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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple CEO on challenge of keeping company cutting edge" [Full Video Interview]  NBC News: Rock Center 9:08 AM
  • "Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook interviewed by NBC's Brian Williams"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's full NBC Rock Center interview [Video]"  9 to 5 Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Watch Tim Cook's Full Interview On Last Night's NBC Rock Center Here [Video] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces U.S. Mac Production, Warns: 'Don't Bet Against Us'" Time 9:06 AM
  • "Tim Cook Again Expresses Intense Interest In TV Market, But Mutes The Real Issues" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "FaceTime: Apple Television' killer feature/Tim Cook hints heavily that video chat will be the Apple Television's killer feature" Macworld UK 1:06 PM
  • "Apple to Reel In Some Manufacturing Jobs" MacNewsWorld 9:08 AM
  • "Apple brings manufacturing of Macs back to the U.S." Marketplace 9:55 AM
  • "Why Is Wall Street Losing Its Appetite For Apple?"  Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "Apple's Power Within/Whether Apple's share-price plunge is justified comes down to one question: Is the iPhone maker a hardware or a software company? Right now, it is more the latter. And that is why the 22% drop in the shares since their September peak creates an opportunity for investors." [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 AM
  • "Region may have Apple's eye: Top-secret talks hint firm is weighing area for new plant" ["However, industry insiders say that it is more likely that one of the major chip suppliers is looking at this region for a site to build a factory to satisfy Apple's incredible demands for processors for its products."]  Albany Times Union 8:04 AM
  • "Mapping Apple's Retail Expansion"  MacStories 9:22 AM
  • "On Legacy iPhones and Cannibalization" AllThingsD 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Scoffs At Judge's Notion Of 'Global Peace': Apple, Samsung trial judge makes a plea for peace, but Apple isn't having any of it." InformationWeek 12:30 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung patent judge: 'I feel like I'm in Groundhog Day here'/Samsung tried its very hardest to argue for a retrial in a hearing with Apple yesterday, as the fruity firm pushed for additional damages on top of the $1bn it already won."  The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Why peace can't happen in the patent war" Computerworld 8:43 AM
  • "German court stays Samsung lawsuit against Apple over smiley input method patent" Foss Patents 9:17 AM
  • "The real threat that Samsung poses to Apple" asymco 10:59 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Back in Court: Here's What the Judge Will Decide" Mashable 11:00 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung: A defining rivalry in a changed mobile market" Reuters 6:13 PM
  • "Federal Circuit grants FRAND supporters more time to file amicus briefs in Apple-Google case" Foss Patents 9:15 AM
  • "Wi-LAN Sues Apple over LTE based iPhone 5 and iPad 3" Patently Apple 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft starts to push Hotmail users to, hints at future Mac client" The Verge 9:20 AM
  • "Apple hires ex-Microsoft Vista security researcher" The Inquirer 8:52 AM
  • "One way to tackle captive network connection errors in OS X: Adjustments to certificate handling for some captive network setups may help overcome network access errors or blocks that prevent e-mail or Web access." MacFixIt 6:34 PM
  • "Organize your OS X Spotlight searches for better results: While it may seem logical to prioritize commonly accessed file types in Spotlight's search results, doing the opposite may in fact be more convenient." MacFixIt 1:25 PM
  • "Join CD Tracks option not appearing in iTunes 11" iLounge 1:29 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iTunes 11" Macworld 12:29 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week readers e-mailed in questions about Target Display mode in iMac systems, RAM purchases for Macs, and more." MacFixIt 7:11 PM
  • "iTunes 11 for old fogies: Where did all that stuff go?" TUAW 4:04 PM
  • "Review: Curio 8 gives you more planning and presenting power" Macworld 1:54 PM
  • "How to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes 11" iMore 9:03 AM
