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Sat, 30 Jun 12
Iconic Atari turns 40, tries to stay relevant
http://news.yahoo.com/iconic-atari-turns-40-tries-stay-relevant-211822140--finance.html


FILE- In this June 5, 1984, file photo, a woman in Chicago demonstrates Atari's new game, Mind Link, which utilizes a headband that picks up electrical impulse from the movement of the forehead and transmits them to a receiver attached to a video game or home computer console. (AP Photo/Charlie Knoblock)A scruffy, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari before he founded Apple. "Pong," one of the world's first video games, was born there, as was "Centipede," a classic from the era of quarter-guzzling arcade machines. "Call of Duty" creator Activision was started by four of Atari's former game developers.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
RIM turnaround tougher, stock hits 9-year low
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-turnaround-tougher-stock-hits-9-low-215128316--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)The maker of the BlackBerry is running out of time.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
A brief history of cell phone design
http://news.yahoo.com/a-brief-history-of-cell-phone-design.html


File photo illustration of the Nokia logo seen on used cell phones in ZurichIn 1983, Motorola introduced the first cellular telephone in the United States. Between then and now, handsets have undergone a dramatic evolution, changing as much in terms of aesthetics as they have on the inside.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Could a new “Want” button be coming to Facebook soon?
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/could-want-button-coming-facebook-soon-222909364.html
While Facebook is the world's largest social networking site with nearly 1 billion users, newcomer Pinterest is giving the site a run for its money. Pinterest has become something of a showcase for people's wants — the go-to site for posting what wedding … Continue reading →

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Miss your prom? Travel back in time to it in style with a DeLorean Limo
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/miss-prom-travel-back-time-style-delorean-limo-171358806.html
Ah, prom night. That magical mix of innocence, high hopes, and hormones that led some of us down the wrong path in life. But what if you could grab your hoverboard, go back in time, and change what happened at your … Continue reading →

Sat, 30 Jun 12
This Paintable Battery Can Be Used Virtually Anywhere [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/paintable-battery-used-virtually-anywhere-video-211003328.html


This Paintable Battery Can Be Used Virtually Anywhere [VIDEO]Researchers at Rice University in Texas have created a paintable battery that can be used anywhere. Also impressive -- the battery is rechargeable and can hold a 2.4 volt charge for six hours.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
EMI half sold as Sony closes $2.2B publishing deal
http://news.yahoo.com/emi-half-sold-sony-closes-2-2b-publishing-215117304.html
A group led by Sony Corp. said Friday it has purchased Britain's EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup, creating the world's largest music copyrights company with a catalog that includes hits from Motown, The Beatles, Jay-Z and Norah Jones.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
AOL promotes exec to organize company into 3 units
http://news.yahoo.com/aol-promotes-exec-organize-company-3-units-192647200--finance.html
AOL is promoting its head financial officer to chief operating officer. The company has tasked him with organizing the online media conglomerate into three divisions.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Cybercrime disclosures rare despite new SEC rule
http://news.yahoo.com/cybercrime-disclosures-rare-despite-sec-rule-073104140.html


FILE -- In a July 13, 2011 file photo Senate Commerce Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., presides over a hearing of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rockefeller is adding a provision to cybersecurity legislation that would strengthen the requirement to report cybercrimes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn't report the break-in in corporate filings even though the Securities and Exchange Commission wants companies to inform investors of cybercrimes.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Fresh iPhone Apps for June 29: Dead Trigger and Kingdom Rush
http://www.appolicious.com/games/articles/12330-fresh-iphone-apps-for-june-29-dead-trigger-and-kingdom-rush
We’ve got a pair of interesting games for you to take into the weekend: Dead Trigger, a first-person zombie shooter with awesome graphics, and Kingdom Rush, a slick tower defense game that made a big splash when it was initially released on iPad.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Apple wins block of Samsung smartphone sales in US
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-wins-block-samsung-smartphone-sales-us-014716171--finance.html


Galaxy devices are powered by Android operating software that Google makes available for free to gadget makersA judge granted Apple's request for an injunction blocking US sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones made in collaboration with Google to challenge the iPhone.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Instagram Photo Page receives a facelift, adds comments
http://news.yahoo.com/instagram-photo-page-receives-facelift-adds-comments-013523580.html


Instagram Photo Page receives a facelift, adds commentsInstagram recently updated its Photo Page website and gave users the ability to interact with photos from their computers. The website, which now features a blue-and-white theme to match the app, allows users to log in and edit their profiles, follow new friends and like and comment on different photos. The Instagram website still does not have a main hub, and users can only view photos by clicking on external links. The only way to search for friends or photos is through the Instagram app on Android and iOS. Read

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Apple scores second legal win vs Samsung in a week
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-scores-second-legal-win-vs-samsung-week-010055077--sector.html


Hugo Barra, director of product management of Google, holds a Samsung Galaxy Nexus mobile phone during Google I/O 2012 Conference at Moscone Center in San FranciscoSAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday granted Apple Inc's request for a pre-trial injunction against the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus phone, handing the iPhone maker its second legal victory against Samsung in a week. Apple and Samsung, the world's largest consumer electronics corporations, are waging legal war in several countries, accusing each other of patent violations as they vie for supremacy in a fast-growing market for mobile devices. Friday's decision, by U.S. ...

Sat, 30 Jun 12
U.S. trade panel remands Motorola Mobility case
http://news.yahoo.com/u-trade-panel-remands-motorola-mobility-case-004649352--sector.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel has decided to defer a final ruling on a complaint filed by Google unit Motorola Mobility accusing Microsoft of infringing its patents to make its popular Xbox. A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in April that Microsoft infringed four patents owned by Motorola Mobility, now a Google unit, but did not infringe on a fifth named in the complaint. The full commission said on Friday that it would send the case back to the judge for reconsideration. That reconsideration will likely take months. ...

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Apple wins injunction on U.S. Galaxy Nexus sales
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-wins-injunction-u-galaxy-nexus-sales-000017324.html


Apple wins injunction on U.S. Galaxy Nexus salesApple has been granted a preliminary injunction banning sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the United States. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh made her determination on Friday evening, just two days after granting a similar injunction banning sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The judgement prevents Samsung from selling its Galaxy Nexus Android phone or any other device that is “no more than colorably different” in the U.S., All Things D reported. Judge Koh ruled that Apple will likely be able to prove at trial that Samsung’s smartphone infringes on four Apple patents, though All Things D notes that the preliminary injunction granted on Friday related only to one Apple patent that covers “core voice and

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Apple’s iPhone now available from Virgin Mobile
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-iphone-now-available-virgin-mobile-234529522.html


Apple’s iPhone now available from Virgin MobileThe world’s most popular smartphone is now available as a prepaid handset on Virgin Mobile. The 8GB iPhone 4 is being offered for $549, while the newer 16GB Phone 4S costs $649 with no contract. Both handsets are eligible for Virgin Mobile’s unlimited data and messaging plans that start as low as $35 per month. Apple’s smartphone is available through Virgin Mobile’s website, RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers. Regional carrier Cricket, owned by Leap Wireless, was the first carrier to offer a prepaid iPhone in the United States. The company is charging users $399.99 for the 8GB iPhone 4 and $499.99 for the 16GB iPhone 4S, besting Virgin Mobile’s hardware pricing by $150. Read

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Microsoft names new industry hardware chief
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-names-industry-hardware-chief-225137849--finance.html


Guggenheimer, Microsoft's corporate VP for OEM, introduces new tablet PCs with the Windows operating system during the Computex 2010 computer fair in TaipeiSEATTLE (Reuters) - The Microsoft Corp executive in charge of relations with PC makers is moving to a new job just two weeks after the software company broke with tradition by announcing it would manufacture a tablet computer, ruffling feathers of some hardware partners. Steven Guggenheimer will move from his position of corporate vice president of Microsoft's original equipment manufacturer unit July 1, the company said, to take up an unspecified new senior leadership job within the company. The move was the result of long-term planning, Microsoft said. ...

Sat, 30 Jun 12
South Carolina clamps down on municipal Wi-Fi menace
http://news.yahoo.com/south-carolina-clamps-down-municipal-wi-fi-menace-225025770.html


South Carolina clamps down on municipal Wi-Fi menaceArs Technica has a steller report on the South Carolina state legislature’s recent passage of a bill that “effectively makes it difficult, if not impossible” for town and city governments to create their own municipal Wi-Fi networks — networks that are aimed at giving citizens taxpayer-funded, free-to-use Internet service. The two big powers behind the legislation, Ars reports, were AT&T and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that creates corporate-friendly model legislation for state legislators to pass. ALEC’s primary objection to municipal Wi-Fi, it seems, is that it might compete with private Wi-Fi services and put the squeeze on incumbent carriers’ profitability. “If municipalities are inclined to pursue broadband initiatives then certain safeguards must be put in place in order

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Woman behind 'Centipede' recalls game icon's birth
http://news.yahoo.com/woman-behind-centipede-recalls-game-icons-birth-213543450--finance.html


FILE- In this June 5, 1984, file photo, a woman in Chicago demonstrates Atari's new game, Mind Link, which utilizes a headband that picks up electrical impulse from the movement of the forehead and transmits them to a receiver attached to a video game or home computer console. (AP Photo/Charlie Knoblock)Dona Bailey was working as a computer programmer at General Motors when she heard the Pretenders song "Space Invader" and fell in love with it. The year was 1980. She had no clue about video games.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
U.S. investigating Google unit over patent licensing
http://news.yahoo.com/u-investigating-google-unit-over-patent-licensing-224142480--sector.html


A posed picture shows a Motorola Droid phone displaying the Google search page in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators are investigating whether Google unit Motorola Mobility is living up to licensing commitments made when its patents were adopted as industry standards, two people familiar with the probe said on Friday. The Federal Trade Commission sent civil investigative demands, essentially civil subpoenas, to companies this week asking them about Motorola Mobility's licensing practices, one person said. The industry standards affected have to do with Wi-Fi and video standards, one of the people said. ...

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Facebook's stock ends week lower
http://news.yahoo.com/facebooks-stock-ends-week-lower-223759162--finance.html
During the week that the bankers behind Facebook's initial public offering issued their first ratings on the company, its shares fell nearly 6 percent.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Yahoo's top lawyer ending 12-year stint at company
http://news.yahoo.com/yahoos-top-lawyer-ending-12-stint-company-222903565--finance.html
Yahoo's top lawyer is resigning after more than 12 years with the Internet company.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Moms Are Biggest Brand Boosters on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/moms-biggest-brand-boosters-facebook-infographic-214809374.html


Moms Are Biggest Brand Boosters on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]Moms lead the pack when comes to liking brands on , according to a recent survey by Burst media. Fifty eight percent of moms follow or like brands on social media sites.

Sat, 30 Jun 12
Foxconn moves to secure Apple HDTV orders, industry exec says
http://news.yahoo.com/foxconn-moves-secure-apple-hdtv-orders-industry-exec-214527340.html


Foxconn moves to secure Apple HDTV orders, industry exec saysRecent moves by Foxconn were made with the sole intention of securing a deal to manufacture Apple’s upcoming high-definition television, an industry executive recently claimed. Ho Chao-yang, former head of display panel supplier Chimei Innolux and current chairman of Chi Mei Materials Technology, told Digitimes on Friday that Foxconn’s recent investment in Sharp was aimed squarely at ensuring the manufacturing giant lands the deal to build the much-rumored “iTV.” Ho’s comments join a laundry list of reports from numerous industry insiders who claim that Apple is working on its own HDTV that will utilize Sharp display panels. The device will reportedly employ Siri voice controls, the iOS operating system and possibly even a unique new content distribution model. Launch speculation ranges from the

Sat, 30 Jun 12
"Google Now" like IPhone's "Siri", but Telepathic
http://news.yahoo.com/google-now-iphones-siri-telepathic-214300592.html
At Google I/O, the company's yearly conference for web and Android developers, Google announced Google Now, a new app featured in its upcoming Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system. Google Now is superficially similar to Siri, the "intelligent assistant" in Apple's iPhone 4S that answers questions posed to it in natural English. But unlike the existing Android alternatives to Siri, Google Now doesn't merely answer the questions you ask. ...

Sat, 30 Jun 12
News Summary: Sony buys EMI publishing for $2.2B
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-sony-buys-emi-publishing-2-2b-214052409--finance.html
HALF SOLD: A Sony-led group closed on its $2.2 billion purchase of EMI Music Publishing from Citigroup. All that remains EMI's recorded music side, which Vivendi's Universal Music Group has offered to buy for $1.9 billion. U.S. and European regulators are examining that deal.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
RIM posts big Q1 loss, to cut 5,000 jobs
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-posts-big-q1-loss-cut-5-000-203607422--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday that its business is crumbling faster than thought.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Weather alerts coming soon to smartphone near you
http://news.yahoo.com/weather-alerts-coming-soon-smartphone-near-071141840.html


Bob Burns holds his smartphone Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Minnetonka, Minn. Millions of smartphone users wiil soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)Attorney Bob Burns already gets a lot of information from his smartphone, but he welcomes the prospect of getting a little more — free warnings about life-threatening weather from a sophisticated new government system.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Internet agency terminates much-criticized system
http://news.yahoo.com/internet-agency-terminates-much-criticized-system-174905590--finance.html
The organization in charge of creating additional Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" is killing a much-criticized Web-based system set up to help decide the order in which it will review proposals.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
For the Spoiled Housekeeper: A $1,000,000 golden vacuum
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/spoiled-housekeeper-1-000-000-golden-vacuum-183516878.html
When you've got a lot of money — and we mean a lot — your first instinct may be to flaunt it with an ultra-expensive Corvette-turned-speedboat or by buying Celine Dion's French Canadian castle. But for the truly ostentatious, we offer this for your … Continue reading →

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Dark Knight Rises speed paintings condense hours into minutes
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/dark-knight-rises-speed-paintings-condense-hours-minutes-173714904.html
The Dark Knight Rises is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and with its comic book roots, it should come as no surprise that there is plenty of fan art to celebrate its upcoming release. Here are a … Continue reading →

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Robot Smartphone Docking Station Will Bring the Boogie [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/robot-smartphone-docking-station-bring-boogie-video-211956260.html
This smartphone docking station just wants to dance all night long.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Fears, hopes grow for Sony under new president
http://news.yahoo.com/fears-hopes-grow-sony-under-president-062909566--finance.html


FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Sony Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer to be Kazuo Hirai, left, and outgoing CEO Howard Stringer have a light moment following their press conference in Tokyo. Sony now has a new president - Hirai, the former head of its game division. But shareholders are already raising doubts about his ability to revive the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa, File)The record 9,000 shareholders that packed Sony's annual meeting was no cause for celebration. After four years of losses and a halving of the share price, some angry investors doubt even a new CEO can pull the entertainment and electronics giant out of its slump.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Ahead of the Bell: Struggling RIM reports for 1Q
http://news.yahoo.com/ahead-bell-struggling-rim-reports-1q-103141364--finance.html
Research In Motion will provide an update on upcoming layoffs and may possibly reveal more details about the new BlackBerry 10 when it releases quarterly financial results after the market closes Thursday.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Google releases Chrome browser for iPhone, iPad
http://news.yahoo.com/google-releases-chrome-browser-iphone-ipad-175436415.html
Google's Chrome browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and iPad.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Flipboard tops Android Apps of the Week
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12328-flipboard-tops-android-apps-of-the-week
Several big brands brought their best to the Android platform this week, starting with Flipboard. The popular social magazine for iPads has finally made its way to Android devices after months of anticipation, weeks of built-up hype, and a very public leak. Nike also ported another great training app to Google Play, helping you stay fit. But if you’d rather watch some already-fit tennis players go at it, the official Wimbledon app has arrived just in time for the All England Lawn Tennis Championships.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Next iPhone will be ‘biggest product launch in consumer electronics history’
http://news.yahoo.com/next-iphone-biggest-product-launch-consumer-electronics-history-014541012.html


Next iPhone will be ‘biggest product launch in consumer electronics history’Surprise! An Apple product is already getting absurd amounts of hype months before its release. Per StreetInsider, the latest batch of Apple hype comes from Wells Fargo, which on Wednesday reiterated its Outperform rating on Apple’s stock and said that the next-generation iPhone “will be the biggest product launch in consumer electronics’ history” when it’s released this fall. Given that every new iPhone model has been dubbed the “biggest product launch ever” by one entity or another over the past five years, this isn’t surprising. Among other things, the new version of the iPhone is rumored to have 4G LTE connectivity, a case that’s 7.6 millimeters thin, NFC support and a new 19-pin mini dock connector. Read

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Fun with $1,500 glasses: Project Glass skydive stunt captured on video
http://news.yahoo.com/fun-1-500-glasses-project-glass-skydive-stunt-011050325.html


Fun with $1,500 glasses: Project Glass skydive stunt captured on videoFalling squarely in the don’t try this at home category, Google on Wednesday took to the sky to demonstrate its Project Glass digital eyewear prototypes. Google’s connected glasses — which may already have the company’s rivals scrambling to launch similar products — merge eyewear and a smart device with a small display just above the user’s field of vision to create a wearable computer. And what better way to show off the device’s capabilities than to film a stunt crew skydiving? To put a nice cherry on top of Google’s demo, all video footage for the stunt was recorded on Project Glass eyewear. “The higher fidelity footage was recorded locally on the device whereas the hangouts were live streamed at a

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Oracle's Ellison closes deal to buy Hawaii's Lanai
http://news.yahoo.com/oracles-ellison-closes-deal-buy-hawaiis-lanai-210458364.html


In this Oct. 5, 2011 photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco. The 3,200 people living on a rural Hawaiian island that will soon be purchased by Ellison have a laundry list of what they'd like to see him provide. Working-class residents on Lanai want stable jobs. Affordable housing. No onerous restrictions on hunting or fishing. A return to agriculture. Improved transportation to Maui, Oahu and other islands given an airport with limited flights. Even simple things like the reopening of the community pool. They hope he's willing to sit down, listen to their concerns and be sensitive to the unique culture of Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has closed on his deal to buy most of the Hawaiian island of Lanai, the island's seller said Thursday.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Judge rules Kim Dotcom mansion raid was illegal
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-rules-kim-dotcom-mansion-raid-illegal-003540126.html


Judge rules Kim Dotcom mansion raid was illegalJustice Helen Winkelmann on Thursday ruled the warrants that allowed more than 90 New Zealand officers to raid Kim Dotcom’s home and other properties earlier this year were too broadly cast, The Guardian reported. The judge said the warrants were therefore invalid and lacked “adequate specificity as to the offense,” adding that it was “clear that the police, in executing the warrants, have exceeded what they could lawfully be authorised to do.” Winkelmann said police acted unlawfully by refusing to release material that was not relevant to the charges, and handing over cloned hard drives to the FBI was in breach of extradition legislation. The Megaupload founder released a statement praising the ruling. “We are very happy with today’s decision,”

Fri, 29 Jun 12
RIM delays new BlackBerry launch; sales crumble
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-delays-blackberry-launch-sales-crumble-001816172--sector.html


A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in WaterlooTORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd delayed the make-or-break launch of its next-generation BlackBerry phones until next year, in a devastating setback to the once-dominant technology company whose sales are crumbling. Shares of the company, which also announced a steeper-than-expected quarterly operating loss and deep job cuts on Thursday, plunged 14 percent after it said it would release its revamped BlackBerry 10 devices early in 2013. It conceded the development had "proven to be more time-consuming than anticipated. ...

Fri, 29 Jun 12
British police demand Assange report to station
http://news.yahoo.com/british-police-demand-assange-report-station-150542127.html


This two picture combo shows from left; a Feb. 1, 2012 file photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he arrives at the Supreme Court in London, and a June 20, 2012 photo of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa during a meeting at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio 20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Correa's objections to what he deems American interventionism in Latin America and his delight in Assange's massive uncorking of U.S. secrets appear to have persuaded the WikiLeaks chief that Ecuador offers his best shot at avoiding extradition to Sweden. But four days after Assange ducked into Ecuador's London embassy seeking political asylum, this South American nation's leader has yet to announce a decision. The choice may not be easy. (left photo - AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File; right photo -AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)British police served Julian Assange on Thursday with a demand that he report to a police station as the first step in his extradition to Sweden to face sex crime allegations.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Nokia CEO voices regret surrounding recent company decisions
http://news.yahoo.com/nokia-ceo-voices-regret-surrounding-recent-company-decisions-235008496.html


Nokia CEO voices regret surrounding recent company decisionsRIM isn’t the only former smartphone giant that’s hurting, as Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has been getting hammered lately as well. And according to Asymco’s Horace Dediu, it seems that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has a few regrets about some of his company’s recent decisions. Dediu provdies a translation of Elop’s interview on Thursday with a Finnish newspaper where executive says he’d change several decisions that Nokia has made if he had the chance. “The past year and a half have had situations where we might [have done] some things differently if we had known [things were] changing so rapidly, even faster than anyone could have predicted,” Elop said according to Dediu. “One example of this is the Android phones

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Android 4.1 leaked for Galaxy Nexus
http://news.yahoo.com/android-4-1-leaked-galaxy-nexus-231537465.html


Android 4.1 leaked for Galaxy NexusShortly after Google pushed a Jelly Bean preview update to I/O attendees, RootzWiki made it available to the public. The update was originally intended for GSM Galaxy Nexus smartphones, however hardworking developers were able to iron out the LTE bugs and make it available to all Galaxy Nexus models. The leak is 100% functional and no bugs have been found; the only requirement for users to install the software that root access must be gained. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean includes a new notification system, Google Now, offline voice dictation and a faster user interface enabled by “Project Butter.” Read

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Details on how News Corp. split will work
http://news.yahoo.com/details-news-corp-split-231031950--finance.html


FILE- This combination of Associated Press file photos show a Fox Sports logo, left, and a person holding a copy of a Wall Street Journal, right. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Thursday, June 28, 2012, that it plans to split into two separate companies, one holding its newspaper business and the other its entertainment operations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Matt Dunham, File)News Corp. said Thursday that its board has approved plans to split into two companies. One company will operate as a newspaper and book publisher, while the other will be an entertainment company.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
RIM to cut 5,000 jobs, delay new phones
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-cut-5-000-jobs-delay-phones-225926035--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday that its business is crumbling faster than thought.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Summary Box: Google starts mobile browser war
http://news.yahoo.com/summary-box-google-starts-mobile-browser-war-225828623--finance.html
BROWSER WARS: Google has released an app for its Chrome browser to compete against Apple's Safari on the iPhone and iPad.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
News Summary: Disappointing results at RIM
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-disappointing-results-rim-224705025--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)BAD NEWS: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. delivered several pieces of bad news to investors. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of a new phone operating system.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Bad news: Highlights from RIM's earnings report
http://news.yahoo.com/bad-news-highlights-rims-earnings-report-223342659--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. had a lot of bad news for investors on Thursday.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
RIM delays new BlackBerry launch as problems deepen
http://news.yahoo.com/blackberry-maker-posts-loss-revenue-down-33-percent-202640162--finance.html


A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in WaterlooTORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd delayed the make-or-break launch of its next-generation BlackBerry phones until next year, in a devastating setback to the once-dominant technology company whose sales are crumbling. Shares in the company, which also announced a steeper-than-expected quarterly operating loss, plunged 18 percent after it said it would release its revamped BlackBerry 10 devices early in 2013, instead of late this year, because the development had "proven to be more time consuming than anticipated. ...

Fri, 29 Jun 12
A look at RIM's much-delayed BlackBerry 10
http://news.yahoo.com/look-rims-much-delayed-blackberry-10-222357534--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)On Thursday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. announced yet another delay to its upcoming BlackBerry 10 system, which the company considers crucial to its future. It's now expected in the first quarter of next year, rather than late this year.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Research In Motion…
http://news.yahoo.com/research-motion-222008386.html


Research In Motion…It’s truly incredible how fast things in the tech space can change. Just two years ago RIM was on a high, and moments ago, when the company reported its Q1 earnings, it was apparent that what I’ve been saying for the last four years has come true: RIM, Research In Motion, the company that practically invented mobile email, that drastically changed the technology industry, a forward thinking company invented and run by two brilliant men, is finished. A lot of people realized that back when the iPhone came out — the game was changed forever. I’ve known the company at an intimate level for more than seven years, since I was 18 years old and I leaked the BlackBerry Pearl

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Google takes browser battle to iPhone and iPad
http://news.yahoo.com/google-takes-browser-battle-iphone-ipad-211118144.html


Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conferenceGoogle on Thursday took the Web browser battle to iPads and iPhones with the release of Chrome software for popular Apple devices built with Safari online surfing programs at heart.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
The 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Is Back; A New Old Tomato
http://news.yahoo.com/2012-mayan-apocalypse-back-old-tomato-215524070.html


The 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Is Back; A New Old TomatoDiscovered: Get ready for the world to end this year, a new kind of old tomato, why some people kick in their sleep, and animals on earth earlier than expected.Actually, get ready for the world to end in 2012 (again). Following the discovery of a calendar sans the 2012 end date for the world, archeologists have found more evidence of a December 2012 end of humanity date. The researchers found it on a carving about a king's royal visit. ...

Fri, 29 Jun 12
2012 Olympics: How to Watch 3,500 Hours of NBC Coverage Online
http://news.yahoo.com/2012-olympics-watch-3-500-hours-nbc-coverage-214800467.html
2012 Olympics: How to Watch 3,500 Hours of NBC Coverage Onlineis going social and digital like never before for the 2012 .

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Does RIM shocker imply wider handset market deterioration?
http://news.yahoo.com/does-rim-shocker-imply-wider-handset-market-deterioration-210531067.html


Does RIM shocker imply wider handset market deterioration?RIM was expected to deliver a nightmarish, -30% year-on-year revenue decline into the May quarter — the company issued its latest profit warning just four weeks ago. Yet it ended up missing the lowered consensus estimate by 10%, generating just $2.8 billion in sales. The reasons for RIM’s decline are well-known and will be rehashed again over the next 24 hours. But the size of the F1Q13 sales miss raises another question: apart from Apple and Samsung, is the handset industry drifting into serious trouble?  Last week, HTC shocked many by announcing it is pulling out from Brazil, by far the most important market in Latin America. Earlier in June, Nokia surprised many by announcing it is pulling out of

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Facebook's stock falls for 2nd straight day
http://news.yahoo.com/facebooks-stock-falls-2nd-straight-day-205306485--finance.html
Facebook's stock has fallen for the second consecutive day.

Fri, 29 Jun 12
Google+ Events: Brought to You by One Googler's Vacation
http://news.yahoo.com/google-events-brought-one-googlers-vacation-204613502.html
One of the new features of that may be the most useful is Events. More than just an calendar and invitation service, Events allow Google users to very easily pool their event photos, displaying them in chronological order regardless of who took them or when they were uploaded.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire
http://news.yahoo.com/google-sells-small-tablet-challenges-kindle-fire-175532182--finance.html


Hugo Barra, Director of Google Product Management, holds up the new Google Nexus7 tablet at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Google unveiled its attempt to catch up to Apple and Amazon in the growing market for tablet computers. It also provided a titillating glimpse at its vision of a digital future through the mind-boggling lens of Internet-connected glasses.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Google to sell prototype of futuristic glasses
http://news.yahoo.com/google-sell-prototype-futuristic-glasses-184136027--finance.html


Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrates Google's new Glass, wearable internet glasses, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The audience got live video feeds from their glasses as they descended to land on the roof of the Moscone Center, the location of the conference. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Google is making prototypes of its futuristic, Internet-connected glasses available for people to test out.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Facebook slides as underwriters give mixed ratings
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-slides-underwriters-mixed-ratings-201425469--finance.html


FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, electronic screens show the price of Facebook shares after they began trading in New York. A flood of analyst reports from the banks that led Facebook's initial public offering gave the company's stock a mix of The Wall Street analysts who know Facebook best are giving the company's stock a mixed review. Think: like, not love.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
First five cities getting Sprint 4G LTE coverage in July
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/first-five-cities-getting-sprint-4g-lte-coverage-010800751.html
We probably don't need to sell you on 4G data coverage. After all, being able to grab data on your mobile device at blazing speed is the type of thing that sells itself. And for those of you in Atlanta, Dallas, … Continue reading →

Thu, 28 Jun 12
HBO Go streaming app comes to the Kindle Fire
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/hbo-streaming-app-comes-kindle-fire-004447155.html
You already stream shows and movies on your Kindle Fire via Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video, but if you're an HBO fan, you'll love the newest addition to the tiny tablet's arsenal of streaming apps: HBO Go. Starting today, you can … Continue reading →

Thu, 28 Jun 12
YouTube for Android Lets You Watch Videos Offline
http://news.yahoo.com/youtube-android-lets-watch-videos-offline-214300858.html
YouTube for Android Lets You Watch Videos OfflineAmid the hoopla of Google IO, a few Google-related items sailed by almost unnoticed -- such as a cool update to the version of .

Thu, 28 Jun 12
With Page voiceless, Brin appears at Google show
http://news.yahoo.com/page-voiceless-brin-appears-google-show-204029226--finance.html


Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrates Google's new Glass, wearable internet glasses, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The audience got live video feeds from their glasses as they descended to land on the roof of the Moscone Center, the location of the conference. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a splashy entrance during a San Francisco conference while CEO Larry Page recovered from an ailment that has left him unable to speak.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Faster search, better photo sharing in new Android
http://news.yahoo.com/faster-search-better-photo-sharing-android-222359771--finance.html


Google's Cheryl Pon shows off the new Google Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The Nexus 7 will ship in mid-July starting at $199 — the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Faster ways to search content on the Internet and share photos between two phones are promised in the next version of Google's Android operating system for mobile devices.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Judge orders halt to Samsung sales of Galaxy tab
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-orders-halt-samsung-sales-galaxy-tab-045243775--finance.html
A judge late Tuesday ordered Samsung Electronics Co. to halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer while the court considers Apple's claim the South Korean tech giant illegally copied the design of the popular iPad.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Enjoy some Olympic Games fun on your Android
http://www.androidapps.com/sports/articles/12317-enjoy-some-olympic-games-fun-on-your-android
The Summer Olympics will begin next month in London, England. Despite some of the issues it has endured throughout the years, it is still a great tradition. The Olympics always fill me with a sense of pride and patriotism. Watching our young athletes competed against the world’s best is always a delight. With over 30 different events, stretched over almost three weeks, there will be plenty to watch. Here are some of the better Olympic-related Android apps I found.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Infinity Blade for iOS tops console titles as most profitable Epic Games franchise ever
http://news.yahoo.com/infinity-blade-ios-tops-console-titles-most-profitable-014028668.html


Infinity Blade for iOS tops console titles as most profitable Epic Games franchise everOn Wednesday during the Game Developers Conference in Taipei, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney revealed that the company’s iOS franchise Infinity Blade is more profitable than even its biggest console game. “The most profitable game we’ve ever made, in terms of man years invested versus revenue, is actually Infinity Blade,” Sweeney said. “It’s more profitable than Gears of War.” This of course relates to profit versus investment and not the total profit Epic has earned from Infinity Blade. The original game grossed more than $1.6 million in its first four days of availability, while the sequel made over $5 million in its first month on the App Store. The mobile franchise went on to surpass $30 million in revenue this past January.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
A comparison of smartphone and tablet shipments
http://news.yahoo.com/comparison-smartphone-tablet-shipments-210856292.html
On Thursday, Research in Motion Ltd. will release details on the number of BlackBerry smartphones and tablet computers shipped in the latest quarter.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Google sells small tablet
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-google-sells-small-tablet-005311427--finance.html


Hugo Barra, Director of Google Product Management, holds up the new Google Nexus7 tablet at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)THE DEBUT: Google will start selling a small tablet computer bearing its brand. It's an attempt to catch up to Apple and Amazon in the growing market for tablet computers.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Waze social GPS technology coming to cars later this year
http://news.yahoo.com/waze-social-gps-technology-coming-cars-later-004515812.html


Waze social GPS technology coming to cars later this yearWaze, the popular mobile application that offers turn-by-turn navigation, will soon make the jump from smartphones to cars later this year, according to the company’s CEO Noam Bardin. The executive revealed that his firm is working with most major automakers, although he failed to disclose which ones. “The same innovation that’s happening in the smartphone is going to tip into the car,” Bardin said in an interview with Bloomberg. Waze, which is available for free on both the iPhone and Android devices, has some 19 million users, all whom have the ability to share traffic information and earn different rewards. The company’s foray into the automobile industry comes as both Apple and Microsoft have revealed plans to greater integrate their ecosystems

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Faster search in new Android
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-faster-search-android-003449832--finance.html


Google's Cheryl Pon shows off the new Google Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The Nexus 7 will ship in mid-July starting at $199 — the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)COMING SOON: A new version of Google's Android operating system for mobile devices. Android 4.1 is nicknamed Jelly Bean.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Brin appears at Google show
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-brin-appears-google-show-003204995--finance.html


Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrates Google's new Glass, wearable internet glasses, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The audience got live video feeds from their glasses as they descended to land on the roof of the Moscone Center, the location of the conference. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)WHAT AN ENTRANCE: Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a splashy entrance during a San Francisco conference.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Mixed ratings for Facebook stock
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-mixed-ratings-facebook-stock-002355382--finance.html


FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, electronic screens show the price of Facebook shares after they began trading in New York. A flood of analyst reports from the banks that led Facebook's initial public offering gave the company's stock a mix of MIXED RATINGS: A flood of analyst reports from 33 banks gave Facebook's stock a mix of "Neutral" and "Buy" ratings on Wednesday. And there was at least one review that equated to a "Sell" rating.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Google to sell futuristic glasses
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-google-sell-futuristic-glasses-002106477--finance.html


Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrates Google's new Glass, wearable internet glasses, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The audience got live video feeds from their glasses as they descended to land on the roof of the Moscone Center, the location of the conference. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)VISIONARY: Google is making prototypes of its futuristic, Internet-connected glasses available for people to test out.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Google goes up against Amazon, Apple with Nexus tablet
http://news.yahoo.com/google-unveils-version-android-172447839--sector.html


Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O 2012 ConferenceSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will sell its first tablet from mid-July for $199, hoping to replicate its smartphone success in a hotly contested market now dominated by Amazon.com Inc's Kindle Fire and Apple Inc's iPad. By taking a greater role in the tablet market, Google hopes to ensure that its various online services remain front-and-center to consumers amid a changing technology landscape in which tablets by Apple and Amazon are increasingly becoming gateways to the Web and Web-based content such as movies and music. ...

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Apple changes App Store search without warning, costs developers sales
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-changes-app-store-search-without-warning-costs-235034643.html


Apple changes App Store search without warning, costs developers salesApple recently made some changes to the search algorithm used by its iOS App Store, and the move may end up having a serious impact on app sales for some developers. 30 South developer Derek Clark wrote a post on his personal blog this past Sunday after Apple quietly made a series of changes to App Store search mechanism. The developer noted that sales of his apps had dropped by more than 30% as a result of the changes, which have caused some of Clark’s apps to disappear completely from listed results for key searches that used to surface his apps. A number of developers noted similar experiences in a discussion surrounding Clark’s report on Hacker News, and Clark’s business partner TJ

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Reno OKs tax breaks for Apple project
http://news.yahoo.com/reno-oks-tax-breaks-apple-project-233538630--finance.html
The Reno City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved tax breaks to coax Apple Inc. to open two facilities in northern Nevada as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: 3 months in NY poker case
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-3-months-ny-poker-case-234116646--finance.html
THE SENTENCE: A Utah banker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor is sentenced to prison for three months for his role in an Internet poker prosecution that shut down the U.S. operations of three card-dealing companies.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Rebooting 'Spider-Man,' in a flash
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-rebooting-spider-man-flash-233534902--finance.html


This Monday, June 25, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows actors Emma Stone, left, and Andrew Garfield with director Marc Webb from COMING UP: On Tuesday, "The Amazing Spider-Man" will be released, charting a new start for the web-slinger just five years after "Spider-Man 3."

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: Ergen backs ad-skipping DVR
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-ergen-backs-ad-skipping-dvr-233140233--finance.html
BENEFITS: Dish Network Corp. chairman Charlie Ergen says his company's ad-skipping DVR, the Hopper, has a side benefit: It keeps children from watching ads about junk food and alcohol.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: UK lawmakers call for Turing tribute
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-uk-lawmakers-call-turing-tribute-232902814--finance.html
THE HONORS: A group of British lawmakers wants World War II code-breaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing to be commemorated on a banknote.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
News Summary: CEO of T-Mobile USA resigns
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-ceo-t-mobile-usa-resigns-232711376--finance.html
CHANGE AT THE TOP: T-Mobile USA's CEO has resigned and its chief operating officer is filling in while the company searches for a replacement.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Google Internet glasses on the way
http://news.yahoo.com/google-internet-glasses-way-231658616.html


Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, introduces an Google glasses that overlay the Internet on daily lives should hit the market within two years.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
How Google's new device compares with rivals
http://news.yahoo.com/googles-device-compares-rivals-231606663--finance.html


Hugo Barra, Director of Google Product Management, holds up the new Google Nexus7 tablet at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Google Inc. said Wednesday that it will sell its own tablet computer, the Nexus 7, based on its Android operating system.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Comcast agrees to pay $800K in settlement with FCC
http://news.yahoo.com/comcast-agrees-pay-800k-settlement-fcc-230145220--finance.html
Comcast Corp. has reached a settlement with federal regulators under which it will pay the government $800,000 and offer a broadband Internet access option to customers who don't subscribe to the cable company's video cable services.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
Google Chrome for Android hands-on: Asses kicked, names taken
http://news.yahoo.com/google-chrome-android-hands-asses-kicked-names-taken-225526607.html


Google Chrome for Android hands-on: Asses kicked, names takenGoogle has effectively ended the debate over which mobile browser Android fans should use on their smartphones and tablets — the answer is Chrome. And it’s not even close, either: the Android version of Chrome, re-released Wednesday on Google Play after having shed its beta label, chews up and spits out other mobile browsers. Why? Hit the jump for the answer. First, the speed and performance that desktop Chrome users enjoy has translated well to the mobile version. I haven’t conducted full speed tests between the new version of Chrome and Firefox for Android, but the good old “eyeball test” tells me that they’re at least on par with one another. In other words, the pages load very quickly and opening

Thu, 28 Jun 12
New tablet, futuristic glasses at Google show
http://news.yahoo.com/tablet-futuristic-glasses-google-show-225401943--finance.html


Hugo Barra, Director of Google Product Management, holds up the new Google Nexus7 tablet at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)A new tablet, new glasses and a new version of Android — those were among the highlights at Google Inc.'s annual "I/O" conference in San Francisco for computer programmers.

Thu, 28 Jun 12
New York Times to launch Chinese news website
http://news.yahoo.com/york-times-launch-chinese-news-website-210438519--finance.html


The New York Times said Wednesday it was launching a Chinese-language news websiteThe New York Times said Wednesday it was launching a Chinese-language news website to deliver "high-quality coverage of world affairs, business and culture" to readers in China.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps
http://news.yahoo.com/news-corp-considers-split-2-stock-jumps-173818064--finance.html


FILE- This combination of Associated Press file photos show a Fox Sports logo, left, and a person holding a copy of a Wall Street Journal, right. Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. confirmed Tuesday, June 26, 2012, that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies. The Wall Street Journal, News Corp.'s flagship newspaper, reported late Monday that the company is considering the separation of the newspaper and book publishing businesses from the entertainment arm, which includes Fox News Channel, broadcast TV network and 20th Century Fox movie studio. The media conglomerate did not specify Tuesday which businesses each company would contain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Matt Dunham, File)Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is preparing to spin off its newspaper business into a separate company, an acknowledgement that the printed page that gave rise to a media empire will never again be central to its future.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Facebook draws user ire with email switcheroo
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-draws-user-ire-email-switcheroo-042323938.html


FILE- In this Thursday, July 16, 2009, file photo, a Facebook user logs into their account in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In yet another change that irked users, Facebook has replaced the email address you picked to display on your profile page when you signed up for the online social network with an (at)facebook.com address. Previously, users may have had a yahoo.com or gmail.com address displayed, so that if people wanted to contact them outside of Facebook, they could. Sending an email to a Facebook.com address will land the email in the messages section of your Facebook profile. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)In yet another change that upset users, Facebook has replaced the email addresses users chose to display on their profile pages with (at)facebook.com addresses.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Zynga expands game line up amid investor doubts
http://news.yahoo.com/zynga-expands-game-line-amid-investor-doubts-224743101--finance.html


Jim Veevaert, Zynga General Manager, talks about Facebook during an announcement at Zynga headquarters in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Zynga said Tuesday it is expected to add more Web games to its digital arcade and introduce more ways to play them as it tries to lessen its dependence on Facebook and generate more revenue. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Web game maker Zynga is trying to turn its digital playground into an even more entertaining place, working to prove wrong investors who doubt that it can build a long-lasting business.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Pinta Island tortoises go extinct with Lonesome George’s passing
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/pinta-island-tortoises-extinct-lonesome-george-passing-010551857.html
Lonesome George, the only known Pinta Island tortoise in existence, passed away on June 24 at the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists have tried to find George the perfect mate since he was discovered in 1971 in order … Continue reading →

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Apple quietly stops touting the fact that it has a virus-free platform
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/apple-quietly-stops-touting-fact-virus-free-platform-004945747.html
It's been one of the key selling points of Macs for years: Computers made by Apple simply don't get viruses, right? Well, unfortunately, recent computer virus outbreaks (yes, that's outbreaks with an "S") have proven Macs to be vulnerable, and as a result, … Continue reading →

Wed, 27 Jun 12
3 Ways to Protect Your Mac From Malware
http://news.yahoo.com/3-ways-protect-mac-malware-205333788.html


3 Ways to Protect Your Mac From MalwareNow that has introduced an of impressive machines, its market share will no doubt continue to expand. That's good news for Apple, bad news for the security of our devices. The more users make the switch to Apple products, the more we can expect .

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Yahoo teams up with Spotify for on-demand music
http://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-teams-spotify-demand-music-225416704--finance.html
Yahoo is ditching its provider of on-demand music, Rhapsody, for a similar service provided by Swedish subscription-music service Spotify.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Mark Teixeira-backed SportsYapper aims to be the “ESPN of social media”
http://www.appolicious.com/sports/articles/12313-mark-teixeira-backed-sportsyapper-aims-to-be-the-espn-of-social-media
When New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira made his Major League debut a little less than a decade ago, the sports media landscape was dramatically different than it is today.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
U.S. judge issues injunction on Samsung Galaxy Tab sales
http://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-issues-injunction-samsung-galaxy-tab-sales-013137019.html


A visitor looks around behind Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet displayed for customers at a registration desk at KT's headquarters in Seoul(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction to stop Samsung Electronics from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued the ruling, granting Apple Inc's request for the preliminary injunction. (Reporting By Jennifer Saba; Editing by John Mair)

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Sirius XM Radio, Howard Stern coming to Google TV
http://news.yahoo.com/sirius-xm-radio-howard-stern-coming-google-tv-012802468--sector.html


Radio/TV personality Howard Stern speaks during an (Reuters) - Google Inc is getting help from shock jock Howard Stern to revive its Internet TV software, which has languished since its debut 19 months ago. Satellite radio provider Sirius XM will make all of its programming available on Google TV, including Stern's shows and live sports through a new app that will let listeners pause live programs and play back up to five hours of content, the company told Reuters. ...

Wed, 27 Jun 12
24 nabbed in global cybercrime finance sting
http://news.yahoo.com/24-nabbed-us-led-cybercrime-finance-sting-200702154.html


An FBI operation targeted cyber criminals buying and selling stolen credit card informationAt least 24 people were arrested in the United States and abroad in a US-led sting operation targeting cyber criminals buying and selling stolen credit card information, officials said.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Hundreds of Rogers employees face the ax
http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-rogers-employees-face-ax-011531124.html


Hundreds of Rogers employees face the axCanadian wireless giant Rogers Communications will be cutting at least 400 more jobs soon after letting 300 workers go earlier this year, the Financial Post reports. The Post says that the layoffs come at a time of “stagnating revenue growth across its mobile and wireline operations” and that the company only expects competition with rivals Telus and Bell Mobility to intensify for the foreseeable future. “This is part of a comprehensive approach to cost management that we announced earlier this year,” said Rogers spokeswoman Patricia Trott in a prepared statement. Read

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Google to unveil tablet at conference: report
http://news.yahoo.com/google-unveil-tablet-conference-report-003105039--sector.html


File photo of Google Inc's logo(Reuters) - Google Inc plans to unveil a $199 tablet co-branded with Tawian's Asustek Computer Inc at its developer conference this week, taking direct aim at Apple Inc's iPad, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Rumors that the search engine giant planned to launch a tablet at its annual developer conference have been doing the rounds in tech blog posts for weeks. The 7-inch tablet, running Android mobile software, will showcase new features of Android, according to one person, who said the latest version of the software is named Jellybean, Bloomberg reported. ...

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon SDK for Android
http://news.yahoo.com/qualcomm-announces-snapdragon-sdk-android-001007259.html


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon SDK for AndroidQualcomm on Tuesday announced the Snapdragon software development kit for Android during the Uplinq Developers Conference. The SDK will allow mobile developers to access next-generation technology such as blink and smile detection, burst camera mode, surround sound recording, sensor gestures and indoor locations, to enhance their applications on devices equipped with a Snapdragon S4 processor. “The most powerful applications in mobile are those that are tightly integrated with the underlying hardware,” said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Internet Services and the company’s senior vice president for software strategy. “Qualcomm is always striving to enable developers and device makers to differentiate their offerings via the unique capabilities found in its industry-leading Snapdragon mobile processors. With the Snapdragon SDK for Android, developers

Wed, 27 Jun 12
U.S. charges 24 people in massive hacking sting
http://news.yahoo.com/u-charges-24-people-massive-hacking-sting-000205703--sector.html


Mir Islam exits the Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement officials on Tuesday said 24 suspected hackers had been arrested in a sting operation spanning four continents that targeted online financial fraud of stolen credit card and bank information. In a two-year investigation, FBI agents posed as hackers on Internet forums, watching as other hackers swapped methods for breaching data security walls and creating fake credit cards that would work for Internet and in-person purchases. The probe prevented $205 million in possible losses on over 411,000 compromised consumer credit and debit cards, U.S. ...

