SEATTLE (Reuters) – Larry Page once built an inkjet printer entirely out of Lego bricks. And now that Google is all grown up, it just might need that youthful ingenuity again.
Page’s return as chief executive of the company he co-founded 13 years ago is a sign that the maturing Internet giant is looking to recapture its original feel and edge.
SEATTLE, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Seagate Technology Plc (STX.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
reported sharply lower quarterly profit on flagging demand for
its computer hard drives and forecast a dip in profit margins
this quarter as selling prices continue to erode.
The world’s largest hard drive disk maker, which was in
ultimately unfruitful discussions with private equity firms
over a potential $9 billion takeover late last year, said it
was considering a regular dividend, in addition to a massive
share buyback plan announced in November, to reward
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Steve Jobs’ third medical leave from Apple Inc ushers in a third stint in charge for his No. 2 Tim Cook, the low-profile but highly regarded executive tipped to lead the company one day.
The 50-year-old Alabama native, who has been at the company since 1998, was seen as a safe bet to run Apple’s day-to-day operations while Jobs was away for medical reasons in 2009. During that time, the company prospered and its stock jumped 60 percent.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has ousted the head of Microsoft Corp’s third-largest unit, marking the latest in a series of high-level departures as the software company tries to regain its leadership in the technology sector.
Overtaken by Apple Inc as the world’s most valuable tech company last year, and stung by a stagnant stock price for the last decade, Microsoft has been shaking up its top leadership for several years.
LAS VEGAS, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Tech visionaries have long
dreamed of the day when PCs, TVs and phones can be controlled
with a wave of the hand or even the blink of an eye.
“Natural user interface” technologies on display at last
week’s Consumer Electronics Show suggest that vision is inching
closer to the mainstream — tearing down barriers between user
and device, and dispensing with unwieldy keyboards and
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Nvidia Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang learned firsthand how pervasive — and demanding — mobile devices can be.
When he tried to demonstrate a tablet computer at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, so many people in the audience had their devices connected to the Web that the network collapsed and his presentation short-circuited after a few minutes.
Google stole the show from Verizon at the opening keynote at CES, showing off its new Honeycomb software, the first version of the Android operating system specifically designed for tablets.
Android developer Mike Cleron wowed a packed hall with a quick spin around its features, including a new-look home screen, pixel buttons, multitasking, smooth video and an eye-catching 3-D mapping tool that lets you ’tilt’ the view to get a better idea of what you are looking at.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is taking its biggest step away from a long-standing, lucrative alliance with Intel Corp, teaming up with Britain’s ARM Holdings to take on Apple Inc in the red-hot tablet and smartphone arena.
Microsoft, the second-largest U.S. technology company, plans to design a Windows operating system compatible with chips designed by ARM, an Intel rival and the dominant producer of chips for smartphones and tablet computers.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is ready to take its biggest step away from a long-standing, lucrative alliance with Intel, teaming up with Britain’s ARM Holdings to take on Apple Inc in a red-hot tablet and smartphone arena.
The second-largest U.S. technology company plans to design a Windows operating system compatible with chips designed by ARM, a rival of Intel and the dominant producer of chips for smartphones and tablet computers.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen relaunched a wide-ranging patent lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook and others with specific allegations that the companies are illegally using technology owned by his company.
Interval Licensing LLC, a small research company set up by Allen in 1992, originally filed a broad patent suit in federal court in Seattle in August, but Judge Marsha Pechman dismissed it on the grounds that it did not specify any actual products or devices. The revised suit was filed by Interval on Tuesday.