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The PC market is slightly less terrible than last quarter

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A man in Michigan received a letter with his dog's name on it approving $360 a week in unemployment benefits.<p>Two systems are moving through the …

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Panera Bread Pulls 'Pay-What-You-Want' Chili

Panera Bread is halting its "pay-what-you-want" chili from its bakeries in St. Louis after 15 weeks, saying the company is "evolving the program."<p>The …

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China drawing up plans to end official game console sales ban, report claims

China's 13-year prohibition on game console sales may soon come to an end, according to a report from the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. The compromise would see the likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft able to manufacture game consoles in Shanghai's new free trade zone -- part of a larger governmental …

For the New King of Belgium, A New Set of Taxes

Between his father’s abdication announcement a few days ago and his upcoming coronation in less than two weeks, Belgium’s soon-to-be king Philippe got another piece of news this week: For the first time since the country’s independence in 1830, he will have to pay taxes.<p>Philippe is paid €11.5 …

Ford cuts $4,000 from Focus electric price

Ford Motor is slicing $4,000 from the base price of its Focus electric car, beginning with 2014 models that arrive at dealers within a few weeks.<p>That cuts the Focus EV's base price to $35,995 including shipping.<p>Some buyers qualify for a $7,500 credit on federal income taxes, and states often have …

Increased gas prices? Don’t blame unrest in Egypt

You may soon find yourself paying a dime more for a gallon of gas, which you may blame on unrest in Egypt.<p>You’d be only partly right. Another culprit, believe it or not, is how successful the energy business has been recently in the U.S.<p>Inventories of domestic crude oil have plunged in recent …

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The Iconic Picks Up A $26M Round To Build Out Online Fashion In Australia, As Rocket Internet’s Global March Continues

Rocket Internet, the incubator run by Berlin’s Samwer brothers, has picked up hundreds of millions of dollars ($837 million, in fact) in funding this year for its e-commerce startups, with much of that focused on emerging markets, but today comes news of another significant investment for a …

Study: Gamers Play More and Spend More on Tablets vs. Smartphones

Tablets are the “mobile platform of choice” for gamers, according to a new study from research firm Frank N. Magid Associates. The study, sponsored …

Tablets

Google Releases Fix For Major Android Flaw To OEMs, Users Now Waiting On Them To Patch

Google has released a fix to its Android OEMs for the master security hole unearthed by Bluebox Security, according to ZDNet. The publication gained confirmation from Google’s Android Communications Manager, Gina Scigliano<b>,</b> yesterday <b></b>that “a patch has been provided to our partners.” She also told it …

Amazon to fire up new Kindle tablets this year, says report

The lineup would include a new version of the 7-inch Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD as well as a refresh of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, says Boy Genius Report.<p>Amazon plans to update its fleet of Kindle tablets by launching at least three new models this year, according to blog site Boy Genius …

Gear & Gadgets

Qualcomm: We need more standards to unlock the potential of ‘digital sixth sense’

SAN FRANCISCO — Our smartphones and tablets contain a slew of sensors — things like gyroscopes, light sensors, and GPS — but for the most part, they’re all treated differently within every mobile platform. That makes it tough for developers to utilize those sensors, compared to standards-driven …

They have the technology? US government briefly shows iOS on a Lumia 920 (updated)

In a 30-second PSA about its wireless emergency alerts, the US government has adopted a similar approach to those fictional smartphone mash-ups we've seen on the TV. The ad shows those familiar WinPho buttons housed within a white polycarbonate Lumia 900 Lumia 920, paired with a less familiar iOS 6 …

Pandora's PR problem: how the web radio titan became music's big villain

The company has made few friends with its pitch for lower royalties<p>When Tim Westergren says something about music, it's easy to believe him. He not only possesses rock-star good looks and a background as a pianist, but he also co-founded Pandora, the web's most popular radio service. Each month, …