Wed, 27 Jun 12
News Summary: Zynga rolls out new games, features
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-zynga-rolls-games-features-234548133--finance.html
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: Web game maker Zynga previewed some of its new games and unveiled a network designed to ensure its players have access to the same features whether they are competing on Facebook, mobile devices or the company's own website.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Zynga building hub for mobile gadget game play
http://news.yahoo.com/zynga-building-hub-mobile-gadget-game-play-215600873.html
Zynga logoSocial games star Zynga on Tuesday celebrated its fifth birthday a week early with a peek at a platform designed to let people play with each other no matter what gadgets they use.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
HP asks judge to enforce Itanium contract vs. Oracle
http://news.yahoo.com/hp-asks-judge-enforce-itanium-contract-vs-oracle-232325634--sector.html
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co told a judge on Tuesday that Oracle Corp should be ordered to make its software available on HP's Itanium-based servers for as long as HP sells them. Lawyers for HP and Oracle presented closing arguments in a California state court for the first phase in a bitter lawsuit between the two tech giants. HP attorney Jeffrey Thomas said Oracle was contractually obligated to support Itanium, but Oracle lawyer Dan Wall disagreed. "HP is using litigation to try to get a contract that HP doesn't have," Wall said. ...

Wed, 27 Jun 12
RI repeals law that made it a crime to fib online
http://news.yahoo.com/ri-repeals-law-made-crime-fib-online-210248501.html
If you've ever lied to a potential Internet date about your weight, texted your spouse that you were someplace you weren't or emailed mom to say how much you love that ugly new sweater, you were breaking the law if you did it in Rhode Island.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Smartphone market to grow 38% in Q2 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/smartphone-market-grow-38-q2-2012-230541180.html


Smartphone market to grow 38% in Q2 2012Market research firm Strategy Analytics now projects that smartphone shipments will grow 38% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2012, although the firm cautions that growth could stall in the coming months due to economic conditions in the Eurozone, North America and Asia. However, the firm also expects smartphone shipments to bounce back later in the year when Apple releases the newest version of the iPhone and when more and more customers upgrade their current devices to devices with 4G LTE connectivity. In fact, Strategy Analytics has named LTE “the industry’s most important segment” and says that 4G LTE smartphone shipments are expected to rise tenfold in 2012. Read

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Mexico's America Movil raises stake in Dutch KPN to 23.4%
http://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-america-movil-raises-stake-dutch-kpn-23-230201231.html


Mexican telecoms giant America Movil announced Tuesday it had raised its stake in Dutch operator KPN to 23.4 percentMexican telecoms giant America Movil announced Tuesday it had raised its stake in Dutch operator KPN to 23.4 percent, edging closer to its unsolicited bid for a 27.7-percent share.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Feds: Sting targeted online financial fraud
http://news.yahoo.com/feds-sting-targeted-online-financial-fraud-162243163--finance.html
Two dozen people on four continents, including alleged two hackers from New York, have been arrested in an elaborate sting targeting a black market for online financial fraud, federal officials said Tuesday.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Facebook Launches Savvy Salvo in Attempt to Dominate World
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-launches-savvy-salvo-attempt-dominate-world-224900658.html
COMMENTARY | You want to send an email to that friend on Facebook, so you copy and paste their displayed email address into your send to box. Turns out that after last week, you might be sending that friend a Facebook message instead. According to the Associated Press, Facebook has been replacing users' displayed email addresses with @facebook.com addresses that turn traditional emails into Facebook messages.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Cisco gives CTO stronger role in exec shift
http://news.yahoo.com/cisco-veteran-hooper-leaves-company-172258562--finance.html


Cisco Systems executive Ned Hooper talks about video on the Internet during a news conference at at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc's chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior is taking on the additional job of chief strategy officer but unlike her predecessor, Ned Hooper, she is not considered a contender to be CEO. Hooper, a 13-year Cisco veteran, oversaw the $3.4 billion deal for Norwegian video conferencing company Tandberg as well as the $5 billion acquisition of the pay-TV smartcard maker NDS, a deal which has not yet closed. Hooper will be leaving to form an independent investment company, Cisco said on Tuesday. ...

Wed, 27 Jun 12
News Summary: RI repeals law on fibbing online
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-ri-repeals-law-fibbing-online-220246339--finance.html
REPEALED: It's no longer a crime in Rhode Island to go online and lie about something as innocuous as your weight or your age.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Spotify said to be No.2 source of revenue for major music labels
http://news.yahoo.com/spotify-said-no-2-source-revenue-major-music-220008700.html


Spotify said to be No.2 source of revenue for major music labelsDigital music streaming company Spotify is reportedly now the No.2 source of revenue for major music labels. The report comes from Business Insider and cites an anonymous source, who claims that while revenue earned by major labels from Spotify is nowhere near that of iTunes, it has catapulted ahead of competitors since launching in the United States last summer. An estimated 23 million people used Spotify’s streaming music service last month, which is available for free with advertising breaks or at two paid subscription levels that each offer ad-free music streaming. Spotify recently brought its new radio service to its iPhone and iPad app, allowing users to create artist, song or playlist-based streaming radio stations similar to those offered by rival Pandora.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
CEO Interview: Zynga's Mark Pincus, unleashed
http://news.yahoo.com/ceo-interview-zyngas-mark-pincus-unleashed-215310149--finance.html


FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, file photo, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Named after Pincus's late American Bulldog, Zynga, the company that brought us “FarmVille,” “CityVille” and “Bubble Safari” is now stretching the limits of its Facebook leash.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma. File)Mark Pincus — the other Mark of Silicon Valley — helped usher in the Facebook era with catchy games that got people clicking on virtual cows and building virtual cities while staying on Facebook for hours on end.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Why California Judges Got Free Online Privacy Protection
http://news.yahoo.com/why-california-judges-got-free-online-privacy-protection-211817156.html


Why California Judges Got Free Online Privacy ProtectionSome judges fear retaliation from the families of defendants they sentenced to long terms in prison.

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Patent trolls cost companies $29 billion in 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/patent-trolls-cost-companies-29-billion-2011-210533658.html


Patent trolls cost companies $29 billion in 2011Patent trolls — that is, entities that purchase patents in bulk and sue other companies for infringement despite not making any products of their own — have rapidly become the bane of the technology industry. But few could have imagined that patent trolling would cost companies a whopping $29 billion a year in expenses, as a new study from Boston University claims. Per Bloomberg, researchers at the BU School of Law have found that businesses paid that massive sum on 5,842 infringement claims filed in 2011 by non-practicing entities, the polite term that the legal community uses for patent trolls. The study conducted by James Bessen, a lecturer at the BU law school, and Michael Meurer, an economist and BU law professor, found

Wed, 27 Jun 12
A Magic Poo-Enhancing Toilet; The Science of Bieber Fever
http://news.yahoo.com/magic-poo-enhancing-toilet-science-bieber-fever-210410741.html


A Magic Poo-Enhancing Toilet; The Science of Bieber FeverDiscovered: An eco-friendly toilet, living together before marriage is a bad idea, once again coffee does good things to our bodies, and Bieber Fever is mental. This toilet can do wonders for the world. As full of waste as toilets get, they are just as wasteful, using up lots and lots of water just to get our poo out of sight. This new eco-friendly loo not only saves water, but turns fecal mater into energy. ...

Wed, 27 Jun 12
Zynga plans to build a gamers' social network
http://news.yahoo.com/zynga-says-wants-help-developers-create-games-182020478--sector.html


Zynga Chief Mobile Officer David Ko speaks during the Zynga Unleashed event in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc unveiled a social network for gamers dubbed "Zynga with Friends" on Tuesday, hoping to wean itself from a longstanding, symbiotic relationship with Facebook Inc, while becoming a major Internet destination. The company founded by Mark Pincus will also provide programming tools to help third-party developers devise online and mobile games based on its own software, expanding its slate further beyond mainstays such as "Farmville" and "Mafia Wars." "We're opening our doors today and opening Zynga Partners for Mobile. ...

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Microsoft buying Internet startup Yammer for $1.2B
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-buying-internet-startup-yammer-1-2b-214219614--finance.html


FILE- In this Monday, June 18, 2012, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils itsMicrosoft is buying Internet startup Yammer for $1.2 billion in an attempt to bring Facebook-like sharing features to its widely used suite of business software applications.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
NY jury awards over $950 million to Liberty Media
http://news.yahoo.com/ny-jury-awards-over-950-million-liberty-media-222235304--finance.html
A federal jury on Monday awarded $956 million to U.S. media group Liberty Media after concluding that the French entertainment group Vivendi deceived it in a decade-old deal involving the USA Networks.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Facebook just changed your default email without your consent: here’s how to opt out
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/facebook-just-changed-default-email-without-consent-opt-191146629.html
You'd be forgiven for not knowing that Facebook has an external email system built in to the site's familiar messaging system. After all, few of us have need for yet another email address. And given the way Facebook algorithms decide to hide messages that … Continue reading

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet poised for reveal this week
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/google-nexus-7-tablet-poised-reveal-week-171501918.html
As the only hardware line that Google has any direct influence over, Nexus smartphones — made first by HTC, and now by Samsung — have always been at the forefront of Android technology. Now, for the first time ever, it looks like we'll … Continue reading

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Louis C.K. Cuts Middle Man, Sells Tour Tickets Directly
http://news.yahoo.com/louis-c-k-cuts-middle-man-sells-tour-203931015.html
Comedian and online entrepreneur Louis C.K. is taking his self-distribution techniques to the next level -- this time, with his tour.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Facebook names 1st woman, Sandberg, to board
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-names-1st-woman-sandberg-board-205257913--finance.html


FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of the social network service Facebook, speaks during a panel session at the 41st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. Facebook announced Monday, June 25, 2012, it has named its No. 2 executive, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, to its board of directors. Sandberg, who joined Facebook from Google in 2008, is the first woman on Facebook's board of directors. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron, File)Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has become the first woman on the social-networking company's board of directors.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
T-Mobile USA to buy, swap spectrum with Verizon
http://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-usa-buy-swap-spectrum-verizon-131931875--finance.html


FILE- This Tuesday, June 12, 2012, photo shows a Verizon sign at a Verizon store in Mountain View, Calif. Verizon Wireless agreed Monday, June 25, 2012 to sell some wireless spectrum rights to T-Mobile USA and swap others. Verizon says it would improve the ability of both companies to offer fast wireless data services. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)Verizon Wireless on Monday said that it has agreed to sell some wireless spectrum rights to T-Mobile USA and swap others, in a continuing quest to get regulators to approve a bigger spectrum deal it has worked out with a consortium of cable companies and another wireless carrier.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
RIM shares dive to 9-year low after downgrade
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-shares-dive-9-low-downgrade-204233042--finance.html
Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion dove to a nine-year low Monday after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock, saying RIM's challenges are piling up.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Sony, Panasonic tying up in advanced TV displays
http://news.yahoo.com/sony-panasonic-tying-advanced-tv-displays-100105068--finance.html


FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a model poses with a 55-inch Samsung OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, TV during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Long-time Japanese rivals Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are working together to develop next-generation TV panels called OLEDs in a reversal of decades of rivalry as they try to catch up with South Korea's Samsung Electronics. The companies said in a joint statement Monday, June 25, they will share core technologies to develop OLED panels. They are aiming for low-cost mass production by 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)Long-time Japanese rivals Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are working together to develop next-generation TV panels called OLEDs in a reversal of decades of rivalry as they try to catch up with South Korea's Samsung Electronics.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
A preview of what we might see at Google I/O 2012
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12304-a-preview-of-what-we-might-see-at-google-i-o-2012
Expectations are high for Google I/O 2012, which kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco. The annual developers conference often sees Google announce new products and showcase Android software updates, and this year is likely to be no exception. Here are just a few potential things we could see at this year’s Google I/O.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-buy-yammer-1-2-billion-013912635--sector.html


Microsoft CEO Ballmer annouces Yammer aquisition in San FranciscoSEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp agreed to buy online social network firm Yammer Inc for $1.2 billion in cash, which will allow the software company to offer a service like Facebook Inc's to corporate customers. Talk of a deal had circulated earlier this month, but the two companies only confirmed an agreement on Monday. Four-year-old Yammer, which has 5 million users of its private, in-company social networks, helps companies' internal communications and collaboration by allowing employees to form groups and interact with each other freely. ...

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Two LulzSec hackers plead guilty to hacking charges
http://news.yahoo.com/two-lulzsec-hackers-plead-guilty-hacking-charges-011243571.html


Two LulzSec hackers plead guilty to hacking chargesTwo LulzSec hackers may soon learn that it’s easier to break into government databases than it is to break out of jail. Ryan Cleary, 19, and Jake Davis, 18, on Monday both pleaded guilty in a London court to charges that they attacked both government websites and major commercial websites, the BBC reports. The two men, both citizens of the United Kingdom, admitted to hacking into the Pentagon, the CIA, the U.K.’s National Health Service, News International, PBS, Sony, Nintendo and the 20th Century Fox film studio. Both men, however, pleaded not guilty to more serious charges that they “unlawfully obtained confidential computer data” and posted it on popular hacker hubs such as LulzSec.com and Pirate Bay. A trial for those charges

Tue, 26 Jun 12
News Summary: Facebook names 1st woman to board
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-facebook-names-1st-woman-board-003348111--finance.html
A FIRST: Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has become the first woman on the social-networking company's board of directors. She is also the first Facebook executive other than founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the board.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Microsoft Yammer acquisition gets official
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-yammer-acquisition-gets-official-001226447.html


Microsoft Yammer acquisition gets officialThe rumors were true: Microsoft is indeed buying business-centric social networking site Yammer for $1.2 billion, or $200 million more than early rumors indicated. A presumably pleased Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a prepared statement that “the acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love” and that “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.” Buying Yammer gives Microsoft a strong social networking component to its ubiquitous Office suite since Microsoft now inherits more than 5 million Yammer users across more than 200,000 different companies. In fact, Microsoft is strongly touting Yammer’s ability to mesh with its other services, noting that it “plans to accelerate

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Facebook taps COO Sandberg to be first woman on board
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-taps-coo-sandberg-board-seat-211638572--sector.html


Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks to the media during a news conference at the Facebook office in New YorkSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc named Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg a director on Monday, adding the first woman to a board that includes seven men. For years one of the most vocal critics of the gender imbalance in Silicon Valley's executive ranks, Sandberg, 42, joined Facebook in 2008 and played a central role in guiding the social networking company to its $16 billion IPO in May. ...

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Hawaii OKs Lanai sale to Ellison; deal closes Wed.
http://news.yahoo.com/hawaii-oks-lanai-sale-ellison-deal-closes-wed-220644174--finance.html
A Hawaii public utilities agency on Monday approved the transfer of three Lanai utilities to Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, clearing the way for his purchase of most of the island to close this week.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Google TV to see a ‘big update’ at developer conference
http://news.yahoo.com/google-tv-see-big-developer-conference-230749997.html


Google TV to see a ‘big update’ at developer conferenceDespite Google TV’s shortcomings, the Internet giant is still fully dedicated to the platform and will announce an update at its annual developer conference this week, Fox News reports. The publication’s sources claim the company’s latest update will combine live TV listings with Netflix and DVR content, in an effort to put content first and the source second. Other hardware manufacturers will reportedly announce an Apple-like AirPlay feature that can stream content from Android 4.0 powered smartphones. Google’s Developer support pages also indicates that the Mountain View-based company will make it easier for third party developers to get their apps on television sets through various learning sessions. Google continues to add partners to its TV platform, Sony on Monday announced

Tue, 26 Jun 12
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update now finally live
http://news.yahoo.com/t-samsung-galaxy-ii-ice-cream-sandwich-now-223224194.html


AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update now finally liveThe Samsung Galaxy S II, the still-popular older brother of the Samsung Galaxy S III, has finally graduated to Android 4.0. Although some AT&T customers reported having access to the Ice Cream Sandwich updates on their S2 devices last week, Samsung said that the upgrades were still being tested and thus pulled them off the Samsung Kies app. Users are now reporting that the update is back up again and is running smoothly. T-Mobile Galaxy S II users, of course, got their ICS update on June 12, so AT&T has been a wee bit behind in getting things up to speed. And for what it’s worth, XDA Developers forum members have posted some sweet pics of what Ice Cream Sandwich

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Biographical information on Facebook COO Sandberg
http://news.yahoo.com/biographical-information-facebook-coo-sandberg-220919337--finance.html


FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of the social network service Facebook, speaks during a panel session at the 41st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. Facebook announced Monday, June 25, 2012, it has named its No. 2 executive, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, to its board of directors. Sandberg, who joined Facebook from Google in 2008, is the first woman on Facebook's board of directors. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron, File)Facebook has named its No. 2 executive, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, to its board of directors. She is the first woman on Facebook's board and the first executive other than founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
DROID Incredible 4G LTE may launch July 5th
http://news.yahoo.com/droid-incredible-4g-lte-may-launch-july-5th-215056539.html


DROID Incredible 4G LTE may launch July 5thVerizon and HTC announced the DROID Incredible 4G LTE smartphone in early May, although a release date was never revealed. According to an image obtained by Droid-Life, however, the handset is slated to launch on July 5th, nearly two months after being announced. The device will be one of the first smartphones to be available to customers who are interested in Verizon’s new Share Everything Plan. The DROID Incredible 4G LTE features a 4-inch qHD Super LCD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Earlier reports have indicated the handset will be available for $299.99. The leaked image follows below. Read

Tue, 26 Jun 12
How MTV Plans to Stream 24 Hours of the Flaming Lips
http://news.yahoo.com/mtv-plans-stream-24-hours-flaming-lips-214314617.html
Imagine you're on a bus hurtling through the American south, trying to get a band to 8 different performances in a 24-hour period. Now imagine you have to stream the whole thing, live over the Internet, as if it's some big reality show.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
U.S. trade panel to revisit initial ruling vs. Apple
http://news.yahoo.com/u-trade-panel-revisit-initial-ruling-versus-apple-211907475--sector.html
(Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel said on Monday it would revisit an initial ruling that Apple Inc infringed one of four patents asserted by Motorola Mobility, now a Google Inc unit. The smartphone industry has seen dozens of lawsuits on several continents. The legal challenges are a proxy for the larger fight for market share between Apple and companies that make smartphones that use Google Inc's Android software. ITC Judge Thomas Pender had said in a preliminary ruling that Apple infringed on a patent for eliminating noise and other interference during voice and data transmissions. ...

Tue, 26 Jun 12
News Summary: RIM shares dive to 9-year low
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-rim-shares-dive-9-low-212846214--finance.html
ANOTHER LOW: Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. dove to a nine-year low. RIM shares have lost 94 percent of their value since their 2008 peak.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Sheryl Sandberg joins Facebook board
http://news.yahoo.com/sheryl-sandberg-joins-facebook-board-212803266.html


US Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl SandbergThe woman known for her powerful place at the side of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Monday took a seat on the leading social network's board of directors.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
News Summary: ICANN pauses suffix system
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-icann-pauses-suffix-system-212335357--finance.html


FILE- In this Wednesday June 13, 2012, file photo, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom, speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference in London. ICANN, announced Monday, June 25, 2012, it has suspended the Web-based system it set up to help decide the order in which it will review new address proposals. (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File)SUSPENSION: The organization in charge of creating new Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" has suspended the Web-based system it set up to help decide the order in which it will review proposals.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Quest Software gets higher takeover bid of $2.32B
http://news.yahoo.com/quest-software-gets-higher-takeover-bid-2-32b-163152762--finance.html
Quest Software Inc. said Monday that it received a higher buyout offer worth about $2.32 billion from an unnamed buyer, ramping up the battle for the technology services provider.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Jailed Tunisian loses appeal over Facebook Prophet cartoons
http://news.yahoo.com/jailed-tunisian-loses-appeal-over-facebook-prophet-cartoons-183052870.html


The homepage of Facebook's websiteA Tunisian who was jailed in March for seven years for publishing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed on his Facebook page lost his appeal Monday, a court source said.

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Google tries to block U.S. shipments of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents [updated]
http://news.yahoo.com/google-tries-block-u-shipments-apple-iphone-ipad-210657262.html


Google tries to block U.S. shipments of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents [updated]Google is seeking to block U.S. imports of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents held by Motorola Mobility, Bloomberg is reporting. UPDATE: Bloomberg is theorizing that due to a review of a previous ruling, Apple could face a ban on importing iPhones and iPads, but Google is not filing an injunction at this time. By Susan Decker and William McQuillen June 25 (Bloomberg) — A U.S. trade agency said it willreview a judge’s findings that Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad tablet computer infringe a patent owned by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit, in a case that could lead to imports of the devices being banned. The U.S. International Trade Commission said it will review ITC Judge Thomas Pender’s findings

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Google tries to block U.S. shipments of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents
http://news.yahoo.com/google-tries-block-u-shipments-apple-iphone-ipad-210657176.html


Google tries to block U.S. shipments of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents [updated]Google is seeking to block U.S. imports of Apple’s iPhone and iPad over 3G patents, Bloomberg is reporting. Developing… By Susan Decker and William McQuillen June 25 (Bloomberg) — A U.S. trade agency said it willreview a judge’s findings that Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad tablet computer infringe a patent owned by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit, in a case that could lead to imports of the devices being banned. The U.S. International Trade Commission said it will review ITC Judge Thomas Pender’s findings that Apple was violating one Motorola Mobility patent. The commission is scheduled to issue a final decision on Aug. 24, and has the power to block devices made in Asia from entering the U.S. The iPhone, iPad and related devices

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Apple’s new Maps app may integrate Yelp check-ins
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-maps-app-may-integrate-yelp-check-ins-210134447.html


Apple’s new Maps app may integrate Yelp check-insApple will reportedly integrate Yelp into its upcoming iOS 6 Maps apps, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The publication cited materials distributed to Apple software developers earlier this month, which depict how the company’s upcoming Maps feature allows users to “check-in” through Yelp without leaving the app or being required to open a new one. The images indicate a partnership between the two companies, however both declined to comment. Apple’s new mapping technology will be available later this year with the release of iOS 6.   Read

Tue, 26 Jun 12
Microsoft buys business social startup Yammer
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-buys-business-social-network-yammer-182638026.html


Microsoft announced a billion-dollar deal to buy startup YammerMicrosoft on Monday announced a billion-dollar deal to buy startup Yammer which specializes in social networks for businesses.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Bears Wrestle in the Backyard [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/bears-wrestle-backyard-video-212143191.html
Two bears were spotted wrestling on a neighbor's yard in Longwood, Fl. by YouTube user bokenthecool, in a video that looks like it was made for the Discovery Channel.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Spotify update tops iOS Apps of the Week
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12298-spotify-update-tops-ios-apps-of-the-week
It’s been a big week for updated apps in the iOS world. Three of our top five apps this week are updates rather than brand new releases, but that doesn’t make them any less worthy. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Spotify, Tumblr, or Waze apps before, here’s your chance. Meanwhile, our two new selections, one for dedicated couples and another for dedicated radio show fans, should please as well.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
RIM considers splitting business in two: paper
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-considers-splitting-business-two-paper-011605100--sector.html


A sign of Research in Motion is seen at its headquarters in WaterlooLONDON (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is considering splitting its business in two, separating its struggling handset manufacturing division from its messaging network, The Sunday Times reported. RIM, which last month hired JP Morgan and RBC Capital to look at its strategic options, could break off its handset division into a separate listed company or sell it, the British newspaper said without citing sources. ...

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Google Celebrates Gay Pride With Easter Egg
http://news.yahoo.com/google-celebrates-gay-pride-easter-egg-214700582.html
Google is celebrating Gay Pride with a charming Easter egg. A rainbow ribbon appears below the search bar when you Google Gay Pride, LGBT, gay, lesbian, NYC Gay Pride and SF Gay Pride.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
YouTube Cover Song Face-Off: One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful'
http://news.yahoo.com/youtube-cover-song-face-off-one-directions-makes-205945187.html
Each week, Mashable picks a popular song, finds 10 to 15 covers of it and asks you to vote for your favorite.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Young Entrepreneur Council Building Network of Youth Startup Founders
http://news.yahoo.com/young-entrepreneur-council-building-network-youth-startup-founders-202452214.html
Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, was hard at work founding his second company when he realized something was missing that could help him achieve his dream.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Top 10 Most-Shared Disney Pixar Videos
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-most-shared-disney-pixar-videos-195657511.html
1. Brave Trailer

Mon, 25 Jun 12
US judge dismisses Apple, Motorola patent suits
http://news.yahoo.com/us-judge-dismisses-apple-motorola-patent-suits-195046691.html


A manager holds an Apple iPhone (L) and Motorola's Droid smartphone (R)An American judge has dismissed lawsuits lodged by Apple and Motorola against each other for copyright infringement.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Gorgeous Look at the Aurora Borealis Took Three Years to Create [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/gorgeous-look-aurora-borealis-took-three-years-create-182507414.html
This stunning time-lapse video of the Aurora Borealis was created over the course of three years. It was shot with a DSLR camera and used thousands of hours of footage to create the final breathtaking effect.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
IT security problems shift as data moves to 'cloud'
http://news.yahoo.com/security-problems-shift-data-moves-cloud-175844054.html


A The Internet "cloud" has become the hottest topic in computing, but the trend has created a new range of security issues that need to be addressed.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
BET Awards App Wields Fun Social Gaming Mechanics [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/bet-awards-app-wields-fun-social-gaming-mechanics-175507894.html
Voting Game

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Smartphones put writing on the wall for paid texts
http://news.yahoo.com/smartphones-put-writing-wall-paid-texts-175006426.html


A person uses a mobile phone touch screen keypad to write a text message in SingaporeText messaging, the simple telecoms service that turned into a global phenomenon, is under threat from free smartphone services and operators need to find alternative revenue streams, analysts say.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Neuroshima Hex tops Android Games of the Week
http://www.androidapps.com/games/articles/12299-neuroshima-hex-tops-android-games-of-the-week
This was another wonderfully varied week of releases. There is something for everyone in this excellent line-up of very different titles, from board games to physics puzzlers, from stylish platformers to quirky endless runners. Topping off this list is the fantastic strategic game of Neuroshima Hex. We’ve also got the latest from Kairosoft, Noodlecake Studios, and even a rather uncharacteristically cool game from MTV Networks. What are you waiting for? Dive right in! Here are this week’s top Android games.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-tech-week-pics-172907333.html
Top 10 Tech is presented by Chivas. Access a world of exclusive insider benefits – private tastings, special events and the chance to win a trip for you and three friends to the Cannes Film Festival. Join the Brotherhood.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Behind the Scenes of 4 Hot Social Media Campaigns
http://news.yahoo.com/behind-scenes-4-hot-social-media-campaigns-165601804.html
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for developing content that's poised to go viral. In many ways, a great piece of viral content, whether it be video, pictures or social media, becomes popular due to its alchemy. There's something about the right mix of thoughtful, engaging and emotionally driving content that just pops on the Internet. In our Behind the Social Media Campaign Series, we delve deep into why and how certain branded campaigns capture that super-sharable magic.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
5 Free iPhone Gardening Apps for Your Green Thumb
http://news.yahoo.com/5-free-iphone-gardening-apps-green-thumb-161832478.html
1. Garden Lite

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Internet's Favorite Bus Monitor to Get Her $600K+ Tax-Free
http://news.yahoo.com/internets-favorite-bus-monitor-her-600k-tax-free-155246217.html
Karen Klein, the 68-year-old bus monitor who was verbally abused by a group of 12-to-15-year-old students, has received more than $600,000 for a well-earned vacation from Internet users as of Saturday afternoon.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' Is Beautifully Recreated From 7,000 Dominoes [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/van-goghs-starry-night-beautifully-recreated-7-000-154443687.html
What would celebrated painter Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night look like if it were constructed out of thousands of dominoes?

Mon, 25 Jun 12
28 Joyful Gay Pride Instagram Photos
http://news.yahoo.com/28-joyful-gay-pride-instagram-photos-153418086.html
plaintruthiness

Mon, 25 Jun 12
How Gen Y Scores Jobs With Social Search
http://news.yahoo.com/gen-y-scores-jobs-social-search-152246081.html
Michele Cuthbert is the Principal of Baker Creative, a brand architectural firm that practices a holistic branding approach which encompasses marketing, business, HR, public relations, social media and new media. Follow her on Twitter @BakerCreative or read the team’s blog.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Google: Redesigned Ads Will Increase Click-Through Rates 100% [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/google-redesigned-ads-increase-click-rates-100-video-140145848.html
As Google works to improve its mobile product, the company says its redesigned ads in Google Maps will increase click-through rates by 100%. The changes will being rolling out for all users Friday.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Obnoxious Coworkers? Here's Help [SUNDAY COMICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/obnoxious-coworkers-heres-help-sunday-comics-134941510.html
Personal space in the office is shrinking as corporations squeeze out every drop of profit at the expense of worker comfort. Given that fact, there are bound to be awkward moments and conflicts.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
L8 Smartlight: Silent Assistant Notifies You About Practically Anything [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/l8-smartlight-silent-assistant-notifies-practically-anything-video-131923973.html
This unusual and useful box can silently notify you of just about anything that happens on the Internet. With 64 LEDs on one side and a super-bright LED on the other, the L8 Smartlight wirelessly connects to your computer or smartphone, giving you visual cues at a glance for re-tweets, likes, e-mail notifications, weather, incoming calls and a whole lot more.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Warming Oceans Will Follow Laws of Physics
http://news.yahoo.com/warming-oceans-laws-physics-130008306.html
Warmer waters mean higher sea levels, but how high? David Biello reports

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Top 10 Pinterest Pins This Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-pinterest-pins-week-125838574.html
1. A Bride

Mon, 25 Jun 12
Mohamed Morsi Is Elected President of Egypt
http://news.yahoo.com/mohamed-morsi-elected-president-egypt-112118713.html
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi has been elected president of Egypt in the country's first free election, the election commission declared. The news took Twitter to its knees Sunday.

Mon, 25 Jun 12
45% of Executives Think Social Media Has a Positive Impact on the Workplace
http://news.yahoo.com/45-executives-think-social-media-positive-impact-workplace-103004003.html
More executives than employees think social media has a positive impact on workplace culture.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Crazy-close exoplanet duo can see each other’s “planetrise”
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/crazy-close-exoplanet-duo-see-other-planetrise-031324938.html
In a solar system 1,200 light-years away from ours, there's a couple of planets that come so close to each other every 97 days they can see each other rise in the night sky. This odd duo, found thanks to data … Continue reading

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Why Apple wants to spread lies about you (and why that’s a good thing)
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/why-apple-wants-spread-lies-why-good-thing-030747664.html
It's becoming harder and harder to maintain any sense of privacy on the internet. Do a search for just about anything online, and somewhere there's a data collector compiling information about you and your searches. Even though the eyes on you at … Continue reading

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Google Announces Sharp Price Cuts for Google Maps [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/google-announces-sharp-price-cuts-google-maps-video-184239729.html
Lots of sites and apps use Google Maps -- paying dearly for those privileges -- but there have been some high-profile defections lately, including Apple and Foursquare. In a reaction to that, Saturday Google announced lower prices for websites and apps that use more than 25,000 downloads of its maps per day over a 90-day period.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Ecuador's envoy heads to Quito for Assange talks
http://news.yahoo.com/ecuadors-envoy-heads-quito-assange-talks-123605305.html


A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sits outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, in London, Friday, June 22, 2012. Assange entered the embassy on Monday in an attempt to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. In a telephone interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from inside the embassy, the 40-year-old Australian said he did not know when the decision would be made. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Ecuador's embassy in London said Saturday that ambassador Anna Alban was traveling to her country's capital to brief President Rafael Correa on the bizarre request for political asylum made by Wikileaks chief Julian Assange.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Just Landed doesn’t hit its mark … yet
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12294-just-landed-doesnt-hit-its-mark-yet
Just Landed makes a lot of sense as a concept. I don’t think I’ve ever been perfectly on time to pick up someone at an airport. In theory, Just Landed would make it easy to look up a particular flight and tell me when I need to leave to get there on time. But that theory doesn’t always prove itself out.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
7 Apps You Don't Want to Miss
http://news.yahoo.com/7-apps-dont-want-miss-184836528.html
Gabi launched this week for the iPhone, and gives users a new way to visualize and interact with Facebook. Unlike other apps that just read your feed, Gabi uses a language processor to analyze your feed, letting you ask specific questions, such as “Who likes my photos the most” to sort information based on what’s important to you.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Gut Reaction
http://news.yahoo.com/gut-reaction-180700791.html
Gut Reaction

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Electric Dreams: First Tesla Model S Rolls Out of Factory [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/electric-dreams-first-tesla-model-rolls-factory-pics-174553863.html
Factory entrance

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Hawaii's island of Lanai depends on wealthy owner
http://news.yahoo.com/hawaiis-island-lanai-depends-wealthy-owner-170310935--finance.html


In this Oct. 5, 2011 photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco. The 3,200 people living on a rural Hawaiian island that will soon be purchased by Ellison have a laundry list of what they'd like to see him provide. Working-class residents on Lanai want stable jobs. Affordable housing. No onerous restrictions on hunting or fishing. A return to agriculture. Improved transportation to Maui, Oahu and other islands given an airport with limited flights. Even simple things like the reopening of the community pool. They hope he's willing to sit down, listen to their concerns and be sensitive to the unique culture of Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The 3,200 people living on a rural Hawaiian island that will soon be purchased by billionaire Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison have a laundry list of what they'd like to see him provide.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
TV's Biggest Highlights on Social Media This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/tvs-biggest-highlights-social-media-infographic-173010823.html
With the 2011-2012 TV season behind us, networks are not only looking into ratings to gauge success, they're also diving into social TV statistics. Which series reigned supreme with the social media-wielding viewers?

Sun, 24 Jun 12
What Will the Bus Monitor Do With All That Money? [POLL]
http://news.yahoo.com/bus-monitor-money-poll-171158474.html
On Tuesday, a YouTube video of bus monitor Karen Klein being verbally harassed by several 12- to 15-year-old boys ignited a crowd-sourced fundraiser that has raked in over half a million dollars.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Fire Up Your Camping Trips With This Portable Heat Delivery System [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/fire-camping-trips-portable-heat-delivery-system-video-170903702.html
Going camping just got a whole lot hotter. Meet the HeatStick, a heat delivery system that screws directly into a water bottle and uses an aluminum canister of propane/butane to heat up your water faster than you can start a bonfire.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
60 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
http://news.yahoo.com/60-digital-media-resources-may-missed-163817383.html
This week marked the beginning of summer, and we hoped you kicked it off right with some adventures under the sun. The only drawback to barbecues, picnics and days at the beach? You might have missed out on some of Mashable's features coverage this week.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
7 Ways to Beef Up Your Sales Strategy
http://news.yahoo.com/7-ways-beef-sales-strategy-160817396.html
Mashable’s new video series, Behind the Launch, follows Vungle on its startup journey toward a launch later this month. Each week on Mashable, the Vungle team offers our readers some tips and lessons learned from their own startup experience. This week, Vungle is approaching launch, and the team is making sure the business and product sides are working together to close deals and recruit publishers and advertisers. Watch the episode above, and be sure to tune in to Behind the Launch on Monday -- you'll see the startup officially launch.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Amazon Picks First Original Projects for On-Demand Video Service [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-picks-first-original-projects-demand-video-video-154156470.html
Amazon Studios -- the retailer's venture into the world of on-demand video -- announced its first four projects Saturday, including a handful of comedies and a children's program.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
5 Advanced Twitter Tips for Your Small Business
http://news.yahoo.com/5-advanced-twitter-tips-small-business-151949644.html
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Species-Specific Microbes May Be Key to a Healthy Immune System
http://news.yahoo.com/species-specific-microbes-may-key-healthy-immune-system-150000764.html
Species-Specific Microbes May Be Key to a Healthy Immune System

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Judge Dismisses Apple vs. Google Smartphone Patent Case
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-dismisses-apple-vs-google-smartphone-patent-case-145418186.html
A federal judge in Chicago, Ohio has thrown the Apple-Motorola Mobility smartphone patent case out the courtroom window and locked the window behind it, making sure it never finds its way back inside his court.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-twitter-pics-week-142640591.html
1. Katy and Forrest

Sun, 24 Jun 12
HP may cut up to 1,000 jobs in Germany: magazine
http://news.yahoo.com/hp-may-cut-1-000-jobs-germany-magazine-140918778--finance.html


File photograph of a woman walking past the Hewlett Packard logo at its French headquarters in Issy le MoulineauxBERLIN (Reuters) - Hewlett Packard, the world's largest personal computer maker, may cut as many as 1,000 jobs in Germany as part of planned European-wide redundancies, WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing an unnamed staff representative. HP is planning to cut about 8,000 positions in Europe by the end of 2014, the German magazine said, citing unnamed officials close to the company. "As many as 1,000 jobs (in Germany) are acutely endangered," WirtschaftsWoche quoted the labor representative as saying. ...

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Returns to Twitter, Promotes 'Megabox'
http://news.yahoo.com/megaupload-founder-kim-dotcom-returns-twitter-promotes-megabox-134417592.html
Kim Dotcom, the quixotic millionaire founder of file-sharing service Megaupload who's wanted for extradition to the U.S., returned to Twitter this week to prove to the world he's still creating new platforms despite his entanglements with law enforcement.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Alan Turing's 100th: 12 Celebratory Images From Across the Web
http://news.yahoo.com/alan-turings-100th-12-celebratory-images-across-131707276.html
Courtesy of Facebook, George Takei

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Hands On: Can an Ultrabook Be the Center of Your Digital Life?
http://news.yahoo.com/hands-ultrabook-center-digital-life-125707314.html
In case you haven't heard, laptops are getting thinner. And lighter. And sexier. The shrinking phenomenon is often attributed to the MacBook Air, and Apple deserves a great deal of credit for pushing the industry toward the compact-yet-versatile laptop.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
6 Mobile Apps for Your Job Hunt
http://news.yahoo.com/6-mobile-apps-job-hunt-123216297.html
Heather R. Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Insane Electric Superbus Goes 150MPH in Exquisite Luxury [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/insane-electric-superbus-goes-150mph-exquisite-luxury-video-121130405.html
Behold, a humongous luxury vehicle that stretches the definition of the word "bus." It's a "Superbus," designed by a team from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and it carries 23 passengers at 150MPH. And yes, folks, this actually exists.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Craigslist to Popular Apartment-Finding Site: Cease and Desist
http://news.yahoo.com/craigslist-popular-apartment-finding-cease-desist-113647838.html
PadMapper, a popular apartment-finding platform that shows available pads for rent via Google Maps, is no longer aggregating data fromCraiglist after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from that company's legal team.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
10 Terrific Accessories That Celebrate the Typewriter
http://news.yahoo.com/10-terrific-accessories-celebrate-typewriter-111057665.html
1. "Dear John" iPad Sleeve

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Apple vendors in Iran scoff at US sanctions
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-vendors-iran-scoff-us-sanctions-083455914.html


Iranian vendors said they can get all the Apple products they need from IraqVendors of Apple products in Iran on Saturday scoffed at US media reports that the consumer technology giant was banning US sales to customers of Iranian background, pointing out that iPads and iPhones are widely available in Tehran.

Sun, 24 Jun 12
Sony and Panasonic to announce an OLED partnership next week
http://news.yahoo.com/sony-panasonic-announce-oled-partnership-next-week-021523370.html


Sony and Panasonic to announce an OLED partnership next weekRival Japanese television makers Sony and Panasonic will reportedly announce a new partnership next week to mass produce OLED televisions, according to Reuters. The two companies hope to develop technology that will enable them to make OLED TVs more affordable — current models cost thousands of dollars. OLED panel technology, which Sony pioneered in 2007, provides users with improved picture quality as well as deeper color saturation with high contrast, and it allows vendors to make TVs as slim as 4 millimeters that consume less power than traditional LCD sets. In recent years, the Japanese television industry has lost ground due to increased competition from South Korean rivals LG and Samsung, however by combining their research and development resources, Sony and

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Facebook stock has highest close since May 21
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-highest-close-since-may-21-213509421--finance.html
Facebook closes at one of its highest prices since its initial public offering.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
DirecTV cuts 3-D channel from 24-hour to part-time
http://news.yahoo.com/directv-cuts-3-d-channel-24-hour-part-201936468--finance.html
DirecTV says it has reduced the programming hours of its 24-hour 3-D channel, n3D, due to a shortage of 3-D content.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Five not so obvious ways to extend the battery life on your smartphone
http://news.yahoo.com/five-not-so-obvious-ways-to-extend-the-battery-life-on-your-smartphone.html


Samsung offers free moving truck for converted iPhone usersWhile smartphones are taking on many of the features of personal computers, it is not really practical to leave them plugged into a wall throughout the day. This is a problem as apps, navigation services and faster network connections are causing our batteries to run out of juice more quickly than ever.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Microsoft Surface to ship as a wifi-only device
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/microsoft-surface-ship-wifi-only-device-230431386.html
There's a lot to be excited about when it comes to the new Microsoft Surface supertablet, the device Gates and company hope will take down the industry-leading iPad. But already, a major weakness may have appeared in the gadget: The first-generation Windows 8Microsoft … Continue reading

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Nintendo 3DS XL ups the size of your mobile games for $199
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/nintendo-3ds-xl-ups-size-mobile-games-199-211150403.html
Nintendo's glasses-free 3D handheld, the 3DS, has had quite a few ups and downs in its relatively short life — from massive launch numbers to sales so low that a huge price cut was needed to revive it. Now, the company is banking … Continue reading

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Forget HD: Watch the 'Star Wars' Trilogy as Animated GIFs
http://news.yahoo.com/forget-hd-watch-star-wars-trilogy-animated-gifs-195300663.html
The force is strong with this animated GIF, which captures the story of The Empire Strikes Back through pixel art.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Internet group picks little-known executive as CEO
http://news.yahoo.com/internet-group-picks-little-known-executive-ceo-130234437--finance.html


Fadi Chehade is seen in an undated photo made available by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Friday, June 22, 2012. Chehade, 50, will be the next CEO of ICANN, the company announced Friday. He will replace former U.S. cybersecurity chief Rod Beckstrom as chief executive. (AP Photo/Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)A businessman with experience in building consensus will be the next CEO of the Internet agency in charge of contentious policies surrounding Internet addresses.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
A battle for Internet freedom as UN meeting nears
http://news.yahoo.com/battle-internet-freedom-un-meeting-nears-081735187.html


FILE - In this April 13, 2012, file photo United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, speaks with Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),during a photo session of the UN Chief Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland. Secret negotiations, preparing for a first-ever summit on international telecommunications, have sparked a wave of rumors, the juiciest of which has the UN seizing control of the Internet from a coalition of nongovernmental organizations that establish web policies, standards and rules. Toure, who will be running the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai this December calls the rumor “ridiculous.” (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty that could allow countries to clamp down on the free flow of information.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Study: E-book library borrowing takes slow pace
http://news.yahoo.com/study-e-book-library-borrowing-takes-slow-pace-135826723--finance.html


FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2011 file photo, Heather Stephenson, a librarian at the Siouxland Library main branch, demonstrates how to download a book from siouxlandlib.org onto an e-reader. E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing if their local branch offers e-releases, according to a survey published Friday, June 22, 2012 by the Pew Research Center. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Emily Spartz, File)E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Nintendo to start selling 3DS with larger screens
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-start-selling-3ds-larger-screens-043909938--finance.html


In this image released by Nintendo Co., Japanese game maker Nintendo's 3DS LL, left, and 3DS are shown. Nintendo has upgraded its 3DS handheld to sport a screen nearly twice as big as the previous model amid hot competition against smartphones and tablets that are wooing people away from dedicated gaming machines. The Kyoto-based maker of the Super Mario games and Wii home console said Friday, June 22, 2012, the Nintendo 3DS LL, called 3DS XL in overseas markets, goes on sale in Japan and Europe July 28, and in the U.S. from Aug. 19. It will sell in Japan for 18,900 yen ($236) and $199.99 in the U.S. It did not give a price for Europe. (AP Photo/Nintendo Co.) EDITORIAL USE ONLYJapanese game maker Nintendo Co. has upgraded its 3DS handheld to sport a screen nearly twice as big as the previous model amid hot competition against smartphones and tablets that are wooing people away from dedicated gaming machines.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
The pros and cons of purchasing a prepaid smartphone
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12296-the-pros-and-cons-of-purchasing-a-prepaid-smartphone
While prepaid smartphones are not for everybody, the opportunity to purchase an iPhone or any other state-of-the-art device without a long-term carrier contract is an attractive value proposition for many consumers.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Chinese tech giant calls for cyber cooperation
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-tech-giant-calls-cyber-cooperation-014721556--finance.html


Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Technologies, speaks at the International economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2012. President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that reforming Russia's economy is his top priority. Business leaders welcomed the commitment, but noted that such pledges have been made before and need to be backed up by action. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)The founder of Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei, which has faced security concerns in the U.S. and Australia, is calling for global cooperation to improve data protection.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Chinese tech giant calls for security cooperation
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-tech-giant-calls-security-cooperation-014335558--finance.html
The founder of Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies has called for international cooperation to improve data protection.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
U.S. judge blocks Apple in Google smartphone war
http://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-blocks-apple-google-smartphone-war-014032526--sector.html
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Apple Inc cannot pursue an injunction against Google's Motorola Mobility unit, a significant setback for the iPhone maker in a key case in the smartphone patent wars. The ruling came from Judge Richard Posner in Chicago federal court. He dismissed the litigation between Apple and Motorola Mobility with prejudice, meaning it can't be refiled. (Reporting by Jessica Dye and Dan Levine; Editing by Gary Hill)

Sat, 23 Jun 12
First Tesla electric sedans hit the road
http://news.yahoo.com/first-tesla-electric-sedans-hit-road-000440807--finance.html


A Tesla Model S drives outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., Friday, June 22, 2012. The first Model S sedan car will be rolling off the assembly line on Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Electric car maker Tesla's first mass-market sedans took to the road Friday, but it's not certain whether their debut will make or break the fledgling company.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Google CEO says "nothing seriously wrong": source
http://news.yahoo.com/google-ceo-says-nothing-seriously-wrong-source-010819809--sector.html


Google CEO Page speaks during a press announcement at Google headquarters in New YorkSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page has reassured employees about his health, but the company on Friday shed little additional light on an unspecified condition affecting his voice that will sideline him from two high-profile events in the coming weeks. Page told employees in an email on Thursday that there was "nothing seriously wrong with me," according to a source who had seen an internal staff memo. ...

