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Thursday Highlights: Charles Nicholls of SeeWhy believes Apple Pay is going to change commerce; Apple and U2 aren't done with surprises, apparently, as the two are said to be changing the way music is done in the digital age; Apple granted one license for iPhone 6 in China, needs one more for sales to begin; Tim Cook pens a letter revealing Apple's commitment to our privacy, says iOS 8 will keep your data safe, not even Apple will be able to unlock phones even with search warrants—more in our General Interest section; Woz reveals his Android phones will be replaced by the iPhone 6; hey fans of Commander Keen!! Source code for the lost episode game is available for tinkering - maybe someone can make an iOS verion?!; apparently iOS 8 is not being adopted as fast as previous versions; patent application reveals Apple inventing bone-conducting EarPods; Jason Snell on the iPhone 6 Plus; reviews aplenty of iOS 8 from AddictiveTips, The Inquirer, the Associated Press, and we also have a plethora of iOS 8 tips and tricks in our Reviews section.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "How Apple Pay is set to change commerce"  VentureBeat 8:55 AM
  • "Exclusive: U2 and Apple Have Another Surprise for You"  Time 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's New IPhones Seen Fueling Switch From Android" Bloomberg 1:39 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 gets one Chinese license, needs another before sales begin"  Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Report: Apple Needs Another License to Sell iPhone 6 in China" PC Magazine 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Is Just One Step Away From Ending The Block On iPhone 6 In China" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Apple: Record iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Versus No China In 2014" Seeking Alpha 8:44 AM
  • "Apple hiring manager to handle China government data requests" Reuters 4:13 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.9.5 with fixes, new code signing requirements" Ars Technica 11:39 AM
  • "New in OS X 10.9.5 Update: SMB, VPN, Enterprise, Security Fixes" FairerPlatform 1:36 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 6.2 and Safari 7.1 for Mac with Security Fixes" Intego 4:14 PM
  • "Apple releases Safari 7.1 for Mavericks w/ DuckDuckGo search engine, encryption for Yahoo searches" 9to5Mac 11:39 AM
  • "Apple slams Google in Safari 7.1 release notes: 'Adds DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn't track users" MacDailyNews 3:01 PM
  • "iCloud for Windows update means PCs can use iCloud Drive before Macs can: Windows users can finally access iCloud data stored by iOS and OS X." Ars Technica 11:05 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Security Update 2014-004 (Mountain Lion and Lion)" TidBITS 3:27 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Change Screen Resolution on Headless OS X Server" Kirkville 8:24 AM
  • "Turn Your Mac Into A Security Camera" McSolo 8:12 AM
  • "Instant Access To OS X's Color Wheel" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "Free: Instant Torrent Movies On A Mac" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "A Better Way To Tag Email On A Mac" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "A Few Words About A Free Mac Utility Apple Needs To Put Into OS X" BohemianBoomer 8:12 AM
  • "This Cheap Mac App Fixes A Glaring Security And Archive Flaw On All Macs" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Mac users clamoring for SolidWorks may finally have an answer in OnShape" Architosh 10:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple releases iAd Producer 5 with support for desktop iTunes Radio ads, other enhancements" 9to5Mac 12:57 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A message from Tim Cook about Apple's commitment to your privacy." Apple 9:12 AM
  • "Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Says iOS 8 Update Keeps Data Private, Even From the Police" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police" CNNMoney 8:53 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook tackles privacy concerns: 'We don't read your email'" V3 8:57 AM
  • "Apple: iOS 8 will keep your private data safe from the US Government" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's 'warrant canary' disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands: Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone." Gigaom 10:22 AM
