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Apple Stock Opens At New Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win

techcrunch.com
Hear that? It’s the sound of corks popping as Apple’s stock price rocketed to new highs. Following Apple’s landmark victory against Samsung late Friday night, the company’s stock price (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened today at a record high of $680 per share, the first day of trading since the court ruling. This...
Apple Stock Opens At New Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win

Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

arstechnica.com
Roughly a month after Dropbox said it would offer two-factor authentication, the cloud-based storage company has quietly done so in an experimental build of the application. In the wake of the Mat Honan hack and Dropbox’s own security problems, the company seems to have taken a stronger tactic for hardening user accounts. In...
Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

Media.net is building an army to challenge Google’s contextual advertising dominance

thenextweb.com
You’ve probably never heard of Divyank ‘Div’ Turakhia, and that’s a shame. Turakhia is an amazing India-born serial entrepreneur who started his first business when he was 14 years old, and co-founded domain name, Web hosting and Internet services giant Directi when he was only 18, turning it into a...
Media.net is building an army to challenge Google’s contextual advertising dominance

'Your in America' sets grammar fascists against fascists | Arwa Mahdawi

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The Twitter-bot exposes those who mess up when trying to uphold 'good' English. But careful with that schadenfreudeI mean, how hard can it be? When in Rome, speak Roman, and when in America, speak American. You know the sort of thing: you say tomato, they say Heinz; you say potato...
'Your in America' sets grammar fascists against fascists | Arwa Mahdawi
Pipe: file sharing in the Facebook age is about to get real

Google's Matt Cutts Inducted Into University of Kentucky's Hall Of Fame

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Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, a name familiar to most of the readers here, was inducted into University of Kentucky’s Arts and Sciences Hall Of Fame last Friday. This was reported in the Kentucky Kernel. The article explains that Matt Cutts attended the University of... Please visit Search...
Google's Matt Cutts Inducted Into University of Kentucky's Hall Of Fame

Tom Daley, Twitter abuse and the law | Joshua Rozenberg

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Twitter users have to understand that every tweet is a broadcast - even if it's prefaced with an @Debate has been raging in the Twittersphere about whether Dorset police overreacted by arresting a 17-year-old in the early hours "on suspicion of malicious communications".The police were responding to a tweet sent...
Tom Daley, Twitter abuse and the law | Joshua Rozenberg

Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Through Apple Slip to 3-4 Weeks

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The iPhone 5 does not officially launch until Friday, but pre-orders are clearly continuing to roll in through Apple's online store as the company has now bumped shipping estimates for new pre-orders to 3-4 weeks. Apple sold out of its launch day pre-order stock in just about an hour last...
Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Through Apple Slip to 3-4 Weeks
Apple's stock opens at record $680 with $637B market cap following win against Samsung

Nokia and RIM Shares Jump in Wake of Apple Patent Win

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After Apple was handed a major victory last Friday in a patent case against Android smartphone maker Samsung, shares of Nokia, the predominant Windows Phone manufacturer, jumped nearly nine percent on Monday morning. A possible reason for the sudden surge: Trouble for Samsung could be indicative of a larger problem...
Nokia and RIM Shares Jump in Wake of Apple Patent Win
National Rifle Association disappears from Facebook and stops tweeting in wake of school shooting
Marissa Mayer's Acquisition Strategy Will Ruin Yahoo Employee Morale, Says VC (YHOO)

#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

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The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday. It’s the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum backplate rather than one made of Corning glass as in the iPhone 4/4S....
#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out

arstechnica.com
There's yet another Flashback variant making its way through unprotected Macs, though it still only takes advantage of the now-patched Java vulnerability that the previous few versions made use of. Security firm Intego posted about the latest version of the malware, Flashback.S, which mimics the behaviors of previous variants...
Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out

Shareholders sue Facebook, banks over botched IPO

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The hype surrounding Facebook has rapidly turned sour since the company went public in a media frenzy last Friday. Its share price is collapsing and regulators are investigating allegations that Facebook’s big bank partners withheld key insider information. Now, Reuters reports that shareholders have filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal...
Shareholders sue Facebook, banks over botched IPO

Samsung, Apple rally employees after US patent verdict

arstechnica.com
Samsung has vowed to continue its legal fight against Apple following last Friday's US court decision in Apple's favor. In an internal memo to employees, which was posted to Samsung's official blog on Monday, Samsung said that the verdict has "caused concern" for employees and customers alike, but said that...
Samsung, Apple rally employees after US patent verdict

