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TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite drop in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to $13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.

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Ashley Madison hauled to court in class action suits over data breach

Legal pressure on Ashley Madison and its parent company is picking up with more class-action lawsuits filed this week against the extramarital hookup site in the U.S., alleging negligence by the site in protecting confidential user...

Investment group settles FTC complaint in Yahoo takeover bid

Three investment companies have settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that they failed to disclose their larger intentions while acquiring Yahoo stock.

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Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer

On IE's 20th anniversary, the story of the Web browser that had it all and lost its way.

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Despite U.S. law, your tech may still be supporting wars

A U.S. regulation requiring companies to disclose whether they get minerals from war zones is turning out to be difficult to follow.

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HP profit slides 13% as split nears

Hewlett-Packard has reported another quarter of declining profits and revenue, with its massive corporate split now less than three months away.

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Instagram and Pinterest usage soar, but Facebook and LinkedIn growth wane

That's one of the reasons Facebook is pushing so hard to increase Internet connectivity in parts of the world -- newer markets.

Toshiba execs resign in $1 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba adds outsiders to board amid accounting scandal

Reeling from a $1 billion accounting scandal, Toshiba said it expects a loss for the year that ended in March.

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U.S. end of oversight of ICANN delayed to late next year

U.S. oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the coordinator of the Internet’s domain name system, will continue through September next year and perhaps even beyond.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

Letting consumers get the latest version of its operating system won't mean much in terms of the tech giant's finances.

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Court denies Samsung request for rehearing in Apple patent case

Samsung had sought to reduce a $548 million patent infringement award.

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Consumers win as Android vendors struggle

The future for many smartphone vendors looks uncertain as Apple rules the high end and the battle over cheaper smartphones gets increasingly intense

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Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Apple and Intel are both making progress in their efforts to hire more women and minorities, according to figures released by the companies this week.

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5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

The Google restructuring unveiled earlier this week will bring a lot of changes to what is easily one of the world's best-known companies. Here's what it means.


Go on -- bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm.

HTC to cut work force by 15%, amid struggling smartphone sales

HTC is forming new business groups to focus on virtual reality and connected lifestyle products.

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Lenovo's Motorola business to produce phones at quicker pace, less cost

In the wake of lackluster earnings, Lenovo said it is working towards pumping out products faster from its newly acquired Motorola Mobility division.

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