  • "Use These Sweet Keyboard Shortcuts To Control iTunes 11 [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Scripts to disable and enable password for lock screen after sleep or screen saver" Mac OS X Hints 9:57 AM
  • "How Do You Track Carbs On A Mac? There's A Carbydacious App For That" TeraTalks 7:58 AM
  • "You Can't Do Anything About The Weather But You Can Watch It Better On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:59 AM
  • "How To Convert Video Files On A Mac, Free And With Drag and Drop Simplicity" McSolo 8:02 AM
  • "An Easier And Free Way To Take Notes On Your Mac (the secret is in the Mac's menubar)" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "The Mac And iPhone Home Budget App I Want To Love (but love is a fleeting thing)" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "Bored With Your Environment? Fix It With The Environment Enhancer App" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "The New Animation Kid In Town: Animationist Brings Easy Title Art Animation To The Mac" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "I'm not a troll, stop calling me one/OPINION: The other day I wrote a column criticizing iTunes. It was somewhat harsh. 'Each new upgrade brings more suckage into your computer,' I argued under the headline, 'Won't Someone Take iTunes Out Back and Shoot It?'" Slate 12:23 PM
  • "iTunes 11 and Classical Music" Kirkville 9:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "SecureMac Guide - Top 10 Security Tips for Mac OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 9:37 AM
  • "Batman: Arkham City GotYE Available For Pre-Order At MGS" Inside Mac Games 9:06 AM
  • "ResExcellence is under new ownership. The new site will take a different approach than the original, but we'll never forget our roots - there will be Mac OS X customization articles and a legacy category for pre-OS X content. The new site will focus on Mac/iOS news, reviews, tips and more." ResExcellence 8:04 AM
  • "Mac Video Pro: Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion updates" FairerPlatform 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A U.S. Apple factory may be robot city: Apple will need to rely on automation to make its U.S. factory work" Computerworld 7:12 PM
  • "Aerial photos offer overhead look at Apple's Oregon data center site" AppleInsider 5:41 PM
  • "Live stream: Brian Williams & The Verge editor Joshua Topolsky answer questions about Tim Cook interview" NBC News 7:57 AM
  • "Apple move excites Elk Grove: It was a source of community pride – the first candy-colored iMac computers, the ones that fueled Apple's comeback in the late 1990s, were assembled at the company's Elk Grove campus." Sacramento Bee 8:04 AM
  • "'Made in USA' not just Apple: Apple's announcement that it will shift some of its production back to the United States hopefully will encourage other companies to follow suit, manufacturing industry insiders said: even if Apple's move is mostly a symbolic step." Fortune Small Business 9:38 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Ad Impressions vs. Unit Market Share" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Amazon, Samsung, Google tablets are 'credible competition' to the iPad: report" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Scalpers Lay Seige to iPad Mini Launch in Beijing" WSJ Blogs 8:27 AM
  • "Turnout for Apple's iPad mini in mainland China is minimal" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "China's mini Apple takes slice of smartphone pie" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Video: Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds in Samsung's home turf" Fortune 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Brings iPad Mini to India" WSJ Blogs 8:19 AM
  • "iPad mini and iPad 4 Goes on Sale in Malaysia Today" VernonChan 10:57 AM
  • "iPhone Sales Should Get a Modest Lift From T-Mobile" AllThingsD 4:04 PM
  • "Without iPhone, Japan's biggest mobile carrier is losing subscribers at a record rate" VentureBeat 8:03 AM
  • "China's mini Apple takes slice of smartphone pie" Reuters 8:57 AM
  • "Mobile developers: this is how you get 500,000 installs in one day" VentureBeat 12:24 PM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive supports UK design industry as they tell Michael Gove to put design into the EBacc: Apple's design chief signed a letter to education minister asking him to reconsider omission of art and design in the EBacc qualification" Digital Arts 12:29 PM
