Poll showing Obama 13 points ahead raises eyebrows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After weeks of national polls showing the U.S. presidential race as a near dead heat, a survey on Wednesday raised eyebrows by giving President Barack Obama a commanding 13-point lead over his Republican rival Mitt Romney.

GM Confirms Siri ‘Eyes Free’ Integration Coming to New Models Within 12 Months [iOS Blog]

General Motors will be one of the first automakers to support Apple’s Eyes Free feature in iOS 6, according to a report by GMAuthority. Eyes Free will put a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, allowing users to control their iPhones without moving their hands.

Today, GM Authority has learned that The General will soon introduce Siri eyes-free integration in its vehicles and the first ones to get the integration will be the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic. While the automaker’s media representatives didn’t provide specific timing details, we were told that we should expect an announcement within the next 12 months.

Fed Extends ‘Twist’ Program to Drive Rates Lower

WASHINGTON  — The Federal Reserve is extending a program designed to drive down long-term U.S. interest rates to spur borrowing and spending. Hiring has weakened, and the U.S. economy needs more support, the Fed said Wednesday. It reiterated its plan to keep short-term rates at record lows until at least late 2014. And it said […]

LinkedIn sued for $5 million over data breach

(Reuters) – An Illinois woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against LinkedIn Corp, saying the social network violated promises to consumers by not having better security in place when more than 6 million customer passwords were stolen.

U.S. Stocks falter after Fed fails to knock socks off

U.S. stocks closed mixed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve extended one of its stimulus programs but stopped short of announcing a more aggressive bond buying policy.

Yahoo, Facebook seek more time for settlement talks

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc and Facebook Inc believe settlement talks in a high profile patent lawsuit would be helped if a U.S. judge pushed back certain deadlines in the case, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

Dutch court orders Apple to pay Samsung damages over patent

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch court ordered Apple Inc to pay damages to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over a patent violation in the Netherlands, the latest twist in the global legal battle waged by the two rival phone and computer makers.