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Comcast and Time Warner Cable today made official what had been rumored in recent days: They are abandoning their prospective merger in the face of mounting opposition from government regulators. Goodbye and good riddance. For consumers, start-up companies, the telecommunications industry and ...
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Funding Circle has raised $150 million in a monster round of funding that offers the latest evidence that investors are flocking to the burgeoning financial tech sector. Funding Circle, a website that connects small businesses in need of a loan with lenders, has become one of the leaders in the ...
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Google today announced that it has launched its long-rumored wireless phone service called Project Fi. The company has partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile to brand its own wireless service on the Nexus 6 phone, and is doing so in unique ways: “As you go about your day, Project Fi automatically ...
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The long, slow run-up to the Apple Watch launch just got a little weirder. One week after emailing employees to clarify that the smartwatch will not be stocked in stores on April 24, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts sounded many of the same notes in a video message to employees.
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This may be news for some newbies in Silicon Valley, but San Francisco has not always been a hotbed for technology companies. Salesforce helped to change that, while ushering cloud software into a prominent and growing position in the SV150, the annual Mercury News ranking of the largest Silicon ...
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Chinese entertainment and Internet company Letv announced Tuesday that it is introducing a smartphone and opening a U.S. headquarters in Silicon Valley. Aiming to appeal to U.S.-based viewers of Chinese language video content, the company also said it will begin selling its streaming video ...
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Google released its proxy statement at the same time as it was delivering its first-quarter earnings report Thursday, so you might have missed Chairman Eric Schmidt's $672400 bill “for personal use of aircraft chartered by Google for an annual conference” and the nearly $130 million paid to Omid ...
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A 64-year-old software engineer sued Google for age discrimination on Wednesday after the company didn't hire him four years ago. Robert Heath, of Boynton Beach, Fl., was 60 years old and had a background working at IBM, Compaq and General Dynamics when he interviewed for a Google job in ...
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Tesla is known for making electric cars. But the company has been quietly moving into another business line: providing batteries for energy storage systems. In an email sent Tuesday, the Palo Alto company told investors and analysts that it planned to unveil a pair of energy storage batteries on ...
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Next-generation cyber security firm FireEye and tech giant Hewlett-Packard announced a partnership Tuesday to develop an advanced suite of network threat detection and analysis software. The deal, which will expand Milpitas-based FireEye's reach, was announced at the RSA Conference on security ...
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Intel had no comment on a report Wednesday that it is in the process of acquiring the mobile phone chip company VIA Telecom for $500 million. The first hint of negotiations appeared in the Taipei based, Chinese language Next Magazine, according to Bloomberg News.
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If there is still doubt that strong demand exists for foreigners skilled in science, engineering and computer programming, it should be laid to rest. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees the H-1B visa program, announced that, by its April 1 deadline, it had received a record ...
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