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Intel's Purchase of McAfee Baffles Analysts

Researchers line up to pan acquisition

(Newser) - Intel agreed to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion today, leaving analysts slack-jawed with disbelief. “I would love to be wrong, but I think we may all look back five years from now and say, 'Wow. That was a big mistake,’” one Forrester analyst tells PC World...

Google Unveils 'GoogleTV'
 Google Unveils 'GoogleTV' 

Google Unveils 'GoogleTV'

It partners with Sony, Intel

(Newser) - Google is hoping to succeed where Apple and so many others have failed with GoogleTV, its attempt to bring the Internet to your television set. Google unveiled the software today, at what the Wall Street Journal called a “glitch-plagued demonstration” in San Francisco. The software will allow you to...

Jobs Surge Back for Techies
 Jobs Surge Back 
 for Techies 

Jobs Surge Back for Techies

Google hired 786 employees in Q1

(Newser) - If you went to MIT, the economy shouldn’t look half bad. Tech companies are hiring again, often even fighting over top recruits, the Wall Street Journal reports. Yesterday, Google announced that it had hired 786 employees in the first quarter, and said it expected to “continue hiring aggressively...

Tech Companies' Hiring Practices Under Scrutiny

Justice Department thinks they might violate antitrust laws

(Newser) - Some of the nation's biggest tech companies have a gentleman's agreement on hiring: Generally speaking, they don't try to steal each other's best employees. After a yearlong investigation, the Justice Department is poised to challenge the practice on the notion that it violates antitrust laws and deprives computer engineers of...

Google TV Wants to Take Over Your Living Room

Search king teams up with Intel, Sony for TV project

(Newser) - Google is scrambling for a piece of the action as more and more people use their TVs to access web content. The search giant has teamed up with Intel and Sony to build a new generation of TVs and set-top boxes using its Chrome browser and Android cell phone system,...

Dow Up 85; Alcoa, Intel Rally
 Dow Up 85; Alcoa, Intel Rally 
MARKETS

Dow Up 85; Alcoa, Intel Rally

Mining giants Bucyrus, Terex to merge

(Newser) - Stocks saw broad gains today as analysts upgraded blue chips Alcoa and Intel and big mergers were announced in the mining and health-care sectors, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • The Dow rose 85.25 points to close at 10,414.14.
  • The Nasdaq added 25.97, ending the session at
...

FTC Hits Intel With Antitrust Lawsuit

Chip maker accused of using threats, rewards to shut out competitors

(Newser) - The Federal Trade Commission sued Intel today, looking to block tactics it says the world's biggest chip maker has used to snuff out competition. The FTC said Intel, which makes the microprocessors that run personal computers, has used both rewards and threats to discourage computer makers from buying competitors' chips...

Intel to Pay AMD $1.25B
 Intel to Pay AMD $1.25B 
ANTITRUST SETTLEMENT

Intel to Pay AMD $1.25B

Payment settles all antitrust and patent suits

(Newser) - Intel says it is paying AMD, its largest rival in the computer chip market, $1.25 billion to settle all antitrust and patent suits, and has agreed to abide by a set of "business practice provisions." In return, AMD, which had been complaining to regulators for five years...

Dow Rises 44 on Rates News
 Dow Rises 44 on Rates News 
Markets

Dow Rises 44 on Rates News

Dallas Fed chief reiterates commitment to low interest rates

(Newser) - Stocks retreated from an earlier rally but closed with solid gains after the Dallas Fed president reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low. Meanwhile, home-builder Toll Brothers announced a surge in contracts for the third quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports.
  • The Dow gained 44 points to
...

Cuomo Slaps Intel With Antitrust Suit

Says chipmaker paid kickbacks, strongarmed manufacturers

(Newser) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust suit against Intel today, accusing it of “a worldwide, systematic campaign of illegal conduct.” Cuomo says Intel paid computer manufacturers billions in kickbacks provided they didn’t produce computers with rival chips. The money was disguised as “rebates,...

