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Google is famous for the “perks” that they give their employees. Things like gourmet free lunches, shuttle service to and from work, an on-campus laundromat, but their most recognized program is easily “20% time”. In case you haven’t heard of it by now, Google basically gives employees one day of the week to work on whatever it is they want. Apple has basically stolen this idea.

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Text messages, those lovely succinct 160 character bursts of the human expression that are infinitely more practical than a phone call, are in danger. According to a report published earlier this week by the analyst firm Chetan Sharma, the average American sent 678 text messages per month in the third quarter. That’s down from 696 text messages in Q2. Why is this seemingly small drop so significant? Because this is the first time that a decline has been recorded.

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Apple’s iPhone 5 is, without question, one of the most lusted after smartphones currently on the market. It’s the iPhone that finally shipped with a screen that’s larger than 3.5 inches diagonal, and it’s also the first iPhone with 4G LTE. One thing Apple didn’t count on was just how hard it would be to make their latest Jesus Phone. That “chamfered edge” has become a well documented nightmare.

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Moody’s is a credit rating agency you might have heard of while watching the news about the financial crisis. They give companies scores so that investors know what they’re getting themselves into. Companies typically borrow money so they can grow, and that debt is then given a rating. Today Moody’s has decided to lower Sony’s credit rating to “one grade above junk”.

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T-Mobile has issued two important pieces of news in the span of 24 hours. The first, and arguably the less important of the two, is that iPhone owners in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Houston, Texas will now have access to high speed internet. The other major announcement is of course T-Mobile Q3 2012 financial results.

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We’ve been writing about the Sony Yuga for what feels like months. It’s allegedly going to be the Japanese smartphone maker’s flagship device for 2013. It’ll have a quad core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, just like the Nexus 4, 2 GB of RAM, again, just like the Nexus 4, and a 12 megapixel camera. What makes it special is the display: 5 inches diagonal with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.