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Twitter hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack

Twitter said it was hammered by a “sophisticated” cyber attack similar to those that recently hit major Western news outlets, and that the passwords of about 250,000 users were stolen.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini to retire in surprise move

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Intel CEO Paul Otellini is retiring in May, giving the world’s largest maker of microprocessors six months to find a new leader as it confronts two major challenges: a shaky economy and a shift toward

HP seeks fraud probe at British firm bought in 2011

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Hewlett-Packard called on Tuesday for a probe into ‘willful’ financial misstatements by Autonomy, a British software firm it bought for over $10 billion, which HP now says was overvalued.

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Dell buys software firm Gale Technologies


Computer maker Dell has announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation software.

Gale Technologies offers software that can help customers turn discrete com

What's hurting Apple? Obama, iPhone 5

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Autumn is traditionally the time of year when people start snapping up Apple products. It's also when investors, in anticipation of another blockbuster holiday season from the company, do the same wit

Win 8 could cause head-scratching


Over the years, Keith McCarthy has become used to a certain way of doing things on his computers, which, like most others on the planet, have long run on Microsoft’s Windows software. But last week, w

Yahoo CEO raids Google to hire top lieutenant

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is mining her old advertising connections at Google to help her tackle the challenges facing her in her new job. Henrique de Castro, one of Google's top advertising executives

iPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style


Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs when it comes to leading Apple Inc. As the debut of the new iPhone 5 just proved, that may not be a bad thing.

The taller, thinner and lighter phone prompted a rush on Wall

Taiwan Company fined $500 million for LCD price fixing

A Taiwanese company was fined $500 million on Thursday and its former president and executive vice president were each sentenced to three years in prison for their leading roles in a global LCD screen

HP has $8.9 billion loss on expected charge for EDS flop


Hewlett-Packard absorbed the largest quarterly loss in its history as the Silicon Valley pioneer owned up to past mistakes that have left it scrambling to adapt to a shifting technology market.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.