22 October 2014

IBM Exits Manufacturing for Software and Services (video)

IBM Pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to Take Chip Unit: Here's Why: Video - Bloomberg:
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IBM agreed to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take an unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Semiconductor Analyst Anand Srinivasan reports on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg 10/20)

New York Times

Growth for Yahoo, at Last, but Strategy Is No Clearer
New York Times
Marissa Mayer, chief of Yahoo, said she expected mobile revenue to top ... go to catch up to Google and Facebook, which are continuing to gain ground in ... on “building block acquisitions” to replace its often outdated technology. ... Yahoo's 10-year search partnership with Microsoft allows Yahoo to use ...
Yahoo posts gains in sales, profits but pressure still on - USA TODAY
Yahoo Sales, Profit Gains May Allay Mayer Critics - Wall Street Journal
Yahoo Rallies After Reaping Alibaba Riches - Forbes

New York Times

China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for Storage
New York Times
HONG KONG — For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. ... They are also similar to recent attacks on Google, Yahoo and Microsoft aimed ... a browser offered by the Qihoo 360 Technology Company that is popular in ...
China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud users: blog - Reuters

New York Times

Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores, but Quirky Online
New York Times
Apple says Apple Pay is more secure than a traditional credit card payment, because ... AFTER I used Apple Pay for a day of shopping in stores, a few things ... If you are near a terminal and have an app open, like Facebook, the phone ... Neither Amazon nor Applewould comment on whether they were ...
As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe. - New York Times
Review: Apple Pay in Action - ABC News
Apple Surges Ahead In Breakout Earnings - Forbes

Wall Street Journal

iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Needs to Work Harder
Wall Street Journal
Apple's newest tablet is thinner than ever, but whether it is for you depends on where you plan on holding it—and what you want to do with it. WSJ's Joanna Stern reviews the Air 2. Photo/Video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal. By. Joanna Stern. Joanna ...

Tech startup Arx Pax introduces hoverboard prototype
A Los Gatos, Calif. company called Arx Pax has created a working prototype hover board they call Hendo which uses ...


Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture
Search giant Google, along with several other interests, just invested more than half a billion dollars in a mysterious venture called Magic Leap, a company that, based on various reports, is working on technology focused on the virtual reality and augmented ...


Apple Pay is fast, easy, and boring — so it will be huge
I only had to use Apple Pay a few times before I got over the novelty of paying for stuff with my phone. That's not necessarily a bad thing — the future of payments shouldn't have to constantly remind you that you're doing something new and different, which is ...


Apple, supplier GT strike deal to unseal info, shutter Arizona plant
(Reuters) - Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Inc struck an agreement on Tuesday that will let GT begin the shutdown of key Arizona operations, and shed some more light on why the former stock market darling abruptly filed for bankruptcy this month.

Fox Business

Daimler sells stake in Tesla for $780 million
Daimler AG says it has sold its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla for $780 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz says its partnership with Tesla Motors Inc. is unaffected. Tesla made the battery packs and ...

New York Times

FTC Names Privacy Expert as Chief Technologist
ABC News
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy. A computer scientist and technology ...

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