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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Enterprises buying iPhones 'in droves': Here's the tipping point"  ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Said to Fire Maps Manager After Flaws Hurt IPhone 5" ["Richard Williamson, who oversaw the mapping team, was pushed out by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information wasn't yet public."] Bloomberg 1:34 PM
  • "Apple tells maps manager to get lost, report says" CNET News 1:44 PM
  • "Report: Apple fires Maps manager" USA Today 4:26 PM
  • "Apple Pushes Out Mapping Executive" [Paid Membership Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Apple to Maps Manager: You're Fired. Oh, Good Luck Finding Your Way Out of the Building." AllThingsD 1:41 PM
  • "Apple reportedly fires Apple Maps lead" VentureBeat 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Fires Maps Manager as Cue Rebuilds Maps Team" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
  • "Apple SVP Eddy Cue reportedly fires Maps manager after iOS 6 debacle" The Next Web 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Fires The Manager Directly In Charge Of The iOS 6 Maps Team" TechCrunch 1:42 PM
  • "Exec responsible for Apple iOS map fiasco walks the plank" The Register 4:06 PM
  • "Apple sends maps executive to the wilderness" AFP/ABC 4:26 PM
  • "Apple takes lead in US smartphone market" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:44 PM
  • "Apple seeking 'advice' from TomTom on how to fix its point-of-interest woes with Maps" The Next Web 1:42 PM
  • "Patent exhaustion and possible EU intervention at issue in German Samsung v. Apple SEP lawsuit"  Foss Patents 8:26 AM
  • "Apple insists that Samsung's purported workaround still infringes pinch-to-zoom API patent" Foss Patents 8:26 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung Patent War Intensifies" Zacks 8:33 AM
  • "Kantar Worldpanel: Apple Shoots Back To Top Of U.S. Smartphone Sales On An iPhone 5 Rocket, Android Leading Elsewhere"  TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "Apple takes smartphone top spot from Google in U.S. - research" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 costs shaves a fraction off Apple's colossal gross margins" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone 5 propels iOS back ahead of Android in U.S.: During the 12 weeks ended October 28, Apple nabbed a 48.1 percent market share, compared to Android's 46.7 percent. But overseas, it's a different story." CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Apple: What Black Friday May Mean for iPads"  Forbes 11:01 AM
  • "Windows Store outstrips Mac App Store" iTWire 4:49 PM
  • "Apple 'decimates' pro audio team, digital audio pros fear for Logic's future: Sources claim in Europe Apple has just two pro application specialists and no plans to hire any one else" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "ATI 7000 series graphics coming to the Mac? New drivers in test builds of OS X suggest upcoming Mac systems from Apple may ship with AMD's high-end graphics cards." CNET Reviews 4:31 PM
  • "OS X 10.8.3 Beta has new ATI 7000 series Tahiti graphics drivers" 9 to 5 Mac 8:12 AM
  • "OS X 10.8.3 Beta Contains Drivers for AMD Radeon 7000-Series Graphics Cards" MacRumors 4:06 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 10.8.3 now with developers for testing" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Releases Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "The Cider Press: iStopMotion 3 Review -Inexpensive Program Can Create Surprisingly Professional Results" MacReviewZone 8:05 AM
  • "Mixtab Delivers Content With a Side of Eye Candy" MacNewsWorld 8:44 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Little Snitch snitches on misbehaving apps" Macworld 9:19 AM
  • "What you don't know about passwords might hurt you" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "How to Cook Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:39 AM
  • "How to use Calendar to view significant dates in history" Amsys 9:56 AM
  • "Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events" Mac OS X Hints 10:23 AM
  • "Cascade Finder windows with AppleScript" TUAW 8:50 AM
  • "Preview Web Links Right In Messages App [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Add A Virtual USB Key With Password Protection To Hide And Protect Files" BohemianBoomer 8:05 AM
