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Boot up: Microsoft iWatch?, Google v Bing, Samsung dirty tricks with HTC?, and more

A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Microsoft smart watch would be 'snipe hunt' distraction from Windows 8 >> …

Facebook Home to come to iPhone? We’re not holding our breath …

<i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Facebook is in discussions with Apple about the possibility of adding its Facebook Home interface to iPhones. Facebook Home describes itself as ‘putting your friends at the heart of your phone’, and is effectively a skin that sits on top of Android to display social feeds and …

OKCupid says it will accept Bitcoin, as currency falls to recent low

Cofounder: "I'm not crazy enough to hold Bitcoin as an investment strategy.”<p>On Tuesday, as Bitcoin’s exchange rate fell to its lowest level in days …

Leaked Document Shows AppGratis Used Lure Of App Store Rankings To Attract Cash From Developers

AppGratis, the app-discovery app that Apple removed last week for closely mimicking the official App Store, started an online petition yesterday that encourages users to ask Apple to let it return.<p>Apple said it removed AppGratis for violating a clause in the iOS developer guidelines that prohibits …

Core Issues: Yahoo Beats Earnings Expectations in Q1 on Continued Flat Revenue

Yahoo reported a solid earnings surprise in its first quarter report today, garnering 35 cents a share compared to 24 cents expected by analysts.<p>But, …

Apple Continues Digital Music Lead, But Amazon is Gaining

- Apr 16, 2013<p>NPD’s most recent report examining U.S. digital music downloads shows that while Apple continues to hold a dominant share of the …

WhatsApp CEO says it has more users than Twitter and more messages than Facebook

Popular cross-platform messenger WhatsApp has found a home on hundreds of millions of smartphones, and in the process has surpassed some other widely-used communication tools. On stage today at D: Dive Into Mobile, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the company now boasts a bigger base than Twitter, which …