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  • "Ericsson Sues Apple for Patent Infringement: Swedish company says patents relate to critical features in Apple devices" [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Ericsson Sues to Block Apple IPhone in U.S. Amid Patent Spat"  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "Ericsson steps up patent dispute with Apple, seeks to block U.S. sales: In a barrage of nine lawsuits filed Thursday, Ericsson alleges that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringe a total of 41 of its patents" IDG News Service 7:58 AM
  • "Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit: Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the United States. It's part of a prolonged patent dispute between the two companies that has recently landed in several courts." CNNMoney 8:17 AM
  • "Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents" Gigaom 7:52 AM
  • "Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Licensing, Seeks To Block iPhone And iPad Sales" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Ericsson joins the queue to sue Apple for patent infringement" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Fresh from $532.9M patent win, Smartflash sues Apple again" IDG News Service 7:57 AM
  • "Apple faces second suit from patent owner: Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents." BBC 7:57 AM
  • "$533 million not enough? Smartflash files new patent lawsuit against Apple" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple introduces free, web-only version of iWork for the public" Apple World Today 8:15 AM
  • "Yosemite - Spotlight performance problem and other performance issues; ghost network glitch; other notes" MacInTouch 8:40 AM
  • "QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or iPad Screen with iOS 8" The Mac Observer 8:02 AM
  • "Task and message management with MailTags 4 and Mail Act-On 3" IT.Enquirer 7:58 AM
  • "How To: Save Multiple iOS Device Backups in iTunes" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Office Is Dying Because, You Know, 'Office' Apps Are Free" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "Sorry. Scratch That. My Bad. Personal Database Apps Are Not Quite Dead" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Create A List Of Files From Inside A Folder" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "How I Would fix iTunes, Part 4: Increase the iTunes Match Track Limit" Kirkville 8:17 AM
  • "2015"s Best Mac Games (15 new games added!)" Mac Gamer HQ 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "New versions of Tweetbot for iPhone, iPad, and Mac are on the way" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Introducing VizMac the Visio Viewer for Mac" prMac 7:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook visits Israel to open Apple's new R&D center" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook's latest stop in whirlwind international tour: London's Covent Garden Apple Store" 9to5Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook" Telegraph 9:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook wants the Apple Watch to replace your car keys" Business Insider 9:01 AM
  • "Apple takes 89 percent of all smartphone profits worldwide" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Good Technology: iOS continues enterprise dominance; growth seen in secure browsing and messaging" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "U.S. says absurd Chinese rules on selling technology to banks violate trade agreements" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Swiss watchmakers are teaming up to fight Apple and Google" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Apple goes it alone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Nerdgasm as Apple announces 'special event': 'Spring Forward' says invitation to March 9th indoctrination session" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "Revealed: The apps that are draining your smartphone battery" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Exclusive: Long Island Man Burned On Leg By iPhone When It Exploded" WABC New York 7:56 AM
  • "Former Apple retail chief joins online retailer Nasty Gal, leads $16 million round of funding" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's March 9 event, net neutrality, Pebble Time & more" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Apple hiring hardware engineers to work on display & projection systems for virtual reality environments"  9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple is definitely working on a Top Secret VR Project" Patently Apple 8:14 AM
  • "What might Apple be cooking up for virtual reality/augmented reality?" AppleDailyReport 8:34 AM
  • "Samsung is ripping off Apple's EarPods for the Galaxy S6"  Cult of Android 8:11 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn expects robots to take over more factory work" IDG News Service 7:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM

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  • "Review: ExoLens Exo 6 camera lenses for iPhone 6" TechnologyTell 8:15 AM
  • "Go walletless with your iPhone 6 and the CandyShell Card" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "Review: RAPOO A3060 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Mini Smart Handsfree Boombox Speaker" Run Around Tech 8:17 AM
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  • "These Are the Best Weather Apps for Your iPhone" Time 8:14 AM
  • "Social discovery app Vurb keeps your favorite apps in one place" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Hands On: Frozen Synapse (iOS)" MacNN 9:01 AM
  • "Hands On: Lux DLX (iOS, Android)" MacNN 8:14 AM
  • "Cool Todo App For Mac, iPhone, iPad" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "Slashing Demons Review: Slashing Demons lacks the depth or scope to take it beyond the point of being just another endless tapper." 148Apps 8:17 AM
  • "How to export Apple Health data as a document to share" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "iPad Air: My constant companion" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "Why Pebble Time, not Android Wear, is Apple Watch's biggest competition" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "From Steve Jobs to Eskom: how a former Disney exec solves challenges creatively" Memeburn 8:06 AM
  • "More about Apple's 'Spring Forward' Watch event on March 9" AppAdvice 8:31 AM
  • "Forget Apple Watch, Apple Car, And Apple TV: Apple Needs 'Apple Air" TeraTalks 7:59 AM
