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After Reaching 10 Million Users On The iPhone, QuizUp Launches A Big And Beautiful iPad App

QuizUp, the ultra-popular iPhone trivia game, just got bigger. Literally bigger.<p>Plain Vanilla Games, the maker of QuizUp, has launched a new version of its app today that is optimized for the iPad. By doing so, they’ve been able to make the game easier to navigate and more fun to play — especially …

Apple Picks Up Numerous '.Camera' and '.Photography' Domain Names

Last week, we noted that Apple has registered several new ".guru" domains, part of an initial batch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) being launched over the coming weeks and months.<p>That rollout is continuing this week, and Apple has wasted no time securing a number of additional domains in …

Former WSJ Apple reporter has a dreary take on life at Apple after Steve Jobs in this excerpt

Former WSJ Apple reporter/scoopster Yukari Iwatani Kane is coming out with a new book called <i>Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs ($12.74 Amazon/$14.99 iBookstore).</i><p>We’re not sure how the book reads quite yet but this excerpt of her <i>New Yorker</i> piece via <i>Fortune</i>, doesn’t take on a very optimistic tone …

Devicescape’s crowdsourced Wi-Fi network grows to 20M hotspots

Devicescape now has 20 million Wi-Fi access points in its global virtual network – likely including some of yours. The company has built its business …

U.S. Senate presses Apple & other tech companies at summit on solutions to distracted driving

Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation is today hosting a summit where he will press technology companies on potential solutions to minimize distractions for drivers that are increasingly using smartphones and other devices in …

Apple Worked to Open Brazil Retail Store Ahead of World Cup

As noted this morning, Apple has plans to open its first retail store in Brazil on Saturday, February 15. The store is located in the Village Mall luxury shopping center in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra Da Tijuca borough.<p>Brazilian news site <i>The Globe</i> [Google Translation] had an opportunity to speak …

Apple just procured enough Sapphire Crystal furnaces to make 100-200M ~5-inch iPhone displays in Arizona

Last year, Apple and GT Advanced struck a deal to open and operate a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona related to sapphire crystal components.<p>Earlier this year, we learned that Apple is “aggressively” pushing to make the facility operational by February 2014 and that the building would …

LinkedIn to buy job site Bright for $120M

Professional social network LinkedIn said Thursday that it will purchase Bright, a 3-year-old service that connects job seekers with employers, for approximately $120 million in cash and stock.<p>Bright is said to be especially adept at using data to make its job matches, and LinkedIn plans to use the …