Google85 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.
Google85 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.
Google85 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
Google85 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."
Google85 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.
Google85 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.
Google85 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
Google85 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.
Google85 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.
Google85 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,"
Google85 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.
Google85 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."
Google85 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.
Google85 writes: Doctor Who the 10th, David Tennant, is planning to get hitched to his fictional daughter Georgia Moffett, who also happens to be the real daughter of his fictional fifth incarnation: Peter Davison.
Google85 writes: The OpenOffice.org Project has unveiled a major restructuring that separates itself from Oracle and that takes responsibility for OpenOffice away from a single company. From now on, OpenOffice's development and direction will be decided by a steering committee of developers and national language project managers. Driving home the changes, OpenOffice.org project is now The Document Foundation while the OpenOffice.org suite has been given the temporary name of LibreOffice.