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We start off the week with an amuse-bouche of an iPhone rumor, followed by a few light helpings of iTunes in the Cloud. Finally, for dessert, half a dozen assorted flavors of Kindle Fire.
A proposed settlement of the U.S. Department of Justice's ebook price-fixing case against three large publishers would damage the U.S. publishing industry and would single out Apple for restrictions on ebook pricing, lawyers for the tech firm wrote in comments to the agency.
The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.
Google on Friday acquired the Mac and iOS email client Sparrow, and says no significant updates to the apps are planned.
Microsoft and Google are each taking steps to extend the social networking capabilities in their search services.
With the number of patent-related lawsuits on the rise, and the system set up to favor deep-pocketed giants over individual inventors and smaller companies, patent experts say that U.S. technology innovation is in for a continued shaky ride.
Google has quietly changed the way Chrome browser adds extensions, blocking automatic installs from all but those downloaded through the company's Chrome Web Store.
Yahoo has picked Google's Marissa Mayer as its new CEO, replacing Scott Thompson, the former PayPal president who left the Yahoo post less than six months into the job.
Office has been a wildly successful product for Microsoft, but its continued dominance is far from assured as software moves to the cloud and employees bring their own tablets and smartphones into work.
Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo and LinkedIn.
Yahoo said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services.
CNet chronicles Netflix's near-death experience, The Daily may be on death's door, and one notable individual things many patents should die off.
Both corporations and employees who tweet on their company's behalf must clarify the question.