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Ustream preps iPhone app for live-streaming video to Facebook profiles

Facebook users will be able to broadcast live iPhone video on their Timelines using an app from Ustream.

Apple, Facebook put Prineville on the map

Apple and Facebook this week each filed plans to expand data center operations in Prineville, Ore., a little community that's on its way to becoming one of largest data center locations in the U.S.

TechHive: Who's got more digital content, iTunes or Amazon?

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How are Amazon and Apple shaping up when it comes to the amount of digital content available? TechHive breaks down the numbers for music, ebooks, movies, and more.

Apple argues for trial before DOJ ebooks settlement

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an ebooks price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts even before the case is heard.

Pinterest goes all-in with mobile, releasing iPad and iPhone apps

Looking to get in on the booming mobile market, social network Pinterest has unveiled iOS and Android mobile apps for its pinboard service.

Oracle Java SE7 Update 6 brings full support for OS X

With the release of Java SE7 for OS X, Apple's platform can boast full compatibility with the latest version of the cross-platform technology.

Twitter acquires intellectual property from iOS app testing firm Clutch.io

Twitter has acquired intellectual property from app testing firm Clutch.io and its team is joining the social networking company, it said on Monday.

Google to buy travel brand Frommer's

Google plans to buy the travel guide publisher Frommer's, as well as other travel publishing assets, from John Wiley & Sons, as the search company continues beefing up its original content.

TechHive: Google refines mobile search with quick answers

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Some new additions to Google's mobile search tool will make it easier to get at certain kinds of information quickly.

Weekly Wrap: Fix Mountain Lion bugs, avoid scary hacks

Don't look now, but summer's kind of winding down. Now's the time to go outside with your laptop or iOS device, and catch up on both the sun's rays and Macworld's biggest stories from the past week.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Valve expands Steam delivery platform beyond games

Hoping to break out from the confines of the gaming community, computer game distributor Valve will start hosting non-gaming programs on its Steam network.

Google building stronger Flash sandbox in Chrome

Google says it had wrapped up work on a stronger Flash sandbox in the Windows version of Chrome, and would soon ship the same for its OS X browser.