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Verizon becomes potential launch partner for Ubuntu phone

Ubuntu is slowly making its way toward consumers' smartphones, and it looks like Verizon has taken an interest. The telecom giant has become a member of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a number of companies partnering with the open-source operating system's developer, Canonical, to give feedback …

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s Jelly snags ex-Apple Web frameworks and iOS engineer Brian Kadar

The recently funded startup Jelly from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has announced a new hire in ex-Apple engineer Brian Kadar. The hire was announced on the company’s blog today, where the announcement post gives a bit of background.<p>Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in Visual …

In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

Substantial price cut for Surface RT rumored (updated)

Microsoft might not be seeing the sales numbers it hoped to for its Surface RT, because according to <i>The Verge</i>, it's readying substantial price cuts across its debut tablet. In short, the cheapest option (a 32GB Surface RT) could reach $350, while adding a Touch Cover will land at $100 more to $450. …

Steve Jobs Will be Honored With a Disney Legends Award at the 2013 D23 Expo in August

Disney has announced it will honor Steve Jobs with a Disney Legends Award at this years D23 Expo, taking place Saturday, August 10th, in Anaheim, …

Amazon shares surpass the $300 mark and could climb even higher

How high can Amazon’s stock stock go? The shares temporarily passed the $300 mark today for the first time, after e-commerce researcher ChannelAdvisor reported that Amazon’s June sales rose by more than 30%. Amazon’s business has been on a tear, but even those results were surprising given that …

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Wall Street not thinking positively about Apple’s upcoming earnings

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) earnings are over a week away, but anticipation of the results are dribbling out. So far, they’re showing some …

Sprint Launches Less Expensive Unlimited Plans with Lifetime Service Guarantee

Sprint today announced new two new mobile plans, both of which come with a new Unlimited Guarantee, ensuring unlimited talk, text, and data on the Sprint Network for the life of the cellular line.<p>Sprint's guarantee applies to new and existing customers who choose to sign up for the "Unlimited, My …

AirPort Utility for Mac and iOS Updated with Bug Fix

Both the Mac and iOS versions of AirPort Utility have received an update today, fixing an issue that caused some AirPort Base Stations not to be recognized by the apps.<p>The bug fix follows last month's AirPort Utility update that added support for Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time …

Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls, says new report

The <i>Guardian</i> has continued its string of leaks regarding the American surveillance program, reporting that top-secret documents reveal a tight collaboration between Microsoft, the NSA, and the FBI. Microsoft, along with other companies, has insisted that reports about widespread …

Path, Vine, Flipboard and Hipstamatic Are Coming to WP8

As Nokia lifted the lid on its new Lumia 1020, a 41-megapixel beast of a<p>camerasmartphone, a number of app-related news nuggets piggy-backed on this announcement in New York earlier today.<p>First up, Path – the private social network with a 150-friend limit – has revealed that due to uber-popular …

Microsoft Realigns To Focus On Hardware And Better Compete Against The Apples And Samsungs Of The World

Microsoft made its biggest move yet to shift its focus on integrated hardware and software: today CEO Steve Ballmer announced a round of management changes that will see all the department heads changed and some formerly well-staffed research groups gutted of top talent to further bolster OS, …

Philippines Jumps On Distributed Energy Bandwagon

The Philippines joined the rapidly growing list of countries allowing consumers who generate their own electric power to sell excess supplies back to the electric grid for a reasonable price.<p>Last week, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the principal government agency responsible for …

For stocks, good news isn't so bad after all

NEW YORK - Wall Street doesn't hate good news after all.<p>The June jobs figures were stronger than expected and caused a big selloff in the bond market. That further underscored expectations that the Federal Reserve will be chopping back its big bond-buying program sooner rather than later. This kind …

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Asiana Airlines Shares Tumble

From Deirdre Wang Morris, shares of Asiana Airlines are tumbling following yesterday's crash landing.

Are Democrats Concern-Trolling the Republican Party?

Republicans are right to distrust the motives of Democrats bearing advice. But they're too quick to cast out their own internal dissenters.<p>Screenshot/CBS News<p>Ever since their 2012 debacle prompted an ongoing round of public handwringing, Republicans have not lacked for advice. The Bushies weigh in …

President Morsi And The Commander Of Egypt's Army Pledge Their Lives In 'Final Hours' Showdown

The military chiefs, wanting to restore order in a country racked by protests over Mursi's Islamist policies, issued a call to battle in a statement headlined "The Final Hours". They said they were willing to shed blood against "terrorists and fools" after Mursi refused to give up his elected …

The GOP’s Future: Move Right and Move White

On immigration, the GOP is ignoring business leaders and listening to radicals, says Michael Tomasky.<p>It’s an eternal verity of American politics: the …

NBA free agency: Martell Webster agrees to 4-year deal with Wizards, according to report

Washington will reportedly pay their sharpshooter $22 million to retain his services for the next four seasons.<p>Martell Webster is expected to return to the Washington Wizards with a new four-year contract in hand next season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Wojnarowski reports …

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NBA free agency: Rip Hamilton will be waived by Bulls

The Chicago Bulls will buy out veteran guard Richard Hamilton to take his $5 million contract off the books.<p>Richard Hamilton will be waived by the Chicago Bulls, making the 35-year-old guard a free agent, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger. By making the move before July 10, the Bulls sweep his $5 …

J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley reportedly dealt to Clippers for Eric Bledsoe in 3-team deal

The Los Angeles Clippers finally have shooting guards but had to give up young point guard Eric Bledsoe.<p>In a three-team deal, the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to ship Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns and will receive J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade deal from the Milwaukee Bucks …

Dennis Rodman thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize

Well, he thinks he can make the top three, anyway.<p>The Worm is on the cover of the new issue of <i>Sports Illustrated</i> and is giving us some of the best Dennis Rodman quotes in history. Quotes like:<p>"My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries," Rodman says. "Why it's been left to me to …

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Chase Budinger re-signs with Timberwolves, giving Rick Adelman a shooter that fits the system

Chase Budinger signed a three-year, $16 million contract with the Timberwolves, and he's useful because he is a favorite of coach Rick Adelman.<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves secured free-agent shooting guard Chase Budinger quickly, agreeing to a three-year, $16 million contract that has a player option …

NBA free agency: Kevin Martin, Timberwolves agree on 4-year, $28 million contract

Kevin Martin has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $28 million deal with Minnesota. Martin's shooting ability and veteran presence should blend in nicely with the up-and-coming Timberwolves, who also signed Chase Budinger on Tuesday.<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves and shooting guard Kevin Martin have …

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