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Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung

Apple is finding that breaking up with Samsung is hard to do. For evidence, look no further than Apple Inc.’s effort to find a company other than ferocious rival Samsung Electronics Co. to make the sophisticated chip brains used in … Continue reading

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Google reveals that its near impossible interview brainteasers were a ‘waste of time’ for hiring

Google is famous for putting potential employees through an incredibly tough interview process. The company is seeking out the very brightest minds and is therefore known to pose some pretty baffling brainteasers. Some of our favorites include: ‘You are shrunk … Continue reading

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How A YCombinator Startup Is Born: The Story Of Strikingly

The midsummer that Strikingly.com was born was as hot and muggy as any of Chicago’s dog days, and Hyde Park had the heavy calm of a university town that had emptied. The mood at the startup’s offices, then called JoinStart, … Continue reading

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MediaTek – OmniVision tie-up to enhance phone technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan — MediaTek Inc. announced Friday it will work with OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading force in advanced digital imaging solutions, to develop new handsets with more versatile camera functions. Executives of MediaTek, a major fabless semiconductor company and … Continue reading

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Does HTC Deal Signal End to Apple’s Thermonuclear War Against Android?

The most noteworthy piece of the just-announced Apple-HTC settlement is that the iPhone maker has a price. Until now, Apple indicated only that it wanted other companies not to copy it. It didn’t seem interested in licensing its patents. Late … Continue reading

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Amazon in talks to buy Texas Instruments’ mobile chip arm

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, the world’s largest Internet retailer, is in advanced talks to buy the mobile chip business of Texas Instruments, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Monday. If negotiations lead to an agreement, Amazon, which makes tablets and … Continue reading

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Demystify how Snapdragon processors stack up against the competition (Re: 高通自誇效能 聯發科回嗆)

我拜託台灣有夠了不起的媒體不要移花接木亂報新聞好不好…? 首先,毫無疑問地裝配有 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 的手機是 Sony Xperia Arc S(確認自機身正面下方的三顆突起按鍵所形成的飾條,及其各別圖示) 而對比機(影片中的 competition phone)則是 Intel’s Medfield-based 的 Orange San Diego(注意正面下方的觸控按鍵圖示和機身側邊的銀白亮條)。 兩支手機的身份都為大家揭曉了,其各別的硬體能力與系統配置,都有公開資訊可以查,這個影片中的評比到底有多少參考價值大家自己可以評斷。 所以我想請教工商時報偉大的記者,這個 Qualcomm 發表的影片,跟聯發科有什麼關聯?還展示在新興市場的實力以反擊高通的嗆聲勒…。不要自編自導得太誇張了,真夠自嗨的。 有在關注的「巷子內」朋友應該早就該從 Qualcomm 的 facebook 上看到這個影片了,還有那兩句嗆聲: We know mobile. Watch how Snapdragon processors stack up against mobile newbies. … Continue reading

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STAY FOCUSED & KEEP SHIPPING

Board Game Night @ Facebook NY Facebook engineers from our New York office hosted a Women in Engineering Board Game Night. Our guests enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Apples to Apples, and good old Jenga. Overall, it was a … Continue reading

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AT&T to kill off 2G network in 2017

The company plans to take its 2G capacity and augment its 3G and 4G services, staving off a potential spectrum crunch. AT&T’s Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, N.J. (Credit: AT&T) AT&T is preparing to pull the plug on its … Continue reading

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Pass the Books. Hold the Oil.

EVERY so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask.

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