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Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Size is power in the mobile networks business, but it's only one of the reasons Nokia is acquiring Alcatel-Lucent.

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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year.

Yahoo may be close to purchasing Foursquare

Yahoo is reportedly finishing up a deal to buy Foursquare.

Segway now a Chinese company after acquisition by Ninebot

Chinese company Ninebot won't be accused of offering knockoff Segways any longer: The three-year-old startup has acquired Segway.

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Intel sales sag as PC sales slowdown drags on

The slower PC market has hit Intel's financial results.

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Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal would make a complementary patent portfolio

The possible acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent of France by Finland-based Nokia would bring together complementary patent portfolios and increase their scale against larger global competitors, analysts said.

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RadioShack presses ahead with plan to sell customer data

Sale of the personal data was withdrawn from a previous auction.

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Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in advanced merger talks, the companies confirmed following media speculation that a deal was in the works.

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Mobile insecurity at work? Blame highly paid dudes

The biggest smartphone security threats at work come from male workers under age 35 who earn more than $60,000 a year.

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Turing manuscript sells for $1M

A 56-page notebook manuscript by English mathematician Alan Turing sold at auction Monday for $1.025 million.

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Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

A rapidly rising U.S. dollar has created a "currency shock," prompting Gartner to decrease its global IT spending forecast.

Mark Pincus tries again to save Zynga, steps in as CEO

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is rejoining the gaming company as CEO effective immediately.

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Are APIs the new ITIL?

Are APIs indeed the new ITIL? In some ways, yes. Providers are going to continue to aggressively drive towards standardized, multi-tenant web based services supported by increasing layers of technology automation over human-based...

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Informatica goes private in $5.3B buyout

The move will take the data-integration giant away from Wall Street's prying eyes.

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Samsung expects a 30% drop in first-quarter profits

Samsung Electronics expects first quarter profits to drop by more than 30%, marking the company's sixth straight quarterly decline.

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N.C. primed for mega tech backlash over Indiana-like bill

North Carolina is considering "religious objection" legislation similar to the recently signed law in Indiana, a move that could raise the stakes for the tech industry firms battling these laws.


HP hits former Autonomy execs with $5B suit

HP -- which acquired Autonomy in 2011 -- has confirmed plans to sue Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain, Autonomy's former CEO and CFO, respectively, for $5.1 billion.

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Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

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