Kiss Your Wireless Router Goodbye
Kiss Your Wireless Router Goodbye

Kiss Your Wireless Router Goodbye

New WiFi Direct would eliminate need for hotspots

(Newser) - If setting up a wireless router just sounds a little too daunting, new technology looks to make unplugging a lot easier. WiFi Direct, slated to roll out in the middle of next year, will turn every device enabled with it into a miniature access point, able to create connections with...

Computers Will Stop Getting Faster —in 75 Years

(Newser) - Even Moore's Law has its limit. That's the much-cited dictum from Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that computer speed doubles every two years with ever-smaller and more powerful transistors. Two physicists crunched some numbers and found that the theory—which has held true for 40 years now—must eventually reach a...

PC Marketing Drops the Technobabble

'Fact tags' only confused customers: Intel exec

(Newser) - PC makers seem to have gotten the hint and are beginning to hawk their wares not with dazzling technobabble but with information useful to the average consumer, the New York Times reports. For years, tech concerns have touted their achievements in impenetrable language on “fact tags” (DDR2 RAM, anyone?),...

Dow Drops 36 as Consumer Data Saps Stocks

Intel, Dell see gains

(Newser) - Stocks mostly fell today despite good news from the tech sector, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer confidence fell in August, dragging the markets down. Intel rose 4.32% after raising its third-quarter profit forecast, while Dell gained 1.89% on second-quarter earnings that...

Tech Rally Sends Dow Up 257
 Tech Rally Sends Dow Up 257  
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Tech Rally Sends Dow Up 257

(Newser) - The tech sector drove a substantial market rally today led by rosy projections from chipmaker Intel, the Wall Street Journal reports. Other technology stocks followed Intel—up 7.5%—as investors predicted a resurgence of the consumer electronics market. Good news from the Fed and the credit industry also helped...

Stocks Soar on Intel Earnings
 Stocks Soar on Intel Earnings 
MARKET open

Stocks Soar on Intel Earnings

(Newser) - Tech stocks soared at the open today, taking major indexes with them, after a strong quarter and upbeat outlook from Intel, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow rose 100 points, while the Nasdaq added 30 points and the S&P 11.45 points. Intel was up 7.5% pre-market....

Stocks Mixed; Dow Up 15
 Stocks Mixed; Dow Up 15 
MARKETS

Stocks Mixed; Dow Up 15

Investors show caution as 2nd-quarter earnings season beings

(Newser) - Stocks were mixed today as investors await companies' second-quarter reports. Shares of Alcoa, which kicks off the earnings season with a report after the close, fluctuated but closed slightly higher. The Dow finished up 15 points at 8,178, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Nasdaq gained 1 point to...

EU Fines Intel Record $1.45B
 EU Fines Intel Record $1.45B 

EU Fines Intel Record $1.45B

Chip maker paid firms to use its chips, commission says

(Newser) - The EU is fining Intel $1.45 billion for violating antitrust laws—a record amount that far exceeds the €497 million ($680 million) fine levied against Microsoft in 2004, the BBC reports. The EU competition commission said Intel paid manufacturers and a retailer to give its chips a leg...

Dow Has Best 2-Month Showing Since 2002
 Dow Has Best 2-Month 
 Showing Since 2002 
MARKETS

Dow Has Best 2-Month Showing Since 2002

Mixed last day can't beat strong month

(Newser) - The markets were mixed today but wrapped up a strong month. The Dow, which fell 17.61 points to close at 8168.12, rose 7.4% in April, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow has risen 15.65% in two months—its best two-month showing since 2002 and the...

Beige Book Boosts Dow Up 109
 Beige Book Boosts Dow Up 109 
MARKETS

Beige Book Boosts Dow Up 109

Investors look past Intel to manufacturing

(Newser) - Stocks rose late in today’s session, buoyed by decent news from the Fed’s Beige Book, the Wall Street Journal reports. The report showed manufacturing activity stabilizing or rising in five of 12 US districts, after months of declines. The Dow closed up 109.44 at 8,029.62....

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