Yep, It’s Looking Like an iPad Christmas

If you’re in the market for an iPad, there are deals to be had.
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Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Yes, you may say it out loud: Has Silicon Valley lost its mind?
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Vodafone, Verizon Agree on $130 Billion Deal

Negotiators for Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC have agreed to a deal in which Verizon will pay about $130 billion for the U.K. company’s stake in their U.S. joint venture, a person familiar with the matter said.

European Watchdogs Order Google to Rewrite Privacy Policy

A commission in the United Kingdom has asked Google to make changes to its privacy policies, which the agency finds too confusing for consumers.
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U.K. Orders Google to Delete Data

A U.K. regulator has ordered Internet search giant Google Inc. to delete Internet user data or face criminal proceedings.

China Retakes Supercomputing Crown With a Lot of American Chips

Titan, America’s previous champ, is now No. 2.
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U.K. Committee Says Google Avoids Tax

Google Inc. has aggressively avoided paying corporation tax in Britain and its reputation won’t be restored until it begins to pay what is due, a U.K. parliamentary committee said Thursday, in the latest sign that governments around the world are stepping up scrutiny of the tax affairs of multinational firms.

Jawbone Hires Microsoft’s Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

A new leader for the high-profile gadget maker.
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U.K. Lawmakers Challenge Google Over Tax

U.K. lawmakers Thursday accused Google Inc. of manipulating how it characterized its business in Britain to lower its tax bill, a claim denied by the Internet giant which says it complies fully with tax laws.

iMac Ship Times Improve — If You Live in the U.S.

One to three days in the States. Significantly more than that everywhere else.
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Microsoft Mulling European Retail Stores