WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Justice says Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $55 million to settle claims it paid kickbacks to companies so that they would recommend its products to federal agencies. Hewlett-Packard Co. has already announced earlier this month it will take a charge of 2 cents per share in the third quarter to settle the claims.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the world's biggest maker of computer chips, Intel Corp. can't afford to ignore its huge blind spot in mobile phones. Eighty percent of today's personal computers use Intel processors. But Intel is absent in smart phones, which are threatening PCs as gateways to the Internet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts say the Obama administration, under congressional pressure to take a tough stance on Chinese trade policies, is expected to declare that China unfairly helped its aluminum industry. The finding, which could spark higher import duties, was anticipated Tuesday as the White House attempts to strike a delicate balance ahead of November congressional elections that will be dominated by the weak U.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — India said it withdrew a threat Monday to ban BlackBerry services for at least two more months after the device's maker, Research In Motion Ltd., agreed to give security officials "lawful access" to encrypted data. The Ministry of Home Affairs, which wants real time access to encrypted corporate e-mails and instant messaging, said in a statement it would review RIM's security proposals over the next 60 days after the Department of Telecommunications studies the feasibility of routing BlackBerry services through a server in India.
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. has settled a lawsuit over losses suffered by nonunion employees and retirees who held company stock in retirement accounts. The company will offer free investment advice for four years but no money will be paid except to lawyers. In a court filing Friday, lawyers for plaintiffs say Ford Motor's improved health and stock price could have helped the company win the lawsuit or defeat some claims.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A local chapter of the International Association of Machinists is challenging the layoffs of 38 workers at a Pratt & Whitney plant in Connecticut, in a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. District 26 of the union filed the complaint Monday, saying the layoffs at the Cheshire plant were retaliation for a union lawsuit that stopped Pratt from closing the facility and another plant in East Hartford.
The superabundance of techie gadgetry at your fingertips makes your heart sing, but the hectic search to find the right charger to fit your cell phone, PDA, or other handheld device makes you want to call it quits. It’s a love/hate relationship. The superabundance of techie gadgetry at your fingertips makes your heart sing, but the hectic search to find the right charger to fit your cell phone, PDA, or other handheld device makes you want to call it quits.
A lot of great ideas are developed by imagining a magical black box through which you can process an input to produce a desired output. A lot of great ideas are developed by imagining a magical black box through which you can process an input to produce a desired output.
Advancements in technology have led to increased concern about the protection of people's privacy... and for good reason. For example: GPS devices and technology have been used in law enforcement applications for some time now. However, in some states, agencies can place a GPS device on a vehicle to track a person's whereabouts -- without a warrant.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If you're looking for bargains on personal computers, bad news from the industry could be good for your pocketbook. Computer makers are scrambling for ways to goose faltering consumer demand after a weak start to the back-to-school shopping season. That could mean deeper price cuts and other promotions beyond the incentives that the industry dangled in front of shoppers to lure them into stores during the worst of the recession.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Indian authorities are scheduled to meet Monday evening to decide whether to ban some BlackBerry services in India, one day ahead of a government-imposed deadline for the device's maker Research In Motion Ltd. to give security agencies access to encrypted data. Home Secretary G.
SEATTLE (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. boosted its bid for 3Par Inc. to $1.88 billion Friday, topping Dell Inc.'s offer by 11 percent and again raising the stakes in the bidding contest for the data-storage company. The $30-per-share offer from HP came just hours after Dell matched HP's Thursday bid of $27 per share.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major technology companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging that they infringed on four Web technology patents held by his company Interval Licensing LLC. Interval said Friday it filed the suit in a U.
NEW YORK (AP) — August auto sales are expected to be much lower than the year-ago month, a time when sales were pumped up by the federal government's Cash for Clunkers vehicle trade-in program, according to analyst predictions. The seasonally adjusted annual rates for the month may also suggest that the auto industry's steady recovery in the first half of the year is losing steam, the analysts predicted.
NEW YORK (AP) — Intel Corp. is buying the wireless communications unit of Germany's Infineon Technologies AG for $1.4 billion in cash, the second deal in as many weeks that allows the chipmaker to spread its wings beyond the struggling personal computer market. Infineon's unit makes chips for smart phones including Apple's iPhone.