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Intel to reduce its workforce by 5 percent this year

The chip giant sees the PC market stabilizing, but forecasts a year of flat sales ahead.

Are bitcoin's chances of acceptance getting better?

Many countries are still grappling with the issues of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, which is just the best-known of the virtual cash.

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Steve Wozniak visits Xiaomi in China, endorses its products

Wozniak was invited on a speaking engagement to help inspire the company's engineers.

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Google makes timely purchase of Swiss app developer

Bitspin said it is joining Google, implying the company and its Timely app are being acquired by the search giant.

Portrait of the Microsoft Ballmer's successor inherits

Steve Ballmer's retirement leaves his still-unnamed successor a busy agenda and battles on many fronts.

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Could Bitcoin's frothy venture funding dry up?

Recent regulatory developments could slow the pace of investments in 2014, one expert said.

Consolidation will cut cloud choice next year, Gartner says

One in four cloud vendors will be gone by 2014, Gartner analysts predict.

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Google buys maker of fascinating, creepy robots

Boston Dynamics' robots move like humans or four-legged animals, and one shifts its shape to fit through tight spaces.

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Store closure marks the end of an era in Tokyo's Akihabara

Tokyo's world-famous Akihabara district lost one of its signature stores on Saturday, and with it a piece of the area's rich electronics history faded away.