HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure

Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000.

Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor

A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday.

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Acer Sees Senior Executive Departures

Acer Inc. said Monday that three senior executives had recently left the company and some of them won’t be replaced as the embattled personal-computer maker tries to keep costs low.

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LG to Unveil webOS-Powered TV

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. will soon take the veils off a television model that will run on the webOS operating system, highlighting its ambition of creating a prominent operating system for so-called smart TVs.

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Google, Apple Forge Auto Ties

Google and Audi are working together to develop Android-based in-car entertainment and information systems.

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NSA Struggles to Make Sense of Flood of Surveillance Data

A former NSA employee says the agency knows so much, that it can’t understand what it has.

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Twitter Reverses Rally as Shares Dive

Shares of the microblogging site tumbled $9.56, or 13 percent, to $63.75.

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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal

A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the National Security Agency’s broad collection of U.S. phone-customer data is lawful, dismissing a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

QOTD: Sneaky Snaps

Back when we had cameras that weren’t in our phones, it would be really strange to just walk up to someone and take a picture of them, or kind of place the camera on the table and try to sneak a picture of someone as they’re ordering food or something.

– Kristen Wiig, talking about the “weird phenomenon” of ubiquitious/surreptitious photographs, on Vulture.com

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Technology Fuels New Police Cruiser

To the untrained eye, it looks like almost any other New York Police Department cruiser combing the city’s streets — but this squad car has just as much brains as it does brawn.

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LightSquared Files Bankruptcy-Exit Plan Backed by Fortress, Melody

Wireless venture LightSquared Inc. is seeking to exit bankruptcy protection with backing from private-equity firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and Melody Capital Advisors LLC.

Late Surge in Web Buying Blindsides UPS, Retailers

Online Sales Jumped 37 Percent During Weekend

It’s the Thought That Counts (Comic)

Scores of Music Services Stream Into Crowded Field

Samsung Phone Studied for Possible Security Gap

Target Discusses Breach With State Attorneys

Google’s Schaft Robot Dominates Pentagon Contest

With New Outsourcing Deal, BlackBerry Cancels Two Phones

For Health Coverage Starting January 1, Deadline Extended a Day

Tribune Buys Gracenote From Sony

There’s a New Deliveryman in Town

Rampant Returns Plague E-Retailers

Robots’ New Challenge: Pentagon Boot Camp

U.S. Lays Out Case Against Megaupload, Kim Dotcom

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work