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Facebook sues lawyers for pursuing dubious Ceglia lawsuit

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:20

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, reacts during an address to a gathering at the Internet.org Summit in New DelhiBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have sued several lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped the upstate New York entrepreneur pursue a fraudulent lawsuit to extort a 50 percent stake in the social networking company. Monday's lawsuit was filed seven months after a federal judge dismissed Ceglia's civil case and two years after federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Ceglia with criminal mail and wire fraud for alleged document forgery. Facebook's market value is now about $200 billion. ...


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New Microsoft CEO pay tops $80 million with big stock awards

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:18

Microsoft CEO Nadella gestures during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoSEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The outsize number is mostly made up of the estimated value of certain one-time stock awards given to Nadella, who became the company's third CEO in February. Most of it Nadella cannot actually receive until 2019. The massive stock awards, valued at $79. ...


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Readers' reactions: Why are cell phone batteries so behind the times?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:15

 Why are cell phone batteries so behind the times?CNET members respond with why they think cell phone batteries are still lacking.>


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Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970s

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:09

Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970sBefore actor John “And I’m a PC” Hodgman turned the PC into a laughable dope, before dancing silhouettes convinced you to buy an iPod and before George Orwell’s novel came to life in a 60-second spot during the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple made posters. The history of Apple’s advertising campaigns is almost as interesting as the history of the products it advertises. On Sunday, The Loop’s Dave Mark stumbled upon an article from 2009 on Web Designer Depot which contains an extensive collection of Apple’s ads, from Apple II posters to commercials for the iPhone 3G. It’s a fascinating look back through the annals of electronics advertising. In the beginning, text was king. Posters would be covered text describing the product in detail, occasionally without even


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At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:07

Graphic shows rates for bundled cable services vs. a la carte services; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;Is a la carte streaming a better deal?


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How to get started with Apple Pay

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:07

How to get started with Apple PayFind out how to use your iPhone as your new digital wallet.>


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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find through the holidays

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:06

CNETWhen asked whether supply will start to reach demand, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, "We're not even on the same planet.">


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Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:05

FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?


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3D-printed gun maker in Japan sentenced to two years in prison

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:58

3D-printed gun maker in Japan sentenced to two years in prisonA 28-year-old former university employee was sentenced today in Japan to two years in prison for manufacturing plastic 3D-printed firearms in violation of national weapons laws, according to The Japan News. Yoshitomo Imura is said to have created at least two plastic guns at his home in Kawaski, Japan, that were capable of firing bullets, according to the report. He appears to be the first person in world history to receive a jail sentence for making 3D-printed firearms.


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Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? Not exactly

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:55

Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? Not exactlyThis morning, The Washington Post called out an unexpected privacy concern in Apple's new Yosemite operating system. Apple's Spotlight application, previously used to index material on a user's hard drive, has added a new Suggestions feature that points to external sites relevant to a given search term. As the Post article points out, that means search terms have to be transmitted back to Apple with a lot of extra information, including location data that the Post found to be precise enough to pin down a specific building.


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Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? It's complicated

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:55

Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? It's complicatedThis morning, The Washington Post called out an unexpected privacy concern in Apple's new Yosemite operating system. Apple's Spotlight application, previously used to index material on a user's hard drive, has added a new Suggestions feature that points to external sites relevant to a given search term. As the Post article points out, that means search terms have to be transmitted back to Apple with a lot of extra information, including location data that the Post found to be precise enough to pin down a specific building.


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IBM ditches 2015 operating EPS target, shares slump 7 percent

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:54

The IBM logo is seen outside the company's offices in Petah TikvaBy Marina Lopes and Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target on Monday, as weak client spending and a slumping software sector weighed down quarterly revenue. IBM shares fell nearly 7 percent to a three-year low, a blow for legendary investor Warren Buffett whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc is its top shareholder. The decline shaved more than $13 billion off of IBM's market cap, which stood at $182 billion at the stock market close on Friday. ...


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Facebook sues lawyers of man who claimed to own the social network

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:50

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergThe world's largest social network claims DLA Piper and other law firms knew Paul Ceglia was lying about his ownership stake in Facebook -- but went forward with the case anyway.>


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Texas Instruments posts solid 3rd-quarter results, says business healthy

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:48
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter results above expectations and its CFO said business was healthy, in contrast to recent concerns on Wall Street about a possible slowdown in chip demand. The Dallas, Texas-based company's growth in the third quarter was driven by demand for chips used in communications equipment, industrial markets and automotive, CFO Kevin March told Reuters in a phone interview. ...
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Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:48

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New YorkBy Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when new iPads and iPhones vie with rival devices from Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc for consumers' holiday outlays. Shares of Apple rose 1.3 percent to about $101.10 in after-hours trade. ...


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You can finally preorder the OnePlus One on October 27th

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:47

You can finally preorder the OnePlus One on October 27thIt’s been a long, winding road to reach this point, but the OnePlus One is finally going to be available to the public next Monday. OnePlus has kept its promise to offer preorders in late October, specifically October 27th at 11 a.m. ET, which is when anyone will be able to place an order for a OnePlus One. Here’s the catch: the preorders will only be available for one hour. As long as you place your order within that hour, you will be guaranteed a OnePlus One smartphone. The shipping date will be determined by your place in line. You might get your phone next month, you might not get it until January — it all depends on how many people order


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Facebook sues lawyers over 'scam' lawsuit for stake

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:44

Facebook sues lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artistNew York (AFP) - Facebook Monday sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artist.


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Amaya Gaming to explore sale of Cadillac Jack subsidiary

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:41
By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - Amaya Gaming Group Inc, which has pivoted to focus on the fast-growing online gambling market, said on Monday it is exploring a sale of its Cadillac Jack subsidiary that makes slot machines and electronic bingo games for casinos. Earlier this summer, Montreal-based Amaya closed on the $4.9 billion takeover of Rational Group, operator of online gambling website PokerStars, just as several U.S. states have begun to move on legislation to legalize online gambling. ...
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Microsoft CEO ​Nadella: Company has no pay gap between men, women

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:38

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pitches his company's cloud services, but two-week-old comments he made about women in tech still dog him.Microsoft chief Satya Nadella pushes new services from the world's largest software maker. But his controversial comments on women in tech earlier this month remain a focus of attention.>


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