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Apple updates processors and prices of MacBook Pro with Retina Display [APPLE]
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 13, 2013 2:23 PM ET
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Bill Gates' biggest Microsoft product regret: WinFS [ZDNET]
Q: What one Microsoft program or product that was never fully developed or released do you wish had made it to market?
Gates: We had a rich database as the client/cloud store that was part of a Windows release that was before its time. This is an idea that will remerge since your cloud store MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 12, 2013 4:30 AM ET
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At Facebook, zero-day exploits, backdoor code bring war games drill to life [ARS TECHNICA]
Facebook employees immediately dug into the mysterious code. What they found only heightened suspicions that something was terribly wrong. Facebook procedures require all code posted to the site to be handled by two members of its development team, and yet this script somehow evaded those measures. At 10:45am, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 11, 2013 12:33 PM ET
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LinkedIn eyes future as professional publishing hub [CNET]
The professional network today reported earnings that blew the Street's socks off, so to speak. LinkedIn's stock is trading up close to 10 percent on the after-hours market because the company floored everyone with fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 35 cents, revenue of $303.6 million, and net income of $11.5 million.
Then in a call with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 8, 2013 9:50 AM ET
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Microsoft Surface Pro is a hefty tablet and a lightweight laptop [ALL THINGS D]
Some users may not mind the price or bulk of the Surface Pro if it frees them from carrying a tablet for some uses and a laptop for others. But like many products that try to be two things at MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 6, 2013 2:20 PM ET
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Facebook is said to create mobile location-tracking app [BLOOMBERG]
The app, scheduled for release by mid-March, is designed to help users find nearby friends and would run even when the program isn't open on a handset, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren't public.
Facebook is adding features to help it MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 5, 2013 4:30 AM ET
Also: A look at Samsung's $15 million Super Bowl commercial.
Samsung's $15 million Super Bowl commercial arrives early [THE VERGE]
The Wall Street Journal estimates that a single 30-second Super Bowl spot sells for about $3.8 million, up from $3.5 million last year. That makes this commercial worth about $15.2 million to CBS Corp's CBS network. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the ad is for the Samsung Galaxy brand — the Galaxy Note II and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 4, 2013 4:30 AM ET
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BlackBerry, rebuilt, lives to fight another day [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
Some of BlackBerry 10's ideas are truly ingenious. A subtle light blinks above the screen to indicate that something — a text, an e-mail message, voice mail, a Facebook post — is waiting for you. Without even pressing a physical button, you swipe up the screen; the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 31, 2013 4:30 AM ET
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And the award for the next HBO goes to... [GQ]
He hopes to make at least five new shows a year, he says, leaning back on a sofa in his Beverly Hills office in an anonymous-looking suite. His dream project: a Netflix series created by Warren Beatty. "He's great in long form," Sarandos says. "His only problems have been when MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 30, 2013 7:16 AM ET
Also: eBay loses its head of local; Twitter buys app-crash reporter startup.
Barnes & Noble to whittle stores for years [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
"In 10 years we'll have 450 to 500 stores," said Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble's retail group, in an interview last week. The company operated 689 retail stores as of Jan. 23, along with a separate chain of 674 college stores.
From humble beginnings to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 29, 2013 5:30 AM ET
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