  • "No, Apple probably didn't get new secret gov't orders to hand over data" Ars Technica 4:13 PM
  • "Woz: Hello iPhone 6, goodbye Android/Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he tossed out all the Android devices he's spoken so lovingly of in the past." CNET 10:22 AM
  • "The great global iPhone 6 sit-in begins!" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Long Lines Forming for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch in Australia" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 6 Launch Weekend Sales to Fall Short, No Big Deal" The Mac Observer 10:37 AM
  • "Staples to offer iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus" CNET 10:23 AM
  • "Fortune's Most Powerful Women: 29 Angela Ahrendts" Fortune 11:27 AM
  • "Anki Drive racing game outgrows iOS with Android support" CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Lawsuit #13 for 2014: ITUS sues Apple for (what else?) patent infringement" AppleDailyReport 1:40 PM
  • "Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 fine" The Register 8:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon takes on iPad Mini and Nexus 7 with Fire HD 6in and 7in tablets" V3 8:57 AM
  • "You can now tinker with the code of 'Commander Keen's' lost episode" Engadget 8:41 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore show 420: iOS 8 review" iMore 10:01 AM
  • "Your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus questions, answered right here/In a special Ask the Experts: iPhone Overtime edition, CNET's Jeff Bakalar sits down with Scott Stein to answer your questions on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus." CNET 8:51 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "'No chance' of finding an iPhone 6 Plus tomorrow" BGR 2:09 PM
  • "iOS 8 adoption after first day lagging behind previous iOS releases" 9to5Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Early iOS 8 Adoption Slower Than iOS 7, iOS 6" PC Magazine 4:08 PM
  • "iOS 8 brings big boost for Web programmers/Apple's newest operating system supports WebGL and IndexedDB, two standards that'll make websites much more capable on its mobile devices. Also new: a faster Web with SPDY." CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Apple stays close to roots: Improvements in iOS 8 will keep iPhone fans happy" Boston Herald 8:52 AM
  • "iOS 8 Launch; iCloud Security Boost; Logitech Remotes for Your Home" PC Magazine 8:53 AM
  • "iOS 8 kills iPhoto and forces a messy transition to Photos" iMore 11:36 AM
  • "iOS 8 and the Apple TV: Flattening the living room/Gallery: The Apple TV gets a new UI design and a few other iOS 8 features." Ars Technica 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Adds Bundles And Previews To Give App Developers More Ways To Reach An Audience" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch believed to use Broadcom BCM4334 Wi-Fi" MacNN 4:08 PM
  • "PanguTeam confirms it's working on iOS 8 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Team Pangu on the iOS 8 jailbreak: 'We are already on the way'" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from beyond the grave: Is there nothing the Apple biz tyrant can't do?" The Register 3:09 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Files Patents for CarPlay, Touch ID, Deep Audio & More" Patently Apple 11:38 AM
  • "Apple files for patent for Apple TV user interface involving a keyboard" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
  • "Apple works to make it easier to play media on various OS X, iOS devices" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves a system, method for processing voicemail" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "WorldMate (Travel) For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $9.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "Instapaper For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $3.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "FuriouCity For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 6 Plus Teardown" iFixit 8:18 PM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus: It's not an iPad nano" Six Colors 8:04 AM
  • "Reviewed: The AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition is the connected toy you've always wanted" iMore 3:00 PM
  • "The ScanSnap iX100 may be the most versatile (and small) scanner around" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 8 In-Depth Review: Apple Opens Mobile OS to Developers, You Win" The Mac Observer 5:13 PM
