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* TechCrunch reports that Facebook has an HTML5-based mobile Web store in the works that iPhone and iPad users can access via their Safari browsers. Eighty third party developers, including Zynga, are supposedly working on the project. "Why? Because it's the one area of the device that Facebook will be able to control (or mostly control)." And though details remain scarce, the tech blog also reports the social network is working on a photo-sharing feature, possibly residing within the current iPhone app, packing features resembling Instagram, Color, and Path. (TechCrunch)
* Pandora shares ended regular session trading at $17.42, almost 9% higher than its $16 offering price. The freemium streaming radio service boasts around 90 million listeners but lost $1.8 million on sales of $138 million in 2010. (Wired)
* HP filed a civil lawsuit in California against Oracle. The move comes after the latter company said back in March that it would stop supporting HP's Itanium platform because Intel didn't plan to keep the platform over the long run. (ZDNet)
* Given IBM's 100th anniversary, The Next Web takes a good look at how far the company has come since the original merger of Hollerith's Tabluating Machine Company with the Computing Scale Company of America and International Recording Company. (The Next Web)
* News site Reddit, which has seen its unique monthly visits jump 37% since January, nearly tripled its engineering staff today, with new hires like Google's Logan Hanks, Oracle's Keith Mitchell and engineering grad Brian Simpson. (TechCrunch)
* Apple rolled out its Back to School promotion, including the usual 10% hardware discount but swapping out the free iPod Touch offer (with the purchase of a Mac) for a $100 software gift card instead. The gift card is applicable towards apps like iWork, but not towards Microsoft Office. (Fortune)
* Is Tumblr the next great social network? (Steve Rubel's blog)
* Robert Scoble on why Android will gain huge market share later this year. One of his reasons? An impending $350 Android tablet. (Scobleizer)
* Colleague Beth Kowitt has the inside story on how Google conquered the smartphone world. (Fortune)
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Instead, students this year get the usual 10% discount and a $100 software gift card
We always thought of the iPod touch that Apple (AAPL) offered students as part of the company's annual "Back to School" sale as the equivalent of a narcotics dealer's free sample: a gateway drug that left users craving for an iPhone.
To the dismay of much of the class of 2011, Apple has dropped the popular loss MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2011 9:31 AM ET
Every application developer from Microsoft to the shareware maker in the basement is watching to see how Apple's forthcoming OSX application store will change the dynamics of the software industry.
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
This time of year, the vision of elves working away in Santa's workshop is on the minds of many — especially Mac application programmers. That's because for them, with the rumored impending launch of the Mac App MOREDec 9, 2010 1:02 PM ET
The press has been summoned to Cupertino next week. A round-up of the speculation.
On Monday Oct. 18, Apple (AAPL) reports the results of fiscal 2010. Two days later, with its executive team presumably still basking in the glow of another round of boffo earnings, it will host a press event on its Cupertino campus.
What's it all mean? After a half day to mull it over, here's what the press is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 13, 2010 4:04 PM ET
Although the name implies that Facebook Docs is something similar to Google Docs, it really is nothing of the sort, at least yet.
At the f8 conference yesterday, Facebook took the wraps off of a way to share documents, spreadsheets and presentation files online with your friends. The service is called Docs.com and powered by Microsoft's Fuse Labs and is currently in Beta. The permissions for the Docs are granted MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 22, 2010 2:26 PM ET
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