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Solid-state drives now cheaper than ever before
http://news.yahoo.com/solid-state-drives-now-cheaper-ever-010021817.html


Solid-state drives now cheaper than ever beforeOne of the reasons ultrabook prices are so high is because their solid-state storage drives, which offer improved performance and reliability over traditional spinning hard drives, are so costly to vendors. The current generation of solid-state drives are cheaper than ever, however, and multiple companies are now offering drives lower than the dollar-per-gigabyte threshold, according to a study from The Tech Report. The publication analyzed pricing data that was compiled by Camelegg from early 2011 through June 2012, and found that the average price of flash storage drives has fallen 48% over the past year. If the current pricing trend of solid-state drives continues, ultrabook prices may finally drop to a more reasonable level. Earlier reports have indicated otherwise, though. Read

Sat, 23 Jun 12
U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit
http://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-sets-2013-trial-date-apple-e-003157582--finance.html


The Apple Inc corporate logo is pictured on rear side of the Macbook Pro notebook computerNEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books. Following a hearing in Manhattan federal court, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said a bench trial in the case will begin June 3, 2013, for Apple and two publishers who are fighting the antitrust charges. The U.S. Justice Department sued Apple in April, saying it colluding with five publishers to boost e-book prices in early 2010, as the Silicon Valley giant was launching its popular iPad tablet. ...

Sat, 23 Jun 12
It's an isolated life for Sandusky trial jurors
http://news.yahoo.com/isolated-life-sandusky-trial-jurors-180807255--spt.html


In this June 20, 2012 photo, Matt Sandusky, adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, right, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Just a few hours into jury deliberations. On Thursday, June 22, 2012, Matt Sandusky, came forward for the first time to say in a statement that his father had abused him. The statement didn't detail the abuse allegation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)There's no Twitter, Facebook or radio. Smartphones, iPads or laptops? No way. The phones and clock radios were removed and the televisions disconnected in from their hotel rooms.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Ultrabooks are too expensive for enterprise, CIOs say
http://news.yahoo.com/ultrabooks-too-expensive-enterprise-cios-234547395.html


Ultrabooks are too expensive for enterprise, CIOs sayEarly ultrabook adoption has not lived up to vendors’ expectation according to numerous accounts. Spurred by the popularity of Apple’s MacBook Air, these new ultra-thin notebook PCs offer ample performance despite their sleek, slimmed-down cases. High prices are often cited by industry watchers as the root cause behind slow ultrabook sales, however, and it looks like this is indeed the case in the enterprise market, according to TechRepublic. The site asked 12 CIOs if they planned to roll out ultrabook models at their respective organizations — 11 said no. High prices were repeatedly cited as a cause for the negative responses, and according to a recent report, ultrabook pricing is likely to remain high until next year. Read

Sat, 23 Jun 12
HTC pulls out of Brazil
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-pulls-brazil-223012080.html


HTC pulls out of BrazilHTC is pulling out of the Brazilian smartphone market, according to a company spokesperson speaking with Android Pit. The troubled Taiwanese manufacturer will be “completely shutting down their operations in Brazil,” laying off dozens of employees and halting device wholesales immediately, meaning the new HTC One-series will not makes its way to the South American country. The company has promised, however, that it will continue to support existing devices. “After analyzing the sales numbers, we have decided to pull out of the Brazilian market,” an HTC spokesperson said. Brazil recently passed Germany and France in global smartphone market share with more than 27 million people owning smartphones. HTC’s chief executive Peter Chou recently revealed that the company does not plan to offer

Sat, 23 Jun 12
US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize
http://news.yahoo.com/us-computer-graphics-scientist-wins-kyoto-prize-111415232--finance.html


In this May 10, 2012 photo released by the Inamori Foundation, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology is shown. Ohsumi, 67, was awarded Japan's annual Kyoto Prize for his work in the basic sciences Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/The Inamori Foundation) EDITORIAL USE ONLYAn American regarded as the father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist are winners of the annual Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
News Summary: Video of bus monitor's misery
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-video-bus-monitors-misery-212752740--finance.html


In this cellphone video image taken from YouTube via AP video, bus monitor Karen Klein reacts to several seventh-grade students mercilessly taunting her on a bus, Monday, June 18, 2012, in Greece, N.Y. Since the video has gone viral, small donations for Klein from around the world have poured into the crowd-funding site indiegogo.com, at one point crashing the site and pulling in a staggering $443,057 by early Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/YouTube via AP video)THE SPARK: A middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video showing four other seventh-grade boys cruelly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
News Summary: Berkshire buys Waco newspaper
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-berkshire-buys-waco-newspaper-212341971--finance.html
MORE NEWS: Billionaire Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is buying the Waco Tribune-Herald, its second newspaper in Texas.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Facebook allows fix for embarrassing mistakes
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-allows-fix-embarrassing-mistakes-211941666.html


A 'like' sign stands at the entrance of Facebook headquartersFor those embarrassing mistakes people make in their Facebook posts, there is finally some relief.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Analysts whack Nokia sales estimates… again
http://news.yahoo.com/analysts-whack-nokia-sales-estimates-again-211518118.html


Analysts whack Nokia sales estimates… againJust what Nokia needed: another group of analysts slashing its revenue estimates! In this case, Bloomberg reports that Nomura analysts this morning sent out a research note saying that Microsoft’s decision to upgrade Windows Phone 8 in such a way that the current line of Nokia Lumia devices can’t be updated has further impeded Nokia’s ability to get back on its feet. Nomura now estimates that Nokia will sell 34 million Windows Phone devices in 2013, a whopping 41% cut from the its previous estimates. “We had hoped that Q3 would represent the low point in Nokia’s competitive cycle,” the analysts wrote. “An abandoned strategy in feature phones combined with an apparent increase in competitive pressures in Windows Phone lead us to cut

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Video of bus monitor's misery strikes a nerve
http://news.yahoo.com/video-bus-monitors-misery-strikes-nerve-184342785--finance.html


In this cellphone video image taken from YouTube via AP video, bus monitor Karen Klein reacts to several seventh-grade students mercilessly taunting her on a bus, Monday, June 18, 2012, in Greece, N.Y. Since the video has gone viral, small donations for Klein from around the world have poured into the crowd-funding site indiegogo.com, at one point crashing the site and pulling in a staggering $443,057 by early Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/YouTube via AP video)The pebble was tossed when a middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video on his Facebook page.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Meme Karaoke: Advice Animals Cover The Police [PIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/meme-karaoke-advice-animals-cover-police-pic-210001701.html
What goes hand-in-hand on a Friday, aside from your hand in a happy hour drink? Music and memes!

Sat, 23 Jun 12
HTC teases voice assistant to compete with Apple’s Siri
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-teases-voice-assistant-compete-apple-siri-202017115.html


HTC teases voice assistant to compete with Apple’s SiriHTC on Friday posted an image on its Facebook page teasing a voice assistant that may look to compete withApple’s Siri and Samsung’s S-Voice. While the image contains the caption, “Ever wonder what your pet has been trying to tell you all these years,” but we are almost certain HTC isn’t releasing a dog translator. With enhanced voice command and voice assistant features growing more popular, it is only logical that HTC would follow suit and roll out a service that will compliment its Sense user interface and service layer. Read

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Zynga.com to show Facebook ads
http://news.yahoo.com/zynga-com-show-facebook-ads-200028906--finance.html
Zynga is starting to show ads from Facebook on Zynga.com, its stand-alone website that lets people play its online games away from Facebook.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
New Journalistic Workflow
http://news.yahoo.com/journalistic-workflow-195700588.html
New Journalistic Workflow

Sat, 23 Jun 12
San Diego Is the Latest City to Officially Recognize Social Media Day
http://news.yahoo.com/san-diego-latest-city-officially-recognize-social-media-195247747.html
San Diego is the latest addition to the growing number of cities that have officially declared June 30 Social Media Day.

Sat, 23 Jun 12
Facebook expands ad business to Zynga's website
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-expands-ad-business-zyngas-website-194040542--sector.html


The Facebook logo is shown at Facebook headquarters in Palo AltoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has begun showing ads on Zynga Inc's website, the first time the company has distributed ads beyond the borders of its own website and raising the possibility that Facebook could eventually launch an online advertising network. "People may now see ads and sponsored stories from Facebook on Zynga.com," said Facebook spokesperson Tucker Bounds. He said that Facebook does not share information about people or advertisers with Zynga, and that Facebook's advertisers do not have any new "targeting criteria. ...

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Google stock split wins approval; CEO loses voice
http://news.yahoo.com/google-stock-split-wins-approval-ceo-loses-voice-000917885--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday, April 16, 2009, file photo, Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google's shareholders are expected to approve on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are pushing for the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)Google shareholders gave CEO Larry Page what he wanted Thursday by approving an unconventional stock split meant to cement his authority, but he wasn't around to hail the victory.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Texas AG accuses Google of withholding evidence
http://news.yahoo.com/texas-ag-accuses-google-withholding-evidence-204639163--finance.html


FILE - In this July 25, 2011 file photo, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott talks with the media as he leaves the Tom Green County Courthouse, in San Angelo, Texas. Abbott is accusing Google of improperly withholding evidence sought in an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of improperly withholding evidence to stymie an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Tyrannosaurus skeleton sold for $1.1 million to be seized by feds
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/tyrannosaurus-skeleton-sold-1-1-million-seized-feds-011604647.html
Intrigue continues to surround the Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton that was sold for a whopping $1,052,000 at auction back in May. Even before the auction took place, the government of Mongolia stepped forward to claim that the bones were stolen from the country. … Continue reading

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Tiny, futuristic microhome installs in 4 minutes via helicopter
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/tiny-futuristic-microhome-installs-4-minutes-via-helicopter-010821536.html
Picture this social emergency: You've invited your best friends up to your vacation home (situated on your $12 million private island), only to realize that there aren't enough beds and rooms for everyone. The solution: Spend just under $100,000, and have … Continue reading

Fri, 22 Jun 12
45+ Events in Business, Mobile and Marketing
http://news.yahoo.com/45-events-business-mobile-marketing-210837931.html
It's the first week of summer -- have you organized your events itinerary yet?

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Government: Apple's trying to rush antitrust case
http://news.yahoo.com/government-apples-trying-rush-antitrust-case-220218332.html
The U.S. government says Apple Inc. wants to rush its New York antitrust lawsuit over the price of electronic books by finishing evidence gathering by year's end, and the electronics king acknowledges it has a "special urgency" in ending the case.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
The pop that wasn't: Life after Facebook's IPO
http://news.yahoo.com/pop-wasnt-life-facebooks-ipo-164034395--finance.html


FILE- In this Friday, May 18, 2012, file photo, the animated facade of the Nasdaq MarketSite, welcomes the Facebook IPO, in New York's Times Square. It’s been a month since Facebook’s IPO fell flat and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has gone cold. Venture capitalists say the fallout from Facebook’s rocky IPO is making technology companies more cautious about going public. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)It's been a month since Facebook's IPO fell flat and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has collapsed.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
It costs just $1.36 to charge an iPad for a year
http://news.yahoo.com/costs-just-1-36-charge-ipad-212452585--finance.html


FILE- In this, Friday, April 20, 2012, file photo, A visitor tries out a new iPad tablet computer at an Apple store in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The annual charging cost of an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute. The group, known as EPRI, saw Apple Inc.'s big iPad sales numbers and decided to study the tablet computer's power use to determine what effect the devices might have on the nation's electricity consumption (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)That coffee you're drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Cuban blog gathering prompts official criticism
http://news.yahoo.com/cuban-blog-gathering-prompts-official-criticism-194821212--finance.html
Cuban bloggers and tweeters talked tech in Havana on Thursday at a Spanish-organized forum promoting social media in one of the world's most unplugged nations, prompting accusations from state-run media of an attempt to foment subversive activities.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Songza iPhone app will get you in the right mood
http://www.appolicious.com/music/articles/12285-songza-iphone-app-will-get-you-in-the-right-mood
Between ultra-specific satellite radio, apps like Pandora with user-generated stations, and the all-you-can-eat buffet of music apps like Spotify, it’s incredibly easy in 2012 to listen to the music you want to listen to. Things get more complicated, however, when you’re not sure what it is you want to hear. You know you just woke up and you’re a little cranky, but what bands fit that mood? Or maybe you just met a girl and you’re head over heels – Pandora isn’t quite specific enough to soundtrack your joy just right. ...

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Vizio tops U.S. LCD HDTV shipments in Q1
http://news.yahoo.com/vizio-tops-u-lcd-hdtv-shipments-q1-011518087.html


Vizio tops U.S. LCD HDTV shipments in Q1Vizio on Wednesday announced that it had shipped more LCD HDTVs than any other vendor in the first quarter of 2012. The company captured an 18.5% market share of the LCD HDTV industry, increasing 3.5% quarter-over-quarter, and a 27.5% overall share. “VIZIO’s focus has always been to make the best technology accessible to all consumers,” said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. “Today’s announcement of VIZIO’s #1 rank in both LCD HDTVs and sound bars validates our approach and demonstrates that VIZIO products continue to resonate with the U.S. consumer.” While Vizio’s LCD HDTV shipments increased in the first quarter of this year, the industry as a whole saw a decline the first time ever. Vizio’s press release follows below. VIZIO

Fri, 22 Jun 12
SmartMoney to close print edition, boost online
http://news.yahoo.com/smartmoney-close-print-edition-boost-online-005240323--finance.html
After three-straight quarters of steep advertising declines, SmartMoney's print magazine is ceasing publication and switching to an all-digital format aimed at online users.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
News Summary: $1.36 to charge iPad for a year
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-1-36-charge-ipad-005128523--finance.html


FILE- In this, Friday, April 20, 2012, file photo, A visitor tries out a new iPad tablet computer at an Apple store in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The annual charging cost of an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute. The group, known as EPRI, saw Apple Inc.'s big iPad sales numbers and decided to study the tablet computer's power use to determine what effect the devices might have on the nation's electricity consumption (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)ENERGY COST: It costs $1.36 a year to charge an iPad, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a group funded by electric utilities.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
News Summary: Gov't says Apple trying to rush case
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-govt-says-apple-trying-rush-case-003545003--finance.html
PROCEDURAL DISPUTE: The U.S. government says Apple wants to rush its antitrust lawsuit over the price of electronic books by finishing evidence gathering by year's end. Apple acknowledges it has a "special urgency" in ending the case.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Microsoft Surface battery life may not stack up to iPad
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-surface-battery-life-may-not-stack-ipad-003042849.html


Microsoft Surface battery life may not stack up to iPadGregg Keizer at Computer World has done a little detective work on the battery life of Microsoft’s Surface tablets and has found that it may be lacking compared with competitors. CW‘s rough estimates, which were calculated by “by comparing their watt-hour ratings with existing products that have made between-charges claims,” found that the Windows RT Surface may have battery power in the 7.5-hour range, or around two-and-a-half hours less than the advertised battery life of the new iPad; Keizer says that the Windows RT Surface tablet has a listed battery power of 31.4Wh, more than 10 watt-hours less than the 42.5Wh battery in the new iPad. Keizer also spoke with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens, who “cautioned against reading too much into the

Fri, 22 Jun 12
"Flame" can sabotage computers, attack Iran: expert
http://news.yahoo.com/flame-sabotage-computers-attack-iran-expert-000405413.html
BOSTON (Reuters) - The powerful Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corp. Iran had previously blamed Flame for causing data loss on computers in the country's main oil export terminal and Oil Ministry. But prior to Symantec's discovery, cyber experts had only unearthed evidence that proved Flame could spy on conversations on the computers it infects and steal data. ...

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Google will allow Motorola Mobility its own space
http://news.yahoo.com/google-allow-motorola-mobility-own-space-235335716.html


A model from Motorola Mobility Japan shows off the company's new smartphone, 'Motorola Razr'Google intends to allow its newly acquired Motorola Mobility to keep its autonomy as it battles in the hotly contested smartphone market, executives said Thursday.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Apple fined $2.29 million over misleading ’4G iPad’ claims in Australia
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-fined-2-29-million-over-misleading-4g-234522722.html


Apple fined $2.29 million over misleading ’4G iPad’ claims in AustraliaJustice Mordy Bromberg on Thursday found that Apple misled consumers in Australia with the capabilities of its third-generation iPad, Agence France-Presse reported. The Cupertino-based company was fined for “deliberately” misleading Australian consumers about the local 4G capability of its latest iPad and will be forced to pay $2.29 million. “The conduct concerned was deliberate and very serious,” Bromberg said. “It exposed a significant proportion of Australian consumers of tablet devices to a misleading representation.” While the slate features 4G LTE connectivity, the technology is not compatible with Australia’s wireless networks. The iPhone-maker in March began offering customers a refund if they felt misled, however it was not enough. Apple was also ordered to pay roughly $305,000 in court fees. Read

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Google CEO loses voice, skips shareholder meeting
http://news.yahoo.com/google-ceo-loses-voice-skips-shareholder-meeting-213303561--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page sat out his company's annual shareholders' meeting on Thursday due to an unspecified condition affecting his voice that will sideline him from speaking engagements for several weeks. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told shareholders at the company's Mountain View headquarters that Page, who replaced Schmidt as CEO in April 2011, had "lost his voice" and would not be able to do any public speaking engagements for the time being. ...

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Lawmaker: Ellison plans no major upset on Lanai
http://news.yahoo.com/lawmaker-ellison-plans-no-major-upset-lanai-224410319--finance.html


In this Oct. 5, 2011 photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco. Ellison has reached a deal to buy 98 percent of the island of Lanai from its current owner, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Billionaire Larry Ellison isn't planning any radical changes for the Hawaiian island he has agreed to buy, a Hawaii state lawmaker said Thursday.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
NYT adds tech heavyweights Ito, McAndrews to board
http://news.yahoo.com/nyt-adds-tech-heavyweights-ito-mcandrews-board-231754225--finance.html
The New York Times Co. is adding two technology heavyweights to its board of directors: Joichi Ito, an early investor in Twitter, Flickr and Kickstarter, and Brian McAndrews, a venture capitalist who specializes in funding technology start-up companies.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Cuban dissidents face official criticism at blog meet
http://news.yahoo.com/cuban-dissidents-face-official-criticism-blog-meet-230139003.html


Cuban opposition bloggers participate in the inauguration of the Under the wary eye of Cuba's Communist authorities, opposition bloggers on Thursday kicked off a three-day event promoting Internet use to discuss the island's problems.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Global LCD TV shipments fall for the first time ever
http://news.yahoo.com/global-lcd-tv-shipments-fall-first-time-ever-230015054.html


Global LCD TV shipments fall for the first time everFor the first time ever, shipments of LCD TVs fell year-over-year, declining just over 3% to 43 million units. The decline had a noticeable impact on the market, with total TV shipments falling almost 8% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2012, the steepest decline since the second quarter of 2009. According to the latest report from DisplaySearch, quarterly TV shipments reached only 51 million units. “Soft demand and cautious expectations about the upcoming year in many parts of the TV supply chain have led to a slowdown in shipments,” noted Paul Gagnon, NPD DisplaySearch Director of North America TV Research. “Key component prices, such as LCD panels, are not expected to decline much in 2012, and many brands are concentrating on

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Flame virus can destroy computer files: Symantec
http://news.yahoo.com/flame-virus-destroy-computer-files-symantec-225517486.html
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corp. Iran had previously blamed Flame for causing data loss on computers in the country's main oil export terminal and Oil Ministry. But prior to Symantec's discovery, cyber experts had only unearthed evidence that proved the mysterious virus was capable of espionage. ...

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Key events in the history of Tesla Motors
http://news.yahoo.com/key-events-history-tesla-motors-224901504--finance.html
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors will start to deliver its new Model S sedan to customers Friday. Here are some key events in the company's history.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
News Summary: Life after Facebook's IPO
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-life-facebooks-ipo-223616724--finance.html


FILE- In this Friday, May 18, 2012, file photo, the animated facade of the Nasdaq MarketSite, welcomes the Facebook IPO, in New York's Times Square. It’s been a month since Facebook’s IPO fell flat and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has gone cold. Venture capitalists say the fallout from Facebook’s rocky IPO is making technology companies more cautious about going public. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)A FREEZE? No company has gone public since May 18, the day Facebook began trading on the Nasdaq exchange, compared with 19 in the same month a year ago. And 14 stock offerings have been withdrawn or delayed, according to Dealogic. None are scheduled this week.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Facebook will change ad service to settle lawsuit
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-change-ad-settle-lawsuit-163908835--sector.html


In this photo illustration, a Facebook logo on a computer screen is seen through a magnifying glass held by a woman in Bern(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has agreed to allow users more control over how their personal information is used in its "Sponsored Stories" ad feature, part of a deal to resolve litigation against the social networking company. The value to Facebook members resulting from the changes is about $103 million, in the opinion of one economist hired by the plaintiffs. But the amount Facebook will actually pay to settle the case is just over $20 million, according to court documents filed on Wednesday. ...

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Tesla's new sedan will make or break the company
http://news.yahoo.com/teslas-sedan-break-company-192427018--finance.html


FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2010, file photo, the new Tesla Model S electric sedan is shown during the unveiling of the new Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Tesla Motors, which has lost nearly $1 billion selling high-end electric sports cars to the likes of George Clooney will offer its first mass-market, five-seat sedan Friday, June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)It's a make or break moment for electric car maker Tesla Motors.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Information on Google co-founder who lost voice
http://news.yahoo.com/information-google-co-founder-lost-voice-223305689--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday, April 16, 2009, file photo, Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google's shareholders are expected to approve on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are pushing for the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)a conference on Google's Android mobile software next week and a call on its earnings report next month. He will continue as CEO while he recovers.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Google shareholders approve unusual stock split
http://news.yahoo.com/google-shareholders-approve-unusual-stock-split-220251906--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday, April 16, 2009, file photo, Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google's shareholders are expected to approve on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are pushing for the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)Google shareholders have approved an unconventional stock split that will ensure that the company's co-founders remain in control.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
What's up with Google's plan to split its stock
http://news.yahoo.com/whats-googles-plan-split-stock-233505786.html


FILE- In this Thursday, April 16, 2009, file photo, Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google's shareholders are expected to approve on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are pushing for the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)Google's shareholders gave their support Thursday to the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt had pushed the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Excerpt on new stock plan from Google co-founders
http://news.yahoo.com/excerpt-stock-plan-google-co-founders-222133691--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday, April 16, 2009, file photo, Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google's shareholders are expected to approve on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are pushing for the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)On Thursday, Google shareholders approved an unconventional stock split that will ensure that the company's co-founders remain in control. Here's an excerpt from an April letter from Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin explaining the reasoning behind its plan to issue a non-voting class of stock:

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Next-gen iPhone ‘confirmed’ to feature new 19-pin mini connector
http://news.yahoo.com/next-gen-iphone-confirmed-feature-19-pin-mini-221516923.html


Next-gen iPhone ‘confirmed’ to feature new 19-pin mini connectorPrevious leaks have suggested that Apple’s next-generation smartphone may feature a smaller dock connector to replace the current 30-pin solution. TechCrunch now claims to have independently verified that the Cupertino-based company is working on adding a 19-pin port to the new iPhone. The new port will reportedly resemble a Thunderbolt port in terms of size, although three independent manufacturers claim the pin-out will be different. Apple’s 30-pin dock connector has been the standard since the company released its third-generation iPod and hundreds, if not thousands, of accessories have been produced for the current dock connector. With the introduction of the MagSafe 2 connector, however, is it clear that Apple is more interested in slimming down its devices than supporting old accessories.

Fri, 22 Jun 12
Google CEO loses voice, misses annual meeting
http://news.yahoo.com/google-ceo-loses-voice-misses-annual-meeting-212636005--finance.html


FILE- In this Thursday, April 16, 2009, file photo, Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google's shareholders are expected to approve on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the company's plan to issue a new class of stock. Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are pushing for the move to ensure that they maintain long-term control of the company. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)Google CEO Larry Page is missing Thursday's annual shareholders meeting because he has lost his voice.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Windows phones to miss out on new software
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-phones-miss-software-211458722--finance.html
As it struggles to gain a foothold against the iPhone and Android phones, Microsoft Corp. is planning to issue a dramatic update to its phone software, one that won't be available to current Windows Phones.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Struggling BlackBerry maker begins job cuts
http://news.yahoo.com/struggling-blackberry-maker-begins-job-cuts-155139640--finance.html


FILE- In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012, file photo, three people on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange display their Blackberry smartphones. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says Wednesday, June 20, 2012, it has started laying off employees as part of a restructuring plan aimed at saving about $1 billion this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said Wednesday it has started laying off employees as part of a restructuring plan aimed at saving about $1 billion this year.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Invention takes a Quirky turn
http://news.yahoo.com/ben-kaufman-s--crazy-journey--to-success.html


This undated product image provided by Quirky.com, a website that lets users collaborate on designing household products, shows its first U.S.-manufactured item, a take on the traditional milk crate, The crates will be sold on the website Fab.com for the next seven days. starting Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Quirky)Ben Kaufman 'crazy journey' to success at open-source product pioneer Quirky.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Wild vacuum-equipped doormat will clean your shoes whether you like it or not
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/wild-vacuum-equipped-doormat-clean-shoes-whether-not-220814736.html
Have you ever walked around your home after coming in from outdoors only to realize your shoes were a bit dirtier than you had assumed? If so, then you'll love the latest invention from Japan's Palonia Furyokuki company: An industrial-quality doormat which … Continue reading

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Review: Samsung Galaxy S III is everything a flagship phone should be
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One of the benefits of being an Android fan is that you have a wide variety of phones to choose from when you go to get your first handset or upgrade to a new one. Unlike theiPhone, Android comes in hundreds of … Continue reading

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Larry Ellison Buys Sixth Largest Hawaiian Island
http://news.yahoo.com/larry-ellison-buys-sixth-largest-hawaiian-island-210627273.html
Pop quiz: what are you going to buy when you become a billionaire? For many of us, the hypothetical answer is "an island."

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Hawaii Gov.: Oracle's Ellison to buy most of Lanai
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Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has reached a deal to buy 98 percent of the island of Lanai from its current owner, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Yahoo, Liquid set to publish motion comics
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FILE- In this Monday, May 20, 2012, file photo, a Yahoo sign stands outside the company's offices in Santa Clara, Calif. Yahoo said Wednesday, June 20, 2012, it is expanding its original offerings, partnering with Liquid Comics to offer motion-comics. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)Yahoo said Wednesday it is expanding its original offerings, partnering with Liquid Comics to offer motion-comics.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Cisco CEO hopes to create jobs for Israeli Arabs
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2011 file photo, Cisco Chairman & CEO John Chambers speaks during a conference at the Mobile World congress in Barcelona, Spain. Chambers on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 announced an ambitious effort to help create 12,000 high-tech jobs in Israel's distressed Arab sector over the next four years. Chambers said the initiative represents a significant expansion of ?Maantech,? a year-old project launched by major high-tech companies and backed by the Israeli president that aims to reduce gaps between Israeli Arabs and Jews. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)Cisco Systems Inc. CEO and Chairman John Chambers on Wednesday introduced a campaign to help create 12,000 high-tech jobs in Israel's distressed Arab sector over the next four years.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Huffington. The Huff Post goes glossy
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12279-huffington-the-huff-post-goes-glossy
The Huffington Post is not known for in-depth news reporting, relying instead on saturating their readership with short news pieces, lots of info-taintement, and a healthy dollop of sensationalism. But in the Huffington news empire, there are hundreds of writers, many with serious cred. The site even won a Pulitzer last year and believe it or not, The Huffington Post publishes a decent amount of longform journalism. For those who want to find the meat without scrolling through the endless clutter, Arianna Huffington and AOL have launched a subscription magazine called Huffington. ...

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Apple fined $2.29 mln over Australian '4G' iPad
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Apple's next-generation iPad is now advertised outside North America as Apple has been fined Aus$2.25 million ($2.29 million) for misleading Australian consumers about the local 4G capability of its next-generation iPad, in a case brought by regulators.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Australian judge fines Apple more than $2.2 M
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An Australian judge fined Apple Inc. more than $2.2 million Thursday for misleading customers that its latest iPad was compatible with the next generation 4G broadband network.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
LG takes aim at Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s S Voice with ‘Quick Voice’
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LG takes aim at Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s S Voice with ‘Quick Voice’Samsung saw Apple’s Siri voice assistant on the iPhone 4S as a potential threat and was quick to respond. Growing pains aside, the company’s “S Voice” solution brings some Siri-like functionality to the Galaxy S III and it can be quite useful in a number of situations. LG on Wednesday announced that it too will bring a Siri competitor to Android devices. Dubbed “Quick Voice,” LG’s solution will launch later this month with somewhat limited functionality. It will only have access to 11 apps including email, phone and calendar, though it will also be able to search the web for weather, stock quotes and other information. Quick Voice will arrive in a software update on the Optimus Vu ”phablet” this month, and

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Microsoft OEM partners dish anonymously about hurt feelings
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Microsoft OEM partners dish anonymously about hurt feelingsEt tu, Ballmer? Microsoft’s original equipment manufacturer partners are doing their very best renditions of Julius Caesar this week after Microsoft apparently blindsided them when it announced that it would be making its own tablet. Just one day after Microsoft unveiled its new Surface tablets, some OEMs started griping to Reuters about their surprise and frustration at being kept in the dark in the lead up to the Surface announcement. “No senior executives heard about the news last week,” griped one anonymous Acer executive. “We’re quite surprised.” Another anonymous source, meanwhile, told Reuters that there was a “sense of betrayal” among some OEMs because Microsoft didn’t tell them that they were going to make their own tablet without OEM input. OEM complaints

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Facebook's unique visitors slipped in May: comScore
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook's U.S. user numbers dwindled in May from April and March, according to data compiled by research firm comScore, in the latest sign that growth may be leveling off at the No. 1 social network. Last month, Facebook attracted 158.01 million unique visitors in the United States, edging lower from 158.69 million in April and 158.93 million in March, comScore said. Keeping users coming back -- or combating fatigue -- is crucial for all social media services, analysts say. ...

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Dutch court rules in Samsung’s favor, Apple to pay damages
http://news.yahoo.com/dutch-court-rules-samsung-favor-apple-pay-damages-000051950.html


Dutch court rules in Samsung’s favor, Apple to pay damagesA Dutch judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of Samsung in its 3G patent case against Apple, All About Phones reported. A District Court in the Hague, Holland, ruled that the Cupertino-based company’s first- and second-generation iPads, along with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, infringe upon one of the South Korean vendor’s 3G patents. The patent in question, known as EP1188269, involves an “apparatus for encoding a transport format combination indicator for a communications system.” Apple will be forced to pay compensation for infringing on Samsung’s technology, however because the patent is classified as a FRAND patent, Samsung is not entitled to a sales ban. “Samsung welcomes the decision of the court in The Hague, which again confirms that

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Facebook and Yahoo! in patent fight truce talks
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Facebook and Yahoo! are in patent war truce talks that could end a legal battle between the companiesFacebook and Yahoo! are in patent war truce talks that could end a legal battle between the companies, according to court documents available online Wednesday.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
'Brave' targets audiences' ears in Dolby Atmos
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In this 2012 publicity image released by Disney/Pixar, Princess Merida, (voice by Kelly Macdonald), is shown flying in the 3D computer animated Disney/Pixar film, At the recent premiere of Disney-Pixar's "Brave," an animated tale about a bow-wielding Scottish princess named Merida, the whooshing of arrows seemed to glide even closer to the audience's ears, a bear's roar felt even more dangerous and a storm sounded like it was swirling over the audience.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Microsoft’s tablet efforts are fleeting, says Acer founder
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-tablet-efforts-fleeting-says-acer-founder-231518961.html


Microsoft’s tablet efforts are fleeting, says Acer founderMicrosoft set the technology media and industry watchers aflutter earlier this week when it took the wraps off the Microsoft Surface tablet during a press conference in Los Angeles, California. The sleek tablet will be Microsoft’s first, and it will be powered by the company’s new Windows 8 platform when it launches later this year. According to Acer founder Stan Shih, Microsoft’s goal with the Surface isn’t to find success as a hardware vendor. Instead, the launch is a ploy to encourage adoption and innovation among its vendor partners. “Microsoft hopes that marketing its own-brand tablet PCs will encourage vendors to offer Windows 8 tablet PCs and thereby help expand market demand for the product line,” Digitimes’s Aaron Lee wrote

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Windows Phone sales on the rise, T-Mobile says
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Windows Phone sales on the rise, T-Mobile saysAt least one major U.S. carrier is reporting strong customer interest in Windows Phone devices, as T-Mobile says that the Nokia Lumia 710 has been one of its five most popular smartphones since its launch earlier this year. In all, T-Mobile says that “the mix of Windows Phone sales among our product portfolio has more than doubled in the past eight months” with the Lumia 710 and the HTC Radar 4G leading the charge. The carrier also reports that it has “seen a large number of first-time smartphone users select a Windows Phone as their device of choice with 55% of all upgrades to the Lumia 710 coming from a messaging or feature phone” and that “Lumia 710 users have

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Deals firm Living Social says no plans for IPO
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Living Social, the number two US online deals firm, indicated it had no immediate plans for an initial public offeringLiving Social, the number two US online deals firm, indicated Wednesday it had no immediate plans for an initial public offering, saying it had sufficient funds to expand its operations.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Microsoft brings phone software closer to Windows
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Joe Belfiore introduces the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system in San FranciscoSEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new phone software will be built on the same core as its new upcoming PC and tablet operating system, bringing the company one step closer to unifying its Windows franchise across a full range of screens that are revolutionizing computing. The world's largest software company, which is running to keep up with Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android devices, said the common core means customers will have a greater choice of phones and applications, and be able to switch between multiple machines more easily. ...

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Google Play’s Android app fire sale includes GTA III, NBA Jam, Mass Effect
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Google Play’s Android app fire sale includes GTA III, NBA Jam, Mass EffectAnyone looking to get some premium games on the cheap for their Android device should probably head over to the Google Play market today. Google is offering a series of Longest Day Deals for Android users that offer popular games such as Grand Theft Auto III, NBA Jam and Mass Effect: Infiltrator for just $0.99 a piece. Other 99-cent apps for sale include the ever-popular Draw Something, mSecure Password Manager and RepliGo PDF Reader. The sale ends on Thursday June 21st, so it’s probably best to get these discount apps while the getting’s good. Read

Thu, 21 Jun 12
News Summary: Windows phones won't get update
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COMING SOON: Windows Phone 8 will be available on new phones this fall. The software will bring Windows phones closer to PCs and tablets running Windows 8, which is also scheduled to launch this year.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Judge grills Apple in Google smartphone case
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A posed picture shows a Motorola Droid phone displaying the Google search page in New YorkCHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday strongly questioned Apple Inc's bid for an injunction against Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit, as the iPhone maker tries to salvage its position on a key front in the smartphone patent wars. Federal Judge Richard Posner in Chicago did not make any formal rulings from the bench during the hearing, which was a chance for Apple to plead its case for an injunction against Motorola phones that allegedly use its technology. But Posner called the U.S. ...

Thu, 21 Jun 12
20 Close-Up Photos of Texture You Can Almost Feel
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Kyle Dove

Thu, 21 Jun 12
PlayStation 3 consoles get free shooter game
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Attendees play new video games at the Sony Playstation booth during the E3 gaming conference in Los AngelesSony on Wednesday launched a shooter title PlayStation 3 (PS3) users can play in an unprecedented blend of hard-core console and free casual gaming.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 will put the Galaxy S III to shame
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Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 will put the Galaxy S III to shameDuring the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou took a shot at Samsung, Apple’s closest competitor. According to Focus Taiwan, citing The China Times, the chief executive has made it a lifetime goal to defeat Samsung. Gou is against “a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors,” referring to Samsung’s decision in 2010 to report four Taiwanese companies that were being investigated by the European Union over a flat panal price-fixing scandal. Gou also urged consumers to wait for the launch Apple’s “iPhone 5″ before purchasing a smartphone — he claims the Cupertino-based company’s next-generation handset will put Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone to shame. Read

Thu, 21 Jun 12
News Summary: 'Brave' targets audiences' ears
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In this 2012 publicity image released by Disney/Pixar, Princess Merida, (voice by Kelly Macdonald), is shown flying in the 3D computer animated Disney/Pixar film, BETTER SOUND: The Dolby Atmos system is the latest innovation in movie theater audio that's aiming to make the big-screen 3-D experience sound as three-dimensional as it looks.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
News Summary: Job boost for Israeli Arabs
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2011 file photo, Cisco Chairman & CEO John Chambers speaks during a conference at the Mobile World congress in Barcelona, Spain. Chambers on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 announced an ambitious effort to help create 12,000 high-tech jobs in Israel's distressed Arab sector over the next four years. Chambers said the initiative represents a significant expansion of ?Maantech,? a year-old project launched by major high-tech companies and backed by the Israeli president that aims to reduce gaps between Israeli Arabs and Jews. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)AMBITIONS: Cisco Systems Inc. CEO John Chambers introduced a campaign to help create 12,000 high-tech jobs in Israel's distressed Arab sector over the next four years.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
Microsoft shows off Windows for smartphones
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Joe Belfiore provided a sneak preview of Windows Phone 8.Microsoft on Wednesday ramped up its push to regain ground in the precious mobile computing market by giving developers a "sneak peek" at new Windows software for smartphones.

Thu, 21 Jun 12
LinkedIn sued for $5 million over data breach
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-sued-5-million-over-data-breach-204457165.html
(Reuters) - An Illinois woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against LinkedIn Corp, saying the social network violated promises to consumers by not having better security in place when more than 6 million customer passwords were stolen. The lawsuit, which was brought in federal court in San Jose, California, on June 15 and seeks class-action status, was filed less than two weeks after the stolen passwords turned up on websites frequented by computer hackers. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft tablet risks alienating PC makers
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils With the unveiling of the Surface tablet, Microsoft is heading into unusual territory: competing with its partners, the very same companies that make Windows PCs. But Microsoft has little to lose, since PC manufacturers have so far had very little success with their own tablets.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
London Games to be first social media Olympics
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FILE This Monday April 16, 2012 file photo provided by LOCOG shows an aerial view of the Olympic Park showing the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, foreground and the Aquatics Center, white building at left. London will be the social media Olympics. For all the history and tradition associated with London, a very modern-day phenomemon will play a prominent role at the upcoming Summer Games. Tweet this: These will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less. The London Games will be the most tweeted, micro-blogged, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Tactile robotics technology will mean our robot overlords won’t crush us… on accident, at least
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We've already created robots that are better at driving, cleaning, and detecting pollution than humans, so it was only a matter of time before they outpaced our sense of touch as well. The robotics masters at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering are working on … Continue reading

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Watch how to build a bug-zapping lightsaber in just 20 minutes
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Some of us have always dreamed of being a lightsaber-wielding Jedi knight. Yet others have had far more accesssible dreams, such as finally taking care of that pesky fly that's been buzzing around their living room for a week. For those … Continue reading

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Hilarious 'Milk In My Sippy Cup' Rap Is Not Just For Kids [VIDEO]
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You've probably already made your summer playlist, but be advised -- you're missing what could be the season's hottest single.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets
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FILE- In this March 9, 2006, file photo, Microsoft Corporate Vice President William Mitchell presents a new ultra compact computer by Samsung at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover, northern Germany. For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer.For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope and disappointment many times.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft's 'Surface' tablet aims for productivity
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OMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, reveals Surface, a new family of PCs, for Windows, Monday, June 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Rene Macura/AP Images for Mircrosoft)Microsoft unveiled a new tablet computer, Surface, that attempts to take advantage of one of the few criticisms of Apple's iPad — that it is better for consuming content than creating it.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Universal, indie music publishers cut video deal
http://news.yahoo.com/universal-indie-music-publishers-cut-video-deal-004147134--finance.html
Independent music publishers and the songwriters they represent will now be paid royalties for music videos of their songs performed by Universal Music artists and played on online services such as Vevo.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Facebook to let developers charge subscriptions
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Facebook is letting app developers charge subscription fees, in addition to existing one-time payments, for games and other applications on its site.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
The winners and losers from Spotify’s move into radio
http://www.appolicious.com/music/articles/12275-the-winners-and-losers-from-spotifys-move-into-radio
Spotify just released a major update for its iPhone and iPad applications that features a fully-operational radio station. Upon first impression, this update rocks!

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Google finds almost 10,000 new malicious websites every day
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Google finds almost 10,000 new malicious websites every dayGoogle’s security blog on Tuesday revealed new details on how the search giant is keeping Internet users safe from malware. The Mountain View-based company protects 600 million users through built-in protection for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari that warns users of dangerous websites. Every day the company encounters about 9,500 new websites that have been compromised or specifically designed for malware distribution. Approximately 12 million to 14 million Google Search queries, and 300,000 downloads, also trigger the company’s warning to caution users on a daily basis. “By protecting Internet users, webmasters, ISPs, and Google over the years, we’ve built up a steadily more sophisticated understanding of web-based malware and phishing,” Google wrote. “These aren’t completely solvable problems because threats continue to

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft launches promising tablet, risks remain
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New Surface tablet computers with keyboards are displayed at its unveiling by Microsoft in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Surface device signals the software company's hunger to join the three-way battle for the tablet market with Apple Inc and Google Inc, even if its longstanding hardware partners are not quite ready. The company's unprecedented move into PC design was a slap for traditional PC makers - which have fallen behind Apple in creating attractive machines that blend smoothly with software - but may primarily be a wake-up call for its partners rather than a long-term attempt to compete. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft's Surface: when the keyboard is key
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Microsoft Corp took the wraps off its Surface tablets on Monday in Los Angeles, it was the brightly hued keyboard that stole the show. The "Touch Cover" - a protective cover-cum-keyboard - could be a key differentiator for Microsoft as it tries to dent Apple Inc's iPad franchise, analysts said. It also represents the latest turn in an intensifying philosophical debate about how humans can best interact with their machines. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
More than 79 banks breached, 50GB of data stolen, hacker claims
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More than 79 banks breached, 50GB of data stolen, hacker claimsA hacker known as Reckz0r on Twitter announced that he has illegally accessed servers belonging to dozens of large banks. To prove it, the hacker released data relating to Visa and MasterCard credit cards. The data leaked includes full names, addresses, debit or credit card type, phone numbers and email addresses. Reckz0r claims this is only a portion of the data stolen, and the full amount is “about 50GB or bigger” taken from “over 79 large banks” that he has been targeting over the last three months. Global Payments, an international credit card processing company, confirmed in March that hackers stole credit card numbers belonging to as many as 1.5 million MasterCard and Visa customers. It is unclear if the

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Analysis: Facebook stock's bad start reins in short sellers
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The Facebook logo is shown at Facebook headquarters in Palo AltoNEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook's weak stock market debut has a potential silver lining for the social media giant - some short sellers may have been scared off. About 8.1 percent of the 421 million shares in the initial public offering were sold short as of May 31, about two weeks after its trading debut, according to a Reuters analysis of exchange data. That percentage is lower than for Pandora Media Inc, LinkedIn Corp, Angie's List Inc and Groupon Inc - half of the other Internet companies that went public in the past year. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Why You Should Consider Buying Microsoft's New Surface Tablet
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COMMENTARY | Microsoft on Monday unveiled its new Surface tablet that has many tech enthusiasts hailing it as a true iPad competitor. While there are still many unanswered questions, the Surface tablet seems very impressive and here's why.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft's Surface Tablet: A Real iPad Competitor?
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COMMENTARY | Apple's iPad is unquestionably the benchmark for tablets since the new iPad introduced an HD Retina display and an ultra-fast processor. While numerous major electronics manufacturers have introduced their own formidable tablets, Apple's classic rival, Microsoft, only recently entered the fray.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft Surface Tablet: Why I’m Buying the Hype (and Probably the Tablet)
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COMMENTARY | TechRadar gives a detailed hands on view of the new Microsoft Surface Tablet announced Monday.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Dead man walking: Nokia brings 41-megapixel 808 PureView Symbian phone to U.S.
http://news.yahoo.com/dead-man-walking-nokia-brings-41-megapixel-808-225004771.html


Dead man walking: Nokia brings 41-megapixel 808 PureView Symbian phone to U.S.Nokia on Tuesday announced that its “unique” 808 PureView smartphone will soon launch in the United States. Nokia’s new smartphone is indeed unique in a number of ways: it’s the first Nokia phone to use a 41-megapixel “PureView” camera that oversamples pixels and combines up to seven pixels at a time to create one “PurePixel,” which the company says helps to eliminate noise. The device is also unique because it is powered by the Symbian operating system, which is currently in the midst of a long, drawn-out walk down the green mile, having been replaced by Windows Phone. Nokia 808 PureView preorders will be available from Amazon starting next week, and the device will cost $699 with no service contract. The

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft Surface Tablet Succeeds in Design, Functionality
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-surface-tablet-succeeds-design-functionality-224700499.html
Just when you thought the iPad was monopolizing the tablet world, Microsoft introduced the Surface tablet on Monday, an instant competitor and option for Windows lovers. Even though specs were just released, the tablet feels like a must-buy and will change the way they are produced by other companies and competitors like Apple.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Zynga mines arcade games with "Ruby Blast"
http://news.yahoo.com/zynga-mines-arcade-games-ruby-blast-223917531.html


Zynga seeks to mine the popularity of another arcade style social game with the release of Zynga on Tuesday sought to mine the popularity of another arcade style social game with the release of "Ruby Blast" for play at Facebook or at the company's online arena.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Google's, Apple's eyes in the sky draw scrutiny
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The Apple logo is shown prior to the initial sales of the new iPhone4S at Apple's flagship retail store in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc and Apple Inc are attracting renewed scrutiny of their practices due to privacy concerns - this time for flying "military-grade spy planes" over major U.S. cities as they race to shore up their rival 3D mapping services. Staffers for Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, met with Google officials on Monday to discuss privacy issues related to the camera-equipped planes. They plan to meet with Apple on Friday. The senator's office also plans to reach out to Microsoft and other companies that may be developing similar technologies. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
News Summary: Microsoft risks alienating PC makers
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils companies that make Windows PCs.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus: newspaper
http://news.yahoo.com/u-israel-developed-flame-computer-virus-newspaper-223159740.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame computer virus that collected intelligence to help slow Iran's nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous Western officials. The so-called Flame malware aimed to map Iran's computer networks and monitor computers of Iranian officials, the newspaper said. It was designed to provide intelligence to help in a cyber campaign against Iran's nuclear program, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel's military, the Post said. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
News Summary: Spotify offers free mobile radio
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-spotify-offers-free-mobile-radio-222951449--finance.html


This undated image provided by Spotify shows music artwork displayed on their mobile app. The music-subscription company is joining the ranks of Pandora, Slacker and Songza by offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. Until June 2012, the company did not enable people to use its mobile app unless they paid $10 per month. (AP Photo/Spotify Radio)THE OFFERING: The music-subscription company Spotify is offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. Until now, the company charged people $10 per month to use its mobile app.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
News Summary: Google executive warns on tech
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-google-executive-warns-tech-222733670--finance.html
THE WARNING: Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, says vast numbers of the world's population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Review: Microsoft Surface straddles divide
http://news.yahoo.com/review-microsoft-surface-straddles-divide-222600819--finance.html


This product rendering released by Microsoft shows Surface, a 9.3 millimeter thick tablet with a kickstand to hold it upright and keyboard that is part of the device's cover. It weighs under 1.5 pounds. The device is part of the software company’s effort to compete with Apple Inc. and its popular iPad tablet computer. (AP Photo/Microsoft)Microsoft seems to have gotten the design and form factor right with its new Surface tablet computer. But the user interface, not so much. That's an odd conclusion to make about a device from a software company that usually lets others do the manufacturing.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Facebook stock closes up for 4th straight day
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-closes-4th-straight-day-220813246--finance.html
Facebook's stock has had its fourth consecutive day of gains.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Integrated Device Tech extends PLX tender offer
http://news.yahoo.com/integrated-device-tech-extends-plx-tender-offer-220626495--finance.html
Chipmaker Integrated Device Technology Inc. said Tuesday it is extending its tender offer for shares of PLX Technology Inc.

