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wednesday evening

Welcome back, Google Maps [hands-on]

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That’s right, iPhone owners — you can finally drop Apple’s (AAPL) awful iOS Maps application in the junk folder on your last app page. Google (GOOG) on Wednesday evening released its third-party Google Maps application for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.1 and later. And it’s...
Welcome back, Google Maps [hands-on]

How Boxee Saved Our Thanksgiving (But The Jets Ruined It)

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Due to the fact that we are homeless in NYC on account of Sandy, the Gotham Gal decided to take her Thanksgiving on the road this year, out to our beach house on the east end of long island. It was a great idea and starting on wednesday afternoon, our...
How Boxee Saved Our Thanksgiving (But The Jets Ruined It)

Data Nerds Revolt! PeopleBrowsr Takes Twitter to Court Over Alleged Anticompetitive Actions

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If there’s one valuable thing Twitter holds, it is the company’s vast treasure trove of billions of tweets. It is an opus of thoughts and utterances, all made in real-time, that make up the company’s most precious asset: The “interest graph.” Twitter knows this. And for years now, the company...
Data Nerds Revolt! PeopleBrowsr Takes Twitter to Court Over Alleged Anticompetitive Actions

Larry Ellison's first Tweet

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It took a while, but one of the Valley's most outspoken executives is finally on Twitter. FORTUNE -- Oracle's cloud is almost seven years in the making—about the same amount of time it took for Larry Ellison to join Twitter. The outspoken CEO issued his first Tweet on Wednesday and,...
Larry Ellison's first Tweet

Tim Cook: Apple's CEO is no new Jobs | Dan Gillmor

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There's no doubting the Apple CEO's command of his brief, but no question either that he lacks the presence of Steve JobsWhen Steve Jobs appeared at the Wall Street Journal's annual All Things Digital conference, he'd always be himself: brilliant, insightful, and arrogant. Even when he was dissembling, which he...
Tim Cook: Apple's CEO is no new Jobs | Dan Gillmor
Google will be holding an Android event on October 29th in New York City

Samsung judge: Apple to re-file later any claims dropped now

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Late Wednesday evening, Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern California Circuit Court filed a decision giving Apple the right to re-file litigation in the future on any of the patent claims it will drop in its current two US cases with Samsung. The decision could have strong strategic importance to...
Samsung judge: Apple to re-file later any claims dropped now
LOLWUT? "I Can Has Cheezburger" can has its own TV show
Angry Birds Star Wars Blasts Off On Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8 (Sorry BlackBerry Users)

Sony teaches us how to unveil a console without actually showing it

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Sony’s huge, hyped-up PS4 event in New York City concluded Wednesday evening after two hours of dazzling gameplay, awesome features and a sleek new touchpad controller. But we didn’t see the actual console. We didn’t hear a price. And we didn’t learn about a release date. Xbox’s Larry Hryb, a.k.a....
Sony teaches us how to unveil a console without actually showing it

Tevez issues unreserved apology

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• 'My wish is to concentrate on playing for Manchester City'• Fine still possible for comments about Roberto ManciniCarlos Tevez has issued an unreserved apology "to everybody I have let down" at Manchester City following his five-month battle with the club and declared his hope that Roberto Mancini will now...
Tevez issues unreserved apology
DOJ threatens Apple with antitrust suit over eBook price-fixing

Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

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Fueled in part by candidate Mitt Romney’s comments about the Sesame Street character Big Bird, Wednesday evening’s presidential election debate in Denver, Colorado set a new record as the most tweeted about political event in US history. Twitter’s dedicated government and politics account Tweeted the milestone shortly after the debate...
Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

Facebook IPO Filing Nearly Crashes SEC Site

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So many people attempted to access Facebook’s IPO filing Wednesday evening that the SEC’s website slowed to a crawl, with some visitors unable to access it at all. The SEC, which brought on additional capacity to handle the traffic, says the site never crashed. It’s not the first time a...
Facebook IPO Filing Nearly Crashes SEC Site
HTC insists Apple is in the wrong

Facebook phone rumors resurface: HTC-built Facebook smartphone launching in 2013

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It had been exactly three months since reports of Facebook’s (FB) rumored smartphone resurfaced, so we were definitely due. The social networking giant is set to post its first ever earnings report on Thursday after the market closes but until then, investors get to wonder what might come of...
Facebook phone rumors resurface: HTC-built Facebook smartphone launching in 2013

Come on Apple, think different | Heidi Moore

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The Apple known for thinking big and deep is in danger of becoming the new Microsoft. It needs to innovate to stay coolWhere are Apple's good new ideas? After another lukewarm show of quarterly earnings on Wednesday evening, that's the question both consumers and shareholders have been asking. Apple needs...
Come on Apple, think different | Heidi Moore
Carriers' messaging nightmare gets worse as Apple's iMessage growth pulls even with WhatsApp

Top CEOs Aren't Using Social Media, Study Says -- Should They Be?

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It’s a quandary that many companies are struggling to figure out: With the rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms, what stance do you take on corporate social media policies? Do you adopt these relatively new platforms wholeheartedly, or shy away? The top brass at most Fortune 500 companies...
Top CEOs Aren't Using Social Media, Study Says -- Should They Be?

Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some

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Apple’s celebration of a recent German court ruling upholding a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets was cut short when another German court handed it a defeat to go along with its victory. The Munich I Regional Court on Wednesday evening denied Apple’s request...
Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some

FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi

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Getting a decent Wi-Fi connection out in the wild is getting harder as the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz airwaves become more crowded, but the Federal Communications Commission is feeling our pain. At CES 2013 Wednesday evening, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said the government is looking to open an additional...
FCC set to release more spectrum to feed our need for Wi-Fi
Google Maps finally comes to iOS. Again

Bitfloor, number four Bitcoin-based exchange, shuts down for good

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On Wednesday evening, Bitfloor, the number four Bitcoin-based exchange (behind Mt. Gox, BTC-E, and Bitstamp) announced that it is closing its doors “indefinitely.” “Unfortunately, our US bank account is scheduled to be closed and we can no longer provide the same level of [US dollar] deposits and withdrawals as...
Bitfloor, number four Bitcoin-based exchange, shuts down for good

Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

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By the time Digg was portioned off for sale this year, company founder Kevin Rose wasn’t visiting the site anymore. He had already left Digg for other projects, including his own startup and a role at Google Ventures, and says it had become hard to see what happened to his...
Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

Name that Tech Tune: Which company aired this Super Bowl song?

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It’s Super Bowl weekend, and the new installment of our Name That Tech Tune challenge is honoring the occasion with a song from a classic Super Bowl advertising campaign. This one will bring back some memories for many of you, and not necessarily in a good way. We’re looking for...
Name that Tech Tune: Which company aired this Super Bowl song?
WGN America and Tribune's local channels back on DirecTV after drawn-out public spat

Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

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Pandora users streaming free tunes all month long may find that today is the day the music died: Pandora is limiting its free monthly service to 40 hours. Don’t worry though, the free tunes start up again the following month or you can choose to pay a small fee for...
Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours
Tableau CEO Chabot: Seattle is the promised land of startup America
Instagram and Hipstamatic to announce photo-sharing partnership

Obama eager to soothe Hollywood supporters on fundraising trip

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When President Obama arrives in Hollywood on Wednesday evening for a pair of fundraisers, he’ll be greeted by 1,000 supporters at the home of a soap opera producer. Foo Fighters will play a live performance. Later, at the same residence, actors Will Ferrell and Jack Black will be among the...
Obama eager to soothe Hollywood supporters on fundraising trip
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