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Late Start May Be Tempering China Mobile’s iPhone Preorders

But what will sales look like after the 5s and 5c officially launch?

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Twitter’s Tanking

After a wild run last week that saw them soar to an all-time high of $74.73, shares of Twitter are crashing brutally back to earth. The company’s stock tumbled more than six percent in early trading Monday, falling to $59.43. The reason? That’s not entirely clear, though perhaps investors are realizing that there’s no fundamental business change with which to rationalize last week’s run.

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

New data from NPD suggests that Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all commercial notebook sales.
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BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

The update had been available for just 10 days.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

… but he lost another $4 million in performance-based stock awards.
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Apple Asks Judge to Keep Patent Pressure on Samsung

Apple wants discontinued Samsung devices banned — and for good reason.
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Apple Explains Why Icahn’s Buyback Proposal Should Be Shot Down

“The company is one of the largest dividend payers in the world and has the largest share repurchase authorization in history.”
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Rdio Killed the Vdio Star

Not even a year old, and already Vdio is taking a dirt nap. Rdio said on Friday that it is scrapping the nascent video-streaming platform with which it had hoped to take on Netflix and Hulu. “Despite our efforts, we were not able to deliver the differentiated customer experience we had hoped for, and so Vdio is now closed,” the company said in a message to users of the service. Evidently, Rdio’s bottom line has taken precedence over its dreams of becoming a global entertainment streaming platform.

Nokia Yanks Here Maps From Apple’s App Store

Nokia says iOS 7 harms the Here experience.
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U.S. Christmas Day Shoppers Bought More on iOS Than Android

Does a unit of market share matter if it’s not being used?
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BlackBerry Shares Sink on Lazaridis Letdown

Evidently some folks really did believe BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis was going to swoop in like a deus ex machina and return the dilapidated smartphone pioneer to its former glory. Shares in the sadly diminished company closed down nearly nine percent at $7.05 on the revelation that Lazaridis has abandoned his, let’s face it, largely fantastical bid for the company, and reduced his combined stake with co-founder Doug Fregin to below five percent from eight percent.

Amazon Prime Tops Dozens of Members

Dark Tower: A Mac Pro Review Roundup

iPhones Dominate Sales at All Four Major U.S. Carriers

Cisco Loses Microsoft-Skype Challenge in EU

iOS 7 Adoption Already at 74 Percent

J.P. Morgan Warns of UCard Data Breach

How Many iPhones Can Apple Sell on China Mobile? (Spoiler: Lots)

BlackBerry Desperation Campaign Continues

Like Last Year’s Kindles, This Year’s Kindles Also the Best-Selling Kindles Ever

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