Today in Tech: Yahoo layoffs today, Verizon iPhone, Windows 8

December 14, 2010: 6:00 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

  • Seems TechCrunch's report late last week regarding early Yahoo layoffs may have been premature and inaccurate. (See below.) According to All Things D, the layoffs at the Internet company actually start today, with many, but not necessarily all, of the 650 to 700 cuts coming from Yahoo's product division. (AllThingsD)
  • Microsoft may announce several tablet PCs from brands like Samsung and Dell at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month, some of which may be running an early version of Windows 8. (New York Times)
  • According to MacDailyNews, Verizon could be readying a 4G version of the iPhone 4 for launch after Christmas. (Fortune)
  • Gawker Media may have been the one to make headlines, but it looks like McDonald's fell victim to hackers, too. An unidentified group  walked away with an unspecified number of  email addresses and phone numbers for customers who registered online for store coupons. (The Next Web) More
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