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Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

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Another week in tech has come and gone, and AllThingsD staffers made the rounds on the media circuit to weigh in on everything that went down. First up was Arik Hesseldahl, who commented on Yahoo’s latest in a CNBC video hit, including Marissa Mayer’s performance at the company shareholder meeting...
Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

Apple's iWatch may be unveiled this year, Bloomberg says

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The iWatch rumors heat up as consumers await Apple's next new product. A timepiece seems more likely to be a profit machine than that other rumored Apple device, the iTV. [Read more]...
Apple's iWatch may be unveiled this year, Bloomberg says
Motorists Stranded Without Food And Water After Using Apple Maps

FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just announced that its chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement about the agency’s investigation of Google at 1pm ET/10am PT. Leibowitz will be joined at the press conference by Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein and Deputy Director Pete Levitas, as well as Bureau...
FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT
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HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

Shares Of Apple Are Sliding To New Session Lows

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Apple stock is making new session lows right now.  The stock is off 1.5%. Bloomberg reported late this morning that there was a trading error at Rochdale involving unauthorized trades in Apple, according to unnamed sources familiar. A trader we spoke to speculates that Apple could be trading down as a...
Shares Of Apple Are Sliding To New Session Lows

Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth

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Times are a-changin' for Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, as the company's CEO David Flynn has resigned alongside co-founder and CMO Rick White. It seems that both are stepping away in order to "pursue entrepreneurial investing activities," leaving the act of running one of the world's leading flash storage makers...
Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth

Quotations from CEO Cook

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Excerpts from Tim Cook's Bloomberg Businessweek interview FORTUNE -- We always knew that Steve Jobs was going to be a tough act to follow, so I suppose his successor should be forgiven if he came across in his NBC and Bloomberg Q&As Thursday as painfully sincere and even a little schmaltzy...
Quotations from CEO Cook

Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit

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Nick Hayek, CEO of Swiss watchmaker Swatch, said today during a press conference for the company’s annual results that he doesn’t see a smart watch product from Apple being the “next revolution.” We can’t help but get reminded of Palm CEO Ed Colligan’s comments before the iPhone hit. Hayek’s...
Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit
Apple profits may have fallen for the first time in a decade, says analysts

Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs Galaxy Tab Case

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Apple has pulled down a legal statement on its U.K. website, posted after it lost an appeal in a U.K. court against a ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe the design of the iPad. It had been ordered to acknowledge the ruling in a public post. However yesterday, at another hearing...
Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs Galaxy Tab Case
Multiple Google services, including search and Gmail, are currently blocked in China

Report: Microsoft Surface sales well short of estimates

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According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft has sold about 1.5 million Surface tablets to date, in both the RT and Pro versions, since the respective debuts. The alleged sales numbers fall short of Microsoft estimates, said to be 2 million of the Surface RT in just the December quarter...
Report: Microsoft Surface sales well short of estimates
Apple and other companies will urge Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage

Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

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Typically, a CEO likes to downplay bad news and say it's going to have no real impact on a company's business. Not Elon Musk! For some reason, the Tesla CEO wanted to exaggerate the damage of the New York Times' bad review of the Model S. In an interview with...
Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

Can Twitter elevate the "second screen" with live video?

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In what would be an inevitable push for the company building toward a TV-centric future, Twitter is reportedly in talks to add live video to its platform through deals with Viacom and NBC, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Such a move would make perfect sense considering Twitter’s current trajectory, as the company...
Can Twitter elevate the "second screen" with live video?
FDA begins cracking down on medical diagnosis apps starting with 'uChek' iPhone urinalysis app
After Chewing Out Apple, China Targets Microsoft's Surface Warranty Policies

Ticking down to an iWatch debut: Reports say device to arrive this year

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The drumbeat of rumors regarding an Apple-made smart watch continues this week. This time it’s The Verge and Bloomberg saying that an iOS-based “iWatch” should arrive some time before the end of 2013. After reporting last month that a team of 100 people were working on a smart watch at...
Ticking down to an iWatch debut: Reports say device to arrive this year

Bloomberg: Apple's iWatch is real and there's already a huge team working on it

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Bloomberg: Apple's iWatch is real and there's already a huge team working on it
ELON MUSK: Tesla Will Build A $40,000 Electric Car By 2016
Zynga CEO volunteers to reduce his salary to $1

Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star: Some Of The Cast Members 'May Be Insane'

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Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" has received its fair share of reviews since premiering two weeks ago.  People have criticized the reality-TV show for not depicting an accurate, authentic view of life in Silicon Valley. "The problem with Start-Ups is that there's absolutely nothing that's reflective of the place and culture that...
Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star: Some Of The Cast Members 'May Be Insane'

Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

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After continued leaks and reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission would go easy on Google with an antitrust settlement reached this week, the tides seem to be turning. The FTC will likely push its deliberation on Google’s competitive practices until next year so it can continue to deliberate on...
Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

The 10 Billionaires Whose Net Worth Rose The Most In 2012

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Billionaires had a good 2012. According to Bloomberg, the richest 100 billionaires added $1.9 trillion to their wealth this past year. Bloomberg kindly gave us the data on the Top 10 gainers, how much they're worth, and how much they made. They come from a range of industries including tech,...
The 10 Billionaires Whose Net Worth Rose The Most In 2012

Use of aluminum unibody slowing iPhone 5 production

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Appleís decision to use an aluminum unibody chassis for the iPhone 5 is causing supply constraints, reports Bloomberg. Apple chose the material for its light weight and resistance to cracking, it is also softer than the Gorilla glass used on the back of the iPhone 4 and 4S. This is...
Use of aluminum unibody slowing iPhone 5 production

HBO and Apple reportedly team up for Apple TV content deal, said to begin first half of 2013

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According to Bloomberg, Apple and HBO will team up to deliver HBO Go content on the Apple TV. Cable and satellite subscribers who pay for HBO will be able to watch more than 600 hours of films and television shows on Apple TV, said the people, who asked not...
HBO and Apple reportedly team up for Apple TV content deal, said to begin first half of 2013
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