  • "iTunes And Music Services: What Am I Missing About Streaming Music?" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Apple And The Art Of Persistence" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Apple has announced an event for March 9—here's what to expect" Quartz 7:57 AM
  • "Sorry, but net neutrality is far from settled" Mashable 8:18 AM
  • "The Best Laid Plans of Cable Retention Specialists..." The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPocket Cloud Drive & Charger Solves Low Memory and Battery Problems on Mobile Phones and Tablets" PRNewswire 8:36 AM
  • "Grow Financial Integrates with Apple Pay" Business Wire 8:36 AM
  • "This 3-in-1 Laptop Stand Will Change the Way You Work" Apple Gazette 8:18 AM
  • "Meerkat for iOS Lets You Live Stream Video on Twitter" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "ABC News now available on Apple TV in Germany, no subscription required" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity" Architosh 7:59 AM
  • "SnipNotes - A new way to use your notes" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "E-Loyalty & E-Coupons 1.0 for iOS - Keep track of your Loyalty Programs" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Sweet Revenge - You Can't Handle the Tooth - Now Available for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "NoteStream Launches 2.0 Update, Creates Unparalleled User Experience" prMac 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Server 2003 Ends Support in 2015 Bringing Opportunity For Technology Transformation To Companies" WebWire 8:58 AM
  • "How Microsoft Is Changing Apple's New Product Philosophy" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft to cut 9,000 jobs at Nokia plants in China" ComputerWeekly 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft To Shed More Jobs In China" UberGizmo 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's OneDrive platform can sync settings across multiple devices" The Economic Times 8:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 Set To Offer USB 3.1 Type-C" UberGizmo 8:48 AM
  • "Windows 10 to Offer Native Support for USB 3.1 Type-C" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Decided to Kill Internet Explorer Due to the Huge Number of Bugs" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Whitepaper: Wuxi Lake Cloud – IBM Cloud solution reduces e-commerce service deployment times by as much as 85%" ITProPortal 8:38 AM
  • "IBM InterConnect: New Cloud Tech, Celebs Take the Stage" eWeek 8:38 AM
  • "IBM sets $40bn target for cloud and software sales by 2018" Computing 8:38 AM
  • "IBM commits $4bn to growth areas" Channel Web 8:37 AM
  • "Want those IBM iOS apps? You'll need to spend big bucks" InfoWorld 8:37 AM
  • "IBM Announces Unrealistic Plans as Stock Suffers" 24/7 Wall St. 7:55 AM
  • "IBM Pumps $4 Billion Into Cloud and Mobile Initiatives" [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Aruba tight-lipped on HP takeover rumours" Chanel Web 8:29 AM
  • "Intel buying its way into China" Channel Eye 8:23 AM
  • "What to expect from Intel at MWC 2015" V3 8:23 AM
  • "Intel rebrands Atom line, early 14nm Cherry Trail benchmarks leak" ExtremeTech 8:23 AM
  • "Intel unveils upcoming Atom x3 x5 and x7 processors ahead of MWC" The Inquirer 8:23 AM
  • "Why Intel will benefit from improved NAND Flash Memory space" Maket Realistr 7:55 AM
  • "DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim" MCV 8:16 AM
  • "AMD does not think Chromebooks are worth it" Channel Eye 8:15 AM
  • "5 Top-Heavy Stocks to Sell: Oracle, Michael Kors and More" TheStreet 7:56 AM
  • "Cisco partners are 'puppets', says Juniper channel boss" Channel Web 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco Application Control Engine 4710 Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks" Security Tracker 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco IOS/IOS-XE IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service" Security Tracker 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco Security Manager Input Validation Flaw in Help Page System Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco IOS Bug in Authentication Proxy May Let Remote Users Bypass Authentication" Security Tracker 7:59 AM
  • "China drops Apple, Cisco from approved state-purchase lists" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple now accounts for 10% of Nasdaq's index value" Cult of Mac 2/26
  • "Apple's Recent Decline Offers Investors a Buying Opportunity" TheStreet 2/26
  • "Apple May Disappoint Investors With Its Updated Buyback And Dividend Programs" Forbes 2/26
  • "Apple Throws a Wrench Into Nasdaq's Gearbox: Shares of tech company slump, helping to end a 10-day winning streak for the index" [Paid Membership Required] 2/26
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq 5000: a short 2-day visit in the year 2000/ In the long history of Wall Street, Nasdaq 5000 is akin to a 'short story' or a single chapter. In the bubble era, it closed above 5000 just twice. 15 years later, it's just 13 points shy of a reunion with 5000." USA Today 7:38 AM
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:37 AM
  • "Stock Futures Are Trading Slightly Lower Ahead of GDP: Stock futures moved lower on Friday as Wall Street waited for economic growth estimates for the fourth quarter and ahead of speeches from key Federal Reserve members that could hint at when a next interest rate hike might occur." TheStreet 7:36 AM
  • "U.S Equity Futures Struggle Ahead of GDP Data: In a week that is likely to finish with modest gains for Wall Street, stock futures struggled Friday, ahead of economic-growth and consumer sentiment data, and Federal Reserve speakers who could give clues to the next rate hike." FOXBusiness 7:36 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Edge Lower Ahead of GDP Data: U.S. stock futures edged lower on Friday ahead of a second reading on fourth-quarter economic growth." [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks retreat, with property developers weak/Hong Kong stocks erased earlier gains and closed lower on Friday, with local property shares weaker amid concerns about possible tightening measures on Hong Kong's housing markets." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slip, but stay on track for monthly rise/European stocks swung lower Friday, pulling back from a seven-year high, but stayed on course to log a monthly advance." MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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