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Apple had designed iPhone 5 before death of Steve Jobs

Apple's next two iPhones had already been designed before Steve Jobs died in October 2011, according to comments apparently made by a liaison officer …

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.<p>(Reuters)<p>Amazon is the king of online booksellers and, by most accounts, the most feared player in publishing. Yet last week it shelled out a …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

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Rumor Has It That Microsoft's New 'Windows Blue' Will Replace Windows RT

The plan is to replace RT and/or merge RT with Microsoft's next-generation operating system, known as Windows Blue. So reports Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai at the Chinese publication, Digitimes.<p>An unnamed sourced in the PC manufacturing business told Chen and Tsai:<p>Microsoft will no longer launch …

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2.<p>Goodreads had raised $2.75 million in funding from the likes of True Ventures since launching in January 2007. When we talked to them …