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Jury to decide Apple's $1 billion patent suit vs Samsung. Does Apple keep most of the money, a fraction of it, or none at all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Lawsuits, legal issues abound today, jurists deliberate Apple vs. Samsung award; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple will, and should, lose the patent trial vs. Samsung; Powerbeats headphone lawsuit vs Apple given go ahead by judge; Cupertino looking to "squeeze extra taxes out of Apple"; Apple removing CallKit apps from China App Store; meanwhile, in the UK, Google faces possible $4.3 billion lawsuit over iPhone privacy; Apple drops a spot in Fortune 500, from 3 to 4; TeenSafe app compromised, thousands of Apple IDs exposed; former Siri speech scientist at Apple now working for Microsoft; and "Don't be evil" no longer part of Google's code of conduct; Apple Gazette opines on MacBook Pro keyboard lawsuit.

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  • "Apple's Tim Cook: The Full D11 Interview (Video)"  AllThingsD 7:47 AM
  • "The unbearable lightness of what Tim Cook says: Apple's CEO exercised his ability to out-wait his interviewers at AllThingsD."  Fortune 8:02 AM
  • "At D11, Tim Cook Stays on Message and Keeps His Secrets" Techland 8:11 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple has not lost its touch/Apple chief executive Tim Cook moved to reassure investors that the company has not lost its touch, by telling them that it has several 'game changers' in the pipeline." Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "Meet Tim Cook's Apple: APIs Abound, Spending Money To Make Money, Long Bets On New Categories" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Hints at Wearable Devices" [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Apple CEO sees more 'gamechangers'; hints at wearable devices" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook: 'Several More Game Changers in Us'" CNBC 8:40 AM
  • "Tim Cook plays coy on Apple TV, wearables at conference" CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "Has Apple Abandoned TV As Its True 'Area of Great Interest'?"  The Atlantic Wire 9:19 AM
  • "Apple TV's market share: Tim Cook said at D:11 that Apple has sold more 13 million units. That was news." Fortune 11:15 AM
  • "Panel to review split ruling in Apple, Samsung patent fight" Reuters 11:02 AM
  • "Apple to pay $53 million to settle iPhone, iPod touch warranty suit" IDG News Service 7:58 AM
  • "Apple to pay $53 million in iPhone, iPod warranty suit"  ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Files $53 Million Settlement With Customers Upset Over Wet iPhones, iPod Touches" ABCNews 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Stews in EU Pressure Cooker: A lot will have to happen before Apple will really be in trouble with Europe's antitrust authorities, but the fact that they're gathering information about some of the company's sales practices has to be alarming. 'The typical remedy in the EU is an injunction and a fine, and those can be pretty big,' said University of Iowa law professor Herbert Hovenkamp." MacNewsWorld 8:33 AM
  • "Tim Cook defends Apple's use of tax loopholes: Apple chief executive insists company, which has more than $100m in profits stranded abroad, does not use 'tax gimmicks'" The Guardian 4:17 PM
  • "Husic questions whether Apple misled parliament: Australian Labor MP Ed Husic has questioned whether Apple misled the parliament over its corporate structure, in light of evidence given to US Congress." ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's CEO denies special tax deal with Ireland" RTé News 3:03 PM
  • "Apple's multi-billion dollar, low-tax profit hub: Knockaheeny, Ireland/Apple's Irish operation has a multi-billion dollar turnover – and a tiny tax bill. How does it do it?" The Guardian 4:17 PM
  • "Apple to Congress: It's the Tax Code, Stupid" FOXBusiness 3:13 PM
  • "Check your Mac's serial number after repair services: Incorrect serial numbers from a repair may prevent some programs and features from working." CNET Reviews 4:12 PM
  • "Grab bag: Missing surround sound, a lost Mac, and more" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Highland is a minimalist, wonderful screenplay tool" Macworld 7:28 PM
  • "Get Started With Podcasting on the Mac" Mactuts+ 8:33 AM
  • "Automator workflow of the month: Automatically copy Photo Stream images" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Review of Typist - It's Time to Stop Fumbling Around" TUAW 10:37 AM
  • "How to Create a Password Protected PDF File in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 4:31 PM
