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Twitpic is shutting down -- really -- after a failed acquisition

Image hosting company Twitpic will, in fact, shut down on Oct. 25, the firm said Thursday -- a surprising development since it previously said an acquisition would save it from death.

AMD plans to cut staff by 7%

AMD's new CEO is making her mark quickly: By the end of the year, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7% as part of a restructuring plan.

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Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Google missed analyst forecasts for both earnings and income in the third quarter, while the amount it makes when users click on ads also dipped.

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.

Oracle sued over alleged employee no-poaching agreement with Google

A former Oracle employee charges the company with restraining competition.

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Despite recent gains, the best year for tech employment remains 2001

Tech industry employment reached 6.3 million in the first half of this year, up just 1.9% from a year earlier.

Execs at Apple sapphire supplier sold $10M worth of stock before bankruptcy

Five top executives at GT Advanced Technologies, the New Hampshire company that was to supply Apple with scratch-resistant sapphire, cashed in stock worth more than $10 million in the five months before the company declared bankruptcy...

Qualcomm to buy Bluetooth and GPS chip designer CSR for $2.5B

Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip company CSR in a move to strengthen its focus on the Internet of Things and connected cars.

Tech workers now oppose settlement they reached in Silicon Valley hiring case

Tech workers have asked an appeals court not to approve a $324.5 million settlement in Silicon Valley's controversial employee hiring case, according to a document filed Tuesday.

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Only 14 U.S. states have handheld-while-driving bans

Even though use of handheld devices while driving has become a dangerous and growing epidemic in the U.S., many states still have not enacted nor enforce a usage ban.

Dell gets a new server chief in leadership shuffle

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Dell's Server Solutions unit.

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Apple cracks top 5 global PC sellers list

Apple cracked the top five of IDC's list of global personal computer makers for the third quarter, placing fifth by squeezing out Taiwan's Asus.

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HP customers back planned split, but worry about PCs and printers

Hewlett-Packard's plan to cut itself in two is being well-received by customers, though questions linger around PC and printer services and support.

Symantec's board votes to split the company in two

Symantec's board of directors unanimously approved a plan to break the company into two independent, publicly traded firms.

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Icahn again pounds the Apple share buyback drum

Billionaire investment agitator Carl Icahn is again pressing Apple CEO Tim Cook to boost the firm's stock buyback program, arguing that the stock is undervalued.

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Steve Wozniak: Engineering matters

Steve Wozniak's love of engineering appears to be as bright today as it was when he built Apple's first systems.

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Why we live in an anti-tech age

Though it seems as if we're surrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era.

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One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

Gartner sees robots and drones replacing a third of all workers by 2025, and whether you want to believe it is entirely up to you.

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