Monthly Archives: September 2016

With NXP Deal, Qualcomm Would Add New Businesses, Risks

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Qualcomm is best known for designing smartphone chips—and leaving the production to others. Now, the San Diego-based company is in talks to acquire chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors in a shift that adds substantial risks.

AT&T to End Data-Collection Program for Broadband Customers

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AT&T Inc. plans to discontinue a program that collected web-browsing data from broadband customers or required them to pay a higher monthly rate.

Marc Andreessen’s Sudden Silence on Twitter Stumps Silicon Valley

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Venture capitalist and technology evangelist Marc Andreessen has been among the most prolific Twitter users. He suddenly stopped tweeting on Saturday, and his silence on the social-media site has been deafening in Silicon Valley.

Nutanix Shares Rally in Trading Debut

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Shares of software company Nutanix Inc. rallied in their trading debut Friday, showing warm investor attitudes toward the technology sector in a tepid year for tech IPOs.

Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

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Hackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet.

FedEx, UPS Rely on Technology to Keep Lid on Seasonal Hiring

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Holiday hiring is expected to be flat at package-delivery giants FedEx and United Parcel Service, but that masks efforts behind the scenes to prepare for the coming wave of e-commerce orders.

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