  • "Customize The Way Stacks Look And Behave In The Dock [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Enable the Develop (Debug) menu in Safari 6" Mac OS X Hints 9:37 AM
  • "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: How To Make Documents Invisible And Hidden From Prying Eyes" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "What Every Mac User Needs To Get Through The Day– A Planned Coffee Break App" NoodleMac 7:50 AM
  • "What's The Perfect Mac Drawing And Paint App For Psychos? It's All About The Name" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "This Free Mac App Is A Blast From The Past And It's Back (yes, I thought it was dead, too)" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "WWDC Expectations" The Loop 10:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Airmail is a Great New Mail App for Mac OS X" iClarified 3:24 PM
  • "mathStatica 2.7 adds full support for Mathematica 9. The leading software for mathematical statistics and probability distributions is now parallel-processor enhanced, features a new piecewise-processing engine, and adds in-built support for another 40 distributions. Available for: Mac OS X, Windows and Linux." mathStatica 9:42 AM
  • "Napoleon: Total War coming to Mac on July 3rd!" Mac Gamer HQ 8:34 AM
  • "1Password 4 For Mac & iOS Now Half Price For A Limited Time" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Rdio Mac App Updated To Be Way More Friendly" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Opera 15: Next Is Fast, Missing Features, Does HTML5" FairerPlatform 7:47 AM
  • "Scuttlebutt Pro is the native Yammer Client for Mac OS X" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "CheckBook Pro 2.5 Powerfully Simple Money Management Now With Syncing" prMac 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple reportedly takes on 12 former AMD engineers for 'Orlando GPU team'" AppleInsider 7:12 PM
  • "How Hard Will Lisa Jackson Pressure Apple's Suppliers on the Environment?" National Journal 11:15 AM
  • "Apple hiring ex-EPA boss gets thumbs up from Greenpeace" MarketWatch 3:22 PM
  • "Apple's Hiring Of Former EPA Chief Called 'Bold Move' By Greenpeace" Forbes 3:23 PM
  • "Apple hires former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson for environmental efforts" GigaOM 8:22 AM
  • "Apple hires former EPA head to boost its green cred" Fortune 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Hires Former EPA Boss for Environmental Responsibility" The Mac Observer 10:25 AM
  • "Apple hires former head of Environmental Protection Agency"  iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Apple wins Ringo Starr Beatles iBook exclusive" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "Apple CEO: Google Glass a 'difficult' product" CNN 8:08 AM
  • "How one Irish woman made $22bn for Apple in a year: A private individual who shuns publicity, Cathy Kearney is thought to be the mind behind the Cork office that has helped save Apple billions" The Guardian 4:17 PM
  • "iPhone owners get 50 percent more use from their phones – usage data" 9 to 5 Mac 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone owners spend 55% more time on their phone than Android users" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "On average, an iPhone is used an hour and 15 minutes per day" iDownload Blog 3:10 PM
  • "Here's Everything That's Changed Since Apple Announced The iPad Mini — 230 Days Ago" Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "How is Apple Maps doing? The company's mapping switch was widely decried. Have things gotten any better?" Fortune 7:46 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak on Apple, gadgets past and a world without human friends" Macworld UK 10:00 AM
  • "Lawyer tracks down stolen iPad with help from Apple, Find My iPhone when police were unavailable" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Tennis player uses his iPhone to dispute a referee's call" Digital Trends 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Lenovo Patent Reveals New Hybrid Windows + Android PC" Patent Bolt 7:48 AM
  • "iMore show 351: The flattening" iMore 9:54 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Tim talk hangover edition" TUAW 4:16 PM
  • "Android's market share is a 'joke,' and 'Apple owns the high end' of the smartphone market" VentureBeat 10:45 AM
  • "Transporter 2.0 Brings Enhanced Capabilities To Your Private, Personal Cloud" MacVoices 10:25 AM
