peHUB Second Opinion 9.10

A diplomatic solution may have been found for the Syria crisis.

The S&P gained for its sixth straight session, but Apple shares fell today.

Apple’s low-end iPhone starts at 99 bucks. Here are the details.

Apple treated the press to a mini Elvis Costello concert at its press conference today.

Some of Microsoft’s largest investors want to see the software giant put a turnaround expert on its short list to replace Steve Ballmer. Two favorites are Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp CEO Mike Lawrie, Reuters reported.

Intel is working on a new line of tiny chips for smartwatches and other wearable computing devices.

Wal-Mart said it would launch a smartphone trade-in program.

Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners opined about “contrarian” investments at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today.

Google lost its appeal of its Street View privacy case.

The rich got even richer last year.

In pop culture news, George Zimmerman’s attorney quit, a newlywed has been charged with killing her husband by pushing him off a cliff, and a video showing a naked Miley Cyrus swinging around on a wrecking ball has set a record for most views.

Photo: Singer Elvis Costello performed at waits after Apple’s media event today in Cupertino, California. Photo by Stephen Lam, Reuters