Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Tuesday, July 5.
Social network hobbles a Chrome extension that moves friends' contact info to Google+, but a programmer is working on a way around the restriction.
The next battleground in social networking is measuring influence, not just winning users. Twitter's acquisition of social-media analysis company BackType illustrates that trend.
Apple has put in an order for 15 million iPhone 5 units from Taiwanese supplier Pegatron, with an eye toward shipping the phones starting in September, according to DigiTimes.
The carrier bids farewell to unlimited data plans this week and says hello to usage-based options. It's also adding a charge to use its mobile hot-spot feature.
Google wants to respectively rename the services Google Blogs and Google Photos, according to a Mashable report.
Tune at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow to find out what Facebook's mystery announcement is. CNET will bring you the news live from Facebook's headquarters as the event takes place.
CNET gets a tour of one of TechShop's four commercial-scale hacker facilities, which are helping to bring the maker culture to the mainstream with classes and monthly memberships.
How dominant can Google's Android become? Dominant enough for almost an entire industry of rivals to play a $4.5 billion game of patent keep away. Now it's time for the lawsuits.
Carrier will cover theft, loss, and damage to the iPhone for a monthly fee of $4.99 and a deductible of $50 or $125 depending on the model.
WebOS chief: Don't fret over TouchPad reviews
An internal e-mail reveals HP's Jon Rubinstein trying to cheer up his staff about initial response to the tablet, invoking the downer first reviews of Apple's Mac OS X. More
The high-profile, patent-holding entity which has gone after app developers has taken aim at six companies in a new lawsuit that says all are infringing on one or more of its patents.
Even though he hasn't posted anything, Mark Zuckerberg has one and a half times as many followers as Google CEO Larry Page and more than anyone else.
A new feature in Microsoft's Bing application for iPad aims to make it easier to start a new search from any page you're on just by drawing a circle around a word or two.
The Bottom Line: The SuperTooth HD's hardware is good, but its Handsfree Assistant social network, text messaging, and e-mail integration service is both its claim to fame and its Achilles' heel.
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