The Chinese smartphone giant is "considering" buying Nokia, but it all depends on whether or not the ailing Finnish phone maker finally cracks.
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IBM appears to be making good on its promise that it will make the bulk of its workforce rebalancing moves in the second quarter. Employees ranging from consultants to data center workers to sales are sweating.
GE is also touting that the value of its new Industrial Internet scheme will reach nearly $1.3 trillion by 2020.
IBM is going straight to those who hold the purse strings with its latest cloud product release.
Todd Bradley steps down from HP's PC and printer unit to be replaced by Dion Weisler, a former Lenovo and Acer executive. HP is hoping Bradley and Weisler can form an executive tag team that can tackle China and Lenovo.
The big focus is really to push as much content to mobile devices as possible for actual editing and collaboration rather than just viewing.
What would the technology world look like today if the 2000 ruling by the recently deceased Thomas Penfield Jackson -- that Microsoft be broken into two companies -- had been upheld?
It's a bit unclear whether there are enough large horses to make ARM servers commonplace in the data center today. If Samsung entered the market either to manufacture processors or launch systems, the game would change.
AMD wants to be more than just an alternative to Intel. It wants to lead ARM's gains in the data center as 2014 shapes up to be a pilot year for hyperscale servers.
San Francisco and San Jose, sure. Boston, New York and Austin? Certainly. But technology startups shouldn't ignore Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta.