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Supercell Is A New $770 Million Startup, And It Generates $2.4 Million Per Day

In February it raised $130 million from three investors, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP),* Index Ventures and Atomico. Forbes, which announced the fundraise, says Supercell may be "the fastest growing game company ever."<p>Zynga has had a difficult time in the public markets, so it may seem …

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Apple to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones next year, says analyst

A low-cost iPhone could see unit sales of 75 million in 2014, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>In an investors note released today, Munster said he expects Apple to sell a $300 non-subsidized iPhone starting in September. Such a device is likely to trigger a 30 percent cannibalization …

Mailbox email app for iPhone removes reservation system following scaling improvements

The Mailbox for iPhone email application no longer has a reservation system, its developers announced today. The developers say that improved scaling contributed to this.<p>Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering …

SoftBank still hopes to takeover Sprint, if it fails they will still gain nearly $4 billion

Yesterday Dish Network threw a pretty big wrench into Softbank’s plans to takeover Sprint, offering up its own bid of $25.5 billion. Despite Dish’s proposal, Softbank says they are far along in the approval process for acquring Sprint, and expects to complete the deal on July 1st.<p>SoftBank hopes to …

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Kobe Bryant's Achilles Tendon Surgery Successful, But His Return Is Still In Question

It happened late in the third quarter as the Lakers headed to a 118-116 victory over Golden State last night. And it happened without warning. Bryant …

6 NBA Stars LA Lakers Could Be Poised to Target in Wake of Kobe Bryant's Injury

With the news that Kobe Bryant's 2013-14 season could be in jeopardy, the Los Angeles Lakers must look to replenish his lost production for next season.<p>Obviously with the trade deadline already passed there won't be anything they can do until the summer.<p>But it isn't the Lakers style to go out and …

Kobe Bryant's Injury Won't Stop Lakers from Making Playoffs

By now, I'm sure you've all seen the coverage of Kobe Bryant's probable tear of his Achilles tendon against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night (h/t Dave McMenamin of ESPN), and you're probably all thinking the Los Angeles Lakers' hopes of making the playoffs are doomed.<p>My question is, …

Kobe Bryant's Injury Means Lakers Are Dwight Howard's Team for Better or Worse

I wonder what Dwight Howard was thinking after learning the severity of Kobe Bryant's injury.<p>You think he's looking forward to being the man, or is he dreading it?<p>Either way, Howard has been given the keys whether he likes it or not. This is his show now—his team and his city, as long as Kobe is …

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: Amnestying Kobe Bryant Not an Option for LA

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has addressed the notion that the team could amnesty Kobe Bryant after he tore his Achilles tendon against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.<p>He's said that it's not an option.<p>As the Lakers look in four directions at once, still trying to make …

How Kobe Bryant's Injury Will Impact Dwight Howard's 2013 Free-Agent Decision

Kobe Bryant's torn Achilles tendon will reshape the Los Angeles Lakers' future in more ways than one, not the least of which will be the injury's impact on Dwight Howard's impending 2013 free-agent status.<p>L.A.'s center is in the final year of his deal, meaning he'll be free to test the market—a …

Kobe Bryant likely out 6-9 months

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant had surgery on Saturday afternoon to repair the torn Achilles tendon in his left leg and is …

Delays Now Expected, Should You Wait For The iPhone 5S?

First there were rumors that the next iPhone(s) would start shipping in July, but MacRumors reported yesterday that production issues could delay shipments until September—or possibly as long as November—and at lower quantities than were originally forecast. If you are one of the people who hasn’t …

How Mozilla's Firefox OS Will Open Up The Smartphone Market

The first phones with Firefox OS are due to launch soon and though initially they were rumored for Latin America, the chances are they will launch in Europe at the same time.<p>How disruptive can they be? There are good reasons for saying: Very.<p>We are about to witness the smartphone market morph once …

