TechFast: Missing Gmail Found, Cheaper iPhones, Steve Jobs’ Knighthood

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Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech stories so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.

Gmail back soon for everyone

Link: Google

A software glitch left 0.02% of Gmail users without all their old e-mail messages and contacts on Sunday. Google has recovered all the missing data and is working to get it put back in place.

Apple Plots Move To Expand iPhone’s Market Share

Link: Forbes

An analyst who met with interim Apple CEO Tim Cook reports that the company is exploring low-priced iPhone models, “clever” prepaid initiatives, and big things for tablets.

Google Street View now goes places cars can’t

Link: Mercury News

Google’s expanding its Street View mapping feature by rolling out a fleet of three-wheeled bicycles with panoramic cameras on top. Yes, trikes.

Verizon iPhone Clears 1 Million-Sold Mark

Link: The Street

Verizon’s new CEO, Dan Mead, said that pre-orders accounted for 60% of its iPhone 4 sales. This guy at The Street then extrapolates that since analysts estimated Verizon sold 600,000 iPhone pre-orders, the company sold a million iPhones. That’s a lot of wobbly dots to connect, but there you have it.

Gordon Brown ‘blocked knighthood’ for Steve Jobs

Link: The Telegraph

Steve Jobs, a Knight? Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown apparently “refused to knight Mr Jobs in 2009 because he turned down an invitation to speak at the Labour Party conference.”

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