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Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

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With T-Mobile COO Jim Alling hinting that the iPhone was too expensive at a recent conference in Barcelona, it seemed like the carrier was planning continuing with its bring your own iPhone strategy for its continually expanding iPhone compatible 4G network. However, today a note from Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig...
Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

Will the next Xbox be called Xbox Infinity?

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More rumors have arrived ahead of the May 21 launch of the condole, as speculation says the next Xbox will have touch controllers. [Read more]...
Will the next Xbox be called Xbox Infinity?

Supposed Apple 'iPhone 5S' components again hint at new gold color option

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Speculation that Apple's follow-up to the iPhone 5 is imminent got a boost on Monday, as new images of supposed components emerged, adding to the impression that Apple's production efforts for its next smartphone are already underway with brand new color options.    ...
Supposed Apple 'iPhone 5S' components again hint at new gold color option

Will Facebook's Graph Search Be Big For Bing Advertisers?

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Following Facebook’s announcement of Graph Search a few weeks back, there’s been no shortage of analysis and speculation on what the move will mean for Facebook, its users, marketers and possible Facebook competitors, including the traditional search engines. At least in one arena, we... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Will Facebook's Graph Search Be Big For Bing Advertisers?

Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

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Salesforce.com has hired a key former Oracle executive Keith Block as its president and vice chairman.He will lead the enterprise cloud computing company's global sales, customer support and consulting services businesses, and has also been appointed to the company's board.Block, who was executive vice president of Oracle's North America...
Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

Analyst: iPhone '5S' and low-cost iPhone coming this June

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New speculation by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a new flagship iPhone "5S" model arriving in early summer, alongside a redesigned version often referred to as a "low cost" iPhone because it will be more affordable in instalment payments than the current price of a new iPhone model, and...
Analyst: iPhone '5S' and low-cost iPhone coming this June

Apple's iPad mini: the pros and cons

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Apple made its iPad mini official on Tuesday, after months of speculation that the company would release a smaller tablet. The new mini tablet has a 7.9-inch display, runs on an A5 chip and was built with the words "light" and "thin" in mind. Here's a look at the pros...
Apple's iPad mini: the pros and cons
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales
Tim Cook confirms: Apple spending $100 million to build new Macs in Texas

WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

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WhatsApp, one of the planet’s most popular mobile messaging apps, is said to be preparing to launch a games platform in a move that would diversify its monetization model and increase its revenues. That’s according to a report out of Korea where the US startup is said to have agreed...
WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

Mysterious Indiana Jones Journal Arrived At UChicago After USPS Tried To Be Helpful With Lost Package

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Last week, the University of Chicago got some attention for posting to its admissions Tumblr page a story about how a package addressed to one "Henry Walton Jones Jr." had appeared in the mail. It apparently took them a little while to realize (a) that this was the "real name"...
Mysterious Indiana Jones Journal Arrived At UChicago After USPS Tried To Be Helpful With Lost Package

Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

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At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were exchanged for his capture. Svartholm was deported to Sweden today, and rather coincidentally, the Anonymous hacker collective announced that it had...
Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

Microsoft's new Xbox: Rumor roundup

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Are you ready for the next generation of the Xbox? Microsoft is set to unveil its new console at a major launch event Tuesday, and speculation about it is flying thick and fast. Here's a look at what's been said about the console so far. Read full article >>...
Microsoft's new Xbox: Rumor roundup

Facebook sends invite promising 'new look for the News Feed'

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Facebook appears to be planning another redesign, sending out press invites to come see a "new look for the News Feed" Thursday at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The company didn't give further details about what changes may be coming to the landing page for Facebook users that...
Facebook sends invite promising 'new look for the News Feed'

Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

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Investors take fright after Wall Street Journal suggests move indicates weakening of demandApple's shares dipped below $500 on Monday as Wall Street took fright over reports that it had cut orders for parts from screen suppliers for its iPhone 5 - but others said the reaction was overdone.The Nikkei newspaper...
Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

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HP shares are climbing today after HP revealed in SEC documents that it's looking to dump some of its weaker business units. But investors shouldn't think this means HP will sell or spin off its PC business. Nor will it dump its troubled Autonomy unit, according to IDC market research...
Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

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Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, WA. campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company's next-generation video game console. Microsoft exec Don Mattrick called it out as an "all-in-one" box. The core strategy is "simple, instant, and complete." Developing...
Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

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As the jostling and jockeying for position in the tablet market gets ever more frenzied, Amazon is hoping for a slice of the education market. Yesterday it unveiled Whispercast, a service that allows organisations such as businesses and schools to manage numerous Kindles from one online location. The benefits are...
Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week

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The deal would give Apple access to 33 million more mobile subscribers FORTUNE -- It was only last week that Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA, poured cold water on speculation that his company might finally start selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhones to its 33 million customers. "Make no mistake about it:...
Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

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Eventbrite may look like a company on the verge of an IPO, but the company’s latest bit of financing shows it’s quite content with staying private. Eventbrite has raised a fresh $60 million in funding, thanks to T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global. While it’s a bit strange that a late-stage company...
Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

Cook, not Nixon, goes to China to strike deal

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met today with Xi Guohua, head of China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier, triggering speculation that the two firms will strike a deal this year....
Cook, not Nixon, goes to China to strike deal

Facebook's Editor Decides It Doesn't Need Editors

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Facebook's managing editor is leaving, but where does that leave its "news" feeds? Dan Fletcher, Facebook's managing editor, has said he's leaving the company in April to develop his own startup. Speaking at an event in Washington State University, Fletcher went as far as saying he thought the "biggest...
Facebook's Editor Decides It Doesn't Need Editors

Sharp's plan for 2,000 early retirements proves popular as 3,000 staff exit

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Sharp’s latest round of cost cutting has seen the Japanese tech struggler grant close to 3,000 staff voluntary retirement, that’s despite the company only setting out to let 2,000 employees go. The company opened the voluntary scheme back in August and it proved to be so popular with employees (well, who wouldn’t want the...
Sharp's plan for 2,000 early retirements proves popular as 3,000 staff exit

Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

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Microsoft is poised to release its first Surface tablet, so of course, speculation in the tech industry is turning once again to the possibility of the Redmond company coming out with its own Windows Phone, possibly under the Surface brand. Nokia CEO and former Microsoft exec Stephen Elop, who has...
Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack

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An online attack by a group called "Whois Team" downed servers at TV broadcasters and banks. Police are investigating the incident amid speculation North Korea may be involved. [Read more]...
South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack

Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Phone? Probably Not Any Time Soon, Says Exec (MSFT)

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One of the biggest questions facing Microsoft's mobile business now is whether or not it'll decide to go it alone and make its own smartphones.  Speaking at AllThingsD's mobile conference this morning, Windows Phone's corporate vice president Terry Myerson appeared to shoot down any speculation that a Microsoft-made phone was...
Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Phone? Probably Not Any Time Soon, Says Exec (MSFT)
Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results

Microsoft: Facebook's Graph Search is a "unified search experience" with Bing technology

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From Microsoft’s lips, Graph Search is Bing’s new best friend. Moments ago Facebook announced a new search tool, immediately sparking speculation that Bing was on the way out of the social giant. For now, that is not the case. Bing remains integrated into the core Facebook search experience, essentially providing it with breadth:...
Microsoft: Facebook's Graph Search is a "unified search experience" with Bing technology
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