  • "MacBreak Weekly 352: Black and White and Flat All Over" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Payleven ties up with Apple for retail push of its Chip & PIN card reader [Interview] The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Shifts Supply Chain Away From Foxconn to Pegatron" [Paid Membership Required] 3:15 PM
  • "Apple reportedly taps Pegatron to make new low-cost iPhone: Move is part of Apple's desire to achieve greater balance in its supply chain, according to The Wall Street Journal." CNET News 8:23 PM
  • "Report: Apple picks Pegatron to build low-cost iPhone, not longtime partner Foxconn" GigaOM 7:30 PM
  • "A cheaper iPad Mini 'expected,' says Citi: There is a marked 'shift' at Apple toward building less-expensive devices, including an iPad Mini that may be priced below the current $329 model, says Citi Research." CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Will Open More iOS APIs to Developers in the 'Future" The Mac Observer 7:52 AM
  • "New Macs, modernized iOS expected to appear at Apple's WWDC" AppleInsider 9:37 AM
  • "Don't Expect To See New iPhone Or iPad Hardware At WWDC, The Loop Advises, But New Macs Possible" TechCrunch 9:59 AM
  • "Apple reportedly to release 2 new iPhones in 3Q13" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5S and budget iPhone could be revealed at WWDC" Stuff Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "iOS compatible 'Chip and PIN' card reader goes on sale at European Apple stores" AppleInsider 3:22 PM
  • "Apple patent filing involves enforcing software licenses" AppleDailyReport 7:51 AM
  • "Apple looking into missed phone call management for the iPhone" AppleDailyReport 7:51 AM
  • "Xsan: Finder may not immediately display directory contents when accessing StorNext 4.x volumes" Apple Support 9:51 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Dungeon Crasher For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:34 AM
  • "Theseus HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:34 AM
  • "Battery Activity+ For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:34 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "Fairer Deal: iHome Coupons, Save at GameStop; $20 Off Beats by Dre, More" FairerPlatform 7:51 AM

  • "Bridge your Guitar and Your smart Device with the iRig HD (Photos)" Examiner 4:31 PM
  • "Kensington iPad Charge & Sync Cabinet review" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Reviews: Jabra Revo Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones" iLounge 3:48 PM
  • "Reviews: Bose SoundLink Air AirPlay Digital Music System" iLounge 2:52 PM
  • "Reviews: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II" iLounge 12:18 PM
  • "Revealing Attire for Your iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 AM
  • "The Indy Leather Bag Holds Your iPad, iPhone And Much More" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Divoom Bluetune-solo packs a lot of quality audio in a small package" AppleDailyReport 7:52 AM
  • "How To Beat Anyone At Scrabble With Your Mac And Scrabbler Aid" TeraTalks 7:50 AM
  • "For Serious Poker Fans Who Have Every Poker Game Comes Poker Night Action" BohemianBoomer 7:50 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Analog Camera review: Realmac filters the fun back into iPhone photography" iMore 3:24 PM
  • "Review: Analog Camera, a fun and fast camera app with personality" 9 to 5 Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Analog Camera For iPhone: Who Needs Instagram For Filters? [Review] Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Wake Alarm Review: There's no tranquil or serene waking up state here. Wake Alarm knows you need to get up and is loud and enthusiastic about it!" 148Apps 10:26 AM
  • "Sell! Sell! Sell! The iPhone and iPad apps you need to win at real estate!" iMore 3:24 PM
  • "Recordium Records and Edits Audio Right on Your iPhone or iPad" Lifehacker 9:02 AM
  • "5 Games for iOS you need to own" Gearburn 8:21 AM
  • "Review: Le Vamp for iOS is the cutest endless running game ever" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "The Free iPhone App That Picked Up Where Yelp Left Off With Restaurant Recommendations" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Combo Crew" Appolicious 4:31 PM
  • "Battlestone Review: Zynga's latest free-to-play entry promises a fun ride full of fantasy tropes, gorgeous visuals, and plenty of achievable upgrades along the way." 148Apps 3:22 PM
  • "Outworded Review: Offering a minimalist experience, Outworded is a fun if simple word search game." 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "ExZeus 2 Review: Destroy robots in this half on-rails half beat-em-up reimagining of an arcade game." 148Apps 11:16 AM
  • "Kung-Fu Clash Review: A Kung-Fu fighter that is more style than substance." 148Apps 3:24 PM
