OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Update Seeded To Developers, Expected To Address Thunderbolt Display Issues And MoreApple started providing its developers with the first beta build of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Friday. The update is available for download from the Mac Developer Center web portal and has been given a build number of 12B13.
- Dwight Howard, the all-star center, was traded to the Los Angeles Lakes from the Orlando Magic on Friday.
- Researchers have developed an algorithm that can track something - information, contaminants, influence - as it spreads through online and offline networks, back to its original source.
- Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, has finally settled charges with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it deceived members about their privacy rights. Although it won’t pay a fine, it agreed to be monitored by the FTC for 20 years. If violations are found, it could be subjected to civil penalties up to $16,000 per offense.
Pre-Market Movers (Fusion-IO, Barclays, Southwestern, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook, Nokia, Weatherford, Seadrill, GNC Holdings)Fusion-IO, Barclays Plc, Southwestern Energy, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook, Nokia Corp, Weatherford International, Seadrill and GNC Holdings Inc. are among the companies whose shares are moving in the pre-market trading Friday.
- Friday marks 13 weeks since the first public trading in shares of Facebook at $42. Now it's near $21.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Rumors Indicate No Android Jelly Bean, But Will It Come With Flexible Display? [VIDEO]The release date for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is set to come at the end of this month, but those expecting the smartphone-tablet hybrid to come with Android’s Jelly Bean may be disappointed. The Galaxy Note successor will reportedly launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Apple iPhone 5 Allegedly Leaked Photos Surface: Is This The Best Evidence The Release Date Is Near? [FEATURES]Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected for a September release date, and as the month draws near the rumor mill has been churning harder than ever. Early on Thursday, a new set of reportedly leaked photos have found their way to the web, according to Apple Insider.
- Zynga's John Schappert is resigning from his position as COO and board after he was stripped of creative duties last week, the social game developer announced on Wednesday in a regulatory filing. What does the future hold for what was once the rising star of a burgeoning industry?
- Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, will pay a record fine of $22.5 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle a complaint it had abused the privacy of users of the rival Safari browser from Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company.
- The New Yorkers' marketing team should take note, Jon Hamm just called the magazine a "terrible version of Rolling Stone," and regardless of the fact the comment was in jest and in character, through the power of Hamm's suggestion that name might take off. In a faux interview above Hamm plays a technologically challenged talk show host ("you actually can't watch TV on an iPad") while Lena Dunham, the Emmy nominated "Girls" writer plays a fictionalized version of herse...
- Many Americans were saddened and dismayed yesterday to read that McDonald's in Philippines offers curly French fries called "Twister Fries" at the fast food chain nicknamed "McDo." But that's not the only unique menu item in the world at fast food chains abroad. Whether or not these unique menu items will ever make it across seas to the U.S. is a mystery many fast food lovers wonder, but in the meantime, check out photos of menu items unavailable in America.
- Shares of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: PSMI) jumped 7 percent to $15 a share as they started trading the first time as a public company. Peregrine becomes the third technology initial public offering in a month to rise at the opening of trade, jn contrast to the May 18 IPO of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site.
Apple iPhone 5 Release Could Break 170 Million Sales In A Year, Analyst Says, As Launch Date Approaches [FEATURES]Apple’s iPhone 5 release could account for 170 million total iPhones sold in the next year, experts say. According to analyst Horace Dediu, who has quoted Apple’s own marketing chief, the iPhone 5 will comprise 85 percent of total Apple smartphone sales in the next 12 months, CNET reported.
- Peregrine Semiconductor, which has sold more than a billion high-frequency chips to the mobile industry in the past five years, raised $77 million in its IPO on Tuesday and plans to start trading Wednesday, the latest technology IPO since the Facebook fiasco.
Apple iPhone 5 Features: iOS 6 Scalable To Rumored 640 x 1136 Next iPhone Resolution, Points To New 9-Pin ConnectorRumor has it so far that Apple will follow suit of rival Android devices and release the iPhone 5, boasting a taller 640×1136 resolution display. A latest report has claimed that iOS 6 is completely scalable to the rumored taller iPhone 5 display, allowing five complete rows of apps in the home screen.
- All Southwest Airlines wanted to do was have more “friends” on Facebook, but after a “computer glitch” charged them exorbitant fees for their “discounted” flights during a promotion Friday, the airline made a lot of enemies in the process.
- Following a month of struggling financial performance and impending legal battles, Zynga is releasing a new Facebook game "ChefVille" based around cooking. Will it help resuscitate the battered company and its wounded relationship with Facebook?
- It already has "world famous" French fries coveted by many around the globe in its locations worldwide, but now McDonald's has a new addition in potato cuisine: curly fries. But where on Earth can one get these corkscrew concoctions known as "Twister Fries?"
- Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, said it has started to offer UK users over 18 the chance to play online bingo and slots for cash. For now, the Menlo Park, Calif., company is barred from offering gambling in the U.S.