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updated at 10:20am on 10/1/2014

Top Meme

Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa), Softpedia News > Global — Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows Phone 10 would be the next version of its smartphone operating system, but the company also offered a subtle teaser of the product as part of its Windows 10 unveiling event. While the Redmond-based software giant has remained completely tight-lipped on the new...

windows, microsoft, new

Secondary Memes

Apple Watch Screen Becomes Smaller in Tweaked Official Video

Softpedia News (Filip Truta), Softpedia News > Global — An eagle-eyed user has noticed a strange discrepancy between the original Apple Watch video and an edited version that went online this week: the screen is smaller in the latter. For a device whose display is already minute, it’s rather disappointing to see it shrunken down. The good news is that Apple...

apple, watch, pebble

eBay, Bitten by Apple Pay, Gets 3 Downgrades; PayPal Split not Highlighting Value

Tiernan Ray, Tech Trader Daily — Shares of eBay (EBAY) are down $1.32, or 2.3%, at $55.31, following multiple downgrades of the stock this morning after the company yesterday said it would split its business in two, the traditional “Marketplace” auction site, and the PayPal payments platform.  After yesterday morning’s announcement...

paypal, apple, fortune

Tertiary Memes

4 Key Tips For Ivy League Admission

James Marshall Crotty, Contributor, Forbes Real Time — With more students applying to more colleges than ever before, colleges are having a difficult time...

colleges, students, billionaires

Apple supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with City of Hope iTunes donations

Kelly Hodgkins, TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed — Apple updated iTunes with a new page that allows users to make a donation to City of Hope, a non-profit...

donations, apple, itunes

Apple to Add Gold to iPad Lineup, Report Says

Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable — Apple's love affair with gold is about to extend to the iPad, as the company is planning to introduce the...

apple, ipad, iphone

Meet Sway, Microsoft's first new Office app in a decade

Technology news - — Microsoft unveiled Sway, a new application Wednesday for creating and sharing documents across devices.

microsoft, office, content

Reddit Just Raised $50 Million From A Group Of A-List Investors Including Snoop Dogg

James Cook, Tech — On Tuesday, Reddit announced that it had raised $50 million in new funding at a $500 million valuation. It's...

reddit, funding, million

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

BBC News - Technology — The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes...

replace, cockpits, ordered

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