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Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China

Chinese state press said an unnamed foreign company matching Microsoft's description had been forced to pay 840 million yuan in back taxes.

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Breaking up is hard to do, but HP won't look back

The split will be 'the biggest separation that's ever been done,' HP's CEO said

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Zalman hardware warranties will be honored despite parent company's $3 billion fraud conspiracy

Fear not: Your Zalman warranty will continue to be honored, as the hardware maker is being spun off in the wake of its parent company's woes.

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Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise commodity-priced laptops and tablets, while the biggest-ticket items may be in the smallest packages: smartphones.

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Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

Boo-keun Yoon, who heads Samsung's consumer electronics business, could also take charge of the mobile business, a report said

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Facebook bus drivers unionize amid concern about work conditions

The 87 drivers are employees of Facebook contractor Loop Transportation

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Intel will merge PC and mobile CPU groups, just as the devices themselves are converging

The company hopes that the united groups will succeed better together. Given the mobile group's huge losses recently, it couldn't hurt.

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Apple strikes App Store deal with UnionPay, China's massive bank card provider

Apple's App Store will now accept UnionPay, China's only domestic banking card provider

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Fujitsu hides secret messages for smartphones inside LED light sources

Just aim a smartphone camera at a lit object and an app calls up relevant information

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Sophos CEO: We're betting entirely on the cloud

Ease of management is the key for small business IT staff

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Cisco joins chorus against Obama's net neutrality plan

Strict rules backed by Obama would hurt network equipment sales, Cisco's Chambers says

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Gnome Foundation accuses Groupon of trademark hijacking, pleads for help

The open source organization needs to raise $80,000 to fund its legal fight

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Lyft says former COO who moved to Uber swiped confidential documents first

Travis VanderZanden, now a vice president at Uber, is charged with uploading confidential Lyft data to his personal Dropbox account

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Dell cautiously optimistic about Windows 10

Windows 10 resolves some issues of Windows 8, but it's premature to predict how the OS will do, Dell executives said.

Google and LG strike broad, decade-long patent licensing deal

The deal covers existing and future patents for the next 10 years.