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IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

IBM issues media advisory, raising the possibility that it has struck a deal with GlobalFoundries

Snapchat rolling out non-'creepy' ads that still might get creepy

The company has a fair amount of data that could be used to target its ads

Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

Investments in software companies through the third quarter surpassed those for all of 2013

Tech industry likes Obama nominee for patent office

Tech groups praise the nomination of former Googler Michelle Lee to fill a post empty for a year and a half

MasterCard demos a prototype contactless card with a fingerprint sensor

The next generation card is set to be introduced in 2015, but consumers might move to phone-based services before then

Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year

Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Malicious advertisements are being 'micro-targeted' at defense companies, Invincea said

Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Challenges in the mobile market continue to be a factor

Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested,' downloads are another matter

The hi-fi music upstart was promoted heavily this week at the Salesforce Dreamforce show

Virtual fitting room service Metail shuns UK venture capital on way to raising £12m

Founder claims the big venture capital houses in London offer little beyond money

Renault is ready to fight Google and Apple for car market ownership

Renault is in the middle of a digital transformation, will be relaunching site next year

Twitter Audio Cards let you play tunes while browsing

Users can listen to music, podcasts and other content directly in their timeline

Twitpic really is shutting down after a failed acquisition

The photo hosting service will shut down Oct. 25, said founder Noah Everett

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's layoff news comes just a week after Lisa Su took over as CEO

Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data

European Commission takes Belgium, Luxembourg to court over telecom regulators

Issues involve competition in telecom sector


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