mashable 2/9
  • "Mario Kart Tour for iOS Will Be 'Free-to-Start' Says Nintendo Partner" MacTrast 2/9
  • "Yahoo Mail for iOS adds 'Medals' feature for the latest Winter Olympics news" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "PictureMate PM-400 makes it easy to print great-looking photos (and it's now cheaper)" Apple World Today 2/9
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is trying to kill passwords. It can't happen soon enough" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Testing Per-App Preview Programs for Windows 10" Thurrott 8:28 AM
  • "What Microsoft's Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley" Wired 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dying Breath Of Change As Windows 10 Mobile Retirement Confirmed" Forbes 6:21 PM
  • "Intel Corp. Reportedly Wins Entirety of 2018 Apple Inc. iPhone Modem Orders" The Motley Fool 6:21 PM
  • "HP took me on a zero-gravity flight to promote their space printer" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Tech companies are the new investment banks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 AM
  • "Amazon to release its own full delivery service this year, report: Internet giant takes on UPS and FedEx as it seeks full control over package delivery" V3 10:24 AM
  • "Amazon is ignoring a huge chunk of the population and a multimillion-dollar opportunity with its new grocery store of the future" Business Insider 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft has a problem with Xbox that it can't buy its way out of" Business Insider 2/10
  • "Windows 10 is getting its own effortless Bluetooth pairing for devices" The Verge 2/10
  • "Intel's Olympic drone light show just set a world record and looked awesome" Digital Trends 2/10
  • "Amazon Might Be Getting Into the Delivery Business" Money 2/10
  • "No more Windows 10 passwords? Microsoft says Hello to palm-vein biometrics" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Fujitsu brings palm-scanning biometric security to Windows 10 laptops" TechRepublic 2/9
  • "Microsoft ditches passwords in latest build of Windows 10 S" The Inquirer 2/9
  • "Microsoft Says Users Love Surface More than the Apple MacBook" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Microsoft Releases KB4074595 to Fix Zero-Day Flash Player Flaw" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Latest Windows 10 Insider build makes it easier to control your GPUs" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Windows 10 Pro palm vein recognition coming courtesy of Fujitsu" SlashGear 2/9
  • "Microsoft and Fujitsu team up to offer new palm vein authentication system" Neowin 2/9
  • "Microsoft Announces Palm Vein Authentication for Windows 10" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Microsoft Adds Report Sharing, Favorites to Power BI" eWeek 2/9
  • "HP Omen 15 (2017) review: A good laptop that made some bad decisions" PCWorld 2/9
  • "Flog our big fat servers – Dell's plea to partners" ChannelEye 2/9
  • "Can we trust Intel Inside to mean secure computing?" ComputerWeekly 2/9
  • "Intel put on an Olympic light show with 1,218 drones" Engadget 2/9
  • "Intel's Winter Olympics light show featured a record-breaking 1,218 drones" The Verge 2/9
  • "Intel starts rolling out new Spectre firmware fixes, Skylake goes first" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Best motherboard 2018: The best AMD and Intel motherboards from £100" Expert Reviews 2/9
  • "Watch us unbox AMD's Raven Ridge APUs before we benchmark them to bits" PCGamesN 2/9
  • "ASUS BIOS List for AMD Ryzen 2000 - Make your Motherboard compatible with Raven Ridge APUs" Guru3D 2/9
  • "AMD Ryzen Processors Enjoys Added Support On ASUS Desktops" VRZone 2/9
  • "AMD Moves Into new California HQ Offices" Guru3D 2/9
  • "Cisco: Severe bug in our security appliances is now under attack" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Cisco to support NBC's Olympics production" RapidTVNews 2/9
  • "That mega-vulnerability Cisco dropped is now under exploit: Bug with maximum severity rating is generating plenty of interest among hackers." Ars Technica 2/9
  • "ThinkPad X1 Carbon Fire Hazard Recall Proves That Lenovo Has A Few Screws Loose" HotHardware 2/9
  • "ASRock Releases Ryzen 2000 Series Zen+ BIOS Updates For Its AM4 Motherboards" HotHardware 2/9
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Implied March Quarter EPS May Surprise You" Forbes 2/9
  • "Apple suppliers see higher January sales despite iPhone sales worries" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/9
Industry News
  • "Stocks turn positive but still poised for steep weekly drops: Energy, financials pace weekly losses" MarketWatch 2/9
  • "Dow Finishes With Gain of 330 Points, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Close Higher: Stocks went on a rollercoaster ride on Friday." TheStreet 2/9
  • "US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day" Associated Press 2/9
  • "U.S. Stocks Rebound as Wild Week Ends: Gains put a positive end to one of the market's worst weeks in years" [Paid Membership Required] 2/9
  • "Asian markets skid after Wall Street sinks into correction territory: Asian stocks capped their worst week in years, with more heavy selling coming after a late slump pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 into correction territory." MarketWatch 2/9
  • "European stocks head for worst week in 2 years as global selloff continues: European stocks trimmed sharp losses in choppy Friday trade, after Wall Street surged at the open, partly rebounding after a plunge on Thursday that yanked both the S&P 500 index and Dow into correction territory." MarketWatch 2/9

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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: #%@*$$$$!