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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 Said to Develop Cheaper iPhone Model for Late 2013"  Bloomberg 9:16 AM
  • "A $99 iPhone: Could It Be a Samsung Killer?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:16 AM
  • "Apple 'plans cheaper iPhone': Apple could launch a cheaper version of the iPhone later this year, according to reports."  Telegraph 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Cheap iPhone Is A Great Move For The Company"  Business Insider 10:47 AM
  • "A 'Cheaper' iPhone: Absolutely Awful News for Apple"  TheStreet 8:08 AM
  • "3 reasons Apple would make a new cheap iPhone" MoneyWatch 12:57 PM
  • "Rumors about cheaper Apple iPhone resurface" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Turnover Tasty for Business: Apple has never shied away from cannibalizing its own business, typically with good results. With a new, lower-priced iPhone, it can build on that track record." [Paid Membership Required] 2:25 PM
  • "Hard To Imagine Steve Jobs Running Apple This Way" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Was Right. Tablets Are Cars. PCs Are Trucks." AllThingsD 8:06 AM
  • "CES 2013: Five technologies Apple users should watch" Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "'At Apple, 'they' really are after you': One insider's view of life in Cupertino" ["At Apple, on the other hand, 'no one can imagine a future in which the company fails', and to make sure that that eventuality never comes about, the corporate culture demands much greater levels of personal excellence than at Intel, or any other tech company, for that matter. It's those standards, Maislos believes, that has put the company where it is today. 'Apple has had several important defining moments since that crisis,' he said. 'It's a company that is extremely focused on its goals. Working there was an amazing experience.'"]  ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "A more complete picture of the iTunes economy" asymco 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Gives China a Long, Hard Look: As rival Samsung racks up the plaudits, Apple has begun looking to the East for a sales boost. The company has sent CEO Tim Cook to China to meet with officials. 'China is a market where consumers tend to build relationships with the brands they consume,' said Michael Stanat, global research executive at SIS International Research. 'Apple has a strong positioning and emotion connections with its customers.'" MacNewsWorld 8:42 AM
  • "ITC pushes back resolution of Apple v. Samsung case by two weeks to March 27, 2013" Foss Patents 8:47 PM
  • "Apple Now Locking Screenshots for Submitted Apps, Shutting Down Popular Scam Tactic" MacRumors 6:58 PM
  • "Apple seeds fifth OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 beta to developers, public update near?" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "iTunes turns 12: An image gallery/Come reminisce with us over (more than) 12 years of iTunes screenshots." Ars Technica 11:42 AM
  • "Happy 12th birthday, iTunes" TUAW 8:35 AM
  • "Troubleshooting HTTPS timeouts in OS X Mountain Lion: The MTU handling in OS X Mountain Lion may not work with the configuration for some Web servers, and might need to be adjusted." CNET Reviews 4:28 PM
  • "Reader reports Parallels 7 wake-from-sleep freeze with Mountain Lion" MacWindows 8:43 AM
  • "Get your software up-to-date and keep it that way" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "Convert image files to comics" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "How to Disable Inline Attachments in" Macinstruct 8:30 AM
  • "Forget Shortcuts, How to Take Mac OS X Screenshots With Preview" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Use Folder Actions to Speed Up Productivity in OS X" Mactuts+ 8:42 AM
  • "Make Find My Mac More Effective – Enable Power Nap On Battery Power In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
  • "OS X 10.8: Turning off Notification Center (Permanently)" The Mac Observer 3:04 PM
  • "Tip: Windows 7 Home setting for accessing OS X Server" MacWindows 8:43 AM
  • "Reminders: Count of complete To-Do items by list" Mac OS X Hints 9:55 AM
  • "Tell Console to always scroll to the latest entry" Mac OS X Hints 9:55 AM
  • "How A Mac And An App Can Help Overcome The Fear And Hatred Of Business Meetings" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "How To Think With Your Mac, Your Hand, Your Fingers, And Point And Click Style" BohemianBoomer 7:51 AM
  • "Yet Another Free Way To 'Get Things Done' On Your Mac: Yes, Friends, GTD Strikes Again" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "What Was The Date 825 Days Ago? Put Date Time Calc On Your Mac To Know" TeraTalks 7:51 AM
  • "How Your Mac And An Outliner App Can Control The Storm In Your Brain (capture a brainstorm)" Mac 360 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition: Over 400 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for Apple OS X" O'Reilly Books & Videos 11:38 AM
