Beijing (AP) -- China's abrupt growth slowdown is sending a chill through Asian economies and as far away as Australia and Africa as its voracious demand for imports fades. Beijing is cooling its economy with lending and investment curbs after explosive 11.9 percent first-quarter growth fed fears of overheating.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel says it's buying a Texas Instruments unit that makes cable modem chips, which it intends to combine with its own processors for smarter modems and cable set-top boxes. The companies did not reveal the terms of the deal in the Monday announcement. Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc.
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is bringing its video-game expertise to the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 line, an attempt to capitalize on the success of the Xbox 360 as the software maker tries to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPhone. Microsoft says a dedicated group inside of Microsoft Game Studios will develop video games for Windows phones, help outside game publishers and scout out small, independent game makers.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. says it is buying Fortify Software to beef up its cyber security offerings. The company did not disclose financial terms of the buyout Tuesday. Fortify is a privately held company based in San Mateo, Calif. It helps businesses identify and fix security weaknesses in their computer systems.
Anthony Rowcliffe, a 42 year-old company that has its roots in Peckham, London, has grown over the years and is now operating out of two purpose-built BRC accredited sites at Paddock Wood in Kent, supplying over 1,000 different lines, including its own branded Clemency Hall product.
My recent misguided adventure to a small town has left me wondering again, if we rely too much on technology to guide us through our lives. I have no sense of direction. I won’t try to pretend I do. When asking for directions, I need street names, landmarks, scenery, weather conditions; the whole shebang, or I’ll end up in no-man’s-land, panicky and confused.
A dramatic rise in digital information available over the Internet has, and will, have some major implications for web users. One of the most troubling symptoms of this digital deluge is the uptick in the amount of malware on the Internet. According to antivirus software maker McAfee, the number of free-flowing malware items on the internet increased from about 4 million to 6 million during the second quarter.
Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) now offers the USB-4620 industrial grade USB hub with five USB 2.0 ports. According to the company, the USB-4620 has isolation protection up to 3,000 Vdc for each downstream port. It also features a lockable casing accessory for type-A USB connectors to help with automation control and online production applications.
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — A manager at Apple Inc. has been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged kickback scheme involving suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories. Authorities say Paul Shin Devine of Sunnyvale was arrested on Friday on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has little power left to lift the economy out of its rut. Congress, with an election looming, has no appetite for more stimulus. Shoppers are reluctant to spend, and businesses are slow to hire. Let's face it: There is no easy or imminent fix for the flagging recovery.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — India may ask Google and Skype for greater access to encrypted information once it resolves security concerns with BlackBerrys, which are now under threat of a ban, according to a government document and two people familiar with the discussions. The 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which were coordinated with satellite and cell phones, helped prompt a sweeping security review of telecommunications ahead of the Commonwealth Games — a major sporting event to be held in New Delhi in October.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. have filed a "derivative lawsuit" against the technology company and its board over fallout from former CEO Mark Hurd's abrupt resignation last week. A derivative lawsuit lets shareholders sue executives or board members over claims that their actions harmed the company as a whole.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dell Inc. said Monday it's buying data storage company 3Par Inc. for about $1.13 billion cash. 3par, of Fremont, Calif., makes products designed to minimize capacity and energy costs. Dell is offering $18 per share for 3Par, an 87 percent premium over Friday's closing price for the company of $9.
NEW YORK (AP) — Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry's corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took a while to accept. The foreign governments are essentially a decade behind in coming to terms with encryption, a technology that's fundamental to the Internet as a medium of commerce.
NEW YORK (AP) — IBM Corp. said Friday that it has agreed to buy the marketing services company Unica Corp. in a $480 million deal that would give IBM more tools to meet its customers' growing demand for targeted advertising. The all-cash acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business, a relatively new area for the company.