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Globalfoundries acquiring IBM’s chip operations

IBM on Monday said it is unloading its unprofitable chip-making business to Santa Clara-based Globalfoundries in an unusual deal in which IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion over three years to acquire the business. Through the transaction, Globalfoundries will take over Read More →

Quoted: Marc Andreessen, Satya Nadella on meritocracy and diversity in tech

"I think the critique that Silicon Valley companies are deliberately, systematically discriminatory is incorrect." — Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist, addresses the tech diversity question in an interview with New York Magazine. He cites two reasons for his view: Referring Read More →

Sean Parker’s novel restitution – a statewide beach access mobile app

Sean Parker, investor and Napster co-founder, is working on a California public access mobile app as part of his settlement last year with the state Coastal Commission over his wedding at Big Sur. The app, which isn't yet complete, would help Read More →

Quoted: on drones and sky-high gridlock

"The most challenging thing would be to combine a large fleet of Amazon Prime drones carrying packages and the Piper Clubs that just want to punch a hole in the sky on the weekend." — Ella Atkins, associate professor Read More →

Advanced Micro Devices’ woes prompt analysts’ alarms

  Is Advanced Micro Devices about to go belly up? That's a possibility suggested by some analysts following the Sunnyvale chipmaker's recent CEO change and lackluster quarterly financial report on Thursday, when it announced it is cutting 7 percent of its Read More →

iPad mini gets little love from Apple

At its press event today announcing new iPads and Mac computers, Apple executives gave scant attention to the iPad mini. While spending a good deal of time talking about the new iPad Air 2 and the new iMac with a high-resolution Retina Read More →
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