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Microsoft kept PC partners in dark about Surface
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-kept-pc-partners-dark-surface-213726433--finance.html
SAN FRANCISCO/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp kept its personal computer partners largely in the dark about its plans to launch a competing tablet computer, with some long-time collaborators learning of the new gadget only days before its unveiling, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The secrecy that shrouded the Surface tablet risks alienating Microsoft's hardware partners, and marks a departure from the software company's tradition of working closely with hardware companies to test and fine-tune every new product. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
Google looking for a bit more NYC space: sources
http://news.yahoo.com/google-looking-bit-more-nyc-space-sources-215841523--sector.html


Google Inc logo shown in San FranciscoNEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc, which spent nearly $2 billion for one of Manhattan's largest office buildings, is in the market to rent a bit more space as the company grows and is unable to get some of its tenants out, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Google is looking to lease between 60,000 square feet to 100,000 square feet of office space, which depending upon the building, could be a floor or two, one source said on Tuesday. Google paid about $1.8 billion for the 17-story, 2.9 million square-foot building that occupies an entire city block in 2010. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 12
The Connection Between Education, Money and Happiness
http://news.yahoo.com/connection-between-education-money-happiness-213919289.html
Tom Katsouleas is the Jeff and Penny Vinik dean of Duke university’s Pratt School of Engineering. He joined Duke in 2008, where he is also a professor of electrical and computing engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineering’s Advisory Committee on Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft unveils 'Surface' tablet computer
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-unveils-surface-tablet-computer-234602771--finance.html


COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division; Mike Angiulo, Corporate Vice President Windows Planning, Hardwire and PC Ecosystem; and Panos Panay, General Manager Microsoft Surface; reveal Surface, a new family of PCs, for Windows, Monday, June 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Rene Macura/AP Images for Mircrosoft)Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Oracle's surprising 4Q release pleases investors
http://news.yahoo.com/oracles-surprising-4q-release-pleases-investors-004537108--finance.html
Oracle was so pleased with its latest quarter that it apparently couldn't wait to share the news.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
The Walking Dead creator designs zombie-proof car
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/walking-dead-creator-designs-zombie-proof-car-005942210.html
Subaru may claim that the WRX sports car is the official escape vehicle of the zombie apocalypse, but design-wise, it's got nothing on this. Hyundai teamed up with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to turn an ordinary Elantra Coupe into a zombie-proof car... because … Continue reading

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Mozilla launches Thimble, a new tool that makes creating a website simple
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/mozilla-launches-thimble-tool-makes-creating-website-simple-005454442.html
In 1997, making a website seemed like the simplest thing in the world. Of course, it wasn't — there was all sorts of HTML code involved, and making a professional-looking site took almost as much work then as it does now. … Continue reading

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Meet Microsoft Surface's Innovative Keyboard Cases
http://news.yahoo.com/meet-microsoft-surfaces-innovative-cases-double-keyboards-212223906.html
Microsoft announced Surface, its new Windows tablet, at an event on Monday. To go along with it, the company also announced two covers for the tablet that double as a keyboards for the device.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Governments asking Google to remove more content
http://news.yahoo.com/governments-asking-google-remove-more-content-133753140.html
U.S. authorities are leading the charge as governments around the world pepper Google with more demands to remove online content and turn over information about people using its Internet search engine, YouTube video site and other services.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Yahoo hires chief revenue officer to spur ad sales
http://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-hires-chief-revenue-officer-spur-ad-sales-174858208.html
Yahoo is turning to a former colleague of its interim CEO to oversee the troubled Internet company's efforts to sell more online advertising.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Clarification: Tapping Phones story
http://news.yahoo.com/clarification-tapping-phones-story-183939939--finance.html
In a story about phones gaining the ability to interact with "tags" and other phones equipped with chips for "Near-Field Communications," or NFC, the Associated Press said Samsung's sticker-like "TecTiles" can be read by phones running the latest version of Google Inc.'s Android operating system, known as "Ice Cream Sandwich." Samsung later clarified that some phones running earlier Android versions can also read the tags.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Help protect your skin from sun damage with the nēvus Android app
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12266-help-protect-your-skin-from-sun-damage-with-the-nevus-android-app
Sun tanning can be tricky these days. Knowing when to apply more SPF is a serious science. And, protecting yourself against skin cancer and watching out for new moles and old mole changes on your body can be exhausting and scary. The nēvus app for Android ($0.99) is a comprehensive skin care app to help protect you from the damaging rays of the sun we all love so much. nēvus is aptly named after the technical term for mole, just in case you were wondering.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Top 5 manufacturers of tablet computers in 2011
http://news.yahoo.com/top-5-manufacturers-tablet-computers-2011-193513903.html


This product rendering released by Microsoft shows Surface, a 9.3 millimeter thick tablet with a kickstand to hold it upright and keyboard that is part of the device's cover. It weighs under 1.5 pounds. The device is part of the software company’s effort to compete with Apple Inc. and its popular iPad tablet computer. (AP Photo/Microsoft)In producing its own tablet computer called Surface, Microsoft Corp. is entering a market dominated by Apple Inc. Six out of every 10 tablets shipped are iPads, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
List of Microsoft tablet models announced Monday
http://news.yahoo.com/list-microsoft-tablet-models-announced-monday-012027547--finance.html


This product rendering released by Microsoft shows Surface, a 9.3 millimeter thick tablet with a kickstand to hold it upright and keyboard that is part of the device's cover. It weighs under 1.5 pounds. The device is part of the software company’s effort to compete with Apple Inc. and its popular iPad tablet computer. (AP Photo/Microsoft)On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the Surface, a tablet computer it believes will compete with Apple Inc.'s dominant iPad. There are two models of the Surface, one with an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and another with an Intel processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Two important things Microsoft didn't specify: How long the Surface's battery lasts on a single charge and the prices the tablets will carry when they hit stores this fall.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft Surface tablet hands-on
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-surface-tablet-hands-001320829.html


Microsoft Surface tablet hands-onMicrosoft’s mystery event is finally over and considering the flurry of leaks that piled up ahead of this evening’s press conference, we can’t say were entirely surprised by the announcement of the company’s first own-brand tablet. BGR was on hand reporting live as Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface tablet, a 9.3 millimeter-thick magnesium slate intended to set the stage for Windows 8 and Windows RT. We managed to fight our way through the crowd for a quick hands-on look, and Microsoft’s new tablet shows some serious promise. Hit the jump for more and be sure to check out our hands-on photo gallery linked below. First, there’s the design of the device itself. Microsoft has tried to make Surface into

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft unveils 'Surface' tablet in iPad challenge
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-stirs-buzz-possible-ipad-challenger-161251879.html
Microsoft's new tablet SurfaceMicrosoft unveiled its Surface tablet computer as the technology titan steps in with its own hardware to take on Apple's market-ruling iPads.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft breaks tradition with Surface tablet
http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/microsoft-breaks-tradition-microsoft-surface-tablet-002554005.html
It's the end of an era. Or maybe the start of a new one. Microsoft, a company that traditionally has relied exclusively on its PC partners to provide hardware powered by its Windows operating system, is trying out a new business model with next Windows release.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft announces Surface tablet
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-announces-surface-tablet-002108891--finance.html


The new Microsoft tablet called Surface in an undated photo. REUTERS/Microsoft CorpLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp unveiled a tablet called Surface on Monday, in a move to rival Apple Inc's massively successful iPad. The world's largest software maker is on track to launch its touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system this autumn and wants to make a big impact with its own device to kickstart demand. The tablet will come in two versions, one running on traditional Intel Corp chips, and another using ARM Holdings. Both will have a fold-out cover that becomes a keyboard. A prototype was demonstrated by Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer at an event in Los Angeles. ...

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft breaks tradition with a Microsoft Surface tablet
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-breaks-tradition-with-a-microsoft-surface-tablet.html
Company announces its `Surface' tablet at long-awaited product unveiling in Los Angeles.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
'Major' Microsoft announcement in Los Angeles
http://news.yahoo.com/major-microsoft-announcement-los-angeles-213532948--finance.html


FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, file photo, attendees at the National Retail Federation visit a Microsoft display in New York. Microsoft Corp. said Monday, June 18, 2012, it will make a Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft has unveiled "Surface", a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad.
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-unveiled-surface-tablet-computer-compete-apples-ipad-232447723.html
Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft unveils Surface tablet
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-unveils-surface-tablet-232323814.html


Microsoft unveils Surface tabletMicrosoft on Monday announced the Surface tablet during a press conference in Los Angeles, California. Rumors leading up to the event suggested that the Redmond-based company had an own-brand tablet in store, and a leaked spec sheet that emerged on Monday pointed to an Xbox-focused slate that would merge entertainment, gaming and high-definition output into a 7-inch tablet that would mark Microsoft’s premiere entry into the market. Bits and pieces of various rumors ended up panning out, and Microsoft unveiled its first own-brand Windows tablet line. UPDATE: Be sure to check out our hands-on with the Microsoft Surface tablet. “Surface fulfills the dream of working anywhere,” Microsoft said of the 9.3-millimeter thick tablet, which includes a magnesium case that weighs less

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft has mixed record in hardware
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-mixed-record-hardware-195134594.html


Microsoft has had mixed results from its hardware venturesMicrosoft, which built its fortune by specializing in software and leaving the job of making computers or other devices to partners, has had mixed results from its hardware ventures.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Verizon raises FiOS bills, adds higher Web speeds
http://news.yahoo.com/verizon-raises-fios-bills-adds-higher-speeds-224657383--finance.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications is raising prices for some FiOS customers as it offers higher speeds, a move that one analyst says will potentially lead to higher prices from cable rivals such as Cablevision Systems Corp . The telephone company said it expects the majority of its FiOS Internet customers to have to pay $10 to $15 more per month to avail of new offerings, but it noted that they could change their television package to keep their monthly fee unchanged. ...

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Facebook stock closes up for 3rd straight day
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-closes-3rd-straight-day-223954431.html
Facebook's stock has had its third consecutive day of gains.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Live from Microsoft’s tablet event!
http://news.yahoo.com/live-microsoft-tablet-event-223640783.html


Live from Microsoft’s tablet event!After saving things for the very last minute in an effort to keep today’s news under wraps, Microsoft is finally ready to get the show under way here in Los Angeles, California. The topic of today’s event is still something of a mystery, though a pair of well-sourced reports from last week suggest Microsoft is about to enter the the tablet game with its first own-brand offering. Microsoft is no stranger to hardware, though it has seen mixed results in the past; the Xbox 360 is still the best-selling console in the world seven years after its 2005 debut, but the Zune player was a mess from start to finish. Nothing is confirmed until we hear it straight from the

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Microsoft Announcement: 'Surface' Tablet With Windows 8
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-announcement-surface-tablet-windows-8-221735397--abc-news-tech.html


Microsoft Announcement: 'Surface' Tablet With Windows 8Tablet-Computer with 10.6-Inch Screen, Keyboard Built into Magnesium Cover

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Oracle's 4Q earnings rise 8 pct, top analyst views
http://news.yahoo.com/oracles-4q-earnings-rise-8-pct-top-analyst-214702326--finance.html
Oracle's latest quarterly earnings climbed 8 percent, beating analysts' expectations.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
4% of People Have Used Their iPhone While Having Sex [STUDY]
http://news.yahoo.com/4-people-used-iphone-while-having-sex-study-214520902.html
Which would you rather give up for a weekend -- sex or your iPhone? 15% of respondents to one study said they would choose a romance-free weekend rather than go without their beloved device.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Anonymous urges public to protest the European Union and INDECT [video]
http://news.yahoo.com/anonymous-urges-public-protest-european-union-indect-video-213556631.html


Anonymous urges public to protest the European Union and INDECT [video]Notorious hacker-activist group Anonymous is back with another operation that aims to strike fear into the hearts of lawmakers in the European Union. While the operation does not involve any cyberattacks, Anonymous is attempting to rally supporters for a massive protest on July 28th. The group is protesting the EU-backed research project INDECT, which looks to develop technology that can automatically detect criminal threats by analyzing conspicuous behavior online and in real life through various surveillance measures. Opponents of the project contend that it is an invasion of privacy that collects data illegally. “We have been accepting the claims of disclosure of our private data for too long in order to prevent acts of terrorism,” Anonymous said in a video posted

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Songza soars in challenging online music field
http://news.yahoo.com/songza-soars-challenging-online-music-field-202431959--finance.html
Songza, a new online radio service, leapfrogged Pandora as the most popular free music app for Apple devices last week. But it immediately faces a struggle to survive in a business saddled with high royalty rates for artists.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Facebook to buy facial-recognition startup: sources
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-buy-facial-recognition-startup-172532416--sector.html


Facebook logos on a computer screen are seen in this photo illustration taken in LavignySAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is paying $55 million to $60 million to buy Face.com, according to people familiar with the matter, acquiring the company that provides the facial-recognition technology used by the world's largest social network to help users identify and tag photos. The deal bolsters one of Facebook's most popular features -- the sharing and handling of photos -- but the use of the startup's technology has spurred concerns about user privacy. The No. 1 social network will pay cash and stock for Face. ...

Tue, 19 Jun 12
As Paul McCartney Turns 70, Memes Mark the Occasion
http://news.yahoo.com/paul-mccartney-turns-70-memes-mark-occasion-204019459.html
Paul McCartney, singer, songwriter and Member of the Order of the British Empire, turned 70 today -- the latest milestone in the life of one of the world's most prolific musicians.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Oracle shares slip on talk of management shake-up
http://news.yahoo.com/oracle-shares-slip-talk-management-shake-203750504--finance.html
Oracle Corp.'s stock slipped Monday amid unsubstantiated reports that the business software maker is preparing to announce a reorganization that could include the departure of the company's top sales executive in North America.

Tue, 19 Jun 12
Evacuated Tube Transport shows us the future of travel
http://news.yahoo.com/evacuated-tube-transport-shows-us-future-travel-203047045.html


Evacuated Tube Transport shows us the future of travelWhen traveling overseas or even across the country, we are forced to deal with long lines, disgruntled TSA agents, crying babies and hours of terrible movies. Airline travel has become such a hassle that this writer is more likely to embark on a multi-day road trip than hop on the next flight out of JFK. For years, TV shows and movies have imagined different and unique ways we might travel, but most of them are very far fetched in terms of currently-available technology. While various countries employ high-speed bullet trains, the airlines are still the fastest way to get from A to B for the time being. If one company’s technology manages to gain support, however, this might not be

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Fairfax Media to shed 1,900 jobs over 3 years
http://news.yahoo.com/fairfax-media-shed-1-900-jobs-over-3-000632897--finance.html
Australian multimedia company Fairfax Media Ltd. announced Monday it will shed 1,900 jobs over three years as part of a restructure.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
'Madagascar 3' stampedes, 'Rock,' Sandler stumble
http://news.yahoo.com/madagascar-3-stampedes-rock-sandler-stumble-203439460--finance.html


This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Tony Orlando, left, and Adam Sandler in a scene from Zoo animals remain hot at the box office. Singing stars and Adam Sandler are not.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Ebook Sales Surpass Hardcovers in the U.S.
http://news.yahoo.com/ebook-sales-surpass-hardcovers-u-204436247.html
American publishers are now bringing in more revenue from ebooks than hardcover books, according to a report published by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Facebook settles sponsored stories suit for $10M
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-settles-sponsored-stories-suit-10m-191501003--finance.html
Facebook is paying $10 million to settle a lawsuit over ads that it called sponsored stories.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Max Payne Mobile tops Android Games of the Week
http://www.androidapps.com/games/articles/12261-max-payne-mobile-tops-android-games-of-the-week
This was another nicely varied week of releases, with notable titles spanning several demographics of gaming. Topping the list off is Rockstar’s Max Payne Mobile, a top-notch port of the action-packed noire shooter. We also have an action RTS game from Gamevil, a challenging micro platformer from Noodlecake, a Space Invaders-style shooter, a vibrant casual arcade title from Com2Us, and even a modern throwback to old school Tamagotchis. Here are this week’s top Android games.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
GetGlue CEO Talks Social Media Day
http://news.yahoo.com/getglue-ceo-talks-social-media-day-211006349.html
We at Mashable are hosting our third annual Social Media Day on June 30. It's a worldwide event that celebrates the digital revolution and not just the tools, but also the people making it possible: you.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
9 Essential Facebook Marketing Resources
http://news.yahoo.com/9-essential-facebook-marketing-resources-204356437.html
In our Facebook Marketing Series, Mashable offers tips, insights and a bevy of tools to enhance your marketing on the 900-million strong social network.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
4 Web Design Tips for Startups
http://news.yahoo.com/4-design-tips-startups-203128420.html
Mashable’s new video series, Behind the Launch, follows Vungle on its startup journey toward a launch later this month. Each week on Mashable, the Vungle team offers our readers some tips and lessons learned from their own startup experience. This week, we saw Vungle meet with design partners from Google Ventures, one the startups investors. Below, Jordan Batch, co-founder of the San Francisco-based design studio Takifugu, shares web design tips for startups. And he should know -- he designed Vungle's site. ...

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Microsoft Could Announce a Barnes & Noble Tablet Tomorrow
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-could-announce-barnes-noble-tablet-tomorrow-201334413.html
Microsoft is set to make a big announcement Monday. In an invite sent to press last week, the company promised it was an event we "will not want to miss."

Mon, 18 Jun 12
6 Ways to Enhance Your Email Signature
http://news.yahoo.com/6-ways-enhance-email-signature-190057220.html
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-tech-week-pics-183953662.html
Top 10 Tech is presented by Chivas. Access a world of exclusive insider benefits – private tastings, special events and the chance to win a trip for you and three friends to the Cannes Film Festival. Join the Brotherhood.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
'Madagascar 3' stampedes, 'Rock,' Sandler flop
http://news.yahoo.com/madagascar-3-stampedes-rock-sandler-flop-162920352.html


This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Tony Orlando, left, and Adam Sandler in a scene from Zoo animals remain hot at the box office. Singing stars and Adam Sandler are not.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
4 Business School Trends to Watch
http://news.yahoo.com/4-business-school-trends-watch-174426410.html
Sandra Ordonez is a web astronaut who specializes in digital strategy and collaboration. A passionate open source chica, she currently serves as external communications lead for Joomla!, director of Girls in Tech NY, and senior strategist for DigitalUNYC.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Audi E-Tron Is The First Hybrid To Win Le Mans [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/audi-e-tron-first-hybrid-win-le-mans-174003511.html
The Audi E-Tron is the first hybrid car to win the 24-hour auto-racing endurance test of Le Mans.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
How to Avoid 17 Internet Scams [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/avoid-17-internet-scams-infographic-155710298.html
We've all heard the horror stories: credit card fraud, pyramid schemes, phishing, identity theft -- the list of scams goes on and on.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
5 Fascinating Things We Learned From Reddit This Week
http://news.yahoo.com/5-fascinating-things-learned-reddit-week-152839787.html
1. Bill Gates' Mug Shot Cameo

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Meet Smarter Stand, A New Way To Hold Up Your iPad [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/meet-smarter-stand-way-hold-ipad-video-151838001.html
Dotan Saguy had a problem: He couldn't get his iPad to stand up at just the angle he wanted. The solution: A new product called Smarter Stand that makes your Smart Cover even smarter.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
10 Movies to Stream With Dad on Father's Day
http://news.yahoo.com/10-movies-stream-dad-fathers-day-144644748.html
1. I Am Sam

Mon, 18 Jun 12
For Sustainability, Go Beyond Gross Domestic Product
http://news.yahoo.com/sustainability-beyond-gross-domestic-product-143108430.html
The widely used economic measure grossly distorts the environmental and social costs of some growth, David Biello reports

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Top 10 Pinterest Pins This Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-pinterest-pins-week-141840821.html
1. The Ultimate Bath

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Dadvertising: 10 Most-Shared Ads for Dads on YouTube
http://news.yahoo.com/dadvertising-10-most-shared-ads-dads-youtube-135608411.html
1. Rocksmith by Ubisoft

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Has Apple's Jony Ive Gone Too Far? [SUNDAY COMIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/apples-jony-ive-gone-too-far-sunday-comic-133807298.html
Apple senior vice president of industrial design Jony Ive is undoubtedly one of the major product creators of our age, but despite his knighthood and numerous accolades, our pals at The Joy of Tech see a few gaps in Sir Jonathan's armor. So does this fly.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? FCC May Revisit The Issue [REPORT]
http://news.yahoo.com/cellphones-cause-cancer-fcc-may-revisit-issue-report-132331167.html
The FCC may be taking another look at its standards pertaining to radio frequency energy emitted from cellphones, particularly whether or not mobile phones cause brain tumors or other health concerns.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Father's Day: Surprise Homecomings of 10 Military Dads
http://news.yahoo.com/fathers-day-surprise-homecomings-10-military-dads-131552152.html
Military Dad Surprises Daughter at Soccer Game

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Rodney King Found Dead, Sparking Emotional Reactions on Twitter
http://news.yahoo.com/rodney-king-found-dead-sparking-emotional-reactions-twitter-125149821.html
Rodney King, the victim of a police beating that was captured on video and sparked riots in the early '90s, was found dead in a swimming pool Sunday morning near Los Angeles. He was 47. There were no signs of foul play, according to CNN.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps
http://news.yahoo.com/hacked-companies-fight-back-controversial-steps-120724204--sector.html
(Reuters) - Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action. Known in the cyber security industry as "active defense" or "strike-back" technology, the reprisals range from modest steps to distract and delay a hacker to more controversial measures. Security experts say they even know of some cases where companies have taken action that could violate laws in the United States or other countries, such as hiring contractors to hack the assailant's own systems. ...

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Happy Father's Day! Celebrate With Google Doodles
http://news.yahoo.com/happy-fathers-day-celebrate-google-doodles-110407856.html
The first Father's Day Doodle marked the occasion with a traditional hat and tie.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
First Apple computer fetches $374,000
http://news.yahoo.com/first-apple-computer-fetches-374-000-064751654.html


A fully functioning Apple I computer (C back) is on display with its interfaces at Sotheby's in New YorkA rare surviving first model of the Apple computer -- a stripped down, clunky device that bears no resemblance to today's sleek gadgets -- sold for $374,000 at auction in New York on Friday.

Mon, 18 Jun 12
Microsoft might talk tablets and TV on Monday
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-might-talk-tablets-tv-monday-063424186.html


MicrosoftMicrosoft promised to make a "major" announcement on Monday that started the Internet buzzing with talk that it would involve taking on Apple iPad with tablets running on Windows software.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
6 Tech Concepts Changing the World
http://news.yahoo.com/6-tech-concepts-changing-world-183044160.html
In our social entrepreneurship series, The World at Work, Mashable interviewed the faces behind the startups and projects that are working to make a global impact.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Microsoft's 'major' announcement could be tablet
http://news.yahoo.com/microsofts-major-announcement-could-tablet-184459288--finance.html
Speculation is building that Microsoft will unveil a tablet computer on Monday.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Take a MoMA Family Program home with MoMA Art Lab for iPad
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12255-take-a-moma-family-program-home-with-moma-art-lab-for-ipad
I’m a big proponent of visiting museums and doing hands-on crafts with children, but once in a while a creative app comes along for the iPad that is so good, it makes me feel more than OK about screen time. MoMA Art Lab, by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is one such app. True, it won’t replace an in-person visit to one of MoMA’s Family Programs, but it’s the next best thing.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Facebook to pay $10 million to settle suit
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-pay-10-million-settle-suit-213332040--sector.html


The Facebook logo is shown at Facebook headquarters in Palo AltoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users' rights to control the use of their own names, photographs and likenesses, according to court documents made public over the weekend. The lawsuit, brought by five Facebook members, alleged the social networking site violated California law by publicizing users' "likes" of certain advertisers on its "Sponsored Stories" feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out, the documents said. ...

Sun, 17 Jun 12
FCC may take up issue of cell phone radiation
http://news.yahoo.com/fcc-may-issue-cell-phone-radiation-192814455--sector.html


City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of LondonCHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is asking for a review of the agency's stance on radiofrequency energy emitted from cell phones amid lingering concerns that the devices may cause brain tumors. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Friday circulated a proposal to his fellow commissioners calling for a formal inquiry into the mobile phone emissions standards set in 1996. The proposal would need to be approved by a majority of the FCC's five commissioners before the agency could release it for public comment. ...

Sun, 17 Jun 12
How to Mystify Drive-Thru Employees [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/mystify-drive-thru-employees-video-184036476.html
Drive-Thru employees, beware of floating cups! YouTube magician MagicofRahat used a simple magic trick to prank drive-thru workers.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Which Father's Day Gifts Are Most Popular This Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/fathers-day-gifts-most-popular-infographic-180730495.html
Can online searches and purchasing trends point you to amazing Father's Day gifts? If you believe in the power of the Internet, turn to the infographic below to find the perfect (last-minute) gift for dad.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Leaked Documents Reveal Microsoft's Next Xbox [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/leaked-documents-reveal-microsofts-next-xbox-video-175656287.html
A 56-page document from Microsoft, dating back to mid-2010, reveals company plans for a "Xbox 720." The recently leaked document has been removed since its discovery.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
15 Cufflinks to Geek Up Your Formal Attire
http://news.yahoo.com/15-cufflinks-geek-formal-attire-173144150.html
1. Smartphone Cufflinks

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Watery Physics in 'Angry Birds Seasons' Update Takes You to 'Piglantis' [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/watery-physics-angry-birds-seasons-takes-piglantis-video-170606596.html
Seems like it's hard to get enough of Angry Birds, and developer Rovio is more than happy to oblige our need for more avian-flinging techniques. Now there's an update available for Angry Birds Seasons that introduces underwater physics, bringing a whole new dimension to the game.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
7 iPad Accessories for Your Messy Kitchen
http://news.yahoo.com/7-ipad-accessories-messy-kitchen-162528092.html
1. Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Racecar Flips During Incredible Le Mans Collision [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/racecar-flips-during-incredible-le-mans-collision-video-161734156.html
During Saturday's Le Mans 24 Hour race, British driver Anthony Davidson went airborne after his Toyota was clipped by a Ferarri.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
60 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
http://news.yahoo.com/60-digital-media-resources-may-missed-160027037.html
Did Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on Monday have your head reeling with excitement for the The New MacBook Pro's Retina Display or the revamped (and ultra sporty) Siri? That makes two of us. If you spent the last few days taking the iOS 6 beta software for a test run, then you might have missed out on some of Mashable's features coverage this week.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
U.S. Will Send Amazon Tablets to Kindle Relationships Abroad
http://news.yahoo.com/u-send-amazon-tablets-kindle-relationships-abroad-154614258.html
Can Kindle tablets bridge the gap between the U.S. and young people living in far-off corners of the globe?

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Teens and Sharing Video: Is it Safe? [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/teens-sharing-video-safe-infographic-152926766.html
Teens love to share using online video more than you might think.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Battery Swap in New Retina MacBook Pro to Cost 54% More [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/battery-swap-retina-macbook-pro-cost-54-more-152724307.html
As Apple MacBooks shrink in size and weight, customers will be paying more for repairs. For instance, just to swap the batteries in Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina Display will cost you 54% more than it did with previous MacBook Pro models.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
The best smartphones to buy right now (that aren’t the iPhone)
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12258-the-best-smartphones-to-buy-right-now-that-arent-the-iphone
Looking to purchase a new smartphone, but don’t want to wait around until the fall (at the earliest) for Apple to release a new iPhone? No worries, as there are countless state-of-the-art handheld devices available.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Facebook Blames Nasdaq Errors For Its Weak Market Debut
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-blames-nasdaq-errors-weak-market-debut-145149935.html
For the first time, Facebook is acknowledging what went wrong on IPO day and in the days after its lackluster stock market debut. Facebook's fingers are pointing directly at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-twitter-pics-week-142151709.html
1. Euro 2012

Sun, 17 Jun 12
If Facebook Cost Money, It Might Look Like This [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-cost-money-might-look-video-140857610.html
Through all of its changes, Facebook has remained a free service. But how might the world's social network look like if it started offering premium accounts at say $9.99 a month or more?

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Top 7 Mashable Comments of the Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-7-mashable-comments-week-140449859.html
An Amazon MBA

Sun, 17 Jun 12
High School Graduates Perform Nostalgic Pop Music Medley [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/high-school-graduates-perform-nostalgic-pop-music-medley-133526652.html
Most graduates leave high school with an encouraging speech from the valedictorian or principal.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Full Spectrum iPhone-Controlled Camera Light Fits in Pocket [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/full-spectrum-iphone-controlled-camera-light-fits-pocket-133141987.html
What makes a great image? While some shutterbugs believe it's particularly the camera body or the lens, a new Kickstarter project called The Kick is betting on light.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
7 Celebrities Who Should Tweet More Often
http://news.yahoo.com/7-celebrities-tweet-more-often-125910078.html
1. Beyonce Knowles, @Beyonce

Sun, 17 Jun 12
8 Apps You Don't Want To Miss
http://news.yahoo.com/8-apps-dont-want-miss-115525276.html
Temple Run Brave

Sun, 17 Jun 12
Millennials: Consider Looking Abroad for Tech Jobs
http://news.yahoo.com/millennials-consider-looking-abroad-tech-jobs-110859701.html
Michele Cuthbert is the Principal of Baker Creative, a brand architectural firm that practices a holistic branding approach which encompasses marketing, business, HR, public relations, social media and new media. Follow her on Twitter @BakerCreative or read the team’s blog.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
First Apple computer fetches $374,000
http://news.yahoo.com/first-apple-computer-fetches-374-000-074855365.html


A fully functioning Apple I computer (C back) is on display with its interfaces at Sotheby's in New York, June 8, 2012.A rare surviving first model of the Apple computer -- a stripped down, clunky device that bears no resemblance to today's sleek gadgets -- sold for $374,000 at auction in New York on Friday.

Sun, 17 Jun 12
LinkedIn breach puts site's reputation on the line
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-breach-puts-sites-reputation-line-021809569--finance.html


The sign up page of Linkedin.com is seen in Singapore(Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp's silence on the extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user passwords has damaged its reputation among some business professionals, and may slow the growing company's rise if the breach turns out to be more serious than disclosed. Several days after news of the theft of the passwords emerged, the site with more than 160 million members still says it has yet to determine the full extent of the breach. ...

Sun, 17 Jun 12
FCC to review cell phone radiation guidelines
http://news.yahoo.com/fcc-review-cell-phone-radiation-guidelines-020034122.html


FCC to review cell phone radiation guidelinesJulius Genachowski, chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, announced on Friday that he plans to ask his fellow commissioners to open a formal inquiry that will evaluate whether or not its standards protect humans from dangerous cellphone radiation, BusinessWeek reported. Despite the increased demand for mobile phones, it is the first time in 15 years that the question has been asked by the FCC. The agency is confident, however, thats its current guidelines pose no risk to consumers. “Our action today is a routine review of our standards,” Tammy Sun, a spokeswoman for the agency, said. “We are confident that, as set, the emissions guidelines for devices pose no risks to consumers.” The FCC last updated its guidelines

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Phones gain ability to learn by touching
http://news.yahoo.com/phones-gain-ability-learn-touching-213934413--finance.html


This undated image provided by Samsung on Friday, June 15, 2012 shows TecTiles stickers for use with certain near field communications-enabled mobile phones. The big push behind the technology comes from companies that see the phone as the wallet of the future. When touched to payment terminals, NFC-equipped phones can act as credit or debit cards. (AP Photo/Samsung)There's a form of extra-sensory perception called psychometry, whose practitioners claim to learn things about objects by touching them. Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will have some of that ability: they'll learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed "tags."

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Facebook suggests Nasdaq glitches led to decline
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-suggests-nasdaq-glitches-led-decline-214010867--finance.html
Facebook is suggesting that trading problems at the Nasdaq Stock Market contributed to a sharp drop in the company's stock price after its initial public offering.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Indonesian man sentenced to 30 months in prison for making athiest comments on Facebook
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/indonesian-man-sentenced-30-months-prison-making-athiest-222458260.html
Given that the phenomenon of Facebook and social media are relatively new, it's somewhat excusable for courts of law to be unsure how to proceed with regard to matters involving human interaction on the site. That said, there are few supporting an … Continue reading

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Meet “Ms. Ernie,” the world’s oldest competitive bodybuilding grandma
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/meet-ms-ernie-world-oldest-competitive-bodybuilding-grandma-174236116.html
Are you struggling to stay in shape? If you need any inspiration, look no further than 75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd, the oldest female competitive bodybuilder in the world. According to Shepherd, she wasn't always athletic — in fact, just the opposite. It wasn't … Continue reading

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Tweet Bieber a Question, He Might Answer it on YouTube
http://news.yahoo.com/tweet-bieber-might-answer-youtube-210320605.html
Whether you count yourself as a "Belieber" or simply a fan, YouTube is giving you the chance to ask Justin Bieber a question.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
SEC questioned Facebook about Zynga, mobile
http://news.yahoo.com/sec-questioned-facebook-zynga-mobile-153057187--finance.html
As Facebook's much-anticipated public stock offering approached, federal regulators wanted to know more about the revenue it gets from mobile devices, its $1 billion deal to buy Instagram and the control CEO Mark Zuckerberg has over the company.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Privacy gaffe discovered in Internet address bids
http://news.yahoo.com/privacy-gaffe-discovered-internet-address-bids-181501989--finance.html


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom, left, and Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference, London, Wednesday June 13, 2012. Proposals for Internet addresses ending in The organization in charge of introducing new Internet addresses to rival ".com" briefly suspended access to some of the documents on its website after a privacy gaffe.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Russian Internet CEO launches robotics fund in NYC
http://news.yahoo.com/russian-internet-ceo-launches-robotics-fund-nyc-120757784--finance.html
The co-founder of a large Russian Internet company wants to invest in the types of robotics envisioned in "The Jetsons" — that 1960s cartoon portraying a family from the future, with flying cars, robot maids and all sorts of push-button inventions.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Analysts upgrade Nokia on cost-cutting plans
http://news.yahoo.com/analysts-upgrade-nokia-cost-cutting-plans-134145946--finance.html
Nokia shares partially recovered from a massive sell-off from a day earlier, with at least two Wall Street analysts upgrading the telecom after it said it would slash 10,000 jobs and close plants in an effort to turn around its business.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Get fit this summer with the Workout Trainer app for Android
http://www.androidapps.com/shine/articles/12256-get-fit-this-summer-with-the-workout-trainer-app-for-android
Workout trainers are expensive especially on top of paying a monthly gym fee. What if instead you could get all you needed from one smart and free fitness app for Android? What if you could have your trainer in your hand 24/7? You certainly would not have any excuses not to work out then, for sure. Enter the free Workout Trainer app for Android, which is a comprehensive fitness app ready to whip you into shape without exorbitant fees.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Microsoft launches interactive Xbox ads
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-launches-interactive-xbox-ads-004509250.html


Microsoft launches interactive Xbox adsMicrosoft is planning to launch interactive ads on its Xbox 360 streaming services that will rival television networks. The software giant has signed on Toyota, Unilever and Samsung Mobile to offer its new “NUads,” The Los Angeles Times reported. The advertisements will debut this fall and will be found on Microsoft’s Xbox video apps, including those offered by ESPN, TMZ, NBC News and UFC. The first iteration of NUads will let users vote in response to different questions. For instance, Toyota will ask users what other devices they would like to see “reinvented” the way the company has “reinvented” some of its auto models. Users will be able to respond through the Xbox controller or voice and hand gestures with the Kinect.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Talk of Microsoft tablet resurfaces
http://news.yahoo.com/talk-microsoft-tablet-resurfaces-234222911--sector.html
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is gearing up to unveil its own tablet to boost its new Windows 8 operating system and counter Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad, according to media reports on Friday. Such an effort, which the company has not confirmed, would be a departure from its usual focus on software and potentially throw Microsoft into direct competition with its closest hardware partners such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Hewlett-Packard Co . ...

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Samsung Galaxy S III now just $179.99 at Wirefly
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-galaxy-iii-now-just-179-99-wirefly-233018175.html


Samsung Galaxy S III now just $179.99 at WireflyAnyone willing to sign a two-year contract with Sprint can get a Samsung Galaxy S III from Wirefly for just $179.99. Wirelfly will ship the device for Sprint customers on June 21st, and will include a $10 Google Wallet credit with every order. Of course, while saving $20 on a Galaxy S III sounds good, there are a couple of things prospective buyers should consider before taking the plunge. First, the Galaxy S III uses LTE for its 4G connectivity and Sprint currently has no LTE network. Sure, the carrier says that it will roll out LTE in the near future but even at its launch, Sprint LTE will only be available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and

Sat, 16 Jun 12
News Summary: Phones gain ability to learn
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-phones-gain-ability-learn-224554604--finance.html
SMARTER SMARTPHONES: Devices to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will have the ability to learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed "tags."

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Stop trolling, Broadcom CEO tells patent litigants
http://news.yahoo.com/stop-trolling-broadcom-ceo-tells-patent-litigants-222530327.html


Stop trolling, Broadcom CEO tells patent litigantsWorld-weary tech journalists and over-worked judges aren’t the only people sick and tired of endless patent litigation — big-name tech CEOs are getting fed up as well. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor sat down with Mobile World Live this week and ripped both patent trolls and his fellow tech companies for being too litigious in the realm of intellectual property. “I believe it’s shameful that you can make more money suing people than on creating great products,” McGregor said. “Hopefully our governments are paying attention to that because that’s not a good outcome for any of us. Intellectual property has value, Broadcom invests in that. We do it primarily to create great products and I hope most of us can get this settled

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Weekly changes in Facebook stock prices
http://news.yahoo.com/weekly-changes-facebook-stock-prices-220504348--finance.html
until now.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
News Summary: Facebook suggests Nasdaq to blame
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-facebook-suggests-nasdaq-blame-215552065--finance.html
THE BLAME: Facebook is suggesting that trading problems at the Nasdaq Stock Market contributed to a sharp drop in the company's stock price after its initial public offering.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Facebook chief technical officer leaving for startup
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-chief-technical-officer-leaving-startup-215159160.html


Former Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret TaylorFacebook's chief technical officer Bret Taylor on Friday announced he is leaving the world's leading social network to start a new company with a friend.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Windows 8 Tablets Will Reportedly Cost More Than iPads
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-8-tablets-reportedly-cost-more-ipads-215100063.html
Microsoft may have been making "tablet PCs" since 2001, or at least providing support in Windows for hardware manufacturers who wanted to do so. Just like how the iPod blew open the "MP3 player" market, though, it was the iPad that made tablets a Thing in 2010, and send hardware vendors like HP and Asus scrambling to make their own versions.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
SpaceX founder talks Mars with Caltech grads
http://news.yahoo.com/spacex-founder-talks-mars-caltech-grads-192351367.html


SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk pauses during his commencement speech for Caltech graduates in Pasadena, Calif. Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Fresh off SpaceX's historic return from the International Space Station, company founder Elon Musk said Friday that he would like to see humans settle Mars and become a "multi-planet species."

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Tumblr To Launch iPhone App
http://news.yahoo.com/tumblr-launch-iphone-app-213701507.html
Speaking at a F.ounders event today Tumblr CEO David Karp announced that the company will be releasing an iOS app next week.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Facebook's stock enjoys first positive week
http://news.yahoo.com/facebooks-stock-enjoys-first-positive-week-212228259--finance.html
Facebook's stock closed with a gain for the week for the first time since its initial public offering a month ago.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
IDC ups tablet estimates, expects shipments to reach 222.1 million by 2016
http://news.yahoo.com/idc-ups-tablet-estimates-expects-shipments-reach-222-212010993.html


IDC ups tablet estimates, expects shipments to reach 222.1 million by 2016Market research firm IDC on Thursday released a new study new tablet shipment estimates. Due to higher than expected demand in the second half of 2012, IDC has increased its worldwide forecast for tablet shipments from 106.1 million units to 107.4 million. The shipments will be lead by Apple’s iPad, which is expected to account for 62.5%, up from 58.2% in 2011. Meanwhile Android’s market share is expected to slip from 38.7% in 2011 to 36.5% in 2012. The firm also revised its 2013 forecast to 142.8 million units, an increase from 137.4 million, and worldwide shipments are now estimated to reach 222.1 million units by 2016. “Demand for media tablets remains robust, and we see an increasing interest in the

Sat, 16 Jun 12
U.S. official seeks industry support to protect Web
http://news.yahoo.com/u-official-seeks-industry-support-protect-210845475--sector.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives were urged to join the fight to keep the Internet free from centralized control, ahead of a conference later this year where U.S. government officials fear countries will vote to give the United Nations more power over the Web. "Get your company involved. Work to get likeminded countries involved. What is at stake here is just that important," Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence Strickling told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's telecom committee on Friday. Delegations from 193 countries will meet in Dubai this December to renegotiate a U.N. ...

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1 bn: report
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-buy-yammer-1-bn-report-204505393.html


Microsoft has reached a deal to purchase the Yammer business software companyMicrosoft has reached a deal to purchase the Yammer business software company for $1 billion in an apparent bid to shore up its widely-used Office software, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Founder of illegal movie streaming site sentenced to 4.5 years in jail, $4.7 million fine
http://news.yahoo.com/founder-illegal-movie-streaming-sentenced-4-5-years-202537619.html


Founder of illegal movie streaming site sentenced to 4.5 years in jail, $4.7 million fineThe founder of one of Europe’s leading illegal movie-streaming portals has been sentenced to 4.5 years in jail, Deutsche Welle reports. 39-year-old Kino.to founder “Dirk B.” received a reduced sentence from a German judge this week after confessing to copyright infringement crimes related to his site, which allowed users to stream copyrighted movies illegally. Prosecutors were seeking an 11-year sentence, however the defendant’s confession and apology earned him less than half that time. Dirk B. will also have to pay a $4.7 million fine related to a sample 1.1 million instances of copyright infringement, though it is alleged that the man earned as much as $8 million from advertising on Kino.to. Read

Sat, 16 Jun 12
News Summary: SEC questioned Facebook pre-IPO
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-sec-questioned-facebook-pre-ipo-195542318--finance.html
THE DISCLOSURES: On Friday, Facebook released letters it had with federal regulators ahead of its initial public offering of stock. The filings are a usual part of the IPO process.

