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Amazon to Pay US$500 Million Cash for Diapers.com Owner

Amazon plans to acquire Quidsi, operator of Diapers.com, for US$500 million in cash.

SIA Predicts Slower 2011 for Chips After Record 2010

The Semiconductor Industry Association on Thursday predicted 2010 will be a year of record high chip industry revenue, but that growth will slow next year.

Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit With No Payout to Gmail Users

Google said it won preliminary approval to settle a class action lawsuit related to alleged privacy violations caused by its Buzz social networking service.

Acer Plans to Unveil Multiple Tablets on Nov. 23 in New York

Acer plans to launch "multiple" tablet devices at a press event in New York on Nov. 23, with different OSes on board and multiple form factors.

Intel Opens US$1 Billion Chip Factory in Vietnam

Intel on Friday announced the opening of a massive US$1 billion chip assembly facility in Vietnam, the biggest such facility for Intel anywhere in the world.

Samsung Reports Best Sales Ever, Expects PC Deals in Q4

Samsung's sales hit an all-time high but it signaled a weak Q4, which is good news for anyone looking for a new PC.

TSMC Continues Record-breaking Financial Performance in Q3

TSMC continued its record-breaking financial performance in the third quarter, reporting its best quarterly net profit and sales ever on Thursday.

Intel Joins Bid to Halve the Cost of Data Centers

Intel is working with a group of Taiwanese companies and a government research center on a project that aims to slash the cost of a data center by nearly half.

Oracle's Ellison Vows to Prove New HP CEO in on Scheme

Oracle's Ellison on Tuesday vowed to show evidence that new HP CEO Leo Apotheker was in on a scheme to steal Oracle software when he was CEO of SAP.

Report: Microsoft Targeting Acer, Asustek Over Android

Microsoft may be targeting Taiwanese smartphone developers Asustek and Acer over their use of Android, according to a local news report.

Intel Opens First Chip Manufacturing Plant in China

Intel announced the opening of its first ever chip manufacturing facility in Asia on Tuesday, in Dalian, China.

Garmin and Asustek to End Co-branding on Handsets

Garmin and Asustek will not introduce any new co-branded handsets but will continue to sell models that have already been launched.

Microsoft to Open Online PC Game Store

Microsoft plans to open a new online PC game store called Games for Windows Marketplace in the middle of November, it said Monday.

China and Taiwan Seek to Lead World on TD-LTE Development

China and Taiwan agreed to work together more closely on TD-LTE technology in order to lead the world in the development of 4G wireless broadband.

In Taiwan, Smartphones Are a Dog's Best Friend

It takes about an hour to lure the stray dog into a steel cage with food. During that time, Sean McCormack, a co-founder of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty...

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