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Steve Johnson covers the microchip industry, cyber security and the big-technology sector that includes Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Cisco Systems.

Notebook sales have rebounded after lengthy lull

How long it might last is anyone's guess, but sales of laptop computers have finally shown a little life. After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook personal-computer market improved in the second quarter this year, according to preliminary Read More →

Cisco execs try to put best face on 6,000 layoffs

How does a company attempt to soothe angst and bitter feelings when it announces thousands of its workers are getting the ax? Here's a bit of insight courtesy of blogger Brad Reese, who got hold of a Cisco Systems internal Read More →

Get ready for employers to know your personal life, study says

Nosy bosses snooping around your social media posts and other personal data? No problem for a growing number of workers, especially younger ones, a new study has found. By 2022, "nearly a third of people would be happy for their employer Read More →

Intel announces product deal with rapper 50 Cent

Eager to get its chips into a broader array of gadgets - while also generating a bit of nice publicity - Santa Clara chipmaker Intel on Friday announced a fitness-audio product collaboration with rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, pictured here. The Read More →

Intel helping researchers combat Parkinson’s disease

Santa Clara chipmaker Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation announced a partnership Wednesday to find new ways to treat victims of Parkinson's disease, the widespread neurodegenerative brain disorder. The collaboration will include analyzing data gathered from gadgets worn by Parkinson's Read More →

Former employees leave with keys to company secrets, report says

People who quit their jobs aren't just walking away with a pension and a retirement watch, according to a new report. They also leaving with passwords to some of their former employers' most confidential documents, according to the study by Mountain Read More →
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