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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.

Smartphone, tablet sales still booming

Consumer demand  for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation. Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year Read More →

Survey finds many experts fear worsening cyber attacks

A majority of 1,642 technology experts surveyed for a new study predict rogue groups and malicious individuals will ramp up their cyber attacks, causing significant loss of life or property by 2025. While some of those queried by the Pew Read More →

HP reportedly considering trimming stake in China business

Hewlett-Packard, which recently announced it is splitting itself into two companies to become more efficient, also is considering lightening its corporate load in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the newspaper said "H-P has Read More →

Group issues personal privacy-protection guide

Worried about people spying on you?  Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest "surveillance self-defense" report. The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it Read More →

Women with tech educations shun tech jobs, study finds

Even when they have extensive tech credentials, women often shy away from taking tech jobs because the industry makes them feel like outsiders and fails to provide the flexibility they need to handle family responsibilities and other priorities. That's what the Read More →

Cisco Systems cuts interest in EMC joint venture

Cisco Systems is unloading some of its stake in VCE, a joint venture with EMC that sells high-end data center gear, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed and analysts offered little comment on what this means for Read More →

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