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Guinness World Record for iPad typing broken

How fast can you type the alphabet on an iPad? The previous record of 6.31 seconds has been busted by the teenage son of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili who did it in 5.26 seconds.

By July 5, 2011


Short Take: Qualcomm 4-for-1 split takes effect

A long-awaited 4-for-1 stock split for Qualcomm, a wireless communications technology company, took effect today, sending shares nearly 9 percent higher to 176.13 in midday trading. Qualcomm has been the best-performing stock on the S&P 500 index this year, posting a gain of more than 2,600 percent in 1999. Shares have traded as high as 185 and as low as 6.31 in the past year.

December 31, 1999