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Apple Retail Store Signage Confirms 8:00 AM Launch for New iPad on Friday

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Yesterday, we noted that Apple's grand opening of its new Highland Village retail store scheduled for 8:00 AM on Friday hinted that the company was likely to planning to launch the new iPad at that time rather than in a late afternoon launch as was seen with the iPad 2....
Apple Retail Store Signage Confirms 8:00 AM Launch for New iPad on Friday

YES, you can see pyramid from space :-) Late afternoon in Egypt. on Twitpic

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YES, you can see pyramid from space :-) Late afternoon in Egypt. on Twitpic

Google Glass Skydiving Stunt Gets an Encore at I/O on Thursday

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After a strong response to Wednesday’s skydiving-infused demonstration of Google Glass, the company decided to talk more on Thursday about its high-tech specs and reprise the stunt. Co-Founder Sergey Brin, who made a surprise appearance to talk about Google Glass during Wednesday’s keynote, told people on his Google+ page that...
Google Glass Skydiving Stunt Gets an Encore at I/O on Thursday

Apple will shutter Ping on September 30

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Some details about Apple products are still trickling out after all the hoopla earlier today, and one late-afternoon announcement revealed that Ping, Apple's erstwhile social network, has been marked for a September 30 death. Apple is no longer accepting new members as of today. "We tried Ping, and I think...
Apple will shutter Ping on September 30

DoCoMo to launch Google Now-like 'Tap-de-Concier' service with initial 6-month trial

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest operator, has continued its rollout of content initiatives and focus on its own software after it announced a six-month trial of Tap-de-Concier, a new Google Now-like service. The operator, which doesn’t have a partnership to sell Apple devices, launched a Siri-like voice-powered personal assistant – Shabette Concier —...
DoCoMo to launch Google Now-like 'Tap-de-Concier' service with initial 6-month trial
Regulators and railways spar over Positive Train Control, a controversial safety system that won't arrive in time
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MOSSBERG: I Like The Newest BlackBerry, A 'Radical Reinvention' (RIMM)

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Walt Mossberg's thoughts on the newly-announced BlackBerry 10 platform are up. Here are some highlights on how he broke it down: The operating system is a huge departure from previous BlackBerry software: "The new OS, which is the most important part of the product, isn't an evolution of the old...
MOSSBERG: I Like The Newest BlackBerry, A 'Radical Reinvention' (RIMM)

An Internet Fax Company Just Bought One Of The Most Famous Brands In Tech Media (JCOM)

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Internet-fax and cloud-services company J2 Global just acquired tech trade magazine publisher Ziff-Davis for $167 million in cash. As part of the deal, J2 will take control of sites like PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, and Geek.com.  J2 expects that the deal will add to its earnings per share and bring in an...
An Internet Fax Company Just Bought One Of The Most Famous Brands In Tech Media (JCOM)

Zynga Accounted for 15 Percent of Facebook's Revenues in Q1

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Zynga doesn’t report first-quarter earnings until Thursday, but Facebook let the cat out of the bag a little early today in an updated filing. Before you get too excited, Facebook didn’t disclose Zynga’s actual results, but it did provide an update on how much Zynga is contributing to its overall...
Zynga Accounted for 15 Percent of Facebook's Revenues in Q1

Houston Retail Store Grand Opening Hints at 8:00 AM iPad Launch on Friday

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Earlier this month, we noted that Apple's forthcoming Highland Village retail store in Houston had seen its grand opening date moved up by a day in recent weeks, with Apple opting to open the store on Friday, March 16 rather than holding a traditional Saturday grand opening store. The change...
Houston Retail Store Grand Opening Hints at 8:00 AM iPad Launch on Friday

Does sustainability matter to investors? Depends who you ask

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Do investors care about a company's environmental risk? Three high profile investors debated this topic at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference. By Leigh Gallagher FORTUNE -- A trio of high profile investors debated the investment community's acceptance of environmental risk in a late afternoon panel at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in...
Does sustainability matter to investors? Depends who you ask
DirecTV says sticking point in Viacom talks is ... Epix?

Forgotten women of science win recognition online

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Royal Society and Wikimedia UK mark Ada Lovelace Day with event to promote work of female scientistsBy late afternoon scores of red women on Sam Haskell's list had turned blue: female scientists, some dead and some living, many immensely distinguished, some geniuses, but whose names have almost been forgotten even...
Forgotten women of science win recognition online

Apple posts bond and wins battle over expert reports, Samsung moves to stay injunction

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These days there's a flurry of Apple v. Samsung activity. Late on Tuesday by local time, Judge Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Samsung filed a notice of appeal only about five hours later. In the late afternoon of the following day, Wednesday, three more...
Apple posts bond and wins battle over expert reports, Samsung moves to stay injunction

Tumblr Kills Storyboard; Employees Will Be 'Moving On'

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Tumblr’s Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org) We’ve seen some late-afternoon news dumps, but this takes the cake: Tumblr CEO David Karp just announced that the company is shutting down Storyboard, the editorial experiment meant to highlight the work of the social network’s much-touted “creators.” Even asTumblr “couldn’t be happier with our...
Tumblr Kills Storyboard; Employees Will Be 'Moving On'

Microsoft gets crazy with its first Windows 8 TV ad

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Microsoft aired its first Windows 8 commercial on Sunday, and boy, is it caffeinated. I caught the Windows 8 ad during late afternoon football on Fox, and now it's on YouTube as well. Instead of calmly and carefully explaining the operating system, which is drastically different from its promos...
Microsoft gets crazy with its first Windows 8 TV ad

Some Tips to Stay in Touch During Hurricane Sandy

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As Hurricane Sandy has started to wallop on New York, New Jersey, Delaware and much of the East Coast, we’ve reached that moment when people start reporting difficulties in communication. Power is flickering on and off in some parts of New York City, where, as of late afternoon local time,...
Some Tips to Stay in Touch During Hurricane Sandy

Return of the $139 Kindle Fire

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The last time Amazon offered this deal, it sold out by late afternoon. Grab yours before they're gone again! [Read more]...
Return of the $139 Kindle Fire

LIVE: Cisco Reports Earnings! (CSCO)

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Technology giant Cisco Systems is set to report quarterly results after markets close in the U.S., with analysts forecasting top line results to grow moderately. Click here for updates > The world's largest maker of networking equipment is expected to post earnings per share of $0.46 on sales of $11.6...
LIVE: Cisco Reports Earnings! (CSCO)
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Amazon Instant Video Suffered Long, Unexplained Outage Last Night

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At the end of last year, Netflix suffered a prolonged outage because Amazon’s cloud services, which Netflix uses to host most of its infrastructure, went down. At the time, Amazon’s own video services continued to function without any issues. Last night, it was Amazon’s turn own to suffer from a...
Amazon Instant Video Suffered Long, Unexplained Outage Last Night

Research in Motion shares rise after system preview

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Research in Motion shares are up over 6.5 percent in late afternoon trading in response to a strong Tuesday showing from executives at a company developers' conference in San Jose, Calif. RIM Chief Executive Thorsten Heins set achievable goals for the BlackBerry maker, Bloomberg reported, saying that he wants to...
Research in Motion shares rise after system preview
Netflix stock down 25% as investors lament return to red ink

Gary McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp: 'When I'm in a corner, I fight'

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Janis Sharp has spent 10 years fighting her son Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US. This week, she finally won. Her story is one of courage, persistence and endless cups of tea'Ten years and seven months." Janis Sharp leans in over a small, round table piled with newspapers. The table,...
Gary McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp: 'When I'm in a corner, I fight'
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