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Remains of the Day: Zucks to be you

Facebook’s head honcho goes into virtual hiding, Apple’s got a huge chunk of sales, and there’s a new solution on the market for those looking for their fix of Apple rumors. The remainders for Wednesday, July 13, 2011 have nothing to hide.

Zuckerberg closes off Google+ account so he can’t be tracked (The Inquirer)

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly protected his Google+ profile for privacy reasons. If only there were a joke that could be made here.

Apple taking massive bite of retail sales (USA Today)

Ah, “Apple taking massive bite.” You’re so quaint, USA Today. A sales trend analysis by hedge fund manager and retail sales expert David Berman says that Apple’s U.S. sales are up 80 percent year over year, fueled in large part by Apple’s retail store sales. That makes Cupertino the fastest-growing major retailer in the U.S., in terms of sales growth. As opposed to, you know, in terms of...pizza-eating?

Google Android Founder Admits Promoting Apple’s iOS to Partners (PC Magazine)

Rich Miner, co-founder of the Android startup that was purchased by Google many moons ago—and whatever happened to it?—is now a partner at Google Ventures, Mountain View’s “semi-autonomous venture fund.” But up until recently, Miner was recommending that developers write software for iOS before Android, given the higher quantity of handsets and the more “developed and mature ecosystem.” Now, though, Miner says the situation has “clearly flipped.” In other news, Miner appears to be unclear on the definition of the word “flipped.”

Apple iPhone 5 Set To Come To T-Mobile, Sprint (ITProPortal)

Trying to fill the gaping void in your life that’s been left by the fulfilment of Verizon iPhone rumors? No worries: With new patented once-a-day Rumerotol, you can enjoy rumors of the iPhone on other fine carriers, like T-Mobile and Sprint. Some side effects may occur, including itching, short-term memory loss, paranoia, difficulty falling asleep, cynicism, and short-term memory loss.

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