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ASML says TSMC joins Intel to invest in latest chip kit

AMSTERDAM | Sun Aug 5, 2012 8:44am EDT AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - ASML, the global chip equipment maker, signed up TSMC to further bankroll its research and development into costly next-generation chip-making kit, the Dutch firm said on Sunday. ASML said TSMC is investing 276 million euros in research over the coming five years and will also take a 5 percent equity stake in ASML...

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Apple's Jobs was open to making a smaller iPad: executive

By Poornima Gupta SAN JOSE, California | Fri Aug 3, 2012 9:28pm EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Steve Jobs was receptive to Apple Inc making a smaller tablet, a senior executive said in a 2011 email revealed on Friday, fanning speculation it plans to make a mini-iPad to take on cheaper gadgets from Google Inc and Amazon. An Apple mini-version of the market-domi...

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Electronic Arts sues Zynga, says it copied "Sims" game

By Malathi Nayak and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Aug 3, 2012 6:34pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc sued Zynga Inc on Friday, accusing the social gaming company of copying key elements of EA's "The Sims Social" game for Zynga's own title, "The Ville." EA's lawsuit is the latest in a series of copycat accusations leveled agai...

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Apple reveals rare ad-spend on iPad, iPhone

By Poornima Gupta and Dan Levine SAN JOSE, California | Fri Aug 3, 2012 4:36pm EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller told a jam-packed courtroom on Friday that Apple's strategy in maintaining its market momentum is to "make the product the biggest and clearest thing in advertising." Schiller was the latest Apple executive to ta...

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Reuters blogging platform hacked, false Syria blog posted

Fri Aug 3, 2012 3:50pm EDT (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters said the blogging platform of the Reuters News website was compromised on Friday and a false posting purporting to carry an interview with a Syrian rebel leader was illegally posted on a Reuters' journalist's blog. "Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday," the company said in a statement. "Our blogging platform was comprom...

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Analysis: Why Twitter apologized over NBC Olympics flap

By Erin Geiger Smith NEW YORK | Fri Aug 3, 2012 3:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - The microblogging site Twitter has been so abuzz about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympics that the #nbcfail hashtag was created last week as a way to consolidate criticism of the network. This week, when Twitter executives suspended the account of one of NBC's most ardent critic...

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Judge tackles attorney behavior as Apple-Samsung trial rolls on

By Poornima Gupta and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Aug 3, 2012 1:09pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's request for severe sanctions against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over the conduct of one of Samsung's attorneys, even as the judge said that conduct risked tainting the jury. A high-stakes patent trial between the two companies conti...

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Apple’s iPhone 5,2 Prototype Showing Up In Server Logs

Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve),...

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RIM to launch new PlayBook line next week

TORONTO | Thu Aug 2, 2012 3:09pm EDT TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Research In Motion has chosen its home country to launch a PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks, a crucial feature missing from its poor-selling initial models. The BlackBerry maker said on Thursday it would launch the new tablets in Canada next week and roll them out in coming months i...

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Sharp to start shipping iPhone screens to Apple this month

TOKYO | Thu Aug 2, 2012 9:58am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp. will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season. "Shipments will start in August," Sharp's new president, Takashi Okuda, said at a press briefing in Tokyo on Thursday after the company released its ...

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