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This year's PC market will be a bit less dire than earlier thought

The PC market may not be robust, but it's not as bleak as expected earlier this year....

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Server sales have turned a corner

Intel's Grantley Xeon chip and the end of support for Windows Server 2003 should keep server makers busy for a while...

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California cell-phone ruling poses big BYOD challenge

A recent California appellate court ruling could hurt efforts to implement BYOD policies nationwide....

VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

CloudVolumes provides VMware a way to deliver applications on the fly to desktop computers and servers...

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella

It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according...

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Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately....

As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit

Once IBM completes its x86 server line sale to Lenovo, the latter will immediately take a solid third place ranking in worldwide revenues in the market....

Lenovo sells more smartphones than PCs, profit up 23%

Lenovo's growing presence in PCs and smartphones helped the company's net profit grow 23% in the second quarter....

Forrester lowers its 2014 global IT spending forecast

Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be $2.2 trillion....

Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

Autonomy's former chief financial officer has claimed that Hewlett-Packard is accusing him and other ex-employees of fraud in order to cover up its own failings in the disastrous 2011 acquisition....

Texas, Florida, N.C. lead IT job growth in first half of 2014

U.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots....

Even crooks couldn't profit from Microsoft's Surface flop

A former Microsoft finance manager was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to an insider trading scheme that netted he and a partner more than $400,000....

After dumping PCs, Sony pulls the plug on e-readers, too

Sony is stopping e-reader production following the transfer of its e-book business outside Japan to Canada's Kobo....

Telefonica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

Telefonica has submitted an offer for Brazilian telecom operator GVT (Global Village Telecom) worth $9 billion, as it seeks to build up its business in Brazil by integrating mobile and fixed broadband with pay-TV services....

Gates cashes out another 20M Microsoft shares for $882M

Bill Gates has sold another 20 million shares of the company he co-founded, driving his portfolio under the 300-million mark for the first time, according to regulatory filings....

HP slams ex-Autonomy exec, says it will sue

Hewlett-Packard has fired back at a former Autonomy executive who is attempting to block the settlement of a number of shareholder lawsuits filed over HP's disastrous acquisition of the infrastructure software vendor....

Microsoft reveals bankruptcy of devices strategy by dumping Nokia feature phones

Microsoft decision to ax the feature phone business it got when it bought Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion shows the investment 'went for naught.'...

Apple and IBM in major deal to tackle corporate market

Apple is making a big push for the corporate IT market through a partnership with IBM, which will develop iOS apps for its big data and analytics services and promote iPhones and iPads to its clients....

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