  • "Combo Crew Review: Certain rather important maneuvers can be difficult to pull of with any regularity, but Combo Crew is fun enough for it to not matter very much." 148Apps 8:33 AM
  • "How to clear your Apple Maps search history" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Building better slideshows on your iPad" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Why Apple will enter (and dominate) the wearable technology market" Macworld 6:42 PM
  • "Law & Apple: Apple Defiantly Stands Alone" Mac|Life 4:32 PM
  • "WWDC 2013: Will Apple debut iRadio streaming music?" iSource 3:22 PM
  • "Why The iPad Needs File Level User Directory Access And Real Multitasking – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:49 PM
  • "Don't expect an iPhone at WWDC: It's all about the software, stupid" Computerworld 2:49 PM
  • "Platform Wars: Some Things Will Never Change" Tech.pinions 2:48 PM
  • "Amazon Launches Universal Login Service, But Will Apple Counter With 'Login With iTunes?'" Cult of Mac 11:02 AM
  • "Why I've Given Up Hope for Apple, Google, Microsoft to Deliver Better TV" Nasdaq 10:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook's answer to my first question" asymco 8:34 AM
  • "More on the 'Flat Design' Rumors" iSource 8:32 AM
  • "Doubling the iPhone 5S Retina display resolution is key to the iPhone's success" AppleTell 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook: 'Winning' Has Never Been About Making The Most iPhones" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Executive change-up at Apple has been great; Jony Ive has been 'really key' to iOS 7 design" TUAW 8:32 AM
  • "Tim Cook discusses iPhone, iPad, iOS 7 and more in new interview" Digital Trends 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook reveals Jony Ive has been 'key' in the development of iOS 7" Macworld UK 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's Cook explains 'one-a-year' iPhone strategy, hints at future models at variable price points" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Why Apple isn't making a big iPhone 'For us, winning has never been about making the most.'" The Week 10:26 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Maybe We Will Make A Bigger iPhone, But Not Yet" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Why Apple Makes Only One iPhone, and Doesn't Want to Make a Phablet (Video)" AllThingsD 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Opening Up iOS: Four Ways It Might Happen" Techland 3:50 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Hopes To Give Developers More Control Over iOS" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Apple will open up software APIs - Tim Cook" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Cook hints at more open Apple approach to counter Android rise" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Could Apple Be Getting Just a Bit More Open?" AllThingsD 8:00 AM
  • "Apple: 'We Did Not Make a Bid For Waze'" Mashable 7:57 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook on Google Glass and Apple iWatch" VentureBeat 10:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Wearable Tech Is a 'Profound' Opportunity" TheStreet 3:23 PM
  • "What Tim Cook Really Meant About Apple's 'Very Grand Vision' for TV, Wearable Tech & Much More" ReadWrite 8:29 AM
  • "iWatch: Apple boss calls wrist 'interesting' and 'natural', says Google Glass unlikely to go mainstream" Digital Trends 8:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Wearable tech's nice, but Google Glass will NEVER BE COOL" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Apple should reevaluate its approach to cutting off OSes from iCloud" AppleDailyReport 7:52 AM
  • "How Paranoia Affects The Tech Industry--Except Apple (why the world is afraid, very afraid)" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "A Funny Thing Happened To Apple On The Way To The Abyss (watch closely, Apple is falling...)" PixoBebo 7:49 AM
  • "Cassandra -Comments on Tim Cook at D11 and Some Speculations" eXtensions 7:48 AM
  • "Has Apple Lost Its Cool? Its Chief Says No" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True, and It's All Your Fault" The Atlantic Wire 7:42 PM
  • "Ben Silbermann On How Pinterest Will Translate User Aspiration Into Making Money" TechCrunch 7:35 PM
  • "The two big reasons why I'm quitting Windows Phone" CITEworld 7:11 PM
  • "Google Admits It Spams The Hell Out Of You In New Gmail Commercial" TechCrunch 4:06 PM
  • "Google Chromebook Pixel Review" HotHardware 2:50 PM
  • "Busting the 7 worst myths about Google Glass" TechHive 8:30 AM