  • "Able2Extract PDF Convert 8 first Multi-platform tool of its kind" Architosh 10:07 AM
  • "Firefox 18 Gives Good JS, Thunderbird Gets a Bump" FairerPlatform 9:16 AM
  • "'Omerta - City of Gangsters' Coming to Mac: Gangster-themed city-conquest/tactical RPG expanding release platforms in early 2013" Kalypso Media 9:13 AM
  • "Vienna based Eternal Storms Software released on Wednesday, January 9th an update to their popular screenshot and productivity app for Mac, ScreenFloat. ScreenFloat lets users keep information always visible, no matter which application they're in by producing screenshots that float in front of all windows." Eternal Storms Software 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple settles 'Retina' promo image suit with Swiss artist" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
  • "Foxconn In Bribery Probe: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said it is cooperating with a Chinese police probe of alleged bribery of its supply-chain partners by employees, the latest development putting the maker of iPhones and other well-known gadgets under scrutiny." [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Foxconn Worker Arrested In Bribery Probe" BGR 4:28 PM
  • "The iPhone's Global Price: Expensive (And Why U.S. Apple Stores are Popular with Tourists)" WSJ Blogs 2:24 PM
  • "T-Mobile USA to soon sell iPhones, cut subsidies: CEO" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "T-Mobile Still Isn't Selling The iPhone?" App Advice 8:15 AM
  • "T-Mobile says iPhone coming, subsidies going in 3-4 months" Ars Technica 10:07 AM
  • "T-Mobile activating 100,000 iPhones per month, now supports 1.9 million devices" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Straight Talk, Unlimited Service Just $45 Per Month" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Prepaid iPhone 5 + Straight Talk + Walmart = $70/month" Tapscape 8:30 AM
  • "Pick up a no-contract iPhone 5 at Walmart with StraightTalk Wireless" AppleTell 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone Sales Spiking at Verizon" AllThingsD 11:40 AM
  • "Verizon: 9.8 million activations during Q4" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Verizon announces 9.8 million smartphone sales and a 'higher mix' of iPhones in late 2012" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "At CES, Thomas Edison materializes in the mist to help you win a free iPad" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "In the eyes of the law, is an iMessage a text or an email?" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Tim Cook spotted visiting Apple reseller in China" AppleInsider 8:33 AM
  • "Tim Cook Takes Photos with Hottie and Chinese Apple Fans, Phil Schiller Is Also in Beijing" M.I.C. Gadget 8:16 AM
  • "Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs" The Next Web 9:55 AM
  • "Siri, how bad is my breath? Your smartphone can see, hear and feel. The next frontier could be smell." Slate 10:33 AM
  • "With Its New Liquipod, Liquipel Hopes To Make Your Gadgets Water-Resistant While You Wait" TechCrunch 10:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: Live from Las Vegas, baby!" TUAW 2:23 PM
  • "CES from the Inside and Out and Six Years of iPhones!" Your Mac Life 12:53 PM
  • "New Media Expo – A Focus on Military Blogging with Army Captain Hannah He" MacVoicesTV 11:40 AM
  • "Cheaper iPhone could cost as little as $99, says Bloomberg: Piling onto the latest rumors of a cheaper iPhone on the horizon, a source tells Bloomberg the device could sell for between $99 and $149." CNET News 11:33 AM
  • "Bloomberg: less pricey iPhone to cost $99 to $149, arriving late-2013" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "iPhone 5S could be made of plastic for cheaper price" Crave @ CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Apple slashes price on Thunderbolt cable, releases additional shorter model" 9 to 5 Mac 4:25 PM
  • "Apple Revamps Thunderbolt Cable Lineup with Lower Pricing, Shorter Cable Option" MacRumors 4:25 PM
  • "The Original iPhone Was Introduced 6 Years Ago Today" Business Insider 10:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air EFI update fixes freezes and boot issues: A new firmware update for mid-2012 MacBook Airs fixes Thunderbolt-related freezes and other problems." CNET Reviews 9:07 PM
  • "Apple releases new MacBook Air EFI update" 9 to 5 Mac 3:52 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "NBA: King of the Court 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Tiny Countries For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Drünk Vikings For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $65 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9:53 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:40 AM

  • "Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Pro – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 12:52 PM
