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  • Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men 20 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google isn't making much headway diversifying its workforce beyond white and Asian men, even though the Internet company hired women to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year. More »

  • Notable U.S. semiconductor M&A deals since Dec 2013 Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centres. Demand for cheaper chips and new products to power Internet-connected gadgets is driving consolidation in the semiconductor industry. Worldwide semiconductor M&A reached $31 billion last year, the most since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters data. In the 12 months through March 2, 472 chip M&A deals were made worldwide, up from 383 in the previous year. ... More »

  • BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest's Typo reach settlement Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry said Monday that it reached a patent infringement settlement with Typo, a maker of iPhone keyboards co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. The Canadian smartphone maker had accused Typo of ripping off its design. More »

  • BlackBerry settles patent dispute with Seacrest's company Typo
    BlackBerry settles patent dispute with Seacrest's company Typo Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    BlackBerry Ltd and television host Ryan Seacrest's keyboard company Typo Products have agreed to settle a patent dispute over the sale of smartphone keyboards of a certain size, the Canadian smartphone maker said on Monday. Under the terms of the settlement, Typo will stop selling keyboards for smartphones and other devices with screens smaller than 7.9 inches, BlackBerry said. In February, a U.S. district court sanctioned Typo, co-founded by "American Idol" host Seacrest, for violating an injunction that barred it from selling a $99 iPhone keyboard case that BlackBerry said infringed its patents. More »

  • Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach
    Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company. More »

  • Google increases user privacy controls
    Google increases user privacy controls Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data. Google's new website answers frequently asked questions, such as whether the company sells personal data and what information is given to advertisers. In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked classified documents that showed the U.S. National Security Agency was engaging in mass collection of phone records, placing companies that have enormous amounts of data, such as Google, Facebook and Apple, under increasing scrutiny. More »

  • Microsoft Windows 10, with mobile in mind, arrives in July Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will roll out the latest version of its Windows operating system at the end of July. More »

  • This Is What The iPhone Would Have Looked Like In The '80s
    This Is What The iPhone Would Have Looked Like In The '80s Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Designer imagines what iPhone would have looked like if it launched in 1985 More »

  • Nvidia says it sees revenue from cloud computing at $1 bln within two-three …
    Nvidia says it sees revenue from cloud computing at $1 bln within two-three … Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Chipmaker Nvidia Corp said it expects cloud computing revenue to hit $1 billion in the next two to three years, as demand for big data analysis drives growth in graphics chips. Cloud computing is the company's fastest-growing segment, with revenue increasing at about 60-70 percent a year, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told reporters a day before Computex, Asia's largest technology trade show, opens in Taipei. Nvidia makes chips for computing and gaming graphics, known as GPU, or graphical processing units. More »

  • $100,000 check awaits mystery recycler of rare Apple 1 computer
    $100,000 check awaits mystery recycler of rare Apple 1 computer Sun, May 31, 2015

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed and hand-built the computers and sold them for $666.66 each. The recycling firm sold the Apple for $200,000 in a private auction. Then we started looking at it," said Victor Gichun, vice president of marketing for CleanBayArea. More »

  • A $100,000 cheque awaits mystery recycler of rare Apple 1 computer Sun, May 31, 2015

    A $100,000 cheque is waiting for a mystery woman who donated a rare Apple 1 computer to a Silicon Valley recycling firm. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed and hand-built the computers and sold them for $666.66 each. The recycling firm sold the Apple for $200,000 in a private auction. More »

  • Search For Mystery Recycler Of Rare Apple-1
    Search For Mystery Recycler Of Rare Apple-1 Sun, May 31, 2015

    The woman, believed to be in her 60s, donated electronic items to CleanBayArea in Milpitas, California, in April. Included in the boxes of computer parts was a 1976 Apple-1, the recycling company's vice president Victor Gichun told NBC News. Mr Gichun said the woman told staff at the recycling centre that she found the parts while cleaning out her garage after her husband died. More »

  • Woman tosses Apple computer that turns out to be worth $200K Sun, May 31, 2015

    MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — Her electronic waste is someone else's treasure. More »

  • Airbus Group starts $150 million venture fund, Silicon Valley base
    Airbus Group starts $150 million venture fund, Silicon Valley base Fri, May 29, 2015

    By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group announced the creation of a $150 million venture capital fund and said it had hired a Google executive to run a new centre in Silicon Valley as it seeks to wave a digital wand over its heavy-manufacturing culture. The planemaker said on Friday that Airbus Group Ventures would invest in "disruptive and innovative" technologies worldwide. It will be headed by Tim Dombrowski, 54, formerly a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. More »

  • Google Puts Virtual Reality In Reach With Cardboard
    Google Puts Virtual Reality In Reach With Cardboard Fri, May 29, 2015

    An attendee at Google's annual developers conference checks out cardboard virtual reality head gear, May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California More »

  • Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal
    Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal Fri, May 29, 2015

    Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders $17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at $20 billion. Broadcom is best known for its connectivity chips, which are used widely in smartphones made by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The deal is the biggest so far by Avago Chief Executive Hock Tan, who has developed a small chipmaker into a $36 billion company through acquisitions since taking the helm nine years ago. More »

  • Apple buys German augmented-reality software maker Metaio
    Apple buys German augmented-reality software maker Metaio Fri, May 29, 2015

    By Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple Inc has acquired Metaio, a German company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations, according to a corporate filing. Metaio's previous investors included Westcott LLC, the investment vehicle of entrepreneur Carl Westcott, the founder of floral delivery firm 1-800-Flowers, and Atlantic Bridge, a Silicon Valley-based growth equity technology fund. A document filed with a Munich court showed that Apple is now the company's sole shareholder. More »

  • Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples
    Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples Fri, May 29, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers. More »

  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
    Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks Fri, May 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable. More »

  • Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
    Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos Fri, May 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free. More »

  • Analysis - Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm
    Analysis - Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm Fri, May 29, 2015

    Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc , which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centres and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's strength in storage and Broadcom's power in networking. "Qualcomm has aspirations of moving into Intel's data centre processor incumbency that the Avago storage and now enterprise networking (from Broadcom) capability directly overlays," said Drexel Hamilton analyst Richard Whittington. More »

  • Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm
    Avago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm Thu, May 28, 2015

    Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc , which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centres and network infrastructure, but may find its way blocked by an enlarged competitor combining Avago's strength in storage and Broadcom's power in networking. "Qualcomm has aspirations of moving into Intel's data centre processor incumbency that the Avago storage and now enterprise networking (from Broadcom) capability directly overlays," said Drexel Hamilton analyst Richard Whittington. More »

  • Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software Thu, May 28, 2015

    Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera. It's the latest ... More »

  • HBO Now will be available through Android too this summer
    HBO Now will be available through Android too this summer Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the premium channel's new online service for people who don't pay for cable, will be available through Android devices this summer. More »

  • Google shows off virtual reality collaboration with GoPro
    Google shows off virtual reality collaboration with GoPro Thu, May 28, 2015

    By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Action camera maker GoPro Inc and Google Inc introduced a virtual reality system using 16 cameras and Google software, sending GoPro shares up nearly 7 percent on Thursday. GoPro's helmet- and body-mounted video cameras are popular with adventure sports enthusiasts, and the new GoPro system will use Google’s new Jump technology to help create a 360 degree view. Google showed off the GoPro system at its developer conference in San Francisco. More »

  • Apple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case
    Apple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case Thu, May 28, 2015

    By Jonathan Stempel and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. While saying some allegations against the monitor Michael Bromwich "give pause," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge did not abuse her discretion in rejecting Apple's bid to end his two-year appointment early. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote installed Bromwich through a permanent injunction in October 2013, three months after she ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of Justice by finding that Apple had played a "central role" in conspiring to raise e-book prices and impede rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.     The Cupertino, California-based company is appealing that decision. More »

  • Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday. More »

  • There Will Be 50 Billion Internet Gadgets By 2020, Expert Claims
    There Will Be 50 Billion Internet Gadgets By 2020, Expert Claims Thu, May 28, 2015

    People will be vastly outnumbered by the machines More »

  • Swatch Group to launch smartwatch in August - CEO
    Swatch Group to launch smartwatch in August - CEO Thu, May 28, 2015

    GRENCHEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swatch Group SA will launch its "Touch Zero One" smartwatch in August, its chief executive Nick Hayek told the company's annual general meeting on Thursday. Swatch is also planning to launch watches with an embedded "near field communication" chip this summer, entering a smartwatch market that is expected to be fiercely contested by Apple and other watchmakers. (Reporting by Tom Miles) More »

  • EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
    EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing. More »

  • Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service
    Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service Thu, May 28, 2015

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc , in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. The $56 billion takeover announced on Tuesday would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp . Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on record as being a fan of streaming TV over the Internet. More »

  • Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash
    Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash Wed, May 27, 2015

    A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. More »

  • Avago nears deal for fellow chipmaker Broadcom: sources
    Avago nears deal for fellow chipmaker Broadcom: sources Wed, May 27, 2015

    Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could boost Avago's clientele of top-tier smartphone companies. A deal between Avago and Broadcom could come as early as this week, the people said, cautioning that the negotiations had not yet been finalised. Shares of Broadcom soared almost 20 percent to $56.40 whilst Avago's rose 9 percent to $143.29 on Wednesday afternoon after the Wall Street Journal first reported on the news. More »

  • GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models
    GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models Wed, May 27, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone. More »

  • As TV goes online, Suddenlink latest to hook up with Hulu Wed, May 27, 2015

    TV watchers are going online, and cable companies are following them there. Suddenlink, which has 1.1 million TV subscribers, is the latest to hook up with Hulu. It said Wednesday that it will be adding ... More »