Sean Hollister · Google may bid for Waze navigation app, blocking Facebook's attempt to acquire its crowdsourced maps
Casey Chan · Apparently, Google wants to start a bidding war with Facebook over who gets to buy Waze.
Jake Maxwell Watts · Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—P&G CEO déjà vu, Stockholm burns, extra-terrestrial copyright law
With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.
Nathan Ingraham · Jony Ive's iOS 7 redesign reportedly eliminates 'heavy textures' for a flat, 'black and white' design
Add one more name to the Hulu bidding derby: Yahoo, which just announced plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, has made an offer on the video website as well.
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Jamie Condliffe · Google is apparently facing a fresh antitrust probe from the Federal Trade Commission to find out if
Best Buy is planning to cut $50 off the iPhone in a four-week promotion that kicks off on Sunday. The price cut applies to the purchase of the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in conjunction with a two-year contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.
Dan DeSilva · Best Buy to extend a $50 discount across the entire iPhone lineup starting this Sunday
Google is the latest suitor to be reportedly circling around social sat-nav smartphone app Waze. Bloomberg reports ‘people familiar with the matter’ who say Mountain View is considering an acquisition, and that Waze is “fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion”.
Artem Russakovskii · Chrome Beta For Android Updated To v28: Translate Bar, Fullscreen On Tablets, Bandwidth Savings Graph, And More
Emil Protalinski · Chrome 28 beta for Android is out: Google Translate built-in, fullscreen on tablets, new error pages, and more
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Even though I don’t use it (because it’s Gmail-centric, rather than a general IMAP client), I greatly admire the design of their iPhone app. This iPad version feels a bit half-assed though: Landscape only.
Mark Gurman · Mailbox email app for iPhone removes reservation system following scaling improvements
Microsoft and Google are building a YouTube app for Windows Phone that serves ads, due ‘in the coming weeks’
Microsoft and Google have apparently put their differences aside and are now building a compliant YouTube app together for Windows Phone. The app will likely be developed using YouTube’s iFrame API, will serve ads, and will be out as soon as next month.
Apple today significantly reduced prices on refurbished models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, with all models now carrying approximately 15% discounts relative to brand-new units.
Over on XDA, a user posted some pictures this morning of a Nexus 4 that was seen at a mobile expo taking place in Thailand. What makes this N4 special is that the device appears to be running a completely new build number, JWR45B.
Two VMware executives have left to join Redpoint Ventures to help the firm extend its reach into the enterprise and mobile markets. Their leaving marks a string of recent VMware departures, following the Pivotal spinout of several of the two companies’ product groups.