  • "AQ SmartSpeaker review: AQ SmartSpeaker with Apple AirPlay impresses despite compact size" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Hands-on with Alliance for Wireless Power's charging pad prototypes" Engadget 3:51 PM
  • "Incipio Stashback Review" Mac|Life 3:51 PM
  • "Hex Solo Wallet for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 3:51 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Twitterrific 5 for Twitter Review" Mac|Life 2:23 PM
  • "Apple Remote for iPad and iPhone review: Reworked iPad Remote app accompanies iTunes 11" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Hands on with 'i-Massager' iPhone-controlled electrical nerve stimulation and other iOS massage accessories" 9 to 5 Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Quento Makes Calculating Fun [Review] Cult of Mac 11:32 AM
  • "Appidemic: Catch the Ark for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" AppleTell 8:34 AM
  • "Granny Smith for iPhone review: Yet another octogenarian parkour simulator" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "iPad Inc: Apple tablet earns more than McDonald's on Fortune 500" iDownload Blog 2:23 PM
  • "If Apple was more like Samsung: Samsung released no less than 37 phones this year. Apple released one. What if the tables were turned?" Fortune 2:13 PM
  • "One Prominent PM's Thoughts on the Future of Apple" The Motley Fool 10:19 AM
  • "Could Apple Be Moving To Twice-Yearly iPhone & iPad Releases?"  MacStories 9:58 AM
  • "Former Employee: 'At Apple, They Really Are After You'" Business Insider 9:55 AM
  • "Is Samsung The New Apple?" BGR 9:40 AM
  • "Is The Traditional iPad Old News?" App Advice 8:48 AM
  • "Office for iOS may be coming, but does it really matter?"  Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "5 Cool Auto Manufacture Apps [Guest Story] It's All Tech 8:41 AM
  • "Different priorities in smartphone vs. computer use (but some common ground)" AppleDailyReport 8:30 AM
  • "4 Reasons Why Apple Shouldn't Launch iPhone Mini" The Motley Fool 2:25 PM
  • "How Can Apple Build A $99 iPhone?" AppleBitch 2:25 PM
  • "2015: Apple Cachet Is Passé" BYTE 2:11 PM
  • "Why a cheaper iPhone model makes economic sense" Network World 2:04 PM
  • "Why Apple doesn't need a cheaper iPhone"  ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "Is Apple's Cheaper iPhone Coming At $100 A Piece?" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "Gene Munster: There's A 60-70% Chance Apple Will Release A Cheaper iPhone This Year For $199" Business Insider 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Already In Carrier Talks Over Its Budget iPhone, Which Will Cost Around $99 [Rumor] Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Opinion: Thinking About A $99 'iPhone mini' Keeps Bringing Me Back To The iPod nano" App Advice 10:05 AM
  • "A Cheaper iPhone Would Confirm A Lack Of Innovation And Declining Margins At Apple"  Seeking Alpha 9:55 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple's Low Cost iPhone Will Make Its Debut Later This Year, Will Have A Polycarbonate Body" Redmond Pie 8:33 AM
  • "WSJ, Bloomberg Claim Apple Is Developing Lower-End iPhone For Late 2013 Launch" Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Low cost iPhone to debut with sub-$150 price tag in 'late 2013", says Bloomberg" The Next Web 9:52 AM
  • "Is this what Apple's iPhone 6 will look like? Designer has created 3D images of an iPhone 6 with a new iPod nano-like shape and 'iOSX'" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone 5 battery life: best ever, or getting worse? Actually it's both." Beatweek Magazine 7:50 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple developing cheaper, smaller iPhone for 2013 holiday release" ["The trick – and it's not too difficult – will be for Apple to make a pre-paid iPhone model that will delight customers in emerging markets, but not entice many current iPhone users."] MacDailyNews 9:32 AM
  • "Rumors Surrounding A Less Expensive iPhone Model Gain Traction" AppleBitch 7:50 AM
  • "What Is Everybody Doing in the Samsung Booth at CES?" The Mac Observer 2:21 PM
  • "Pro Camera Case: The Airport Navigator by Think Tank" Bare Feats 11:39 AM
  • "Google Chromebook: 3 months in" ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "CES 2013: Where's the Windows 8 Buzz?" Tech.pinions 9:14 AM
  • "7 Reasons Passwords Are Doomed - Finally" ReadWrite 8:33 AM
  • "TV Goes Too Far: Who Needs Ultra HD?" TheStreet 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Case Scenario® Launches Skin And Bones – Protective And Fashion Forward iPhone 5 Cases At Ces 2013" Run Around Tech 4:28 PM
  • "Top new iPhone 5 cases at CES 2013: We hit the show floor in search of new iPhone cases and found plenty of them at CES 2013." CNET 4:28 PM
  • "CES 2013: The iPotty Might Easily Be The Craziest iPad Accessory You'll Ever See" App Advice 4:28 PM
