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  • Ohio air force base to get 'monster' $30 million computer Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    The SGI Ice X supercomputer is expected to be one of the 10 fastest in the world once the Air Force Research Laboratory installs it at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Jeff Graham, director of the lab's Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center, tells the Dayton Daily News for a story Wednesday that each second the computer can calculate...

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML makes lithography machines, which use highly focused beams of light to trace out the circuitry of computer chips.

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will not use Qualcomm Inc's processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The report said Samsung, the world's top smartphone maker, tested the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip and decided not to use it,...

  • Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows— and a new wearable 3 D gadget it calls the HoloLens. Microsoft is expanding Cortana to serve as a search engine and personal assistant, capable of answering questions and responding to commands such as "Play music" on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is warning that the U.S. and its economy will be left vulnerable unless Congress acts to prevent hacking. Obama is calling for cybersecurity legislation in his State of the Union address. He says Congress should pass legislation protecting childrens' information, fighting identity theft and addressing evolving...

  • Jan 20- International Business Machines Corp posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts' estimates, as it grapples with dwindling demand for servers and storage products. IBM forecast 2015 operating earnings of $15.75 to $16.50 per share, just shy of analysts' average estimate of $16.51, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • Super Micro posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Super Micro Computer Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $31.2 million. On a per-share basis, the San Jose, California- based company said it had net income of 61 cents. For the current quarter ending in March, Super Micro expects its per-share earnings to range from 46 cents to 52 cents.

  • Jan 20- International Business Machines Corp reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts' estimates, as it grapples with dwindling demand for its servers and storage products. IBM forecast 2015 operating earnings of $15.75 to $16.50 per share, just shy of analysts' average estimate of $16.51 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • ARMONK, N.Y.— IBM's fourth-quarter net income dropped 11 percent as revenue in most categories continued to decline, and its outlook for the year disappointed investors. IBM has been spending heavily to develop new products, such as data analytics and artificial intelligence programs and "cloud" software that IBM delivers to customers over the Internet.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 21- Alibaba and Tencent spent more than $8 billion last year alone backing often strikingly similar ventures, as the Chinese Internet giants race to create online one-stop-shops to win the digital loyalty of a tenth of the world's population. Before China became the biggest smartphone market, there was little overlap between the...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. But the initial reaction of analysts and consumers after its Jan. 14 launch suggests the Z1 will struggle...

  • BOSTON, Jan 20- Fidelity's $110 Billion Contrafund has trimmed a roughly $7 billion stake in Google Inc because of portfolio manager Will Danoff's view that the stock faces a potentially choppy market over the short term. Contrafund is the largest U.S. mutual fund investor in Google's stock, which had been its top holding. But Google shares, down 11 percent over...

  • BOSTON, Jan 20- Fidelity's $110 Billion Contrafund has trimmed its stake in Google Inc, its largest holding, as portfolio manager Will Danoff sees a potentially choppy market for the stock over the short term. Google remains Contrafund's largest holding, accounting for about 4.8 percent of the fund's assets. At the end of November, the fund held Google stock worth...

  • CONTRAFUND SAYS INVESTORS DIGESTING INCREASED SPENDING ON DATA CENTERS AND INITIATIVES NOT TIED TO CORE SEARCH BUSINESS.

  • But focusing too hard on the pipeline, a frequent tactic of technology firms seeking to change their workforce, will benefit the chipmaker less than working on what happens inside Intel, diversity advocates say. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich surprised a mostly male crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by unveiling a 2020 goal for Intel...

  • Va. man charged with killing ex's new husband Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:53 AM ET

    ASHBURN, Va.— A northern Virginia man who claimed a role as a co-founder of the address book software company Plaxo is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife's new husband at her home while the woman and three of her children were inside, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if the woman or her children witnessed the shooting of Corey Mattison, who had wed...

  • NSA 'tapped N. Korean networks' before Sony attack Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 3:32 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Evidence gathered about N. Korea proved critical in President Obama accusing the country of ordering the cyberattack on Sony. The NYT reports.

  • The company operates two data center facilities in Las Vegas, providing security, power and cooling for stacks of thousands of servers owned by more than 1,000 clients that include eBay, Xerox, Zappos, Amazon, DreamWorks, Shutterfly and the U.S. government. Switch's "supernap" project includes the development of a 500- mile fiber optic network it calls a "superloop"...

  • NEW YORK— Some Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI, as well as the news agency's website, were briefly hacked Friday. Another on the New York Post's business section Twitter feed said that Bank of America's CEO was calling for calm after a Federal Reserve decision. The hack is being investigated, said Jenny Tartikoff, a spokeswoman for the Post.

  • LONDON, Jan 16- British police said on Friday they had arrested a man in northwest England following the 2014 cyber attacks on Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox systems. "Officers... have arrested a man in Southport, Merseyside this morning as part of an investigation into' swatting' and computer hacking offences," Merseyside police said in a statement.