  • "How To Create Stylish Invoices, Manage Clients, Track Inventory In One Mac App" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Try The App That Sends And Receives Files From Mac, Windows PCs, iPhone, And iPad" Mac 360 8:10 AM
  • "2 Ways To Use A Mac To Create Your Own Professionally Designed Business Cards" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Add Appointments And Alerts To A Calendar On Your Mac" McSolo 8:09 AM
  • "About the rumor that Apple decimated its pro audio team" The Loop 8:23 PM
  • "The (Un)Obviousness of iCloud" MacStories 8:23 PM
Press Releases
  • "Pocket for Mac updated with native Twitter and Facebook support and improved Evernote sharing" The Next Web 1:42 PM
  • "Pocket For Mac Updated To Version 1.1, Better Social Support" Macgasm 5:19 PM
  • "Mac Apps: Evernote 5.0.1, PopChar X 6.1, AppDelete 4.0.5" FairerPlatform 1:33 PM
  • "NetSpot is a powerful app for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook. It lets you conduct a wireless site (WLAN) survey of almost any complexity without the need of purchasing high cost specific hardware as it was before." NetSpot 10:46 AM
  • "Master Your Mac: The new project-based book written by Macinstruct's founder." Macinstruct 8:20 AM
  • "Jumsoft Adds 50 New Images to Its Elements for iWork Bundle" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Try The Old Fashioned Way To Manage A Bulletin Board On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
  • "The Easiest, Least Expensive, Fastest Way To Create Invoices On Your Mac" NoodleMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Microsoft's data proves it: We're obsessed with iPhone" GeekWire 8:25 AM
  • "Apple video shines light on retail store importance: A leaked internal video shows what it takes to make an Apple store successful: it's all about molding the esthetic to location." CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Windows 8 App Store Has 3 Times As Many Downloads As Apple's Mac Store, But Only One-Fifth The Revenues, Says Distimo" TechCrunch 9:16 AM
  • "GM is bringing Apple iPhone's 'Siri' to the car" USA Today 8:39 AM
  • "General Motors to become first car maker to integrate Apple's Siri with new Chevrolet models" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Siri Hitching A Ride On Chevrolets In 2013" App Advice 8:12 AM
  • "GM to Deliver Siri Integration in 2013" Tapscape 8:21 AM
  • "iOS users surf 15.6x more than Android users" creativebits 8:21 AM
  • "Why tablets are the future of gaming: Forget consoles. Mega-trends in gaming show that hand-helds are the future of games." ["There can be little doubt that tablets from the likes of Amazon, Apple, and Google are the new consoles."] Fortune 10:55 AM
  • "New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse" Foss Patents 8:26 AM
  • "Xbox creator: It's hard for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to ignore the Apple experience" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "RIM's Stock Explodes - iPhone Will Obliterate It" The Motley Fool 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Products Dominate 2012 Bing Searches" PC Magazine 11:39 AM
  • "Kim Kardashian, iPhone 5 Top Bing's Most Searched List" Mashable 10:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Believe it or not, the smartphone is 20 years old" Network World 11:26 AM
  • "Fedora 18 finally makes beta: The Fedora 18 Linux-based distribution will include completely revamped installer software" IDG News Service 11:12 AM
  • "OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service, Headed to the Enterprise" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Yahoo zero day exploit goes on sale for $700" V3 12:42 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks at last" Fortune 11:04 AM
  • "Asustek wins recognition from North America consumers: Q&A with Asustek North America president Steven Chang" DigiTimes 10:48 AM
  • "Mozilla ships Firefox 18 beta with faster JavaScript, Retina support" Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Samsung Slammed Over Labor Abuses: New Samsung guidelines at China supplier factories are insufficient to protect workers, says labor watch group." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Cyber Monday slows mobile web to a crawl" CNNMoney 1:27 PM
  • "Kindle Cyber Monday sales heat up over last year" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Nintendo Makes The Wii Mini Official: $99, Lacks Internet And GameCube Compatibility, Canada-Only" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Android powers this remote control car" TG Daily 12:33 PM
  • "Google Returning Month Of December To Nexus Devices With Android 4.2.1 OTA Update" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Recrimination follows false Google story" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Nexus 4 Returns To Google Play Store Tuesday: Those unable to snag a Nexus 4 when the smartphone went on sale Nov. 13 have a second chance beginning Tuesday afternoon." InformationWeek 11:08 AM
  • "Android app reviews move to Google+ ID system" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Amazon Says Kindle Sales Set a New Record on Cyber Monday" Mashable 9:37 AM
  • "Ericsson files patent lawsuit against Samsung" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "iMac Available on November 30" Apple 8:35 AM
  • "Apple says 21-inch iMac available November 30, 27-inch model shipping in December" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "New iMac ships from November 30 as Apple faces display supply challenge" Computerworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's redesigned iMacs will go on sale this Friday" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple To Launch New 21.5-Inch iMac Friday; 27-Inch In Dec." Forbes 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's ultra-thin new iMac comes to Canada on November 30" Canadian Reviewer 8:20 AM
  • "Apple will (barely) make its November iMac deadline" Fortune 11:01 AM
  • "How Apple's Fusion Drive speeds up iMacs: New iMacs will offer 'Fusion Drive,' a way to boost speed without losing storage. The Apple desktops will ship out to customers on Nov. 30." Christian Science Monitor 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Breaks New Ground with iPhone 5's In-Cell Touch and iPad mini's DITO Film Structure – NPD DisplaySearch" MacPrices 11:38 AM
  • "Where are the international iPad minis with LTE?" iMore 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Web Site Lead Times Down to 1 Week" Forbes 9:37 AM
  • "Apple supply chain to benefit from new Apple products in 1Q13" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "Apple acquired right to 'Lightning' from Harley Davidson" Telegraph 8:40 AM
  • "Apple buys a word from Harley Davidson, and it's not hog" VentureBeat 11:40 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 36 Patents including ones for Dashboard, Interfacing with Sporting Equipment & Keyboard Illumination" Patently Apple 8:04 AM
  • "Apple wins patent rights to OS X 'widgets' and dashboard" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents For Desktop Widgets, More" MacNews 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing Enhanced Mac Keyboard Illumination" MacNews 8:21 AM
  • "Apple patents Siri microphone icon" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Quick workaround for MacBook black screen: Some older MacBook Pro models may still suffer from periodic black-screen problems, but this workaround may help." MacFixIt 8:20 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Doodle Devil HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "Cats Away For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "Trivial For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "Refurbished iPad: iPad 2, $319; iPad 3, $509" FairerPlatform 12:18 PM

  • "The iPhone 5 Damage Report: Two Months Later" Gizmodo 5:37 PM
  • "Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (AT&T) Review" LAPTOP Magazine 1:45 PM
  • "Brydge, the Kickstarter iPad Keyboard Case, Is Here" Techland 8:14 AM
  • "The Brydge: a First-rate Case & Keyboard for Your iPad" The Mac Observer 10:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: WordPress for iOS stands out for bloggers on the go" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Rdio 2.0 for iOS hands-on: redesign gets a speed bump and better queue" The Verge 11:41 AM
  • "Find Your Next Lovely Apartment With This Gorgeous App" App Advice 4:08 PM
  • "Appidemic: Bean - A Counting App for iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 9:19 AM
  • "Gadget Guide Review" 148Apps 1:46 PM
  • "vjay for iPhone Review" 148Apps 11:41 AM
  • "Monster Pinball HD Review" 148Apps 8:52 AM
  • "SiliBili HD Review" 148Apps 9:20 AM
