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More Claims of October Launch for Updated iMac Models

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With Apple opting not to release updated iMac models at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month, there has been considerable debate over the timing of the next update. Several of the hardware pieces such as Ivy Bridge processors are already available to support an update, and with the last update...
More Claims of October Launch for Updated iMac Models

Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway

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Another development in the ongoing story of how Eduardo Saverin has given up his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $67 million in taxes related to Facebook’s IPO: the U.S. government doesn’t want him get away with it quite so fast. Today, Senators Charles Schumer and Bob Casey are expected to...
Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway

Zuckerberg’s girlfriend and Steve Jobs’ liver transplant inspired Facebook’s new organ donor feature

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As we reported earlier, Facebook has today rolled out a new feature that allows users in the US and UK to share that they’re an organ donor on their Timelines. ABC News has now released an interview with Mark Zuckerberg that explains more about the thinking behind its introduction. Zuckerberg...
Zuckerberg’s girlfriend and Steve Jobs’ liver transplant inspired Facebook’s new organ donor feature

People Realizing That It Wasn't Google Lobbying That Stopped PIPA/SOPA

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We've been pointing out for a few weeks now just how ridiculous the narrative is that it was "Google lobbying" that stopped SOPA and PIPA from moving forward. Having been involved in much of what happened, I know that it really was much more about the internet rising up and...
People Realizing That It Wasn't Google Lobbying That Stopped PIPA/SOPA

Syrian emails say American psyche is 'easily manipulated'

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Anonymous cyber group hacked messages believed to be giving advice to Bashar al-Assad ahead of an interview on ABC NewsBashar al-Assad was advised that the "American psyche can be easily manipulated" when he was preparing for a television interview with ABC's Barbara Walters in December, according to leaked emails reported...
Syrian emails say American psyche is 'easily manipulated'

Retina Displays Also Coming to Next-Generation iMac?

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As part of ABC News' roundup of the latest MacBook Pro rumors, Joanna Stern claims that not only the MacBook Pro family but also the iMac line is set to gain ultra high-resolution "Retina" displays.The laptop will see the introduction of the “Mac Retina Display,” which is said to have...
Retina Displays Also Coming to Next-Generation iMac?

CNN in talks to buy Mashable for $200m

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Global news network said to be in advanced talks to buy the social media news website founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005CNN is on the verge of buying social media news website Mashable for "upwards of $200m", according to reports.The global news network, which is owned by Time Warner, is...
CNN in talks to buy Mashable for $200m

Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

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Could Google Instant suggest you out of a job? According to one Japanese man's claims, that search algorithm is precisely what landed him a pink slip and permanent spot on the unemployment line. The Kyodo News Agency is reporting that a string of unflattering searches performed by the plaintiff's...
Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

Apple offers iPad refunds in Australia following legal action over ‘misleading’ 4G advertising

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Apple is offering buyers of the new iPad in Australia the opportunity of a full refund, after the Cupertino-based company was taken to court for “misleading” consumers over support for a national 4G mobile network, according to ABC News. Earlier this week, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took issue with the...
Apple offers iPad refunds in Australia following legal action over ‘misleading’ 4G advertising
New MacBook Pros confirmed to have NVIDIA graphics
Yahoo Entertainment Properties Hit Hard In Big Layoff-Reorganization

Google Currents goes international

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In December we launched Google Currents, an app for Android and iOS devices that lets you explore online magazines and other content with the swipe of a finger. We’re thrilled by how many readers and publishers are using the app in the U.S. -- nearly 400 publisher editions and over...
Google Currents goes international

More Reports of NVIDIA Graphics Chips in Next-Generation MacBook Pro

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As long ago as last November, SemiAccurate claimed that Apple would be switching back to NVIDIA from AMD for the graphics chips in the next-generation MacBook Pro. With MacBook Pro rumors flooding out today, that claim is gathering renewed momentum from several sources. In its roundup of the latest MacBook...
More Reports of NVIDIA Graphics Chips in Next-Generation MacBook Pro

