July 28, 2014, 8:20 am
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Ending Cease-Fire, Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive

NY Times - By : Staff Reporting

Soon after barrages of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Sunday morning, the Israeli military announced that a humanitarian lull in its Gaza offensive, which was meant to last through midnight, was over.

The military said in a statement shortly after 10 a.m. that it was resuming its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip “following Hamas’s incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window.&r...



Is the Curtain Falling on Tablets?

WSJ - By : DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and SHIRA OVIDE

When the late Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad in 2010, he acknowledged that many people already had a smartphone and a laptop computer.

"Is there room for a third category of device in the middle?" asked the then Apple In...


Inside the Furious, Close-Range Gun Battle at Pennsylvania Hospital

ABC News - By : Staff Reporting

A doctor with a semi-automatic gun and a caseworker who was "nothing short of heroic" were able to wound and then subdue an armed psychiatric patient after he had killed another caseworker and appeared intent of reloading and shooting...


Israel rejects cease-fire proposal, though talks continue

Los Angeles Times - By : Staff Reporting

Hopes for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, where fighting between Palestinian militants and Israeli troops has left more than 840 Palestinians dead, faltered late Friday when Israel’s security cabinet unanimously rejected a U.S.-backed acc...



Judge expresses concern on $450 million e-book settlement of Apple

Tech Times - By : Staff Reporting

The settlement is Apple's way to evade an antitrust lawsuit which stated that the company formed a conspiracy with five publishers on its bid to fix the prices of e-books.

Apple's settlement request sparked an area of concern as its provisions could undervalue the consumers' claims. One clause states that Apple will be required to pay a lower amount of $70 million if the decision from the appeals court is reversed, making the company non-liable in antitrust laws violation. - Full Article




If you cant check in, is it really Foursquare?

ComputerWorld - By : Mike Elgan

Foursquare unceremoniously dropped its "check in" feature this week. Now, the service has been re-created as a third-rate Yelp instead of a first-rate Foursquare.

Check-ins are now done via Swarm, a new app launched recently by Foursquare.

The trouble with this is that, for many of Foursquare's most loyal and passionate users, checking in to locations is what Foursquare has always been about. - Full Article



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