  • "Bladeslinger Ep. 1 Review" 148Apps 10:22 AM
  • "Boulder Dash-XL Review" 148Apps 1:46 PM
  • "Reading Screenplays on the iPad mini" Prolost 6:33 PM
  • "Microsoft's Top News Story On Bing For 2012 Was The iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 9:29 PM
  • "Apple needs to learn how the Internet works before iCloud evaporates" TUAW 8:26 PM
  • "Five ways the Surface RT beats the iPad" PCWorld 4:27 PM
  • "Apple's R&D Numbers - Something Good Brewing, Or Something Wrong?"  Seeking Alpha 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Is Still Getting The Last Laugh" Forbes 1:44 PM
  • "Is Apple Maps Salvageable?"  BYTE 4:08 PM
  • "Report: Apple fires the manager in charge of its Maps app" GigaOM 1:44 PM
  • "Quick Fixes For Apple's Maps App May Be Pretty Challenging" AppleBitch 1:43 PM
  • "Maybe Firing the Man Behind Apple Maps Will Make It Better" The Atlantic Wire 1:42 PM
  • "AT&T iPad Hacker's Real Crime Was Embarrassing the Wrong People" Wired 1:38 PM
  • "Apple iPhone Surpasses Android in U.S. Sales for October" The Mac Observer 8:16 PM
  • "Thanks To iPhone 5, iOS Retakes Lead Over Android In The US" App Advice 10:22 AM
  • "iPhone 5 catapults Apple back into first in the smartphone wars" VentureBeat 10:22 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Anecdatal evidence" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:50 AM
  • "Jobs, Gates, and the End of the Wintel Monopoly" The Motley Fool 9:49 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Losing Ground to Google and Amazon" Forbes 9:29 AM
  • "Desperately seeking Siri" BGR 9:18 AM
  • "Why You Think CNBC's Anchors Use Apple Laptops When They've Really Got PCs" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Why Apple Vs. Samsung Is Like BMW Vs. Honda" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Store: Ron Johnson waxes poetic about his creation" FairerPlatform 8:44 AM
  • "Apple and LG go to trial today in Alcatel-Lucent patent suit" iDownload Blog 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Doesn't Confuse Holiday Shoppers"  TheStreet 8:33 AM
  • "Android And Windows vs. iPhone And Mac: It's Déjà vu All Over Again" PixoBebo 8:09 AM
  • "Holiday Shopping Guide #27: The Top 12 Apps For iPhone, iPad, And Mac" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "How to score an early phone upgrade from Verizon" ZDNet 1:18 PM
  • "20 awesome gadgets and gift ideas for techies!" [Slideshow] ZDNet 1:18 PM
  • "Hands-on with the AT&T LG Optimus G" ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "IonMonkey, Retina Support Make for a Faster, Sharper Firefox" Webmonkey 12:48 PM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review: A Great Windows 8 Laptop with a Side of Tablet" Techland 12:41 PM
  • "OS/2 a quarter century on: Why IBM lost out and how Microsoft won" The Register 12:37 PM
  • "Happy birthday Pong!" TG Daily 12:34 PM
  • "OCZ Vector Barefoot 3 Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 11:42 AM
  • "Antivirus software a waste of money for businesses, report suggests: Poor detection means that free programs offer better value" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "Is Android too hard for the average user to figure out?" ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "Google Fiber: are gigabit speeds the real story, or free Internet access?" ZDNet 1:18 PM
  • "How Google Plans to Find the UnGoogleable: The company wants to improve its mobile search services by automatically delivering information you wouldn't think to search for online." Technology Review 12:29 PM
  • "Internet surfing while driving is on the rise" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Beware these open source lock-in schemes" InfoWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's missteps give BlackBerry a new shot at life: Windows Phone 8's shortcomings leave a market space that RIM can reclaim" InfoWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Why tablets are the future of gaming" Fortune 11:04 AM
  • "Chip market to fall in 2012, rise in 2013" EE Times 10:49 AM
  • "Is there still a need for Cyber Monday?" Mashable 10:34 AM
  • "Putting a 13-Year-Old Child Safely on Facebook" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Jobs, Gates, and the End of the Wintel Monopoly" The Motley Fool 9:54 AM
  • "Will Amazon's bet on the Kindle Fire ever pay off?" Fortune 9:53 AM