Sat, 16 Jun 12
Departed RIM chiefs get $12 million going away gift
http://news.yahoo.com/departed-rim-chiefs-12-million-going-away-gift-194525711.html


Former Research in Motion President and co-CEO Mike LazaridisBlackBerry maker Research In Motion is giving its freshly departed co-chiefs $12 million worth of parting gifts, according to paperwork filed Thursday with US regulators.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Etsy business will turn you into Nicolas Cage for $12
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/etsy-business-turn-nicolas-cage-12-180145487.html
You don't need to get a face transplant à la Face/Off or even have access to fancy augmented reality technology to look like Nicolas Cage. For only $12 and two hours of waiting time, you can look like Cage's identical twin, thanks to … Continue reading

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Scientists discover massive methane lakes on Saturn’s moon, suspect life may exist
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/scientists-discover-massive-methane-lakes-saturn-moon-suspect-172342168.html
Scientists have often held Saturn's moon of Titan in high regard because of its particularly unique makeup. As its name suggests, Titan is the largest of Saturn's moons, and it's the only one to show any signs of having a dense … Continue reading

Fri, 15 Jun 12
How to Make Your Facebook Feed Simpler, Sexier [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-feed-simpler-sexier-video-210823900.html
A new site called Octofeed is looking to make reading your Facebook feed a little easier by reducing what you see on it.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Keep track of your tasks with 30/30
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12245-keep-track-of-your-tasks-with-30-30
I use the iPhone’s built-in timer for all sorts of simple tasks, mostly related to figuring out when to check my laundry or take something out of the oven, and I can’t say I’ve ever found it particularly lacking. That said, 30/30 makes a strong case for why it could evolve into not just a timer for the rare odd job, but for your entire day, too.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
iOS 6 tethered jailbreak now available for developers
http://news.yahoo.com/ios-6-tethered-jailbreak-now-available-developers-010053679.html


iOS 6 tethered jailbreak now available for developersThe good folks at the iPhone Dev Team are hard at work jailbreaking iOS 6 and now they’ve released a new jailbreak, dubbed “redsn0w 0.9.13dev1,” exclusively for jailbreak app developers. The iPhone Dev Team emphasizes that casual unlockers should not try using this jailbreak since they “will very likely lose” their “unlockable baseband” if they try to install iOS6. They also say that Cydia has yet to be updated for the iOS 6 software development kit and thus won’t be available on the developers-only jailbreak for the time being. “There are just too many broken components (Apple’s official apps, 3rd-party App Store apps, Cydia apps, etc) for this to be useful to anyone but those truly looking to fix bugs in

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Nook Tablet tops Kindle Fire traffic share, iPad still dominates market with 91%
http://news.yahoo.com/nook-tablet-tops-kindle-fire-traffic-share-ipad-234505107.html


Nook Tablet tops Kindle Fire traffic share, iPad still dominates market with 91%Apple’s iPad may be alone at the top when it comes to tablet traffic, but some movement down at the bottom earlier this month is raising a few eyebrows. Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet has been a quiet success story ever since it first launched in 2010 as the Nook Color, and it looks like the eReader/tablet combo still has some fight left in it. Amazon’s Kindle Fire has garnered far more attention than its B&N counterpart since it launched late last year, but according to ad network Chitika, the Nook Tablet’s share of traffic across its massive network recently surpassed that of the Kindle Fire. Barnes & Nobles tablet was responsible for 20% more traffic than the Kindle Fire

Fri, 15 Jun 12
US retail sales of video games fell for 6th month
http://news.yahoo.com/us-retail-sales-video-games-fell-6th-month-231429409--finance.html
A new study says U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories fell 28 percent in May to $517 million. It's the sixth-consecutive month of decline.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Exclusive: Dell made rival $2.15 billion bid for Quest: sources
http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-dell-strategic-bidder-quest-sources-201542565--finance.html
(Reuters) - Dell Inc is the "strategic bidder" that offered to buy Quest Software for $2.15 billion in cash, trumping a bid by Insight Venture Partners, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The No. 2 U.S. personal computer maker is the unidentified company mentioned in a statement made by Quest, which disclosed on Thursday that it had received an offer from a "strategic bidder" of $25.50 per share - a 7 percent premium to Quest's Wednesday close of $23.86. Dell is being advised by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, two of the sources said. ...

Fri, 15 Jun 12
BC student-made app offers tour of Joyce's Dublin
http://news.yahoo.com/bc-student-made-app-offers-tour-joyces-dublin-221435725.html
Combining classic fiction with modern technology, Boston College students created a new app that takes users on an interactive walking tour of Dublin through the eyes of James Joyce characters in his stream-of-consciousness masterwork "Ulysses."

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Demand Media replaces CFO with company insider
http://news.yahoo.com/demand-media-replaces-cfo-company-insider-225721825--finance.html
Demand Media Inc. said Thursday that its chief financial officer is stepping down and be replaced by the online content provider's treasurer.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
RIM shares drop after minor board shuffle
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-shares-drop-minor-board-shuffle-192730239--sector.html
TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Research In Motion fell 2.5 percent on Thursday after the struggling BlackBerry maker named a financier to replace a telecom executive on its board, disappointing investors looking for more sweeping changes. The company, whose share price has tumbled alongside its once-dominant share of the smartphone market, also said it paid its new CEO more than $10 million in the company's last fiscal year and gave him hundreds of thousands of stock options to take the top job in January. ...

Fri, 15 Jun 12
FT sees BlackBerry with smaller role in future
http://news.yahoo.com/ft-sees-blackberry-smaller-role-future-183807268--sector.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial Times, which gets nearly a third of its revenue from digital subscriptions, expects BlackBerry smartphones to become less important for corporate executives as BlackBerry loses market share to devices like Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android-based system. FT.com Managing Director Rob Grimshaw said BlackBerry, made by Research In Motion, is now fourth in terms of priority for developing the FT's applications, even behind Microsoft Corp's Windows 8. ...

Fri, 15 Jun 12
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display coming this fall, report claims
http://news.yahoo.com/13-inch-macbook-pro-retina-display-coming-fall-223052844.html


13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display coming this fall, report claimsApple may bring the high-resolution Retina display found in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro to its smaller 13-inch model with a product update this fall. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities on Thursday said in a note to investors that he expects the Cupertino-based company to ramp up production of a next-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display in September. The updated computer would then arrive on store shelves by October, in time for the holiday shopping season. Kuo’s estimates have previously been spot on; he was the first to indicate that Apple would scrap its 17-inch MacBook Pro, and to claim that the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display would be sold alongside a MacBook Pro with

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Online retailer charges customers extra for using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 browser
http://news.yahoo.com/online-retailer-charges-customers-extra-using-microsoft-internet-215514801.html


Online retailer charges customers extra for using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 browserOnline retailer “Kogan” hates Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 Web browser. The Australia-based company is so tired of people using the browser to visit its website, in fact, that it has decided to levy a tax on customers who visit the site using Microsoft’s old browser. The “Internet Explorer 7 Tax” amounts to 6.8% of customers’ purchases from the retailer, and the site suggests that anyone using IE7 has likely “been in a coma for over 5 years.” To avoid the tax, Kogan recommends that its customers opt to “use a better browser,” and it recommends Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera. [Via Newlaunches.com] Read

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Meet Moboto: the Talking iPhone Toy
http://news.yahoo.com/meet-moboto-talking-iphone-toy-214237627.html
Ever wish your iPhone dock was just a little more interactive? Have we got a Kickstarter project for you: Moboto.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
US author Thomas Pynchon agrees to go digital
http://news.yahoo.com/us-author-thomas-pynchon-agrees-digital-214046656.html
Amazon's Kindle eReaderNotoriously reclusive American writer Thomas Pynchon has for the first time agreed that his works can be published digitally, his publishers said Thursday.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Correction: Verizon-Share Everything Plans-Data
http://news.yahoo.com/correction-verizon-share-everything-plans-data-212431354--finance.html
In a story that offered tips on how to curb data usage on smartphones, the Associated Press erroneously reported that listening to Pandora's streaming music service for one hour a day consumes nearly one gigabyte of data. The correct figure when listening through a phone is 430 megabytes, or closer to half a gigabyte.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
T-Mobile LTE update: Trials this summer, launch next year
http://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-lte-trials-summer-launch-next-212046747.html


T-Mobile LTE update: Trials this summer, launch next yearT-Mobile, which is expected to be the last major carrier in the United States to launch 4G LTE services presuming Sprint actually gets its act together and launches LTE this year, has delivered an update on its progress through its official blog. Here are the basic highlights: T-Mobile will be conducting trials of LTE Release 10 equipment this summer and is still on track to launch its LTE network next year. T-Mobile is upgrading 37,000 cell sites to LTE and has already secured zoning approval for 19,500 sites. The carrier expects to have 400 sites upgraded to LTE by the end of June and 2,500 sites upgraded by the end of July. In all, T-Mobile is spending $4 billion to

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Facebook stock closes nearly 4 percent higher
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-closes-nearly-4-percent-higher-211029950--finance.html
Facebook's stock is regaining some ground nearly a month after its rocky initial public offering.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Judge gives Apple reprieve in patent case versus Google
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-gives-apple-reprieve-patent-case-versus-google-205258107--sector.html
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has agreed to hear Apple's request for an injunction against the sale of some Motorola phones, giving the iPhone maker a chance to head off a damaging ruling in the smartphone patent wars. Last week Judge Richard Posner in Chicago canceled a trial between Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit and Apple Inc, saying in a tentative ruling that neither could prove damages. But in an order on Wednesday, Posner decided to let attorneys plead their case on an injunction before he makes a final decision. ...

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Samsung reveals the strategy that kept the Galaxy S III a secret
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-reveals-strategy-kept-galaxy-iii-secret-204559889.html


Samsung reveals the strategy that kept the Galaxy S III a secretAnticipation surrounding Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone was at an all time high for an Android device, nearly matching that of an Apple iPhone or iPad. While we saw numerous leaked pictures and videos, few if any matched the final product at all. “Just about everything about the GALAXY S III, including patents and technology used on the device, was top secret,” Samsung revealed on its blog. Secrecy was so important for the engineers behind the smartphone that Principal Engineer Byung Joon Lee was forced to lie to his son. “My eldest son is in 6th grade,” he shared. “He knew that I had worked on the GALAXY S and S II. So I guess he assumed that I’d

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Microsoft to make 'major' announcement on Monday
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-major-announcement-monday-203552548.html
Microsoft is being secretive about a "major" announcement it plans to make in Los Angeles on Monday.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
YouTube Changes Design for Some Users [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/youtube-changes-design-users-video-202155510.html
Does your YouTube homescreen look a little different Thursday? That's because Google is testing out a design of the site that focuses more on categories. Only a very small number of users can see this temporary version, for which YouTube is collecting feedback.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
News Summary: Mexico OKs alliance if TV opens up
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-mexico-oks-alliance-tv-opens-202029718--finance.html
THE RULING: Mexico's two largest broadcasters will be allowed to form an alliance in cellphone service.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
News Summary: Yelp restaurant reviews on Bing
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-yelp-restaurant-reviews-bing-201614605--finance.html
NEW PARTNERSHIP: Yelp is supplying its online reviews to Microsoft's Bing to compete against Zagat ratings on Google.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Next-gen Xbox, PlayStation capabilities tipped by new games at E3 [video]
http://news.yahoo.com/next-gen-xbox-playstation-capabilities-tipped-games-e3-201019420.html


Next-gen Xbox, PlayStation capabilities tipped by new games at E3 [video]Microsoft and Sony did not debut their next-generation gaming consoles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last week, but two publishers teased upcoming titles that seemed destined for the future gaming systems. Given that neither company has announced their upcoming consoles, Ubisoft and Lucas Arts did not admit that their titles, Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313, were indeed headed for next-generation consoles; according to The Guardian, both companies claimed the games were operating on “high-end PCs.” Both titles, nonetheless, may give us a glimpse of what’s coming in Microsoft and Sony’s upcoming consoles. Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs game is set in Chicago and centers on the player’s ability to hack into various electronic systems, either to obtain,

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Ohio tourism board touts Sandusky trial on Twitter
http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-tourism-board-touts-sandusky-trial-twitter-200645757.html
An Ohio tourism board tweet meant to promote a Father's Day deal in the Lake Erie town of Sandusky instead directed followers to news about the sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Reporter Put on Leave After Refusing to Remove Facebook Post
http://news.yahoo.com/reporter-put-leave-refusing-remove-facebook-post-195115468.html
After reporter Barrett Tryon posted a link to an article on his personal Facebook Timeline, his boss told him it violated the company's social media policy.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Disney rolls out more live TV apps with Comcast
http://news.yahoo.com/disney-rolls-more-live-tv-apps-comcast-192733850--finance.html
Disney rolled out three more apps that enable pay TV subscribers of Comcast to watch live TV on the go.

Fri, 15 Jun 12
Woz says Siri used to be way cooler before Apple bought it
http://news.yahoo.com/woz-says-siri-used-way-cooler-apple-bought-192536425.html


Woz says Siri used to be way cooler before Apple bought itSteve Wozniak, who seems to relish needling the company that he co-founded, told Albany’s Times Union that he liked Siri a lot better before Apple purchased it in 2010. “I start telling everyone I knew and speaking around the world about how this was the future of computing, speaking things in normal ways, feeling like you’re talking to a human,” Wozniak said of the original Siri program. When asked for an example of how Siri used to be better when it was just a third-party iOS app, Wozniak said that he used to be able to get Siri to list prime numbers greater than 87, but when he asks Siri to do that now it thinks he’s talking about prime ribs.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
The best smartphones to buy right now (that aren't the iPhone)
http://news.yahoo.com/the-best-smartphones-to-buy-right-now--that-aren-t-the-iphone-.html


Droid RAZR MAXX reportedly outselling iPhone 4S at VerizonLooking to purchase a new smartphone, but don’t want to wait around until the fall (at the earliest) for Apple to release a new iPhone? No worries, as there are countless state-of-the-art handheld devices available.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Watch insane European robbers try to make a heist on a moving truck
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/watch-insane-european-robbers-try-heist-moving-truck-231928520.html
Here at Tecca, we've seen some pretty impressive heists in our time, from the guy who stole $450,000 in fake currency to a thief who nonchalantly drove off with $1.7 million in unpopular tablet computers. But neither of those really hold a candle … Continue reading

Thu, 14 Jun 12
This vending machine will drop your beer if you tackle it hard enough
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/vending-machine-drop-beer-tackle-hard-enough-185246631.html
Here at Tecca, we've seen some of the quirkiest vending machines imaginable. There's that vending machine for those who want an insta-wedding ceremony, Pepsi's interactive one, and that hand-cranked machine in Japan. Now, we've also found the antithesis to Coca-Cola's hug-machine: A vending machine … Continue reading

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Retina MacBook Destroys Regular MacBook: 15 Eye-Popping Examples
http://news.yahoo.com/retina-macbook-destroys-regular-macbook-15-eye-popping-210320787.html
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Thu, 14 Jun 12
Cerberus is the ultimate Android bodyguard
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12240-cerberus-is-the-ultimate-android-bodyguard
You’ve spent weeks scraping cash, lurked on tech sites and forums and read every single review online and now you’ve finally changed your mind and made the jump. But spending a chunk of your paycheck for a shiny smartphone is only half the battle; keeping it is another. A night out of town or a bar crawl and you’ve found yourself parted from the expensive device. What’s an Android owner to do?

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Taiwan's HTC boosts patent bank; not worried over disputes
http://news.yahoo.com/taiwans-htc-boosts-patent-bank-not-worried-over-013744815--sector.html


A man poses with a replica of the HTC smartphone inside a mobile phone shop in TaipeiTAIPEI (Reuters) - The head of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp, embroiled in patent battles with Apple Inc and others, said his company had completed the purchase of U.S. graphics chipmaker S3 Graphics, arming itself with more than 200 patents. Patent spats with Apple forced HTC to delay the launch of one of its flagship devices in the United States, once its biggest market, and modify others to comply with a ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC). ...

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Briton accused of hacking Fox, PBS websites
http://news.yahoo.com/briton-accused-hacking-fox-pbs-websites-001714472.html
A 20-year-old Briton suspected of links to the hacking group Lulz Security is accused of cracking into websites for a Fox reality TV show, a venerable news show and other sites, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
New MacBook Pro an enormous pain to repair, says iFixit
http://news.yahoo.com/macbook-pro-enormous-pain-repair-says-ifixit-011518986.html


New MacBook Pro an enormous pain to repair, says iFixitThe New MacBook Pro may be an engineering marvel but it could also give your computer repair person a headache the likes of which he or she has never felt. According to the repair gurus at iFixit, the new MacBook Pro is one of the least repairable laptops they’ve ever encountered, scoring a 1 on their 10-point repairability scale. Among the new Pro’s litany of sins against independent repair people everywhere are its “proprietary pentalobe screws” that “prevent you from gaining access to anything inside,” RAM that is “soldered to the logic board,” a battery that is “glued rather than screwed into the case, which increases the chances that it’ll break during disassembly” and a proprietary SSD that cannot yet be

Thu, 14 Jun 12
HTC won’t use cheap phones to bolster sales, CEO says
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-won-t-cheap-phones-bolster-sales-ceo-235029273.html


HTC won’t use cheap phones to bolster sales, CEO saysTroubled smartphone manufacturer HTC plans to sell only medium- to high-end handsets despite struggling to match sales of its competitors. “We don’t want to destroy our brand image,” HTC CEO Peter Chou said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We insist on using better materials to make better products that offer premium experience. Many consumers like that.” The executive’s statements come at a time when many industry watchers are beginning to question HTC’s current strategy. While companies such as Motorola and Samsung are releasing low-end handsets in the blossoming Chinese market, Chao maintains that HTC won’t use “cheap, cheap phones” to boost its market share. The Taiwanese company instead plans to ramp up its marketing efforts and expand its

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Twitter widens window to links in tweets
http://news.yahoo.com/twitter-widens-window-links-tweets-233859354.html
Twitter headquartersTwitter added Wednesday to the array of online content people could preview in messages without having to click on links included in tweets.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Dell planning more than $2B in cuts over 3 years
http://news.yahoo.com/dell-planning-more-2b-cuts-over-3-years-195748055--finance.html


FILE- In this Aug. 16, 2008, file photo, boxes containing Dell computers are stacked on an upper shelf of a Best Buy store in Seekonk, Mass. Computer maker Dell Inc. annoucned Wednesday, June 13, 2012, that it is planning more than $2 billion in cost cuts over the next three years as its looks to transform its business so it can keep pace in the highly competitive technology sector. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)Computer maker Dell Inc. is planning to trim its expenses by more than $2 billion during the next three years as it tries to move into the more lucrative areas of technology.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Leaked Windows Phone 8 images show Skype integration, new camera and more
http://news.yahoo.com/leaked-windows-phone-8-images-show-skype-integration-223525960.html


Leaked Windows Phone 8 images show Skype integration, new camera and moreLess than week before Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, various leaked screenshots highlighting key Windows Phone 8 features have found their way onto the Web. The alleged images, which were posted on Nokia Innovation, show off Skype integration that allows users to make calls with or without video and initiate Skype chats, and a redesigned camera app that is rumored to be called “Lenses.” The screenshots also highlight a new data monitoring system, similar to what is found in the latest version of Android, and a redesigned user-interface for the Nokia Drive 3.0 GPS app. An image of the redesigned camera app follows below. Read

Thu, 14 Jun 12
'The Bachelor' gets Ben Stiller-produced Web spoof
http://news.yahoo.com/bachelor-gets-ben-stiller-produced-spoof-181958498.html


This undated image released by Paramount Pictures shows Ken Marino, center, flanked by Carla Gallo, left, and Deanna Russo in a scene from the Yahoo Web series On the surface, "Burning Love" is eerily identical to "The Bachelor."

Thu, 14 Jun 12
News Summary: Quirky launches US-made product
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-quirky-launches-us-made-product-222931191--finance.html


This undated product image provided by Quirky.com, a website that lets users collaborate on designing household products, shows its first U.S.-manufactured item, a take on the traditional milk crate, The crates will be sold on the website Fab.com for the next seven days. starting Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Quirky)COMING NOW: Quirky.com, a website that lets users collaborate on designing household products, is launching its first U.S.-manufactured item.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Q&A on plans to expand the Internet address system
http://news.yahoo.com/q-plans-expand-internet-address-system-222527095--finance.html


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom, left, and Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference, London, Wednesday June 13, 2012. Proposals for Internet addresses ending in Proposals for Internet addresses ending in ".pizza," ''.space" and ".auto" are among the nearly 2,000 submitted as part of the largest expansion in the online address system.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Nokia Siemens aims for 35 percent of Brazil 4G network
http://news.yahoo.com/nokia-siemens-aims-35-percent-brazil-4g-network-222521974--sector.html


German headquarter by NSN is pictured in MunichSAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nokia Siemens Networks aims to supply more than a third of Brazil's nascent fourth-generation (4G) wireless network, the head of its Latin American board said on Wednesday. As Brazilian regulator Anatel wrapped up its first auction of 4G licenses, the regional chairman of Nokia Siemens, Aluizio Byrro, said the company wants a piece of the new market that is in line with its more than 35 percent share of the 3G market. ...

Thu, 14 Jun 12
News Summary: Businesses dominate suffix bids
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-businesses-dominate-suffix-bids-221823838--finance.html


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference, London, Wednesday June 13, 2012. Proposals for Internet addresses ending in the ".com" part in a domain name.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
How the Internet will get new domain name suffixes
http://news.yahoo.com/internet-domain-name-suffixes-070330403--finance.html


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom, left, and Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference, London, Wednesday June 13, 2012. Proposals for Internet addresses ending in On Wednesday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers released a list of some 2,000 proposals for new Internet address suffixes, including ".blog," ''.web" and ".gift." They represent corporate brand names, political affiliations, geographic regions and more.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
First Look: New MacBook screen is epiphany
http://news.yahoo.com/first-look-macbook-screen-epiphany-214828334--finance.html


This Wednesday, June 13, 2012 photo shows a profile view of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, in New York. The new laptop features a display that has four times as many pixels as a standard display. The Retina MacBook starts at $2199, nearly three times as much as the average consumer spends on a laptop, but it isn’t a bad price for the video editors, photographers and graphic designers who are the intended buyers. Compared to the regular MacBook model, it’s thinner, lighter and lacks a DVD drive. It even lacks an Ethernet port for Internet connections. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)When I was 13, I was sent to the optician for the first time, and came home with glasses. Suddenly, the world was sharp all around me. I was surprised by the crisp lines of the tree branches against the sky. It was news to me that I was near-sighted, because I had been used to seeing the world in a blur.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Businesses dominate bids for Internet suffixes
http://news.yahoo.com/businesses-dominate-bids-internet-suffixes-214133937--finance.html


Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference, London, Wednesday June 13, 2012. Proposals for Internet addresses ending in Amazon.com wants ".joy," Google wants ".love" and L'Oreal wants ".beauty."

Thu, 14 Jun 12
DOJ investigates cable companies over Netflix net neutrality row
http://news.yahoo.com/doj-investigates-cable-companies-over-netflix-net-neutrality-213034048.html


DOJ investigates cable companies over Netflix net neutrality rowThe United States Department of Justice is trying to figure out whether cable companies are engaging in anti-competitive practices by not counting data consumed through their own homemade streaming services against customers’ monthly bandwidth caps while docking users’ caps for data streamed through third-party companies such as Netflix and Hulu. The Wall Street Journal reports that the investigation has been ongoing for months and that the DOJ has spoken with the major cable players as well as the major content distributors. The investigation stems at least in part from Comcast’s decision earlier this year to exempt data consumed through its Xfinity Xbox app from customers’ monthly data limits, as the DOJ is “examining whether Comcast’s Xbox policy violated legal commitments

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Trololo Meets Metal In this Head-Banging Cover [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/trololo-meets-metal-head-banging-cover-video-212622691.html
In response to Eduard Khil's recent passing, Internet users have found creative ways of showing their appreciation for Mr.Trololo's memetastic song.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Dating app suspends teen access after rape reports
http://news.yahoo.com/dating-app-suspends-teen-access-rape-reports-170151637.html


A dating app for smartphones has suspended access for teen usersA dating app for smartphones has suspended access for teen users after a series of reported rapes of underage users in the United States.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Nature Conservancy Deems Some Mojave Desert Regions Suitable for Construction
http://news.yahoo.com/nature-conservancy-deems-mojave-desert-regions-suitable-construction-211000766.html
The Nature Conservancy proposes the construction of large renewable energy plants in California's less environmentally important portions of the Mojave Desert, the San Diego Reader reports.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Body Count: Taking Stock of All the Bugs That Call Humans Home
http://news.yahoo.com/body-count-taking-stock-bugs-call-humans-home-203000012.html
Body Count: Taking Stock of All the Bugs That Call Humans Home

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Ping, Apple’s failed social network, to be shuttered this fall
http://news.yahoo.com/ping-apple-failed-social-network-shuttered-fall-202521572.html


Ping, Apple’s failed social network, to be shuttered this fallApple plans to shutter its failed social network Ping later this year, a recent report claims. Apple unveiled Ping in September 2010, and while many Apple pundits seemed enthusiastic about a music sharing and discovery service that might keep iTunes users browsing through iTunes longer and encourage them to purchase music more often, consumers weren’t quite as impressed. After a few attempts to remind users that Ping still existed, Apple gave up on the service for the most part and it has sat idle for some time. With the next major iTunes release this fall, Apple will finally shutter the service completely, All Things D reports, and the Cupertino-based company will instead rely on Twitter and Facebook integration for the time

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Facebook to Let Advertisers Bid on Your Browser Data
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-let-advertisers-bid-browser-data-201856536.html
For a company less than ten years old, Facebook has developed some surprisingly sophisticated ways to sell your information to advertisers.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Windows Phone 8 Screenshots Leak, Show Skype Integration and More [REPORT]
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-phone-8-screenshots-leak-show-skype-integration-195352626.html
Microsoft is expected to show off Windows Phone 8 at a developer event next week, however, a few screenshots of the mobile operating system have leaked out a little early.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
New web domains could include .sex, .app and .pizza
http://news.yahoo.com/baby-miami-among-2-000-potential-domains-115121496.html


ICANN said nearly half of the applications came from US-based organisationsMove over .com -- it might have to compete with suffixes such as .sex, .app and .fail after the body in charge of website domain names unveiled some 2,000 applications for new ones Wednesday.

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Dell to cut $2 billion costs, counts on acquisitions
http://news.yahoo.com/dell-cut-2-billion-costs-counts-acquisitions-194755635--sector.html


A man wipes logo of Dell IT firm at CeBIT exhibition centre in Hannover(Reuters) - Dell Inc plans to slash more than $2 billion in costs over the next three years, primarily from the supply chain and sales group, as it sharpens its focus on the technology needs of corporations. The shares of the No. 2 U.S. PC maker, which plans to pay its first dividend to shareholders this year, rose about 4 percent on Wednesday before giving up some of the gains. They remain down 15 percent in 2012, suppressed by disappointing quarterly earnings and fears that mobile devices are eroding PC spending. ...

Thu, 14 Jun 12
Harman sees partner in Apple, not rival: CEO
http://news.yahoo.com/harman-sees-partner-apple-not-rival-ceo-194336141.html
(Reuters) - Harman International Industries Inc said it will not be affected by Apple Inc's plans to offer voice activated real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation in cars. "A car has a seven-year life cycle while a phone lasts for 14 months or 18 months, so no car would integrate a complete phone-based application," Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal told Reuters. He said luxury cars — a market that Harman mainly caters to — will always come with embedded infotainment systems, which can then be paired with smartphones. ...

Wed, 13 Jun 12
New Internet suffix bids include '.lol,' 'bank.'
http://news.yahoo.com/internet-suffix-bids-lol-bank-070327821--finance.html


In this photo taken Friday, June 8, 2012, a domain name poster is displayed at the offices of Artemis Internet, an NCC Group Company in San Francisco. Some 2,000 proposals have been submitted as part of the largest expansion of the Internet address system since its creation in the 1980s. These suffixes would rival “.com” and about 250 others now in use. The organization behind it, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will announce a full list and other details in London on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)If Google has its way, you won't need to type "Google.com" any more to do your searches. You can simply access the search engine at ".Google."

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Wall-scaling technology could make Spider-Men out of soldiers
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/wall-scaling-technology-could-spider-men-soldiers-185450269.html
The U.S. military continues to develop new technologies to be used in the field, including Iron Man-like augmented reality glasses. This time, the Air Force challenged researchers all over the country to find a way to climb vertical walls without the use of … Continue reading

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Facebook’s iOS camera app now named Camera•, falls in line with iOS 6 integration
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/facebook-ios-camera-app-now-named-camera-falls-164122535.html
If you updated Facebook's newly released camera application for your iPhone or iPad in the past 24 hours or so, you may noticed the app has changed names from "Camera" to "Camera•" and thought it was an error or the result of … Continue reading

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Will Anyone Actually Watch the Olympics Online? [STUDY]
http://news.yahoo.com/anyone-actually-watch-olympics-online-study-211033204.html
The 2012 Summer Olympics will be more socially and digitally connected than any before -- there's no question there.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
TomTom shares surge on Apple deal
http://news.yahoo.com/tomtom-shares-surge-apple-deal-100024837--finance.html
Shares in Dutch navigation device maker TomTom NV have surged on news that the company will supply map data to Apple Inc.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
True HDR offers a fine camera and photo editing experience
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12231-true-hdr-offers-a-fine-camera-and-photo-editing-experience
True HDR aims to give users the "Goldilocks" of photo-exposure – not too bright, and not too dark, but just right. In dynamically-lit situations it succeeds completely, though the app is perhaps a bit more fun to tinker with for those that know their way around a camera.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Payment processor finds more trouble from breach
http://news.yahoo.com/payment-processor-finds-more-trouble-breach-234307102--finance.html
A major processor of credit and debit cards suspects the fallout from a recent security breach may be worse than it initially believed.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
C-Spire announces the Samsung Galaxy S III
http://news.yahoo.com/c-spire-announces-samsung-galaxy-iii-013001510.html


C-Spire announces the Samsung Galaxy S IIIC-Spire on Tuesday announced plans to carry Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. The handset’s specs fall in line with the other U.S. carriers offering the device, which will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 4G LTE connectivity and 2GB of RAM. “We’re excited that the Galaxy S III will be among the first 4G LTE devices launched on the nation’s only personalized network optimized for the next generation of high-speed data services,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire Wireless. Further details were not given and exact pricing and retail availability will be announced in the coming weeks. C-Spire’s press release follows below. SAMSUNG GALAXY S III COMING SOON ON NATION’S

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Experts warn of shortage of U.S. cyber pros
http://news.yahoo.com/experts-warn-shortage-u-cyber-pros-011408761--finance.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leading cyber experts warned of a shortage of talented computer security experts in the United States, making it difficult to protect corporate and government networks at a time when attacks are on the rise. Symantec Corp Chief Executive Enrique Salem told the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York that his company was working with the U.S. military, other government agencies and universities to help develop new programs to train security professionals. "We don't have enough security professionals and that's a big issue. ...

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Amazon launches Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch
http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-launches-cloud-player-app-iphone-ipod-touch-002509138.html


Amazon launches Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touchAmazon on Tuesday launched a new Cloud Player application for Apple’s iOS devices. Like Google Play music, Amazon’s Cloud Player allows users to upload music to a cloud locker and then stream songs to any computer, tablet or Android smartphone. Now, userscan also stream their music collections to an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. The service includes 5GB of free storage and users have the option to pay a yearly fee for additional space on Amazon’s servers. Cloud Player for iOS is a free app and it available immediately in Apple’s App Store. Amazon’s full press release follows below. Amazon Cloud Player App Now Available for iPhone & iPod touch SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its Amazon Cloud Player App for

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Verizon's new sharing plans, by the numbers
http://news.yahoo.com/verizons-sharing-plans-numbers-124403216--finance.html
Existing Verizon Wireless customers have a choice to make. They can stick with their current plan or switch to one of the company's Share Everything plans when they become available on June 28. Under the new plans, subscribers pay for two things: the pool of wireless data they use every month, and the devices they add to the plan. Here's a brief look at prices and a breakdown of which plans are best-suited for various types of users.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
HTC to complete acquisition of S3 Graphics, looks to boost patent portfolio
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-complete-acquisition-s3-graphics-looks-boost-patent-232020634.html


HTC to complete acquisition of S3 Graphics, looks to boost patent portfolioHTC will soon complete its acquisition of S3 Graphics, a purchase it confirmed will boost its patent portfolio and help defend the company from future lawsuits, Focus Taiwan reported on Tuesday. Grace Lei, HTC’s general counsel, said the company valued S3′s patents because in 2011 the U.S. International Trade Commission had found that Apple was in violation of various S3 patents, although the ruling was later overturned. “We think S3′s patent portfolio is valid and strong, and we have decided to complete the purchase of S3 after cautious assessment,” Lei said at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, adding that S3 owns about 270 patents, some of which are licensed to Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. The Taiwanese smartphone vendor has been

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Zynga shares dive as Facebook game craze wanes
http://news.yahoo.com/zynga-shares-plummet-facebook-game-craze-wanes-165859111--sector.html


The corporate logo for Zynga is seen on a screen outside the Nasdaq Market Site in New YorkSEATTLE (Reuters) - Zynga Inc shares fell more than 10 percent on Tuesday, extending three months of steady losses, as the social gaming company's user numbers wane and investors worry that the craze for games on Facebook may have passed its peak. The San Francisco-based creator of "Farmville" and "Hidden Chronicles" - Web-based titles played by millions of Facebook users - is having trouble retaining gamers, many of whom are switching to mobile phones for entertainment, analysts say. ...

Wed, 13 Jun 12
PC maker Dell to pay dividends
http://news.yahoo.com/pc-maker-dell-pay-dividends-224644139.html
Dell CEO Michael DellStruggling computer maker Dell announced Tuesday it will use some of its cash stockpile to pay shareholder dividends as it pursues a shift to services.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Analysis: Apple's big enemy in smartphone wars: delay
http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-apples-big-enemy-smartphone-wars-delay-223449803--sector.html


Apple Inc. logo seen on East Balcony on steps leading to newest Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station during press previewSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has spent nearly three years fighting its rivals in a global smartphone patent war. Now, setbacks in two key U.S. court cases are laying bare why a drawn-out battle could be bad news for the iPhone maker. Last Thursday, Judge Richard Posner in Chicago federal court canceled Apple's long-awaited trial against Google Inc's Motorola Mobility division, which makes devices powered by the Internet search company's Android mobile operating system. The trial had been set to start this week. Then in an order late on Monday, U.S. ...

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Verizon hikes data fees in pricing revamp
http://news.yahoo.com/verizon-wireless-unveils-shared-data-plans-rivals-may-121349307--sector.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless is undertaking a massive overhaul of its prices by raising fees for data services like mobile web surfing while offering unlimited calls and texts, as it aims to increase data revenue and protect its older business lines. The biggest U.S. mobile operator is also letting customers use their data allowance for multiple devices in the hope of enticing them to connect more gadgets, like tablet computers to its network with the new plans as customers will now be able to avoid paying for separate data subscriptions for each device. ...

Wed, 13 Jun 12
The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network
http://news.yahoo.com/end-finally-sight-sprint-iden-network-221503592.html


The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN networkSprint’s 2005 merger with Nextel will likely go down as the textbook example for how telecom mergers can go heinously wrong. The major reason? Sprint’s inability to effectively integrate Nextel’s iDEN network and services into its own CDMA-based network and services. The iDEN network cost Sprint dearly, as the carrier was forced to write off a $29 billion loss from the Nextel acquisition in late 2007 and then saw an astonishing 4 million wireless subscribers flee in 2008. To make matters worse, the iDEN network was clogging up spectrum on the valuable 800MHz band that Sprint could have used to deploy an LTE network. So it must come as no small relief to Sprint that it will finally be able

Wed, 13 Jun 12
HTC Will Acquire S3 Graphics, Improve Its Patent Portfolio
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-acquire-s3-graphics-improve-patent-portfolio-214347792.html
HTC has reportedly decided to complete its purchase of S3 Graphics, an acquisition that will help it better its position in its patent fight with Apple.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
France aghast at tweet by French leader's partner
http://news.yahoo.com/france-aghast-tweet-french-leaders-partner-182642879.html


FILE This Sunday, May 6, 2012 file photo shows French president-elect Francois Hollande waving to supporters with his companion Valerie Trierweiler as he celebrates his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France. More than three weeks after her partner Francois Hollande took office as France's president, Valerie Trierweiler still doesn't know what she wants to be called.In an interview Thursday June 7, 2012 on France-Inter radio, Trierweiler said she feels the term President Francois Hollande's girlfriend set the French political establishment aghast Tuesday with a tweet seen as a dig against his ex-wife.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
British libel reforms push ISPs to out Internet trolls
http://news.yahoo.com/british-libel-reforms-push-isps-internet-trolls-213036728.html


British libel reforms push ISPs to out Internet trollsAnonymous trolls in the United Kingdom may have to think twice before calling someone a “n00b” or “teh sux0r” online. That’s because the U.K. House of Commons this week will start a debate on reforms to British libel law that will provide incentives for Internet Service Providers to reveal the identities of online posters accused of libelous and defamatory speech, The Guardian reports. To be fair, The Guardian says that the plaintiff in the libel cases does have to show that they have “suffered serious harm to their reputations, or are likely to do so, before they can take a defamation case forward,” so the average Internet troll won’t likely be affected. “As the law stands, individuals can be the

Wed, 13 Jun 12
More police use YouTube to tell their own stories
http://news.yahoo.com/more-police-youtube-tell-own-stories-185138272.html


This May 17, 2012, image made of the Minneapolis Police Department YouTube Channel shows a computer screen displaying a video of a Minneapolis police officer giving instructions to protesters at an Occupy Minnesota protest in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police first used their YouTube channel after protesters posted video accusing officers of brutality disrupting a demonstration with no warning to disperse. Police filmed the arrests and soon posted their own video showing warnings were given. (AP Photo/Minneapolis Police Department YouTube Channel)After a dozen Occupy Minnesota protesters were arrested at a downtown demonstration, the group quickly took to the Internet, posting video that activists said showed police treating them roughly and never warning them to leave.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Questions and answers about Verizon's new plans
http://news.yahoo.com/questions-answers-verizons-plans-182256695--finance.html


Two Verizon workers take orders at a Verizon store in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, announced Tuesday that is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to Verizon's network. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Verizon Wireless is phasing out nearly all of its existing phone plans and replacing them with pricing schemes that let families and other subscribers share a monthly data allowance over as many as 10 devices.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Global Payments says data breach is "contained"
http://news.yahoo.com/global-payments-says-data-breach-contained-212536020--sector.html
(Reuters) - Global Payments Inc said a recent data breach put no more than 1.5 million credit card numbers at risk, and that the incident is now "contained." In a statement updating its investigation of the breach, which was first reported in March, the payments processing company said that the compromised card data was limited to "Track 2" data. Those data include account numbers and expiration dates, but not personal information like card holders' names, addresses and Social Security numbers. ...

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Dell to pay first dividend in third quarter
http://news.yahoo.com/dell-pay-first-dividend-third-quarter-204324263--finance.html
Computer maker Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it will soon pay its first dividend.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
New and exciting kid on the block: PeerJ
http://news.yahoo.com/exciting-kid-block-peerj-212100667.html
New and exciting kid on the block: PeerJ

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Verizon to phase out most existing phone plans
http://news.yahoo.com/verizon-phase-most-existing-phone-plans-203320108--finance.html


FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, Chris Cioban, manager of the Verizon store in Beachwood, Ohio, holds up an Apple iPhone 4G. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, announced Tuesday, June 12, 2012, that is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to Verizon's network. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, is phasing out nearly all of its existing phone plans and replacing them with pricing schemes that encourage customers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to the Verizon network.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
What to watch for when using data plans
http://news.yahoo.com/watch-using-data-plans-203224045--finance.html
Verizon's new plans provide unlimited texting and calling. The only thing for subscribers to monitor is data use, but that's tricky business. Different types of activities consume vastly different amounts of data. Here's how they break down.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
News Summary: Sweden tweeter stirs critics
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-sweden-tweeter-stirs-critics-211709738--finance.html
WHAT HAPPENED: A woman given the chance to briefly take over Sweden's official Twitter account stirred controversy after posting comments about Jews.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Sweden tweeter stirs critics with comments on Jews
http://news.yahoo.com/sweden-tweeter-stirs-critics-comments-jews-194052203--finance.html
A woman given the chance to briefly take over Sweden's official Twitter account Tuesday stirred controversy on the social network after posting comments about Jews.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
News Summary: ComScore says Facebook ads effective
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-comscore-says-facebook-ads-effective-211257446--finance.html
THE RESULTS: A comScore study suggests that marketing on Facebook can help increase sales. ComScore urges marketers to look beyond acquiring as many fans as possible on Facebook and focus on their message and on social media marketing campaigns.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
Amazon offers Cloud Player app for iPhone
http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-offers-cloud-player-app-iphone-210559989.html
A visitor browses the Amazon websiteAmazon on Tuesday released its music player app for iPhone and iPod touch, a move that expands the reach of the Internet retail giant for Apple users.

Wed, 13 Jun 12
News Summary: Former PM testifies in media inquiry
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-former-pm-testifies-media-inquiry-210538754--finance.html
THE WITNESS: Former British Prime Minister John Major.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Apple kicks Google Maps off iPhone, adds Facebook
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-kicks-google-maps-off-iphone-adds-facebook-211903126--finance.html


Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 2012. Apple says it's introducing a laptop with a super-high resolution Steve Jobs' vendetta against Google remains alive, nine months after the Apple co-founder died feeling betrayed by a company he once embraced as an ally.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
New Apple mobile software gets maps, Siri updates
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-mobile-software-gets-maps-siri-updates-224622793--finance.html


Apple's Scott Forstall talks about the new Apple Turn By Turn Directions at the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 2012. New iPhone and Mac software and updated Mac computers were among the highlights Monday at Apple Inc.'s annual conference for software developers. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Most of Apple's mobile devices will get a new operating system this fall, including a different mapping service and a built-in bond with Facebook.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Hollywood Hack Day: You won’t believe what programmers can achieve in two days
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/hollywood-hack-day-won-t-believe-programmers-achieve-003213834.html
While the San Francisco Bay area may be more widely known for its "hack day" events — where eager coders get together for intense short programming sessions, typically with the over-arcing goal of producing a working product or prototype — … Continue reading

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Apple’s Mountain Lion OS to be released next month
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/apple-mountain-lion-os-released-next-month-215847328.html
If you've been anxiously awaiting Apple's Mountain Lion (10.8) OS, there's good news: Your wait is just about over. According to Apple at today's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Mountain Lion will be available for sale and download in July. The new … Continue reading

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Apple Developers: We Love the Retina MacBook, But Want More From Siri
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-developers-love-retina-macbook-want-more-siri-205650820.html
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with a bang, showing off powerful new features in the iOS and OS X platforms as well as a MacBook Pro with a retina display. Mashable spoke with several developers immediately after the keynote, and they're excited to start putting the new features to work.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
New Mac OS in July has social-network integration
http://news.yahoo.com/mac-os-july-social-network-integration-215203539--finance.html


Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 2012. Cook kicked off the company's annual conference for software developers on Monday. He is expected to show off new iPhone software and updated Mac computers and provide more details on future releases of Mac software. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)Next month, Apple will release its new operating system for Mac computers.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Facebook's growth rate is slowing: WSJ
http://news.yahoo.com/facebooks-growth-rate-slowing-wsj-172825807--finance.html
Facebook's growth appears to be slowing, particularly in the U.S., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Dutch man charged with stealing Wash. credit cards
http://news.yahoo.com/dutch-man-charged-stealing-wash-credit-cards-211901324.html
In an investigation that spanned from a Seattle restaurant to Romania, a 21-year-old Dutch national pleaded not guilty Monday to federal computer hacking charges that include the theft of at least 44,000 credit card numbers.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Sony triples down on Hasbro plan with 'Tonka'
http://news.yahoo.com/sony-triples-down-hasbro-plan-tonka-194442506.html
The battering of "Battleship" at the box office hasn't scared Sony away from Hasbro toys.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
ShopAtHome.com launches new iPad app for bargain hunters
http://www.appolicious.com/shopping/articles/12227-shopathome-com-launches-new-ipad-app-for-bargain-hunters
ShopAtHome.com, the popular shopping portal where you can find coupons for online stores and even earn cash-back credits, has landed in the App Store under the name Coupon Codes Plus. Now iPad users can get access to the same deals no matter where they are, and some of those deals look tasty.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
HTC can’t sue Apple with patents it doesn’t own, judge says
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-t-sue-apple-patents-doesn-t-own-013059154.html


HTC can’t sue Apple with patents it doesn’t own, judge saysAdministrative Law Judge Thomas Pender has told HTC that it can’t actually sue Apple using patents owned by another company. Per Florian Mueller at FOSS Patents, it seems that HTC had paid Google some cash to temporarily borrow intellectual property that the company then used as a counterattack against Apple, which has been the leading crusader against Android vendors in patent suits. Mueller notes that this “rent-a-patent” model has been employed by other firms, including patent-collecting firm Open Invention Network, as a tactic to sue big tech companies such as Microsoft. Assuming Pender’s ruling holds, this could force a major strategy shift for IP plaintiffs in the future. Read

Tue, 12 Jun 12
HTC One X users report iPhone 4-like ‘death grip’ for Wi-Fi
http://news.yahoo.com/htc-one-x-users-report-iphone-4-death-002535377.html


HTC One X users report iPhone 4-like ‘death grip’ for Wi-FiThe HTC One X may be one of the spiffiest new Android devices so far this year but some One X users are reporting that design flaws are impeding their ability to connect to Wi-Fi. As Dustin Karnes at Android Guys reports, an Xda-Developers member called bigoliver has found that the One X can potentially have several Wi-Fi related problems that will either adversely affect the device’s battery life or render it totally incapable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Bigoliver says One X users can test out their devices to see if it suffers from Wi-Fi problems by “gently [squeezing] the side back of your phone, between the camera lens and the volume buttons. Next, check to see “if your

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Pa. symphony ends YouTube contest without winner
http://news.yahoo.com/pa-symphony-ends-youtube-contest-without-winner-220445420.html
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has chosen to not name a winner in its nationwide online concerto competition.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Apple fends off Android challenge with maps, Siri
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-challenges-google-maps-190722878.html


Apple unveiled its own mapping program for its iPhone and iPad devicesApple said Monday it was making its own maps for iPhones and iPads as it revved up its mobile gadget operating system in a drive to outdistance rivals powered by Google's Android software.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Intel claims Android is not ready for multi-core processors
http://news.yahoo.com/intel-claims-android-not-ready-multi-core-processors-232024048.html


Intel claims Android is not ready for multi-core processorsIntel, one of the newest chipmakers to enter the Android scene, claimed that rival chip vendors have not done enough to optimise Android for multi-core processors, The Inquirer reported. While the majority of ARM-based vendors are focusing on dual- and quad-core processors, Intel has just entered the Android market with its single-core Medfield Atom processor. The company is doing all it can to defend itself against multi-core heavy weights Samsung, NVIDIA and Qualcomm. Intel’s general manager of mobile and communications Mike Bell recently claimed that Android simply isn’t ready for multi-core processors, despite having supported multi-core chips since Android 2.3.4, and noted that internal testing had shown that multi-core chips sometimes run slower than single-core models. Read on for more. “If

Tue, 12 Jun 12
News Summary: Cybersleuths see link between virus
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-cybersleuths-see-between-virus-231101809--finance.html
A LINK: Cybersecurity researchers say they have found a link between the infrastructure-wrecking cyberweapon known as Stuxnet and the recently discovered Flame virus.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
News Summary: Report of Facebook's growth slowing
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-report-facebooks-growth-slowing-230655199--finance.html
THE FINDINGS: The Wall Street Journal says Facebook's growth appears to be slowing, particularly in the U.S. Unique U.S. visitors rose 5 percent in April to 158 million, the slowest growth rate since comScore started tracking data in 2008.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
News Summary: Apple kicks Google Maps off iPhone
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-apple-kicks-google-maps-off-iphone-230306152--finance.html


Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 2012. Apple says it's introducing a laptop with a super-high resolution GONE: Apple is kicking an important Google application off its iPhone. Google's Maps application has resided on the iPhone since Apple launched the phone in 2007. Apple is replacing it with its own mapping app.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Wall Street unimpressed with Apple’s product announcements
http://news.yahoo.com/wall-street-unimpressed-apple-product-announcements-221526066.html


Wall Street unimpressed with Apple’s product announcementsIt seems that investors were expecting something splashier than iOS 6 and the next-generation MacBook Pro. Although most major stock indices were down sharply today as markets reacted negatively to the proposed bailout of the Spanish banking system, it’s notable that Apple’s stock began to fall almost immediately after the company finished up its WWDC keynote address in San Francisco Monday. Apple’s shares, which closed at just above $580 on Friday, started the day trading at around $587 and peaked in the $588 range around noon before steadily dropping throughout the early afternoon. The stock then dropped quickly after Apple wrapped up its keynote, going from $579.67 at 3:00 p.m. to $573.84 at 3:30 p.m. before closing the day at

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Apple takes on Google with own maps, better Siri
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-ceo-cook-kicks-off-developers-conference-173903410.html


Apple Inc CEO Time Cook speaks from onstage during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc took the wraps off its own mobile mapping service and improved the search capabilities of its Siri electronic assistant technology, as it rolled out souped-up software and hardware on Monday to help it wage war on Google Inc. CEO Tim Cook, who took over from late co-founder Steve Jobs last August, spearheaded the unveiling of new services -- such as in-house mapping, beefed-up Siri software, address-bar search on its Safari browser -- to help keep at bay Google and its fast-growing Android mobile platform. ...

