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

17 million? 20 million? … 38 million?
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Tablet Shipments Soar as PC Slide Gets Steeper

The PC market’s bad news is the tablet industry’s good news.
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Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Go-Ahead From Justice Department

Unconditionally approved.
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At BlackBerry, a New Strategy Emerges

The dilapidated smartphone pioneer has inked a dozen deals that will see BBM preloaded on a bunch of Android handsets in emerging markets.
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A Bigger iPhone 6 Could Carry a Bigger Price Tag, Too

Costly bill of materials, costlier device.
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Nokia Shareholders to Approve Microsoft Deal

As expected.
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Apple to Offer In-Store Repairs for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c

Apple is preparing to extend to its new iPhones the same in-store repair program it rolled out for the iPhone 5 this past summer.
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Apple Ramps Up iPhone, iPad Production With New Manufacturing Partners

Lenovo Really Did Want to Buy BlackBerry

Apple: “Our Business Does Not Depend on Collecting Personal Data”

Apple Inks Major Sapphire Supply Deal With GT Advanced Technologies

An iPad Christmas, Sure, but Will It Be a Retina iPad Mini Christmas?

Why Is Apple Still Selling the iPad 2? Because It Can.

Samsung Elbows Apple With Stake in Gorilla Glass Maker Corning

How a Free OS Will Pay Off for Apple

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android Is Here

What to Expect From Apple’s Fall iPad Event (Spoiler: New iPads!)

Insert Bad “Apple Campus 2 Approved for Lift Off” Joke Here

BlackBerry to World: Not Dead Yet!

Apple’s BlackBerry Employee-Poaching Party

Samsung Hopes Obama Administration Will Veto Smartphone Ban