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  • Tesla Motors repays Department of Energy loan nine years early

    With a wire transfer of $451.8 million, Elon Musk has finally made good on his promise to repay the hefty loan Tesla received from the Department of Energy well ahead of its 2022 due date, beating even Musk’s own five-year estimate. This comes on the heels of a very profitable first quarter, and is yet another sign the electric car maker is doing quite well on the greener side of things, despite a touch of bad press earlier this year. For more on what Tesla has to say about this milestone, check the press release after the break.

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  • Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, addresses some of Google's concerns

    Last week, Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone came under fire for not adhering to some of Google’s requirements. The result was an ultimatum from Mountain View, requesting that Microsoft make the necessary tweaks by May 22nd or pull the app entirely. Today, which just so happens to be that aforementioned date, Microsoft has released a new version of its YouTube app for Windows Phone. This time around, video downloads are disabled — users who already have the app won’t retain this functionality, either — but one important feature is still missing: ads. It’s unclear whether Google approved of this update, though that does seem unlikely, but we’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment. In the meantime, WP users can nab the new app via the Windows Phone store.

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    Via: ZDNet

  • Foursquare on Android and iOS gets search filters for the extra picky

    Foursquare on Android and iOS gets search filters for the extrapicky

    Foursquare knows that there’s a lot more to a night on the town than a good search keyword. Accordingly, it just updated its Android and iOS apps with location search filters that narrow the results based on familiarity and price. At times, the terms can get very specific: if you want to try an expensive Korean barbecue that only your friends have visited so far, you can. While there isn’t much more to the update than that, those prone to cravings (or just curiosity) should get their fill at the source links.

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    Via: Foursquare

    Source: App Store, Google Play

  • HP Q2 2013 financials: $1.1 billion in profits on revenue of $27.6 billion, earnings down 32 percent

    HP just posted its Q2 financial report, and despite somber news of falling profits and revenue, the company managed to beat consensus estimates and the stock has jumped more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. As for concrete figures, HP pulled in $1.1 billion in profit, which is down 32 percent from just one year ago. Revenue of $27.6 billion reveals a similar story, which is down 10 percent year over year. With respect to HP’s Personal Systems group, the company is pulling in a 3.2 percent margin, where revenue is down 20 percent year over year. Here, total unit shipments are down 21 percent, with an 18 percent decline for desktops and a 24 percent hit for notebooks.

    Just three months ago, company CEO Meg Whitman promised a bright future for HP with plans to bring “a number of new programs and disruptive innovations to market in the coming quarters,” which likely includes such products as the Split x2. Whether consumers will respond remains to be seen, but for the moment, HP is keeping investors happy by returning $1.1 billion to shareholders through dividends and stock repurchases. Meanwhile, in a move to further set expectations, Whitman reiterated her confidence for the rest of the year, but followed with, “As I have said many times before, this is a multi-year journey.” The future remains just that, but for the moment, you can hit up the source link for a peek into the current financial health of HP.

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    Source: HP

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