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IBM reportedly considering sale of chip manufacturing operations – Ars Technica

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

IBM is considering a sale of its chip manufacturing operations, the Wall Street Journal reported last night. The company would not stop designing its own chips, however. Just as AMD outsources manufacturing of the chips it designs, IBM “is looking for a buyer for its manufacturing operations, but plans to retain its chip-design capability,” according to the Journal’s source. The Financial Times reported that IBM appointed Goldman Sachs to “sound out possible buyers for the…

IBM explores sale of semiconductor business: Financial Times – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

(Reuters) – IBM Corp is exploring the sale of its semiconductor business and has hired Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter. However, IBM is not committed to the idea of selling and could also seek a partner to set up a joint venture for its semiconductor operations, the report said. ( r.reuters.com/zyr66v) The report comes two weeks after…

All American Credit Cards Will Disappear In 2015 And Be Replaced With This … – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

Instagram/ericabibi_ These credit cards are dinosaurs. See Also Every credit card in the U.S. will be replaced by October 2015 with new cards that contain the chip-and-PIN technology that the rest of the world has had for years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both Visa and MasterCard are committed to the switch, which will render extinct the plastic in your wallets and purses right now. No more black…

The First Job for Microsoft’s New CEO: Stop Playing Politics – Huffington Post

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

Microsoft just announced a new CEO. He’s Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft veteran, and he takes over from Steve Ballmer, who became CEO in January, 2000. It’s unclear whether Nadella will make any radical changes at Microsoft. But there’s one thing I’d love to see him do right away, and that is drop the nutso anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign that Microsoft has been running for the past two years. For good…

Hands-on with Mozilla’s long-delayed Metro Firefox app: Good thing it’s a beta – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

The modern side of Windows 8 finally has an alternative to Internet Explorer, with a new “Windows 8 Touch” mode in the latest Mozilla Firefox beta. The “Metro” version of Firefox has been a long-time coming. The first experimental versions launched in October 2012, but a final release has faced several delays in the last year. You can try it now by downloading the Firefox beta and clicking “Relaunch Firefox for…

Microsoft CEO Nadella: Come clean about Windows RT – ZDNet (blog)

Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Image: Microsoft) This has been a big week for Microsoft followers with the appointment of Satya Nadella as the CEO of the company in Redmond. ZDNet has all the information you need about Nadella and what he brings to Microsoft.  With the announcement of Nadella’s appointment comes the many articles detailing what he needs to do to help Microsoft in…