  • "How Martin Odersky rewrote the rules of coding for a mobile world" GigaOM 9:23 AM
  • "Will Pundits Kill Windows Phone 8?" PC Magazine 8:56 AM
  • "Reboxing: Why I'm returning my Microsoft Surface: The Surface is a strong first effort at stealing marketshare from the three 'A's' and with a little time, apps and polish it could pose a formidable threat. But until then, mine's going back." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Will Amazon's bet on the Kindle Fire ever pay off?" Fortune 8:46 AM
  • "Validating the Android engagement paradox" asymco 8:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple highlights iPad mini Newsstand in new magazine ad campaign" 9 to 5 Mac 7:28 PM
  • "Drove my Chevy with my Siri..." iTWire 7:38 PM
  • "Korean chat app KakaoTalk adds support for HD Voice group calls for its 66m users" The Next Web 4:06 PM
  • "6 Apple iPad Apps for Holiday Entertaining" TheStreet 3:37 PM
  • "Easy-Doks Announces 'Easy-Doks Cr-34' Smart Charger -- Charges Six Devices At The Same Time -- Features Smart Current Detection (Scd) Technology -Elegant Docking Station Charges iPhones, iPads, Blackberrys, Androids, Tablets, Headsets, Bluetooth Speakers," Thomas PR 3:36 PM
  • "Introducing Leather Touchscreen Gloves" Mujjo 1:39 PM
  • "Just In Time For Bowl Season, StatMilk Brings Its Amazing College Football Stats Platform To iOS" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "Like your iOS 6 clock? Mondaine sells 'em for wrists and walls" The Loop 10:03 AM
  • "Lazerwood Wooden Keycaps For Apple Keyboards" Cult of Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Tap-Translate For iOS Lets You Translate Content In Safari Into 30+ Different Languages [Free For Limited Time] Redmond Pie 8:51 AM
  • "This iPad Accessory Gives The iPad's Restrictive Speakers A Much-Needed Boost [Video] Redmond Pie 8:44 AM
  • "IFTTT Recipes: Using Siri to turn on the Christmas lights" TUAW 8:36 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Introduces Free NOOK® for Android™ and NOOK for iOS Reading Apps in UK" Business Wire 8:36 AM
  • "Dell Makes the Cloud Personal with New Cloud Software for Windows RT Tablets, Apple iPad and PocketCloud Web" Business Wire 8:36 AM
  • "Podi-m is a beautiful dock for your Lightning device" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Bikepod, A Stylish Handlebar Mount For iPhone And Other Cameras" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "10 Motivational Apps for Runners" Mashable 8:20 AM
  • "Vintage Time App - Stunning Antique Timepiece to Delight and Inspire" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "New iOS App Trvlogue is the solution to Travel" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "iCarbs App Provides Diabetics with Glycemic Index in Addition to Carbs" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Movie Scene Quiz - How Well Do You Know Movies?" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "iGenogram 1.0 for iOS: Create Familial + Emotional Relationship Diagrams" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "FotoWiz Pro for iOS - My Private Vault and Video Downloader" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Alarm Clock Gear Free for iOS - Stylish, Surreal Alarm Clock with Games" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Drwer 1.0 for iOS - The simplest drawing app for your iPhone or iPad" prMac 8:19 AM
  • " - App Store Promo Codes Done Right" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "New Duel Screen Console for the price of a cup of coffee" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "iOS Apps, Life Inventory, Can Enhance the Quality of User's Life" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "World Of War Tanks for iOS now Free on the iTunes App Store" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "The IPEVO Perch Security Stand for iPad is Now Available" prMac 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP To Mike Lynch: You Need To Answer Our Questions 'Under Penalty of Perjury'" Business Insider 1:39 PM
  • "HP rebuffs ex-Autonomy CEO, warns of legal action" Reuters 1:37 PM
  • "HPQ Responds to Lynch" [Video Report] CNBC 1:39 PM
  • "Autonomy's Mike Lynch: HP should back up claims. The former head of Autonomy, the UK group accused of misrepresenting its finances by US computer maker Hewlett-Packard, has demanded details of the allegations." BBC 4:46 PM