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Who needs a new iPhone with these Android All-Stars?
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12218-who-needs-a-new-iphone-with-these-android-all-stars
As expected, Apple did not announce a new iPhone today. Thankfully, the Samsung Galaxy S III is only a few weeks away. Here is a rundown of the Galaxy S III and the best Android smartphones already available.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
South Korean paper hit by major cyber attack
http://news.yahoo.com/south-korean-paper-hit-major-cyber-attack-213651826.html


A reproduction of a page of South Korean newspaper JoongAng DailyA conservative South Korean newspaper said Monday it had been the victim of a major cyber attack, less than a week after North Korea threatened the paper and other Seoul media over their reports.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Some Flame code found in Stuxnet virus-experts
http://news.yahoo.com/components-flame-found-stuxnet-virus-expert-142138134--sector.html


Eugene Kaspersky speaks at a Tel Aviv University cyber security conference(Reuters) - Two leading computer security firms have linked some of the software code in the powerful Flame virus to the Stuxnet cyber weapon, which was widely believed to have been used by the United States and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear program. Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which uncovered Flame last month, said at the Reuters Global Media and Technology Summit on Monday his researchers have since found that part of the Flame program code is nearly identical to code found in a 2009 version of Stuxnet. ...

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Samsung Galaxy S III to arrive ‘on or before’ June 21st on AT&T
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-galaxy-iii-arrive-june-21st-t-212030787.html


Samsung Galaxy S III to arrive ‘on or before’ June 21st on AT&TWhile AT&T has confirmed the future availability of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, the nation’s second largest carrier has not announced a release date. Last week it was reported that the device may be available on June 18th, but when preordering the handset as an AT&T Premier customer, the carrier indicates that the Galaxy S III will arrive “on or before” June 21st, Droid Matters reports. The highly anticipated smartphone will also launch on T-Mobile and Sprint on the same date. An AT&T spokesman declined to comment. Read

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Make a DIY Wi-Fi Antenna From a Coffee Can [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/diy-wi-fi-antenna-coffee-video-211659054.html
Free Wi-Fi and coffee are a perfect pair for productivity. But if you can't find a seat in the coffee house, make your own Wi-Fi antenna from an empty coffee can (and a little bit of electrical know-how).

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo buys Tower Records Japan
http://news.yahoo.com/mobile-carrier-ntt-docomo-buys-tower-records-japan-210153331.html


Japan's top mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo said it will make Tower Records Japan a subsidiaryJapan's top mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday it will make Tower Records Japan a subsidiary to enhance its online sales of CDs and DVDs.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Ubisoft confident on big Wii U bet
http://news.yahoo.com/ubisoft-confident-big-wii-u-bet-182930492--sector.html


Yves Guillemot, cofounder and CEO of Ubisoft speaks at a news briefing during the E3 game expo in Los AngelesSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot hopes Nintendo's upcoming Wii U will be the first of a line-up of new consoles that will give the video game industry a boost and help reverse the French company's waning fortunes. Shares of Ubisoft, known for its "Assassins Creed" franchise and its "Just Dance" games, are down 20 percent from a year ago but up 8 percent since Jan 1. Microsoft and Sony have not come out with a new hardware platform in at least six years, excluding the motion-sensing "Kinect" for the Xbox 360 console. ...

Tue, 12 Jun 12
MacBooks include thin model with sharper display
http://news.yahoo.com/macbooks-thin-model-sharper-display-205524161--finance.html


Apple CEO Tim Cook enters the stage during the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 2012. Apple says it's introducing a laptop with a super-high resolution Thin is in.

Tue, 12 Jun 12
Nintendo to cut summer bonuses by 20 percent : Nikkei
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-cut-summer-bonuses-20-percent-nikkei-204110304--finance.html
(Reuters) - Nintendo Co will cut its employees' summer bonuses by about 20 percent this year as a result of weak business performance, Japanese business daily Nikkei reported. The video game giant reported its first annual operating loss of 37.3 billion yen ($469.65 million) in April on shrinking sales of its Wii gaming console and weak demand for its new 3DS handheld device. The company has reduced executive compensations from last year, the newspaper said. (Reporting by Eileen Anupa Soreng in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)

Mon, 11 Jun 12
No elegant technical fixes for distracted driving
http://news.yahoo.com/no-elegant-technical-fixes-distracted-driving-141608972--finance.html


Dylan Young, 18, poses for The Associated Press as a vehicle cruises by, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in North Arlington, N.J. Young, a senior at North Arlington High, was in a fender-bender accident caused by being distracted while texting and driving. More than half of high school seniors say they text or email while driving, according to a jarring new study that offers the first federal statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Thursday, June 7, 2012. They come from a 2011 survey of about 15,000 high school students across the country. The study found 58 percent of high school seniors said that, in the previous month, they had texted or emailed while driving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)When does a smartphone make you dumb?

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Apple expected to show fresh software, new Macs
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-expected-show-fresh-software-macs-144251083--finance.html
Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to show off new iPhone software, updated Mac computers and provide more details on future releases of Mac software when he kicks off the company's annual conference for software developers on Monday.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Is Hotmail Getting a New Name Along With Its Redesign? [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/hotmail-getting-name-along-redesign-video-185540872.html
Microsoft is said to be working on a redesign of its Hotmail email platform, and leaked images of the new look have made its way onto the web.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Foursquare’s face-lift leads and other iPhone Apps of the Week
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12219-foursquares-face-lift-leads-and-other-iphone-apps-of-the-week
Topping this week’s best new iOS apps list is an old favorite, as Foursquare received a major update that is well worth checking out. The update finds the check-in app focused on social commenting rather than just checking in to places. The other apps on our list involve fun ways to find activities around town, keep your life in order, shoot videos and listen to music.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
AR.Drone 2.0: An Awesome, High-Flying Father’s Day Gift [REVIEW]
http://news.yahoo.com/ar-drone-2-0-awesome-high-flying-father-210756276.html
AR Drone 2 Indoor Flight Hull

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Flame spy virus gets order to vanish: experts
http://news.yahoo.com/flame-spy-virus-gets-order-vanish-experts-205746377.html


A program of the computer virus known as FlameUS computer security researchers said Sunday that the Flame computer virus that smoldered undetected for years in Middle Eastern energy facilities has gotten orders to vanish, leaving no trace.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Is ur #MD 2 square? Some use e-tech with patients
http://news.yahoo.com/ur-md-2-square-e-tech-patients-180338118.html


In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, Dr. Natasha Burgert talks about using social media in her practice at her office in Kansas City, Mo. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Is your doctor a technophobe? Increasingly, the answer may be no. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
4 Tips to Protect Your Small Business Against Cyberattacks
http://news.yahoo.com/4-tips-protect-small-business-against-cyberattacks-184900591.html
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
New Camera Case Makes Lighting Perfect for iPhone Pictures
http://news.yahoo.com/camera-case-makes-lighting-perfect-iphone-pictures-184312805.html
The iPhone camera takes stellar point-and-shoot pictures, but without the right light, they can be subject to glare or a washed-out aesthetic.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
5 Startups Improving Society Through Technology
http://news.yahoo.com/5-startups-improving-society-technology-183628332.html
In our social entrepreneurship series, The World at Work, Mashable interviews the faces behind the startups and projects that are working to make a global impact.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Apple courts developers vital to its popularity
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-courts-developers-vital-popularity-183441278.html


Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers the keynote address at the 2011 Apple World Wide Developers ConferenceApple on Monday will spotlight next-generation software for its coveted gadgets as it kicks off its annual gathering of developers whose applications are vital to the company's success.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Seed Funding: What Startups Would You Invest In?
http://news.yahoo.com/seed-funding-startups-invest-181821654.html
Mashable’s new video series, Behind the Launch, follows Vungle on its startup journey toward a launch later this month. Each week on Mashable, the Vungle team offers our readers some tips and lessons learned from their own startup experience. This week, we saw Vungle’s founders Jack and Zain put their necks on the line to discuss the prospect of launching a million-dollar fund to connect with mobile app publishers. Below, Jack Smith discusses developments this week that affect startups' ability to raise funding and where he sees startup funding coming from in the future. ...

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Spain's Telefonica sells China Unicom stake
http://news.yahoo.com/spains-telefonica-sells-china-unicom-stake-180311197.html


The Spanish Telefonica logo is pictured at the Puerta del sol in MadridSpanish giant Telefonica said Sunday it has sold a 4.56 percent stake in one of China's top telecoms companies, China Unicom, for 1.13 billion euros (41.4 billion).

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Watch Twitter's First-Ever TV Commercial [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/watch-twitters-first-ever-tv-commercial-video-174212017.html
Twitter ran on Sunday its first-ever TV spot during the broadcast of the 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
10 Geeky Wedding Gifts for the Happy Couple
http://news.yahoo.com/10-geeky-wedding-gifts-happy-couple-165527541.html
1. Geek Heart Emoticon

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Game of Thrones, Tech Style [COMIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/game-thrones-tech-style-comic-163433420.html
The second season of Game of Thrones has only been finished for a week, and we're already missing it big-time. But we have the next best thing for you, right here: Kicking off our new weekly Sunday Comics series, The Joy of Tech made up its own Game of Tech Thrones characters, and look who's representing Mashable in this esteemed pantheon of Internet stars: it's the Lord Commander of the MashGuard!

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Mobile money plan stumbles at start in Haiti
http://news.yahoo.com/mobile-money-plan-stumbles-start-haiti-142030133--finance.html


In this June 4, 2012 photo, a man takes his money, along with his cell phone, at Digicel's Getting money in Haiti can be a harrowing experience: Bank branches are few, most of them are in the capital and a simple transaction can take half a day. Cash machines are scarce as well, and often broken or empty. And then there are the thieves who often wait nearby in hopes of finding a mark.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Your Next Running Companion Could be a Flying Robot [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/next-running-companion-could-flying-robot-video-160904335.html
Did your jogging partner cutting out on you at the last minute ... again? If this experiment successful, someday you'll be able to substitute that human running companion with a smart flying robot.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Snooki's Cellphone Hacked, Nude Pictures Hit the Web [REPORT]
http://news.yahoo.com/snookis-cellphone-hacked-nude-pictures-hit-report-152646047.html
The cellphone of Jersey Shore cast member Snooki has been reportedly hacked, with a series of nude pictures of the reality TV star hitting the Internet.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
How Employers Really Feel About Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/employers-really-feel-social-media-infographic-151745922.html
There's been plenty of talk about how social media has become a successful vehicle for recruiters and job seekers alike, but what about employers?

Mon, 11 Jun 12
YouTube Cover Song Face-Off: Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe'
http://news.yahoo.com/youtube-cover-song-face-off-carly-rae-jepsens-145326558.html
Each week, Mashable picks a popular song, finds 10 to 15 covers of it and asks you to vote for your favorite.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Top 10 GIFs of the Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-gifs-week-140558249.html
1. Post-It Tetris

Mon, 11 Jun 12
6 Top Mashable Comments This Week
http://news.yahoo.com/6-top-mashable-comments-week-134504250.html
From quips regarding 1.5 million hacked passwords on LinkedIn, to divisive opinions about pre-teens joining Facebook, Mashable readers were full of insightful (and hilarious) comments this week.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
10 Father's Day Gifts for Geeky Dads
http://news.yahoo.com/10-fathers-day-gifts-geeky-dads-131237905.html
1. Kikkerland USB Hub Thunderbolt

Mon, 11 Jun 12
LinkedIn Working on New Security Enhancements
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-working-security-enhancements-124808329.html
Following a messy week for career-networking site LinkedIn where nearly 6.5 million account passwords were stolen and published on a Russian hacker forum, the company said it will be taking new security measures to ensure member protection.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
How to Make Your Site Mobile Ready in Just 30 Seconds
http://news.yahoo.com/mobile-ready-just-30-seconds-120759447.html
Ready to convert an existing website into a mobile-friendly platform but not sure how to get started?

Mon, 11 Jun 12
The Most Innovative Toothbrush You'll Ever Own [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/most-innovative-toothbrush-youll-ever-own-video-111105077.html
Do you prefer a classic or electric toothbrush when scrubbing your chompers? There are all sorts of toothbrushes available, but no matter how fancy your brush is, we bet it doesn't have a fountain built in. That extra step of sticking your mouth in the faucet stream to suck up some water to rinse with is made easier with this handy brush.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Apple courts developers vital to its popularity
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-courts-developers-vital-popularity-104042565.html


https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/Apple on Monday will spotlight next-generation software for its coveted gadgets as it kicks off its annual gathering of developers whose applications are vital to the company's success.

Mon, 11 Jun 12
Canadian tech town feels BlackBerry's decline
http://news.yahoo.com/canadian-tech-town-feels-blackberrys-decline-041027815--finance.html


In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 photo, a man with an umbrella walks past part of the Research In Motion campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. These are troubling times for Waterloo, the town of 100,000 that was transformed by Research In Motion's BlackBerry into Canada's Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)President Barack Obama couldn't bear to part with his BlackBerry. Oprah Winfrey declared it one of her "favorite things." It could be so addictive that it was nicknamed "the CrackBerry."

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Now You Can Build Your Own Animatronic 3D-Printed Hand
http://news.yahoo.com/now-build-own-animatronic-3d-printed-hand-183500987.html
Robot hand creator "hairygael" challenges viewers to "print and build your own" in a YouTube video showing how to make a 3D printed hand. While this isn't quite a DIY type project for most people, it's pretty neat to see the inventor go into so much detail about how this hand was created.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
RI eyeing liability in Schilling firm bankruptcy
http://news.yahoo.com/ri-eyeing-liability-schilling-firm-bankruptcy-192257118--spt.html


FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, center, is followed by members of the media as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarters, in Providence, R.I. Schilling's troubled video gaming company filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, on Thursday, June 7, 2012.. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)The state of Rhode Island is working to determine how much it stands to lose in a $75 million loan guarantee deal for former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video gaming company after its bankruptcy filing this week.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Facebook Camera creates image-only feeds with speedy uploads
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12213-facebook-camera-creates-image-only-feeds-with-speedy-uploads
With Facebook having recently acquired Instagram for a whopping one billion in cash and stocks, the rationale behind the launch of Facebook Camera for iPhone is unclear. But, leaving that question aside, you might be wondering about the app itself, not the reason for it. In a nutshell, Facebook Camera lets you scroll through image feeds and add your own photos, from either the camera roll or shot directly from within the app. ...

Sun, 10 Jun 12
LinkedIn sheds more light on security breach
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-sheds-more-light-security-breach-011948771--finance.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp, criticized for inadequate network security after hackers exposed millions of its users' passwords, said on Saturday it had finished disabling all affected accounts and did not believe other members were at risk. The company, a social network for business professionals, promised to beef up security, days after more than 6 million customer passwords turned up on underground sites frequented by criminal hackers. ...

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Tide Turns on Anonymous Internet Trolls
http://news.yahoo.com/tide-turns-anonymous-internet-trolls-203800316.html
COMMENTARY | Trolls basking in the Internet's anonymity to lob threats and smear reputations on networks like Facebook are one step closer to justice after a London court ruling this week. Trolls marked Nicola Brookes for harassment over her opinion about the "X Factor" TV show, publishing false statements and calling her a drug dealer and pedophile, Y! Tech said. A U.K. court has opened the doors of justice by insisting Facebook reveal the trolls' identities.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
55 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
http://news.yahoo.com/55-digital-media-resources-may-missed-184316720.html
Maybe you were too busy hunting down celebrities on the new video chat service, Airtime. Better yet, maybe you were using it to land a job. For whatever reason, you missed out on some of Mashable's features coverage this week, and that simply won't do.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
6 Apps You Don't Want To Miss
http://news.yahoo.com/6-apps-dont-want-miss-181533215.html
Foursquare

Sun, 10 Jun 12
How the UFC Ran the Most Successful Spotify Campaign in History
http://news.yahoo.com/ufc-ran-most-successful-spotify-campaign-history-172941835.html
Long since a knockout on social media, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) landed another social haymaker recently by running the most successful branded Spotify campaign to date.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
What To Expect With iOS 6 [POLL]
http://news.yahoo.com/expect-ios-6-poll-172338608.html
On Friday, banners went up at San Francisco's Moscone Center seeming to confirm that we'll see an announcement of the next generation of iOS Apples's WWDC keynote on Monday.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
10 Inspiring Non-Profits on Instagram
http://news.yahoo.com/10-inspiring-non-profits-instagram-171228069.html
1. @charitywater

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-tech-week-pics-165721448.html
Top 10 Tech is presented by Chivas. Access a world of exclusive insider benefits – private tastings, special events and the chance to win a trip for you and three friends to the Cannes Film Festival. Join the Brotherhood.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
The Self-Making Bed is a Useless and Likely Expensive Novelty
http://news.yahoo.com/self-making-bed-useless-likely-expensive-novelty-163300682.html
COMMENTARY | Dvice is reporting how a Spanish company has created a bed that will make itself. Ordinarily I am excited about just about any technological advance, but this one leaves me wondering what it's good for.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
5 Kickstarter Champs Share the Secrets of Their Success
http://news.yahoo.com/5-kickstarter-champs-share-secrets-success-160217107.html
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Intel Set-Top Box Uses Face Recognition to Target Ads to You [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/intel-set-top-box-uses-face-recognition-target-152601330.html
Intel has developed a new set-top box that will monitor who is watching TV at that moment, enabling advertisers to target the most appropriate ads to them. The box does this by using facial recognition technology.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Engineer Creates Coolest Business Card Ever [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/engineer-creates-coolest-business-card-ever-video-143113600.html
Here's an enterprising young electrical engineer who wanted to directly impress all those who received one of his business cards. What did he do? Well, he did some electrical engineering on the business card itself.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
New Prepaid iPhone Plans Compared
http://news.yahoo.com/prepaid-iphone-plans-compared-135200641.html
When it first came out, the iPhone cost $599 and required a two-year AT&T contract. Now the new iPhone 4S is much cheaper and is available on three major nationwide networks. But the retro price tag will soon be returning as the iPhone debuts on prepaid wireless carriers Cricket and Virgin Mobile, with a third (Boost Mobile) rumored but not yet confirmed. Off-contract prices for the iPhone 4S will range from $499 to $649.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
PlayStation's Wonderbook Makes Rowling's 'Book of Spells' Magical [HANDS-ON]
http://news.yahoo.com/playstations-wonderbook-makes-rowlings-book-spells-magical-hands-135054652.html
At E3 this week I had the opportunity to spend a little bit of time with PlayStation's new interactive book product Wonderbook and its first title Book of Spells. The entire experience can be summed up in just one word: magical.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Kinsight System Means You'll Never Lose Anything Again [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/kinsight-system-means-youll-never-lose-anything-again-133504467.html
Are you constantly misplacing things? A couple of inventors might have a solution to your age-old problem with Kinsight, a system that helps you retrace your steps when you've lost something by tracking you and how you interact with your stuff.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
How Amazon Saves a Ton of Money [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-saves-ton-money-infographic-124431050.html
With $48.1 billion in net sales last year, Amazon is certainly the leading Internet retailer. But how does the company fare in other areas, such as employee satisfaction and corporate social responsibility?

Sun, 10 Jun 12
How the poll was conducted
http://news.yahoo.com/poll-conducted-200844008.html
The Associated Press-NORC Center Poll on energy efficiency was conducted from March 29 to April 15 by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It is based on landline and cellular telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,008 adults. Interviews were conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and included 752 respondents on landline telephones and 256 on cellular phones.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Facebook App Center: What Does It Actually Do?
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-app-center-does-actually-115639250.html
Facebook announced its App Center Thursday night -- but it wasn't immediately clear how users would benefit, or whether it simply added another layer between you and apps you download to your smartphone.

Sun, 10 Jun 12
10 Rugged Father's Day Gifts for Outdoor Types
http://news.yahoo.com/10-rugged-fathers-day-gifts-outdoor-types-110633458.html
1. Kikkerland Dynamo Solar and Crank Emergency Radio

Sun, 10 Jun 12
Tablets and smartphones are turning handheld gaming devices into a niche
http://news.yahoo.com/tablets-smartphones-turning-handheld-gaming-devices-niche-021512986.html


Tablets and smartphones are turning handheld gaming devices into a nicheA new study from ABI Research found that Sony and Nintendo are struggling against the rise of smartphones and tablets in gaming. The two companies are expected to ship more than 38 million handheld gaming devices in 2013, a number significantly lower than the previous peak of 47 million units in 2008. Shipments after 2013 are expected to continue to decline, and the firm says handheld gaming devices will only survive as a niche, while smartphone and tablet sales continue to increase. “Mobile devices will compete with dedicated handheld gaming devices, but select consumer segments like core gamers and those individuals who do not want or have a smartphone or tablet will still provide some demand,” senior ABI analyst Michael

Sun, 10 Jun 12
The Scienceblogging Weekly (June 8th, 2012)
http://news.yahoo.com/scienceblogging-weekly-june-8th-2012-005700036.html
The Scienceblogging Weekly (June 8th, 2012)

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Facebook’s first ever public vote on privacy policy proves to be epic flop
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/facebook-first-ever-public-vote-privacy-policy-proves-004845081.html
Facebook's first ever public vote on privacy changes came to a close today. The result was a landslide — nearly 87% of those voting preferred the existing Facebook privacy terms to the new terms first proposed this May. With such a … Continue reading

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Bullying victim wins court case forcing Facebook to unmask anonymous tormentors
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/bullying-victim-wins-court-case-forcing-facebook-unmask-004214015.html
When Nicola Brookes posted a message of support on Facebook about her favorite contestant on The X Factor talent competition, she found herself the victim of incessant and constant torment from anonymous cyberbullies. But rather than take the abuse sitting down, Brookes decided … Continue reading

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Teenage Prodigy Wins Intel Award for 'Micro Searches' [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/teenage-prodigy-wins-intel-award-micro-searches-video-212615831.html
Seventeen-year-old prodigy Nicholas Schiefer won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award in the category of computer science for his idea of a search engine algorithm that does "micro searches." Basically this type of search grabs data from obscure social media sources like Facebook posts, tweets and other small bits of data to provide more robust searches.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Reports: UBS may have $350M Facebook trade losses
http://news.yahoo.com/reports-ubs-may-350m-facebook-trade-losses-001211208--finance.html
Swiss bank UBS AG may have lost as much as $350 million due to technical glitches on the Nasdaq stock exchange the day Facebook went public, according to reports published Friday.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Logitech to cut 450 jobs as part of restructuring
http://news.yahoo.com/logitech-cut-450-jobs-part-restructuring-160307449--finance.html
including about 100 in the U.S. — as part of its restructuring.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Google wins partial repeal of Swiss privacy ruling
http://news.yahoo.com/google-wins-partial-repeal-swiss-privacy-ruling-101519055--finance.html


FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2011 file picture the Google Street View Snow Mobile takes pictures of ski slopes for Google's Street View in front of the Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland. Switzerland's supreme court has ruled that Google doesn't need to be perfect when it comes to privacy. The Internet giant has won a partial repeal of a lower court decision that required the company to guarantee absolute anonymity for people pictured in its popular Street View service. It must be accepted that up to a maximum of 1 percent of the images uploaded are insufficiently anonymized,Switzerland's supreme court has ruled that Google doesn't need to be perfect when it comes to privacy.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Fresh Android Apps for June 7: Evernote Food, Perfect Uninstaller, Holo Launcher
http://www.androidapps.com/tech/articles/12216-fresh-android-apps-for-june-7-evernote-food-perfect-uninstaller-holo-launcher
Hit the weekend running with our selection of Fresh Apps. Evernote Food will ensure that you won’t forget any great meals you enjoy once you snap a photo of them. Meanwhile, Perfect Uninstaller will keep your smartphone or tablet free of clutter. Finally, we’ve got Holo Launcher which replicates the Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher experience for those who may never get a dedicated update.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
MetroPCS scores Huawei’s first U.S. smartphone
http://news.yahoo.com/metropcs-scores-huawei-first-u-smartphone-010033556.html


MetroPCS scores Huawei’s first U.S. smartphoneMost Americans think of Huawei mainly as a network equipment manufacturer but the company does make smartphones as well. The Huawei Activa 4G will be the first Huawei handset available in the United States and is now on sale for $149.99 from MetroPCS. From a specs perspective, the Activa 4G isn’t anything to get all that excited about as it features an 800MHz processor, Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”), LTE connectivity and a 5-megapixel camera. The good news, though, is that users can buy it for $150 without signing a service agreement since MetroPCS is a prepaid wireless carrier. And while it may not be anywhere near as cool as a prepaid iPhone, it won’t set you back $549 like the iPhone

Sat, 9 Jun 12
LinkedIn breach puts site's reputation on the line
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-breach-puts-sites-reputation-line-003223914--finance.html


The sign up page of Linkedin.com is seen in Singapore(Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp's silence on the extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user passwords has damaged its reputation among some business professionals, and may slow the fast-growing company's rise if the breach turns out to be more serious than so far disclosed. Several days after news of the theft of the passwords emerged, the site with more than 160 million members still says it has yet to determine the full extent of the breach. ...

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Alleged AT&T-bound Motorola Atrix 3 image emerges
http://news.yahoo.com/alleged-t-bound-motorola-atrix-3-image-emerges-000534695.html


Alleged AT&T-bound Motorola Atrix 3 image emergesAn alleged render of an upcoming Motorola smartphone, codenamed Dinara, has been published by The Verge. The handset is a variant of a device that launched in China late last year and has been rumored to arrive on AT&T as the Atrix 3. The smartphone supposedly features a 720p high-definition display, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 4.0, even sporting on-screen navigation buttons. Other details, however, are not yet available. The date July 26th appears on the device’s display in the render, which could point to a potential launch date. Read

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Samsung sues Australian patent commissioner to force judicial review of Apple patents
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-sues-australian-patent-commissioner-force-judicial-review-232014853.html


Samsung sues Australian patent commissioner to force judicial review of Apple patentsSamsung sued the Australian patent commissioner in an Australian Federal Court late last month in an attempt to force a judicial review of four key patents that were “inappropriately” granted to Apple between 2009 and 2010. The South Korean electronics giant has been in an ongoing, high-profile dispute with Apple for nearly a year. Both companies have sought injunctions against the other in an attempt to block device sales, and Samsung now claims the patents in question should not have been granted because they were duplicates of innovation patents that had already been issued by the commissioner under Australia’s patent system, iTnews reported. The company hopes the review will nullify the four patents, which would lead to a full dismissal of Apple’s case against the

Sat, 9 Jun 12
First Apple computer heads to Sotheby's auction
http://news.yahoo.com/first-apple-computer-heads-sothebys-auction-231046036.html


The Apple l, the first Apple computer made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976There's no screen, it was built in 1976, and the clunky design does not exactly recall today's iPads, but the first Apple computer is expected to fetch up to $180,000 in New York.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Exclusive: Business software IPOs hope to trump market woes
http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-business-software-ipos-hope-trump-market-woes-040648833--sector.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Data analysis software company Tableau Software and developer tools maker Atlassian are among several small, business software firms preparing to go public in the next 12 months, hoping a growing market for cloud computing will shield them from the aftermath of Facebook's botched IPO and Europe's woes. ...

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Google Street View can keep up its Swiss watch, court rules
http://news.yahoo.com/google-street-view-keep-swiss-watch-court-rules-223537170.html


Google Street View can keep up its Swiss watch, court rulesAnyone familiar with the Swiss knows that they’re a private sort of folk who don’t care much for the meddling of outsiders. This is a country, after all, that didn’t join the United Nations until 2002 for fear of losing its traditionally neutral stance in foreign entanglements. So you can imagine that Switzerland, which the New York Times says has “some of the strictest privacy safeguards in the world,” didn’t care much for Google snooping around its streets with its camera trucks taking pictures of everything in sight for its Google Street View Project. But the Swiss Federal Supreme Court Friday ruled that Google does indeed have the right to film and post pictures of Switzerland’s public spaces even if

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Apple's war with Google heats up
http://news.yahoo.com/apples-war-google-heats-200619542--sector.html


Apple computer shown as Google introduces Buzz in Mountain ViewSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc kicks off its annual conference for software developers on Monday, all the power players in the Apple universe will be on hand, save the one that is in many ways driving the agenda: Google Inc. More than ever, the consumer electronics juggernaut finds itself in a pitched battle with the online search giant - in smartphones, cloud computing and the never-ending competition for the hearts and minds of the best software developers. ...

Sat, 9 Jun 12
IT security provider Qualys files for $100 million IPO
http://news.yahoo.com/security-provider-qualys-files-100-million-ipo-221004261--finance.html
(Reuters) - Cloud security provider Qualys Inc filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. The company, which provides a cloud computing based platform for companies to secure their IT infrastructure, said it plans to list under the symbol "QLYS", but did not say on which exchange. Qualys is backed by chief executive Philippe Courtot, who owns about 40 percent of the company, and venture capital firm Trident Capital, which has a 27.4 percent stake. The California-based company told the U.S. ...

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Sprint investing in own payment platform, may drop Google Wallet
http://news.yahoo.com/sprint-investing-own-payment-platform-may-drop-google-215053373.html


Sprint investing in own payment platform, may drop Google WalletGoogle’s Wallet service has seen numerous setbacks since its initial launch last May. The platform was rejected by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, all of which opted to support the ISIS payment system instead, and has lived a quiet life on a small number of Sprint smartphones. This may not be the case in the near future, however. The nation’s third largest carrier is reportedly planning to launch its own NFC mobile wallet solution as soon as this summer, according to NFC Times. The service, called Touch, will allow Sprint to build relationships with banks and other service providers while controlling security measures, API distribution and development. Due to restrictions with the secure element on an NFC chip, Sprint will be unable to support both

Sat, 9 Jun 12
4 Brands That Know How to Tell a Story
http://news.yahoo.com/4-brands-know-tell-story-214559552.html
Ekaterina Walter is a social media strategist at Intel. She is a part of Intel’s Social Media Center of Excellence and is responsible for company-wide social media enablement and corporate social networking strategy. She was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of WOMMA.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
How Much Does it Cost to Write Apps?
http://news.yahoo.com/much-does-cost-write-apps-213500289.html
The economy may be in recession, but you don't need to get hired by a big software company like Microsoft in order to write and sell apps. Pretty much anyone who knows how to program (there are tutorials available online for free), and who has a reasonably modern computer, can start selling apps and making money.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Facebook’s App Center comes online
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-app-center-comes-online-210500485.html


Facebook’s App Center comes onlineFacebook on Friday launched yet another app store that consumers will be able to choose from, only this one provides them with apps that are centered around Facebook itself. Taking a quick cruise around the App Center, currently only available for American users, shows that Facebook already has most of the usual suspects available, including Pinterest, Draw Something, FarmVille, Instagram, Angry Birds, and so on. So why does Facebook feel that it needs to add another app store to its market? In an interview with PC Magazine, Facebook director of developer products Douglas Purdy said that the App Center would provide Facebook with even more information on its users that could then be used to sell ever-more targeted ads. “We

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Toddler Cam: The Cutest Game of Hide-and-Seek [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/toddler-cam-cutest-game-hide-seek-video-210157947.html
[More from Mashable: Shooting Vertical Video on a Smartphone? You’re Doing It Wrong [PSA]]

Sat, 9 Jun 12
AT&T workers in California stop work, protest
http://news.yahoo.com/t-workers-california-stop-protest-205626212--finance.html
Some AT&T workers in California and Nevada are walking off the job to protest a memo that the union says impugned their work performance.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Following the Ice: Glacial Dam
http://news.yahoo.com/following-ice-glacial-dam-205400929.html
Following the Ice: Glacial Dam

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Some Facebook Interns Are Earning $6,000 a Month [REPORT]
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-interns-earning-6-000-month-report-204844271.html
Willing to work for virtually free to land an internship at a prestigious company? You might not have to work for pennies if you go after a gig at Facebook.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Boost in Facebook stock, easing post-IPO decline
http://news.yahoo.com/boost-facebook-stock-easing-post-ipo-decline-165945541--finance.html
Facebook's stock got a boost Friday, easing a decline that has followed the company's initial public offering last month.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Patent reveals Microsoft’s detachable dual display technology
http://news.yahoo.com/patent-reveals-microsoft-detachable-dual-display-technology-202013523.html


Patent reveals Microsoft’s detachable dual display technologyDocumentation regarding a recently published patent from Microsoft highlights a new invention for a dual display smartphone that can separate into two functional units, Patent Bolt reported on Friday. The software giant’s patent could take the hassle out of sharing a screen — literally — with another person. Rather than being crammed in front of one screen, the smartphone’s display could be split in two, allowing each viewer to watch his or her own display. The technology could also be used in a situation where a user needs to talk on a smartphone and browse data simultaneously without the need for a headset or a loudspeaker. The two displays would be held together with magnetic strips that are aligned edge-to-edge on the

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Cleared of Rape Conviction via Facebook, Footballer Gets NFL Chance
http://news.yahoo.com/cleared-rape-conviction-via-facebook-footballer-gets-nfl-194615728.html
Once a highly-touted high school football recruit, 26-year-old Brian Banks got an NFL tryout this week. But he's not just another gridiron grinder clinging to the fringes of an NFL dream -- Banks served five years in prison and was on parole for another five years after accepting a plea deal 10 years ago on charges of rape and kidnapping.

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Posner smacks down Apple, Motorola and the U.S. patent system
http://news.yahoo.com/posner-smacks-down-apple-motorola-u-patent-system-194541445.html


Posner smacks down Apple, Motorola and the U.S. patent systemJudge Richard Posner, one of the most distinguished legal minds in the United States, sounds absolutely fed up with Apple and Motorola Mobility for wasting his time with their patent suits. In fact, Posner was apparently so perturbed with the arguments from both companies that he said their cases should be dismissed with prejudice, meaning they cannot be brought before a court again. Per GigaOm, Posner also tore into Apple and Motorola’s reasoning and was particularly incensed by Apple’s argument that unlocking a device with a finger tap infringed upon patented swipe-to-unlock technology because “a tap is a zero length swipe.” “That’s silly,” Posner replied. “It’s like saying that a point is a zero-length line.” Posner also recently posted a

Sat, 9 Jun 12
Facebook Boredom is Inevitable Result of Cyber Life
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-boredom-inevitable-result-cyber-life-193800722.html
COMMENTARY | Well, it looks like the Facebook social juggernaut may finally be losing steam. And none too soon, I say. Amanda Crum of WebProNews did a rather good analysis of a Reuters poll from earlier this week that showed a drop-off in Facebook use.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Samsung fights Apple move to block Galaxy sales
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-fights-apple-move-block-galaxy-sales-055607236--finance.html
Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will fight Apple's move to stop U.S. sales of its new Galaxy phone in the latest flare-up of an intellectual property battle between the world's top smartphone makers.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Virgin Mobile gets iPhone for $549, $30 per month
http://news.yahoo.com/virgin-mobile-gets-iphone-549-30-per-month-123259484--finance.html
Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint's brands for prepaid, no-contract phone service, said Thursday it will start selling the iPhone on June 29, charging $549 for a basic model.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
66-foot-long dock dislodged by the Japanese tsunami washes up in Oregon
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/66-foot-long-dock-dislodged-japanese-tsunami-washes-221641956.html
Last month, a Harley-Davidson lost to the Japanese tsunami surfaced on a beach in Canada. This time, something much, much larger than a motorcycle drifted from Japan all the way to Oregon: A 66-foot-long dock that's 7-feet high and 19-feet wide, … Continue reading

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Feeling Insecure: Last.fm suspects security breach, change your passwords now
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/feeling-insecure-last-fm-suspects-security-breach-change-213424809.html
If you're not a LinkedIn user and you felt a little jealous yesterday when all your friends were scrambling to change their passwords, you may get an opportunity to panic today instead! Social music service Last.fm is warning the entirety of its userbase … Continue reading

Fri, 8 Jun 12
'The Wire: The Musical' Brings Showtunes to the Streets of Baltimore [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/wire-musical-brings-showtunes-streets-baltimore-video-210108799.html
Fans of David Simon's HBO masterpiece The Wire have seen Michael Kenneth Williams's Omar Little do everything from evading drug dealers, smacking down lawyers and surviving a drop from a four-story building.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Facebook rolling out central location for apps
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-rolling-central-location-apps-003903909--finance.html


This undated handout product image provided by Facebook shows the company's App Center. On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Facebook is beginning to roll out its App Center to its nearly 1 billion users, so they can find games and other applications with a social component more easily. The App Center will initially feature about 500 Facebook apps, mostly games, that the company has reviewed to meet its quality standards. (AP Photo/Facebook)There's more to Facebook apps than "Angry Birds" and Pinterest, but many users wouldn't know that because there hasn't been a good, central way to find them.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
China looks to boost Internet limits on microblogs
http://news.yahoo.com/china-looks-boost-internet-limits-microblogs-103411122--finance.html
China plans to stiffen restrictions on Internet service providers as it seeks even greater control over the opinions voiced on the country's lively microblogs and other web forums.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
CDC: Older teens often text while behind the wheel
http://news.yahoo.com/cdc-older-teens-often-text-while-behind-wheel-212300216--finance.html


Dylan Young, 18, a senior at North Arlington High, stands Wednesday, June 6, 2012, near the site where he was in a fender bender caused by being distracted while texting and driving, in North Arlington, N.J. More than half of high school seniors say they text or email while driving, according to a jarring new study that offers the first federal statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Thursday, June 7, 2012. They come from a 2011 survey of about 15,000 high school students across the country. The study found 58 percent of high school seniors said that, in the previous month, they had texted or emailed while driving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Think your teen would never text while driving? More than half of high school seniors admitted in a government survey that they've done just that.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Location app Foursquare to focus on exploration
http://news.yahoo.com/location-app-foursquare-focus-exploration-040815148--finance.html


This undated screenshot provided by foursquare displays the foursquare mobile app. While Foursquare is best known for letting smartphone users tell others about the restaurants and other places they are at, the mobile app is getting a makeover that makes it easier for people to use it to find nearby places to go. (AP Photo/Foursquare)Foursquare is best known for letting smartphone users tell others about the restaurants and other places they are at, but people are increasingly using it to find nearby places to go to. Now, the mobile app is getting a makeover that turns the focus to this sort of exploration.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Crate & Barrel has the hook-up for your gifts
http://www.appolicious.com/shine/articles/12207-crate-barrel-has-the-hook-up-for-your-gifts
Did you know you can have a registry for something other than a wedding? This was news to me, but the Wedding & Gift Registry by Crate & Barrel app comes prepared to assist in setting up a gift registry for a wedding, commitment ceremony, anniversary housewarming, a birthday or even just a simple generic celebration. If you want some presents from C&B for nearly any reason, this app is an easy buy.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Developers still more interested in iOS than Android
http://news.yahoo.com/developers-still-more-interested-ios-android-010559532.html


Developers still more interested in iOS than AndroidApple and Google are both readying their annual developer conferences that are set to take place later this month. Each company is expected to announce new products, updates and other news regarding their various platforms. As competition between Android and iOS continues to heat up, analytics firm Flurry has found that Apple continues to garner more support from developers, despite Android’s greater market share. For every 10 apps that developers build, roughly seven are made for iOS while only three are for Android. Apple’s dominance in the tablet market is among the reasons why iOS has been more attractive to developers according to the report, as is the fact that for every $1.00 a developer earns on Apple’s platform is equivalent to

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Renesas abandons plan to ask shareholders for capital: report
http://news.yahoo.com/renesas-abandons-plan-ask-shareholders-capital-report-003553919--sector.html
TOKYO (Reuters) - Loss-making Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp has abandoned a plan to ask its major shareholders for a capital injection and is instead seeking guarantees from them for its loans, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Friday. Renesas, the world's fifth-largest chipmaker and a product of successive mergers of the chip divisions of Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Hitachi Ltd and NEC Corp, has been planning to raise more than 100 billion yen ($1.26 billion) in fresh capital and cut at least 12,000 jobs, sources have said. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
U.S. judge cancels Apple-Google phone patent trial
http://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-cancels-apple-google-phone-patent-trial-003400521--sector.html
(Reuters) - A federal judge canceled a scheduled June 11 trial between Apple Inc and Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit over patents related to mobile phones and tablet computers, and expects to dismiss the case because neither can prove damages. In a "tentative" order, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner in Chicago on Thursday said each company's case should be dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought up again. He said neither Apple nor Motorola Mobility had enough admissible evidence of damages to withstand dismissal. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Angry Birds Space tops 100 million downloads in 76 days
http://news.yahoo.com/angry-birds-space-tops-100-million-downloads-76-000043641.html


Angry Birds Space tops 100 million downloads in 76 daysRovio’s latest Angry Birds game continues to beat expectations and smash records. The company previously revealed that its Angry Birds Space game had been downloaded more than 50 million times in 35 days, making it the fastest growing mobile game of all time. The Finnish game developer on Wednesday announced that the game recently surpassed the 100 million download milestone in a mere 76 days. The Angry Birds franchise has been immensely popular and a financial success for Rovio, having been downloaded over 1 billion times across the major platforms, generating $106 million for the company in 2011 with a total of 200 million active monthly users. Read

Fri, 8 Jun 12
LinkedIn works with FBI on password theft
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-suffers-data-breach-015037980--finance.html


Banner announcing Linkedin Inc. listing on the New York Stock Exchange hangs on Exchange in New York(Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp is working with the FBI as the social network for job seekers and professionals investigates the theft of 6.4 million member passwords, the company said on Thursday. The company does not know of any accounts that were taken over as a result of the security violations, according to LinkedIn spokesman Hani Durzy. A spokeswoman with the FBI declined to comment. LinkedIn is still in the early stages of the investigation. Durzy said it was not yet determined whether the email addresses that corresponded to the hacked passwords were also stolen. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
CACI International sees FY13 profit above estimates
http://news.yahoo.com/caci-international-sees-fy13-profit-above-estimates-231233427--sector.html
(Reuters) - Information technology provider CACI International Inc forecast 2013 earnings ahead of market estimates and said Daniel Allen, who heads the company's U.S. operations, will take over as chief executive next month. CACI International, whose main client is the U.S. government, said it expects to earn between $6.60 and $6.90 per share for 2013 on revenue of $3.8 billion to $4.0 billion. Analysts on average had been expecting earnings of $5.69 per share, excluding items, on revenue of $3.9 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "We are confident that direct labor growth ... ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Apple may seek to stop U.S. launch of Galaxy phone
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-may-seek-stop-u-launch-galaxy-phone-211747881--sector.html


A woman holds up her new Samsung Galaxy S III after it was launched at Westfield in west LondonSAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - An Apple Inc lawyer said the iPhone and iPad maker may seek a legal order stopping the launch of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy S III phone in the United States later this month. At a hearing on Thursday in a San Jose, California federal court, Apple attorney Josh Krevitt said the company could file for a temporary restraining order against Samsung as early as Friday. "Once sales are made, the harm is irreparable," Krevitt said. However, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said she has many other cases. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Halo 4 to follow ‘TV season’ schedule with free daily missions
http://news.yahoo.com/halo-4-tv-season-schedule-free-daily-missions-225536935.html