  • "FirmTek Debuts Screaming Fast USB 3.0 Trayless Enclosure for 2.5-inch SSD and HDD Drives" FirmTek 10:46 AM
  • "Hard Candy Cases' Hardshell case for for Retina MacBook Pros, MacBook Air - CES 2013" Insanely Great Mac 10:33 AM
  • "iBook Lessons: eBook Typography offers in-depth advice on creating expressive works" TUAW 10:19 AM
  • "Accordance for iOS 1.6 is Here!" Accordance 9:47 AM
  • "PIP Camera For iPhone And Android Lets You Create Beautiful Picture-In-Picture Self Portraits & Scenes" Redmond Pie 9:16 AM
  • "Frost & Soft TPU Silicone Case for iPad Mini (Smoky Black)" USBfever 9:14 AM
  • "Adspert Launches iOS App For Monitoring Google AdWords Performance On-The-Go" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "CES 2013: Incipio's Phone 5 ATLAS is a waterproof ultra-rugged case" Canadian Reviewer 9:20 AM
  • "Incipio shows off the ultra-protective Atlas case for iPhone" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Create Your Own Real-Time Video Effects With Videosis For iPhone" AddictiveTips 8:40 AM
  • "Hackable Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Robots Can Be Controlled With An Ipad" Digital Arts 8:16 AM
  • "Play As Shaquille O'Neal And Free-Throw Punches At Zombies In ShaqDown" App Advice 8:15 AM
  • "The Caliber Advantage is the first real iPhone gaming controller" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "eBay Updates iPhone And iPad Apps To Simplify Mobile Browsing And Listing" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Cox reveals future live streaming, remote control iPad app" Electronista 7:56 AM
  • "This Dumb Physical iPhone Keyboard Is Actually Real" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
  • "Cox doubles down on live streaming with new TV app" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Peter Gabriel teams on new music remix app for iOS" iPodNN 7:58 AM
  • "Peter Gabriel brings remixing to the masses with MusicTiles for iOS" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone Cases Framed as Beautiful, Collectible Art" Mashable 7:46 AM
  • "iOS Gets an Honorary USB Reader With PhotoFast's i-FlashDrive HD" LAPTOP Magazine 7:46 AM
  • "Naive girls book for iPad" prMac 2:26 PM
  • "Mayfield Releases New Photo Filter Application with a Twist for iOS" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "MailTok: ultimate messaging app to get you connected" prMac 8:41 AM
  • " v6 features Beat Matching controls and Network IO for VJs" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Polaroid Instant app for iPhone arrives in the App Store" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "SmartDay 2 Delivers On Technology's Promise to Make Life Easier" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Innovative Essay Editing App Now on Sale with Grading Feat- Essay Editor" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "App helps people succeed - by tracking goals and uncovering weaknesses" prMac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Can Become the Next Apple" WSJ Blogs 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 8 passes 60M licenses sold/However, the company acknowledges some miscalculations in availability and distribution of Windows 8 computers" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft exec defends Windows 8 sales pace: Touch-enabled hardware in short supply, explains Tami Reller when asked about Reports of slow holiday sales" Computerworld 8:21 AM
  • "Windows 8 license sales hit 60 million" PCWorld 2:01 PM
  • "Microsoft's CES no-show: Epic fail or epic foresight?" PCWorld 12:36 PM
  • "Microsoft to shut down Messenger on March 15, move users to Skype" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to shut down Messenger on March 15" PCWorld 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft beefs up SkyDrive with more features: The SkyDrive Web site now offers better support for dragging and dropping files and sharing files with other people." CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Xbox Support Staff Say They Were Fired After Posting About Their Jobs On Kotaku" Kotaku 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Loses China Appeal on Font Copyright, Zhongyi Says" Bloomberg 9:05 AM
  • "Windows 8 Growth Supports Microsoft Investment" Seeking Alpha 9:05 AM
  • "Google Maps web version returns for Windows Phone users" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Google's pursuit of Xbox import ban down to one non-standard-essential patent after withdrawal" Foss Patents 7:36 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)'s Deep Crisis Continues" The Point Daily 8:43 AM
  • "HP launches big data certification focused on Vertica" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard to move call center to metro Atlanta" Associated Press 8:44 AM
  • "The HP Breakup Idea Gets Another Look" AllThingsD 3:51 PM
  • "Hands-on: HP EliteBook Revolve" CNET Asia 8:45 AM
