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Twist: IBM to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B to offload its chip business

In an unusual move, IBM will pay GlobalFoundries to take the chip business off its hands -- rather than GlobalFoundries paying IBM for the operation.

By October 20, 2014

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Intel tops Q3 expectations despite a $1B loss in mobile biz

The world's largest chipmaker by sales continued to post stronger numbers in its PC and data-center businesses, but its mobile unit posted just $1 million in revenue and another huge loss.

By October 14, 2014

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Intel doubles down on mobile with $1.5B China investment

Despite a rocky start in mobile, the chipmaker forged ahead with its second major mobile partnership in China this year.

By September 26, 2014

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DARPA: 'Vanishing' spy tech will self-destruct in 3,2,1...

The U.S. military is giving big bucks to IBM, Xerox, and others to develop "Mission Impossible"-style tech that explodes or decomposes once it's served its purpose.

By February 11, 2014

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Linux development by the numbers: Big and getting bigger

The open-source operating system project is steadily growing through any number of measurements: programmers, updates, and changes per hour.

By September 17, 2013

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LG and Samsung loosen their iron grip on tablet displays -- slightly

The two South Korean electronics suppliers accounted for more than 80 percent of the market last year, down from 98 percent the previous year, according to an industry report.

By May 30, 2012

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Oracle tries to rewrite history for Sun and alter Java's future

The Oracle v. Google case is about copyright, patents, and the intricacies of the open-source world. But it's also about Oracle trying to get a do-over for decisions made by Sun's executive management.

By May 2, 2012

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Former Sun CEO says Google's Android didn't need license for Java APIs

Jonathan Schwartz testifies that Java APIs were not considered proprietary or protected by Sun, as long as Google didn't use the Java name, countering Oracle's claims that Google infringed on its intellectual property.

By April 26, 2012

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Heat shield is new type of 'invisibility cloak'

French researchers say special coatings can isolate objects from heat or concentrate heat, similar to how waves are diffused for cloaking.

By March 27, 2012

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Apple coughing up $5 million to settle patent infringement suit

Company agrees to pay $5 million to settle a suit launched by Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics, which had accused Apple of infringing on an Elan multitouch patent.

By January 5, 2012