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Intel close to buying Altera for $15B

Intel and Altera are apparently once again on speaking terms and said to be nearing a deal in which Intel would buy the smaller chip maker for $15 billion.

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IDC forecasts drop in PC and tablet shipments this year

The arrival of Windows 10 won't lead to a surge in PC sales.

Avago to buy Broadcom for $37B to create a networking chip giant

Avago Technologies has agreed to buy Broadcom in a deal that will create a networking chip giant with a wide variety of products, including components for the burgeoning IoT sector.

Chip maker Avago may be close to buying Broadcom

Avago Technologies is in advanced talks to acquire Broadcom in a potential deal that could mark the latest consolidation in the global semiconductor industry, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple recovers top 'brand value' spot from Google with $247B assessment

Apple reclaimed the top-rated brand value spot in Millward Brown's annual review on the back of exceptional iPhone 6 sales last year.

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Ads for MacKeeper refunds will run on Facebook

MacKeeper's original developer is offering $2 million to settle a class-action suit.

Charter confirms bid to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications confirmed it plans to acquire Time Warner Cable, a deal that if approved would create the second-biggest cable operator in the U.S.

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BlackBerry to cut staff in smartphone unit

BlackBerry plans to lay off an unspecified number of staff in its devices unit

ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down in March.

HP's profit slips 21% as services business stumbles

The company says its on track to divide into two companies in November.

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Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business

The Chinese PC vendor is pulling more revenue from smartphones, tablets and servers.

By the numbers: Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac quarterly sales

While there's a lot of chatter about declining iPad revenue, what about overall number of devices sold? We take a look at unit sales, accounting for seasonal swings.

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Java's key to success: Simplicity

Java's success in remaining relevant in the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its simplicity.

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No encryption back doors, says EU digital commissioner

Back doors in encryption will sooner or later lead to misuse, the EU's digital Commissioner said.

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Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing

With the number of 3D printing patents rising quickly, it's ripe for the next onslaught of litigation.

CSC to split in two, spin off U.S. public sector business

IT services vendor Computer Sciences Corp. said Tuesday it plans to separate its $4.1 billion U.S. public sector business to form a new company.

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How to drive growth in tech start-ups: 3 steps

Jose Morales, VP of corporate development at enterprise software developer company Atlasssian, shares how the company positioned itself for growth.

6 China residents charged with stealing US mobile phone technology

Six residents of China face economic espionage and theft of trade secret charges for allegedly funneling radio frequency technologies used in mobile devices from U.S. companies to a university controlled by the Chinese government.

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Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

To expand its cloud computing business, China's Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world.

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