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Weekly Wrap-up: CISPA Passes The House

Google Drive launched this week. The US House Passes CISPA. The iPad is Changing Education. Learn more about these stories and many more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

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The Google Drive Review You’ve Been Waiting For

Google Drive launched this week to much attention. Jon Mitchell did an in-depth review on Google Drive, based on his early preview of the service. And, while he doesn’t feel that Google Drive goes far enough, he is very encouraged by this latest offering from Google. Check out our Google+ Hangout to learn more about Google Drive, or check out some screenshots of the service for a quick look at the UI. We showed you some

US House Passes CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 248-168. Scott Fulton explained some of the ramifications of CISPA, sharing why some portions of it are necessary, but how dangerous the bill will be without changes.

Check to see if your Representative supported CISPA.

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How the iPad Is Changing Education

The iPad may only be two years old, but it’s already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet.

The market for this type of device may only be in its infancy, but it’s already becoming clear how it will revolutionize certain aspects our lives. Education is a huge one, as recent developments have demonstrated. More

Apple’s Huge Quarter in Charts

Apple posted another monster quarter, just as some were starting to doubt it.

Again, Apple’s most impressive statistic is its overall sales growth: With more than $39 billion in revenue last quarter, Apple’s sales grew 59% year-over-year, far faster than its peers.

The iPhone business continues to lead Apple, and the 35 million iPhones shipped during the quarter were above expectations. More

How the iPad Is Revolutionizing Local Businesses

It was dinner at a fancy restaurant in Boston. After the last sip of Scotch was polished off, the waiter came over with the check… and an iPad. It was to take a survey about the quality of service, but it just as easily could have been used to pay the bill. More

Why Would a Financial Services Firm Want to Use Pinterest?

“PINTEREST: Can financial services firms use this new platform effectively?” That was the subject line of an email in my inbox this morning. It came from Corporate Insight, a financial services consulting firm. The email went on to note that “Pinterest values imagery over text and incorporates many social aspects of Twitter and Facebook to connect users and spread content.” While admitting that “no financial services firm uses Pinterest today,” nevertheless Corporate Insight thinks that financial institutions should have a presence on Pinterest. More

iPads in the Office: What Are They Really Good For?

When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPad, he acknowledged that for a tablet to have a “reason for being,” it had to be “far better at some key things” than either a smartphone or laptop. In the consumer market, tablets have some advantages in each of the seven categories Jobs mentioned: browsing, email, photos, video, music, games and e-books.. More

Macs Spread Malware To PCs

Call it Steve Jobs’ revenge. Security vendor Sophos has discovered that one in five Mac computers surveyed carry malware that could infect Windows PCs. In a bit of delicious irony, only one in 36 Apple computers were found to be infected with Mac OS X malware. The results bring an odd sense of urgency to worries about Mac security. More

Apple Could Buy T-Mobile With Its Q2 Earnings

Apple reported another very successful financial quarter this afternoon, exceeding expectations. In the quarter ending March 31, the company brought in a net profit of $11.6 billion on a grand total of $39.2 billion in revenue. As has been the case in recent quarters, the vast majority of Apple’s revenue came from sales of iPads and iPhones. Together, the two devices made up nearly 75% of Apple’s revenue last quarter, a percentage that continues to grow over time. More

Microsoft’s Mobile Comeback Is Looking Terrible

Microsoft ruled the PC market for decades with utter dominance. But today, as the future shifts toward mobile devices, things are not looking good for Microsoft. It’s not that it’s not trying: Microsoft is spending a lot of money and effort on cracking the mobile market, now in lockstep with Nokia, its top partner. But there’s no indication yet that it’s having any real success. More

Twitter Can’t Beat Facebook

Hardcore Twitter users, I know you’re a loyal bunch (in fact, I consider myself one of you). So don’t take this personally.

This article is about Facebook and how it is either going to destroy Twitter, force the microblogging service to change or make it an aquisition target by a rival, such as Apple or Google. More

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