  • "iOS 8 Is Out! Here Is What's New And What's Improved [Review] AddictiveTips 9:13 AM
  • "iOS 8 review: Apple might be playing catch-up, but iOS 8 is worth the wait" The Inquirer 8:50 AM
  • "A Guide To What's Great In iOS 8" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "10 Apps That Make the Best Use of iOS 8" Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "5 iOS 8 Features You Don't Want to Miss" Best App Site 8:14 AM
  • "Looking at Accessibility in iOS 8" MacStories 10:01 AM
  • "iOS 8 Document Providers and Dropbox" MacStories 9:31 AM
  • "Scope Review: Want to easily find photos from around the world based on their location? Scope is a handy app for that." 148Apps 9:30 AM
  • "Dragon Quest I Review: Its historical significance aside, Dragon Quest 1 is a fun, campy, difficult, thoroughly old-school RPG." 148Apps 1:41 PM
  • "HipstaFox Review: HipstaFox is a great single that makes players long for the whole album." 148Apps 9:13 AM
  • "Plunder Pirates Review: Build a base and explore the high seas in Rovio Stars' Plunder Pirates." 148Apps 11:39 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to transfer data from BlackBerry 10 to a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus" iMore 4:13 PM
  • "Here's How To Track Your iPhone 6 Pre-Order As It Flies In From China" Redmond Pie 12:58 PM
  • "How to start an iOS 8 Family Sharing account to share apps, music, movies & more" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "How to Fix iOS 8's Biggest Annoyances" Lifehacker 9:30 AM
  • "How to start an iOS 8 Family Sharing account to share apps, music, movies & more" AppleInsider 9:12 AM
  • "Locking down iOS 8: How Apple is keeping your iPhone and iPad safe!" iMore 9:01 AM
  • "iOS 8: How to install and use widgets" BGR 9:00 AM
  • "How to Install and Activate Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8" The Mac Observer 1:37 PM
  • "iOS 8: How to install and use your favorite keyboard app" BGR 9:00 AM
  • "How to use all the awesome new Messages features in iOS 8" BGR 8:59 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 8: Quickly Access Your Favorite Contacts with Home Button" The Mac Observer 3:01 PM
  • "15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple's iOS 8" Wired 10:03 AM
  • "iOS 8: Taking Full Advantage of Interactive Notifications" The Mac Observer 9:08 AM
  • "iOS 8: Top 10 tips, tricks and updates" V3 8:57 AM
  • "Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Save Your Battery On iOS 8 [Infographic] liGo 8:08 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What's Behind Apple's New Privacy Policy?" Bloomberg TV 1:39 PM
  • "One reason not to buy an iPhone 6 Plus -- skinny jeans" TUAW 11:39 AM
  • "Here's The REAL Reason Apple Is Talking About Privacy" Business Insider 11:35 AM
  • "Learning and Relearning iOS"  MacStories 11:06 AM
  • "The Features That Would Actually Improve the iPhone 6" Mashable 11:05 AM
  • "Should I switch to iPhone? Help this longtime Android user pick his next smartphone" GeekWire 11:05 AM
  • "Analyzing Apple's U2 Mistake" Forbes 10:23 AM
  • "If You Said 'iPhone' And 'Creepy' Recently, You Might Need To Grow Up" Forbes 10:22 AM
  • "Why Bernstein Is Wrong That Apple's First Weekend iPhone Sales Could Disappoint" Forbes 10:22 AM
  • "Apple and U2 Aren't Done Annoying You" The Wire 10:01 AM
  • "How Much Will the Apple Watch Really Cost?" Time 9:30 AM
  • "iPhone 6: Most exquisite mobile? No, it's the Most Exquisite Thing. Ever/More beautiful than a unicorn or a baby's smile" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Where in the world is your iPhone 6?" Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Apple should totally steal the new Amazon Kindle's micro-etched display" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Who's Going to Make a Dvorak Keyboard for iOS 8?" Kirkville 8:23 AM
  • "Apple tipped $A slide" ["One Australian site crunched the numbers based on an exchange rate of US$1=AU$1.09, and concluded that we were being asked to pay around $100 more than US buyers."] iTWire 8:10 AM
  • "Why The Competition Is So Afraid Of Apple" TeraTalks 8:07 AM
  • "Why You Probably Shouldn't Download the iOS 8 Update on Your Old iPhone" Time 11:39 AM
  • "iPad 2, iPhone 4s Are iOS 8 Ready? Yes, But Probably No" FairerPlatform 11:32 AM
  • "iOS 8 vs iOS 7: This is how your favorite mobile platform changed overnight" BGR 11:06 AM
  • "These are the most amazing reactions to iOS 8" BGR 10:01 AM
  • "8 Misses In iOS 8" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "Cassandra: iOS 8 -A Slow Update for Users in Thailand (Success Nonetheless)" eXtensions 8:15 AM