Halo 4 to follow ‘TV season’ schedule with free daily missionsThe next version of Microsoft’s best-selling Xbox shooter, Halo, will reportedly follow a TV season structure with free daily mission episodes, according to The Guardian. 343 Studios, the game’s developer, will offer a free “Season One” of daily downloadable co-op missions following the game’s release. The first season will feature five new co-op missions each week that will continue the storyline of the main game. “A single season will run for months, not weeks,” explained Halo’s franchise development director, Frank O’Connor. “It’s a significant amount of content: both gameplay and story-wise. And the story will matter. Characters you know and love will be effected in dramatic ways, the story driving the universe forward in a meaningful way.” Microsoft has not

Fri, 8 Jun 12
News Summary: RI to try to salvage investment
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-ri-try-salvage-investment-224044440--finance.html


FILE - In a Monday, May 21, 2012 file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, center, is followed by members of the media as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarters in Providence, R.I. Schilling and Rhode Island's economic development agency met Monday to discuss the finances of his troubled video company. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)FINANCIAL TROUBLE: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video gaming company filed for bankruptcy protection.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
China to tighten Internet control with new rules
http://news.yahoo.com/china-tighten-internet-control-rules-223751989.html


Customers use computers at an internet cafe in Hami, northwest ChinaChina said Thursday it planned to extend nationwide a requirement for microblog users to register with their real names as part of a sweeping update of rules governing the Internet.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Cyber experts warn of 'intelligent weapons'
http://news.yahoo.com/cyber-experts-warn-intelligent-weapons-223627221.html


Quick advances in cyber war technologies could soon lead to a new generation of so-called Quick advances in cyber war technologies could soon lead to a new generation of so-called "intelligent cyber weapons" which top global IT defence experts warn could be virtually unstoppable.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Facebook, Microsoft said shopping Manhattan space
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-microsoft-said-shopping-manhattan-space-222104815--sector.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp are shopping for more office space in Manhattan, sources say, underscoring New York's stature as a must-have location for top tech companies who need to be "book-ended" on both the west and east coasts. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, has browsed several locations in the city including the former New York Times Building at 229 West 43rd Street, two people familiar with the search said. The social-networking company's New York staff is primarily in sales, although there are also some marketing and engineering personnel in the city. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Reckoning arrives for Schilling's video game firm
http://news.yahoo.com/schilling-video-game-company-declares-bankruptcy-190613748--sector.html


File photo of Curt Schilling in Los AngelesBOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - 38 Studios, the video game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, filed bankruptcy papers on Thursday, less than two years after it won a $75 million loan guarantee from Rhode Island, and now faces a federal and state investigation. The Chapter 7 filing indicates that the Providence-based company plans to liquidate. Last month, 38 Studios decided to lay off most of its roughly 400 employees. It recently had its funding cut off by Rhode Island, which had been its major financial benefactor but declined to provide additional support. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Facebook stock slips further, down 31 pct post IPO
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-slips-further-down-31-pct-post-222024596--finance.html
Facebook's deflated stock is inching lower again.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Arizona panel to consider online sales tax issue
http://news.yahoo.com/arizona-panel-consider-online-sales-tax-issue-200052971--finance.html
The issue of whether Amazon.com should be required to collect tax on online sales to Arizonans isn't going away.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
What is so Hard About Researching a Facebook Status Before Sharing?
http://news.yahoo.com/hard-researching-facebook-status-sharing-221300911.html
COMMENTARY | Over the last couple of weeks, I've seen the infamous "privacy notice" on Facebook shared by many on my friend's list. When I see something like that, my first reaction is to comment under it that it is not a legitimate post. I guess I try to do what the user didn't do for himself; get educated and try to limit the number of times the fraudulent post is shared and forwarded. I honestly don't understand what is so hard about verifying information before reposting it. Less than a minute on Snopes.com is all it takes.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Facebook Boring? Who Has the Blahs and Who Says it Rocks?
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-boring-blahs-says-rocks-220700127.html
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday said 1 in 3 Americans on Facebook are spending less time on the site because it's boring, not relevant or not useful. But, anecdotally, what do some Facebook users say? Here's a sampling Yahoo! News collected this week

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Newest Intel Core i5, i7 processors deliver up to 20% performance improvement
http://news.yahoo.com/newest-intel-core-i5-i7-processors-deliver-20-215006947.html


Newest Intel Core i5, i7 processors deliver up to 20% performance improvementConsumer Reports has been playing around with computers using Intel’s newest generation of Core i5 and i7 processors and has determined that they deliver the goods. After testing out several i5 or i7-based laptops, the popular buying guide found that the processors boosted performance for certain tasks by as much as 20%. Specifically, the tests showed that functions such as CD-to-MP3 ripping, video file conversion and photo uploads were all notably faster than on previous generations of the processor. CR said that there was no noticeable improvement for basic word processing and spreadsheet programs on the new processors since those programs “are already as fast as they need to be.”  Included among the laptops recommended by CR that house the new

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Barnes & Noble says e-books settlement hurts public
http://news.yahoo.com/barnes-noble-says-u-e-books-deal-hurts-180839410--sector.html
(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc has objected to the U.S. government's proposed settlement of its price-fixing lawsuit against top publishers, saying it would harm book sellers and "millions and millions" of book buyers. The top U.S. bookstore chain, which has been battling with Amazon.com Inc in the growing e-books market, said in a complaint filed with the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday that the settlement would lead to "higher overall average e-book and hardback prices and less choice, both in how to obtain books and in what books are available. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Now There Are More Internet Addresses Than Stars in the Universe
http://news.yahoo.com/now-more-internet-addresses-stars-universe-212239853.html
Long story short: After this week's switchover to a new protocol called IPv6, there are a whole lot of IP addresses on the Internet now.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Nintendo's new Wii fires up two-screen game debate
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendos-wii-fires-two-screen-game-debate-205839572--sector.html
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nintendo's new holiday-ready "Wii U" gaming console marks the biggest bet so far on a concept that two screens are better than one. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo touted features at the industry's biggest annual gathering this week that let gamers employ a separate display in tandem with their TVs. Publishers like Ubisoft are designing games that will make use of this second screen - like a companion display you can glance at while the main action proceeds on your TV. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Federal judge cancels upcoming Apple, Motorola trial
http://news.yahoo.com/federal-judge-cancels-upcoming-apple-motorola-trial-204535450.html


Federal judge cancels upcoming Apple, Motorola trialFederal judge Richard Posner on Thursday cancelled Apple’s upcoming patent infringement trial against Motorola Mobility, Bloomberg reported. Apple had asserted that several of Motorola’s Android phones infringe on four of Apple’s patents, and Motorola accused Apple of infringing one of its mobile patents. Judge Posner on Wednesday tossed the other remaining patent Motorola was asserting against the iPhone-maker. The trial was originally scheduled to begin on June 11th, however Posner rejected damage arguments from both sides in a pre-trial hearing. Read

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Sprint prepaid unit Virgin to sell iPhone
http://news.yahoo.com/sprints-virgin-sell-iphone-132705430--sector.html
(Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp said on Thursday its Virgin Mobile prepaid business would start selling Apple Inc's iPhone later this month, pitching it against smaller prepaid rival Leap Wireless International Inc. Sprint shares closed up almost 1 percent after it said the addition of the iPhone to its Virgin brand would not hurt its 2012 earnings and would help it reach its overall $15.5 billion commitment to Apple for a certain phone volume over a few years. ...

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Facebook is Launching App Center for Android, iPhone Now [REPORT]
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-launching-app-center-android-iphone-now-report-201702790.html
The Facebook app on your Android device, iPhone or iPad is about to get a lot more interesting.

Fri, 8 Jun 12
Google dips toe into customer service business
http://news.yahoo.com/google-dips-toe-customer-business-170306628--sector.html


A photo of the Google Inc. logo is shown on a computer screen in San FranciscoCHICAGO (Reuters) - Google Inc is dipping its toe into the customer-service business as the world's largest Internet search company steps up competition with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. Google rolled out a new certification service called Google Trusted Stores on Thursday that helps shoppers see which online merchants ship quickly and reliably and which ones offer great customer service. Google has been testing the free service with online retailers including Wayfair, Timbuk2 and Beau-coup. It is open to all U.S. merchants starting on Thursday. ...

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Nasdaq tries to make amends for Facebook problems
http://news.yahoo.com/nasdaq-tries-amends-facebook-problems-213723162--finance.html


FILE- This Wednesday, May 23, 2012, file photo, shows the pre-market price for Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. The Nasdaq stock exchange said Wednesday that it plans to hand out $40 million in cash and credit to reimburse investment firms that got ensnared by technical problems with trading Facebook stock. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)The Nasdaq stock exchange tried to make amends with investors ensnared by technical problems on the day Facebook went public.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Some LinkedIn passwords stolen, leaked online
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-passwords-stolen-leaked-online-201804032--finance.html


FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, LinkedIn Corp., the professional networking Web site, displays its logo outside of headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. LinkedIn said Wednesday, June 6, 2012, it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)Business social network LinkedIn said Wednesday that some of its users' passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
A city's history, made mobile
http://news.yahoo.com/a-city-s-history--made-mobile.html
Tech It Up! Cleveland HistoricalAn app created by a local university serves as a guide and introduction to Cleveland's history.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Google Maps to feature an offline mode, 3D cityscapes, and off-road Street View
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/google-maps-feature-offline-mode-3d-cityscapes-off-223638103.html
In an event held today, Google revealed three major changes coming to Google Maps in the future, starting with the introduction of an offline mode for Android phones and tablets. With offline mode, you can download maps of areas you want on … Continue reading

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Lego releases the Minecraft set you’ve been waiting for
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/lego-releases-minecraft-set-ve-waiting-160151420.html
If you're the type of Minecraft fan who loves seeing real-life adaptations of the game (even to the point of having a Minecraft-themed wedding), you'll love Lego's newest offering: A Minecraft set, complete with default player Steve, a Creeper, and building blocks you can use … Continue reading

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Diet Glasses Fool You Into Eating Less [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/diet-glasses-fool-eating-less-video-200750175.html
If you've ever eaten an entire sleeve of Oreo cookies without stopping, these high-tech goggles were made for you.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Google touts maps amid reports of Apple setback
http://news.yahoo.com/google-touts-maps-amid-reports-apple-setback-181640179.html


This image released by Google shows a three-dimensional view of the Cliff House in San Francisco on Google Earth. Google's digital mapping service is preparing to introduce offline access on mobile devices and more three-dimensional images of major cities as it braces for a possible loss in traffic from Apple's iPhone and iPad. Wednesday's preview of the upcoming features came ahead of an Apple developer conference next week. (AP Photo/Google)Google's digital mapping service will get several new features in hopes of becoming more convenient, comprehensive and compelling as it braces for a potential loss in traffic from Apple's hot-selling mobile devices.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Words too hard? Zynga has new 'With Friends' game
http://news.yahoo.com/words-too-hard-zynga-friends-game-175138371--finance.html


This undated image provided by Zynga Inc., shows Zynga's latest mobile game, There's no spelling required in Zynga's latest mobile game, "Matching With Friends."

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Oracle unveils suite of 'cloud computing' services
http://news.yahoo.com/oracle-unveils-suite-cloud-computing-services-215521553.html
Business software maker Oracle is finally adapting to a shift in computing that is threatening to turn the company into relic.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
LinkedIn explains how its mobile app collects data from your calendar
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12197-linkedin-explains-how-its-mobile-app-collects-data-from-your-calendar
If there weren’t enough landmines for publicly-traded social networks to step into.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Summary Box: Oracle debuts 'cloud computing' apps
http://news.yahoo.com/summary-box-oracle-debuts-cloud-computing-apps-004728954--finance.html
TECH TRANSITION: After working on the project for seven years, Oracle unveiled a new line-up of business software applications that will be distributed over the Internet. The concept, known as "cloud computing," is a departure from Oracle's traditional method of installing software programs on individual computers in offices.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
IPv6 goes live
http://news.yahoo.com/ipv6-goes-live-004529801.html


IPv6 goes liveAlthough the average web user won’t notice a difference, Wednesday marks a major milestone in the history of the Internet. Several major ISPs and tech companies have officially enabled IPv6 addresses for their products and services, including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Comcast and Yahoo. For the uninitiated, IPv6 is a next-generation Internet layer protocol that was designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to create a virtually limitless number of new IP addresses once the world had run out of addresses on the most widely-used Internet layer protocol, IPv4. While IPv4 has a fixed limit of around 4 billion IP addresses, IPv6 has exponentially more, on the magnitude of around 340 billion billion billion billion (3.4×1038). At any rate,

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Summary Box: Google plots new features for maps
http://news.yahoo.com/summary-box-google-plots-features-maps-003124177--finance.html
UPGRADED MAPS: Google is adding several new features to make its digital maps more comprehensive, compelling and convenient. The improvements include better three-dimensional views of major cities and an option that will give offline access to maps for users of mobile devices running on Google's Android software.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Samsung says Galaxy S III U.S. launch to go ahead, despite Apple suit
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-says-galaxy-iii-u-launch-ahead-despite-000819761--finance.html
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Thursday the latest version of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S will go on sale in the U.S. market as planned, despite a sales injunction request filed by Apple to a U.S. court. "Samsung believes Apple's request is without merit. We will vigorously oppose the request," the South Korean firm said in a statement. "We would also like to assure consumers that the U.S. launch and sales of the GALAXY S III will proceed as planned." U.S. ...

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Twitter's mobile revenue surpassed Web on many days: CEO
http://news.yahoo.com/twitters-mobile-revenue-surpassed-many-days-ceo-234840484--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter has generated more advertising revenue from its mobile platform than from its website on many days in the last quarter, CEO Dick Costolo said Wednesday, highlighting Twitter's progress in squeezing ad dollars out of the growing number of smartphone and tablet users worldwide. Speaking at a conference hosted by The Economist Group in San Francisco, Costolo made his remarks at a time when newly public Facebook, a competitor in the social Internet arena, faces intense pressure to improve its business performance on mobile. ...

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Oracle moves to the cloud, takes aim at Salesforce
http://news.yahoo.com/oracle-moves-cloud-takes-aim-salesforce-232219774--sector.html


Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks at the company's headquarters in Redwood CitySAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle Corp launched a new suite of cloud-based products on Wednesday to try to catch up with smaller but nimbler vendors, such as Salesforce.com Inc, in the business of hosting and distributing software via the Internet. The business software corporation, which gets most of its revenue by selling software that companies install in their own data centers, included social monitoring and data mining services - both hot new areas of growth - in its cloud apps. ...

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Apple wants all new HTC Android phones barred from U.S.
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-wants-htc-android-phones-barred-u-232032716.html


Apple wants all new HTC Android phones barred from U.S.The latest shocking twist in the Android Patent soap opera (“As the Droid Turns?” “The Young and the Wireless?”) is definitely going to ruffle some feathers: Apple wants all of HTC’s new Android phones banned from being sold in the United States. Per AppleInsider, it seems that Apple has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that 29 new HTC phones are infringing upon U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647, which describes a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data.” AppleInsider says that the patent is specifically for a system that automatically detects and identifies certain data on a device such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses and hyperlinks. If the ITC grants Apple the

Thu, 7 Jun 12
News Summary: Groups want US to block online bets
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-groups-want-us-block-online-bets-230407426--finance.html
THE CALL: Family-centric groups in 13 states are calling on Congress to block states across the nation from legalizing Internet gambling.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
News Summary: Zynga has new 'With Friends' game
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-zynga-friends-game-230157470--finance.html


This undated image provided by Zynga Inc., shows Zynga's latest mobile game, THE OFFERING: In Zynga's latest mobile game, "Matching With Friends," players get groups of colorful blocks and must match them with blocks of the same color.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
News Summary: Some LinkedIn passwords stolen
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-linkedin-passwords-stolen-230002471--finance.html


FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, LinkedIn Corp., the professional networking Web site, displays its logo outside of headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. LinkedIn said Wednesday, June 6, 2012, it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)THE BREACH: An undisclosed number of LinkedIn passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
LinkedIn suffers data breach
http://news.yahoo.com/security-experts-linkedin-suffered-data-breach-172600705--finance.html


The sign up page of Linkedin.com is seen in SingaporeBOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - LinkedIn confessed it had a data breach that compromised the passwords of some of its members, the social networking site said on Wednesday. LinkedIn engineer Vicente Silveira confirmed on the site's blog that some passwords were "comprised." (http://tinyurl.com/cxje9xo) "We are continuing to investigate this situation," he said. LinkedIn said it sent emails to members whose passwords were affected explaining how to reset them, since they are no longer valid on the site. ...

Thu, 7 Jun 12
E3 2012: Halo 4 Grabs Spotlight for this Gamer
http://news.yahoo.com/e3-2012-halo-4-grabs-spotlight-gamer-222000468.html
When millions of Halo fans around the world wept in sadness after concluding the epic Halo trilogy in 2007, they were surprised with the release of one of the best sci-fi games to date: Reach. Now, two years later comes the announcement of not one, not two, but three new Halo games.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Nintendo Wii U: Games, Controllers, Hardware, and Other News from E3
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-wii-u-games-controllers-hardware-other-news-221700078.html
This year at E3, the one item I'm most excited about is the Nintendo Wii U, their new console set

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Samsung Galaxy S III confirmed for July 9th launch on Verizon Wireless
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-galaxy-iii-confirmed-july-9th-launch-verizon-221427005.html


Samsung Galaxy S III confirmed for July 9th launch on Verizon WirelessSamsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, went up for preorder on a number of U.S. carriers (like, all of them), but it’s been tough to pin down an actual launch date. We have confirmed that Verizon Wireless will be making the Galaxy S III available on July 9th.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Wii U GamePad is the Best of 2012's E3
http://news.yahoo.com/wii-u-gamepad-best-2012s-e3-221200716.html
At E3 2011, Nintendo unveiled the Wii U. This year, at the Nintendo E3 conference, gamers finally got a better look at what the new console is capable of. There are many exciting aspects of the Wii U, although I'm most interested in the GamePad.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
LinkedIn acknowledges password breach
http://news.yahoo.com/linkedin-probes-report-large-data-breach-151750231.html


Reports said some 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords were stolenThe professional social network LinkedIn said Wednesday some of its members' passwords were stolen after reports said more than 6.4 million accounts were breached.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Verizon’s unlimited 4G LTE data plans live on (for now, at least)
http://news.yahoo.com/verizon-unlimited-4g-lte-data-plans-live-now-213009381.html


Verizon’s unlimited 4G LTE data plans live on (for now, at least)Although Verizon has said that it will no longer support grandfathered unlimited data plans for users upgrading to LTE smartphones, it seems some users have had success with porting over their unlimited data plans to the company’s speedy 4G network. Clinton Stark of Stark Insider says that he recently upgraded from his original Motorola DROID to a Samsung Galaxy S III and was able to renew his $29.99 unlimited data plan without a hitch. However, Stark also warns that the ability to grandfather your unlimited plan won’t be around much longer and he suggests upgrading to a new LTE phone soon before Verizon catches on. Read

Thu, 7 Jun 12
PlayStation game network takes online film tack
http://news.yahoo.com/playstation-game-network-takes-online-film-tack-211122888.html


The enhancement to PlayStation Plus memberships was unveiled at the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los AngelesSony is putting a videogame spin on popular online movie streaming services such as Netflix by giving members of its PlayStation Network access to a library of blockbusters for a monthly fee.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Revamped Google maps goes offline for mobile
http://news.yahoo.com/revamped-google-maps-goes-offline-mobile-174542226.html


Luc Vincent, Google Engineering Director for Street View, demonstrates a backpack camera called TrekkerGoogle unveiled a revamped maps program Wednesday that allows mobile users to use the service without an Internet connection as the Internet giant geared up for a possible competing service.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Facebook stock gets a lift as Dow gains
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-gets-lift-dow-gains-152317911--finance.html
Facebook's battered stock has regained some of the losses from this week.

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Apple looks to spoil Samsung’s Galaxy S III party
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-looks-spoil-samsung-galaxy-iii-party-205557597.html


Apple looks to spoil Samsung’s Galaxy S III partyAndroid fans waiting to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III could be in for a rude awakening later this month. That’s because, as FOSS Patents’s Florian Mueller writes, Apple has added the Galaxy S III to its preliminary injunction against devices that allegedly infringe two of its patents. The first one (U.S. Patent 8,086,604) deals with the type of universal search technology used by Siri, while the second one (U.S. Patent 5,946,647) deals with a system that automatically detects and identifies certain data on a device such as phone numbers, email addresses and hyperlinks. It should be noted that the latter patent is the same one that Apple is using in its effort to get the U.S. International Trade Commission

Thu, 7 Jun 12
Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps
http://news.yahoo.com/google-deploying-planes-over-cities-3d-maps-184527429--sector.html


Ng zooms in to Paris on panoramic Google Maps screens at the Google campus near Venice Beach, in Los AngelesSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company's latest step in its ambitious and sometimes controversial plan to create a digital map of the world. Google plans to release the first three-dimensional maps for several cities by the end of the year, the company said at a news conference at its San Francisco offices on Wednesday. Google declined to name the cities, but it showed a demonstration of a 3D map of San Francisco, in which a user can navigate around an aerial view of the city. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
AP: 1940 NY census records now searchable by name
http://news.yahoo.com/ap-1940-ny-census-records-now-searchable-name-234547754.html


This image taken from microfilm and provided by Ancestry.com shows a 1940 U.S. Census ledger page that includes an entry for Jacqueline Bouvier. Boubier, who became Jacqueline Kennedy when she married John F. Kennedy is one of the many notable New Yorkers whose name will come up electronically if searched on the Internet when the 1940 U.S. Census becomes searchable by family names at midnight, Wednesday, June 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Ancestry.com)Americans are in for a cyber-surprise on Wednesday: They'll be able to plug family names into an online 1940 U.S. census and come up with details about the lives of New Yorkers — from Joe DiMaggio and Jacqueline Kennedy to their own relatives.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Eyes on to mobile as video game expo starts in LA
http://news.yahoo.com/eyes-mobile-video-game-expo-starts-la-204258184.html


In this March 23, 2012, file photo, Actress Kaley Cuoco uses a mobile phone as she sits with an unidentified man courtside at the NBA basketball game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. The Electronic Entertainment Expo conference, which officially starts Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Los Angeles, is still the place to showcase all the big blockbusters and flashy console games, but games for smartphones and tablets are increasingly in the minds of game developers. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)Games for smartphones, tablet computers and Facebook are becoming essential for major video game companies even as the industry's largest U.S. trade show remains largely a showcase for their latest flashy console titles.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
U.S. spy agency gives NASA two Hubble-quality telescopes
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/u-spy-agency-gives-nasa-two-hubble-quality-212803111.html
Two powerful spy telescopes built for the U.S. intelligence agency National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) will be used for a completely different purpose than originally intended. Given to NASA by the NRO, these Hubble-quality telescopes will be repurposed to be used not for … Continue reading

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Disney-owned channels to restrict junk food ads
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/disney-owned-channels-restrict-junk-food-ads-211959832.html
You've probably listened to your kids ask for snacks they've seen on TV ads. To prevent that kind of situation, Disney will start restricting junk food commercials on all Disney-owned channels during programming blocks aimed at kids under 12 years of … Continue reading

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Facebook Engagement Dips: 34% Spend Less Time on Site [STUDY]
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-engagement-dips-34-spend-less-time-study-204849626.html
One-third of Facebook users are spending less time on the site than they were just six months ago, a new survey suggests.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Google buys maker of Quickoffice mobile app
http://news.yahoo.com/google-buys-maker-quickoffice-mobile-app-175619639--finance.html


This undated image provided by Google shows the Quickoffice logo. Google announced Tuesday, June 5, 2012, that it has bought Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft's programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. (AP Photo/Google)Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft's programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Sony pumps life into PS Vita, Move controller
http://news.yahoo.com/sony-pumps-life-ps-vita-move-controller-041933470--finance.html


Andrew House, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, introduces Sony Corp. has breathed new life into its handheld Vita and announced a tie-up with author J.K. Rowling that could cause Harry Potter fans to fly on broomsticks into the world of games.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Oracle buying Collective Intellect
http://news.yahoo.com/oracle-buying-collective-intellect-160719708--finance.html
Oracle is buying Collective Intellect Inc. for an undisclosed sum as it expands its social media tracking services.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Microsoft expands Xbox deal to Best Buy, GameStop
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-expands-xbox-deal-best-buy-gamestop-170902203--finance.html
Microsoft is expanding its offer of a discounted Xbox 360 for gamers who sign up for a Live Gold membership to all Best Buy and certain GameStop stores.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Roll the dice with these iPhone board games
http://www.appolicious.com/games/articles/12173-roll-the-dice-with-these-iphone-board-games
So the Battleship movie hasn’t exactly turned into the money-printing franchise that studios execs had hoped for. That’s fine, we’ll always have Texas, right Taylor Kitsch? That’s no reason to disown board games, anyway. In fact let us take this time as we mourn the possible end to Tim Riggins’ action star career to check out some great board game apps that you don’t need ripped abs to enjoy.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Nintendo pins hopes on holiday-ready "Wii U"
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-pins-hopes-holiday-ready-wii-u-013925478--sector.html
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd will launch a console with a dedicated "Super Mario" game title for the first time in 16 years as the struggling Japanese company hopes its new Wii U will score the rave reviews that helped make its predecessor the world's biggest gaming hit. Nintendo hopes the Wii will appeal to families as well as traditional gamers, global president Satoru Iwata said in an interview in Japanese on the sidelines of the E3 entertainment expo in Los Angeles. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Solar-powered plane lands in Morocco
http://news.yahoo.com/solar-powered-plane-lands-morocco-223555031.html


Crew members of Solar Impulse project check the HB-SIA experimental aircraft before taking off at Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The solar-powered airplane arrived in Madrid on May 25, 2012 from Payerne, Switzerland, and now goes on to Rabat, Morocco on its first transcontinental trip. The mission is described as the final dress rehearsal for a round-the-world flight with a new and improved aircraft in 2014.(AP Photo/Alberto Di Lolli)An experimental solar-powered plane landed in Morocco's capital late Tuesday after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first transcontinental journey by a craft of its type.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Samsung Galaxy S III coming to U.S. Cellular in July
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-galaxy-iii-coming-u-cellular-july-011009638.html


Samsung Galaxy S III coming to U.S. Cellular in JulyU.S. Cellular on Monday announced that it will join the four major U.S. carriers in offering Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. The nation’s sixth largest carrier will launch the handset sometime in July with preorders beginning June 12th, however pricing information was not disclosed. “We’re eager to get this iconic smartphone into the hands of our customers so they can experience the 4G LTE network on a powerful device with lots of new, unique and cool features,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “Whether you are a first-time smartphone buyer or a seasoned user, the Galaxy S III makes it easy to stay connected to the people and information that are important to you.”

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Australian defense minister off-line in China to avoid cyber spying: media
http://news.yahoo.com/australian-defense-minister-off-line-china-avoid-cyber-003927740.html
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's Defense Minister Stephen Smith left his laptop and mobile phone in Hong Kong to avoid cyber espionage in mainland China where he will attend bilateral defense minister talks on Wednesday, Australian media reported. Smith will hold an inaugural defense ministers' dialogue with his Chinese counterpart Liang Guanglie, where the two are expected to discuss China's concerns about U.S. marines being stationed in northern Australia. The United States has accused "Chinese actors" of being the world's biggest perpetrators of economic espionage and U.S. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Olympus shares rise on report Panasonic to take stake
http://news.yahoo.com/olympus-shares-rise-report-panasonic-stake-003634358--finance.html
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Olympus Corp rose 3.3 percent to 1,374 yen on Wednesday after Kyodo news agency said Panasonic Corp is making final arrangements to provide up to 50 billion yen ($635 million) in capital to the scandal-hit firm. The move will make Panasonic the top shareholder in Olympus, which has been hit by a massive accounting scandal. Panasonic shares were up 0.6 percent, in line with the benchmark Nikkei share average. (Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Panasonic to provide Olympus with up to 50 billion yen in capital: Kyodo
http://news.yahoo.com/panasonic-olympus-50-billion-yen-capital-kyodo-000022862--sector.html


A man walks behind a logo of Japan's Olympus Corp at the company headquarters in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp is making final arrangements to provide up to 50 billion yen ($635 million) in capital to scandal-hit Olympus Corp, Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday, a move that will make Panasonic the company's top shareholder. Olympus, the world's leading maker of diagnostic endoscopes, is struggling to recover from a $1.7 billion accounting fraud uncovered last year by its then-CEO, Michael Woodford. Local media last week reported that Olympus planned to shed 2,500 workers and sell an equity stake to either Sony Corp or Panasonic Corp to bolster its finances. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
OnLive cloud-based gaming to be pre-loaded on LG’s Google TV
http://news.yahoo.com/onlive-cloud-based-gaming-pre-loaded-lg-google-000541719.html


OnLive cloud-based gaming to be pre-loaded on LG’s Google TVOnLive on Tuesday during the E3 conference in Los Angeles demonstrated its cloud-based gaming service on LG’s G2 Google TV sets. The company announced OnLive social features for Google TV called OnLive Viewer at the Consumer Electronic Show in January, and promised that full console quality gaming would be coming soon. “It’s always been our mission to make top-quality gaming accessible to everyone, everywhere,” said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive. “OnLive adds no cost to LG Smart TVs, but delivers a full console-class experience. We’re excited to make on-demand top-tier gaming an integral part of the living room entertainment system on LG’s state-of-the-art TVs.” The LG G2 Series of smart TVs are powered by Google TV and equipped

Wed, 6 Jun 12
'NintendoLand,' 'Mario Bros.' coming to Wii U
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendoland-mario-bros-coming-wii-u-172709822--finance.html


An attendee plays a video game using Nintendo's Wii U controller at E3 2012 in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Nintendo unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console featuring a touchscreen controller at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, the gaming industry's annual trade show. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Nintendo is relying on a famous plumber, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Napster creators launch video service via Facebook
http://news.yahoo.com/napster-creators-launch-video-via-facebook-230818057.html
Napster co-founder, Sean ParkerThe creators of the original Napster music-sharing site on Tuesday launched a new video service which allows people to chat online using their Facebook accounts.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Samsung Galaxy Nexus now available for just 1¢
http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-galaxy-nexus-now-available-just-1-230020513.html


Samsung Galaxy Nexus now available for just 1¢With Samsung’s Galaxy S III rolling out across at least five carriers in the United States beginning this month and HTC’s One X and One S already available, the world’s most popular Android 4.0 phone is already past its prime. The phone first hit the market in the U.S. this past December as a Verizon Wireless exclusive, and while Android 4.0 adoption is still just beginning to take off, technology has been a bit quicker to shift. Newly announced smartphones tout quad-core chipsets and vastly improved battery performance, but they also carry hefty price tags. For those in search of an Ice Cream Sandwich phone without having to fork over $200 or more, Amazon is now offering Samsung’s latest pure

Wed, 6 Jun 12
IPO "whisper" estimates may be heard after Facebook
http://news.yahoo.com/ipo-whisper-estimates-may-heard-facebook-203543113--sector.html


The sun sets on the entrance sign at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park the night before its IPO launchSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the aftermath of the Facebook IPO, investor outrage - and lawsuits - have focused on "whisper" estimates of future results that underwriters shared only with some clients. The selective disclosures appeared to expose a regulatory loophole, and some bankers and securities lawyers now say relief could come from a surprising quarter. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in early April, has been criticized for watering down regulations governing capital raising and increasing the potential for fraudulent stock sales. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Nintendo pins hopes on holiday-ready "Wii U"
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-takes-wraps-off-video-enabled-wii-u-164453306--sector.html
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd will launch a console with a dedicated "Super Mario" game title for the first time in 16 years, as the struggling Japanese company hopes the new Wii U will score the rave reviews that helped make its predecessor the world's biggest gaming hit. Nintendo, which was knocked off its perch at the pinnacle of gaming industry hardware by Microsoft Corp's Xbox in recent years, formally unveiled a white console on Tuesday, saying it will support two "GamePad" controllers designed to look and function like tablets. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Microsoft expanding $99 Xbox program to Best Buy, GameStop
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-expanding-99-xbox-program-best-buy-gamestop-221551319.html


Microsoft expanding $99 Xbox program to Best Buy, GameStop$99 Xbox 360 consoles just got a little bit easier to find. Xbox Live programming director Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb said on Tuesday that Microsoft is expanding its pilot program that lets customers pay just $99 for a 4GB Xbox 360 as long as they sign a two-year service agreement to pay $14.99 a month for an Xbox Gold subscription. While the $99 Xbox deal was initially only available in certain Microsoft retail stores, Hryb said it will soon be available in select Best Buy and Game Stop locations as well. Hryb made sure to emphasize that the $99 Xbox deal is still a pilot program and that gamers shouldn’t come to expect $99 consoles to become the new norm

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Trusted Medical Groups Were Plain Wrong About the Morning-After Pill for Years
http://news.yahoo.com/trusted-medical-groups-were-plain-wrong-morning-pill-214142668.html


Trusted Medical Groups Were Plain Wrong About the Morning-After Pill for YearsUntil recently, both the National Institute of Health and the Mayo Clinic, two respected and oft-Googled sites listed what science now considers misinformation regarding emergency contraception. It wasn't until the New York Times approached these organizations with an investigation based on previous (meaning not brand new) scientific studies, that these medical authorities removed faulty descriptions that said morning-after pills block these fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
GCI, Alaska Communications plan new network
http://news.yahoo.com/gci-alaska-communications-plan-network-200317888--finance.html
Two Alaska telecommunications companies on Tuesday announced a joint venture that they say should create the fastest wireless network in the state.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Oregon woman wins $900K; says date gave her herpes
http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-woman-wins-900k-says-date-gave-her-213707298.html
An Oregon jury has awarded $900,000 to a woman who claimed a retired dentist infected her with genital herpes, in a rare case in which a dispute over a sexually transmitted disease went to a jury trial.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Android patent litigation roundup, featuring Google IP lawyers and the Samsung Galaxy Tab
http://news.yahoo.com/android-patent-litigation-roundup-featuring-google-ip-lawyers-213000874.html


Android patent litigation roundup, featuring Google IP lawyers and the Samsung Galaxy TabIt’s another day in the tech world, which means that there are lots of stories swirling around Android devices allegedly infringing upon patents. Hit the jump for a quick roundup of this week’s Android patent litigation stories so far… First, FOSS Patents’s Florian Mueller reports that Chicago federal judge Richard Posner has tossed out one of the two remaining patents being used by Motorola in its infringement suit against Apple. This leaves Motorola with just one patent left to challenge Apple: U.S. Patent No. 6,359,898, which details a ”method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system.” The Motorola-Apple patent trial is slated to begin on June 11. Apple is facing a temporary setback in its

Wed, 6 Jun 12
News Summary: Google deal takes aim at Microsoft
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-google-deal-takes-aim-microsoft-212816189--finance.html
TAKE THAT, MICROSOFT: Google is buying Quickoffice, the maker of a popular mobile application for working on documents running in Microsoft's programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Drink Milk, Get Skinny?; Your Brain Understands a Woman's Touch
http://news.yahoo.com/drink-milk-skinny-brain-understands-womans-touch-212757910.html


Drink Milk, Get Skinny?; Your Brain Understands a Woman's TouchDiscovered: Milk's magical diet ingredient, this is your brain right before sex, our planet used to have a giant bug problem and American kids may be fat, but their blood pressure is fineAn ingredient found in milk made mice skinny. It's always fun when science tells us something we put all up in our coffee and cereal has health benefits. Today, we get milk. Nicotinamide riboside, an ingredient found in milk, boost metabolism and longevity -- at least in mice. ...

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Tongal, NASA Want Your Video Time Capsules for Future Humans
http://news.yahoo.com/tongal-nasa-want-video-time-capsules-future-humans-210937590.html
What would you say to the human race in 2117? Tongal, the crowdsourced video competition website, wants to know.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
News Summary: Usher talks 'Dance Central' role
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-usher-talks-dance-central-role-205651998--finance.html


Singer Usher, right, performs during the introduction of the Xbox 360 music video game 'Dance Central Three' for the Xbox 360 with Kinect, at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2012 media briefing in Los Angeles Monday, June 4, 2012. The 2012 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo runs from June 5-7 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)CELEBRITY DANCER: R&B star Usher took to the stage to unveil his role in "Dance Central 3," the upcoming third installment of the popular choreography game.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
News Summary: 'NintendoLand,' coming to Wii U
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-nintendoland-coming-wii-u-205253808--finance.html


This undated product image released by Nintendo shows Nintendo's new Wii U console. The Japanese gaming giant unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console that features a touchscreen controller. (AP Photo/Nintendo)NEW GAMES: Nintendo unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console, Wii U, which features a touchscreen controller.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Facebook stock down for 3rd consecutive day
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-down-3rd-consecutive-day-204945153--finance.html
Facebook's stock has fallen for the third consecutive day.

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Windows Phone Marketplace tops 100,000 apps
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-phone-marketplace-tops-100-000-apps-204519277.html


Windows Phone Marketplace tops 100,000 appsMicrosoft’s Windows Phone has reportedly reached another milestone in its app Marketplace. According to the blog All About Windows Phone, more than 100,000 apps have been published to the Marketplace over the past 20 months since the platform’s launch. The Marketplace is growing at an average rate of 313 apps per day, with more than 26,000 added in the last three months and 9,391 added in the last month from more than 23,000 developers. The Windows Phone Marketplace reached the 100,000 milestone faster than Android, which took 24 months, but slower than iOS, which reached the milestone in 16 months. It took Microsoft’s platform 14 months to reach 50,000 apps, however it only took another five months to double that

Wed, 6 Jun 12
Mass Effect Infiltrator is worth the price of admission
http://www.androidapps.com/games/articles/12193-mass-effect-infiltrator-is-worth-the-price-of-admission
This year, Electronic Arts closed the chapter on the Mass Effect trilogy. While the controversial ending left a bad taste in many gamers’ mouths, EA games Mass Effect Infiltrator takes a stroll away from the series path. Stripped of the trilogies staple RPG element, Infiltrator focuses on fast-paced action that may turn off some hardcore Commander Shepherd fans. Despite this omission, you’ll find Mass Effect Infiltrator just as engaging as the console games.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Google buys Meebo to help social networking push
http://news.yahoo.com/google-buys-meebo-help-social-networking-push-225750094.html
Google is buying Silicon Valley startup Meebo to help expand its social networking service.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying
http://news.yahoo.com/kids-could-someday-facebook-without-lying-152235711--finance.html


FILE- In this Friday, May 18, 2012, file photo, a child looks at a laptop displaying Facebook logos in Hyderabad, India. Facebook said Monday, June 4, 2012, it is testing out ways to allow younger kids on its site without needing to lie. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Play-A-Grill Retainer Plays MP3s From Your Mouth [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/play-grill-retainer-plays-mp3s-mouth-video-212707685.html
Meet the Play-A-Grill. It's the next evolution of both blinged-out mouth-wear and portable music.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
5 US carriers to sell new Samsung Galaxy in June
http://news.yahoo.com/5-us-carriers-sell-samsung-galaxy-june-131605938--finance.html
Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be launched by all of the Big 4 national U.S. wireless carriers this month, starting at $199, the phone maker said Monday.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-asks-arab-visitors-open-emails-search-205235558--finance.html


FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, a passenger has his luggage checked by security personnel, inside the Ben Gurion airport terminal, near Tel Aviv, Israel. In a modern twist on Israel's vaunted history of airport security, the country has begun forcing incoming travelers deemed suspicious to open their personal e-mail accounts for inspection. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in."

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Oddities in Chinese stock index evoke Tiananmen
http://news.yahoo.com/oddities-chinese-stock-index-evoke-tiananmen-135917056--finance.html


Visitors take photos near a Chinese national flag with Tiananmen Gate in the background as many gathered to mark the anniversary of the deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protestors which centered on Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, China, Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Facebook stock down 3 pct to new low for close
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-down-3-pct-low-close-210836988--finance.html
Facebook's stock fell 3 percent and closed Monday at a new low.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Yahoo! TimeTraveler will keep you entertained
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12187-yahoo-timetraveler-will-keep-you-entertained
Let’s make one thing clear: Yahoo! TimeTraveler will not be the solution to the time traveling future we all dream about. Your iPhone is cool, but it’s not that cool. Not yet, anyway.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
HP says Oracle violated contract, seeks billions
http://news.yahoo.com/hp-says-oracle-violated-contract-seeks-billions-013024230--sector.html


Attendees walk down branded steps at the 29th Oracle OpenWorld in San FranciscoSAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Oracle Corp violated a clear contract with Hewlett-Packard Co when it decided it would no longer make new versions of its database software compatible with HP's Itanium-based servers, a lawyer for HP said in court. As the two firms faced off on Monday in opening statements in a bitter lawsuit over Oracle's decision to end support for Itanium, an Oracle attorney countered that Oracle had never agreed to give up its business flexibility in the "brief, breezy" contract language cited by HP. ...

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Ice Cream Sandwich slowly slinks toward double-digit Android adoption
http://news.yahoo.com/ice-cream-sandwich-slowly-slinks-toward-double-digit-011552985.html


Ice Cream Sandwich slowly slinks toward double-digit Android adoptionIce Cream Sandwich may have been billed as Google’s grand unifying version of Android, but so far it is still struggling to crack the 10% threshold among total Android devices in use. The latest numbers released by Google show that Ice Cream Sandwich is being used on just over 7% of all Android devices right now, while assorted versions of Android 2.3 Gingerbread are still being used by a whopping 65% of Android smartphones. Ice Cream Sandwich has steadily improved its Android device share since last month when it accounted for just under 5% of all Android devices. Even so, the slow roll out of Ice Cream Sandwich to current Android devices has been a source of contention between Google

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Android smartphone sales sink in U.S. for fourth consecutive month
http://news.yahoo.com/android-smartphone-sales-sink-u-fourth-consecutive-month-001039786.html


Android smartphone sales sink in U.S. for fourth consecutive monthResearch firm comScore on Friday released its latest U.S. numbers concerning mobile market share, and Asymco’s Horace Dediu noted on Monday that there may be trouble in paradise: the number of new users who purchased an Android smartphone has steadily declined in each of the first four months of 2012. Apple’s iPhone, on the other hand, has continued to grow year-over-year while Google’s Android operating system in April registered its slowest user growth since 2009. “It’s perhaps too early to suggest that we’re seeing a slowdown in the U.S. for Android,” Dediu wrote. “Perhaps there will be a return to growth in the fall. The concern has to be that rather than seeing the net adds growing — as they

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Corning announces ultra-slim flexible Willow Glass
http://news.yahoo.com/corning-announces-ultra-slim-flexible-willow-glass-230525195.html


Corning announces ultra-slim flexible Willow GlassCorning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, on Monday unveiled its new ultra-slim flexible glass technology at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week in Boston. The company’s Willow Glass is roughly the same thickness as a sheet of paper, allowing it to be flexible while retaining normal glass attributes. The technology will enable thinner and lighter devices, and could potentially revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation electronics, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions. “Displays become more pervasive each day and manufacturers strive to make both portable devices and larger displays thinner. Corning Willow Glass provides the substrate performance to maintain device quality in a thin and light form factor,” said Dr. Dipak Chowdhury, division vice president and Willow Glass

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Stanford professor wins $500K MIT invention prize
http://news.yahoo.com/stanford-professor-wins-500k-mit-invention-prize-223917193--finance.html
A Stanford University professor has won a $500,000 award from a Massachusetts Institute of Technology program in recognition of his inventions.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Flame exploits Windows bug to attack PCs
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-warns-flame-exploits-windows-flaw-174545948.html


A variety of logos hover above the Microsoft booth on the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las VegasBOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp warned that a bug in Windows allowed PCs across the Middle East to become infected with the Flame virus and released a software fix to fight the espionage tool that surfaced last week. Security experts said they were both surprised and impressed by the approach that the attackers had used, which was to disguise Flame as a legitimate program built by Microsoft. "I woke up to this news and I couldn't believe it. ...

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Amazon.com buys Avalon Books, romance publisher
http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-com-buys-avalon-books-romance-publisher-221734075--finance.html
Amazon.com said Monday that it bought Avalon Books, giving the internet retailer publication rights to more than 3,000 romance, mystery and Western titles.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Google to acquire ad firm Meebo
http://news.yahoo.com/google-acquire-ad-firm-meebo-220005736.html


Google to acquire ad firm MeeboMeebo on Monday announce that is has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google. “For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users and to make their sites more social and engaging,” the company wrote on its website. “Together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike.” AllThingsD last month reported that Google was in talks to acquire the advertising and messaging service for around $100 million. It is rumored that the Meebo team may be integrated into the Google+ team following the completion of Google’s acquisition.  Read [Meebo] Read [AllThingsD]

Tue, 5 Jun 12
BlackBerry maker RIM's stock sinks below $10
http://news.yahoo.com/blackberry-maker-rims-stock-sinks-below-10-195616387--finance.html
Research In Motion's stock fell below $10 on Monday for the first time since December 2003.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
Facebook Will Disappear by 2020, Says Analyst
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-disappear-2020-says-analyst-214753655.html
Facebook's sliding stock price has at least one hedge fund manager predicting a dismal decade ahead for the social network.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S III available for preorder on June 6th for $199.99
http://news.yahoo.com/t-samsung-galaxy-iii-available-preorder-june-6th-213137928.html


AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S III available for preorder on June 6th for $199.99AT&T on Monday became the final major carrier in the United States to reveal preliminary launch details for Samsung’s latest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S III. The nation’s No.2 carrier confirmed that its version of the Galaxy S III will become available for preorder on June 6th for $199.99 on contract. AT&T also noted that it will offer a red version of the flagship smartphone that will be exclusive to its network in the U.S. “The addition of the Samsung Galaxy S III to our portfolio of 4G-LTE devices gives our customers another truly cutting-edge smartphone to choose from,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility. “With an exclusive red color this summer and the power of the

Tue, 5 Jun 12
EA offers chunk of struggling "Star Wars" for free
http://news.yahoo.com/ea-offers-chunk-struggling-star-wars-free-212909311--sector.html
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc plans to offer a big chunk of its online game "Star Wars: The Old Republic" for free, hoping to breathe life into a title that has floundered since its December launch. Starting July, the company will offer 15 "levels" free to users, meaning gamers will be able to join and play the beginning phases of the massively multiplayer role-playing game without paying. EA has poured more money and firepower into the spinoff of the blockbuster sci-fi movie franchise than any other game in its history. ...

