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The New York Post is reporting that Apple will announce this week that it will buy Beats for $3 billion, down from the widely reported $3.2 billion.

Apple says iCloud wasn’t compromised in virtual hijacking of people’s iDevices in Australia.

Analyst: Apple decided to put TV plans on hold in mid-2013.

PwC survey: Hackers are winning because they’re more technologically advanced than organizations trying to fight them.

Amazon for the first time acknowledges its spat with Hachette, calls it a “business interruption” that probably won’t end any time soon. It tells customers to go elsewhere if they want to buy books published by Hachette.

Uber says its drivers earn an average of $90,000 a year in NYC, $74,000 in San Francisco, if they work at least 40 hours a week.

Facebook seeks EU antitrust review of WhatsApp deal in effort to avoid probes in multiple European countries.

After delay, Yahoo reportedly will launch a YouTube competitor this summer.

Square unveils Square Capital, which offers quick cash advances to small businesses.

Wael Ghonim, the Google employee who helped start the revolution in Egypt, has joined Google Ventures.

There’s an app that forces users to stop browsing while walking — by freezing the phone’s screen.

And in case you missed it, the FTC on Tuesday released a report about the data-broker industry, which collects massive amounts of data about consumers, from their financial information to health data to shopping habits.

 

Photo of Beats headphones by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

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