Plants vs Zombies 2 for iOS launches in Australia & New Zealand App Stores

EA already said that <i>Plants vs Zombies 2</i>‘s July 18 release date would be delayed slightly until later this summer, but today PopCap announced that it is kicking off a soft launch today in Australia and New Zealand to fine tune the experience. In fact, the game is already available on the App Store …

A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (update 2: video)

There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like. Similar to the G2 leaks we've seen in the past, this upcoming Android flagship falls more in line with the (LG-made) Nexus 4's …

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Google brings voice back to Gmail w/ new group chat features, free calls to US & Canada from other countries

<b>From 9to5Google:</b><p>When Google rolled out its new unified Hangouts messaging service, some users were disappointed that the new experience within Gmail removed the ability to place free calls within the US and Canada. Google previously confirmed that the feature would be returning and today it …

Dropbox Now Has 175 Million Users, Up From 100M In November 2012

“Today is about making life easier for all of you” said CEO Drew Houston to launch his company Dropbox’s conference. The company now has 175 million users, up from 100 million in November 2012. DBX also saw the launch of several new APIs for the 100,000 apps on the Dropbox platform<p>The platform, in …

iPhone 5S May Include Slow Motion Video Recording Feature

Code hidden inside iOS 7 suggests that the next generation iPhone could include a new "Mogul" camera mode, offering video recording at a rate of 120 frames-per-second, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>According to our analysis and testing of the code, "Mogul" is a feature in development that allows the iPhone to …

Apple Quits Fighting Amazon Over “App Store”

As the fifth anniversary of the App Store approaches, Apple is commemorating the occasion with wall posters and app giveaways — and a bit of …

App Store

Gays And Lesbians Turn Fight To Workplace Discrimination Ban

With new momentum for same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court, gays and lesbians are hoping for progress in another sphere: the workplace. In more than half the country, it's still legal to fire people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.<p>On Wednesday, Senate lawmakers will once …

Bill Gates helps satellite antenna company Kymeta raise another $50M

Kymeta’s dream of global satellite broadband is starting to look more real.<p>The high-profile satellite company has raised a fresh $50 million, thanks to Bill Gates, Lux Capital, and others. The funding brings Kymeta’s total to $62 million.<p>Spun out of Intellectual Ventures — yes, <i>that</i> Intellectual …

Global mobile advertising topped $8.9B & jumped 83% in 2012, thanks to a global smartphone boom

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Medialets<p>Wow, never thought those accidental clicks on ads on your smartphones are going to turn into a mega-billion …

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Tesla to join the Nasdaq 100 as Oracle departs for the NYSE

As of Monday, July 15th, Tesla Motors will be included in the Nasdaq 100, a list of the largest non-financial stocks on Nasdaq's index. A spot in that elite group opened up when Oracle announced that it would be moving to the New York Stock Exchange, making it inelegible for inclusion on Nasdaq. …

The Mall Of America Is Undergoing A Massive Expansion To Attract 'Upscale' Customers

But starting this fall, the mall is planning to add up to 5.6 million square feet of space in hopes of drawing an additional 20 million visitors annually.<p>According to the mall's website, the new expansion will aim to attract customers with annual household incomes of $100,000 or more.<p>Unlike the …

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Foxconn reportedly hiring workers for next-gen iPhone

A China Business News story says Foxconn has begun large-scale recruitment of workers for the "iPhone 6."<p>Foxconn has begun recruiting workers for a next-gen iPhone, a Chinese-language report claimed Tuesday.<p>A recruitment firm that works with a Hon Hai (aka Foxconn) plant in Zhengzhou, Henan …

Original Apple Computer Sells For Nearly $388,000

Christie’s has just sold one of the original Apple computers, put together in the garage of Steve Jobs‘ parents, for $387,000 during an online auction of vintage tech products. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1 computers, was designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak in 1976. It’s thought …

Hulu’s Final Bidders: DirecTV, AT&T + Chernin, Time Warner Cable

One down, two and a half to go.<p>The ongoing Hulu sale saga, which has stretched on for a couple years, looks like it is finally winding down: The Web …

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