  • "Study: Killing Used Games Could Be Profitable, or Suicide" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "How Apple can bring back all that overseas money." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Chip and PIN' card reader for iOS selling in European Apple Stores" TUAW 9:13 PM
  • "'August' Looks Like The iPhone-Controlled Smart Lock You've Been Waiting For" Cult of Mac 9:25 PM
  • "Jawbone announces 'August' iPhone-connected digital door lock system for $199" 9 to 5 Mac 7:45 PM
  • "Amazon launches 'Login with Amazon' API for iOS, Android, web" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "New iGear Keyboard Case Let's You Personalize your iPad with Custom Artwork" PadGadget 3:24 PM
  • "EarSkinz correct Apple EarPods' biggest flaw: If your EarPods don't fit securely in your ears, a pair of these upcoming $10.95 silicone sleeves, called the EarSkinz 2, will make them stay put." CNET Reviews 3:10 PM
  • "Connected Data Promises Support for Transporter Customers" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
  • "Twitter Updates Android and iOS Apps" Mashable 2:51 PM
  • "Gmail wages war on inbox clutter with new design for mobile and desktop" The Verge 11:18 AM
  • "Google overhauls Gmail to help you take control of your inbox" The Next Web 11:17 AM
  • "HopStop For iPad Expands Coverage To Offer Transit Directions In New Markets" App Advice 9:16 AM
  • "App Updates: 1Password Gets Cheap, Rdio Gets Fresh, Plex Adds Control" FairerPlatform 2:48 PM
  • "You Can Get 1Password For 50 Percent Off Right Now" Gizmodo 8:41 AM
  • "Daily iPhone App: Guitar! by Smule plays a familiar tune" TUAW 8:32 AM
  • "The Transit App Goes 100 Percent Free As It Hits Version 2.0" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "The Mutator aims to silence the iPhone, once and for all" Digital Trends 8:19 AM
  • "Google+ Update For iOS Brings Auto Awesomeness To Your Photos" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Analog Camera is a fast and fun way to snap and share photos, from the creators of to-do list app Clear" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Realmac Software releases Analog Camera for iPhone and iPod touch" Realmac Software 8:10 AM
  • "Newell Rubbermaid Launches Free Investor Relations App" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "'Early Bird' Discount Ends June 18 for FileMaker Developer Conference: Register now to save $300" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "Streets 2.0 for iOS - Street View on Steroids, Launches from iOS Maps" FutureTap 7:55 AM
  • "WiFi speaker system maker Sonos adds Spotify support to app" Insanely Great Mac 7:46 AM
  • "iCustomized Launches Social Brain Training App, Brain Rush" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Muster my Monsters: Local Multiplayer Madness" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "InJoyee Launches New Adventure Game iSwinging 2: Record Breakers for iOS" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "ToDo Manager - Innovative App to Organize Your Life One Day at a Time" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Thai Dictionary 8.0 Released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Tag and Flag - Transform Photos into Hide-and-Seek Games with Friends" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Stampie for iPhone Creates Unique Postcards With A Smile" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Singing Texts Free for iOS - Share Your Thoughts + Pictures with Style" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Pocket Informant 3, The Best Event/Task/Note App - Made Even Better" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "PinUp - coloring book for adults 1.0 for iPad" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Packing Pro Summer Update Adds Family Travel and Multi-bag Support" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Packing Pro Summer Update Adds Family Travel and Multi-bag Support" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "First Full-Fledged Weather App with Crowdsourced Data Released" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Announcing Baby Race - build a car and take a ride!" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Adrenaline Crew's Urban Assault for iOS/Android, Now Available and Free" prMac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's Vision For Cognitive Computing Era: Ready or not, enterprise IT is entering an insight-driven age of computing where big data analytics rules, says IBM." InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Could IBM Be The Next Google?" Forbes 3:12 PM