Craving an HTC One? Your local AT&T store might let you buy one right now

<i>Multiple reports suggest that the HTC One has been made available early in at least some AT&T stores, a week ahead of the official release date.</i><p>Finally some good news on the HTC One availability front, after multiple reports about the availability problems generated by manufacturing issues. It …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 won’t be headed for UK any time soon

Now that you’ve probably got a fairly good grasp of what the newly-minted Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone is all about, then perhaps you’re wondering when you’ll be able to actually get your hands on one. As in, when it will be available for sale in your area. Well, if you’re from the U.K., you’re …

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LinkedIn acquires news reading service Pulse for $90 million

Credit: TheSeafarer/Flickr<p>With over 200 million members, LinkedIn is, by far, the biggest professional social network of the moment. Not content with dominating its niche, the business-orientated network is looking to expand its horizon by purchasing the news app Pulse.<p>Pulse isn’t exactly a small …

As Apple Reportedly Nears Streaming Licensing Agreements For iRadio, Competitors Should Circle The Wagons

Apple is said to be getting very close to nailing down streaming licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Warner Music, according to sources speaking to The Verge. The report follows news from the NY Post that claimed Apple was well under where labels were expecting in terms of its …

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 will differ from the pack

At long last, T-Mobile announced that it will carry its own iPhone 5, in addition to letting you bring over an unlocked iPhone 5 from another carrier, like from AT&T.<p>Yet, when T-Mobile's own iPhone hits stores on April 12, it'll be a slightly different model and experience compared with other …

Google adds local safety alerts to search results

Alerts from police, firefighters, and other authorities should soon start popping up in your Google search results.<p>The new initiative comes courtesy of a team-up between Google and Nixle, a San Francisco-based startup.<p>Nixle allows people to sign up to receive crime alerts, missing person …

Analyst: iPhone 5S Will Have Larger Camera, New Fingerprint Technology, Same Screen Size

Topeka analyst Brian White today issued a new research note summarizing his thoughts on the phone he calls the iPhone 5S, expected to be released this summer. Most notably, he seems to have reversed his prior assertion that the next iPhone will have multiple screen sizes, noting that at a trade …

Lower-priced iPhone could cost as much as $400, analyst says

Suppliers and vendors in China are buzzing about Apple releasing a lower-priced, plastic smartphone in July, and according to another analyst report that supports the rumors, the device could sell for $350 to $400.<p>Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White wrote that he attended a technology trade …

CloudFlare is trying to fight DDoS attacks by designing its own gear

It’s not just the big boys like Google, Facebook and Netflix that are building their own gear these days. CloudFlare, the popular web-performance and …

Future iPhone Displays Could Use Sapphire Crystal Instead of Glass

- Apr 12, 2013<p>While Apple’s designs always get high marks for pure aesthetic value, the company has often been criticized over the durability of …

T-Mobile Says First Day With the iPhone Was “Gangbusters”

After many, many days of trying to do business without an iPhone to sell, T-Mobile is pretty darn happy with its first day in the Apple …

Kobe Bryant scores 47 points as Lakers stay in playoff position

PORTLAND, Ore. -- It didn't matter that it was the Rose Garden. The "M-V-P!" chant for Kobe Bryant was loud and clear.<p>Bryant scored a season-high 47 …

Masters shots to remember: Tiger Woods and the chip

The Masters isn't the oldest of golf's majors, it's not the biggest. It is the championship of nothing, not like the U.S. Open (championship of the USA) or Open Championship (the unofficial world championship) or the PGA (which encompasses nearly 30,000 pro golfers).<p>But the Masters is as major as …

It's Time to Admit Stephen Curry Is Officially an NBA Superstar

Entering the 2012-13 NBA regular season, there were rational concerns about Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. From his lack of stereotypical point guard skills to his long history with ankle injuries, Curry's star bubble was close to being burst.<p>After his performance in the 2012-13 …

Total value of Bitcoin surpasses $1B

The total value of the P2P currency, Bitcoin, has surpassed $1 billion. On Thursday, the exchange rate for the currency surpassed $92, and there is …

The Week in Tweaks: Automatic App Store updates, a new screen recorder, and more for your jailbroken iOS device

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