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Qualcomm to acquire NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion

October 27, 2016
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Qualcomm will acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth around $47 billion in a cash deal. The two chip-making giants were said to have reached an agreement last week, but today’s announcement from Qualcomm makes it official. The acquisition will create a combined company with annual revenue north of $30 billion, and give Qualcomm additional

Microsoft Surface Studio’s Gains Will Be Apple’s Loss

October 27, 2016
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It’s a truism that while Windows PCs dominate computer sales, the hearts and tabs of the creative class belongs to Apple. On Wednesday, Microsoft moved aggressively to break up that monopoly with the Surface Studio, a gorgeous, 28-inch all-in-one desktop that flattens out into a digital drafting table. If Microsoft succeeds, it’ll be because Surface

Samsung’s Q3 profits are way down after Note 7 recall

October 27, 2016
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Samsung profits slipped significantly as a result of the Note 7 debacle, the company confirmed today in financial results for the third quarter of 2016. The results were in line with adjusted earnings guidance issued earlier this month, showing that the company made 5.2 trillion won (around $4.7 billion) in operating profit for Q3 —

Memes Are Now Bigger Than Jesus on Google

October 27, 2016
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Photo: AP After a reign lasting more than 2000 years, the King of the Judeans has been dethroned. According to Google Trends, which tracks how often a particular term is searched for, “memes” officially overtook “jesus” earlier this year. The breakaway appears to have occurred in late August, but it wasn’t widely recognized until Tuesday,

Science exonerates HIV's 'Patient 0'

October 27, 2016
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For years, many have pinned HIV's US outbreak on one man: a flight attendant, nicknamed Patient 0, whose travels and sexual activity allegedly helped spread the virus quickly. However, there's now evidence to suggest that he was little more than a s… Source link Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Delta Now Lets You Track Your Baggage In Real-Time

October 27, 2016
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Let’s face it, tracking down a lost bag at the airport is a pain-in-the-ass. While airlines will often compensate you with money and new clothes for your troubles, the experience is certainly not pleasant. Delta is now attempting to further reduce the number of lost bags through its real-time luggage tracker in the latest version
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