  • "iPads Continue To Vanish At The Airport Thanks To Thieving TSA Officers" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Pepsi Launches Promo With Apple's Passbook" Mashable 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Galaxy Muse takes on the iPod Shuffle: The tiny and stylish MP3 player does for Samsung what the iPod Shuffle does for iOS." CNET Reviews 3:57 PM
  • "Make IT Better: Every pupil should have the chance to code, says Raspberry Pi creator" V3 12:29 PM
  • "RIM touts importance of 4G to BlackBerry 10 success" V3 12:28 PM
  • "Sony silently surprises with web-based digital store" TG Daily 12:09 PM
  • "These contact lenses have embedded LCD displays" TG Daily 12:09 PM
  • "A Personal Assistant Created from the Crowd by Smart Software" Technology Review 12:03 PM
  • "Samsung's New Premium Suite Update Brings Split-Screen Multitasking To The Galaxy S III" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "PayPal phishing scams ramp up for holidays" CSO 11:27 AM
  • "Cablevision Increasing Broadband Prices by $5 Per Month" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Go Phishing: Rapid7 Lets Companies Test Their Own Networks" CRN 10:11 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Family Now Available at GameStop" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Kindle Fire line builds its voice and touch accessibility skills: Amazon is expanding support for two important accessibility features to its entire Kindle Fire tablet series." CNET News 9:48 AM
  • "YouTube Makeover Offers Larger Videos" Webmonkey 12:36 PM
  • "YouTube redesigns again, tightens focus on channels" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:33 PM
  • "Google Kills Free Google Apps For Business, Now Only Offering Premium Paid Version To Companies Of All Sizes" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Google to start charging small businesses for Google Apps: The company has done away with a free version available to firms with 10 or fewer users, but private users are still free" IDG News Service 10:13 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy,' and best-selling author Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 11:08 AM
  • "Podcast: Tim Cook, GTA Vice City, T-Mobile, iPhone sans contract, Eneloop Batteries" Insanely Great Mac 8:05 AM
  • "U.S. patent office declares 'the Steve Jobs patent' entirely invalid on non-final basis"  Foss Patents 3:56 PM
  • "Apple's Iconic 'Steve Jobs Patent' Gets Discredited By U.S Patent Office" Cult of Mac 6:33 PM
  • "The Next Step in Apple's Glass Project Revealed!" Patently Apple 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Patent A Reminder That It's Working On Google Glass-Style Wearable Tech, Too" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Apple says new 27-inch iMac orders will ship in January" 9 to 5 Mac 9:55 AM
  • "New 27-inch iMacs to now ship in January" CNET News 10:58 AM
  • "The 27 Inch iMac Will Now Not Ship Until January 2013" AppleBitch 10:55 AM
  • "Could Tim Cook's New Made-In-USA Mac Actually Be An Apple TV? [Rumor] Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "US Mac production likely to still rely on Foxconn, not American companies" AppleInsider 9:06 AM
  • "Will Apple Bring a Larger Foxconn Presence to the U.S.?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:56 AM
  • "iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag" PCWorld 10:21 AM
  • "Apple encouraging Chinese iOS app development" CNET Asia 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Store Christmas shipping deadlines" MacPrices 12:23 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Rail Maze Pro HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 9:18 AM
  • "Collagetastic For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:18 AM
  • "SpyPic For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:18 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $18 To $285 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:43 PM
  • "iPad mini Buyer's Guide -Want It For The Holiday's At A Reasonable Price.... Order Now" MacReviewZone 5:24 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "Best Buy offering a $25 gift card with iPhone 5 purchase" iDownload Blog 10:58 AM

  • "Review: Thin is in with new 21.5-inch iMacs but user upgrades, SuperDrive are out" Macworld 9:37 AM
  • "Review: 21.5-inch 2012 iMac takes two steps forward, one step back/The new iMac is attractive, but makes compromises in the pursuit of thinness." Ars Technica 9:31 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display review" PC Advisor 10:07 AM
