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Globalfoundries takes 'huge step' with Chartered merger

The proposed merger of the chip companies would address Globalfoundries' weaknesses in service and in its ability to produce in bulk.

By Sep. 11, 2009


At annual meeting, Facebook stockholders to propose changes

The company's second-annual stockholder gathering will feature an agenda of gripes and changes as suggested by shareholders.

By Mar. 31, 2014


Hong Kong marathon may ban cell phones, selfies

Race organizers are concerned after many smartphone-preoccupied participants in this year's race caused foot traffic accidents.

By Sep. 17, 2013


Chipmaker paints bleak economic picture

Chartered Semiconductor, a major contract chip manufacturer that builds chips for IBM, is looking at a bleak economic picture in the coming months.

By Jul. 25, 2008


Rail-mad Japanese marry aboard Tokyo commuter train

Often overflowing with passengers, the famous Yamanote Line makes way for a special event.

By Oct. 16, 2013


Microsoft targets holidays for next Windows Phone update

Normally tight-lipped about product release plans, the software giant tips its hand in a job posting.

By Mar. 3, 2013


Do video games cause violence? Feds want more research

The Centers for Disease Control is stepping up its efforts to research a possible link between fantasy video game violence and real-world violence.

By Jun. 5, 2013


Bid to cross Atlantic in flying rowboat fizzles, balloonist rescued

Ambitious stunt doesn't quite fly, as Canadian news chopper picks up North Carolina man who landed in Newfoundland.

By Sep. 13, 2013


Uber-style private jet service goes live

BlackJet, the Uber cab of the high, private jet skies, is officially open for business.

By Nov. 21, 2012


Solar eclipse chasers: Snapping shots at 44,000 feet

Photographer Ben Cooper joined a crew aboard a flight from Bermuda to chase the rare hybrid solar eclipse as it sped across the Atlantic Ocean toward western Africa.

By Nov. 10, 2013