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TechBits: Tech News (11.14.12)

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Some of this week's tech headlines:

    Skype is shutting down password request systems because of a security hole.  Hackers have figured out how to use the systems to get access to people's accounts.  All that's needed is a user's e-mail address and user name.  Microsoft, which owns Skype, is working on a solution to the problem.

    Nokia is giving Apple some competition on maps.  It's just unveiled a new mapping service called 'Here'.  It operates in a similar way to Google Maps.  Nokia has already submitted a Here app for iOS devices.

    Apple makes more money per square foot than any other retailer in the United States.  A new analysis compares earnings to the square footage of retail stores.  It shows Apple made $6,050 per square foot at its retail stores.  The next highest earnings were less than half that amount.  Tiffany & Co. made $3,015 per square foot.

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