  • "Game Shootout: 'late 2012" 21.5-inch iMac Core i5 2.9GHz versus other Macs" Bare Feats 11:34 AM
  • "iKeep review: A handy accessory for absent-minded iPhone owners" Macworld UK 9:08 AM
  • "Expression Photo XP-850 is a fast, fine 'Small-in-One" AppleDailyReport 8:25 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "All Things Appy: 5 Best iOS Transportation Apps" MacNewsWorld 9:08 AM
  • "Check the status of your flight with Flightboard for iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:03 AM
  • "SupperKing: New App Lets You Invite Strangers to Your Next Dinner Party" Techland 12:27 PM
  • "Give Your iPhone Free Gifts HD To Help You Shop For Gifts By Using Your iPhone" Mac 360 8:03 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City brings the 80s back to Android and iOS" CNET Reviews 1:29 PM
  • "Linked Together Review" 148Apps 10:08 AM
  • "Pong World Review" 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "iPoe 2 - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection Review" 148Apps 3:51 PM
  • "Minigore 2: Zombies Review" 148Apps 1:28 PM
  • "Crumble Zone Review" 148Apps 11:34 AM
  • "Hype Machine Review" 148Apps 9:37 AM
  • "Make text more readable on your iPad mini" Macworld 9:15 AM
  • "What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It?" Lifehacker 12:30 PM
  • "Q&A: Using iTunes Music on a Windows Phone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Should malware risks factor into the iPhone vs. Android debate? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers advice about whether the risk of malware should factor into one readers decision about which smartphone OS to buy." CNET News 8:47 AM
  • "Why Apple Got a 'Made in U.S.A.' Bug" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:02 PM
  • "Apple iPad & iPad mini Smoke the Competition's Battery Life" The Mac Observer 8:05 PM
  • "How to Change the TV Habits of Viewers, 10 Million at a Time" The Mac Observer 3:43 PM
  • "Why I'm writing on the iPad" Macworld 1:25 PM
  • "Apple's Bad Omen From Losing To Nokia In China" Forbes 12:30 PM
  • "iPad mini vs. Nexus 7: The debate"  Macworld 9:15 AM
  • "Apple's bringing some manufacturing back to the U.S. But is it just a stunt?" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "iPad 5: release date, specs, price, news and rumours" T3 9:02 AM
  • "Does It Matter if Apple Makes Macs in America? Apple's decision to bring the manufacturing of some Macs back to America should boost national morale, but it's mostly a gesture of good will that will serve Apple's image more than anything else."  CIO 3:48 PM
  • "Made in USA: Works for GE, Can for Apple, too" FairerPlatform 3:10 PM
  • "Would You Pay More For A 'Made In The U.S.A.' Mac?" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "One future of Apple's US manufacturing, as suggested by the fantasy assembly line Steve Jobs built at NeXT in the 1980s" Quartz 8:17 AM
  • "What Tim Cook's interviews revealed about the past, present, and future of Apple" iMore 3:41 PM
  • "10 Follow Up Questions For Apple CEO Tim Cook, If You Please" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "'Post-PC' is more than just marketing buzz for Apple CEO Tim Cook" BGR 10:20 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Brian Williams: 'Don't bet against us.'/NBC interview offers a few frank quotes from Cook about Apple and Steve Jobs." Ars Technica 11:34 AM
  • "Quotations from CEO Cook" Fortune 8:52 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple's Television is Coming, Just not Yet" The Mac Observer 12:23 PM
  • "Excited About Apple TV? Don't Watch This Video" AllThingsD 8:50 AM
  • "Apple sees TV 'as a market that's been left behind'" GigaOM 8:24 AM
  • "Has Apple gone soft? Tim Cook, say it ain't so: Bloomberg Businessweek suggests that with recent corporate expressions such as moving some Mac production to the U.S., Apple is showing its 'softer side.' Oh, really?" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Tim Cook tells Brian Williams that 'TV has been left behind'" The Verge 8:05 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Goes Public To Reveal More Of What Makes Apple Tick" PixoBebo 8:03 AM
  • "Modern Combat 4 for iPad, iPhone: The Reviews Are In" Tapscape 8:01 AM
  • "So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (Video)" Engadget 1:25 PM
  • "Why Amazon's Cloud Business Is Like Kindle Sales" InformationWeek 1:17 PM
  • "Want to see what the first GamePad looked like?" CNET News 1:13 PM
  • "McAfee's wild and crazy ride leads back to Belize" MarketWatch 1:03 PM