  • "HP Vs. Dell: Success Could Be In The Size Of The Signature" Fast Company 8:42 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 10 essentials trim pushes pro Windows 8 tablets down to $499" Engadget 12:29 PM
  • "Dell chief biz gobbler Johnson flees for hedge-fund Blackstone" Channel Register 8:42 AM
  • "Intel responds to cooked power efficiency claims: The company's claims about power efficiency for its new Ivy Bridge chips involved some fancy marketing footwork." CNET 12:28 PM
  • "Intel mum on speed improvements for Thunderbolt: Intel is promising a speed boost in response to the improvements in USB 3.0, but did not give a target release date" Macworld UK 8:22 AM
  • "Lenovo K900 taps Intel's first dual-core phone chip: Lenovo's 5.5-inch K900 phone appears to be the first smartphone to use new Intel dual-core phone chip." CNET 8:35 AM
  • "Intel demos first processors designed specifically for Ultrabooks" Techworld 8:51 AM
  • "Intel Shows Off 4th-Gen Core Processors at CES 2013" AMOG 8:57 AM
  • "Metrics for Intel's power-frugal Ivy Bridge chips questioned: Intel used a new power efficiency measurement for its new Ivy Bridge chips. Ars Technica is calling this into question." CNET 9:04 AM
  • "Intel Demos Haswell GT-3 Graphics and Clover Trail Power Consumption at CES" HotHardware 3:04 PM
  • "AMD: Engineers transitioning from PC culture" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "AMD passing on phones, focusing on tablets and hybrids: Chip maker says at CES it will put its weight behind devices that can show off the 'beautiful graphics that we bring'" Computerworld 8:22 AM
  • "AMD betting heavily on Windows 8 and high-end tablets: The company is not interested in enabling Android tablets with its upcoming Temash chip, which is aimed at Win8 tablets priced around $499 or $599" InfoWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Report: AMD's Richland Flagship Will Be A10 6800K APU" Tom's Hardware 8:49 AM
  • "SAS and IBM at forefront of growing Big Data predictive analytics market: Forrester/Wave of new market entrants expected over the next three years" Network World 8:56 AM
  • "IBM UK Appoints New Boss: IBM has named Australian DaVid Stokes to head up its operations here in the United Kingdom" TechWeekEurope 8:56 AM
  • "IBM Cools Data Centres With Unchilled Tapwater: IBM researchers cut the cost of water cooling for data centres, by allowing sites to use unchilled tapwater" TechWeekEurope 8:56 AM
  • "IBM accidentally taught Watson to swear" Fudzilla 8:56 AM
  • "FT dubs Cisco's John Chambers 2012"s 'Chief Obfuscation Champion': John Chambers leads the list of corporate bosses deemed to have turned 2012 into a bumper year for 'guff, cliché, euphemism and verbal stupidity.'" CNET News 12:33 PM
  • "Cisco Is Still Undervalued Despite Year End Rally" Nasdaq 8:49 AM
  • "ARM CEO says Windows RT is just a start, launch has been restricted so far by Microsoft" The Verge 12:22 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: The Astonishing Margin On Flash Memory" Seeking Alpha 2:12 PM
  • "Apple Secures Its Legacy: On this day in economic and financial history..." The Motley Fool 10:47 AM
  • "App Monetization Drives Revenue Growth For Apple" Seeking Alpha 8:09 AM
  • "Wall St. Still Underestimates Apple: Gamco's Ward" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:08 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock indexes rise after two-day slide" MarketWatch 9:19 AM
  • "Stocks Rise on Optimism for Corporate Earnings" TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks Set to Slingshot Higher Ahead of Debt Ceiling Debates" Breakout 8:39 AM
  • "Stocks Jump as Markets Look to End 2-Day Slide" FOXBusiness 2:22 PM
  • "Wednesday's movers; AIG won't sue Uncle Sam" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "Alcoa report, tech, Clearwire in focus: Wednesday Morning's Top Stories" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Stocks Bounce Back as Dow Gains 61 Points" [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks gain after Alcoa earnings/Most Asian stocks rose Wednesday as the earnings season got off to a positive start in the U.S., with Japanese shares staging a turnaround as the yen headed back down during the session." MarketWatch 2:22 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Alcoa earnings boost Europe stocks; banks rise/FTSE 100 closes at highest level since May 2008" MarketWatch 2:23 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:21 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies are mixed at 1 p.m." CNBC 12:42 PM
  • "Facebook stock cracks $30 ahead of event next week: Shares in the social network soar more than 4.5 percent, reaching levels last seen in the summertime. Yesterday, the company sent out a mysterious press invitation for an event at its HQ." CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "SiriusXM expects 2013 revenue to exceed $3.7 billion" Yahoo! News 12:21 PM

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Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!