Bing Adds Qwiki’s Multimedia Presentations To Its Search Results

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Qwiki seems to be spreading. Last month, it announced a new Creator platform for publishers and bloggers that’s already being used by ABC News and others. Now it’s announcing a partnership with Bing. The companies say that Qwikis, which are essentially multimedia presentations, complete with narration, will now be embedded...
Bing Adds Qwiki’s Multimedia Presentations To Its Search Results

Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G

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Australian regulators had targeted Apple earlier today over the use of the term "4G" in advertising its new iPad. The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the...
Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G

Yahoo And CNBC Launch Huge Partnership Designed To Clobber Bloomberg

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The leading online finance site, Yahoo, and the leading business TV network, CNBC, have announced a major partnership. The companies will share content and talent and co-produce web shows that will appear on both their web sites. CNBC content will be integrated throughout Yahoo Finance and Yahoo. The deal is...
Yahoo And CNBC Launch Huge Partnership Designed To Clobber Bloomberg
Qwiki Launches A Publishing Platform For ABC News And Others
Next-gen iMac said to include Retina display

Apple Hands Out Refunds To Disappointed Australian iPad Customers (AAPL)

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Apple is offering refunds on iPads in Australia following what was determined to be "misleading" advertising, reports ABC News. Apple got into some hot water with Australian officials over the new iPad's compatibility with the country's 4G network -- despite Apple implying the device is compatible, the Australia Competition and...
Apple Hands Out Refunds To Disappointed Australian iPad Customers (AAPL)

Facebook's "Life-Saving Tool": Organ Donor Status

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Now you can heart, not just “Like”, on Facebook: The company has rolled out a feature allowing users to show on their Facebook Timelines whether they’re an organ donor. The news was announced during an ABC News splash with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg early this morning, following yesterday’s hints that...
Facebook's "Life-Saving Tool": Organ Donor Status

Qwiki launches interactive story-telling platform with ABC News

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Qwiki burst on to the scene with a cool platform for creating automated multimedia presentations on the fly, kind of like a robot-crafted Wikipedia. But founder and CEO Doug Imbruce saw a bigger future for the company as a publishing medium for creators. That’s what prompted him to move the...
Qwiki launches interactive story-telling platform with ABC News

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Steve Jobs won a Grammy Award last night. Chinese authorities are removing iPads from store shelves. Apple is suing for a number of ludicrous iPhone patent violations. The latest Pinterest clone is all about porn. It's possible that 95% of Pinterest's users are female....
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)
Tim Cook visits Foxconn's newest iPhone production line in Zhengzhou

Is Facebook Poised to Revolutionize Health Care?

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Before we dismiss appearances by Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on ABC News Tuesday as orchestrated, feel-good public relations events less than a month before Facebook holds its initial public offering, consider this:When Zuckerberg and Sandberg introduce and explain the new initiative, they could be revolutionizing health care. Zuckerberg...
Is Facebook Poised to Revolutionize Health Care?

Google Currents launches internationally in any country that has Google Play or App Store

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Google has today announced that its Google Currents magazine has launched worldwide in any country that has access to the Google Play or App Store markets. The app had previously launched in the U.S., where 400 publisher editions and 14K self-produced editions are available. Google Currents 1.1 is available in...
Google Currents launches internationally in any country that has Google Play or App Store

Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

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Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging popular mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editions to its lineup . Until now, though, Currents, which runs on Android and iOS, was only available in the...
Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global
NewsiT Raises $500K To Gamify Crowd Journalism
Facebook will unveil new tool to “save lives” tomorrow
Facebook pulls 'find friends nearby' experimental feature after less than 24 hours in the wild

Google the most beloved tech company among Americans

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The search giant received a "favorable" rating from 82 percent of respondents in an ABC News/Washington Post poll. [Read more]...
Google the most beloved tech company among Americans
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