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Challenges mounting to secrecy pact between Apple and GT

Some are still hoping for answers about the bewildering bankruptcy of Apple’s sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies. Media company Dow Jones urged U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff on Tuesday not to let Apple and GT keep details of their relationship under Read More →

Off topic: Hunger and decision-making, language family tree, aliens and religion, words and jokes

Study says important decisions are better made when hungry. Roots: a big old linguistic family tree. A guide to what different religions believe about extraterrestrial life. And the past, the present, and the future Read More →

SunPower earnings: Solar is increasingly competitive

SunPower, Silicon Valley’s dominant solar panel manufacturer, reported per-share earnings of 30 cents early Wednesday on revenue of $663 million, beating analysts estimates thanks to strong demand in the United States, China and Japan. Shares were up slightly Read More →

Quoted: Twitter is not Facebook

"Unfortunately, the default position of the market is that Twitter will become the next Facebook which is why hopes and dreams get far ahead of what the reality can ever deliver." — Richard Windsor, analyst at Edison Investment Research, Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple confirms drop in iTunes music downloads. Plus other tidbits from the company's annual report released Monday. Apple Pay is a success and is leading mobile payments service so Read More →

Great expectations for Facebook earnings

Can Facebook follow last quarter's blockbuster earnings report with a strong showing when it reports results this afternoon? Expectations are high: Analysts surveyed by FactSet estimate profit of 40 cents a share on $3.12 billion in revenue. That compares with profit Read More →

Apple and Alibaba, together at last?

Bromance was in the air Monday night at WSJDLive as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma professed their admiration for each other – and said they’d like to team up on mobile payments. Speaking in Laguna Beach at Read More →

Off topic: Single quotes, Sonnet 18 many ways, birds’ whereabouts, OK Go video

As the punctuation world turns, it's a free-for-all: The rise of single quotes vs. double quotes. From Spenserian to limerick — "I'll totally write you a poem" — alternate forms for Shakespeare's Sonnet 18. Universal question: Read More →

Musk tweet sends Tesla Motors shares higher

Late Monday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet calling a Wall Street Journal article about sagging Tesla sales "incorrect." Though Tesla doesn't typically disclose sales by either month or region, Musk said "September was a Read More →

This is a stickup! Your money or your WiFi password!

A purse-snatching? Upsetting. A first-degree murder? Unthinkable. A hacker stealing my credit-card information? Truly horrifying! In a shocking if timely bit of news from the digital front lines of our shared online world, a new poll reveals that what Americans fear most nowadays Read More →
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