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Are robotics startups gaining traction? Yes

Robots are following the VC dollars. And while many funding rounds are aimed at the usual industrial automation, money is also flowing to startups developing more human-friendly robots. In 2014, VCs invested $341.3 million in robotics...

Tech bigwigs send $415M deal with workers back to judge for OK

A proposed $415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe Systems is likely to be approved by the judge.

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HP to buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

Hewlett-Packard will purchase Aruba Networks to boost its wireless networking business, the companies announced Monday.

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Google's Pichai weighs in on Xiaomi, Cyanogen and the Apple Watch

Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president, offered his views on a variety of issues at the heart of the mobile telecommunications industry.

Will network disaggregation play in the enterprise?

Disaggregation seems to be all the rage in networking these days.


Chip makers NXP and Freescale to merge, focus on auto chips and wearables

Chip makers NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor are to merge, creating a $40 billion company that, they say, will lead the market in automotive chips and general-purpose microcontrollers.

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Traction Watch: Grovo is growing 20% per month

Grovo, a micro-training platform that uses 60-second videos to help large corporations teach employees about new policies and procedures, is growing revenues at 20% a month. Read on to learn their secret to success.

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CIOs report that spending Is on the rise

IT leaders expect to see bigger technology budgets in the coming year, according to CIO’s most recent Tech Poll. However, while spending in key areas is up, CIOs aren't buying into all the buzz-worthy trends.

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Apple supplier Foxconn expects robots to take over more factory work

The electronics industry may still rely on human workers to assemble products, but Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group is hoping robots will take over more of the workload soon.

Oxford adds 'ride-share' and 'unboxing' to the dictionary

'Ride-share' is now a recognized verb, according to Oxford Dictionaries.

IBM to pump $4B into cloud, mobile and analytics this year

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the landscape it once dominated.

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So. Cal. Edison’s IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

Update: HP offers a bleak forecast as corporate split nears

HP has lowered its financial outlook for the year after another quarter of declining sales and profit.

Facebook, other tech firms face pressure from drivers over work conditions

Facebook and other tech companies in Silicon Valley are facing increasing pressure from their shuttle drivers to improve working conditions amid concern about growing inequality in the area.

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In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

The White House may be trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking.

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Infosys to acquire startup Panaya to automate customer tasks

Indian outsourcer Infosys will acquire Panaya, a U.S. vendor of automation technology for testing enterprise software deployments and upgrades.

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Shanghai OnStar's Diane Jurgens and her grand China adventure

Diane Jurgens, the managing director of Shanghai OnStar, has a tale to tell about her life and work in China.


Why Apple is the most successful company in history

It's difficult to grasp what a successful company Apple is until you take the time to gather and digest news about the company that has emerged in the past week or two.

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