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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 →

Quoted: on Apple, the iPhone and the world

"It’s a more complex world today, and, in that sense, Apple is representative of that world." — Michael Feroli, chief United States economist for JPMorgan Chase, on how tough it is to calculate the effect of the iPhone, and Read More →

Off topic: Physics and Halloween costumes, Jediism, Chinese buildings, beards galore

“Shout, ‘I am Sparticle!’ whenever someone asks about your costume,” and other physics-themed Halloween costume ideas. A force beyond “Star Wars”? Jediism as religionStrange buildings in China include those shaped like teapots, pants and more. And All Read More →

Cook vows to bring Apple Pay to China

Apple CEO Tim Cook vowed to bring his company's full complement of products and services to China, starting with Apple Pay. During a four-day trip to China this week, Cook told the official Xinhua News Agency that Apple's new mobile Read More →

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Facebook Rooms

Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of  flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat Read More →

VC’s confidence is waning, but investments continue at record pace

The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt -- and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence. That's according to a quarterly survey by the Read More →

Wanna be cuter? (There’s an app for that)

Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more 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 →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he had "very open" talks with Chinese officials about web security this week, and says he wants to bring Apple Pay to China. Google is teaming up with Oxford University and expanding Read More →

Quoted: Freaking out over Amazon’s losses

“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays." -- Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking Read More →
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