  • "Dell Is The Wrong Way To Play PC Comeback" Forbes 9:46 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Battle Approaches Heated Phase" [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
  • "Dell Opens Hyperscale Innovation Center at Austin, Texas Campus" DailyFinance 10:44 AM
  • "HP, IBM, Dell dominate Australian server revenue chart" iTWire 10:44 AM
  • "HP expands developer offerings for mobile and cloud applications" V3 11:01 AM
  • "HP updates tools and services for app modernization: Today's enterprise developer needs a different skillset than one required in years past, HP executives said" Computerworld 7:11 PM
  • "Intel says it bought ST-Ericsson's GPS operations" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Intel boosts mobile aspirations with GNSS purchase" IT PRO 11:05 AM
  • "Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson" IDG News Service 11:04 AM
  • "Intel Noses Its Way Into the Mobile Market" InvestorPlace 11:03 AM
  • "One sign Intel is going to make its own reference phones: It just bought the GPS navigation unit of ST-Ericsson" Quartz 11:03 AM
  • "Intel acquires ST-Ericsson's GPS business to bolster mobile ambitions" TechSpot 9:27 PM
  • "Intel's extreme ultraviolet dream still somewhere over the rainbow: What will stop us from breaking Moore's Law now?" The Register 10:45 AM
  • "AMD launches low-power server processors to rival Intel's Atom" ComputerWeekly 11:10 AM
  • "AMD unveils Opteron X 'Kyoto' processors" ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "AMD's Kyoto: Kabini gives AMD the advantage over Intel in low-power servers... for now" ExtremeTech 11:04 AM
  • "AMD Debuts Jaguar-Based Opteron X-Series, With Onboard DRAM, GPU" DailyTech 3:28 PM
  • "AMD Still Too High To Buy After Bounce On Xbox And PlayStation Wins" Forbes 3:23 PM
  • "Thanks a million: Today, thanks to you, the new Office is officially the best-selling Office edition yet, with more than one sold every second on average since it launched." Microsoft Office News 3:08 PM
  • "Microsoft: Office 365 passed 1m subscribers in just over 100 days, making it the best-selling Office yet" The Next Web 12:06 PM
  • "Office 365 Defies Critics To Reach One Million Users In 100 Days" Forbes 3:08 PM
  • "Microsoft stages nebulous Chinese comeback: China has long been a piracy trap for Microsoft. It hopes it can change that with new product launches and thousands of new employees in the country." Breakingviews 10:40 AM
  • "MSFT Expands Cloud Services in Japan" Zacks 3:32 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet to land in Japan on June 7" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft taps Azure cloud to fight botnets" CIOL 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft-Skype Merger Approval Was Careless, Cisco Tells Court" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Cisco moves to block Microsoft-Skype deal" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 10:35 AM
  • "Cisco says Microsoft strengthened a monopoly with Skype deal" Reuters 9:44 AM
  • "Cisco to Buy JouleX for $107 Mln Adding Energy Software" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Mobile Is Now Our Strength" [Video Report] CNBC 3:34 PM
  • "SAP: Cloud Still Driving Sales/Rob Enslin, President of Sales at SAP Global, says the cloud may not be new anymore, but it remains the major trend in technology." [Video Report] TheStreet 3:11 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Investors Just Shrug At CEO Cook's Promise Of More 'Game Changers'" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Why Tim Cook Isn't Freaked Out About Market Share (Video)" AllThingsD 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on watches, taxes and how he's like Steve Jobs" Fortune 8:02 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Has Bought 9 Companies Already This Year" The Mac Observer 7:52 AM
  • "ITC to Review Apple Case" Zacks 3:22 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple gains on weak day for tech stocks/Decliners take over investor sentiment and send sector south" MarketWatch 3:33 PM
  • "U.S. stocks down with global prospects: U.S. stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, with Wall Street giving back much of the prior day's gains, amid worries over global-growth prospects and fears the Federal Reserve will begin to scale back its bond-buying program." MarketWatch 3:06 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Investors Mull Fed's Next Move" TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks slump as bond yields rise" CNNMoney 11:09 AM
  • "Stocks Drop Broadly" [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
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