  • "RIM BlackBerry 10: Initial Impressions Positive" TheStreet 1:00 PM
  • "15 holiday gamer geek gifts" [Slideshow] ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "My Nexus S can't keep up with Android's pace, but I'm (mostly) not bitter" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Inside ARM: The British success story taking the chip world by storm" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Your Own Private Google: The Quest for an Open Source Search Engine" Wired Magazine 12:35 PM
  • "Christmas tablet frenzy to shake up corporate IT in 2013" V3 12:29 PM
  • "Developers Will Love This: Facebook Now Auto-Generates Documentation From Source Code" TechCrunch 12:01 PM
  • "Carrier Wi-Fi, optical net markets are booming" EE Times 11:36 AM
  • "10 gifts for obscenely wealthy PC fanatics" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:23 AM
  • "Triumph and disaster: Two migrations to OpenOffice/Two cities dumped Microsoft Office for OpenOffice, with vastly different results. Here's what went right -- and terribly wrong" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "GameStop: Can it brave the digital storm?" Fortune 10:44 AM
  • "US video game sales 'dip' despite mega-launches" BBC 10:00 AM
  • "T-Mobile Ending Phone Subsidies: A Victory For Transparency" BYTE 9:54 AM
  • "My Best Tech Gift Ever: A 133MHz IBM PC 350" CNET News 9:48 AM
  • "CarryAlongs Dominate, Enterprise Struggles and Hacktivists Rule in 2013" AllThingsD 9:34 AM
  • "Tech Guru Mark Anderson's Top 10 Predictions For 2013" Forbes 9:30 AM
  • "Reality Absorption Field: The one-two punch (minus the two)" TUAW 7:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Draw Something Pro Released for iPad" iClarified 3:51 PM
  • "Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition" TechCrunch 3:41 PM
  • "Pages, Numbers, Keynote for iOS Updated for Accessbility" The Mac Observer 3:35 PM
  • "Sega Ditches the Arcade Action in New iPad Word Game Spellwood" PadGadget 2:34 PM
  • "MacPractice Releases HIPAA-Compliant PatientCheck In App for iPad and iPad Mini" MacPractice 2:33 PM
  • "Use GoPicture And Do Something With All Of Those Vacation Snapshots" App Advice 1:28 PM
  • "Use Your iPad To Create The Greatest Ugly Christmas Sweater Ever [Video] Cult of Mac 1:07 PM
  • "The 25 Best iPhone Games" Mac|Life 12:31 PM
  • "The iPhone 5 pans 360" TG Daily 12:24 PM
  • "Clear Your Weekend Schedule - 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' for iPad Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 9:20 AM
  • "Baldur's Gate Enhanced for iPad is now available" TUAW 8:04 PM
  • "The Boombot Rex is a durable speaker with Siri support" iDownload Blog 9:06 AM
  • "Final Fantasy IV Will Come To iOS Devices Dec. 20, Giving Us Another Chance To Pay For It Again" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Kickfolio Brings iOS Applications To The Browser" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Test Your 4th Generation iPad with These 9 Games" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "JOGPOCKET for iPhone / iPod touch / Galaxy S3 / Smartphones" USBfever 8:09 AM
  • "Quo - High Quality Lifestyle" prMac 1:25 PM
  • "Educational Game App for iPad and iPhone Aimed at Empowerment of Kids" prMac 10:07 AM
  • "Yuyao Renovated Its PDF Reader Pro With New User Interface and Features" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "adaptIO, LLC releases first free app - ViralTV for iOS" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Contact Santa - New App to Call Santa in the App Store" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Catch a Train this Holiday on your iPad or iPhone with iRunTrains 3.0.0" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Turn Photos Into Puzzles and Try to Stump Your Buds w/ WhatZ'Odd for iOS" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Ordet: Everyone's Favorite Little Word Game for iOS-Words from 7 Letters" prMac 9:37 AM
  • "Wait, a Timer like no other: Probably the Best iPhone Timer - No, Really" prMac 9:06 AM
  • "Yuyao Renovated Its PDF Reader Pro With New User Interface and Features" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "adaptIO, LLC releases first free app - ViralTV for iOS" prMac 9:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Can HP and Dell Duplicate IBM's Success?" TheStreet 9:03 AM
  • "IBM Draws Flak for Change to 401(k) Plan" Bloomberg 9:28 AM
  • "IBM Shakes-Up 401(k) Benefit Policy Payment Terms" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:29 AM