  • "HP Has 'Extensive Evidence' Of Misconduct At Autonomy" Barron's 1:39 PM
  • "H-P Response to Mike Lynch's Open Letter" WSJ Blogs 1:40 PM
  • "Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch's Letter to Hewlett-Packard" WSJ Blogs 1:37 PM
  • "Former Autonomy CEO challenges H-P: In open letter, Mike Lynch rejects charges of accounting fraud" MarketWatch 1:32 PM
  • "Autonomy founder's open letter to HP demands a lot of answers" ZDNet 1:15 PM
  • "Autonomy's Ex-Chief Calls on H.P. Board to Defend Allegations" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:37 PM
  • "Former Autonomy Chief Mike Lynch Lashes Out At HP" Forbes 1:37 PM
  • "Former Autonomy Chief Challenges HP Fraud Allegations: Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch rejects HP allegations of impropriety. HP says questions will be answered in court." InformationWeek 4:31 PM
  • "Autonomy's Ex-Chief Calls on H.P. Board to Defend Allegations" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:31 PM
  • "HP-Autonomy continues as former CEO demands explanation" Electronista 7:27 PM
  • "Lawsuit launched against HP following Autonomy catastrophe: Investors are suing HP over accusations that senior execs hid negative information on multibillion acquisition Autonomy which subsequently led to a share price collapse." Channel Register 12:39 PM
  • "HP sued over Autonomy takeover" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:01 AM
  • "H-P's Autonomy Act Attracts Lawsuit" Zacks 9:48 AM
  • "H-P: Is There a Miraculous Recovery Ahead?" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far" The Verge 3:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Says It Has Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses To Date" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "Microsoft sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in month: executive" Reuters 4:31 PM
  • "Is Windows 8 really a sitting duck for malware?" Network World 4:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Has Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses Since Launch" [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Sells 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses" WSJ Blogs 4:25 PM
  • "Microsoft: 40 million Windows 8 licenses sold to date" IT PRO 4:25 PM
  • "Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic? If Windows 8 sales don't improve soon, Microsoft might have to pull a Coke and cut its losses on its radically reengineered OS." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Windows 8: Does its 1-month report card read pass or fail?" PCWorld 11:25 AM
  • "Windows 8 App Store Has 3 Times As Many Downloads As Apple's Mac Store, But Only One-Fifth The Revenues, Says Distimo" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Will Pundits Kill Windows Phone 8?" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft's first Windows Phone 8 update dubbed Apollo Plus? The company might be adding VPN support to the Windows Phone 8 operating system next year via an interim update." CNET News 1:43 PM
  • "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 arrives, first of many: Microsoft has released the first major update to Visual Studio 2012, in what company reps say is only the first in 'a regular cadence' of planned improvements to its flagship developer tool suite." The Register 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 testing tools, adds Windows XP support" IDG News Service 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft to raise Office server prices with new 2013 releases" ZDNet 1:16 PM
  • "Xbox update fixes SmartGlass and Xbox Music issues" CNET News 1:44 PM
  • "Dell's CMO Karen Quintos on Dell World 2012" Forbes 9:46 AM
  • "10 Cities Raise Tech IQs In IBM Challenge" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "NEC data center units to use convection to cut power use by 30%" IDG News Service 10:39 AM
  • "Oracle de-cloaks JavaScript Nashorn project: A project to make JavaScript work better with Java is being kicked off with a boost from Oracle." The Register 12:38 PM
  • "AMD CEO encouraged by Black Friday PC sales" Reuters 1:33 PM
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  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise after Greece debt deal/Banks trade higher in Paris and Frankfurt; RBS gains on upgrade" MarketWatch 1:25 PM
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