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Google85 (797021) writes "Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's largest PC maker, agreed to buy IBM Corp's low-end server business in a long-awaited deal valued at about $2.3 billion, the biggest-ever tech acquisition by a Chinese company. Lenovo will pay $2.07 billion in cash and the rest with stock of the Beijing-based PC maker, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong exchange on Thursday." Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Altera announced that its Stratix 10 system-on-a-chip (SoC) will incorporate a "high-performance, quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor."
That chip will be manufactured for Altera by Intel on its most advanced 14-nanometer manufacturing process. Current Intel chips on the market, such as its Haswell processor, are made on a 22-nanometer process." Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Dacor is exhibiting an oven that runs Android at CES 2013: it pulls together a 1GHz processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM and Android 4.0.3. It also cooks food. At the front of the Discovery Wall Oven, there's a 7-inch LCD touch panel" Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Iran announced today that it plans to shuffle citizens onto its own domestic version of the web. Reuters reports that officials plan to connect citizens to the national information network that's currently in use at government agencies. Iran hopes to complete the transition by March of next year, and is already taking steps to isolate its population from certain international services. "Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice," an Iranian official added, noting that the ban would commence in "a few hours."" Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Assailants attacked the offices of Microsoft in Athens early Wednesday, driving a van through the front doors and setting off an incendiary device that burned the building entrance, police said.
There were no reports of injuries in the pre-dawn attack on the US company's headquarters in the Greek capital, located in the Maroussi suburb north of the city center." Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Yahoo’s embattled CEO Scott Thompson is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, in what will be dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree that he had on his bio, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
The company will apparently say he is leaving for “personal reasons.”
Thompson’s likely replacement on an interim basis will be Yahoo’s global media head Ross Levinsohn, who most recently also ran its Americas unit, including its advertising sales." Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Beginning April 23rd, Intel, through Lava International, began selling the Xolo X900 smartphone in India for 420$, Anandtech has just published a review of the smartphone which runs Android on x86 and uses binary translation as the mitigation for both libraries and NDK applications that haven’t yet been ported to x86" Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "WebOS, the software behind HP’s failed TouchPad tablet and Palm’s failed Pre smartphones, is getting another shot at life as an open source operating system. The company will now "contribute webOS to open source license" One source said that this move will accelerate platform and ecosystem development, benefiting current and future users. "Future" being a clear indication that more HP webOS hardware could be on the radar." Link to Original Source
Soulskill from the get-off-my-lawn-dart dept.
An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from El Reg:
"Google has built a brand-new programming language for 'structured web programming,' one that appears to be suited to browser-based apps. Two of the search giant's engineers will discuss Dart, Google's new language, at the Goto international software development conference next month. News of the new language was posted to the Goto website. There aren't yet any technical details on Dart but the bios of the two Googlers presenting at Goto strongly suggest a bent towards programming for the web and browser."
Google85 (797021) writes "As of market close on Friday, June 3, 2011, Apple surpassed the market capitalization of Microsoft and Intel combined. the closing value of Apple (AAPL) $317.60 billion exceeded that of Wintel. Microsoft (MSFT) had a market value of $201.59 billion while the market value of Intel (INTC) stands at $115.21 billion. Bringing “Wintel” worth to $316.8 billion." Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Nvidia announced plans to acquire to acquire baseband-processor developer Icera Semi for $367m. Jen-Hsun Huang called the deal "a key step in Nvidia's plans to be a major player in the mobile computing revolution" Nvidia's senior vice president of it mobile business unit, Phil Carmack, said "This is a significant step forward in Nvidia's strategy to be the processor company for the post-PC era,"" Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "Steve Wozniak told Reuters would consider returning to an active role at Apple, the company he co-founded, and believes the consumer electronics giant could afford to be more open than it is." Link to Original Source
Google85 (797021) writes "He's back. In his first post-politics project, Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a TV cartoon series for kids called The Governator, Schwarzenegger told a press conference at the MipTV conference in Cannes today that the show will spawn comic books, digital content and ultimately a 3D movie.
The star also said he is planning a return to the big screen in non-animated form. "I will also be in front of the camera, and I'm looking at many different scripts," he said. "We have somewhat held off with that because we really wanted to pay full attention to The Governator."" Link to Original Source
"Samsung takes Mr. Hassan's claims very seriously. After learning of the original post this morning on NetworkWorld.com, we launched an internal investigation into this issue. We will provide further information as soon as it is available."
Google85 (797021) writes "Now that Nokia has shifted to a Windows Phone-centric smartphone strategy, it's only natural for the company to divest itself of responsibility with regard to the Qt framework. It has been announced Digia will acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business from Nokia, including the transfer of some 3,500 desktop and embedded customers actively using Qt today." Link to Original Source