  • "IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft: IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise." InformationWeek 10:48 AM
  • "IBM adds collaboration tools to SmartCloud" V3 12:28 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs: Microsoft has gone from 97% of computing market to 20%" Seattle Times 11:35 AM
  • "China Unicom, Microsoft Forge Alliance To Boost Windows Phone Sales In China" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft to release 'critical' Windows 8, IE10 patches" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Windows 8, RT to receive more critical patches next Tuesday" CNET News 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to push Surface tablets through retailers in two-phase rollout?" ZDNet 12:43 PM
  • "Surface tablets may be heading to retailers soon: Redmond is set to begin selling its Surface RT devices through non-Microsoft retail stores in two phases, a source tells one Windows watcher." CNET News 1:13 PM
  • "Microsoft pulls the plug on its Silverlight.Net site" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Xbox 360 outshines Wii U in November, NPD says" CNET News 9:47 AM
  • "2 Emerging Markets HP Should Enter to Turn Itself Around" CIO 11:27 AM
  • "Dell storage boss Topgun Thomas leaves 'to pursue a new opportunity': Darren Thomas, head of Dell's Storage Group, is leaving the company, following several quarters of declining revenue and an influx of new executive blood into Dell." The Register 12:23 PM
  • "AMD Cuts Chip Orders From Globalfoundries Amid PC Slump" Bloomberg 9:24 AM
  • "AMD slashes chip orders as PC market slumps: The company has reduced orders to contract chip maker GlobalFoundries in the current quarter from $500 million down to $115 million" IDG News Service 10:56 AM
  • "Intel upping Atom ante" EE Times 10:23 AM
  • "Intel releases open source GraphBuilder for big data" V3 12:28 PM
  • "Intel says it remains committed to user-replaceable CPUs for 'foreseeable future'" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Cisco's Chambers Affirms Revenue Target Amid Expansion" Bloomberg 9:26 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers: Here's How We've Outgunned Our Competitors" CRN 10:11 AM
  • "Cisco's mid-term growth strategy betting on IT software, security" ZDNet 12:43 PM
  • "Cisco bets on software and services for mid-term growth" Reuters 1:06 PM
  • "Cisco CEO sees tech services driving steady growth" MarketWatch 1:04 PM
  • "Cisco to 'Bring Sex' to Marketing Campaign" TheStreet 12:59 PM
  • "FAA urged to allow portable devices during takeoff" TG Daily 12:08 PM
  • "The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ/What it is, what it isn't, and how it will affect you." PCWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Silicon Valley Needs To Get Out More: The next great technology problems to solve are out there in rail yards, power plants and farm fields. If Silicon Valley is going to drive this 'Internet of things,' it needs to build closer ties with companies in established industries." InformationWeek 9:53 AM
  • "The grinch who stole IT's Christmas: Bad news about IT wages and bonuses, as well as job pressures from offshoring and shift to the cloud, dampen holiday cheer" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Why the desktop PC may see a comeback in the mobile era" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple may not rescue tech earnings this time" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "Apple wins top berth in analyst survey: Apple Inc. won the top rank in Institutional Investor's annual survey as analysts shine on the maker of iPhones and iPads." MarketWatch 10:08 AM
  • "What is Apple Worth -- $420 or $1,160?" Forbes 9:07 AM
  • "How Much Is Apple's Lack Of Debt Worth?" Seeking Alpha 8:47 AM
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  • "U.K. stocks close week 0.8% higher" MarketWatch 12:55 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks advance ahead of U.S. jobs data" MarketWatch 9:08 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rebound after strong U.S. jobs data" MarketWatch 9:09 AM
  • "European Stocks Reverse" [Paid Membership Required] 1:02 PM
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  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Yahoo! News 9:17 PM
  • "This year's worst stock could be 2013's best/Commentary: Bloodied Hewlett-Packard fits as contrarian play" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
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