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Live from Microsoft's next Xbox event (The Verge) -
Live from Microsoft's next Xbox event — We're live blogging Microsoft's next Xbox announcement. The tagline on the screen is “A New Generation Revealed” and we're inside a tent on Microsoft's soccer pitch. The usual pre-event executive gladhanding is going on, the the steady, mellow beat of some pretty chill music.
Apple CEO Tim Cook strongly defends tax policy at Senate hearing (Jim Puzzanghera/Los Angeles Times) -
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Apple CEO Tim Cook strongly defends tax policy at Senate hearing — Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives before testifying to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee about the company's offshore profit shifting and tax avoidance.
Pandora launches a new 'Premieres' station for US users, previewing new albums up to a week before launch (Paul Sawers/The Next Web) -
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Pandora launches a new ‘Premieres’ station for US users, previewing new albums up to a week before launch — Internet radio and music recommendation service Pandora is rolling out a new service that will offer previews of upcoming album launches in their entirety, up to a week before they go on sale.
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food (Christopher Mims/Quartz) -
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food — Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation …
Nvidia Tegra 4i Hits 150 Mbps in Demo, Ready for LTE Advanced and AT&T (Mark Spoonauer/LAPTOP Magazine) -
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine:
Nvidia Tegra 4i Hits 150 Mbps in Demo, Ready for LTE Advanced and AT&T — For Nvidia to get back in the smartphone race against Qualcomm, it needs a platform that's future proof. And that's exactly what the Tegra 4i promises. Shown here at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, the mobile processor …
Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer Testify In Front of Senate Committee on Tax Strategies [Live] (Jordan Golson/MacRumors) -
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer Testify In Front of Senate Committee on Tax Strategies [Live] — After jostling in competing memoranda yesterday, Apple and a group of U.S. Senators are prepared to go head-to-head in a committee hearing examining the tax avoidance strategies of Apple and other multinational corporations.
Sprint Ups Its Offer For Outstanding Clearwire Shares To Around $2.5B (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) -
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sprint Ups Its Offer For Outstanding Clearwire Shares To Around $2.5B — More developments in the Sprint acquisition food chain saga. As expected, Sprint is upping its offer for outstanding Clearwire shares to $3.40 per share, working out to an offer of about $2.5 billion.
Twitter granted patent on pull-to-refresh, promises to only use it defensively (Nilay Patel/The Verge) -
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Twitter granted patent on pull-to-refresh, promises to only use it defensively — Can the Innovator's Patent Agreement bring peace to the patent wars? — Twitter was just officially granted a patent on the ubiquitous pull-to-refresh gesture — a touch interface concept the company acquired …
Spotify to Share Top-50 Song Lists (Hannah Karp/Wall Street Journal) -
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify to Share Top-50 Song Lists — Music-streaming service Spotify AB Tuesday will begin publishing lists of its top 50 most-streamed songs and most-shared songs, embedded with links that allow fans to listen without registering or signing into the service.
Apple's tax strategy portrayed by Senate subcommittee as a unique 'absurdity' (Neil Hughes/AppleInsider) -
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's tax strategy portrayed by Senate subcommittee as a unique ‘absurdity’ — In opening remarks of a hearing Tuesday morning, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations accused Apple of being the mastermind of elaborate tax evasion practices that are unique to the iPhone maker.
Opera's WebKit-Based Android Browser Exits Beta To Battle Apps For Users' Attention (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch) -
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Opera's WebKit-Based Android Browser Exits Beta To Battle Apps For Users' Attention — Browser maker Opera's first WebKit browser has exited beta. The full launch for the browser previously code-named Ice adds a few additional minor updates to the meaty feature-set demoed at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow back in February.
Customers not as happy with iPhone as they were last year (Shara Tibken/CNET) -
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Customers not as happy with iPhone as they were last year — The American Customer Satisfaction Index shows Apple remains on top, but it's declining while Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung are rising. — The iPhone 5 — More customers are satisfied with Apple's phones than any other handsets …
Ireland rejects blame for Apple's low tax rate (Reuters) -
Ireland rejects blame for Apple's low tax rate — (Reuters) - Ireland said on Tuesday it was not to blame for Apple Inc's low global tax payments and had no special rate deal with the company after the U.S. Senate said it paid little or no tax on tens of billions of dollars in profits stashed in Irish subsidiaries.
IBM's Watson Now A Customer Service Agent, Coming To Smartphones Soon (Bruce Upbin/Forbes) -
Bruce Upbin / Forbes:
IBM's Watson Now A Customer Service Agent, Coming To Smartphones Soon — IBM's question-answering Watson supercomputer is building quite the résumé. First it won a much-publicized showdown against the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time, then it went to medical school and emerged as a budding oncologist.