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Jan 5, 2011

Nvidia to design central processors for PCs

LAS VEGAS, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Graphics chip designer Nvidia
Corp said it will begin designing central processors for
personal computers, pushing back against growing pressure from
Intel Corp.

Nvidia (NVDA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares rose 7.7 percent after the
announcement and closed at $16.98 on the Nasdaq.

Jan 5, 2011

Intel talks up new chips as major advance

LAS VEGAS, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Intel Corp (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) took the
wraps off its next-generation microchips on Wednesday, saying
their superior graphics and content protection capability
marked one of the company’s most important advances.

The chipmaker also shed light on a new partnership that
includes Time Warner Inc’s (TWX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Warner Bros Digital
Distribution, News Corp’s (NWSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Twentieth century Fox Home
Entertainment and Best Buy (BBY.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to stream high-definition
movies to personal computers running the new chips.

Jan 3, 2011

Toshiba launches tablet to challenge iPad

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is
making its foray into the tablet war, offering a 10-inch device
it says will be comparable in price to Apple’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) iPad.

The Toshiba Tablet, which will be available in the first
half of 2011 and run Google’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) forthcoming Honeycomb
version of the Android operating system, is targeted at
consumers.

Jan 2, 2011

CES gadget fest sizzle fizzles

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some 125,000 attendees descending on the annual tech gadget confab in Las Vegas this week can be forgiven for feeling as if they have traveled back in time.

Once the premier showcase of consumer technology’s cutting edge, in recent years the Consumer Electronics Show has wallowed in the shadow of the one company that never attends: Apple Inc. The iPad maker famously snatched the spotlight from the show in 2007 when it unveiled the first iPhone at a rival convention. This year, the specter of a new iPad awaits.

Dec 22, 2010

Federal scrutiny of HP-Hurd saga inevitable

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some of the murky details surrounding Mark Hurd’s abrupt exit from Hewlett-Packard Co last summer may be about to clear up, with federal regulators on the scent.

A source tells Reuters the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is now looking into the events surrounding Hurd’s Aug. 6 departure, after months of media and market speculation that captivated Silicon Valley.

Dec 22, 2010

Analysis: Federal scrutiny of HP-Hurd saga inevitable

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some of the murky details surrounding Mark Hurd’s abrupt exit from Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) last summer may be about to clear up, with federal regulators on the scent.

A source tells Reuters the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is now looking into the events surrounding Hurd’s August 6 departure, after months of media and market speculation that captivated Silicon Valley.

Dec 20, 2010

Cricket launches music service for mobile phones

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Cricket Communications is
launching a new music service for wireless customers, offering
unlimited song downloads as part of a monthly rate plan.

For $55 per month, Cricket — part of low-cost carrier Leap
Wireless International Inc (LEAP.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) — will sell a combined
voice, data and text plan, along with all-you-can-download
music, starting in January.

Dec 17, 2010
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Apple secrets at center of insider trading case

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The blockbuster insider trading case that shook Silicon Valley and Wall Street on Thursday likely gave Steve Jobs, Apple’s famously secretive CEO, a healthy case of heartburn this morning.

Four people were arrested on charges of leaking tech secrets to hedge funds–including details about Apple’s iPad months before Jobs took the tablet computer onstage with him to formally show off to the world.

Dec 16, 2010

Silicon Valley culture ripe for insider trading

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Insider trading charges buffeting the technology industry have laid bare what people who work in Silicon Valley already know: leaks happen, and even the smallest morsel of information is a treasured commodity.

Because IT is a high-growth business driven by new and surprising technologies that emerge every day, a single piece of data can give disreputable investors the edge they need to cash in, experts say.

Dec 16, 2010

Stars align for Apple at the holidays

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s(AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) iPad and bustling retail business have encouraged investors to shrug off the shaky economy and snap up the company’s shares as 2010 comes to a close.

Checks by analysts over the past few weeks indicate strong demand for a number of Apple products, which has pushed its shares up as much as 9 percent over the past month.

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