Intel mobile chip strategy could prove costly

Just when Intel Corp. finally is making real progress in the desperate push to get its chips into smartphones and tablets, the tech titan finds itself in a Catch-22.

South Korea's Hynix swings to net loss in Q3

South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, said Thursday it swung to a third-quarter net loss as weak demand for personal computers dampened sales.

Global PC sales slow in third quarter

Global personal computer sales slowed in the third quarter, notching up growth of just 7.6 percent, well below the previous quarter, technology research firm Gartner said Wednesday.

Microsoft chief says China piracy very costly

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has said rampant software piracy in China has eaten into his company's revenue in what is soon to be the world's top PC market, a report said Friday.

Over $50 bln lost to software piracy: report

Software piracy cost technology companies more than 50 billion dollars around the world last year, with Asia accounting for the largest share of losses, an industry report said Tuesday.

Microsoft CEO Ballmer's salary up 4 percent in '09

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. raised CEO Steve Ballmer's salary by 4 percent at the start of fiscal 2009, a year in which the software maker's profit declined 17 percent as the economic meltdown decimated personal computer sales.

Asia-Pacific computer sales rise 19% in 2010: IDC

Sales of personal computers in the Asia-Pacific area outside Japan rose 19 percent in 2010, in another sign of the region's robust economic growth, technology industry analyst IDC said Thursday.

Dell buys 'cloud' computing company Wyse

Dell on Monday said it is buying Wyse Technology to expand its business offerings in the Internet "cloud" in the face of softening demand for traditional computing hardware.

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