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 Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question about Microsoft Office for iPad arriving this past month, and his answer was surprisingly long. “I do see that Office is a very key franchise,” he said, and also added that he “wholeheartedly welcome[s] Microsoft to the App Store.” Cook admitted that Apple’s “customers are [...]

 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Michael Arrington, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording has concluded for today. Read More

 Apple shared its quarterly earnings results today, and for fiscal Q2 2014, the company moved 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million Macs. That compares to 51 million iPhones sold during the first fiscal quarter, along with 26 million iPads and 4.8 million Macs, but that was a holiday quarter, so a dip [...]

Gamespy’s impending server shut-down might be cutting off Wii and DS multiplayer at the head, but not all games have to suffer this fate: PC publishers are starting to migrate their multiplayer servers to new platforms. Three of EA’s Battlefield…

 There’s a conundrum facing software developers these days: Wearable tech is clearly an area of keen interest among consumers and industry watchers, but how to prepare for mass market adoption in this nascent space? There are still so many variables, so much left up in the air, that it’s hard to pick any areas of [...]

 Doug Ludlow, formerly CEO of startup Hipster, is working on something new called The Happy Home Company, and he has convinced former eBay executive Matthew Mengerink to co-found it with him. Hipster, for those of you who don’t remember, was a photo-sharing startup that was probably best-known for stunts like offering a year’s supply of [...]

 After delay and minor intrigue, the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal will close this Friday. With its conclusion, Microsoft will become the de facto Windows Phone OEM, building and shipping the lion’s share of the smartphones that are part of the platform. Read More

Reiterating what the Apple CEO said at last month’s shareholder meeting, Tim Cook still wants to “leave the world better than we found it”, and nows he’s trying harder to deliver on that. Starting today, all of the company’s stores will accept any…

 Mailbox 2.0 for iOS is here and brings a hosts of enhancements and goodies. Chief among the additions is auto-swipe, a feature that launched first on Mailbox’s new Android app. Read More

 We need a few good Doozers to head down to Disrupt in New York to show off your wares. You can be in any stage of the process – from pre-funding to finished product – and we’re even looking for hardware-related services. Still crowdfunding? Not a problem. We take all kinds at Hardware Alley in [...]

 Sony’s latest Android tablet is now on sale in the U.S. Available for pre-order on Sony.com and available in Sony Stores on May 4th, the Z2 is Sony’s latest effort to shore up its crumbling brand. And an impressive one at that. The Z2 is the thinner, faster, and waterproof successor to the Z1 that [...]

The AeroPress is a deceptively simple device — it’s basically a coffee syringe. The quick brewing coffee maker sits somewhere between an espresso machine and a French press. You pour hot water over your grounds then force the water through them with…

 Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that’s why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might be comfortable sharing proximity, that doesn’t mean we’re comfortable doing it on Facebook. Read More

 Last fall, the Attorney General filed a subpoena for thousands of records related to hosts in New York in an effort to identify bad actors and illegal activity on the platform. On Tuesday, Airbnb will finally have its day in court, as the first oral arguments related to a subpoena filed by the state’s Attorney [...]

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