  • "The Verdict: iPhone 6 And iOS 8" Mac 360 8:04 AM
  • "All That Makes Samsung So Sad Song" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "A Few Words On iPhone 6" PixoBebo 8:02 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Apple drops wearable bombshell #2" Scoopertino 8:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitter for iPhone Gets Redesigned Profiles, Interactive Notifications on iOS 8" MacStories 4:14 PM
  • "iOS 8 Supports WebGL, Check Out These 'Doom III' and 'Quake III' Browser Tech Demos" Touch Arcade 3:00 PM
  • "How to Completely Delete Your iPhone's Contents With iOS 8 Before Trading in for an iPhone 6" 148Apps 2:10 PM
  • "Apple Adds New 'Tips' App in iOS 8 for iPad and iPhone, Publishes Official User Guide for iBooks" PadGadget 1:41 PM
  • "Fingerprints, Apple Pay and Identity Theft: CEO of 5th Dimension Logistics, Matanda Doss, expresses skepticism of the security involved in Apple Pay." PRWeb 1:41 PM
  • "New Proximity Marketing Tools Utilize GEO-fenced Push Notifications, iBeacons and Wi-Fi" PRWeb 1:40 PM
  • "MyScript Stack and MyScript Stylus Bring Market-Leading Handwriting Input Method to iOS 8 Users and Developers" PRWeb 1:40 PM
  • "Flint Adds Mobile Payment Support for Teams & Releases iOS8 Update" PRNewswire 1:40 PM
  • "MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs" PRNewswire 1:40 PM
  • "Animoto Update for iOS 8 Brings Collaboration to Video Creation" PRNewswire 1:40 PM
  • "Tenorshare Updates iPhone Data Recovery with iOS 8 and iPhone 6/6 Plus supported" PRNewswire 1:39 PM
  • "SwiftKey's iOS 8 Keyboard Hits One Million Downloads in Under 24 Hours" MacRumors 12:55 PM
  • "CNN iPhone app gets a revamped design for iOS 8" iMore 11:36 AM
  • "The CNN App is now ready for the iPhone 6's bigger screen" AppAdvice 11:36 AM
  • "After $2M In Pre-Orders, Osmo Starts Shipping Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids, Rolls Out Customization Features" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Reveal Chat For iOS Helps You Build Real, Social Connections Via Anonymous Chat" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "The Vergecast, live today at 4:30PM ET!" The Verge 11:34 AM
  • "NewerTech Announces Wireless Aluminum Keypad – The Keypad that Complements the Apple Keyboard You Already Love!" NewerTechnology 10:38 AM
  • "Convo Brings Chat To Its iOS And Android Apps" TechCrunch 10:18 AM
  • "Cartoon Network's Treasure Fetch - Adventure Time gives new twist to Snake game" AppAdvice 8:57 AM
  • "Official running game based on 'The Maze Runner' sci-fi movie arrives on iOS" AppAdvice 8:57 AM
  • "What makes Apple such a success? -- Free ebook" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "WWDC's amazing Zen Garden Metal demo is out for iOS 8" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "GarageBand's iOS 8 update adds MIDI over Bluetooth for wirelessly connecting instruments" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Camera Plus 4 for iOS 8 Redefines AirSnap, Brings Extensions and Handoff" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Calculate Tips for 240 Countries Quickly and Easily with Fancy Tips App" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Toshiba Introduces TransMemory ID High-Speed USB 3.0 Flash Drive" MacPrices 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle Stock Drops 2.5% On News That Larry Ellison Has Relinquished His CEO Title" TechCrunch 4:41 PM
  • "Larry Ellison Stepping Down as Chief of Oracle" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Oracle's Ellison steps down as CEO as Hurd, Catz take over/Summary: Oracle's front man will become CTO and hand off to Mark Hurd and Safra Catz as co-CEOs. Oracle delivers another shaky quarter." ZDNet 3:28 PM
  • "Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of Oracle, retains board chairman spot" Electronista 3:28 PM
  • "Larry Ellison Will Step Down as CEO of Oracle" Re/code 3:35 PM
  • "Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO: World's fifth-wealthiest person will now be Oracle's 'Executive Chairman' and CTO." Ars Technica 4:56 PM
  • "Microsoft cuts another 2,100 employees worldwide/Summary: As part of a second wave of cuts announced in July, Microsoft is laying off 2,100 employees worldwide on September 18." ZDNet 1:05 PM
  • "Pink slips rain down on Microsoft: Another 2,100 employees were let go on Thursday" IDG News Service 3:29 PM
  • "Microsoft sheds 2,100 jobs in second wave of employee layoffs" Electronista 3:28 PM
