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Photos from Steve Jobs' 1996 return to Apple land on Flickr

Back in December 1996, Apple was not in a good place. The company had weathered over a decade of declining sales and sub-par leadership, and was on the brink of financial collapse. But that abruptly changed when the company's board decided to bring back co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs as an …

Google rescinds some 'If I Had Glass' offers after it actually reads applicants' ideas

It looks like Google is backtracking on some of the Glass Explorer invitations it’s sent out over the past few days. Back in February, the company gave people the opportunity to pay $1,500 for early access to the headset by explaining what they would do with it, either by posting to Google+ or …

BlackBerry drops three million users in three months, ships a million Z10s

$94 million profit from $2.7 billion revenue<p>In its first earnings report since changing its name from RIM and releasing its next-generation operating system, BlackBerry has posted a small operating profit of $94 million from $2.7 billion revenue. Analyst estimates had BlackBerry generating anything …

Sunrise for iPhone update lets you call, text, or email from your calendar

A viable replacement for your iPhone's built-in calendar — if you trust the cloud<p>Dozens of apps have tried and failed to smarten up your calendar using gimmicky third-party integration, auto-completed contact information, and even "related" emails that might not be so related. Sunrise, which …

Google gives Nexus 4 obvious design tweaks to keep it from falling off your desk

The Nexus 4 is an attractive phone, but it's got a pretty big design flaw: the glass back of the phone is exceptionally slippery and causes the phone to slide off of most surfaces you place it down on. This can lead to catastrophes such as scratched or even cracked backs, not to mention the …

Spotify gets serious with a new, streamlined logo

Spotify has debuted a redesigned logo with less bounce and more gravity, as the company moves to reach a wider audience and expand its services. The subscription streaming service's old logo used playful, bubbly font, but the new design seems to show a company that's taking itself a bit more …

YouTube announces new live-streaming video API for game developers

YouTube has been making a big push into live streaming as a means of expanding the types of content it can offer users, and here at GDC the company has announced a new set of programming APIs to make the process even easier for game developers. The new APIs allow developers to send YouTube a live …

An optimistic theory of Bitcoin as a 'hedge against the entire global currency system'

<i>Businessweek</i> has a thoughtful and well-written defense of Bitcoin, the open source virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. Writer and programmer Paul Ford points out that the Bitcoin experiment, so far, is working: it's actually being exchanged as money, and the underlying …

Amazon to acquire Goodreads, a social network for book recommendations

Goodreads to be incorporated into Kindle e-readers; deal likely to close in the second quarter of 2013<p>Amazon will acquire book recommendation site and readers' social network Goodreads, according to an Amazon press release issued Thursday.<p>"People love to talk about ideas and share their passion for …