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Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

The Korean electronics maker, best known for TVs and mobile devices, also makes the processors powering those devices. Here's why it's now angling to be first with new chip technology.

By April 17, 2015

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Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015

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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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Spotify closes in on $8.4 billion valuation with latest deal

The privately held music streaming service is said to be courting Goldman Sachs and others in a $400 million dollar fundraising round.

By April 11, 2015

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LinkedIn to acquire online training site Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

In its biggest acquisition yet, LinkedIn will bring Lynda.com's library of online courses to the professional network's 300 million members.

By April 9, 2015

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NSA's Internet spying will cost US tech vendors $47 billion

Forrester Research says the revenue hit to US cloud and outsourcing providers is less than initially expected because international customers boosted security instead of leaving.

By April 2, 2015

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Charter to buy cable operator Bright House for $10.4 billion

If the deal is approved, Charter Communications will become the No. 2 cable company in the US, at a time when more people are cutting the cord in favor of services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

By March 31, 2015

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Chipmakers NXP and Freescale to combine in $11.8 billion deal

The two companies may potentially develop new Internet of Things chips together.

By March 2, 2015

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Sony dreams big, targeting $4 billion profit by 2018

Light at the end of the financial tunnel? Sony sees a brighter future riding its PlayStation, along with movies, music and components such as image sensors.

By February 18, 2015

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Expedia snaps up rival Orbitz for $1.3 billion

The two online travel companies will come together in hopes of fighting Priceline, Expedia's much larger competitor.

By February 12, 2015