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Apple employee town hall meeting letter sets the tone

Apple employee town hall meeting letter sets the tone

Yesterday Apple announced new record results for their financial Q1 2013 including sales of iOS devices as well as overall revenue, and with those announcements came an invite from Tim Cook to employees for a town hall meeting being held this morning. This town hall meeting will likely be extremely similar to the meeting held last year at this time after the company released its 2012 Q1 financial results, question and answer session included. At the moment we're not entirely sure if we'll be seeing the results of this session or if it will be closed-door employees-only in the end.

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The White House unveils National Day of Civic Hacking

The White House unveils National Day of Civic Hacking

The White House has announced that this summer it will launch the National Day of Civic Hacking, a nationwide event where individuals can stretch their creative fingers using publicly released data to create "solutions for problems that affect Americans." The event will take place on June 1 and 2, and will be a collaborative effort amongst anyone who wants to participate.

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Mega claims 1 million users on day one

Mega claims 1 million users on day one

According to none other than Kim Dotcom himself, Megaupload's replacement Mega has attained 1 million users in the first day it's been active. This of course includes those users that got early access, and the announcement was made at Dotcom's own mansion in New Zealand at a conference clad with fireworks and scantily clad ladies. The event spoken of here took place early this morning (or at night if you were there in person) and was described as "insane" by some choice attendees.

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Facebook Graph Search revealed at special live event

Facebook Graph Search revealed at special live event

This week the folks at Facebook have revealed a third of three pillars the describe as the "Three Pillars of the Facebook ecosystem", that being Graph Search. Mark Zuckerberg himself described this new area of excellence for the Facebook universe, showing the first two as being the Facebook News Feed and the Facebook Timeline. Zuckerberg let it be known that Graph Search is anything if not "web search" - its just a bit different than that.

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Goodbye CES 2013: It’s been fun!

Goodbye CES 2013: It’s been fun!

This year at CES 2013 we took on the full gamut, everything from ultra HD televisions to smartphone cases, and all things good in-between. While we'll be presenting several CES wrap-up posts for you over the next few days so you can get caught up in a collection of nutshells, we'd like to take the opportunity here to say thank you to all of the individuals, companies, and institutions that helped us make it easy to present all the newest innovations to you, the readers.

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PlayStation 4 release tipped by Sony event invite

PlayStation 4 release tipped by Sony event invite

This week the event known as Destination PlayStation (2013) has been confirmed in an invitation to the press (and retail executives, of course) with promise of more 2013 action than the game-loving public can handle. This event is set to show off games, primarily, but attendees will also be "treated to food, drink, play, and a first look at all the amazing new releases coming from Sony Computer Entertainment America Entertainment in 2013." An announcement of the next-generation PlayStation gaming console would fit with the scheduling of a release to the public in 2014 given past release trends from Sony.

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HTC Verizon event set for November 13, DROID DNA likely

HTC Verizon event set for November 13, DROID DNA likely

On the 13th of this month there will indeed be an event held by HTC and Verizon at once, bringing on a new device that's quite likely looking like what we've been teased with over the past few weeks - the HTC DROID DNA. This device is the only un-revealed machine we've seen that's heading for Verizon from HTC that's been visible in leaks over the past few weeks, and with the way the market looks today, such a phablet is quite likely to pop up soon. You'll want to stick right here to SlashGear for the big event on the 13th as it'll be bright with high definition and massive display size, one way or another.

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Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

This week Microsoft is holding their yearly developer conference with Windows Phone 8 at the forefront right here at the start of the mobile OS, but the desktop OS Windows 8 and tablet OS Windows RT as well - and we're here all week to bring it to you live! Build is essentially the Microsoft equivalent of Google's own Google I/O and Apple's WWDC - it's Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT's turn now. This Build is unique in that it comes immediately following the release of Microsoft's new fave

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Sandy stops Google (but new Android news was hardly a mystery)

Sandy stops Google (but new Android news was hardly a mystery)

It would appear that the force of nature named Sandy did not want her good friend Microsoft to be washed out by Android news just one week after the fact, as today's Google event was cancelled on account of her rapid approach. That's all well and good, and Google is certainly going to have a replacement event, but what we know already of the event is... well... more than likely basically everything. Start your journey down this path of explosive news with the release - regardless of a lack of announcement - of the 32GB version of the Nexus 7, out in stores right this minute if you know where to look. From there it's all software and a few surprises in the Nexus universe, too.

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