Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal posted a story suggesting a deal was in the offing. But it has followed that original story up by saying that the deal, with its buddies at Silver Lake, would require $50 billion to be available.… Read the rest
Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president of Qualcomm demoed its SDP and chatted about the company’s progress within the server market.… Read the rest
Beancounters at market research firm Gartner have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 7.7 percent to 73.7 million units in the third quarter as a stronger dollar made them costlier.… Read the rest
VW’s Michael Horn told the US Congress that the decision to install the emission cheating software was all the work of a couple of software engineers.… Read the rest
The outfits’ CEO has flagged next year as a make-or-break year for its struggling smartphones, saying he will consider other options for the business if it failed to turn profitable.… Read the rest
Dell has been seen wining and dining bankers to get enough cash to push the deal through.… Read the rest
An EU court struck down a deal to let US and European companies easily transfer personal data between continents and it could mean some US tech companies frozen out of the market or replaced by EU rivals.… Read the rest
Alcatel-Lucent is refusing to sell its undersea cables unit, which means that the former rubber boot maker Nokia will get its paws on the operation after completing its acquisition of the Franco-American group.
Nokia is spending $17 billion on Alcatel-Lucent as it wants to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei.… Read the rest
You can pick up a DDR3 module for an average $18.50 per 4GB and prices appear to be headed downwards.
Many DRAM makers are blaming Microsoft.… Read the rest
The study found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.… Read the rest