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* In a first for Apple (AAPL), the Cupertino-based tech giant published the results of a study reporting that it had "created or supported" 514,000 American jobs. Abroad, Apple says it has created almost 700,000 jobs. (Apple via The New York Times)
* Shares of Yelp, the local business reviews site, climbed 64% Friday in its initial public offering (IPO), from $15 per share to $24.58 per share. (CNNMoney)
* Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai is leaving the location-based social network after three years. Wrote Selvadurai in a blog post: "I've worn a ton of hats: from product to engineering, from funding rounds to roadshows, from recruiting to evangelizing. But ... i feel i've done all i can do and i'm moving on. (next [STREAM])
* Square, the mobile payments startup from Jack Dorsey, is now processing $4 billion in payments per year, double what was announced last October. (TechCrunch)
* One startup quickly gaining buzz in the Valley: Highlight.The startup is positioning the iPhone-only app as a "people discovery" tool that automatically alerts users to people nearby with common connections and interests. (CNET)
* There's a new kind of programmer supposedly emerging, the "brogrammer," or "developers who are much more sociable an alike to go out and have fun." (Bloomberg Businessweek)
* A by-the-numbers comparison of the Apple Store versus the Microsoft Store. (Fortune)
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Hewlett Packard's CEO plans to kick the company and its flagging stock back into gear in part by selling apps and services via a new public cloud.
It's been just over eight months since Mark Hurd left HP (HPQ) beneath an avalanche of tabloid covers. In that time, HP's stock has slid just over 10%, leaving investors wondering when and how the world's largest tech company can get back on course.
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Fortune senior writer Michael Copeland got a first-hand look at the new BlackBerry PlayBook and gives his take on whether it's got the goods to compete with Apple's iPad.Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Sep 27, 2010 10:31 PM ET
The search leader unveils what it hopes is a fundamental change to how we search online: Search at the speed of thought.
If you already thought Google could read your mind, the search Giant made it official Wednesday with the launch of Google Instant. "It's not quite psychic but it is very clever," said Othar Hansson, one of the Google engineers that developed the new search mode, to a crowd MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Sep 8, 2010 2:11 PM ET
I'm here at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, ready to live blog the iPhone 4 press conference when it starts at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
It's a critical moment for Apple's (AAPL) most important product: over the past week, the pressure has mounted for the company to address complaints that the phone can drop its reception when users touch part of the antenna, which runs along the outside of the body. MOREJon Fortt - Jul 16, 2010 10:27 AM ET
Many analysts are handicapping what Jobs will say on Friday, (see Phil Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog on Piper Jaffray's predictions). Here's some things he won't.
Handing out Gloves to every iPhone 4 buyer. Fashion meets function. Not only is the antenna problem solved, it bestows upon those bleeding-edge Apple fans an immediate Michael Jackson swagger. Your pick, left or right, but you only get one and it's MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jul 15, 2010 12:55 PM ET
The automaker is embracing engineering software from Siemens where it once used Dassault. A case of open vs. closed?
Before it hits the road, every car first lives digitally on an automaker's computers, where engineers can keep track of engines, electrical systems and every other detail.
Chrysler, the struggling U.S. automaker that owns the Dodge and Jeep brands, has quietly taken a step away from engineering software market leader Dassault Systemes and MOREJon Fortt - Jun 23, 2010 9:15 AM ET
The United Kingdom is consistently the largest source of internet traffic on Akamai's network for World Cup related goodies -- including live game feeds, downloads, scores and follow-up stories.
Whether England and the lads can muster themselves and make a real run at the World Cup remains to be seen, but if nothing else, the United Kingdom looks like a lock as champion when it comes to online MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jun 18, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Retro is a good bet in the fashion world. Witness the leathery wave of Sperry Topsiders and L.L. Bean moccasins a la the 1980s washing over hipster enclaves across the nation. But going retro in the software business? Seems like a step in the wrong direction. Still Xobni, a Silicon Valley darling of a startup that offers software that organizes and streamlines Microsoft's Outlook email program is doing just that.
Xobni MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Jun 16, 2010 7:19 PM ET
Despite impressive efforts from several rivals, Microsoft Office still rules the roost when it comes to office software. But can it hang on for much longer?
Let's set the record straight: Windows may have heft. Facebook may have buzz. But there is still no bigger name in the pantheon of global software than Microsoft Office.
On the occasion of today's consumer launch of Office 2010 (downloads starting at $119 for Home and MOREJon Fortt - Jun 15, 2010 11:09 AM ET
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