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Report: Apple mulls licensing radio streaming service

Apple is considering licensing a custom radio streaming service similar to Pandora, according to a report in Thursday's Wall Street Journal.

Twitter officially unveils more-restrictive API

As promised, Twitter on Wednesday released more details about version 1.1 of its API, outlining the specifics of the increasingly restricted access it will offer third-party developers to its service.

Tweetbot for Mac returns in beta form

A few days after pulling the Tweetbot for Mac alpha due to new Twitter API restrictions, developer Tapbots released a beta version of its Twitter client. But the new release won't let you add or reauthorize any accounts.

Yahoo hires former Amazon executive Kathy Savitt as new CMO

Yahoo said Tuesday that Kathy Savitt, former founder and CEO of social commerce company Lockerz, is joining the ailing Internet company as chief marketing officer.

Tapbots temporarily pulls Tweetbot alpha

If you didn't already download the alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac from Tapbots's website, you're out of luck: Because of Twitter's API changes, the company's pulled the download for the time being.

Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion 10.8.1, tons of apps, and more

This week, Macworld solved mysteries like The Case of the Sleepless Mac, How To Stop Google From Endlessly Checking for Updates, and What to Call a Big Group of iOS Apps. The Weekly Wrap is here to catch you up on those and other stories. form the week gone by.

Judge refuses to set aside $675K fine in music piracy case

In the latest twist in a saga that has dragged on for seven years, a federal judge refused to set aside a $675,000 fine that a jury imposed on a former college student for illegally downloading 30 songs.

Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement

The nonprofit consumer advocacy group is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google.

Facebook gets FTC clearance for Instagram acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.

Hulu gives its site a major makeover

Hulu has redesigned its streaming video site to simplify content discovery and make it more appealing.

Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard

Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.

AT&T responds to FaceTime-over-cellular plan criticism

AT&T is sticking to its plan to limit FaceTime calls over cellular to Mobile Share plan customers only, come iOS 6. In a stern blog post, the company defends its planned FaceTime limitations as both legal and necessary.

Adobe releases six critical patches for Flash, AIR

Adobe Systems has released fixes for six critical vulnerabilities affecting its Flash multimedia application and AIR runtime, five of which could allow for remote code execution on a system.