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Santorum sees post-primary gain; Romney switches to Timeline this week on our Inside Facebook Election Tracker

Apple Files Patents & Trademarks Covering a Camera Filter, iPhone Headset, Surround Panner, Flyover & Turn-by-Turn Logo

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On July 5, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of patent applications from Apple covering a wide range of technologies. In particular, our report briefly touches on inventions relating to a digital signal filter for iOS device cameras, an iPhone wireless headset and ......
Apple Files Patents & Trademarks Covering a Camera Filter, iPhone Headset, Surround Panner, Flyover & Turn-by-Turn Logo

Dropbox’s Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive

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At the end of Dropbox’s “Hey, we have a huge new office!” event today in San Francisco, some reporters cornered CEO Drew Houston and asked him about the big cloud news of the week — the launch of Dropbox competitor Google Drive. Initially, Houston said he didn’t have time to...
Dropbox’s Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive

Briefly: Apple patent settlement, Bump, Facebook app updates

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Apple has settled with SimpleAir in a patent dispute. One of 11 companies named in a court filing from September 2009 in Texas, Apple has entered into a confidential agreement to license SimpleAir patents relating to data transportation and contact alerts for unconnected users. The agreement between the two firms...
Briefly: Apple patent settlement, Bump, Facebook app updates

Why Apple fell so hard

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Two theories for Apple's fall, neither of which has to do with fear, uncertainty or doubt FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) share price briefly touched $505.75 in Thursday's trading -- $200 (28.3%) off its mid-September high. We needn't spell out here all the reasons that have been put forward over the...
Why Apple fell so hard

APPLE HITS A NEW ALL TIME HIGH (AAPL)

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Investors are stoked about the Apple TV, the new iPhone, and the iPad mini. Apple's stock cracked its all time intraday trading high this morning. It hit $644.13 briefly before fading back. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
APPLE HITS A NEW ALL TIME HIGH (AAPL)
Microsoft's Windows Phone chief doesn't see the need for a Surface Phone just yet

Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

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Morgan Stanley is now lending shares of Facebook to short sellers, CNBC has recently reported. Morgan Stanley was the offering’s lead underwriter. On the day of Facebook’s IPO, its underwriting banks had to purchase the stock at several intervals to keep it from declining past its launch price. Short selling...
Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

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Today, we drop another another segment in the Rulers of the Cloud series, focusing on SalesForce.com, the cloud innovator that re-invented the rules of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). SalesForce is growing into a big company, recently announcing over a $1 billion in revenue annual run rate. Yet, the company is...
Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

Pinterest API Documentation Briefly Reappears On New Developer Site

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Remember how over a year ago, everyone was all excited about the forthcoming Pinterest API? CEO Ben Silbermann even teased its release in a March 2012 email to Pinterest users detailing a Terms of Service change. And API documentation even once popped up on the site, only later to lead...
Pinterest API Documentation Briefly Reappears On New Developer Site

How big is Dropbox? Hint: very big

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I distinctly remember the day I met Drew Houston and his co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, both MIT dropouts. It was at an early edition of YCombinator’s Demo Day. I saw them again at a party hosted by Xobni and learned about their plans for Dropbox. That was in 2008. And then I...
How big is Dropbox? Hint: very big

You May Take Away My Freedom, But I'll Always Have My Crunchie!

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[tc_5min code="517666457"] On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington awarded a Crunchie to two members of Goatse Security via a blog post for discovering, publishing and trying to fix a pretty egregious security flaw that they discovered on AT&T’s public website. Ansel Halliburton, a contributing TechCrunch writer from ComputerLaw Group, explained what...
You May Take Away My Freedom, But I'll Always Have My Crunchie!

Western Digital brings wafer thin 5mm hard drives to IDF, we go hands-on (video)

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We're a jaded bunch here at Engadget sometimes, and with most of us using SSD-based systems these days it's hard to get too excited about good old spinny disks. Still we're also suckers for impressive technology, so our interest was piqued when Western Digital announced its 5mm thin 2.5-inch...
Western Digital brings wafer thin 5mm hard drives to IDF, we go hands-on (video)

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 shows up briefly at Office Depot

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The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 may be less expensive than originally believed if the latest pre-order listing from the Office Depot is to be believed. While the listing has since been pulled, Engadget did manage to share a page capture. While it reveals that the $400 price point remains, it's...
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 shows up briefly at Office Depot

Mountain Lion's dictation feature disables MacBook's fans to hear better

9to5mac.com
Now that's crazy - using dictation on Mountain Lion turns the fan off briefly on the MacBook Air so it can hear me #apple #osx— Stuart Miles (@stuartmiles) July 25, 2012 A nice new feature many MacBook users are noticing in Mountain Lion- when using Dictation, the MacBook’s fan is...
Mountain Lion's dictation feature disables MacBook's fans to hear better

Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It

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Another day, another article written on behalf of the disrupted, bemoaning the way things are, romanticizing the way things were and recoiling in horror from the touch of the "masses." This one's a particular treat, though, seeing as it's written by Ewan Morrison, the author whose ACTA "expertise" resulted in...
Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It
After Being Removed For Porn, Photo-Sharing App 500px Is Back In Apple's App Store
Apple Collapse Continues -- Stock Nears New Closing Low
Samsung launches S-Pebble MP3 player and Scan and Match music service

Microsoft briefly posts Surface pre-orders, reveals pricing

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Microsoft has been touting its Surface tablet since June, but it gave users the first glimpse of its price tag Tuesday. A pre-order page for the company's Surface tablets appeared briefly on the site Tuesday morning, quoting a starting price of $499 for the tablet's 32GB version. To include the...
Microsoft briefly posts Surface pre-orders, reveals pricing

Facebook's IPO and the new tech bubble | Michael Wolff

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There's no doubt the Facebook IPO is symptomatic of a new tech bubble. The only question is when will it burst• Guardian interactive graphic on Facebook shareholders' worthThe proper question is not "are we in a tech bubble?", but "where are we on the timeline of the bubble?" How long...
Facebook's IPO and the new tech bubble | Michael Wolff

Wall Street: WSJ report of iPhone cut may be inaccurate

www.electronista.com
An unverified rumor reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and repeated by other media outlets of Apple cutting orders on the iPhone 5, which briefly sent the stock below $500 is likely misleading, say two leading Wall Street analysts, and at best the result of misinterpretation of supplier reports. Both...
Wall Street: WSJ report of iPhone cut may be inaccurate

Briefly: Pebble UI changes in update, EE starts 30-day SIM-only plans

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The Pebble smartwatch has received a firmware update, introducing more changes to the user interface. Notifications have been updated to allow for multiple items to be viewed, the UI for setting the time has been reworked, and the wearer's current speed in the RunKeeper app can now be viewed from...
Briefly: Pebble UI changes in update, EE starts 30-day SIM-only plans

Chrome briefly tops Internet Explorer as top browser

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A brief if historic milestone in web browsers occurred this weekend as Google Chrome temporarily overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer in usage, StatCounter found Wednesday. For one day, March 18, Chrome had 32.71 percent of traffic to IE's 32.5 percent. A rise in share from Brazil, India, and Russia was credited...
Chrome briefly tops Internet Explorer as top browser

RIM chief: we looked 'seriously' at Android, didn't want to join the herd

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RIM's current CEO Thorsten Heins has been very candid about his company's plans and past, but he has usually given the impression that the company wouldn't even consider deviating from its one true vision of a BlackBerry OS future. Although BlackBerry 10 is very much the center of RIM's...
RIM chief: we looked 'seriously' at Android, didn't want to join the herd

Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges

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During June 2009 a somewhat surprising story began to emerge. The Pirate Bay would be sold for $7.8 million, turned into a legal site, and the whole deal would be completed within a couple of months. The urgency of the announcement and apparent imminent closure of the deal was a...
Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges

Comcast's "Six Strikes" Email With Infringement Details Surfaces

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Earlier this week the six strikes anti-piracy system finally launched more than a year later than initially planned. One of the things that stood out most was the lack of information released through official channels. On launch day the Center for Copyright Information, who are in charge of the operation,...
Comcast's "Six Strikes" Email With Infringement Details Surfaces

Guest Post: How to be profitable with less than $20,000 in marketing per game

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Editor’s note: The following article comes from Sridhar Muppidi, CEO of mobile social developer YesGnome, and offers advice to smaller developers on how their social/mobile titles can still be profitable even without massive marketing spends to drive them up the charts. YesGnome develops games for iOS and Android devices, specializing in...
Guest Post: How to be profitable with less than $20,000 in marketing per game

Huawei teases quad-core tablet, keeps MWC mystery swirling

www.engadget.com
Today's Huawei press conference was, by all accounts focused on the Ascend D smartphone -- so much so that the company didn't have the luxury of discussing other things like, you know, tablets. We were admittedly a bit disappointed when it didn't unveil the eagerly awaited 10-inch MediaPad, but...
Huawei teases quad-core tablet, keeps MWC mystery swirling

After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia’s brief flirtation with profit last quarter (following six quarters of losses) was bound to end — we just didn’t think it would be this soon. The Finnish company posted an operating loss of €150 million (PDF), or...
After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold
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