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HTC One Max leaks out with Verizon badge front-and-center

When HTC launched the HTC Mini+, everyone wondered when the company would release a phone large enough to justify buying a companion device. These images, from <i>Android Central's</i> forums, makes the arrival of the 6-inch HTC One Max that much more of a foregone conclusion. The anonymous Verizon …

iWatch won't be 'needle-mover,' but Apple could sell 10M in first year

Anywhere from 2 percent to 4 percent of global iPhone users might buy an Apple smartwatch in the first year, analyst Gene Munster predicts.<p>An Apple iWatch may not be a huge revenue booster but it could still capture as many as 10 million customers.<p>Based on a Piper Jaffray survey of 799 US …

Smartwatches

Etsy Is Growing And Profitable But CEO Says He Has No Plans For An IPO

Etsy's CEO, Chad Dickerson, released the news Town Hall-style to a crowd of Etsy sellers, and reactions were mixed. Many sellers expressed concern about their single-person operations having to compete with businesses that use factory manufacturing.<p>Dickerson tried to quell concern by insisting that …

Startups

Making Google+ a First Class Citizen on iOS

Google+ is a major social network. According to a recent article in Forbes, Google+ is in second place after Facebook and a bit ahead of Twitter. That means that Google+ isn't a ghost town -- it's a place for millions of people to share content and comments every day. And just because your phone is …

Apps

Myanmar shows why Mark Zuckerberg’s next five billion are a long way from joining Facebook

The next how-many-ever billion is a popular phrase in technology at the moment, given its most visible outing by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who recently told the world he wants to bring the remaining 5 billion of the earth’s population online. Thinking in tech circles dictates that smartphones …

Mobile

Facebook Extends Its TV Data Reports Overseas

Facebook’s efforts to rival Twitter for the attention of TV networks and producers has spread overseas, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the social networking site will announce on Monday plans to provide data on its user interactions about TV programs to 10 networks in eight countries.<p>Among …

Roger Federer Should Retire If He Fails to Rebound in 2014

Roger Federer isn’t catching Jimmy Connors at this rate.<p>Federer tied John McEnroe at 77 for the third-most singles titles of all time with his one tournament victory in 2013, but is 32 behind leader Connors.<p>Federer already has the most Grand Slam men’s singles titles ever. With Connors out of …

Tennis

Twitter is hiding two years of financial data

In filing paperwork for an initial public offering, Twitter offered a glimpse at its financials going back to 2010, when the startup was just starting to earn real money. But for two prior years, Twitter exercised its right to remain silent.<p>The lack of disclosure is perfectly legal, thanks to a new …

Regulation