TechFast: Yahoo Layoffs, More Windows Tablets, 4G Verizon iPhone Rumors

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Microsoft to demo new slate PCs, Windows 8 tablet functionality at CES?

Source: Engadget

Microsoft’s answer to the iPad is believed to be in the form of tablets running Windows 7, but the company may also show off Windows 8 in early January.

Despite Steve Jobs’ Predictions, RIM’s BlackBerry Catches Up to Apple’s iPhone

Source: Fast Company

Research in Motion (RIM) shipped 14.1 million BlackBerry handsets last quarter, despite Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ prediction that his company had left RIM in the dust. Can RIM keep up the pace?

Yahoo to lay off more than 600 staffers: sources

Source: Reuters

Rumor has it that Yahoo’s going to cut 4-5 percent of its workforce today.

Operation Payback’s next DDoS target: Fax machines

Source: Netcraft

The “hacktivist” group made famous for bringing down the websites of Visa and MasterCard has apparently gone old school, clogging the fax machines of Amazon, Paypal and, again, Visa and MasterCard.

EXCLUSIVE: Verizon’s iPhone rumored to be LTE device; coming right after Christmas

Source: MacDailyNews

The never-ending flood of Verizon iPhone rumors gets an upgrade with an assertion that the device will hit Verizon right after Christmas (instead of early next year) and will work on Verizon’s new 4G/LTE network.

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