Apple iCloud services for identity, Game Center, account creation and sign-in, iTunes store purchases are experiencing service failures this morning for some users, Apple says on its system status page.
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Microsoft stock, which is down a penny today, jumped from under $30 to over $31 almost immediately overnight, and has climbed almost 11 percent over the last month. That's part of a fairly steady rise over the last three months which has added over $30 billion in value to the company.
Apple made the announcement on its Chinese home page today, along with a message of condolence, saying that "our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake," and that Apple employees in the area would be on stand-by to help out with disaster relief efforts.
Apple has won the lawsuit that Google division Motorola brought against it in summer 2012. The lawsuit, if successful, could have resulted in an import ban of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
The deal is for "special access" to advertising slots, as well as research data and new, as-yet-unannounced advertising products, in return for which Starcom has committed to spend $200 million -- or more -- of its clients' money.
"iPhone 5 sales have failed to impress. There's been a lack of innovation over the past few years to come up with the next great device, and consumers have filed to see any differentiation. Samsung has captured the market."
"We want to price equivalent to a voice call," Shapiro says. "Our competitors offer an inferior product for more money: Blue Jeans 15 time more, and other competitors 300 times more."
This morning Google announced that the next major version of Google Earth, available today, will support input from Leap Motion's innovative new gesture control technology. In other words, you'll be able to fly virtually around the planet, using your hand to guide and direct the software.
In the early 2000's, then-Google VP of user experience Marissa Mayer used to get mysterious emails from a complete stranger, each containing only a single number: 45, 52, 56.
Last week I published the story of Sarah Hanson, the 19-year-old developer who auctioned off 10 percent of her future income in exchange for a $125,000 investment into her startup, Senior Living Map.
Today, I'm wondering if Sarah Hanson really exists.
Guest Post This week’s tragic events of the Boston Marathon explosions have given me a lot of think about. While I’m still deeply saddened, I couldn’t help but notice the viral impact of social media during times like these. While it’s awesome we can get news almost instantaneously, there’s also much at stake if we’re not careful with what we say and how we respond during these times or any other time.
A 1,713-strong survey of North American consumers says that 19 percent of us want a shiny new iDevice that doesn't even exist yet. Or, at least, isn't public and isn't purchasable.
The Internet's not working. Or at least the self-styled "front page of the Internet."
So. Facebook Home doesn't work on your particular Android device. And you've seen that Facebook Home has an abysmal 2.2 average rating -- more than half of Facebook Home users rate it one single solitary lonely star.
What's a social news Android addict to do?
Chinese "app store" 7659.com is using Apple's own bulk enterprise licensing system to distributed pirated apps to Chinese iPhone and iPad users, completely free.
Silicon Valley has been prominent in the fight -- particularly around the Startup Act -- to admit immigrants who want to start businesses and create jobs.
There's a reason that even though Android has almost caught up to iOS in downloads, it's still way behind in monetization.
Case manufacturer Tactus has published a photo that is allegedly Apple's new budget iPhone, a plastic-backed larger-screen iPhone that will reportedly retail for about $300.
Facebook fans who are worth over $1,600? How does that work?
Editor's Pick "Fisker spent a stunning $900,000 for each vehicle it produced," PrivCo chief executive Sam Hamadeh told me. "Then they sold them to dealers for an invoice price of just $70,000."