Tue, 5 Jun 12
EA gets rights to publish Championship video games
http://news.yahoo.com/ea-gets-rights-publish-championship-video-games-212511309--sector.html
(Reuters) - Video games publisher THQ INC and Zuffa LLC said they agreed to transfer the licensing rights to publish videogames based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand to Electronic Arts Inc effective June 4. THQ will receive a cash payment, the companies said on Monday, but they did not disclose the amount. Known for its wrestling and Ultimate fighting games, THQ will continue publishing its existing console and mobile titles through March 31, 2013, the companies said. Las Vegas-based Zuffa owns and operates the Ultimate Fighting Championship. (Reporting By Nicola Leske)

Tue, 5 Jun 12
News Summary: Microsoft's streaming, sharing app
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-microsofts-streaming-sharing-app-212338375--finance.html


In this video game image released by Microsoft/343 Industries, a scene if shown from SMART CONTROL: Microsoft's new software, Xbox SmartGlass, will allow Xbox 360 users to stream and share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs. For example, it could turn a smartphone into a remote control used to surf the Web on a TV.

Tue, 5 Jun 12
RIM shares drop again; technicals weak
http://news.yahoo.com/rim-shares-slide-further-investor-fears-mount-180753252--sector.html


A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in WaterlooTORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion's share price on Monday dropped to less than $10 on Nasdaq, a breach that technical analysts say could spur further declines, after an analyst warned that the BlackBerry maker's sales were dismal last month. The stock, which is trading at its lowest since 2003, has fallen nearly 15 percent in the past week alone. After an announcement last week that RIM expects to post a quarterly operating loss, sentiment is extremely bearish on the stock, said Elvis Picardo, a strategist at Global Securities in Vancouver. ...

Tue, 5 Jun 12
News Summary: Salesforce.com buying Buddy Media
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-salesforce-com-buying-buddy-media-211650387--finance.html
THE DEAL: Salesforce.com Inc. is buying the marketing company Buddy Media for $689 million.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Women engineers trace tech gender gap to childhood
http://news.yahoo.com/women-engineers-trace-tech-gender-gap-childhood-193537595--finance.html
Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Nintendo Shows Off Controller, Social Functions of Wii U [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-shows-off-controller-social-functions-wii-u-194031777.html
Nintendo gave sneak previews of its newest console in a pre-E3 presentation on its Facebook page Sunday afternoon.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Zombie Ace tops Android Games of the Week
http://www.androidapps.com/games/articles/12179-zombie-ace-tops-android-games-of-the-week
We’ve definitely had another solid week of Android releases. Topping us off is Zombie Ace, a creative and humorous new auto-runner from Hothead Games. Next is a unique new title from Alphacloud Inc. called Castle Master 3D. We’ve also got the latest and greatest from Miniclip.com, a simple, free title from OrangePixel, as well as even more ports from games2be and the absolutely excellent Noodlecake Studios. Definitely don’t skip this one! Here are this week’s top Android games.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Nintendo unveils online strategy for Wii successor
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-unveils-online-strategy-wii-successor-010537060.html
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nintendo, the world's leading game console maker, unveiled a new online strategy on Monday, saying it will launch a social and content network dubbed Miiverse for its latest version of the Wii - the Wii U. The strategy is similar to that of rivals including Sony Corp and Apple Inc, although analysts raised concerns that Nintendo has been late to embrace online gaming, and may have to work hard to gain ground. ...

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Nintendo unveils online social network for Wii successor
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-unveils-online-social-network-wii-successor-230905875--finance.html
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nintendo's much anticipated successor to its Wii games console, the Wii U, will come with an online social network, dubbed Miiverse, to connect gamers, the company's president said in a webcast. The new online push by Nintendo may represent a strategic shift by the company, which has been slower than rivals including Sony Corp to focus on social and content delivery networks. ...

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Chip shaker: TSMC, Samsung to flex foundry muscle
http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-chip-shaker-tsmc-samsung-flex-foundry-muscle-213553632--sector.html


File illustrative photo shows a Renesas Electronics Corp's microcontroller chip on a fingerTAIPEI (Reuters) - Morris Chang, the father of Taiwan's chip sector, once shrugged off Samsung Electronics' entry into the foundry business - making private-label semiconductors under contract for others. Now, he calls the South Korean group the industry's "700-pound gorilla" with formidable financial firepower. Samsung's rise highlights the rapid changes in one of Asia's top industries - where speed, creativity and deep pockets count in a race to make chips smaller, but smarter, to keep up with a consumer shift from computers to mobile gadgets such as Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad. While U.S. ...

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Analysis: Robots lift China's factories to new heights
http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-robots-lift-chinas-factories-heights-220733761--sector.html


To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AUTOMATIONBAODING, China (Reuters) - The giant orange robotic arms that swiftly weld together car frames at the Great Wall Motors factory in Baoding might seem like the perfect answer to China's fast-rising labor costs - they don't ask for a raise, get injured or go on strike. For Great Wall, a private sector Chinese car maker that employs 50,000 workers, the Swiss robots and other machinery that line its bright factory floor produce more than cost savings. The company hopes they will help it build cars good enough to compete with the global auto makers. ...

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Meet Miiverse, Nintendo's New In-Game Social Network
http://news.yahoo.com/meet-miiverse-nintendos-game-social-network-205944814.html
Nintendo's E3 press conference might not be until Tuesday morning, but that didn't stop the company from releasing a few details about what it has in store for the gaming show a few days early including Miiverse.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Windows 8 to dominate Taiwan computer show
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-8-dominate-taiwan-computer-show-201004205.html


COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012 posterMicrosoft's much-anticipated Windows 8 operating system is set to take pride of place as tens of thousands of people head to Asia's leading IT fair opening in Taiwan on Tuesday.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
7 Travel Tools for Planning Your Family Adventure
http://news.yahoo.com/7-travel-tools-planning-family-adventure-184111549.html
1. Trippy

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Bangladesh student faces sedition charges over Facebook post
http://news.yahoo.com/bangladesh-student-faces-sedition-charges-over-facebook-post-180027380.html


A Bangladeshi logs onto social networking website FacebookA Bangladeshi student faces sedition charges after he allegedly posted comments on Facebook linking the nation's premier with the disappearance of an opposition leader, police said Sunday.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
5 Fascinating Things We Learned From Reddit This Week
http://news.yahoo.com/5-fascinating-things-learned-reddit-week-175922761.html
1. The White House Makes Beer

Mon, 4 Jun 12
AnyTouch Turns Any Surface Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/anytouch-turns-surface-touchscreen-video-173425697.html
Startup Ayotle and advertising agency Digitas want to turn everything -- even a piece of paper -- into an interactive surface.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Top 5 Mashable Comments and Conversations This Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-5-mashable-comments-conversations-week-172937792.html
Online comments are a powerful tool.  While it may seem that a tweet or comment simply vanishes into the Internet once you hit Enter, that is not necessarily the case. What you say online does have power.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
E3 to showcase big videogame titles, hot trends
http://news.yahoo.com/e3-showcase-big-videogame-titles-hot-trends-170129389.html


A gamer plays at video games during the Electronic Entertainment ExpoSequels to blockbuster console titles and play on smartphones or tablets will be showcased with Times Square-like glitz starting Tuesday at the E3 videogame extravaganza in Los Angeles.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-tech-week-pics-165749958.html
Top 10 Tech is presented by Chivas. Access a world of exclusive insider benefits – private tastings, special events and the chance to win a trip for you and three friends to the Cannes Film Festival. Join the Brotherhood.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
5 Ways Social Media Is Revolutionizing Talent Acquisition
http://news.yahoo.com/5-ways-social-media-revolutionizing-talent-acquisition-162740291.html
Sajjad Masud is co-founder & CEO of Simplicant, a cloud-based social recruiting platform transforming talent acquisition and making enterprise-level recruiting technology accessible to companies of all sizes. Connect with Sajjad and the Simplicant team on Twitter and Facebook.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
The Beginner's Guide to Tumblr
http://news.yahoo.com/beginners-guide-tumblr-162145981.html
Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that churns out more than 64 million posts daily. There are 57.5 million blogs on Tumblr, which might seem intimidating to anyone not already using it.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
12 Top Tumblrs for Gamers
http://news.yahoo.com/12-top-tumblrs-gamers-154608094.html
1. Insanely Gaming

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Umbrella Makes 8-Bit Sounds When Rained On [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/umbrella-makes-8-bit-sounds-rained-video-151926523.html
An umbrella isn't the most exciting accessory ever devised, but two women recently equipped one with a few bells and whistles, turning it into a more exciting 8-bit music machine that reacts to raindrops.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
The Clock is Ticking on RIM and the BlackBerry
http://news.yahoo.com/clock-ticking-rim-blackberry-151600013.html
COMMENTARY | The clock is ticking on the BlackBerry. According to Reuters, Research in Motion could have hastened the departure of customers by appointing bankers to advise the BlackBerry maker of drastic options. Retaining those corporate and government customers is key to RIM staying relevant in a world where it is being crowded out by iPhones and Android powered devices. Sending a signal the company was preparing for the worst was probably not what any customer getting ready for a renewal wanted to hear.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Facebook is Going to Be OK
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-going-ok-150700799.html
COMMENTARY | From a certain perspective, it is pretty easy to see why millions of Facebook users should be concerned about the social network. As Bloomberg reports, Facebook's stock is down almost 30 percent from the IPO price, and a falling stock price is never a good sign for a company. But any worries that Facebook could be in danger of vanishing from the vast Internet landscape are greatly exaggerated.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
50 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
http://news.yahoo.com/50-digital-media-resources-may-missed-150507561.html
Maybe you were busy this week scheduling all of your Facebook posts with the new scheduling feature, or maybe you were just trying to figure out how the heck it works. For whatever reason you couldn’t keep up with everything on Mashable, check out our features roundup for the best social media, business and tech resources.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week
http://news.yahoo.com/top-10-twitter-pics-week-143516081.html
1. Houlah Massacre

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Internet Users React to Potential 'Zombie Apocalypse'
http://news.yahoo.com/internet-users-react-potential-zombie-apocalypse-134503256.html
Several reports of alleged cannibalism circulated throughout the news this week, leading to online chatter about a "zombie apocalypse."

Mon, 4 Jun 12
'Game of Thrones' Parodied to the Tune of Maroon 5 [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/game-thrones-parodied-tune-maroon-5-video-133645947.html
Getting ready for tonight's Game of Thrones season finale? If you haven't left the couch all weekend because you're catching up on TiVo-ed episodes of Season 2, this video is for you.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Foursquare App Getting a Face-Lift This Week [PICS]
http://news.yahoo.com/foursquare-app-getting-face-lift-week-pics-133339162.html
Location-based service Foursquare will get a major revision in the coming days, donning a personalized Maps tool and other discovery features.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
Magnetic Phone Mount Could Make Your Life Easier [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/magnetic-phone-mount-could-life-easier-video-130801270.html
Smartphones continue to get smaller and more beautiful, and the accessories paired with them should be no exception -- the creators of Wallee M are aware of that.

Mon, 4 Jun 12
How to Use Social Media for Employee Referrals
http://news.yahoo.com/social-media-employee-referrals-122354503.html
Kes Thygesen is the Co-Founder and Head of Product at RolePoint, a tool that allows recruitment managers to socially power their hiring to increase the volume and quality of employee referrals. Connect with him and RolePoint on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Android Angst: Ice Cream Sandwich Adoption Moving Slowly [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/android-angst-ice-cream-sandwich-adoption-moving-slowly-175110643.html
What's the holdup with the new version 4.0 of Android, affectionately known as Ice Cream Sandwich? Announced on October 19, 2011, the new version so far only accounts for 7.1% of active Android devices according to Android Developers -- nearly eight months later.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Photo Sharing App Picplz to Shut Down on July 3
http://news.yahoo.com/photo-sharing-app-picplz-shut-down-july-3-184049819.html
If you're a fan of the iPhone and Android photo sharing app Picplz, you only have one more month to enjoy its pleasures. In a blog post and email late Friday, developer Mixed Media Labs announced the demise of the app:

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Digital music revenue overtakes physical formats in U.K. for first time
http://news.yahoo.com/digital-music-revenue-overtakes-physical-formats-u-k-183824638.html


Digital music revenue overtakes physical formats in U.K. for first timeDigital music downloads and streaming revenues for the first time ever have surpassed those of physical CDs in the United Kingdom, according to the British Phonographic Industry. Digital music accounted for 55.5% of U.K. music revenue between January and April of this year compared to 31% of worldwide industry revenue in 2011, with industry revenues growing by 2.7% to £155.8 million. Digital music revenue, including subscription and ad-supported services, grew by 23.6% year-over-year to £86.5 million, while revenue from physical formats fell by 15.1% to £69.3 million. Sales of digital albums increased by 22.7% to £35.9 million. Paid-for subscription services revenue almost doubled over the same month a year ago, increasing 93% to nearly £9 million, while revenue from ad-supported services such as Spotify

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Wear Your Own Voice Recording Around Your Neck [PIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/wear-own-voice-recording-around-neck-pic-173013789.html
Looking for a unique piece of jewelry? Designer David Bizer creates necklaces that are customized to the sound of your voice.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Nintendo on the Hot Seat for Industry at E3
http://news.yahoo.com/nintendo-hot-seat-industry-e3-171600764.html
COMMENTARY | At first glance it is pretty easy to see Nintendo has a lot riding on the Wii U console heading into the Electronic Entertainment Expo, but the stakes are much higher than a single game console and a single game maker. According to CNBC, video game retail sales are down 27 percent from the same time period in 2011, and the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and PlayStation 3 are nearing the end of their lifespan, which spells a lot of trouble for video game industry.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss
http://news.yahoo.com/7-apps-dont-want-miss-170737813.html
Zombie Swipeout

Sun, 3 Jun 12
TomTom Launches Quirky YouTube Summer Contest [VIDEOS]
http://news.yahoo.com/tomtom-launches-quirky-youtube-summer-contest-videos-165400677.html
TomTom, the maker of in-car location and navigation products and services, launched a digital campaign for its summer promotions this week. The videos -- like the one above, produced especially for Mashable readers -- remind us of the style of the popular Old Spice videos: a single man delivering a monologue in a stilted accent directly into the camera.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
10 Funniest Tweets of the Week
http://news.yahoo.com/10-funniest-tweets-week-163834698.html
1. @JDShapiro

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Oprah Book Club Returns in New Digital Form
http://news.yahoo.com/oprah-book-club-returns-digital-form-162158139.html
Oprah Winfrey's book club is back, now in a lively new version 2.0 that's all digital. She's upgraded her wildly popular club, adding interactive features that encourage members to chat about the books on Facebook and Twitter.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Mets No Hitter Means NoNoHitters Is No More
http://news.yahoo.com/mets-no-hitter-means-nonohitters-no-more-155250765.html


Mets No Hitter Means NoNoHitters Is No MoreFans of the New York Mets finally got to see someone on their team pitch a no hitter last night, ending a 50 year drought that plagued the ball club, and potentially ending the life of a website.   

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Radical Skateboarding Tricks Dazzle in Super Slow-Motion [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/radical-skateboarding-tricks-dazzle-super-slow-motion-video-154619530.html
You'll have a newfound respect for skateboarders' skills after watching these two minutes of tricks in super slow-motion. Adam Shomsky shot 13 uncommon flips and twists at 1,000 frames per second with a Redlake N3 high-speed camera and turned it into this rad mix.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Pinterest Rolls Out Curated Newsletter for Users
http://news.yahoo.com/pinterest-rolls-curated-newsletter-users-151433966.html
Users on Pinterest usually have to seek interesting content for themselves, but a new feature quietly rolled out Saturday drives them to even more personalized content.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Cellphone Plans Could Be Data-Only in 2 Years, Says AT&T CEO
http://news.yahoo.com/cellphone-plans-could-data-only-2-years-says-143044695.html
Instead of seeing separate charges on your phone bill for data and voice, the services might soon be wrapped up into one data-service plan. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said Friday that cell plans could be data-only within the next 24 months, so separate voice and text messaging charges could be absorbed.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Reddit 101: Co-Founders Explain the Community [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/reddit-101-co-founders-explain-community-video-132848879.html
Reddit's culture is enigmatic to many. The social news site started in 2005 as a place for people to find new and interesting things online. Today, the front page consistently tracks the unique and hottest stories by the hour.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
In a Relationship: Mobile Apps and the Cloud [INFOGRAPHIC]
http://news.yahoo.com/relationship-mobile-apps-cloud-infographic-123857740.html
Mobile apps and the cloud are going all the way to the altar together. They've been in a relationship for several years and are now inseparable.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
YouTube's 10 Most-Shared Ads in May
http://news.yahoo.com/youtubes-10-most-shared-ads-may-122821791.html
1. Nike Football: My Time is Now.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Facebook to Receive GLAAD Award for LGBT Efforts
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-receive-glaad-award-lgbt-efforts-115748971.html
Facebook will be the first social media company honored at the GLAAD Media Awards, hosted annually by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Representatives from Facebook will accept a Special Recognition Award at tonight's event, held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in California.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Risks of boomerangs a reality in world of cyberwar
http://news.yahoo.com/risks-boomerangs-reality-world-cyberwar-113836634--finance.html


FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, a part of the Maroun Petrochemical plant is seen, at the Imam Khomeini port, southwestern Iran. Technicians battling a complex computer virus took the ultimate firewall measures shutting off all Internet links to Iran's oil ministry and the terminal that carries nearly all the country's crude exports. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
What to Expect From E3 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/expect-e3-2012-105700986.html
The biggest gaming conference of the year, E3, is set to begin next week on Los Angeles. Typically where huge game consoles and popular games are announced, the conference is sure to bring with it at least a few blockbuster titles and advances in gaming technology, as well as more information about what's in store from some of the biggest movers and shakers in the gaming industry.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
Egyptian President Ousted During Arab Spring Is Sentenced to Life in Prison
http://news.yahoo.com/egyptian-president-ousted-during-arab-spring-sentenced-life-094015734.html
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president who was ousted from office during an uprising last year, was sentenced by a judge Saturday to life in prison for the killing of unarmed protesters during what has become known as the Arab Spring.

Sun, 3 Jun 12
One-way Ticket to Mars, Please: Startup Plans Space Colony in 2023
http://news.yahoo.com/one-way-ticket-mars-please-startup-plans-space-033825565.html
NASA's road map for getting to Mars may be in flux, and SpaceX pioneer Elon Musk has only a vague intention to point his rockets at the Red Planet. But that doesn't mean nobody is making definitive plans to set up shop on the fourth rock from the Sun.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Groupon stock tumbles as IPO lock-up period ends
http://news.yahoo.com/groupon-stock-tumbles-ipo-lock-period-ends-160736901--finance.html


In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, the Groupon logo is etched in glass in the lobby of the online coupon company's Chicago offices. Groupon's stock is tumbling as insiders are selling their shares after a post-IPO prohibition was lifted. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Groupon's stock tumbled Friday as insiders sold their shares after a post-IPO prohibition was lifted.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Wii U, sequels take another swing at E3
http://news.yahoo.com/wii-u-sequels-another-swing-e3-171449546--finance.html


FILE - In this June 8, 2011 photo, Nintendo's video game console:Wii U is demonstrated at the Nintendo booth at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo is expected to show off exactly what kinds of games will be available for its new touchpad-powered Wii U console, while other gamemakers will hype the latest installments in their Is the Wii U right for you?

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Up next: App-enabled bike sharing
http://news.yahoo.com/up-next--app-enabled-bike-sharing.html
SoBiFive years ago, Ryan Rzepecki was riding the streets of New York City on a child-sized Huffy bike he borrowed from a friend. Today, Rzepecki is hoping to change the way everybody shares bikes.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Avengers assemble a private screening aboard the ISS
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/avengers-assemble-private-screening-aboard-iss-201256283.html
When The Avengers filmed scenes at NASA's Space Power Facility in Ohio, we knew we were seeing a marriage made in heaven. A favorite comic book franchise teaming up with our beloved NASA? It seemed like the best of both … Continue reading

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Facebook implements 10-second rule to reduce auto-sharing app spam
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/facebook-implements-10-second-rule-reduce-auto-sharing-181435568.html
Tired of seeing every single thing your Facebook friends read and watch on the internet on your news feed? That could change now that Facebook has implemented a 10-second rule for all its applications. So what does the rule mean … Continue reading

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Portable Electricty Generator Uses a Single Tea Light For Power [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/portable-electricty-generator-uses-single-tea-light-power-211607514.html
One inexpensive tea candle can power a 25 LED bulb for up to four hours or charge an auxiliary battery pack using the patent-pending device, tPOD1. Great for when the power goes out or in a natural disaster.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Google adds feature to help China searchers
http://news.yahoo.com/google-adds-feature-help-china-searchers-064850018--finance.html


FILE - In this March 23, 2010 file photo, flowers are placed on the Google logo outside Google China headquarters in Beijing, China. Google has fired a new salvo in a censorship battle with Beijing by adding a feature that suggests alternatives for search terms that might result in blocked results. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)Google has fired a new salvo in a censorship battle with Beijing by adding a feature that warns users in China who enter search keywords that might produce blocked results and suggests they try other terms.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Judge considers Idaho anonymous comments lawsuit
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-considers-idaho-anonymous-comments-lawsuit-195721211--finance.html
A lawyer for a newspaper website argued Friday that people should be allowed to post anonymous comments on its blogs without fear of being identified and then sued.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Facebook to let users vote on privacy changes
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-let-users-vote-privacy-changes-160314791--finance.html


FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday, June 1, 2012. This is the second time Facebook let users vote on policy changes. The first time was in 2009 when Facebook was a much smaller, privately held company with about 200 million users (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch)Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
AT&T: Data-only plans coming for phones in 2 years
http://news.yahoo.com/t-data-only-plans-coming-phones-2-years-152135872--finance.html
The CEO of AT&T Inc. said Friday that cellphone plans that count only data usage are likely to come in the next two years. In such a scenario, phone calls and texts would be considered as just another form of data.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Netflix updates iOS app with controls to avoid excessive data usage
http://www.appolicious.com/tech/articles/12172-netflix-updates-ios-app-with-controls-to-avoid-excessive-data-usage
Cellular carriers are trending away from unlimited data offerings. As AT&T’s CEO recently put it, the trouble with unlimited data is that it causes non-unlimited users to pay for the excessive data needs of a smaller percentage of users. That’s why both AT&T and Verizon have moved away from unlimited data offerings and have started to throttle the data allowances of users who are still grandfathered in to unlimited plans on their networks.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Mixed reviews for Twitter at French Open
http://news.yahoo.com/mixed-reviews-twitter-french-open-012912784--ten.html


Some love it, some hate it, others are not quite sure what to make of it - but all agree that Twitter is on the march among tennis professionals.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Cyber-attacks "bought us time" on Iran: U.S. sources
http://news.yahoo.com/cyber-attacks-bought-us-time-iran-u-sources-005041910.html
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States under former President George W. Bush began building a complex cyber-weapon to try to prevent Tehran from completing suspected nuclear weapons work without resorting to risky military strikes against Iranian facilities, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the program said. Barack Obama accelerated the efforts after succeeding Bush in 2009, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the effort. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Factbox: A look at the $78 billion video games industry
http://news.yahoo.com/factbox-look-78-billion-video-games-industry-235528340--sector.html
(Reuters) - About 45,000 reporters, industry types and analysts will converge on Los Angeles for the E3 conference, sprawled across a space the size of eight U.S. football fields. This marquee event for the video game sector, running June 5-7, comes as the industry tries to cope with the rapid growth of online and mobile gaming and prepares for a jump into the next console cycle. Here is a look at the industry and its major players. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Here's How the Stuxnet Virus Could Be Used Against the U.S.
http://news.yahoo.com/heres-stuxnet-virus-could-used-against-u-214142005.html


Here's How the Stuxnet Virus Could Be Used Against the U.S.The cat is out of the bag: The United States is the first known country to carry out a sustained cyber attack with the intent of destroying another country's infrastructure. Earlier today, The New York Times' David Sanger confirmed America's role in developing Stuxnet, the computer worm deployed against Iran's nuclear facilities in coordination with the Israeli government. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Apple’s iPad may arrive in China on Monday
http://news.yahoo.com/apple-ipad-may-arrive-china-monday-213921392.html


Apple’s iPad may arrive in China on MondayDespite an on-going legal dispute with Proview Technology over the iPad name, Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad, will reportedly go on sale this Monday, June 4th, according to Patently Apple. The blog’s sources claim the Cupertino-based company was recently granted a network access license for the Chinese mainland and a release is imminent. Apple’s latest tablet is equipped with a model number of A1430 and is compatible with China Unicom’s 3G and 4G networks. Read

Sat, 2 Jun 12
The Milky Way Is on a Crash Course; Get Ready for a Nasty Hurricane Season
http://news.yahoo.com/milky-way-crash-course-ready-nasty-hurricane-season-213422869.html


The Milky Way Is on a Crash Course; Get Ready for a Nasty Hurricane SeasonDiscovered: Our galaxy is on a crash course, get ready for a nasty hurricane season, the poor butterflies, and chocolate is now healthy.Our galaxy is going to crash right into another galaxy, eventually. Oh shoot. Science has something grave it needs to tell us. "After nearly a century of speculation about the future destiny of Andromeda and our Milky Way, we at last have a clear picture of how events will unfold over the coming billions of years," explains researcher Sangmo Tony Sohn. And that picture looks kind of violent. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
'O Fortuna' Animation Filled with Memes, Misheard Lyrics [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/o-fortuna-animation-filled-memes-misheard-lyrics-video-213347602.html
This is far from the first "O Fortuna" animation to appear on YouTube. The Latin poem, set to music by composer Carl Orff and most famously used as the theme tune to 1970s horror flick The Omen, is a frequent source of hilarious misheard lyrics.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Analysis: Angst at Zynga over tumbling share price
http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-angst-zynga-over-tumbling-share-price-210534942--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In April, a small circle of top Zynga executives and early investors scored a $500 million-plus payday via a choreographed private share sale. That deal was well-timed. Since then, the online gaming company's stock has shed almost half of its value as investors questioned Zynga's long-term prospects and Facebook Inc's sputtering IPO sapped confidence in the consumer Internet. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Facebook stock follows market, falls sharply
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-stock-follows-market-falls-sharply-154826336--finance.html
Facebook's stock fell Friday with the broader market following a weak jobs report that showed the U.S. economy adding far fewer jobs than expected.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Older Internet Users Pick Better Passwords Than Teens [STUDY]
http://news.yahoo.com/older-internet-users-pick-better-passwords-teens-study-205622103.html
Teens and young adults may be considered more tech-savvy than their elders, but when it comes to password security, wisdom comes with age.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Exclusive: Dell talks with Quest break down: sources
http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-dell-talks-quest-break-down-source-190027125--sector.html


A Dell computer logo is seen on a laptop at Best Buy in Phoenix,(Reuters) - Negotiations for Dell Inc to acquire Quest Software Inc have broken off but lower-level representatives from both companies remain in touch, two sources familiar with the matter said. A previous deal for Dell to buy Quest at a range $23 to $26 per share fell through last month. Dell has been seeking to diversify its business away from personal computer hardware. Talks on the all-cash offer had been tenuous between the two companies, said one of the sources, who did not elaborate on the reason for the break-off. Shares of Quest closed down 5.04 percent at $23.74. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Judge won't bar Steve Jobs quotes from patent trial
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-wont-bar-steve-jobs-quotes-patent-trial-203559623--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Steve Jobs gave a lot of juicy quotes before he died, and Apple Inc has failed to keep some of them out of an upcoming patent trial against Google's Motorola Mobility unit, according to a court ruling. Apple and Motorola are scheduled for a high profile patent trial in a Chicago federal court later this month. It is one of several intellectual property cases between tech giants over smartphones and tablets using Google's Android operating system. Jobs was Apple's iconic and often-outspoken chief executive until he stepped down shortly before his death last year. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
8 Tools for Hacking Your Productivity
http://news.yahoo.com/8-tools-hacking-productivity-203448440.html
Mashable's new video series, Behind the Launch, follows Vungle on its startup journey toward a June launch. Each week on Mashable, the Vungle team offers tips and lessons learned from its own startup experience. This week, the Vungle team hustle its way through networking and deals, and to be a true hustler, you can't waste time. Check out co-founder Jack's advice on how to hack your productivity with great gadgets and tools. Want more? Tune into Behind the Launch every Monday and Wednesday.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
BlindSquare: App Uses Foursquare Data to Help the Blind Navigate Streets
http://news.yahoo.com/blindsquare-app-uses-foursquare-data-help-blind-navigate-201848849.html
The 20 million+ people worldwide on Foursquare have created an incredibly detailed crowdsourced directory. BlindSquare is a new app that's making use of Foursquare's 2 billion check-ins worldwide to help blind pedestrians find locations on foot or while using public transportation.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
It's Facebook Election Week: Here's How You Can Vote on Your Privacy
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-election-week-heres-vote-privacy-200450270.html
It's time to exercise your democratic right -- not at the ballot booth, but on Facebook.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
3D Maps Are Coming: Will They Actually Be Useful?
http://news.yahoo.com/3d-maps-coming-actually-useful-195243842.html


3D Maps Are Coming: Will They Actually Be Useful?The latest front in the great Google-Apple war is to provide 3D maps on Smartphones, which at first sounds like a chest-thumping battle of techno-corporate pride, but after a bit of investigation might actually benefit people who are stuck with plain old 2D. Android phones already include a 3D version of maps. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Netflix tops Apple in booming US online movies
http://news.yahoo.com/netflix-tops-apple-booming-us-online-movies-195215623.html


Netflix envelopes sit in a bin with other mailThe US online movie business more than doubled in 2011 to rake in $992 million and will almost double again this year, a research report showed Friday.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Google To One-Up Apple, Announce 3D Maps a Week Earlier [VIDEO]
http://news.yahoo.com/google-one-apple-announce-3d-maps-week-earlier-195014096.html
We've already seen a few leaks that suggest Apple will be announcing its own 3D mapping service on June 11 at WWDC, its developer's conference. Now it looks like Google is trying to beat Apple to the punch by unveiling its own 3D maps a week earlier.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Netflix Passes Apple to Become the Biggest Online Movie Supplier
http://news.yahoo.com/netflix-passes-apple-become-biggest-online-movie-supplier-194502902.html


Netflix Passes Apple to Become the Biggest Online Movie SupplierAfter building a powerful subscription video-on-demand business virtually overnight, Netflix passed Apple last year to become the top revenue earner in the U.S. online movie business.

Sat, 2 Jun 12
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 beta available for download for developers
http://news.yahoo.com/blackberry-playbook-os-2-1-beta-available-download-194205923.html


BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 beta available for download for developersAs promised, Research in Motion on Friday released the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 beta for developers. The latest software update delivers three major enhancement to the Android Runtime, allowing access to the Camera hardware, sorting each individual Android app to run in its own window, and enabling in-app payments through the BlackBerry Payment SDK. The update also includes portrait support for the Email, Calendar and Contacts apps, along with full device encryption, screenshots saved in the PNG forma,t and improved email folder support, including IMAP folder support. The update will be pushed to eligible devices developer devices, and will roll out soon for consumers. Read

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Groupon shares drop as IPO lock-up ends
http://news.yahoo.com/groupon-shares-drop-ipo-lock-ends-193829221--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Groupon Inc slumped on Friday as an initial public offering lock-up on stock sales by insiders of the world's largest daily deal company ended. At one point the stock dropped more than 10 percent, triggering a circuit breaker that paused trading briefly and limited short sales. Groupon sold a small amount of its equity in its IPO late last year. Insiders are typically prevented from selling for six months after an IPO. ...

Sat, 2 Jun 12
Humble Indie Bundle Raises $2 Million in 24 Hours, Game Makers Celebrate on Reddit
http://news.yahoo.com/humble-indie-bundle-raises-2-million-24-hours-193224922.html
In less than 24 hours, the latest iteration of the Humble Indie Bundle -- a pay-what-you-can bundle of computer games from independent developers -- has raked in more than $2 million in sales.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Google files patent claim against Microsoft, Nokia
http://news.yahoo.com/google-files-patent-claim-against-microsoft-nokia-215403355--finance.html
Google lashed out at Microsoft and Nokia in a regulatory complaint, accusing them of illegally feeding mobile patents to a technology troll scavenging for billions of dollars in licensing fees that threaten to drive up the prices of cellphones and other wireless devices.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Activision settles with 'Modern Warfare 2' makers
http://news.yahoo.com/activision-settles-modern-warfare-2-makers-225940520--finance.html


FILE - In this undated video game image released by Activision, a scene from The makers of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" and game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. have agreed to lay down arms in a legal fight over millions of dollars in royalties.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
First available 4K movie would look great on the world’s first home 4K projector
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/first-available-4k-movie-look-great-world-first-003028464.html
When one says high-definition display, you probably still think 720p or 1080p. But there's another contender that delivers even crisper, clearer, and more life-like images: 4K displays, which have four times the resolution of 1080p screens. This fairly new technology … Continue reading

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Scientific Fact: Young people smell worse than old people
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/scientific-fact-young-people-smell-worse-old-people-233034802.html
Despite the jaw-dropping accomplishments of impressive senior citizens, our amazing elders suffer under the malodorous stigma that they somehow stink. Plenty of jokes can be found throughout pop culture suggesting the existence of a notorious Old Person Smell. Thankfully, science is … Continue reading

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Beware the Laptop Mutants! Intel Launches Ultrabook Ivy Bridge Chips
http://news.yahoo.com/beware-laptop-mutants-intel-launches-ultrabook-ivy-bridge-210402768.html
Intel officially launched the next wave of its new processing technology Thursday -- this one including the chips meant for ultra-thin laptops or, as Intel calls them, Ultrabooks.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Oracle gets another setback in Google dispute
http://news.yahoo.com/oracle-gets-another-setback-google-dispute-215526430--finance.html
Oracle Corp. received another setback Thursday as a federal judge in San Francisco undermined a central part of the company's multimillion dollar case against Google Inc. over its Android software for mobile devices.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Microsoft releases final test version of Windows 8
http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-releases-final-test-version-windows-8-201611983--finance.html
Microsoft is nearly done with a much-anticipated overhaul of its Windows operating system.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
NY judge grants class status in Google book fight
http://news.yahoo.com/ny-judge-grants-class-status-google-book-fight-212741185--finance.html
A federal judge in New York has granted class certification to authors challenging Internet search leader Google over its plans for the world's largest digital library.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Heroes Call leads iPhone Games of the Week
http://www.appolicious.com/games/articles/12160-heroes-call-leads-iphone-games-of-the-week
With Diablo III tearing up the charts in the video game world, players can get a mobile version of the experience in the similar and beautiful Heroes Call. With 30 dungeons to work through and the same simple but deep tap-based fighting gameplay, you’ll be hacking through monsters for who knows how long. Check out Heroes Call and four other quality game titles on our list below.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
China considers rare earth reserve to stabilize prices: paper
http://news.yahoo.com/china-considers-rare-earth-stabilize-prices-paper-010606185--finance.html
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is considering a national inventory reserve of rare earths in a bid to stabilize prices for the 17 metals, crucial for the defense, electronics and renewable-energy industries, state-backed China Securities Journal reported on Friday. The paper cited government sources saying the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) was looking at strategic buying and selling, where producers buy up surplus supply when prices fall and sell when prices rise. The ministry hopes this will quell large price fluctuations, as seen in 2011. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Leaked iPhone 5 front panel compared to iPhone 4S [video]
http://news.yahoo.com/leaked-iphone-5-front-panel-compared-iphone-4s-004015600.html


Leaked iPhone 5 front panel compared to iPhone 4S [video]Numerous parts allegedly belonging to Apple’s next generation iPhone have surfaced over the last few days, one of which was a larger front and rear panel. Japanese blog Macotakara was able to obtain one of the front panels, which measures 4.07-inches diagonally, and compared it with the current generation iPhone 4S. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters both reported earlier this month that Apple is planning to release a new iPhone this year with a display that measures at least 4 inches. A second image of the front panel and Macotakara’s comparison video follows below.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
News Summary: Google attacks Microsoft, Nokia
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-google-attacks-microsoft-nokia-003614460--finance.html
PATENT BRAWL: Google is attacking Microsoft and Nokia in a complaint filed Thursday with European regulators. The documents accuse Microsoft and Nokia of abusing mobile patents in a way that threatens to drive up the prices of cellphones and other wireless devices.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Judge hands Google victory in Oracle copyright fight
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-hands-google-victory-oracle-copyright-fight-234037328.html


Oracle's challenge of Google in court over copyrights was an unusual tacticA federal judge put a stake in the heart of Oracle's big-money lawsuit against Google by ruling that the application programming interfaces (APIs) at issue can't be copyrighted.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
SpaceX Dragon Returns To Earth From ISS
http://news.yahoo.com/spacex-dragon-returns-earth-iss-235808028.html
The first commercial visitor to the ISS splashed down successfully in the Pacific after a supply run. John Matson reports.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Ex-Warner Bros. exec becomes Disney studio chief
http://news.yahoo.com/ex-warner-bros-exec-becomes-disney-studio-chief-202605896--finance.html


FILE - This Oct 15, 2008 file photo shows Alan Horn arriving at the premiere of The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday that it hired former president of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Alan Horn, to lead its movie studio as chairman, a personnel move that attempts to right the wrongs that led to blockbuster bomb "John Carter."

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Activision, video game developers settle suit
http://news.yahoo.com/activision-video-game-developers-settle-suit-224428615--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc has settled a lawsuit with two former executives over payment and royalties for developing top titles such as "Call of Duty," the company said on Thursday. The video game publisher did not divulge any details of the settlement and said the terms were confidential. Activision fired Jason West and Vincent Zampella in March, 2010. The men had led the Infinity Ward studio - developer the original "Call of Duty" game and several others in the series - which was acquired by Activision in 2003. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Court clears RIM to use BBM moniker
http://news.yahoo.com/court-clears-rim-bbm-moniker-230858403--finance.html


A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in WaterlooTORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion is free to use the BBM moniker for its popular BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service after a court ruled the use did not infringe on the trademark of a company that measures Canadian television and radio audiences. "We are pleased that the Federal Court of Canada sided with RIM and confirmed that RIM's use of BBM does not infringe the trademark rights of BBM Canada as they had alleged," the company said in a statement on Thursday. BBM Canada sought to stop RIM from advertising the service using the shortened name. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Oracle suffers major setback in Google case
http://news.yahoo.com/oracle-cant-copyright-parts-java-court-ruling-210220355--sector.html


Company logo shown at headquarters for Oracle Corp shown in Redwood CitySAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dismissed Oracle Corp's copyright claims against Google Inc for parts of the Java programming language, knocking out Oracle's prime vehicle for damages in a high stakes legal battle over smartphones. The ruling on Thursday from a San Francisco federal judge is the latest blow to Oracle in its lawsuit against Google. It is one of several intellectual property cases between tech giants over smartphones and tablets using Google's Android operating system. Apple is scheduled for trial in U.S. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Summary of decisions in Oracle case against Google
http://news.yahoo.com/summary-decisions-oracle-case-against-google-230449262--finance.html
A federal judge in San Francisco has handed Oracle another setback in its case against Google. Oracle Corp. had accused Google Inc. of stealing Oracle's Java programming language to build Google's Android software for mobile devices.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Truce in Activision legal war with 'Call of Duty' makers
http://news.yahoo.com/truce-activision-legal-war-call-duty-makers-225950111.html


Copies of Activision Blizzard on Thursday announced a settlement in a legal war that began two years ago with developers behind the blockbuster "Call of Duty" videogame franchise.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
News Summary: More Oracle setback in Google case
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-more-oracle-setback-google-case-225553500--finance.html
ANOTHER SETBACK: A federal judge in San Francisco undermines a central part of Oracle Corp.'s multimillion dollar case against Google Inc. over its Android mobile software.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Leap Wireless to sell iPhone starting June 22
http://news.yahoo.com/leap-wireless-sell-iphone-starting-june-22-223712735--sector.html


Customers try out the iPhone 4S at the Apple retail store in San Francisco(Reuters) - Leap Wireless International Inc will be the first U.S. provider of prepaid mobile services to sell the Apple Inc iPhone, potentially putting pressure on its much bigger rivals to provide cheaper phone or service prices. The regional operator, which caters to cost-conscious customers who pay phone bills in advance, is joining its much bigger national rivals Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc and Sprint Nextel Corp in selling the popular device. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
News Summary: Disney gets new studio chief
http://news.yahoo.com/news-summary-disney-gets-studio-chief-222854882--finance.html
NEW HIRE: The former president of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Alan Horn, will lead Disney's movie studio as chairman.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
After Facebook, Silicon Valley warily eyes Square
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-silicon-valley-warily-eyes-square-222708366--sector.html


Facebook logo is seen on a screen inside at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New YorkSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As Silicon Valley scrambles to assess the impact of the Facebook IPO mess, all eyes are on Square. The much-heralded, next-generation payments company had been aiming to raise its next round of venture capital funds at a valuation of as much as $4 billion - up from $1 billion just a year ago. That is the sort of acceleration in valuation that happened with Facebook prior to its public market debut. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Authors win class status over Google digital books
http://news.yahoo.com/authors-win-class-status-over-google-digital-books-205641776--sector.html
(Reuters) - Thousands of authors can sue Google Inc in a class-action lawsuit over its plan to create the world's largest digital book library, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan also rejected Google's bid to dismiss claims by The Authors Guild and several groups representing photographers and graphic artists, which would have forced their members to sue individually. Plaintiffs in the seven-year-old case have complained that Google's plan for the library, which would include millions of out-of-print works, amounted to "massive copyright infringement. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Morgan Stanley's Facebook analyst: sober man in world of hype
http://news.yahoo.com/morgan-stanleys-facebook-analyst-sober-man-world-hype-222036765--sector.html
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scott Devitt has long stood out for being cautious in a world of Internet bulls. In the more than 12 years that he has covered Internet companies as a Wall Street analyst, Devitt has developed a measured approach to a sector that often succumbs to hype. Devitt, who replaced star Internet analyst Mary Meeker at Morgan Stanley in 2010, was one of the few analysts to cut his price target for Google in January after the company's fourth-quarter earnings missed analyst expectations by more than $1 a share. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Facebook makes a comeback, options volume soars
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-shares-head-south-again-set-trough-160446426--sector.html


Facebook logos on a computer screen are seen in this photo illustration taken in Lavigny(Reuters) - Facebook Inc bounced back from record lows in frenetic trading on Thursday to finish in positive territory for the first time in four days, lifted in late trade by a U.S. market rebound and a brokerage upgrade. Facebook, the No. 1 Internet social network and first U.S. company to debut with a capitalization of more than $100 billion, rose 5 percent to close at $29.60. Options volume skyrocketed with bets ranging from a sharp rebound to a sustained selloff, promising more volatility to come. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
After Facebook, Silicon Valley warily eyes Square
http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-silicon-valley-warily-eyes-square-215659529--sector.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As Silicon Valley scrambles to assess the impact of the Facebook IPO mess, all eyes are on Square. The much-heralded, next-generation payments company had been aiming to raise its next round of venture capital funds at a valuation of as much as $4 billion - up from $1 billion just a year ago. That is the sort of acceleration in valuation that happened with Facebook prior to its public market debut. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Under Microsoft, Skype aims for one billion users
http://news.yahoo.com/under-microsoft-skype-aims-one-billion-users-214810663.html
Skype CEO Tony BatesMicrosoft's Skype Internet telephone service hopes to quadruple the number of users to get to one billion, division president Tony Bates said Thursday.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Morgan Stanley CEO Gorman defends Facebook IPO conduct
http://news.yahoo.com/morgan-stanley-ceo-gorman-defends-facebook-ipo-conduct-205811286--sector.html
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley chairman and chief executive officer James Gorman defended the securities firm's role in Facebook Inc's tumultuous initial public offering, telling CNBC on Thursday the firm followed standard procedures. Gorman said there was "no nefarious activity" surrounding the social networking company's IPO and speculation of such behavior is untrue. He added that regulatory scrutiny is welcomed as the Facebook IPO attracted "tons" of attention. ...

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Google offers virtual tours of world famous sites
http://news.yahoo.com/google-offers-virtual-tours-world-famous-sites-152625499--finance.html
A virtual stroll among the ruins of Pompeii or into the temples of Kyoto is available to anyone with an Internet-connected device through Google's new World Wonders project.

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Windows 8 Release Preview now available
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-8-release-preview-now-available-213503581.html


Windows 8 Release Preview now availableMicrosoft on Thursday announced the availability of its Windows 8 Release Preview. The near-final build is offered in 14 different languages and is the final pre-release before the operating system is sent to manufacturing partners. The Preview includes Internet Explorer 10, support for Adobe Flash and new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive and Messenger, among others. “Since our first preview release last September, millions of people now use the pre-release product on a daily basis and millions more have been taking it through its paces, totaling hundreds of millions of hours of testing,” the company wrote on its blog. “We genuinely appreciate the effort that so many have put into pre-release testing, and of course, we appreciate the feedback too. Direct

Fri, 1 Jun 12
Old People Don't Smell Bad; Total Rehab of a Broken Spine
http://news.yahoo.com/old-people-dont-smell-bad-total-rehab-broken-213128295.html


Old People Don't Smell Bad; Total Rehab of a Broken SpineDiscovered: Old people don't smell bad, we don't need more aerosol in the air, fewer food choices aren't always better, and fixing a spinal cord injury.

 

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