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Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

The company lost $437 million this quarter, as it prepares for the holiday season


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Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of the ultrafast computers.

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How to refine wire-to-wire connections

If you’re still using solder, quick-disconnects, or electrical tape, here’s a run-down of what you need to know to get started with the ultimate wire-to-wire pro solution.

Christian Bale: From serial killer to Batman to Steve Jobs

The versatile actor is confirmed to play Jobs in new biopic from Aaron Sorkin

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IBM’s chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications.

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Future points to healthcare IT as a Service

Adopting social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology should save healthcare providers money in the long run. It should also help them use their EHR systems as a service, according to a joint report from EMC and MeriTalk.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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How to get started on a solar power project

Whether as a weekend hobby or for powering a data center, dropping solar panel prices will ultimately make solar a viable energy source.

Industry reacts to Cisco cutting stake in VCE, EMC taking control

We've rounded up articles and social media commentary on the big changes taking place with the VCE converged infrastructure joint venture

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ARM vs. Intel: Why chipmakers want your Chromebook’s brains

As Chromebooks gain credibility among consumers, corporations and schools, Intel has every reason to elbow into what used to be ARM's turf exclusively.

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed on Wednesday morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

Arista VP Gourlay leaves company

Looking for life after helping take data center disruptor public

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Carnegie Mellon: Bigger may not be better with battery makers

"Electric vehicle batteries are expensive. Federal and state governments have been subsidizing and mandating electric vehicle sales for years with the idea that increasing production volume will reduce costs and make these vehicles...

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it’s calling the “elastic data...

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Continuity, cannibals, and Apple Pay: 6 key takeaways from Apple's Q4 earnings

Tim Cook got on the horn to tell investors how awesome this quarter was. These are most important tidbits to know.

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Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5M computers

Apple said it sold a record 5.5 million Macs in the September quarter, boosting sales by 21% year-over-year during a stretch when the overall PC business remained in the red.

With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

After selling chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries, IBM will focus on designing faster chips and Watson-like computers

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Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

Samsung has issued a software fix to address slowdown problems with its triple-level cell 840 EVO SSDs -- the company's most affordable consumer drive.

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IBM's Rometty defends bumpy financial ride as company shifts strategy

In a call with investors, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty vigorously defended IBM's pursuit of emerging high-growth markets

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