2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
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- Regulus surges on early hepatitis C drug data
Shares of Regulus Therapeutics more than doubled Wednesday as early testing of a hepatitis C drug appeared promising. Wedbush Securities analyst Liana said that the drug could have a major impact on hepatitis ...
- Here’s how to fix iPhone 6 Plus battery problems after the iOS 8.1 update
Even though Apple’s recent iOS 8.1 update was supposed to fix various iOS 8 bugs and problems, OS X Daily reports that some users have run into unexpected battery issues with the new update — and that’s even if they own the iPhone 6 Plus, which has been praised so far for its extended battery life. FROM EARLIER: iOS 8.1 doesn’t seem to fix the huge issue that prevented you from updating to iOS 8 “I experienced this fast battery draining thing myself with iOS 8.1 on an iPhone 6 Plus, which after the update started to run physically warm to the touch and was losing battery at a highly unusual rate, where you can basically watch the percentage indicator tick
- Stocks subdued after business surveys
- Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profile using woman's name, photos
- UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
- Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'
(Reuters) - Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at email@example.com to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. ...
- Magazine Apologizes To Timberlake & Biel
- Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative
Google is apparently not happy with all the features its email product can offer, and it’s reportedly working on a new Gmail alternative, Android Police has learned, currently known internally as project “Bigtop.” FROM EARLIER: Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0 While it’s not clear when Bigtop will be made official, and whether it’ll ever become a new Google product, the publication has already seen development versions of the Bigtop web and Android apps that suggest Google is taking a new approach to email, trying to further “fix” this daily chore. The app will also be available to iOS device users. Interestingly, the new platform doesn’t have any Google branding, suggesting the product might handle