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Chinese electric appliances giant slams Xiaomi as a 'swindler'

President of Gree Electric Appliances Inc, the world's largest residential air-conditioner manufacturer, has slammed Xiaomi and another Chinese home appliance maker Midea Group as 'two swindlers together', after the latter two companies teamed up for a $200 million smart-home push.

December 15, 2014 by

Torvalds touts Linux's advances in power, ARM and cell phones

Linux founder Linus Torvalds, the founder and lead developer of Linux, has always been a man of few words and yesterday at LinuxCon 2012 he was no different. Still, the Linux creator hailed advances the kernel has made in the way of ARM support and power management, its progress on the cell phone front, and the fact that the kernel group has maintained its independence from manufacturers

August 30, 2012 by

Live-blogging the BUILD keynote, Day 1

As is our custom, our merry band of Windows-focused bloggers is covering today's opening keynote address at Microsoft's BUILD conference in Anaheim.Our group includes my ZDNet colleague Mary Jo Foley, Kip Kniskern, Rafael Rivera, Paul Thurrott, Tom Warren, and Long Zheng.

September 13, 2011

HP confirms UK Pre 3 release in August

The Pre 3 will launch in the UK before the end of August, HP has confirmed.The device — the second Pre since HP's purchase of Palm, which was completed in July, 2010 — will launch in the UK before the end of August, Paul Hunter, general manager of the Personal Systems Group at HP in the UK, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

August 2, 2011 by

NTT not a direct integration play: Frontline

Frontline Systems wasn't actively looking for a major investor or acquirer when Japanese group NTT Communications came knocking on its door, according to the Australian IT services group's chief executive Steve Murphy. However, NTT's decision to take a 70 per cent stake in Frontline makes "perfect sense" for both.

May 11, 2011 by

Steve Jobs, the mean dictator -- Paul Graham

Paul Graham, the founder of the Y Combinator venture capital group, has given a 10-minute interview to Bloomberg about backing startups. Towards the end, he says he's worried about another "era of monoculture" where software developers concentrate on a single platform.

March 10, 2011 by

LSE migrates to Millennium Exchange trading platform

The London Stock Exchange has completed a move to a Linux-based trading platform for its UK cash markets.The SUSE Enterprise Linux platform, called Millennium Exchange, runs on commodity Intel hardware and has been designed to reduce trading latency, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) announced on Monday.

February 14, 2011 by

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