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In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

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On Monday, we wrote about a huge threat to Google and Apple that you've probably never heard of: Aliyun, a mobile operating system from Chinese Internet company Alibaba. It's a huge threat because Aliyun is increasingly popular in China. That's scary to Google for two reasons: The Chinese Internet is already...
In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

Why Microsoft's Earnings Report Doesn't Reveal How Windows 8 Is Doing

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Microsoft reported an unexpected boost in both profits and revenue within its Windows division for the fourth quarter, and yet little of that had to do with real demand for Windows 8. Well, possibly. Or maybe not. Or perhaps we're completely wrong. (See Microsoft Earnings Surprise: Windows Soars, While Office...
Why Microsoft's Earnings Report Doesn't Reveal How Windows 8 Is Doing
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Microsoft earnings coming up: Modest expectations during buildup to Windows 8

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Microsoft will report its quarterly earnings Thursday afternoon, and Wall Street analysts and investors will be listening closely for any new hints about the company’s plans for Windows 8, and for clues about the future of the PC market. Some good news for Microsoft: Worldwide PC shipments increased slightly during...
Microsoft earnings coming up: Modest expectations during buildup to Windows 8

Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

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The internet naming company Icann has admitted that rival bidders for highly valuable new internet domains could have seen each others' secret bids because of flaws in its registration software.The company took the system offline on Thursday afternoon, just hours before applications were due to close after being open for...
Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

Steve Wozniak, others queue up for the new iPad

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Apple’s new iPad is on shelves today at Apple stores across the country. Among those already in line for the updated tablet? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The avid Foursquare user, checked-in at a Los Angeles mall on Thursday afternoon. Read full article >>...
Steve Wozniak, others queue up for the new iPad
Zynga Just Can't Win (ZNGA, FB)

Twitter's Weirdo Error Page Is All Tumblr Can Talk About

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Twitter’s big Thursday afternoon crash (ongoing for us as of 1:20 p.m. EDT) produced a weird landing page that sent Tumblr users into a screencapping frenzy, in part because unless you’ve programmed in or studied Ruby on Rails, the programming language upon which Twitter was originally built, you probably won’t...
Twitter's Weirdo Error Page Is All Tumblr Can Talk About

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

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Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday afternoon. The move to start taking advantage of the hashtag, a symbol that users are starting to recognize across the web, could help Facebook build on the idea of organizing content...
Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

Oracle and Google comment on (copyright-related) draft jury instructions and verdict form

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On Thursday afternoon, Judge William Alsup filed his "proposed charge to the jury": draft jury instructions and a draft special verdict form for the current, copyright-focused, trial phase. This (Friday) afternoon, he will discuss these documents with the parties' lawyers, who already identified their priority issues in filings made at...
Oracle and Google comment on (copyright-related) draft jury instructions and verdict form
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Instagram changes course and reverts to original terms of service for advertising

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Instagram further clarified its terms of service Thursday afternoon, noting that it would be entirely reverting to its old terms of service language that’s been active since 2010 in regards to advertising and scrapping the updated terms released earlier this week that caused so much concern among users. However, the company...
Instagram changes course and reverts to original terms of service for advertising

Facebook banker Morgan Stanley tries to calm brokers' fears after IPO

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Bank to adjust thousands of share trades from last week's IPO to ensure no investor pays more than $43 a shareFacebook banker Morgan Stanley is preparing to adjust thousands of share trades from last Friday's messy initial public offering to ensure no investor pays more than $43 a share, according...
Facebook banker Morgan Stanley tries to calm brokers' fears after IPO

Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

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Developers have been working since June to figure out what a Twitter API restriction could look like. Now, with clearer guidelines, the floodgates have opened, and with Twitter’s announcement on Thursday afternoon came a deluge of reactions to the news. And of course, developers posted their reactions to Twitter. Here...
Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

Olympic overseas ban on Radio 4 news items has ruined my holiday

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The IOC has succeeded where Richard Dawkins had failed and helped close Thought for the Day to overseas listeners• Olympic ban stops Radio 4 news shows being streamed internationallyI knew that choosing to leave Britain for the Olympics was a risk. Friends and colleagues would assume I was sulking -...
Olympic overseas ban on Radio 4 news items has ruined my holiday
Samsung Exec Says Google's Ousted Android Chief Was Stubborn (GOOG)
Microsoft Wants You To Forget About the Surface Pro, For Now

Amazon.com: How low can this company’s profits go?

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With its roots in online retail, Amazon.com isn’t a traditional technology company, which means that its profit margins are much lower than many others in the tech sector. But as the company prepares to release its quarterly results on Thursday afternoon, it’s increasingly testing the patience of investors looking for...
Amazon.com: How low can this company’s profits go?

FTC sets 1 p.m. briefing on Google antitrust probe

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference Thursday afternoon to discussion its investigation of Google for antitrust violations....
FTC sets 1 p.m. briefing on Google antitrust probe

Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues

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In a long-awaited announcement, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed Thursday that it has reached a settlement with Google after a nearly two year investigation into how the search giant treats competitors. The deal will force Google to change some of its patent practices but will have relatively little effect on...
Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

NowThis News, the video app from former HuffPo execs, launches on Android

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NowThis News, the video news app launched last year on iOS by former Huffington Post executives Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau, launched on Android Thursday afternoon. As we reported last fall, NowThis provides “a combination of original and third-party news videos” aimed at mobile users. There are about 1,500 videos available so...
NowThis News, the video app from former HuffPo execs, launches on Android

Senators skip NSA briefing on PRISM to get home early for Father's Day

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Sure secret surveillance of the American people is important, but not nearly as important as taking a long summer weekend. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, head of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander and other senior officials scheduled a briefing on Thursday afternoon to brief senators on classified programs...
Senators skip NSA briefing on PRISM to get home early for Father's Day

At Demo, entrepreneurs used game dynamics to tackle climate change and obesity

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Game developers get a lot of flack for building time-sucking products that don’t add much value. They usually deserve it. To the folks at Draw Something: I’d like my Thursday afternoon back. Hoping to change that, entrepreneurs at DEMO Spring in Silicon Valley launched games that make it fun and...
At Demo, entrepreneurs used game dynamics to tackle climate change and obesity

Facebook For Android: Better, Harder, Faster, Stronger

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Apple-loving Facebook users have had it nice for a while. After a massive update back in August, the iOS app saw huge improvements in speed and quality. Basically, Facebook’s mobile app stopped came with a whole lot less awful. On Thursday, the other side of the smartphone-loving world won’t feel...
Facebook For Android: Better, Harder, Faster, Stronger

5 PC industry omens hidden in Intel's financial statements

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Multiply the joy of watching paint dry by the sheer pleasure of watching grass grow, and you'll get a decent idea of how exciting it is to parse the average corporate earnings report. But everything changes when those numbers come from Intel. Don't get me wrong: Intel's Thursday afternoon...
5 PC industry omens hidden in Intel's financial statements

Google confirms Chrome bug is causing crashes on latest MacBook Air

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If you have the latest MacBook Air and run Chrome as your primary browser, you may have been the victim of numerous kernel panics that require a reboot. Google has now confirmed that a resource leak related to GPU acceleration is triggering the kernel panics, and an update released Thursday...
Google confirms Chrome bug is causing crashes on latest MacBook Air

Cell-site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy, FCC says

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About 19 percent of cell sites in the area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy were still out of service on Thursday as recovery was slowed by other network failures and power shortages, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. By 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, the outages had declined from...
Cell-site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy, FCC says

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' response to HBO Nordics: It's on!

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Hot on the heels of HBO’s announcement that the network is going over the top in Northern Europe comes Netflix CEO Reed Hastings challenge to do the same in the U.S. Hastings posted the following comment Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page: “Excited to see HBO join us in offering...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' response to HBO Nordics: It's on!

Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today

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Ahead of the Bell: Can LinkedIn extend uninterrupted streak of pleasant earnings surprises? MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- LinkedIn 's knack of surprising Wall Street, an unbroken streak that winds back through every quarter since May 2011 after the company first went public, will be on the line when it...
Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today
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