Social workers outraged by EastEnders storyline about baby Lexi

www.guardian.co.uk
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is engaged in a battle with the BBC over a storyline in EastEnders. Last Friday, the TV soap featured a social worker removing a baby from a teenage mother, Lola, apparently without sufficient grounds to do so.The BASW immediately condemned the plot. It...
Social workers outraged by EastEnders storyline about baby Lexi

The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack

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A core value CloudFlare is that security information should be shared between organizations to make the entire Internet safer. That is how CloudFlare's systems work: if one site is attacked, data about that attack is immediately shared with the rest of the network so other sites can be safe....
The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack

Google Gives Street View A 250K-Mile Update Across 17+ Countries, Its Biggest Update Ever

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Google is continuing to gain points on the mapping front, today launching yet more features for the product at a time when Apple’s offering continues to appear weak by comparison. Today it announced that it has given Street View, which lets users see photographic images of particular locations, its biggest...
Google Gives Street View A 250K-Mile Update Across 17+ Countries, Its Biggest Update Ever

AT&T announces record iPhone pre-orders, company's fastest selling Apple device ever

9to5mac.com
It is starting to look like it was one huge weekend for the iPhone 5. In a press release this morning, the nation’s second-largest carrier AT&T announced some big news for the device, which became available to customers last Friday. AT&T said the iPhone 5 is now the fastest-selling...
AT&T announces record iPhone pre-orders, company's fastest selling Apple device ever

Liveblog: Apple's FY2012 Q3 earnings call today, July 24 at 2pm PDT

arstechnica.com
Apple plans to announce earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2012 on July 24, 2012 at 2pm PDT (5pm EDT). The results will be followed by the typical conference call where Apple executives will delve deeper into the results and answer questions from analysts. We expect Apple to discuss...
Liveblog: Apple's FY2012 Q3 earnings call today, July 24 at 2pm PDT
Eric Schmidt: Google Hasn't Submitted A Native Google Maps App To Apple (Yet)

AT&T: iPhone 5 Set Sales Record, Was "Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever"

techcrunch.com
Whether or not you’re an Apple fanboy or fangirl, it’s no secret that the iPhone has been selling like hotcakes. Every time Apple launches a new iPhone or iPhone(S), it seems that the Internet is about to explode. Naturally, when the iPhone 5 was announced, many were curious to see...
AT&T: iPhone 5 Set Sales Record, Was "Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever"
New iPad users blowing by their monthly plan in hours thanks to LTE
Blogger jailed for 'password-hacking' Ecuadorian president is released
UK Startup Loccit Sells 8,000 Facebook 'Memory Books' In 48hrs, Wants To Turn Your Digital Media Footprint Into Physical Stuff

AppGratis pulled from the App Store. Here's the full story.

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I’m Simon Dawlat, CEO at AppGratis. I founded AppGratis back in 2008, and have been running it ever since. Today, for the first time, my company is dealing with an incredibly difficult moment. A few hours before starting to write this, I landed in São Paulo, Brazil on a visit...
AppGratis pulled from the App Store. Here's the full story.

Police Taser Chinese Woman After She Tried To Buy Too Many iPhones (AAPL)

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Xiaojie Li bought two iPhones at an Apple Store in Newton, Massachusetts last Friday.  Then she went back this week to buy two more. She said it was for family in China. Apple Store employees refused to sell them to her. The company doesn't want iPhones going into the black...
Police Taser Chinese Woman After She Tried To Buy Too Many iPhones (AAPL)

IE9 passes 20% market share, Firefox falls below 20%, Chrome loses users second month in a row

thenextweb.com
October 2012 was quite a month in browser land. Microsoft shipped IE10 with Windows 8 last week. Google lost share for the second month in a row. Mozilla had to pull Firefox 16 due to a security hole, but recovered rather quickly. After all that, the latest market share numbers...
IE9 passes 20% market share, Firefox falls below 20%, Chrome loses users second month in a row

Egyptian coastguard arrests divers over major broadband cable cut

gigaom.com
Most times a submarine internet cable gets cut, it’s the result of someone dropping anchor in the wrong place. In the case of the cut off the Egyptian coast, on which my colleague Om Malik reported yesterday, it seems that more deliberate action may have been involved. According to the...
Egyptian coastguard arrests divers over major broadband cable cut
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