  • "Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs in its latest round of layoffs" Engadget 3:28 PM
  • "Microsoft to close Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley/Summary: Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley, with about 50 employees, is one of the casualties of Microsoft's latest round of 2,100 job cuts." ZDNet 3:29 PM
  • "Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "New Windows 9 Screenshot Leaks, Shows the Same Modern Start Menu" Softpedia 9:38 AM
  • "Dark theme for next Microsoft Office revealed, Technical Preview build sent to partners" Neowin 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's next version of Office includes a Clippy-like helper and a very dark theme" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Here's Your First Look At The Next Version Of Microsoft Office" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 16 to Bring Back Clippy, Introduce Dark Theme" Softpedia 7:53 AM
  • "Windows Server 2003 Preparing the World for a New Windows XP Moment" Softpedia 9:39 AM
  • "Opinion: 7 reasons to be bullish on Microsoft" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "Dell's new LCD monitor to be start of 5K resolution revolution? Summary: The forthcoming UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K and new DisplayPort 1.3 technology will push computer displays past 4K." ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Dell brings work and play screen-mirroring to its Android tablets with Cast/Summary: Tablets may be handy for mobility, but there are times when a bigger screen is a better screen." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Dell urges firms to embrace a hybrid cloud approach" V3 10:21 AM
  • "HP Fights Ex-Autonomy CFO's Bid to 'Derail' Investor Settlement" Bloomberg 7:56 AM
  • "Intel's Haswell-EP Xeons with DDR3 and DDR4 on the Horizon?" AnandTech 7:50 AM
  • "Intel unveils new dual-screen laptop" BBC 7:52 AM
  • "Is IBM fab deal sealed? Website says GlobalFoundries agrees to $2 billion proposal" Albany Times Union 7:51 AM
  • "IBM extends AT&T alliance to grow hybrid computing services/Summary: The deal brings AT&T's NetBond service to IBMs SoftLayer cloud platform to bolster security and performance in hybrid cloud environments." ZDNet 10:19 AM
  • "5 things you didn't know about IBM and Ginni Rometty" Fortune 7:51 AM
  • "Ellison's Oracle to Report Q1 Ahead of Annual OpenWorld Conference" Re/code 10:13 AM
  • "Google rounds up partners to push and enhance its cloud" Gigaom 8:28 AM
  • "Toshiba slashes struggling consumer PC business: The laptop maker will leave some markets and cut staff" IDG News Service 7:22 AM
  • "Toshiba cuts 900 jobs amid PC business restructuring/Summary: The Japanese PC maker will leave the business-to-consumer business in order to refocus its efforts in the enterprise market." ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "Squeezing in Moore: Steppers for 10nm, EUV for 7nm" EE Times Asia 7:12 AM
  • "Mobile DDR SDRAMs prolong battery lifetime in portables" EE Times Asia 7:12 AM
  • "Mobile Internet use soars, but tablets suffer at the hands of larger smartphones" BetaNews 8:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Amazon lead broad tech gains" MarketWatch 11:43 AM
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:11 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Up on Fed's Pledge to Hold Down Rates" TheStreet 8:11 AM
  • "Stocks Set New Records: Financial Stocks Lead S&P 500 Higher, Sector Posts 1.1% Gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:20 PM
  • "Institutions to get lion's share of Alibaba spoils" Reuters 4:10 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japanese stocks climb to eight-month closing high/Following a positive lead from U.S. markets overnight, Japanese stocks rose to an eight-month closing high on Thursday, as the yen hit a six-year low against the greenback, aiding export-related stocks." MarketWatch 8:11 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks climb after TLTRO, Siemens slips: Europe's big stock moves/Here are some of the companies whose shares made notable moves in European trading on Thursday." MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:05 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:06 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:17 PM

 
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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: #%@*$$$$!

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